|Date: 4/10/2011 1:20:45 AM|
NEWS FROM GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
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Saturday, April 16, 7 p.m. NASCAR 358 Modifieds (30 lap feature) and Late Models (20 lap feature) plus full series of qualifying events. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 7 p.m. NASCAR 358 Modifieds (30 lap feature), Late Models (20 lap feature) and Sidewinder Sprints (15 lap feature) plus full series of qualifying events. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m. Auto Locator Night. NASCAR 358 Modifieds (30 lap feature) and Late Models (20 lap feature) plus full series of qualifying events. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, 1 p.m. NEETS Enduro, Slingshots and Vintage Mods. Warmups at noon.
HOWARD AND SNYDER WIN FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW
BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 10, 2011 . . . For the second time in as many weeks defending NASCAR Whelen All American 358 Modified Champion Duane Howard was able to ride to victory on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. This week’s victory coming in the 40-lap feature earning the Oley, PA racer $4,000. Danny Snyder wheeled his Rhoads Brothers Livestock Hauling No. 4s to victory rubbing sheet metal with leader Randy Stoudt coming off the fourth turn of the final lap to win the 20-lap Late Model feature race.
Early leader Don Norris Jr. was able to hold on for a second place finish followed by former champion Ray Swinehart followed by eight time champion Jeff Strunk, now winless at Grandview since the 2009 season, and six time champion Craig VonDohren.
Mike Kellner survived the melee on the final lap that gave Snyder the win to finish second. Defending champion Brian Shuey gained a third place finish followed by Wayne Pfeil Jr and Lou Egrie Sr. The winner walked off with $800.
NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models will be back in action on Saturday, April 16th at 7 p.m. in a doubleheader show that will be topped by a 30 -lap feature for the Modifieds and 20 lap main event for the Late Models.
HOWARD GETS SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON AND $4,000 WHILE SNYDER TOPS STOUDT IN WILD LATE MODEL FINISH AT GRANDVIEW
BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 10, 2011 . . . Giving high praise to his crew chief Alan Finch and the rest of the crew Duane Howard celebrated his big win in the $4,000 to win NASCAR Whelen All American Series 40-lap 358 Modified feature race on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. The win was the second in a row for the defending 358 Modified champion. In the companion 20-lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models Danny Snyder charged under Randy Stoudt in the fourth turn of the final lap to grab the $800 victory.
Don Norris put his Limerick Diner #976 in front of the 28-car 358 Modified feature starting field at the drop of the green and set the pace, surviving a number of cautions including one for a six car wreck in the first turn that eliminated crowd favorite Meme DeSantis, until the sixth circuit of the one-third-mile, banked clay oval when Kyle Weiss charged to the front.
With ten laps in the record book Weiss and Norris continued a close battle for the top spot. The 12th lap had no less than three cautions slowing the pace of the race with the final restart giving Norris the lead once again.
At the midway mark Norris had his hands full with Weiss and now Duane Howard challenging. With 25-laps in the record book Howard was right on the rear of the leader and on the 29th circuit of the clay oval Howard was able to take the top spot with a strong move under Norris in Turn 2.
Once in front Howard had a relatively easy time of it in taking the Chad Sinon owned BPG Racing No. 4 to victory lane.
“This is the same package, same car and same motor, we had last year,” said Howard in victory lane after giving praise to his crew chief and crew. “We used the top and took some chances tonight. It is a great way to get the season started.” Howard and his crew celebrated their second straight win.
Second spot went to Don Norris (Douglassville) followed closely by Ray Swinehart (Perkiomenville), Jeff Strunk (Bechtelsville) and Craig VonDohren (Boyertown).
“That was worth the price admission alone,” is how one fan described the finish of the NASCAR Late Model feature race. Randy Stoudt, the all-time leading feature winner amongst active Late Model drivers, looked like he had the race won as he had the top spot coming off the fourth turn. However Danny Snyder, who had the lead about midway in the race and lost it to Stoudt, charged to the low groove squeezing under Stoudt and went on to win the 20-lap feature for Late Models leaving Stoudt spinning into the straightaway wall limping to an 11th place finish.
Stoudt did manage to get to victory lane before winner Snyder, sort of protesting what had happened on the final turn of the final lap, but was told by track officials that he would have to clear the way for Snyder.
Once in victory lane Snyder told victory lane announcer Pete Knappenberger, “We rubbed each other. That is just racing. That is what the fans come for.”
The official finish had Mike Kellner (Lansdale) finishing an impressive second avoiding the wild fourth turn action.The second place finish put Kellner in the point lead for the Late Models. Defending champion Brian Shuey (Shoemakersville) finished in third spot while Wayne Pfeil Jr. (Mohnton) got a fourth and Lou Egrie Sr. (Willow Grove) finished fifth.
Past champion Chuck Schutz, winner of the opening night feature race, managed a sixth place finish despite being involved in an accident on the final lap.
Qualifying heat race victories went to Don Norris Jr., Kyle Weiss, Mike Gular and Glenn Strunk in the Modifieds while the consolation races were won by Jeff Strunk and Ryan Godown. In the Late Models Wayne Pfeil Jr. and Randy Stoudt won the consolation races.
