|Date: 9/2/2012 11:12:00 AM|
NEWS FROM GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
Presenting NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing plus special events
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Sunday, September 2, 1 p.m. NEETS Enduro Racing. There will be no Vintage car racing as part of this event. Just $7
Saturday, September 8, 7:30 p.m. Green Lane Wm Penn/Four Star Lettering Night (Champions Night)…Final point race of the season…NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman. There will be a fund raising helmet collection of Bobby Gunther Walsh’s dad Joe Walsh who was injured in a recent racing related incident.
Saturday, September 15, 7 p.m. BPG Racing Freedom 76 $50,000 To Win Championship for the 358 Modifieds. $40 for adults, $10 for youngsters 6 through 12 and under 6 admitted FREE. Rain date Saturday, September 22.
Admission prices for regular Saturday night events are $15 for adults, youngsters 12 and under are admitted FREE. And there is always Free Parking on the speedway grounds.
HOWARD WINS NINTH, KELLNER GET SIX, BRIGHTBILL WINS HIS THIRD AND GERMANO GETS FIRST WIN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 1, 2012 . . . Duane Howard won his ninth NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified feature at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night and clinched the track title which is worth well in excess of $10,000. Mike Kellner steered to his sixth win of the season in the Late Models while the two Sportsman features were shared by Brad Brightbill (his third of the season) and Guy Germano riding to his first win.
Howard who charged from 20th starting spot, inherited the lead from Craig VonDohren with five to go, lead the final five circuits on his way to victory. The BPG Racing #4 was a badly battered race car when it was all over as a result of a first lap accident that included Howard and half of the 28-car starting field. The new champion was able to get going after the red flag stop for the accident and turned what could have been a terrible night into a winning night. Second spot went to Doug Manmiller followed by John Willman, Nate Christman and Jarrad Miller.
Mike Kellner had a relatively easy time of it winning his sixth 20-lap Late Model feature of the season with Jason Miller gabbing second followed by Wayne Pfeil, Chuck Schutz and Sean Merkel.
Brad Brightbill and Jared Umbenhauer put on quite a seesaw battle for the top spot with Brightbill getting the edge late in the race and racing to the win. Umbenhauer, the point leader, finished second followed by Kevin Beach, Bobby Lilick and Guy Germano.
The rained out Sportsman feature from August 11th had Guy Germano leading just about all the laps to get his first feature win. Bobby Lilick was a contender much of the race and finished second followed by Brad Brightbill, Jared Umbenhauer and Kevin Beach.
NASCAR stock car racing action returns to the one-third-mile, banked clay oval at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 8th, 7:30 p.m. Four Star Lettering and Green Lane William Penn will sponsor the tripleheader 50th Anniversary Champion’s Night. This will be the final night of point racing with championships decided. NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman are featured. Admission is just $15 for adults, youngsters 12 and under are admitted FREE.
HOWARD WINS NUMBER NINE AND TITLE, KELLNER WINS NUMBER SIX WHILE SCHUTZ GETS TITLE, BRIGHTBILL WON NUMBER THREE AND GERMANO WINS FIRST AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 2, 2012 . . . For the ninth time this season Duane Howard was able to wheel the BPG Racing NO. 4 to victory in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday. The victory was more than enough to earn him the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Modified title worth in excess of $10,000 giving him a career total of five championships at the Berks County oval. Mike Kellner took his Mary Kay/Power Washers No. 57 to victory lane in the 20-lap Late Model feature giving the Lansdale racer his sixth win of the season. Chuck Schutz earned a fourth place finish and gave him his sixth track Late Model championship. In the two 25-lap Sportsman features wins went to Brad Brightbill (his third of the season) and Guy Germano (his first of the season).
