|Date: 8/30/2015 12:46:32 PM|
NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA------Track promoter: Bruce Rogers @ 610.754.7688
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton@215.752.7797-Cell:267.934.7286
Results story by Vicki Gehris with additions from Ernie Saxton
GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT NASCAR RESULTS, POINTS AND COMING EVENTS
HOWARD REBOUNDS FOR FOURTH WIN OF THE SEASON IN NASCAR MODIFIEDS, OGIN AND RYAN LILICK GRAB FEATURE WINS ON SUPERIOR RACING PRODUCTS NIGHT PRESENTED BY BERNHEISEL RACE CARS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 30, 2015 . . . Duane Howard had a dismal 27th place finish last Saturday night at Grandview Speedway after an accident on the 21st lap of the Modified feature caused major damage to the rear end of the Petruska team-owned No. 66 and put him out of action. The five-time point champion rebounded 26 positions this week to pull into victory lane for the fourth time this season in the T.P. Trailers NASCAR Whelen 30-lap 358 Modified feature. Kevin Hirthler, whom he battled with for several laps before he made the pass when Hirthler got hung up behind lapped traffic came home second on Superior Racing Products Night presented by Bernheisel Race Cars.
Dave Ogin, having the best season of his career, put the Taylor White and Wanda Brown owned No. 31 into the winner’s circle for his second career win in the 30-lap NASCAR BRC Late Model feature.
Ryan Lilick scored his third win by taking home the checkered in the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature.
All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers, Limerick. VP Racing Fuels had product awards for the top finishers using their product. And Superior Racing Products/Bernheisel Race Cars gave out thousands of dollars in product awards for Late Model racers that qualified.
At the onset of the Modified feature, polesitter Ron Haring Jr. set the pace for seven laps before Hirthler, seventh-place starter, took control of the reigns.
With Hirthler now in control, trying to unseat him were Mike Gular, Haring Jr., Ryan Grim and Kyle Borror.
Meme DeSantis brought out the yellow on lap 11 when he stopped along the backstretch out of competition. The restart was void after Borror hit the backstretch wall with heavy contact. He was uninjured. Haring Jr. was sent to the rear for the incident. Hirthler was still in front on the restart, but by now Mike Gular, Grim, Howard and Doug Manmiller, ninth, fifth, 14th and 13th-place starters respectively were the challengers.
Howard overtook second just as the caution flew on the 17th lap when Todd Smith stopped on the backstretch. It was still Hirthler running the high lane ahead with Howard trying to make a move on the inside.
While Hirthler and Howard diced for first, the action behind them was hot and heavy between Grim, Gular and Jeff Strunk, who came from 18th. Craig Von Dohren, who started 15th, was trying feverishly to break into the top five.
With three to go, Howard made the pass for the lead along the backstretch when Hirthler wasn’t able to get around a lapped car quick enough.
Grim, who was right in the thick of things having a solid fourth-place run at the time, was plagued with mechanical problems once again and came to a stop in turn two with two laps remaining. Howard pulled away fast since he knew Hirthler wasn’t about to give up without a fight.
Howard kept the competition at bay and chalked up career win No. 68 followed by Hirthler, a three-time feature winner this season; Gular, for his best finish; J. Strunk and Von Dohren. Sixth through tenth were Danny Erb, Nate Christman, Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer and Frank Cozze.
Heats were won by Smith, Borror and Hirthler while Umbenhauer took the consolation race.
After two failed attempts, the Late Model feature finally got a lap in with Steve Wilson in the lead followed by Shawn Horning, Kyle Merkel, Steve Gross and Kory Fleming.
K. Merkel moved into second on the third lap and put in his bids for the lead running the high line. K. Merkel made several runs to overtake Wilson with each try uneventful.
With a few laps Wilson soon had some breathing room since K. Merkel and Ogin jockeyed for second with Ogin overtaking the spot on the 16th lap.
Now not only did Wilson have to contend with the slower moving cars, Ogin was right on his bumper with five to go.
Ogin made his move off the second turn and was able to make the pass stick for first with two laps left.
The lead never changed and Ogin went on to pick up the win. Chasing him across were Wilson, Fleming, Dan Green and K. Merkel. Chuck Schutz, Lou Egrie Jr., last week’s feature winner; Wayne Pfeil, Jason Miller and Sean Merkel completed the top ten.
