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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA—THE 57TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Track office: 610.754.7688

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

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DOUG MANMILLER, KYLE LILICK AND TYLER ROSS WIN HOT FEATURES ON A VERY HOT NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 21, 2019 . . . The action on the track on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway was as hot as the weather that everyone involved endured to be a witness or participate in the racing action sponsored by T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment, Limerick.

Doug “The Handler” Manmiller, whose season has been a series of various obstacles with his best finish, a second place, recorded back in May, finally had a change of luck. He chased down leader Ron Kline for several laps trying to dive underneath him, but to no avail. Finally with four laps to go Manmiller made his move and was successful. He never looked back until he parked the Jason Miller-owned No. 44M in victory lane for his first win of the season to be the seventh different winner, his last victory coming July 14, 2018, in the 30-lap TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified feature

The T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman 25-lap feature was a nail biter decided at the finish line. Leader Chris Esposito and Kyle Lilick were side-by-side coming out of the fourth turn headed for the winner’s circle. They swapped paint and Lilick, winless since June 16, 2018, emerged victorious to become the tenth different winner in the division this season.

Tyler Ross led from start to finish to win his first-ever career victory in the 25-lap United Racing Club feature sponsored by Victory Glass.

Providing the Modified and Sportsman feature winners met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and a certificate from VP Fuels for product awards. The Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award recipients were Ron Kline and Chris Esposito. Parker Guldin, who finished 12th in the Sportsman feature received an extra $100 from the track for racing with the first crate engine.

Modified feature action saw Kline overtake Steve Wilson for the top spot on the second lap while Brett Gilmore, Louden Reimert and Clay Butler battled for positions behind them.

The red was thrown on the seventh lap for a multi-car accident in the second turn. Eliminated were Joe Funk III, who had his best finish last week with a third, last week’s feature winner Dylan Swinehart, Jeff Strunk and Kyle Weiss. Kline maintained the lead when action resumed followed by Wilson, Butler, Manmiller and Gilmore.

By the ½-way marker Kline was still first, but the battle for second was a three-way one between Butler, Manmiller and Duane Howard, who started sixth, 12th and 14th respectively.

Manmiller motored into the runner-up spot on the 22nd lap to pursue Kline.

Kline stayed on the high path while Manmiller was trying to dive underneath, but couldn’t make the pass stick while Howard, Craig Von Dohren, coming from 19th and Frank Cozze, starting ninth were anticipating a false move.

The third lead change took place on the 26th lap when Manmiller was able to pass Kline.

Manmiller never surrendered, holding the top spot until the checkered was thrown. Howard moved into second with two laps to go, but time ran out with Kline, Von Dohren and Cozze crossing the line for third through fifth.

Butler, Manmiller and Briggs Danner won the qualifying heats. The consi went to Mike Lisowski.

Esposito took the early lead at the wave of the green in the Sportsman feature.

Dicing for positions behind him were Derrick Smith, Jesse Landis, Dean Bachman and Mark Kemmerer.

The running order behind Esposito was constantly changing and by the 13th lap Kyle Smith, Kemmerer, Lilick and Bachman were second through fifth.

Lilick moved into second on the 16th lap and took chase after Esposito who had a slight lead built up.

Esposito’s distance was erased on the 19th lap when Ray Cost III spun in the fourth turn bringing out the yellow. Esposito running the outside groove pulled away quickly in anticipation of keeping Lilick, running the inside groove, behind him.

Nathan Mohr and Tom Miller, a previous feature winner, set up a one-lap shoot-out when they tangled in the first turn. Esposito managed to stay ahead, but Lilick was far from ready to give up.

The checkered flag was in sight and it was a drag race towards the finish line with neither one giving an inch while they swapped paint. At the conclusion, Lilick was the victor by mere inches with Esposito a disappointing second since he led all laps but the most important one – the last lap. Kemmerer was third followed by Brightbill, last week’s feature winner and K. Smith.

Heats were won by Jack Butler, Landis and Esposito.

Tyler Ross, the pole sitter of the URC feature, was off and running at the start with Ed Aikin, Curt Michaels, Adam Carberry and Troy Betts in tow.

Michaels took over second on the fifth lap to try to become the new leader.

Carberry’s third-place run ended on the 12th lap when his car was smoking and he slowed to bring out the yellow. Ross was still the leader on the restart, but now Josh Weller was pursuing him for first followed by Michaels, Aikin and Betts.

Ross never allowed anyone the opportunity to take the lead away and went on to score the win with Weller, Michaels, Aikin and Betts following.

Carberry, Aikin and Ross were the heat winners.

