MECHANICSBURG -- Sinking Springs' Don Kreitz Jr. prepped for next week's Williams Grove Speedway National Open by taking a convincing win in Friday's National Open Tune-Up race for 410 sprints at the oval.
Kreitz had to battle his teammate Ryan Smith and Brian Montieth to pick up his second oval win of the season, worth $4,000. Smith ended up second and Montieth ended up third. Point leader Fred Rahmer had some car difficulties and took 22nd.
In the 20-lap 358 sprint main it was Jordan Givler picking up his first-ever 358 victory at the track.
"I'm really pumped," Kreitz said after the race. "I'm almost more excited for Ryan than myself.
It was the first time that the Kreitz team cars finished 1-2 in a feature event at Williams Grove.
Montieth was followed by Greg Hodnett and Alan Krimes.
With Rahmer's misfortune and Hodnett's finish, Hodnett unofficially took over the season-long point lead by 35 markers over Rahmer.
Sixth through 10th in the main went to Pat Cannon, Lance Dewease, Steve Buckwalter, Brent Marks and Paul McMahan.
Heats for the 40-car field went to Smith, Dewease, Buckwalter and Hodnett. Smith won the dash to earn the pole for the feature.
Ryan Taylor took the consolation race.
Rahmer set fast time with a lap of 17.225 seconds.
In the 358 sprint, Nathan Berwager finished second, while Chandler Leiby rode home third followed by Dale Hammaker and Kevin Nouse. Sixth through 10th went to Ted Thomas Jr., Ryan Wilson, Tim Wagaman, Matt Mountz and Matt Findley.