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SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
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BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 16, 2018) . . . . Trick or Treat, Halloween Ghostly Ghouls, and a witches cauldron will hover under a full moon on Saturday night, October 13 when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the House of Thunder Halloween Party at the Grandview Speedway. A Spooktacular event returns to the "haunted hill" with the 21st running of the Modified Traffic Jam, a 40 lap feature event paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth-place and $500 to start the twenty-four car starting field for all who pre-enter. The Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars will also be a part of this Triple Thunder Thriller event with pit gates opening at 2:30 PM, general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM with cars taking the green flag at 6 PM.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM -- a race rich in history, having started in 1998 when Brett Hearn took the inaugural win. In the twenty year history of the Traffic Jam, Hearn is a four-time winner. Duane Howard, recent winner of the 2018 Freedom 76, is the first pre-entry driving the Norm Hansell #357.

A special rules package is offered as a 'treat' to the region's competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules, and details is available at

There is no entry fee but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on 'the hill.' The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman - competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

'Joe the Pizza Dude' will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when 'The Pizza Dude' comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

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Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
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About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 29 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 131 events, over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 56th Anniversary season in 2018. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.


Freedom 76 At Grandview Speedway

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA. September 16,2018 . . . Duane Howard, behind the wheel of the Norm Hansell owned Norm’s Save Station No. 357, has had his share of problems throughout the 2018 season on Saturday nights at Grandview Speedway, but the team never gave up. They continued to try different venues to put the Carroll Hine powered mount in Grandview’s Saturday night victory lane – a place he had not stood in during the regular season since August 20, 2016.

The table finally turned for the five-time point champion during the running of the 48th Annual Freedom 76-lap T.P. Trailers Modified feature – a race Howard previously won four times.

Starting fifth through the luck of the draw, in a field of 34 cars Howard battled with Ryan Godown, runner-up and leader for 16 laps prior to the 31st lap restart when Howard took the lead.

Dealing with heavy lap traffic numerous times, Howard changed lanes to weave through the cars and this allowed Godown to reel him in, but Godown couldn’t make the move to the front and ran second the rest of the way while having to deal with third-place finisher Craig Von Dohren in the later stages.

When things were all set and done Howard picked up his biggest win of the season for a payday of $25,000 plus lap money, $250 from TP Trailers, products from VP Fuel providing he met the necessary requirements plus the Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie. A winner of the event in 1993, 1997, 1999 and 2011 plus now this year, Howard is now tied with Craig Von Dohren at five wins in the prestigious event.

Richie Pratt put the Kyle Borror-owned No. B4 into the early lead at the drop of the green from starter Ray Kemp with Kyle Weiss, Godown, Howard and Brian Hirthler in pursuit.

The red was thrown with eight laps in the books when Ryan Krachun’s car caught fire in turn four. He was uninjured, but out of the race. Pratt continued his pace with Godown making his presence known.

Godown put the Searock No. 26 at the head of the pack on the 15th circuit while Pratt, Howard, Weiss and Mike Gular jockeyed for positions.

On the 20th lap Stewart Friesen, who came straight from Las Vegas after competing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck race the previous night, Ryan Grim and Brian Papiez tangled between turns one and two right in front of the leaders and the other front runners bringing out the yellow. Godown narrowly missed the cars, but Pratt wasn’t as fortunate and got caught up in the melee which forced him to restart in the rear of the field. Godown held his pace when action resumed with pressure now coming from Howard, Gular, Weiss and Jeff Strunk, the defending race winner of the race the past two years.

Godown’s comfortable lead was erased when the red was thrown for a 10-car pile-up in which Pratt rolled and Billy Pauch Jr. was also involved. Several cars were eliminated. It was still Godown as the race leader when action resumed.

On the 30th lap while battling for positions, newly crowned 2018 NASCAR Modified point champion Mike Gular and Strunk made contact in the third turn with Strunk making contact with the wall erasing his chances of making the event a three-peat. Also involved was Skylar Sheriff, who hit the front end of Strunk’s car and hit the fourth turn wall with heavy impact. Sheriff was shaken up a bit and complained of leg pain.

While this took place Godown and Ray Swinehart, who were running first and third using alcohol while the others used gas, were allowed a fuel stop without losing their positions. When the race went green this time Howard took command trailed by Godown, Anthony Perrego, Gular and Swinehart.

By the 57th lap the race for the lead was a three-way one between Howard, Godown and Von Dohren, who started deep in the pack in 29th having to get in through the Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20.