Jeremy Banos charged to the front in the 30-lap 358 Modified feature race but all action came to a halt before the lap was completed when an accident involved half of the 28 car starting field brought out a red flag. Several top runners were included in the accident including Duane Howard and Craig VonDohren (both were able to continue). On the restart Banos was again in front and set the pace until the ninth lap when Jeff Strunk spun in turn two and officials sent Ray Swinehart to the rear for a rule infraction. Swinehart apparently did not agree with the decision and took his No. 33, a feature winner just a couple weeks back, to the pits. On the restart John Willman went to the front and was in charge until the 23rd circuit when Michael Weinert and Brad Grim crashed in Turn 3 bringing out the red. Neither driver was injured.
Craig VonDohren had taken the lead in the feature race but on the restart was unable to continue giving the lead to Duane Howard who had charged from 20th starting spot to take the lead and had been challenge VonDohren.
Howard was able to hold the top spot over Doug Manmiller to the finish.
In victory lane the announcer took one look at the rear of Howard’s car and described it as “Holy Crap” because of the damage. The Oley racer indicated that he felt lucky to be in victory lane picking up $2750 for his efforts. Manmiller (Shoemakersville) was putting pressure on Howard at the finish and earned a strong second place finish. John Willman (Birdsboro) grabbed third followed by Nate Christman (Oley) and Jarrad Miller (Barto).
Lou Egrie Sr. led the field to the green and was in command for six laps before Mike Kellner was able to move by him to take the lead. Kellner (Lansdale) was able to lead the rest of the way to pick up win number six on the season. Jason Miller (New Tripoli) finished second and was closing on the leader at the finish. Wayne Pfeil (Mohnton) grabbed third while Chuck Schutz (Pottstown) had a consistent performance that earned him a fourth place finish and the championship for 2012. Sean Merkel (Gilbertsville) came home fifth.
In the first Sportsman feature, 25 laps, rained out back on August 11th, Guy Germano took command on the first lap and led all the way to grab his first ever victory at Grandview Speedway. The Richlandtown racer, driving his own Operating Engineers Local/Utility Line Service No. 542, was being challenged at the finish by second place finisher Bobby Lilick (Plymouth Meeting). Third was earned by Brad Brightbill (Sinking Spring) followed by point leader Jared Umbenhauer (Richland) and Kevin Beach (Minersville).
The regularly scheduled 25-lapper for Sportsman was a seesaw battle between eventual winner Brad Brightbill and point leader Jared Umbenhauer for most of the second half of the race. Andy Fayash led early with Kevin Beach in front on the seventh circuit. At 14 laps Brightbill put his Roadrunner Fuel/Vince’s Towing No. 19 in front. The rest of the race was back and forth between Brightbill and Umbenhauer, the two battling for the win and the track Sportsman title. At the finish Brightbill (Sinking Spring) was narrowly in front followed by Umbenhauer (Richland). Third place went to Kevin Beach (Minersville) followed by Bobby Lilick (Plymouth Meeting) and Guy Germano (Richlandtown). The battle for the Sportsman title will be decided this Saturday when the final night of point racing is presented. Umbenhauer has a 152 point edge over Brightbill.
Qualifying heat races, 12 laps each, for the NASCAR 358 Modifieds were won by Carroll Hine III, Jeremy Banos, Brad Grim and Doug Manmiller. Consolation races, 10 laps each, for the 358 Modifieds went to Duane Howard and Chad Brachman. Sportsman qualifiers, 8 laps, were won by Mike Lisowski, Brad Brightbill and Kaitie McCardle. The Late Models had Steve Nederostek and Mike Kellner winning their qualifying races.
