JEFF STRUNK GETS FIRST MOD WIN SINCE 2009 AT GRANDVIEW, RANDY STOUDT TAKES THE LATE MODEL VICTORY

Date: 5/1/2011 1:39:22 AM

 
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COMING EVENTS:
Saturday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. (New starting time in place for balance of the season) NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models. Added at the end of this night of racing will be a 40-lap NEETS Enduro for Small Cars with 27 cars scheduled to run.
Saturday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. Whelen Engineering Night featuring the NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modifieds and Late Models. The Checkered Flag Fan Club will be on hand to honor top performers.
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SHORT STORY
JEFF STRUNK AND RANDY STOUDT WIN AT GRANDVIEW ON SATURDAY
 
BECHTELSVILLE, PA May1, 2011 . . . Eight time track champion Jeff Strunk wheeled the Norm’s Save Station #357 NASCAR 358 Modified to victory Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modified feature while Randy Stoudt was able to take the Cheers Tavern #18R to a win in the 20-lap feature for NASCAR Late Models.
 Strunk chased his younger brother Glenn Strunk for much of the Modified feature race and finally was able to get by him in the fourth turn of the 23rd lap and then lead defending champion and current point leader Duane Howard to the finish line earning his first Grandview feature win since 2009 and first place money of $2500. Finishing third behind Howard was Craig VonDohren followed by John Willman and Meme DeSantis.
 Fifty one Modifieds were on hand to try for the 28 starting spots in the 30-lap feature race.
 In the 20-lapper for Late Models Randy Stoudt survived two first lap cautions and then led every lap to grab the win making for a career win total of 55. Second spot was earned by Danny Snyder, an early season winner, who was closing on the leader at the finish. Third went to newcomer David Ogin followed by past champion John Giesler and Chuck Schutz.
 The NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models will be back in action at 7:30 p.m (note the new starting time) on Saturday, May 7th with a 40-lap NEETS Enduro to follow when the NASCAR racing is completed.
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FULL STORY
JEFF STRUNK GETS FIRST MOD WIN SINCE 2009 AT GRANDVIEW, RANDY STOUDT TAKES THE LATE MODEL VICTORY
 
BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 1, 2011 . . . For the first time since 2009 Jeff Strunk was able to win a feature race at Grandview Speedway when he wheeled the Norm Hansell owned Norm’s Save Station #357 to victory Saturday night in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modified feature race picking up $2,500 for his winning efforts. The 20-lap NASCAR Late Model feature was won by Randy Stoudt his 55th career Late Model victory at the Bechtelsville one-third-mile, banked clay oval.
 “We needed to win one,” said Strunk in victory lane. “The track was awesome tonight. Duane (Howard) is tough as nails here, I was glad to beat him.”
 When asked about racing with his brother Strunk said “It brought back memories of when we were youngsters, 8 and 10 years old, racing go-karts.”
 “Professor” Glenn Strunk got the classes attention when he jumped out into the lead after battling Gary Hager in the first two circuits of the 30-lap Modified feature. Fan favorite Ryan Godown lost a wheel on the second lap and was out of action.
 John Willman challenged Glenn early but on the ninth lap lost second spot to Glenn’s older brother Jeff who then spent the next dozen laps chasing “The Professor” before being able to charge by on the outside in the fourth turn after Glenn made a minor miscue.
 Once in front the eight time track champion was able to hold off a strong challenge from point leader Duane Howard (Oley) who had won the first two features of the season to gain the win. Third spot went to six time track champion Craig VonDohren (Boyertown). John Willman (Birdsboro) had been having some early season problems but came back strong to finish fourth followed by Meme DeSantis (Temple). Strunk (Bechtelsville) started 12th in the feature race while Duane Howard came from 14th starting position.
 Thirty one Modifieds started the feature with two racers taking provisional starting spots (Terry Meitzler and Kyle Follweiler) based on top ten point positions.
 Despite losing his brakes early in the race Randy Stoudt (Pottstown) was able to take the lead on the first lap, survive a couple of multi car tangles during the first two laps, and then lead the balance of the future to get his first Late Model feature win of the season.
 “With the brakes going I was not able to get off the low groove without spinning,” said Stoudt as he celebrated the win in victory lane.
 Second spot went to early season feature winner Danny Snyder (Green Lane) while David Ogin (Bechtelsville), a newcomer to racing at Grandview, was able to grab an impressive third place finish. Past champion John Giesler (Aston) came home fourth followed by Chuck Schutz (Pottstown).
 Qualifying heat wins for the NASCAR 358 Modifieds were won by Duane Howard, Gary Hager, John Willman, Chris Esposito and Jimmy  Horton IV. There 51 Modifieds on hand. Consolation wins were earned by Shawn Reimert, Glenn Owens and Ray Swinehart.
 Late Model qualifing event wins were taken by Randy Stoudt and Rick Todorow.
  The Hard Charger Awards will kick off with the next Saturday night events. Salvage Transport will post $25 for the Hard Charger in the Late Models while Cornerstone Auto Sales and racer Bobby Gunther Walsh’s sponsors will post $50 for the Hard Charger in the NASCAR 358 Modified division. These will be weekly cash awards.
 Cargo Trailers of Lansdale posted $50 gift certificates for the 10th place finisher in each feature race and they were Kevin Albert in the Modifieds and Dirk Rimrott in the Late Models.  Dan’s Deli of Boyertown continues to sponsor their Halfway Leader Awards for the leaders of each feature at the halfway mark. This week the awards went to Glenn Strunk in the Modifieds and Randy Stoudt in the Late Models.
 Coming up on Saturday, May 7th, 7:30 p.m. the NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models will be back in action. The new starting time will be in place with spectator gates opening at 5:30 p.m. As an added attraction a 40-lap 27-car NEETS Enduro for Small Cars will be presented following the completed modified and late model program.
 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 (30 LAPS): 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Duane Howard 3. Craig VonDohren 4. John Willman 5. Meme DeSantis 6. Glenn Strunk 7. Kenny Gilmore 8. Kevin Hirthler 9. Doug Manmiller 10. Kevin Albert Jr. 11. Nate Christman 12. Kyle Weiss 13. Gary Hager 14. Terry Meitzler 15. Shawn Reimert 16. Chris Esposito 17. Ray Swinehart 18. Jimmy Horton IV 19. Jarrod Miller 20. Jack Swain 21. Jordan Umbenhauer 22. Ryan Grim 23. Klye Follweiler 24. Chris Gambler (Balance of field did not finish) 25. Dan Waisempacher 26. Ron Seltman 27. Mike Laise 28. Glenn Owens 29. Brad Missimer 30. A.J. DeSantis 31. Ryan Godown
 