With ten laps to go and Howard encountering heavy lap traffic the order behind him was now comprised of Godown, Von Dohren, Jared Umbenhauer and Friesen, who came from the back of the pack several times.

Howard overcame all obstacles and held off all the competitors’ challenges to chalk up a well-earned win. Chasing him across were Godown, Von Dohren, who earned the Bobby Gunther Walsh and sponsors Hard Charger award worth $1,000, Umbenhauer and Friesen.

Meme DeSantis and Ray Swinehart, who finished ninth and 16th received a $100 bonus from Donnie and Patti Miller in memory of their son Chad who lost his life on September 16.

Alan Johnson, Frank Yankowski, Kenny Gilmore, Pratt, Perrego and Scott Albert won the five 12-lap heats.

T.J. Lilly, Alex Yankowski, Doug Manmiller, Don Norris Jr., Rich Rutski and Mike Lisowski qualified through the consolation races to get into the Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20 – the last chance to get into the Freedom 76.

Rick Laubach won the event and dedicated the win to car owner Lori Hermann who recently lost her battle with cancer. Finishing second was Friesen followed by Von Dohren, Papiez and Manmiller.

Strunk won the 10-lap Cash Dash worth $1,000.

Coming up at Grandview:
Saturday, September 29th, 1 p.m. Enduro along with Blast from the Past Vintage doubleheader.

Saturday, October 13th, 6 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Halloween Special featuring the Big Block/358 Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS 305 Sprints.


T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (76-Laps): 1. Duane Howard, 2. Ryan Godown, 3. Craig Von Dohren, 4. Jared Umbenhauer, 5. Stewart Friesen, 6. Anthony Perrego, 7. Doug Manmiller, 8. Mike Gular, 9. Meme DeSantis (provisional), 10. Mike Mahaney, 11. Kyle Weiss, 12. Brian Hirthler, 13. Richie Pratt, 14. Louden Reimert, 15. David Hunt, 16. Ray Swinehart, 17. Brian Papiez, 18. Wade Hendrickson, 19. Alan Johnson, 20. Ryan Lilick, 21. Kenny Gilmore, 22. Jeff Strunk, 23. Skylar Sheriff, 24. Ryan Watt, 25. Frank Yankowski, 26. Danny Erb, 27. Billy Pauch Jr., 28. Rich Laubach, 29. Frank Yankowski, 30. Jordan Henn, 32. Ryan Grim, 32. Kyle Merkel, 22. Billy Pauch (provisional), Ryan Krachun. DNQ: T.J. Lilly, Bob Trapper, Alex Yankowski, Chris Gambler, Brett Gilmore, Briggs Danner, Danny Bouc, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Ryan Kunkle, Clay Butler, Steve Swinehart, Mark Kratz, Justin Grim, Colt Harris, Ryan Beltz, Craig Whitmoyer, Dan Waisempacher. DNS: Scott Albert.PP

Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20: 1. Rick Laubach, 2. Anthony Perrego, 3. Craig Von Dohren, 4. Brian Papiez, 5. Doug Manmiller. DNQ: Brian Krummel, Tim Buckwalter, John Willman, Brian Hirthler, Alex Yankowski, Geezer Fanelli, Mike Lisowski, Rick Rutski, Don Norris Jr., T.J. Lilly, , Bobby Trapper Jr., Frank Cozze, Gary Hager.

Cash Dash (10 Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Anthony Perrego, 3. Alan Johnson, 4. Kenny Gilmore, 5. Mike Gular, 6. Ray Swinehart, 7. Richie Pratt, 8. Frank Yankowski, 9. Scott Albert.

MEDIA NOTE: On behalf of all involved at Grandview Speedway I want to say thanks for thee great media support given the Freedom 76 helping make it a success. Ernie Saxton

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Race results written by Randy Kane


QUICK NEWS ON FREEDOM 76: Donnie and Patti Miller have posted $100 for the drivers that finish 9th and 16th in the 48th Annual Freedom 76 in the name of their late son Chad who would have celebrated his birthday on 9/16. Much appreciated!!!



BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 15, 2018 . . . NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified regular Kevin Hirthler, who started from fourth-place by luck of the draw for the 26-car starting field aboard his self-owned No. 117 Crate powered Sportsman entry, took the lead on Lap 7 from Ken Eckert Jr. and raced off with a dominating performance to capture the checkered flag in the fifth annual Freedom 38’er Friday night at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.