Something for fans look for on the TV Wednesday, July 24 is the NBCSN segment titled “50 States in 50 Days” at 5 p.m. which will feature Grandview Speedway as part of their Grassroots racing campaign. Kyle Petty and Clint Bowyer will be on the show and Petty has appeared at Grandview in the past as did his father Richard Petty.

Coming up on the schedule on Friday, July 26th is Big Car Enduro action along with Small Car Enduro, Junkyard Car Race, Outlaw 4x4 Trucks and the Blast From the Past Vintage racers. It all gets started at 7 p.m.

And on Saturday, July 27th, 7:30 p.m. another tripleheader show of racing action that features the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman and the return of the Central PA Legends racers for a second appearance.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Doug Manmiller, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Ron Kline, 4. Craig Von Dohren, 5. Frank Cozze, 6. Brett Kressley, 7. Clay Butler, 8. Kevin Hirthler, 9. Rick Laubach, 10. Brett Gilmore, 11. Briggs Danner, 12. Mike Lisowski, 13. Louden Reimert, 14. Ryan Grim, 15. Steve Wilson, 16. Alex Yankowski, 17. Glenn Strunk, 18. Tim Buckwalter, 19. Dan Waisempacher, 20. Justin Grim, 21. Ray Swinehart, 22. Kyle Weiss, 23. Jeff Strunk, 24. Dylan Swinehart, 25. Joe Funk III, 26. Eric Biehn, 27. Jared Umbenhauer, 28. Kenny Gilmore. DNQ: Richie Hitzler, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Craig Whitmoyer, Mark Levy and Mark Kratz.

T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Kyle Lilick, 2. Chris Esposito, 3. Mark Kemmerer, 4. Brad Brightbill, 5. Kyle Smith, 6. Dean Bachman, 7. Brad Grim, 8. Andrew Kreis, 9. Brian Hirthler, 10. Jesse Landis, 11. Lex Shive, 12. Parker Guldin, (crate engine), 13. Tom Miller, 14. Nathan Mohr, 15. Ray Cost III, 16. Josh Adams, 17. Brad Arnold, 18. Derrick Smith, 19. B.J. Joy, 20. Steve Young, 21. Mike Mammana, 22. Jack Butler. DNS: Mike Koffel.

Victory Glass URC Feature (25-laps): 1. Tyler Ross, 2. Josh Weller, 3. Curt Michael, 4. Ed Aikin, 5. Troy Betts, 6. Chad Layton, 7. Brian Carber, 8. Austin Bishop, 9. Steve Drevicki, 10. Ryan Stillwagon, 11. Jason Clauss, 12. Zach Burd, 13. Adam Carberry, 14. Jimmy Stitzel, 15. J.J. Grasso, 16. Craig Pelligrini, 17. J.R. Berry, 18. Jon Steward, 19. Conner Leffler, 20. Jason Shultz, 21. Brandon McGough.

Jul
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Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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July 18, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 43 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES CONTINUES WITH USAC NATIONAL MIDGETS & NASCAR MODIFIEDS TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30

CHRISTOPHER BELL, JERRY COONS JR., CHAD BOAT & TYLER COURTNEY PART OF USAC MIDGET ROSTER HEADING TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 18, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . .A big night of racing, filled with national stars and local favorites is planned for the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 30 when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series and the NASCAR 358 Modifieds in a spectacular double-header. USAC stars already pre-entered include Christopher Bell, Jerry Coons Jr., Chad Boat and Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney as they chase a $3,500 winners’ share in the 30 lap Ken Brenn Midget Masters.

The one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway has a rich history in presenting some of the best midget racing in the country and Tuesday night, July 30 will mark a historic return of the midgets to the track on the hill. Modified favorites expected to be in the house include Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Ryan Watt and Brett Kressley as they chase $3,000 to win the 30 lap Modified feature event. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Christopher Bell of Norman, OK is in the field and he’s no stranger to Grandview after winning the July 2 410 Sprint Speedweek show collecting $10,000. Bell is the 2017 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series titlist and a two time winner of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at California’s Ventura Raceway. The twenty-five year old sensation owns twenty-three USAC National Midget victories.

All the way from Phoenix, Arizona, Chad Boat is also heading east for the USAC NOS Energy Drink Pennsylvania Midget Week. Boat has three midget wins in Pennsylvania over the past two years winning at Path Valley, Linda’s Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway.

Popular USAC driver Jerry Coons, Jr. from Tucson, AZ is a two-time USAC National Midget Champion (2006-2007) and owns nineteen USAC National Midget wins. Coons is one of six drivers that are USAC Triple Crown winners , having won Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget titles in his career.

Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, IN is the current NOS Energy Drink National Midget point leader and won six time in the first sixteen races this season. Nicknamed “Sunshine”, he is still looking for his first USAC Midget victory in Pennsylvania. Courtney did win a USAC sprint car feature this season at the Port Royal Speedway.

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will $3,000 to the winner. Jeff Strunk is hot off a Thunder on the Hill victory and he’ll be challenged by Ryan Watt, the winner of the opening Thunder on the Hill modified event in June. Other expected entries include Rick Laubach, Doug Manmiller, Billy Pauch Jr., Kevin Hirthler, Jared Umbenhauer and many more.

The Tuesday night, July 30 Ken Brenn Midget Masters and 358 NASCAR Modified double-header will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Low, Down & Dirty is already hard at work planning the pre-race Meet and Greet.

Be sure to plan and attend the first return of the USAC National Midgets to Grandview in thirty years.

Advance tickets may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak your name clearly and leave the number of tickets you needed. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the WILL CALL window after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one-half hour prior to General Admission tickets going on sale at 5 PM. General admission tickets are $28 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids 5 and under will be admitted for free. The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required.

Grandview Speedway Contact Information
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

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 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 134 events, over $4.6 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. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. 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.

Jul
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Thunder on the Hill

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JULY 16, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 43 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

USAC MIDGETS HEAD TO GRANDVIEW, JOIN 358 MODIFIEDS IN NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL EVENT TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 16, 2019 . . . . . The stars of USAC will return to the East, this time taking part in the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget Series that will open at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 30. The USAC Midgets will share the program with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds in the third event of the 2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The USAC National Midget event at Grandview will be the Ken Brenn Midget Masters going 30 laps and paying $3,500 to the winner. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

The Ken Brenn Midget Masters is dedicated to Ken Brenn Sr., a winning Open-Wheel and Dirt-Track Modified Stock-Car Racing car owner for some 30 years (1954-1983) whose accomplishments on the track were accompanied by an unblemished record of integrity and professionalism. And win or lose the resident of Warren, New Jersey, always presented a first-class effort and treated everyone with gentlemanly courtesy and respect.

Brenn’s stellar Midget history shows a long association (1954-1972) with the old American Racing Driver’s Club and that relationship includes holding every office in the organization, including being a two-time (1969-1970) ARDC president. Plus, he was also a five-time ARDC Champion Car Owner (1963-1964, 1968-1969 and 1971) and listed on the ARDC's Honor Roll as a Lifetime Member.

But Brenn – who also did some Midget and Modified Stock-Car promoting – didn’t just race with ARDC as he provided rides for over 150 top drivers who competed in: the Indianapolis 500; USAC Championship Dirt Car, Sprint Car and Midget Racing; NASCAR’s old Midget Division; and, the highly-competitive Pennsylvania-New Jersey and DIRT Motorsports Modified Stock-Car Series.

Brenn was also a leader in making auto racing as safer sport as his efforts in this area saw him: design a universally-accepted roll bar for Midgets in 1958; have the first USAC Sprint Car to ever use a roll cage in 1966; and, be instrumental in making roll cages – and shoulder harnesses – mandatory for ARDC in 1970.

“I consider Ken a close friend, someone I have known for years but further secured our relationship through the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show at the Phillipsburg Mall over the past ten years”, commented Bob Miller who with the Rogers Family, promotes the Thunder on the Hill Racing events. “I remember when Mr. Brenn promoted midget races here at Grandview, he was always very professional, a great asset to the sport”, added Theresa Rogers.

And he continues to be regarded by the racing community as one of its finest representatives.

Christopher Bell, hot off a $10,000 win at Grandview on Tuesday, July 2 in a 410 sprint car is planning to compete in the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30 along with Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney, Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas, Jr, Zeb Wise, Chad Boat, Tanner Carrick, Jerry Coons Jr. and C.J. Leary just to name a few. Time trials and qualifying events will lead up to the Ken Brenn Midget Masters 30 lap feature event paying $3,500 to the winner.

The 358 Modifieds will play an equally important part of this event with qualifying and a 30 lap feature that will $3,000 to the winner. Jeff Strunk is hot off a Thunder on the Hill victory and he’ll be challenged by Ryan Watt, the winner of the opening Thunder on the Hill modified event in June. Other expected entries include Brett Kressley, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Doug Manmiller, Billy Pauch Jr., Kevin Hirthler, Jared Umbenhauer and many more.

