SHORT STORY: DESANTIS, KELLNER AND UMBENHAUER WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

Date: 4/7/2013 1:10:34 AM


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COMING EVENTS:
Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m. NASCAR 358 Modifieds (Twin 35 lap features), Sportsman and Late Models. $20 adult admission, $5 for youngsters 6 through 12 and under 6 are admitted FREE.

Sunday, April 14, 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduro Racing along with Blast from the Past Vintage Cars.

Saturday, April 20, 7 p.m. NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman

Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m. NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman

Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman

Starting time for balance of season starting on May 4th will be 7:30 p.m with spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. for Saturday night events.

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DESANTIS, KELLNER AND UMBENHAUER WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 7, 2013 . . . The weather may have been cold but the on track action was hot and enough to keep the large turnout of fans in the grandstands very warm.

Veteran dirt track Modified racer Meme DeSantis charged to victory in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series 30 lap Modified main event at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night holding off the late race challenge of defending track champion Duane Howard. In the 25-lapper for NASCAR Late Models Mike Kellner took home the top prize and it was defending champion Jared Umbenhauer taking the win in the 25-lap Sportsman feature race.

Don Norris Jr. set the early pace in the Modified feature race but was quickly challenged by DeSantis. A three car battle for the win had fans on the edge of their seat as Howard joined the action. At the 18 lap marker Howard took control but just five laps later DeSantis went to the front after some rubbing with Howard in the second turn. DeSantis held the top spot for the balance of the race with Howard grabbing second followed by Norris, Jeff Strunk and Ryan Grim.

A multi car accident got the Late Model feature going with Mike Kellner getting top spot when the race really got going. Kellner and Wayne Pfeil put on quite a battle for the top spot. At the 18 lap marker Pfeil challenged Kellner and ended up get sideways and losing a couple of spots. Kellner went on to claim the win followed by Sean Merkel, Pfeil, Jason Miller and Bill Henning.

Jared Umbenhauer set the pace for all but two of the 25 laps in the Sportsman feature and was able to hold off Brad Brightbill to claim the opening night Sportsman feature win. Second went to Brightbill followed by Kevin Beach, Craig Whitmoyer and Kyle Borror.

Twin features, 35 laps each, will have the 358 Modifieds in the spotlight as they race for $3250 to win in each feature on Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m.. The Sportsman and Late Models will also have a full series of qualifying events topped by 25 lap features. Racing gets the green at 7 p.m. Adult admission will be $20 for this special event while youngsters 6 through 12 pay just $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free.




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