The Dan’s Deli Halfway Leader Award went to Randy Stoudt in the Late Model feature and Don Norris in the Modified feature. The Cargo Trailer Sales $50 gift certificates were earned 10th place finishers in the feature races, John Favinger in the Late Models and Kevin Hirthler in the Modifieds.
Coming up on Saturday, April 16th, 7 p.m. the NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modifieds and Late Model stock cars will be featured in a doubleheader show. A full series of qualifying events will lead up to a 30-lap feature for the Modifieds and a 20-lap main event for Late Models.
Grandview Speedway, a NASCAR sanctioned one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. For marketing information telephone Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or email Esaxton144@aol.com.
NASCAR 358 MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH (40 LAPS $4,000 TO WIN): 1. Duane Howard 2. Don Norris Jr. 3. Ray Swinehart 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Craig VonDohren 6. Kyle Weiss 7. Doug Manmiller 8. Danny Erb 9. Kevin Albert Jr. 10.Kevin Hirthler 11. Mike Gular 12. Mike Laise 13. Shawn Reimert 14. Terry Meitzler (Finishing 39 laps) 15. Tommy Scheetz Jr. 16. Nate Christman 17. Kyle Follweiler 18. Ryan Grim 19. Addison Meitzler 20. Kenny Gilmore 21. Michael Weinert (Finishing 24 laps ) 22. Ron Selman (Finishing 23 laps) 23. Ryan Godown 24. Jordan Umbenhauer (Finishing 12 laps) 25. Glenn Strunk (Finishing 5 laps) 26. Jon Kellner Sr. 27. Meme DeSantis (Finishing no laps) 28. A.J. DeSantis NOTE: No,. 611 Brad Grim qualified but was unable to start giving a starting spot to first alternate Michael Weinert
NASCAR LATE MODEL FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS): 1. Danny Snyder 2. Mike Kellner 3. Brian Shuey 4. Wayne Pfeil Jr. 5. Lou Egrie Sr. 6. Chuck Schutz 7. John Giesler 8. Dirk Rimrott 9. Kyle Saylor 10. John Favinger (Finishing one lap down) 11. Randy Stoudt 12. Ron Kline (Finishing 8 laps down) 13. Kory Fleming (Finishing 11 laps down) 14. T.J. Mayberry (Finishing 12 laps down) 15. Steve Butler (Finishing 15 laps down) 16. Randall Paxton 17. Greg Hoffmaster 18. David Ogin (Finishing 17 laps down) 19. Rick Todorow.
NASCAR POINT STANDINGS AS OF THE FINISH OF RACING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS AS OF APRIL 9, 2011
1. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #4 616**
2. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 556
3. Jeff Strunk, Bechtelsville, PA #357 552
4. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #46 481
5. Terry Meitzler, Kutztown, PA #81 424
6. Shawn Reimert, Oley, PA #58s 399
7. Ryan Godown, Ringoes, NJ, #R1 384
8. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 354
9. Kenny Gilmore, Kutztown, #14 345
10. Kyle Follweiler, Slatington, PA #42 341
11. Don Norris, Douglassville, PA #976 310
12. Meme DeSantis, Temple, PA #88D 298
13. Michael Weinert, #18 286
14. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 278
15. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 270
16. Rick Laubach, Quakertown, PA #7 268
17. Jon Kellner Sr., Lansdale, PA #20 265
18. Ron Seltmann, Lower Pottsgrove, PA #R19 263
19. Tommy Scheetz, Jr., Boyertown, PA #37X 252
20. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 248
Mike Gular, Green Lane, PA #53 248
22. Jordan Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 247
23. Kevin Albert, Lebanon, PA #3A 232
24. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 229
25. Mike Laise, Pottstown, PA #15 209
26. Nate Christman, Oley, PA #37 184
27. Danny Nicholas, Lebanon, PA #39X 166
28. Jarrad Miller, Barto, PA #917 152
29. Jack Swain, #42S 146
30. Addison Meitzler, Kutztown, PA #3 138
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR LATE MODELS AS OF APRIL 9, 2011
1. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA #57 576
2. Danny Snyder, Green Lane, PA #4S 568*
3. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #ONE 565*
4. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA #1 557
5. Lou Egrie, Willow Grove, PA #X4 502
6. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 498
Wayne Pfeil Jr., Mohnton, PA #72 498
8 Jonathan Favinger, Birdsboro, PA #18/10 467
9. John Giesler, Aston, PA #ZT1 418
10. Randy Stoudt, Pottstown, PA #18R 417
11. Kyle Saylor, Rheinhold, PA #14 412
12. Rick Todorow, Quakertown, PA #93 410
13. T. J. Mayberry, Sellersville, PA #27R 402
14. Greg Hoffmaster, Pottstown, PA #69 336
15. Steve Butler, Quakertown, PA , #91 310
16. Dave Ogin, Bechtelsville, PA #31 297
17. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #92 240
18. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ, #704 190
19. Randall Paxton, Factoryville, PA #22R 156
20. Bill Lightcap, #10 10
Drew Weisser, Reading, PA #19 10
* denotes feature win