The Tuesday night, July 30 Ken Brenn Midget Masters and 358 NASCAR Modified double-header will get underway at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. Low, Down & Dirty is already hard at work planning the pre-race Meet and Greet.

Be sure to plan and attend the first return of the USAC National Midgets to Grandview in thirty years.

Advance tickets may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak your name clearly and leave the number of tickets you needed. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the WILL CALL window after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one-half hour prior to General Admission tickets going on sale at 5 PM.

Grandview Speedway Contact Information
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

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 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 134 events, over $4.6 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. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. 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.

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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA—THE 57TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Track office: 610.754.7688

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

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TRIPLEHEADER ACTION ON SATURDAY AT GRANDVIEW FEATURES URC SPRINTS, NASCAR 358 MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN, ALL PART OF T.P.TRAILERS AND TRUCK EQUIPMENT NIGHT

URC WILL BE HOSTING A REUNION NIGHT FEATURING TOP LEGENDS SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS

NASCAR STANDINGS STILL HAVE VON DOHREN LEADING MODS, BRIGHTBILL NOW FIRST IN SPORTSMAN

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 16, 2019 . . . Coming up this Saturday, July 20th is another tripleheader show at Grandview Speedway, this time featuring the Capital Renegade United Racing Club Sprints in their first appearance of the season as part of T.P.Trailers and Truck Equipment Night. The Sprint events will be sponsored by Victory Auto Glass with the feature paying $2,000 to win. Heading up the Sprint action will be Josh Weller, Chad Layton, Curt Michael, Austin Bishop, former Grandview Late Model champion Ed Aikin who has a URC feature win this season and a host of other Sprint standouts. As an added attraction URC will be hosting a Legends Reunion in the first turn pavilion area. Legends will be signing autographs and chatting with fans starting at 6 p.m. Included amongst the legends will be Sean Michael, Becca Anderson, Mares Stellfox, Charlie Massey, Greg Coverdale, Fran Hogue, Ed Wylie and host of others.

Just added to the list of Legends is Glenn Fitzcharles who got his racing start at Grandview in the stock cars and went on to win 81 URC features and five titles. The Pottstown, PA resident is enshrined in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars will make up the balance of the tripleheader show.

A full series of qualifying events in each division will lead to the main events that will feature the top performers of the night.

At 5 p.m. the Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will feature Modified standout Jared Umbenhauer and URC racer Josh Weller at the front admission gate area.

Adult admission for this not to be missed show is $25, youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

With 11 feature races completed in both the Modifieds and Sportsman ten-time track champion Craig Von Dohren sits on top of the Modified standings with 2769 counters. Second spot is held by Duane Howard, a five time champion, with 2590 points. Both Oley, PA residents have earned feature victories with Von Dohren having three and Howard having earned two. Third spot in the standings is held by Hellertown, PA’s Rick Laubach with 2429 tallies and having done it without benefit of a feature win.

Topping the Sportsman is veteran racing talent Brad Brightbill of Sinking Spring, PA. He has three wins, including the Firecracker 40 this past Saturday, and 2196 points. Brad Grim has 2169 points and has done it without a win. Third spot is held by former champion Brian Hirthler with 2124 making for a tight battle for the title. Hirthler has been to victory lane twice this season.

During the 11 events presented this season there have been 56 Modifieds and 41 Sportsman seen in action on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval.

Information on coming events at the Bechtelsville track can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF JULY 13, 2019

1. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C 2769***
2. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 2590**
3. Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L 2429
4. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 2420**
5. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19/1H 2337
6. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 2270
7. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 2183
8. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 2143***
9. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 2024
10. Alex Yankowski, Covington Twp., PA #84Y 1802
11. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 1766
12. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16 1756
13. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 1754
14. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 1731
15. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 1708
16. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 1567
17. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 1494
18. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B 1235
19. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA#33 1200
20. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #OG7/14 1196
21. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01 1166
22. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6/78D 1102
23. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H 920
24. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #611/61 919
25. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 911
26. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 892
27. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #81 867*
28. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14RR 855
29. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #355 850
30. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ #704 780

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF JULY 13, 2019

1. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 2196***
2. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #13 2169
3. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4*/117 2124**
4. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 1946
5. Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #830 1873
6. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 1873*
7. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA #F10 1822
8. Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 1776
9. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 1720
10. Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57 1676*
11. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA #6K 1456
12. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 1310
13. Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14 1216
14. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31 1179
15. Nathan Mohr, East Greenville, PA #17M 1040*
16. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA#20 1005*
17. Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #976 952
18. Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K 943
19. Andy Clemmer, Bechtelsville PA #127 888
20. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6 839
21. Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA #11 809*
22. Josh Adams, Douglassville, PA #44A 780
23. Tom Miller, Gilbertsville, PA #77T 769*
24. Scott Kohler, Boyertown, PA #12S 754
25. Aaron Bowes, Nazareth, PA #4 714