The Boyertown, PA based driver lapped up to the eleventh-place finisher and won the non-stop 38-lapper by a full straightaway in a time of 10:11.28, taking home $1,500 for his efforts.

Hirthler became the fifth different winner in the 5-years, now, that the event has been raced.

For Hirthler, it was his second career Sportsman feature win at the track this season, his first since April 14, 2018, at the popular high-banked third-mile dirt track promoted by the Rogers family.

“With the rainout last Saturday night,” explained the 38-year-old second-generation car owner and driver, “the 358 Modified car is pretty much ready to go, so, that gave us some extra time to do a little extra work this past week on the Sportsman car and we got things done, scaled loaded up and just got things done in time to get he by maybe 4 o’clock.

“We just got the Crate engine in it back today. It is legit. It’s a GM Crate engine in it. It is my brothers back up engine and we had nothing but troubles with it the past two-years. After nothing but struggling with the engine it’s hitting on all eight cylinders tonight. We finally got things straightened out. It’s legit. Not a cheater. The engine has all the seals on it and when the track slicks up like it did tonight, it’s easy to drive and it has all kinds of power. Anybody is welcome to check the engine out after the races tonight if they have questions about it,” announced Hirthler.

The top 12 qualifiers out of the heat races redrew for starting positions, with Brian Mady from Milford, PA starting on the pole. Mady grabbed the lead for the first two tours, with Eckert Jr., who started outside the front row, whistling by to become the new race leader on Lap 3.

On Lap 7, Hirthler ducked in underneath Eckert Jr. exiting Turn 2 and motored out in front down the backstretch, as Eckert Jr., Mady, Dean Bachman and Craig Whitmoyer trailed.

With 14 complete, Whitmoyer advanced to fourth-place and the 43-year-old veteran took third-place a circuit later.

With 18 in the record books, Whitmoyer climbed into the runner-up role, however, Hirthler was pulling away as the laps quickly clicked off.

With 28-laps recorded, Hirthler was now a full straightaway out in front of Whitmoyer, who was running second in front of Eckert Jr. and Mady.

“I have no idea where second-place was because I never saw anybody,” offered Hirthler in victory lane. “You had to pick your way through the field and all the lapped cars because they were out there racing for position too. You had to maneuver up high or go low and if you could hit the inside slime just right going through the corners, your car would slide up a little, giving you room to get under some cars. I came up off the corners a few times and it wasn’t easy picking a way through the lapped traffic.”

Hirthler went basically unchallenged after he got out in front, easily winning the event over Whitmoyer of Hamburg, PA, Eckert Jr. of Orwigsburg, PA, Mady and Dylan Swinehart of Fleetwood, PA.

A total of four heat races for 45 Sportsman cars were won by Andrew Kries, John McGovern, Hirthler and Swinehart, with a pair of consolation races going out to Cale Ross and Brad Grim.

“We had real good draws in, both, the heat and the feature tonight and that certainly was a help in where we ended things,” revealed Hirthler.

With 23 MASS 305 Sprint Cars on hand, everyone qualified, with Austin Bishop, Tim Tanner Jr. and Rick Stief winning the heat races. There was no consolation needed.

In the 25-lap main event, it was Andy Best blasting from the pole position into the lead with the green waving, with Eddie Wagner and Bishop, who started from third, in tow.

Lap 6 and again on Lap 7, Chad Connor spun to bring out the caution flag.

When racing resumed it was still Best showing the way, with Bishop now second in front of Brendon Poff out of Richboro, PA for Lap 8.

A caution for Bryant Davis stopping in Turn 3 bunched up the field again after 9-laps. A circuit later, Davis went high through Turn 4, caught the outside boiler plate exiting Turn 4 and flipped wildly near the starters stand to bring out a red flag on Lap 10. Davis walked away uninjured.

Again it was Best on top, on the restart, for Lap 11, but a lap later it was Bishop rocketing underneath Best exiting Turn 2 to become the new race leader racing down the back part of the speedway.

Lap 16 saw the leaders get caught up with lapped traffic, knocking out the second and fourth-place cars as a result, as the caution reappeared.

With the new green it was Bishop over Poff, Wagner and Tom Carberry.

By Lap 19, Bishop was nearly a full straightaway out in front, as he easily went on to score his second win on the tour, this season, and his first career victory at Grandview Speedway. Bishop was celebrating his 20th birthday, a great birthday present.

