O'Reilly All Stars: Montgomery Grabs
First Series Win From Large K-C Field
|Jason Montgomery after a big win at K-C Raceway.
CHILLICOTHE, Oh. - Oct. 30. On a night that saw the largest car count (59) in the modern history of
the O’Reilly All Star Late Model Series, it was a former track champion and K-C Raceway regular, Jason Montgomery,
taking home the $5,000 prize. Montgomery passed Steve Casebolt for the lead on lap 32 in the ‘Topless Trick or
Treat 50" presented by Budweiser’ at K-C Raceway as the series closed its second full season.
Titusville, Pa.’s Robbie Blair used a tenth place finish in the ‘Topless Trick or Treat 50" to win his second
consecutive ASLMS Championship over South Park, Pa.’s Jared Miley, who mathematically had a chance to overtake
Blair in the tour’s final event, by 58 points. Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, PA finished third in the final
standings. Satterlee overtook Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, Pa. after Briggs was absent from the series’ final event
after being injured in an ATV accident earlier in the week. Greg Oakes of Franklinville, N.Y. was fifth, while
sixth positioned John Garvin, Jr., was the 2010 ASLMS "Rookie of the Year".
Rod Conley started on the front row, but began to fade back to sixth place as #9
Steve Casebolt made his way to second place. (Jim Denhamer)
Doug Drown and Rod Conley led the strong topless 24 car field to the green, with Conley jumping out to the early
lead before an early lap two caution for Greg Oliver and Matt Lux slowed the pace. Conley led the ‘Delaware’
style restart and held the lead until lap three, when seventh starting Steve Casebolt shot to the lead.
Casebolt began to set a torrid pace around the fast 3/8-oval as third starting Montgomery began to reel in Conley
While Casebolt continued to lead, all eyes were on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Darrell Lanigan,
who was set to start in the fifth spot but was relegated to the rear after a flat left rear tire during pace laps.
Steve Francis advanced into the top five, while #12 Doug Drown produced the race's
seecond caution with a flat tire. (Jim Denhamer)
starting the race on the tail and again pitting during the lap two caution, Lanigan, driving the John Weber
owned #10L Rocket, had made his way up to the 15th spot by the eighth circuit and was picking cars off at a rapid
pace. As Casebolt gained on lapped traffic, UMP DirtCar Summernationals Champion Jason Feger moved into fourth on
lap 12, putting himself behind Montgomery and Conley, who continued to battle for second. Montgomery finally made
his way around Conley on lap 17 while Blair found himself in the eighth slot on lap 20 from his 17th starting
Jeep Van Wormer slips under #72 John Mason while #49 Greg Johnson gives
chase. (Jim Denhamer)
The second and final caution of the event came for Doug Drown's flat tire on lap 21. When racing resumed it
was still Casebolt at the point with Montgomery a very close second, while another WoOLMS standout, Steve Francis,
battled with Zack Dohm for the fifth spot. Francis made quick work of Dohm and set his sights on Feger for fourth
as Conley began to fade, moving the hard charging Lanigan into the top five on lap 26.
While Lanigan continued his battle back to the front, Montgomery made his way under Casebolt for the lead. The
two battled side-by-side for a solid six laps before Montgomery nosed ahead at the line on lap 32. When the two
exited turn two, Casebolt slid up out of the groove and onto the plateau off the backstretch, losing valuable real
estate to Montgomery.
Zach Dohm and #25 Jason Feger race for position before Feger moves on to third
place in the final rundown. (Jim Denhamer)
Jason Montgomery at K-C Raceway. (Jim Denhamer)
The laps began to tick away quickly for Montgomery as he held the lead over Casebolt, Feger, and Francis.
Lanigan made his way around Francis for the fourth spot before the field began to run single file around the bottom
of K-C Raceway. With less than three laps remaining, a blanket could have covered the top five cars as the all ran
nose-to-tail with Casebolt taking on last ditch effort to get by Montgomery after taking the white flag. Montgomery
and Casebolt made contact in the middle of turns one and two, but Montgomery was able to fend off the valiant
effort by Casebolt to capture his first career ASLMS victory. Casebolt came across the line in second followed by
Feger, Lanigan, and Francis.
O'Reilly All Stars - K-C
1) Jason Montgomery, 2) Steve Casebolt, 3) Jason
Feger, 4) Darrell Lanigan, 5) Steve Francis, 6) Rod Conley, 7) Zack Dohm, 8) Robbie Blair, 9) R.J.
Conley, 10) Jeep VanWormer, 11) Delmas Conley, 12) Gregg Satterlee, 13) Jared Miley, 14) Donnie
Moran, 15) Eddie Carrier, Jr., 16) John Mason, 17) Audie Swartz, 18) Greg Johnson, 19) Rick
Aukland, 20) Duane Chamberlain, 21) Greg Oliver, 22) Doug Drown, 23) Russ Frohnapfel, 24) Matt
Jim Denhamer photo