NASCAR LATE MODEL FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS): 1. Randy Stoudt 2. Danny Snyder 3. David Ogin 4. John Giesler 5. Chuck Schutz 6. Rick Todorow 7. Doug Walton 8. Mike Kellner 9. T.J. Mayberry 10. Dirk Rimrott  11. Kory Fleming 12. Steve Butler 13. Wayne Pfeil Jr. (Balance of field did not finish) 14. Bill Lightcap 15. Lou Egrie Jr. 16. Lou Egrie Sr. 17. Randall Paxton 18. Johnny Favinger 19. Greg Hoffmaster  20. Ron Kline (did not start the feature).
 
 
 
UNOFFICIAL  POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS AS OF APRIL 30, 2011
1. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #4 916**
2. Jeff Strunk, Bechtelsville, PA #357 861*
3. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 844
4. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #46 710
5. Terry Meitzler, Kutztown, PA   #81 594
6. Kenny Gilmore, Kutztown, #14 593
7. Meme DeSantis, Temple, PA  #88D 568
8. Shawn Reimert, Oley, PA  #58s 565
9. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA  #117 513
10. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA  #33 500
11. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA  #21K 467
12. Kevin Albert, Lebanon, PA  #3A 450
13. Kyle Follweiler, Slatington, PA  #42 421
14. Ryan Godown, Ringoes, NJ, #R1 411
15. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA  #74W 410
16. Nate Christman, Oley, PA  #37 392
17. Glenn Strunk, Bechtelsville, PA  #41 379
18. Jordan Umbenhauer, Richland, PA  #19 347
19. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA  #17 324
20. Don Norris, Douglassville, PA  #976 320
21. Ron Seltmann, Lower Pottsgrove, PA  #R19 317
22. Michael Weinert, #18 286
23. Jarrad Miller, Barto, PA  #917 279
24. Rick Laubach, Quakertown, PA  #7 268
25. Jon Kellner Sr., Lansdale, PA  #20 265
26. Tommy Scheetz, Jr., Boyertown, PA  #37X 262
27. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA  #44 258
Mike Gular, Green Lane, PA  #53 258
29. Jack Swaim,  #42S 254
30. Mike Laise, Pottstown, PA  #15 253
 

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR LATE MODELS AS OF APRIL 30, 2011
1. Danny Snyder, Green Lane, PA  #4S 888*
2. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA  #ONE 834*
3. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA  #57 814
4. Randy Stoudt, Pottstown, PA #18R 727*
5. John Giesler, Aston, PA  #ZT1 694
6. Wayne Pfeil Jr., Mohnton, PA #72 684
7. Rick Todorow, Quakertown, PA  #93 670
8. Lou Egrie, Sr.  Willow Grove, PA  #X4 660
9. T. J. Mayberry, Sellersville, PA #27R 629
10. Jonathan Favinger,  Birdsboro, PA  #18/10 597
11. Dave Ogin, Bechtelsville, PA  #31 584
12. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA  #1 557
13. Ron Kline,  Salford, PA #3 508
14. Steve Butler, Quakertown, PA , #91 500
15. Greg Hoffmaster, Pottstown, PA  #69 456
16. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA  #92 450
17. Kyle Saylor,  Rheinhold, PA  #14 412
18. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ, #704 399
19. Randall Paxton, Factoryville, PA  #22R 301
20. Doug Walton, Spring City, PA  #02 240
21. Bill Lightcap, #10 180
22. Lou Egrie Jr., Willow Grove, PA,  #X4 165
Drew Weisser, Reading, PA  #19 10
 
* denotes feature win
 
 


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