VONDOHREN, PFEIL AND KRESSLEY WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW, TRACK TITLES GO TO CRAIG VONDOHREN, JASON MILLER AND JARED UMBENHAUER

Date: 9/8/2013 10:48:16 AM


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Saturday, September 14, 7 p.m. BPG Racing Freedom 76 Classic for Modifieds, $25,000 to the winner. Adults $30, youngsters 6 through 12 pay $10 and under 6 are admitted Free. Fan Jam featuring dunk tank, autograph sessions, DJ Outlaw, race car displays and more, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, September 21. Advance tickets are now on sale at the track office on Saturday nights.

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 VONDOHREN, PFEIL AND KRESSLEY WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW

Championships go to VonDohren, Umbenhauer and Miller

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 8, 2013 . . . Coming from 16th starting spot Craig VonDohren charged into the front of the field in the closing laps of the 30-lap NASCAR Whelan 358 Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway Saturday night leading the final laps to grab his sixth win of the season. The Oley, PA racer earned the 2013 NASCAR Modified championship marking his seventh time as the track champion.  

              In the 25-lap Late Model feature Wayne Pfeil of Mohnton led all the laps to capture his first win of the season while Jason Miller grabbed a third place finish and just managed to nose out Danny Snyder and six time champion Chuck Schutz to earn his first Late Model championship. The 25-lap feature for Sportsman saw Brett Kressley gain his fifth win of the season while Jared Umbenhauer of Richland won the Sportsman title for the second year in a row.

              Finishing a close second to VonDohren in the Modified feature race was Jon Kellner Sr. who was trying for his second win of the season. Third spot went to Ryan Grim followed by early leader Addison Meitzler and Tim Buckwalter.

              Multi time feature winner Sam Schlosberg came home second to Pfeil in the 25-lap Late Model feature while Jason Miller earned third followed to the finish by Danny Snyder and Sean Merkel.

              And it was last week’s feature winner Brad Brightbill finishing second to winner Kressley while Jared Umbenhauer claimed third followed by Kenny Gilmore and Guy Germano in the 25-lap Sportsman feature.

 The biggest event of the season is set for Saturday, September 14th at 7 p.m. with the running of the 43rd annual BPG Racing Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. With a number of visitors expected to try for the big bucks it should be another great night of racing. The Fan Jam offering fun for all takes place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, September 21st.

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VONDOHREN, PFEIL AND KRESSLEY WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW, TRACK TITLES GO TO CRAIG VONDOHREN, JASON MILLER AND JARED UMBENHAUER

Bechtelsville, PA September 8, 2013 . . . The 2013 NASCAR Whelen All American Series stock car racing season came to an end at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night with Craig VonDohren winning twice. First VonDohren, who calls Oley, PA home, charged from 16th starting spot to take the lead with just four laps to go in the 30-lap Green Lane Wm Penn/Four Star Lettering Night Modified feature race and lead the rest of the way to grab his sixth win of the season. The second part of his two win night was that he earned the 2013 NASCAR 358 Modified title, his seventh track title, for which he will be honored at the annual track awards banquet on November 16th.

              In the 25-lap main event for the Sportsman stock cars Brett Kressley (Orefield) charged from 12th starting position to take the lead from Ron Krex on the 13th lap and lead the balance of the race to grab his fifth win of the season. Jared Umbenhauer earned the NASCAR Sportsman title for the second year in a row and tallied five feature victories on his way to the title.

              Veteran racer Wayne Pfeil (Mohnton) took the lead in the 25-lap Late Model feature on the drop of the green and led all the laps to claim his first win of the season. Jason Miller went into the night seven points behind Chuck Schutz looking to dethrone the six time Late Model champion and did just that as his third place finish gave him his first NASCAR Late Model title at Grandview. Danny Snyder came in second and Schutz had to settle for third in the final standings.

              The 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified feature got off to a rough start with Jon Kellner Jr. trying the high groove in the fourth turn in an effort to gain first spot from pole sitter Bobby Gunther Walsh. Kellner ended up in the wall and out for the night. On the second try for a start Justin Grim grabbed the lead and set the pace for two laps before hard charging Addison Meitzler went to the front. The Kutztown racer set the pace and held off challenges from Jon Kellner Sr. for the top spot  for 16 laps before Kellner was able to charge into the lead. Kellner, in search of his second win of the season, held the top spot for seven laps before Craig VonDohren, who had started 16th, went to the front with his V&M Towing No. 1c and led the field to the finish and his sixth win of the season. Second spot went to Kellner Sr. (Lansdale) followed by Ryan Grim (Whitehall), Addison Meitzler (Kutztown) and Tim Buckwalter (Douglassville).

              VonDohren told the victory lane announcer that it (the win) got them ready for the $25,000 to win BPG Racing Freedom 76 set for Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 14th at 7 p.m.