“If I win, usually, it is on other driver’s birthdays and never on my own,” offered the race winner. “It is a nice little way to reward myself. Normally I don’t have the best of luck, but tonight the track was really racy all night long. It got a little rubbered down and I saw Andy started to wash up through the corner and I ducked in there underneath and got him to get the lead.”

Runner-up was Poff, with Carberry, Wagner and Jason Dunn following.

Tim Tanner Jr. was crowned as the MASS 305 Sprint Car 2018 champion, with CJ Faison winning Rookie of The Year honors for 2018.

Some 32 358 Modified racers showed up to run several practice sessions in order to prepare for the upcoming Freedom 76 event the following night, paying $25,000 to the winner.

Kevin Hirthler and many other top Modified talents will be back in racing action tonight at 7 p.m. with the running of the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. There are qualifying heat races, Cash Dash paying $1,000 to win, Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and THEN the Freedom 76.

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series MASS 305 Sprint Cars (25-laps) – 1) Austin Bishop, 2) Brendon Poff, 3) Tom Carberry, 4) Eddie Wagner, 5) Jason Dunn, 6) Tim Tanner Jr., 7) CJ Faison, 8) Ryan Stillwagon, 9) Dave Brown, 10) Tyler Reinhardt, 11) Rick Stief, 12) Zack Burd, 13) Jonathan Haegele, 14) Keith Anderson, 15) Christopher Moll, 16) Tom Tanner, 17) Andy Best, 18) Larry McVay, 19) Mike Haggenbottom, 20) Jeff Geiges, 21) Bryant Davis, 22) Chad Connor, 23) Daniel Leaper

Sportsman (38-laps) – 1) Kevin Hirthler, 2) Craig Whitmoyer, 3) Ken Eckert Jr., 4) Brian Mady, 5) Dylan Swinehart, 6) Ryan Beltz, 7) Dean Bachman, 8) John McGovern, 9) Andrew Kries, 10) Billy Osmun III, 11) Mark Kemmerer, 12) Brad Grim, 13) Mike Kellner, 14) Nate Klinger, 15) Jim Housworth, 16) Brian Hirthler, 17) Louden Reimert, 18) Mike Lisowski, 19) Cale Ross, 20) Brad Arnold, 21) Lex Shive, 22) Mike Mammana, 23) Ryan Higgs, 24) Ryan Lilick, 25) Jesse Landis, 26) Brad Brightbill

Racing action is set for tonight, Saturday, at 7 p.m. with the running of the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. There are qualifying heat races, Cash Dash paying $1,000 to win, Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and THEN the Freedom 76.

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 13, 2018 . . . The excitement continues to build for two big nights of auto racing action at Grandview Speedway this weekend topped by the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic that rewards the winner with $25, 000 plus lap money on Saturday night.

The weekend kicks off with the action packed Freedom 38 for Sportsman stock cars paying the winner of the 38-lapper $1,500. And the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, featuring the popular 305 Sprints, will have current point leader Tim Tanner leading a large field of entries as they battle in the Delphi Contractors & Demolition sponsored 25-lap main event.

Also on Friday night, action starting at 7:30 p.m., the Modified racers planning to participate in the Freedom 76 will be given practice time during the evening’s events.

Pits open at 3 p.m. and main grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $12 with youngsters 6 through 11 paying $5 and kids under 6 admitted free.

Advance tickets for the Freedom 76 will be available Friday night for just $35 while on race day they will sell for $40. Youngsters, 6 through 11, on Saturday will pay $10 while kids under 6 are admitted free.

Saturday will see pit gates open at 9 a.m. Advance ticketholders are admitted to the main grandstands at 3 p.m. while the ticket windows open at 3:30 p.m.

Before the action starts on the track Saturday the Grandview Speedway 2018 champions will be featured in an autograph session at the photo stand from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Modified champion Mike Gular, Sportsman champion Louden Reimert and Late Model champion Danny Snyder will have their Sharpies ready to sign autographs for the fans. And MS Motorsports Leslie Donegan will be part of the activities.

At 5:30 p.m. there will be a photo session and interviews featuring the 2018 Champions in Victory Lane.

And then it will be on track action as Modified racers warm up, participate in qualifying events, the $1,000 to win Cash Dash, the Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and topped off by the 48th edition of the Freedom 76, “The Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”.