T.P. Trailers of Lansdale paid a $250 bonus to the NASCAR 358 Modified feature winner while each of the other feature winners received $100. Texas Roadhouse Restaurant of Wyomissing presented each feature winner with 2 FREE dinners at their popular restaurant. Bobby Gunther Walsh and Sponsors had a $50 Hard Charger Award for Duane Howard who gained 19 positions in the 358 Modified feature. Chuck Schutz earned the Salvage Transport Hard Charger Award for going from 11th to 4th in the Late Model feature. Jared Umbenhauer gained 11 spots in one Sportsman feature and Brad Brightbill gained 12 spots in the second Sportsman feature both gaining Searock Lawn Care of Bath, PA Hard Charger Award. The leaders in each feature at the midway point earned a couple of giant hoagies courtesy of Dan’s Deli in Boyertown. Cargo Trailer Sales of Lansdale had $50 gift certificates for one outstanding performer in each feature race.
NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 8th at 7:30 p.m. The last point races of the season feature the 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman features. The 50th Anniversary Champion’s Night is sponsored by Four Star Lettering/Green Lane Wm Penn. There will be a fund raising helmet collection to raise money for Bobby Gunther Walsh’s dad Joe Walsh who was recently injured in a racing related incident.
Admission for regular Saturday night stock car racing events is $15 for adults, youngsters 12 and under are admitted free.
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.
FEATURE RACE FINISHES
NASCAR WHELEN ALL AMERICAN SERIES 358 MODIFIED FEATURE, 30 LAPS: 1. Duane Howard 2. Doug Manmiller 3. John Willman 4. Nate Christman 5. Jarrad Miller 6. Ryan Grim 7. Jordan Umbenhauer 8. Addison Meitzler 9. Jeff Strunk 10. Chad Brachman 11. Tommy Scheetz III 12. Jon Kellner Sr. 13. Gay Hager 14. Ryan Watt 15. Terry Meitzler 16. Kyle Weiss 17. Chris Esposito 18. Craig VonDohren 19. Brad Grim 20. Michael Weinert 21. Carroll Hine III 22. Jeremy Banos 23. Ray Swinehart 24. Mike Laise 25. Kevin Hirthler 26. Todd Smith 27. Mike Gular 28. Glenn Owens
NASCAR LATE MODEL FEATURE , 20 LAPS: 1. Mike Kellner 2. Jason Miller 3. Wayne Pfeil 4. Chuck Schutz 5. Sean Merkel 6. Steve Nederostek 7. Ron Kline 8. Kyle Merkel 9. Danny Snyder 10. Kory Fleming 11. Lou Egrie Sr. 12. John Giesler 13. Steve Todorow 14. Steve Wilson 15. Rick Todorow 16. Buddy Mertz
NASCAR SPORTSMAN FEATURE, 25 LAPS: 1. Brad Brightbill 2. Jared Umbenhauer 3. Kevin Beach 4. Bobby Lilick 5. Guy Germano 6. Paul Kline 7. Tim Apgar 8. Kaitie McCardle 9. Joe Funk 10. Brian Hirthler 11. John Kovatch IV 12. Jim Housworth 13. Dave Dissinger 14. Craig Whitmoyer 15. Jamie Undercoffler 16. Matt Hafer 17. Ryan Lilick 18. Andy Fayash Jr. 19. Kody Sites 20. Larry Oates 21. Jason Neidlinger 22. Mark Behm 23. Mike Lisowski 24. Chris Jenkins
NASCAR SPORTSMAN FEATURE (Rain out from August 11th), 25 LAPS: 1. Guy Germano 2. Bobby Lilick 3. Brad Brightbill 4. Jared Umbenhauer 5. Kevin Beach 6. Kaitie McCardle 7. Brian Hirthler 8. Crai Whitmoyer 9. Mike Lisowski 10. Tim Apgar 11. Joe Funk 12. Jim Housworth 13. Dave Dissinger 14. Matt Hafer 15. Jason Neidlinger 16. Paul Kline 17. Kyle Borror 18. Chris Jenkins 19. Mark Behm 20. John Quinn 21. Ryan Lilick 22. Mike Stringer 23. John Kovatch IV 24. Jamie Undercoffler
UNOFFICIAL NASCAR GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY POINT STANDINGS
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS
AS OF SEPTEMBER 1 , 2012
1. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #4 5514*********
2. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #46 4890**
3. Craig VonDohren, Boyertown, PA #1C 4573
4 Jeff Strunk, Bechtelsville, PA #357 4527*