              The 25-lap main event for Late Models got most of the attention from fans as there were no less than five racers with a chance to grab the title when the race started. Wayne Pfeil went to the front with the drop of the green and led all the laps on his way to his first win. Second place was earned by Sam Schlosberg (Green Lane) who challenged the leader throughout the race. Jason Miller (New Tripoli) grabbed third with a consistent performance and that gave him enough points to earn his first Late Model title at the Berks County clay oval. Danny Snyder (Green Lane) put forward a strong effort to finish fourth in hopes of gaining the title. Sean Merkel (Boyertown) came from 12th to finish 5th.

              Dean Bachman got to lead the first lap of the 25-lap Sportsman feature race while Erik Renninger set the pace in the second lap. Ron Krex put his mount in front on the third lap and led the next 10 laps. On the 13th circuit of the one-third-mile, banked clay track Brett Kressley went to the front and led the final 12 laps to get his fifth win of the season with his Kressley Auto & Truck Sales entry. Brad Brightbill (Sinking Springs) made a strong effort to grab second. Jared Umbenhauer (Richland) finished third and celebrated  his second straight division championship. Kenny Gilmore (Fleetwood) charged from 24th to a 4th place finish and Guy Germano (Richlandtown) finished fifth.

 Qualifying heats, 12 laps, for the 358 Modifieds were won by Justin Grim, Chris Esposito, Craig VonDohren and Ron Seltman. Modified consolation races, 10 laps each, went to Mike Kellner and Todd Smith. Sportsman qualifiers, each eight laps, were won by Dean Bachman, Guy Germano and Scott Davis Jr. Late Model qualifier victories, eight laps, were earned by Sam Schlosberg and Steve Nederostek.

 The Hard Charger award for the Modifieds sponsored by Bobby Gunther Walsh and sponsors went to Craig VonDohren going from 16th to 1st. The Searock Lawn Care Hard Charger award for Sportsman was earned by Kenny Gilmore who started 24th and finished fourth and the Jeff Teets’ Salvage Transport Hard Charger award for Late Models went to Sean Merkel as he gained seven spots.

 Cargo Trailer Sales of Lansdale had $50 gift certificates for 10th place finishers in each feature while Dan’s Deli has their special hoagies for the leader of each feature at the halfway point.  VP Racing Fuels has a $150 product bonus for the first NASCAR 358 Modified feature finisher using their fuel, $100 product bonus for the first Late Model feature finisher using their fuel and $75 product bonus for the first Sportsman feature finisher using their fuel and carrying VP decals on the race car and VP patch on uniform.

The biggest event of the season is set for Saturday, September 14th at 7 p.m. with the running of the 43rd annual BPG Racing Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. With a number of visitors expected to try for the big bucks it should be another great night of racing. The Fan Jam offering fun for all takes place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, September 21st.

Information on racing at Grandview Speedway can be had by checking in at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688. In addition the official Grandview Speedway Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedwayinc or check in on Twitter at @gviewspeedway.

 GREEN LANE WM. PENN/ 4 STAR LETTERING NASCAR 358 MODIFIED FEATURE - 30 LAPS: 1. Craig VonDohren ( 6 wins) 2. Jon Kellner Sr. 3. Ryan Grim 4. Addison Meitzler 5.  Tim Buckwalter 6. Glenn Strunk 7. Duane Howard 8. Jeff Strunk 9. Terry Meitzler 10. Meme DeSantis 11. Chris Esposito 12. Don Norris Jr. 13. Frank Cozze 14. Nate Christman 15. Kyle Borror 16. Ron Seltman 17. Tommy Scheetz III 18. Todd Smith 19. Jarrad Miller 20. Kevin Hirthler 21. Bobby Gunther Walsh 22. Justin Grim 23. Mike Gular 24. Ray Swinehart 25. John Willman 26. Mike Kellner 27. Jordan Umbenhauer 28. Jon Kellner Jr.

 GREEN LANE WM. PENN/4 STAR LETTERING NASCAR LATE MODEL FEATURE – 25 LAPS:1.Wayne Pfeil 2. Sam Schlosberg 3. Jason Miller 4. Danny Snyder 5. Sean Merkel 6. Dan Green 7. Chuck Schutz 8. Steve Nederostek 9. Steve Todorow 10. Dirk Rimrot 11. Steve Butler 12. Bill Henning 13. Rick Todorow 14. Buddy Mertz 15. George Irwin DNS Drew Weisser

