VONDOHREN, BRIAN HIRTHLER AND KYLE MERKEL LEAD NASCAR POINTS BATTLE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

Date: 5/22/2017 9:56:24 PM

VONDOHREN, BRIAN HIRTHLER AND KYLE MERKEL LEAD NASCAR POINTS BATTLE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 21, 2017 . . . The battle for NASCAR and track titles, lucrative at the end of the season, is tight in all three divisions as the season moves forward at Bechtelsville, PA’s Grandview Speedway.

                Multi-time TP Trailers 358 Modified champion Craig VonDohren holds the top spot in the Modified standings. The Oley, PA defending champion has 1141 points while 10-time track champion Jeff Strunk holds on to second with 1093 counters. Jared Umbenhauer sits in third 1005 tallies and past champion Duane Howard is fourth with 1003 points. Notable is the fact that none of the top four in the point standings have won a feature race this season. There have been 49 racers earn points so far this season after four Saturdays of racing.

                Veteran racing talent Brian Hirthler is on top in the Sportsman division with 872 points and one feature win. Rookie racer Louden Reimert sits in second with 758 points followed by Mark Kemmerer with 694 counters.

                And Kyle Merkel is out front in the BRC Late Model standings with 926 points while defending champion Chuck Schutz is close behind with 915 tallies.

        ;        Well over 100 racers have taken part in the four nights of NASCAR racing presented so far this season. Rain has played havoc with the early season schedule.

Coming up on Saturday, May 27th is K&N Performance Filters Night featuring TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and at the same time the Low Down and Dirty Internet radio show sponsored Driver Meet & Greet takes place in the main gate area. This week Modified driver Kyle Weiss (a feature winner), Sportsman racer B.J. Joly and Late Model talent Jordan Knepp will be there along with their race cars. A great opportunity for fans to get a close-up look at the race cars, collect autographs and take photos.

Saturday night admission is $15 for adults while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free.

And this weekend there will be Sunday action. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Traffic Jam featuring 358/Big Block Modifieds (NASCAR points available) 40 laps, Sportsman and MASS (Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series) Sprint Cars. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

                The Sportsman stocks will be featured on Saturday, June 3 with a $1,500 to win 40-lap main event. Also in action will be the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and BRC Late Models. Adult admission is $20 for this special event while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5 while kids under 6 are admitted free.

                Additional information on racing at Grandview is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook, Twitter or telephone 610.754.7688. Please remember to link to RainedOut.com to get latest rainout information.

                UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF MAY 20, 2017

1. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA  #1C 1141

2. Jeff Strunk,  Boyertown, PA  #126 1093

3. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA  #19 1005

4. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 1003

5. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 984*

6. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA  #117 979*

7. Mike Gular, Harleysville, PA #2 915

8. Kyle Borror, Peach Bottom, PA  #B4 892

9. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA  #17 746

10. Brian Krummel, Middletown, NY  #17Z 726*

11. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA  #21K 725*

12. Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA  #14W 624

13. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA  #61 611

14. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA  #81 569

15. Dan Waisenpacher, Riegelsville, PA  #01 520

16. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA  #31 520

17. Addison Meitzler, Kutztown, PA  #21 473

18. Mike Laise, Pottsgrove, PA #49 468

19. Kenny Gilmore,  Fleetwood, PA  #M7 450

20. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA  #33 448

21. Brian Houseknecht, Bechtelsville, PA  #323 419

22. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA  #4 414

23. Brett Gilmore,  Fleetwood, PA  #7 411

24. Joe Fanilli,  Exton, PA  #22 348

25. Briggs Danner,  Allentown, PA  #6 327

26. Kory Fleming,  Milford, NJ, #704 316

27. Chris Gambler,  Whitehall, PA#77 294

28. Rick Laubach,  Hellertown, PA  #16 293

29. Danny Erb,  Boyertown, PA  #44 275

30. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA  #19B/19K 242

UNOFFICIAL  POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

LATE MODELS AS OF MAY 20, 2017

1. Kyle Merkel,  Green Lane, PA  #26 926

2. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA  #00/1 915

3. Bryon Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA  #33S 866

4. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA  #72 866*

5. Steve Wilson,  Green Lane, PA  #15 854

6. Steve Todorow,  Trumbauersville, PA  #93 847

7. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA  #177 795*

8. Ron Kline, Salford, PA  #3 795*

9. Blaine Emery, Boyertown, PA  #12 676*

10. Shawn Horning Blandon, PA  #8M 558

11. Andy Cassell,  Boyertown, PA  #28 542

12. Todd Ravel,  Shoemakersville, PA  #88 522

13. Jordan Knepp,  Pottstown, PA  #108 503

14. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA  #92/2D 490

15. George Irwin,  Chester Springs, PA  #2D 247

16. Dan Hoffman,  Hatfield, PA  #19D 238

17. Lou Egrie,  Willow Grove, PA  #X4 190

18. Cory Merkel   Gilbertsville, PA  #16 146

19. Randy Stoudt,  Pottstown, PA  #9 136

20. Damon Neff,  Souderton, PA  #79 14

 UNOFFICIAL  POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF MAY 20, 2017

1. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA  #4* 872*

2. Louden Reimert,  Oley, PA  #58 758

3. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA , PA  #F10 694

4. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA  #72 675

5. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA  #44E 646

6. Ryan Beltz, Schwenksville, PA  #221 642

7. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA  #142 606**

8. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA  #99 604

9. Brad Grim,  Coplay, PA   #23 604

10. Kyle Lilick,  Collegeville, PA  #104 519

11. Brad Arnold, Sinking Springs, PA   #830 496

12. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA  #14 495

13. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA  #77H 488

14. Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA  #16 479

15. Mike Lisowski,  Minersville, PA  #15 476

16. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ  #5 433

17. Kurt Bettler  Hellertown, PA  #54 430

18. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA  #38 425*

19. Ryan Shupp  #15R 407

20. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA  #65 402

 

 

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

NASCAR point events.)



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