CORRECTED: DON NORRIS AND RON KLINE WIN NASCAR FEATURE RACES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Date: 4/18/2010 11:31:38 AM

 
THIS IS A CORRECTED VERSION of the results release sent out earlier. We have included the fact that Jon Kellner Sr. was disqualified after failing post race inspection moving Tommy Scheetz Jr. to fourth and giving fifth spot to Ryan Godown. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change. Ernie Saxton
 
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SHORT STORY RESULTS
NORRIS AND KLINE ARE BIG WINNERS AT GRANDVIEW

Bechtelsville, PA April 18, 2010. . . For the second time in his career Don Norris (Douglassville) was able to win the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modified stock car feature race at Grandview Speedway leading all the laps. Ron Kline (Salford) also was able to lead all the laps on his way to his 21st career win taking the 20-lap Late Model stock car feature race.
 Norris had his hands full in the final laps with point leader Duane Howard coming from 15th starting spot to challenge for the win. At one point Howard was able to nudge in front but Norris got the top spot back and went on to claim the $2,200 first place prize at the wheel of the Limerick Diner No. 976. Howard held on for second followed by Jon Kellner Jr., Jon Kellner Sr. and Tommy Scheetz Jr. In post race tech inspection Jon Kellner Sr.’s mount failed the inspection process and was disqualified moving Scheetz Jr. to fourth and Ryan Godown to fifth.
 Past champion Ron Kline made it look somewhat easy as he had a comfortable lead over second place finisher Randall Paxton in the battle for the victory in the Late Model main event. Third spot was earned by Chuck Schutz followed by defending champion Brian Shuey and Kurt Spotts.
 Doubleheader racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 24th when Auto Locator Magazine sponsors the exciting night of NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models starting at 7 p.m.
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FULL STORY RESULTS WITH UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS
 
DON NORRIS AND RON KLINE WIN NASCAR FEATURE RACES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT
 
Bechtelsville, PA April 18, 2010 . . . On a night when many fans were wrapped in blankets to stay warm in what could only be described as bone-chilling cold weather Don Norris was able to drive the Limerick Diner No. 976 Modified to victory in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modified stock car feature race at Grandview Speedway. In the 20-lap main event for the Late Models, the Topless Truckin’ 20, Ron Kline was able to drive his self-owned ING Financial No. 3 to a win.
 “More or less Duane (Howard) had a run on me on the final lap,” said Norris in victory lane as he explained how he held off the challenge of point leader Howard in the final lap. “I shut the door on him. It was a great race.
 “Duane was high and low trying to get me. This is a big deal for a small team with a limited budget.” Norris went on to thank all his sponsors.
 The Douglassville racer started on the pole and held off the challenges of a number of drivers as he road to his second career win and picked up the $2,200 first place money.
 Norris was challenged by Jon Kellner Jr. early and then had A.J. DeSantis trying to take the top spot. With two thirds of the race in the record books Kellner Jr. came back to challenge again but with five laps to go Duane Howard, coming from 15th starting spot in the 30 car field, was right on the rear bumper of the leader. Norris and Howard warmed up the hearty fans that turned out in the brutally cold weather with some great side by side action. Norris used the high groove to his advantage and Howard used the low groove. At the finish Norris had just a very narrow margin of victory in topping point leader Howard (Oley). Third spot went to Jon Kellner Jr. (Lansdale) and fourth was earned by Jon Kellner Sr. (Lansdale) while Tommy Scheetz Jr. (Boyertown) came home fifth. Norris was credited with leading all the laps. Kellner Sr. was later disqualified when his car failed post race tech inspection giving fourth to Scheetz Jr. and moving Ryan Godown to fifth.
 “I started on the pole and if I didn’t win I should have kicked myself in the rear,” said past champion Ron Kline as he celebrated his 21st career win in Victory Lane.
 Kline has had a lot of bad luck this season including last week when rear problems on his No. 3 ING Financial Late Model  kept him from being able to start the feature race. This week everything seemed to go his way as he started in the pole position, in front of the 23 car starting field, and set the pace for the entire race leading every lap to grab the victory and pick up the increased first place prize money for the special Topless Truckin’s 20 feature. Kline, who calls Salford home, did run a topless Late Model as did the majority of the feature race starters. In fact four of the top five finishers ran topless.
 Randall Paxton, not running topless, made a strong effort to grab first from Kline in the early laps but them seemed to settle in and ride to a strong second place finish. Third place went to past champion Chuck Schutz (Pottstown) followed by defending champion Brian Shuey (Shoemakersville) and Kurt Spotts (Pennsburg).
 Late Model heat winners each earned $50 courtesy of Cheers Tavern and they were Ron Kline, John Favinger and Chuck Schutz. The Cash Dash featuring the second place finishers in the heat races was won by Brian Shuey earning $100.
 In the 358 Modified qualifying heats the wins were earned by A.J. DeSantis, Tommy Scheetz Jr., Terry Meitzler and Jon Kellner Jr. The consolation races were won by Jeff Strunk and John Willman.
 The Cargo Trailer Sales $50 gift certificates went to 10th place finishers Ron Coverly in the Late Model feature and Craig VonDohren in the 358 Modifieds.
 Dan’s Deli had their Halfway Leaders Awards going to Ron Kline in the Late Models and Don Norris in the Modifieds.
 Auto Locator magazine sponsors the Saturday, April 24th events at Grandview Speedway. The doubleheader show starts at 7 p.m. featuring Late Models and 358 Modifieds. Sidewinders will be added to the May 1st show and will use a 7:30 p.m. starting time that will be in place right on up to the September 18th BPG Racing Freedom 76 Classic.
 A special advertising opportunity is available for businesses, race teams or fans wishing to advertise in the Grandview Groove track magazine. Business card size ads for new advertisers are priced at just $150 and will run for the balance of the season.
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 Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just a short distance off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