 GREEN LANE WM. PENN/4 STAR LETTERING  NASCAR SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 LAPS: 1. Brett Kressley 2. Brad Brightbill 3. Jared Umbenhauer 4. Kenny Gilmore 5. Guy Germano 6. Ron Krex 7. Joe Funk 8. Craig Whitmoyer 9. Scott Davis Jr. 10. Brian Hirthler 11. Joe Fanelli 12. Kevin Beach 13. Jordan Henn 14. Ryan Lilick 15. Ryan Beltz 16. Michael DeMedio 17. Dave Bartram 18. Kaitie McCardle 19. Dean Bachman 20. Jason Neidlinger 21. Erik Renninger 22. Lex Shive 23. Mike DeBellis 24. Mark Behm 25. Chuck Miller

FINAL UNOFFICIAL NASCAR WHELEN ALL AMERICAN SERIES POINT STANDINGS

UNOFFICIAL  POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS

AS OF SEPTEMBER 7 , 2013

 

1. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C

5907******

2. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #4

5480*********

3. Jeff Strunk, Pottstown, PA #4*

4866*

4. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA   #357

4456*

5. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #46 4379*

6. Meme DeSantis, Temple, PA  #88D

4218**

7. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA  #21K

4034

8. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA  #117 3963

9. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA  #17

3939

10. Mike Gular, Green Lane, PA  #53

3933

11. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA  #74W

3913

12. Jarrad Miller, Barto, PA  #917

3585

13. Glenn Strunk, Bechtelsville, PA  #2 3545

14. Terry Meitzler, Kutztown, PA   #81

3354*

15. Nate Christman, Fleetwood, PA  #37 3346

16. Jon Kellner Sr., Lansdale, PA  #41

3274*

17. Don Norris, Douglassville, PA  #976

3175

18. Jordan Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19

3056

19. Tim Buckwalter, Royersford, PA  #91 2812

20. Tommy Scheetz III, Boyertown, PA  #22/30 2550

21. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA  #33R 2529

22. Addison Meitzler, Kutztown, PA  #21

2470

23. Chris Esposito, Perkasie, PA  #31

2129

24. Mike Laise, Pottstown, PA   #15

2005

25. Ron Seltman, Lower Pottsgrove, PA  #R19

1976

26. Todd Smith, Hatfield, PA  #39

1915

27. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA  #87

1872

28. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA  #61

1789

29. Andy Ressler, Bechtelsville, PA    #10 1761

30. John Kellner Jr., Lansdale, PA  #67

1695

 

 

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR LATE MODELS

 AS OF SEPTEMBER 7, 2013

 

1. Jason Miller, New Tripoli PA  #44

5284

2. Danny Snyder, Green Lane, PA  #4S

5266***

3. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA  #00

5250***

4. Sam Schlosberg, Green Lane, PA #70 5225***

5. Wayne Pfeil Jr., Mohnton, PA #72

5213*

6. Sean Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA #118

5161****

7. Steve Nederostek, Walnutport, PA #769 4556**

8. Rick Todorow, Quakertown, PA  #93

4534

9. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA  #57

4320***

10. Steve Todorow, Quakertown, PA  #83

4087

11. Dan Green, Coatesville,  PA  #46

4084

12. John Giesler, Aston, PA  #ZT1

4032

13. Bill Henning, Lansdale, PA  #80

3679

14. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ, #704

3021

15. Buddy Mertz, New Berlinville, PA  #00

2828

16. Lou Egrie, Sr.  Willow Grove, PA  #X4

2409

17. Steve Butler, Quakertown, PA , #91

1946

18. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA  #92 1707

19. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA  #19

1500 

20. Doug Walton, Spring City, PA #02

1421

 

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are  

NASCAR point events.)

 

 UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR SPORTSMAN

 AS OF SEPTEMBER 7, 2013

 

1. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA  #5

5262*****

2. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA  #7

4712*

3. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA  #99

4561*

4. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA  #19K

4387*****

5. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA  #19 4336*

6. Kevin Beach, Minersville, PA  #17X

4001*

7. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA  #4* 3895

8. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA  #14J, 3501*

9. Paul Kline, Muhlenberg Park, PA  #14

3269*

10. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA  #15 3202**

11. Ryan Beltz, Harleysville, PA  #221

3125

12. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA  #77H

3111

13 Ryan Lilick,  Collegeville, PA #142

3108

14. Scott Davis, Jr.  Emmaus, PA  #67

3059

15. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA  #22

3022

16. Dean Bachman, #65

2662

17. Kyle Borror, Peach Bottom, PA  #B4

2436*

18. Ron Krex, Harleysville, PA  #9K

2413

19. Erik Renninger, Bridgewater, NJ  #51 2386

20. Guy Germano, Richlandtown, PA  #542

2253

21. Tom Miller, Barto, PA  #77

2146

22. Kaitie McCardle, Honeybrook, PA  #11 2112

23. Jamie Undercoffler., Pennsburg, #1J 1710

24. Kevin Eckert, Jr., Orwigsburg, PG  #29 1298

25. Kirby Sites, Harrisburg, PA  #21K

1205

 

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are 

NASCAR point events.)





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