Heading up the Modified action will be many top visiting talents including Stewart Friesen (fresh from action in the Las Vegas NASCAR Camping World Truck race), Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach, Ryan Godown, Alan Johnson along with others taking on Grandview champion Mike Gular, Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk (last year’s winner), Duane Howard, Jared Umbenhauer, Frank Cozze and so many more. And as always there will be some surprise entries.

Rain date for the Freedom 76 is September 22nd. There is no rain date for the Friday night events.

Additional details, camping info, and more is available at Check in on Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

Grandview Speedway, celebrating 56 years of continuous operation, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series


With the 2018 season winding down to a close with a heated points battle finally coming to an end this Friday, September 14th at Grandview Speedway, the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series has partnered with Sewell, NJ's Delphi Contracting & Demolition to raise the stakes on Championship Night!

Delphi Contracting has upped the purse an extra $1000, making it $500 to win and $165 to start. Second through fifth place will be awarded with $325, $280, $250, and $220, with an increase in payout throughout the rest of the field will be seen as well. On top of this, $250 in lap money ($10 a lap led in the twenty-five lap feature) will be up for grabs as well.

Additional contingency awards include $50 cash to each heat race winner presented by Professional Design Services, Freiberger Excavating, and Bruce's Auto Body, a $50 gift certificate to Keizer Sprint Wheels for the worst pill draw of the night, the $25 Bitner Automotive 'Lightning Fast Time of the Night' bonus, 5 gallons of fuel to the winner of each heat race event and feature, courtesy of Kelly Racing Fuels, a $25 Todd's Performance gift certificate, the “Burning Rubber Bonus” which is a BRAND NEW Hoosier Racing Racesaver Spec Right Rear tire courtesy of Thayer Performance, the Fred's Trailers $25 Hard Charger Award and the CRC Industries Brakleen feature redraw concludes the list of extras up for grabs for members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

Delphi Contracting & Demolition services Southern Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware regions as a provider of high quality demolition and excavating services. They take pride in their ability to meet deadlines, finish projects 100% to satisfaction and keep projects contained to within the allotted area.

Owner Mike Pjatikin, has a long and successful history in the 600 Micro Sprint scene, recently winning the Winged Outlaw Finale at the 2017 Tulsa Shootout with hot shoe Christopher Bell behind the wheel of his Pjatikin Motorsports 600 Micro Sprint this past December.

Tim Tanner Jr. - the current point leader by 15 points over second place standing and owner of one feature win at Bridgeport Speedway in 2018 Rick Stief - finally won his first race at Grandview Speedway Inc. at MASS' last appearence "on the hill" back in June, and is looking to make a come back this week, after receiving third degree burns on his hands and arms during a pit side accident at BAPS Motor Speedway in August.

Several additional drivers looking forward to pocketing the $500 prize this Friday are "Flyin" Ryan Stillwaggon, double time 2018 feature winner Eddie Wagner, “Downtown” Dave Brown, Jeff Geiges, "The Blonde Bomber" Austin Bishop, Bobby Scherff, Tom Carberry Brendon Poff, Joe Kay, and 2018 Rookie of the Year contenders Cj Faison and Jason Dunn will all be in attendance.

Pits are scheduled to open at 3PM, grandstand gates opening to fans at 5:30 with warm-ups beginning at 6:30 and the first green flag scheduled to open at 7:30PM. General Admission for Adults is $12; Children (6-11): $5; Under 6: FREE and Pit Admission is $30.

For more information on THIS event, LIVE race day coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, our Instagram and Twitter pages @masprints305 and our website!

For more information on Delphi Contracting & Demolition, visit their website at, on facebook at Delphi Contracting or call them at 856-228-3600.

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 9, 2018 . . . For the first time this century there is a NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified Champion at Grandview Speedway not named Howard, Strunk or Von Dohren. Going back to the previous century it was 1999 when Terry Meitzler won the title. Veteran racer Mike Gular is the 2018 Modified Champion, his first championship, having tallied 3536 points without benefit of a feature win but earned with consistent strong finishes all season.

“My car owner provided us with great equipment,” said Gular. “Over the years my parents have been very supportive of my racing and sacrificed for my racing. My dad (former racer Rudy Gular) was there to see us race many nights and was so happy that we won the title.

“A big thanks goes to car owner Rich Stankiewicz and his roofing business along with Conestoga Valley Custom Kitchens and of course the great team effort. Our consistency paid off for us with the championship. We are hoping we can top off the season with a win in the Freedom 76 on Saturday.”