5. Mike Gular, Green Lane, PA #3G 4193
6. Meme DeSantis, Temple, PA #88D 3166*
7. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 3121
8. Terry Meitzler, Kutztown, PA #81 3010
9. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2934*
10. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 2852*
11. Jon Kellner Sr., Lansdale, PA #67 2634*
12. Tommy Scheetz Jr., Boyertown, PA #22 2562
13. Jarrad Miller, Barto, PA #917 2506*
14. Don Norris, Douglassville, PA #976 2425*
15. Shawn Reimert, Oley, PA #58S 2355
16. Addison Meitzler, Kutztown, PA #21 2272
17. Chris Esposito, Perkasie, PA #31 2236
18. Jordan Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 2228
19. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 2186*
20. Brad Missimer, Bechtelsville, PA #327 2146
21. Nate Christman, Oley, PA #37 2141
22. Michael Weinert, Tamaqua, PA #18 2006
23. Kyle Follweiler, Slatington, PA #42 1991
24. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W/20 1930
25. Glenn Strunk, Bechtelsville, PA #2-41 1850
26. Gary Hagar, Stewartsville, NJ #44H-2 1809*
27. Todd Smith, Hatfield, PA #39 1564
28. Ron Seltmann, Lower Pottsgrove, PA #R19 1563
29. Mike Laise, Pottstown, PA #15 1557
30. Brad Grim, Allentown, PA #611 1535
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR LATE MODELS
AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2012
1. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #ONE 5225**
2. Danny Snyder, Green Lane, PA #4S 4864***
3. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 4766**
4. Jason Miller, New Tripoli PA #44 4509*
5. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA #57 4376******
6. Rick Todorow, Quakertown, PA #93 4248
7. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ, #704 4238
8. Steve Nederostek, Walnutport, PA #769 4234
9. Wayne Pfeil Jr., Mohnton, PA #72 4111**
10. Lou Egrie, Sr. Willow Grove, PA #X4 4001*
11. Sean Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA #117M 3838
12. John Giesler, Aston, PA #ZT1 3739
13. Andy Ressler, Macungie, PA #46 3661
14. Dallas Briedenbach, Royersford, PA #2 2824
15. Buddy Mertz, New Berlinville, PA #00/88 2456
16. Bill Henning, Lansdale, PA #80 2360
17. Dave Ogin, Bechtelsville, PA #31 2285
18. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA #19 1997
19. Steve Wilson, #70 1808*
20. Steve Todorow #14 1806
Other Feature Winners: Steve Wilson
* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are
NASCAR point events.)
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR SPORTSMAN
AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2012
1. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19U - 00A 4604*
2. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 4452***
3. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 4155***
4. Dave Dissinger, Hamburg, PA #88X - 97 4033
5. Paul Kline, Muhlenberg, PA #14 4021
6. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14J 3909*
7. Kyle Borror, Peach Bottom, PA #84 3786*
8. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #117 3631
9. Bobby Lilick, King of Prussia, PA #53 3541**
10. Kevin Beach, Minersville, PA #17X 3463*
11. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 3166
12. Eric Renninger, Bridgewater, NJ #51 2507*
13. John Kovatch IV, Nesquehoning, PA #00 2490*
14. Mike Stringer, Germansville, PA #23 2468*
15. Ryan Beltz, Harleysville, PA #221 2386
16. Tim Apgar, Flemington, NJ #98 2227
17. Guy Germano, Richardtown, PA #542 2150
18. Kaitie McCardle, Honeybrook, PA #11 2116
19. Steve Searock, Bath, PA #26 1884
20. Cory Sechrist, Womelsdorf, PA #41 1781*
Other Feature Winners: Kenny Gilmore
* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are
NASCAR point events.)