30-LAP NASCAR 358 MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH: 1. Don Norris 2. Duane Howard 3. Jon Kellner Jr. 4. Tommy Scheetz Jr. 5. Ryan Godown 6. Terry Meitzler 7. Doug Manmiller 8. Jeff Strunk 9. Craig VonDohren 10. Ray Swinehart 11. A.J. DeSantis 12. Kevin Hirthler 13. Mike Gular 14. John Willman 15. Chris Esposito 16. Billy Pauch Jr. 17. Shawn Reimert 18. Sean Merkel 19. Jason Hamilton 20. Todd Marburger 21. Troy Wink 22. Todd Smith 23. Ryan Grim 24. Addison Meitzler 25. Meme DeSantis 26. Jason Smythe 27. Danny Erb 28. Ron Seltman 29. Jeff Sechrist 30. Jon Kellner Sr.

20-LAP NASCAR TOPLESS TRUCKIN’ LATE MODEL FEATURE FINISH: 1. Ron Kline 2. Randall Paxton 3. Chuck Schutz 4. Brian Shuey 5. Kurt Spotts 6. John Favinger 7. Doug Walton 8. Rick Todorow 9. Bill Henning 10. Ron Coverly 11. Greg Hoffmaster 12. Mike Kellner 13. D.D. Keely 14. Nate Christman 15. Randy Stoudt 16. Jamie Undercoffler 17. George Marrero Jr. 18. TJ Mayberry 19. Jim Stoudt 20. Dirk Rimott 21. Danny Snyder 22. John Giesler 23. Buddy Mertz
 
UNOFFICIAL  POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS AS OF APRIL 17, 2010
1.     Duane Howard, Oley, PA #4     865
2.     Jeff Strunk, Mohnton, PA #41     780
3.     Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #14     766
4.     Ryan Godown, Ringoes, NJ, #357     747*
5.     Ray Swinehart, Bechtelsville, PA  #33     705
6.     Billy Pauch Jr., French Town, NJ #11     699
7.     John Willman, Birdsboro, PA  #74W     619*
8.     Terry Meitzler, Kutztown, PA   #81     598
9.     Meme DeSantis, Temple, PA  #88D     567
10.     Shawn Reimert, Oley, PA  #58s     565
11.     Mike Gular, Harleysville, PA #53     551
12.     Jason Hamilton, Erwinna, PA  #15     498
13.     Addison Meitzler, Kutztown, PA, #21     490
14.     Chris Esposito, Green Lane, PA #31     482
15.     Sean Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA  #118     451
16.     Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C     431
17.     Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA  #17     399
18.     Don Norris,  Douglassville, PA  #976     327*
19.     Kyle Follweiler, Slatington, PA  #42     317
19.     Glenn Owens, Bally, PA  #73GT     317
21.     Jon Kellner, Jr, Lansdale, PA  #67     310
22.     Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA  #117     309
23.     A.J. DeSantis, Temple, PA  #14D     230
24.     Keith Brightbill, Reading, PA #K2     226
25.     Todd Marburger, Boyertown, PA  #18     218
26.     Keith Hoffman, Whitehall, PA   #77H     209
27.     Andy Burkhart, Temple, PA  #87     200
28.     Mike Laise, Pottsgrove, PA  #318     197
29.     Cliff Quinn, Allentown, PA #69     195
30.     Jack Hartnett, Perkasie PA  #79     191
 
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR LATE MODELS AS OF APRIL 17, 2010
1.     Randy Stoudt, Pottstown, PA #10     778*
2.     Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA  #57     755*
3.     Kurt Spotts, Pennsburg, PA  #70     745
4.     Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA  #5     724
5.     Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA  #ONE     707
6.     Randall Paxton, #22R     694
7.     Bill Henning, Lansdale, PA  #80     680
7.     Jonathan Favinger,  Birdsboro, PA  #18     680
9.      Ron Kline,  Salfordville, PA #3     679*
10.     Rick Todorow, Quakertown, PA  #93     638
11.     D.D. Keely, Linfield, PA, #707     574
12.     John Giesler, Aston, PA  #ZT1     568
13.     T. J. Mayberry, Sellersville, PA #27R     553
14.      Danny Snyder, Green Lane, PA  #4S     533
15.     Jamie Undercoffler, Pennsburg, PA  #89     490
16.     Doug Walton, Spring City, PA  #02     466
17.     Dirk Rimrott, #2D     410
18.     Eric Kauffman, #07     370
19.     Nate Christman,  Oley, PA  #37     351
20.      George Marrero Jr.  #93M     326
21.     Kyle Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA  #117     269
22.     Jim Stoudt, #610     240
23.     Ron Coverly, #13     210
24.     Greg Hoffmaster #69     200
25.     Buddy Mertz, New Berlinville  #00     198
26.     Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ  #704     186
27.       Wayne Pfeil Jr., Mohnton, PA #72     10
 
     * denotes feature win
 
 


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