In the Sportsman division sophomore racing talent Louden Reimert earned the top spot with 2684 points and like Gular did it without benefit of a feature win. Danny Snyder led the Late Model standings all season after rattling off three feature wins early in the season. Snyder tallied 2211 points to win his first title.

Ten time Modified champion Craig Von Dohren won three features and had 3386 points to finish 150 points behind the new champion. Jeff Strunk, another ten time champion, finished third with 3351 points. He had two wins. And the third of the big three, Duane Howard, finished fourth in the final point tallies with 3057 points and no wins.

Defending champion Chuck Schutz finished second in the final Late Model standings with 2053 points and three wins. Wayne Pfeil was a close third with 2023 points and two wins while young Kyle Merkel finished fourth with one win and 2002 counters.

Finishing second to Reimert in the Sportsman standings was Brad Grim with 2549 points and one win. Mike Lisowski took third with 2448 points and two wins.

Unfortunately the final point event of the season, WNPV Radio Championship Night, was rained out as were eight other racing nights counting toward the championship standings.

All attention will now be centered on two big nights of racing action coming up on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15. On Friday, 7 p.m., the Sportsman will race in the Freedom 38 and the Mid Atlantic Sprints will be performing in a full slate of qualifying events topped by a 25 lap feature. Modifieds racing in the Saturday night Freedom 76 will be permitted practice laps. Adult admission is $12 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free. It will also be the last opportunity for fans to purchase the money saving advance adult tickets for the Freedom 76. Advance tickets are priced at $35 with race day tickets costing $40.

On Saturday, September 15th, 7 p.m. the “Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”, the 48th Annual Freedom 76 paying $25,000 to win, will be presented. A full series of qualifying events will lead up to the 76 lap finale. Adult admission is $40 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

The Freedom 76 has a September 22nd rain date while the Friday events do not have a rain date.

Check out all information on the Freedom 76 at and click on Freedom 76 where there is info for racers and fans.


1. Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2 3536
2. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C 3386***
3. Jeff Strunk, Pottstown, PA #126 3351**
4. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 3057
5. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19B 2829***
6. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 2790
7. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2436
8. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 2403*
9. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19/1H 2358*
10. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 2254
11. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W 1785
12. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #M7 1784
13. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #48 1767
14. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 1656
15. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87 1613
16. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 1608
17. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #611 1438
18. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 1420
19. Steve Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #942 1378
20. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 1304**
21. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 1128
22. Bobby Trapper, Jr., Scranton, PA #2T/69 1121
23. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 1096
24. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6/78D 1052
25. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 1042
26. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 1038
27. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01 1010
28. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31 1003
29. Jordan Henn, Blandon, PA #77X 870
30. Bobby Trapper, Allentown, PA #69/2 864

Also Feature Winners: Stewart Friesen, Ryan Watt, #14W


1. Danny Snyder, Frederick, PA #44 2211***
2. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #00/1 2053***
3. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 2023**
4. Kyle Merkel, Green Lane, PA #26 2002*
5. Steve Todorow, Trumbauersville, PA #93 1956*
6. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA #19 1950
7. Lou Egrie, Willow Grove, PA #X4 1917
8. Steve Wilson, Green Lane, PA #15 1643*
9. Jordan Knepp, Pottstown, PA #108 1235
10. Cory Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA #118X 1021
11. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA #177 997
12. Patrick Robinson, Bechtelsville, PA #5 970
13. Sean Merkel, Boyertown, PA #118 927*
14. Bryan Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA #33S 851
15. Todd Ravel, Shoemakersville, PA #88 730
16. Dallas Breidenbach Spring City, PA #X/22 580
17. Shawn Horning, Blandon, PA #8M 480
18. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #5H 480
19. Dave Ogin, Fleetwood, PA #12 468
20. George Irwin, Chester Springs, PA #22 190


1. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #58 2684
2. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23 2549*
3. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2448**
4. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 2381*
5. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 2298
6. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38 2202
7. Brad Arnold, Sinking Spring, PA #830 1862**
8. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 1826*
9. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 1761**
10. Kurt Bettler, Hellertown, PA #54 1672
11. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA#6 1653
12. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 1635
13. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14F 1574
14. Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #976 1447
15. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA #20 1383
16. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 1334*
17. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA #72 1321*
18. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31 1244
19. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 1242*
20. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA #6K 1152

Other Feature Winners: Nathan Mohr *

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are NASCAR point events.)

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