Egrie Jr. and Bill Henning won the heats.
Steve Young was the early pacesetter of the Sportsman feature with Mark Kemmerer, already a feature winner; Kyle Lilick, Paul Kline and Ryan Lilick in tow.
R. Lilick was making very bold moves as the front runners approached lap traffic and at the completion of lap 10 he was the new leader.
Current point leader Brett Kressley was out of competition after he spun in the second turn bringing out the yellow and was finished for the night in 24th. R. Lilick was still ahead on the restart.
By the Dan’s Deli Halfway mark R. Lilick was pursued by Kline, Young, Jim Housworth and last week’s feature winner Brad Brightbill.
With five laps to go Brightbill overtook second and took chase after R. Lilick.
No one was able to pass R. Lilick and he was able to win his third career victory. He won his first ever feature on July 18, 2015 and has been knocking on the door every week. Brightbill hung on for second followed by Kline, Housworth and Jordan Henn. Rounding out the top ten were Brad Arnold, Kemmerer, Brett Gilmore, Mike Lisowski and Young.
Young, Kyle Lilick and Kemmerer won the heats. The consolation race went to Ryan Shupp.
The final tripleheader Saturday night show of stock car racing for the 2015 season is set for Saturday, September 5 when Marshall Home Services of Skippack Night is presented. This will be the final point events, the championships decided, for the NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman racers. Action will get the green at 7:30 p.m. Admission for adults is $15 while youngsters under the age of 12 are admitted free.
Advance tickets for the Freedom 76 are still available for $35 for adults, $10 for youngsters 6-11 and those under 6 are admitted free. There are still lap and heat sponsorships available for the September 12 Modified Classic that rewards the winner with $25,000.
T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Duane Howard, 2. Kevin Hirthler, 3. Mike Gular, 4. Jeff Strunk, 5. Craig Von Dohren, 6. Danny Erb, 7. Nate Christman, 8. Doug Manmiller, 9. Jared Umbenhauer, 10. Frank Cozze, 11. Tim Buckwalter, 12. Don Norris Jr., 13. John Willman, 14. Brian Houseknecht, 15. Ray Swinehart, 16. Eric Biehn, 17. Dale Hartz, 18. Glenn Owens, 19. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 20. Ryan Grim, 21 Justin Grim, 22. Ron Seltmann Jr., 23. Ron Haring Jr., 24. Todd Smith, 25. Mike Kellner, 26. Kyle Borror, 27. Meme DeSantis, 28. Chris Gambler. DNQ: Addison Meitzler, Glenn Strunk, Jarrad Miller and Paul Moyer.
BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature (30 Laps): 1. Dave Ogin, 2. Steve Wilson, 3. Kory Fleming, 4. Dan Green, 5. Kyle Merkel, 6. Chuck Schutz, 7. Lou Egrie Jr., 8. Wayne Pfeil, 9. Jason Miller, 10. Sean Merkel, 11. Shaun Miller, 12. Cory Merkel, 13. Joe Fanelli, 14. Rick Todorow, 15. Steve Gross, 16. Dirk Rimrott, 17. Bill Henning, 18. Shawn Horning, 19. Buddy Mertz.
NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Ryan Lilick, 2. Brad Brightbill, 3 Paul Kline, 4. Jim Housworth, 5. Jordan Henn, 6. Brad Arnold, 7. Mark Kemmerer, 8. Brett Gilmore, 9. Mike Lisowski, 10. Steve Young, 11. Kyle Lilick, 12. Craig Whitmoyer, 13. Ryan Beltz, 14. Ryan Shupp, 15. Joe Funk, 16. Jason Neidlinger, 1`7. Jesse Landis, 18. Nathan Mohr, 19. Larry Hoagland, 20. Mike Koffel, 21. Brandon Whitmoyer, 22. Jimmy Landis, 23. Paul Effrig, 24. Brett Kressley. DNQ: Jeff Bubori, Brian Hirthler and Jimmy Landis.
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR
T.P. TRAILERS 358 MODIFIEDS AS OF AUGUST 29, 2015
* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are
NASCAR point events.)
1. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 5015****
2. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66 4682****
3. Jeff Strunk, Pottstown, PA #88 4477**
4. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #00 4373
5. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 3987*
6. Mike Gular, Green Lane, PA #53/2 3703
7. Don Norris, Douglassville, PA #976 3524
8. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #5/11 3498
9. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #357/19 3492
10. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #22 3464
11. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 3289***
12. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 3275*
13. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W 3210
14. Glenn Strunk, Bechtelsville, PA #41 3044
15. Nate Christman, Oley, PA #37 2806
16. Meme DeSantis, Temple, PA #357 2786
17. Kyle Borror, Peach Bottom, PA #B4 2671
18. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 2620*
19. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2589*
20. Eric Biehn, Bechtelsville, PA #87 2438
21. Brian Houseknecht, Bechtelsville, PA #323 2308
22. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA #A1/57 2297*
23. Jarred Miller, Barto, PA #917 1953
24. Todd Smith, Hatfield, PA #39 1847
25. Mike Laise, Pottstown, PA #15 1485
26. Bobby Gunther Walsh, Allentown, PA #1 1478
27. Ron Seltmann, Lower Pottsgrove, #R19 1459*
28. Ryan Wyatt, Boyertown, PA #14W 1441
29. Mike Bailey, Kutztown, PA #81 1403
30. Ryan Kunkle, Fleetwood, PA #77K 1052
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR
BRC LATE MODELS AS OF AUGUST 29, 2015
1. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #1 4229****
2. Sean Merkel, Boyertown, PA #118 3897*
3. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 3889**
4. Dave Ogin, Bechtelsville, PA #31/8M 3707**
5. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ #704 3602**
6. Dan Green, Coatesville, PA #46 3575
7. Rick Todorow, Quakertown, PA #93 3400
8. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 3331
9. Lou Egrie Jr., Willow Grove, PA #4E 3222*
10. Cory Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA #16 2930*
11. Bill Henning, Lansdale, PA #80 2478
12. Steve Gross, West Chester, PA #62 2437
13. Randy Stoudt, Pottstown, PA #5/10 2280****
14. Steve Wilson, Green Lane, PA #15 2142
15. Kyle Merkel, Boyertown, PA #00 2139
16. John Giesler, Aston, PA #ZT1 1384
17. Shawn Horning, Blandon, PA #8M 1256
18. Devin Frey, Myerstown, PA #F62 1136
19. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #92 1022
20. Buddy Mertz, Boyertown, PA #00 817
UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR
SPORTSMAN AS OF AUGUST 29, 2015
1. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 3783****
2. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 3510
3. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H 3461
4. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 3350**
5. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #00 3287*
6. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 3142
7. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #142 3121***
8. Brad Arnold, Kenhorst, PA #830 3098*
9. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2932**
10. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA #72 2928
11. Erik Renninger, Bridgewater, NJ #51 2613
12. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 2325
13. Jason Neidlinger, Schuylkill Haven, PA #88X 2215
14. Brandon Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #25 1950
15. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 1948
16. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14J 1854
17. Ken Eckert, Orwigsburg, PA #29 1755
18. Paul Kline, Reading, PA #1 1614**
19. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 1599
20. Ryan Shupp, #15R 1343
Also Feature Winners: Mark Kemmerer (1), Sean Weiss (1), Brad Brightbill (1), Jeff Sechrist
Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. A full assortment of great concessions and novelty items are available. Free parking on the grounds. Fans are invited to the competition area after the events are completed to meet the racers. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Twitter@GrandviewSpeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedway along with Rainedout.com(for rainout information).
Saturday, September 5, 7:30 p.m. Marshall Home Services Night, final point races, NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman.
Sunday, September 6, 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduros and Blast From the Past Vintage cars.
Friday, September 11, 7:30 p.m. Race of Champions Sportsman and 305 Sprints. Adult tickets are $12, youngsters 6-12 pay $5 and under 6 admitted FREE. There is no raindate for this event.
Saturday, September 12, 7 p.m. Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic, $25,000 to win, plus Cash Dash. Adult tickets in advance $35.00, on race day $40. Youngsters 6-11 $10 and kids under 6 are admitted FREE. Rain date is Saturday, September 19