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only for those that are
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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA—THE 57TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Track office: 610.754.7688

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

Race results provided by Vicki Gehris

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DYLAN SWINEHART, BRAD BRIGHTBILL, CASSEL AND NEIMAN WIN HATFIELD QUALITY MEATS FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. JULY 14, 2019 . . . Dylan Swinehart, former Sportsman rookie driver, took on a big responsibility taking over the driving reins of the Bailey Fabrications 358 Modified No. 81 owned by his grandparents Dennis and Joanne Bailey for the 2019 season at Grandview Speedway. The third generation driver of the Swinehart/Bailey racing family with Dylan’s other grandfather being two-time Grandview point champion and still a weekly competitor Ray Swinehart, has been struggling with not qualifying, and other obstacles along the way, finally had a change of luck on Saturday night when he took home the checkered flag in the 30-lap TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified feature that was part of the Hatfield Quality Meats sponsored night of racing. A jubilant victor thanked his grandparents and commented he almost “lost it” since he was running the car so hard as he went on to become the sixth different winner in the division.

Brad Brightbill was in the right position at the right moment when track officials put leader Jack Butler back two positions on the 23rd lap restart because of his cat and mouse tactics on previous restarts that created numerous problems in the Firecracker 40-lap T. /P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman feature. Brightbill inherited the lead through this decision and went on to claim his third win of the season in the division and claimed a $2,000 payday.

In the 15-lap Blast From The Past feature, Andy Cassel won the Modified portion while Curt Neiman was the winner for the Vintage class.

The night’s activities were sponsored by Hatfield Quality Meats and broadcast live by RCN TV, Allentown.

Providing the Modified and Sportsman feature winners met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from TP Trailers and a certificate from VP Fuels for product awards. The Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award recipients were Swinehart and Butler. Derrick Smith was the highest finisher in 11th with a crate engine in the Sportsman division and received an extra $150.

Rookie Richie Hitzler led the first two laps of the Modified feature before Kevin Hirthler brought out the only yellow with a right rear flat tire. Following a quick pit stop he was able to rejoin the action. On the restart Swinehart, another rookie, charged into the lead with Hitzler, Joe Funk III, another rookie in the division; Kory Fleming and Ray Swinehart in tow.

Funk III took chase after Swinehart once he moved into second on the fifth lap.

For the next several laps the top five order continued to be Swinehart, Funk III, Hitzler, Fleming and R. Swinehart. Attempting to break into the top five were Timmy Buckwalter and Brett Kressley. Buckwalter got into fourth by the 16th lap, but it wasn’t until the 23rd lap that Kressley was fifth with both drivers on the move to advance.

By lap 25 Swinehart approached lap traffic and it didn’t take Funk III long to reel him in along with the rest of the top five consisting of Buckwalter, Kressley and Doug Manmiller.

Swinehart kept the competition behind him to pull into victory lane. Grabbing second as they crossed the line was Kressley followed by Funk III, Buckwalter and Manmiller.

Ryan Grim, D. Swinehart, Clay Butler and Kressley were the heat winners. Consies were won by Duane Howard and Louden Reimert.

Polesitter Steve Desmelyk led the Sportsman feature for six laps until Jesse Leiby stopped in the second turn for the caution. On the restart, third place runner Jack Butler took the inside lane and got past Chris Esposito and Desmelyk for the lead.

It didn’t take Butler long to build up a straightaway lead and just as he caught the back of the pack, Nathan Mohr spun along the homestretch. Butler brought the field in for the restart very slow bunching everyone else up behind him with Parker Guldin, already a feature winner this year; early leader Desmelyk and Mohr tangling in turn one. The next restart was no better and Andrew Kreis slowed in the first turn. Butler was warned on both occasions to pick up the pace on the restarts. Butler kept the lead, but by now Kyle Lilick was second followed by Brightbill, Esposito and Dean Bachman.

The yellow was out again when Ryan Beltz was spun along the backstretch. Brian Hirthler was placed to the back for the incident. Once again it was a slow start with everyone side-by-side bumper-to-bumper, but Butler maintained first.

Desmelyk spun again on the 22nd lap for another caution. At this time officials deemed it necessary to place Butler back to third for ignoring their warnings. This put Brightbill and Kyle Lilick trying to overtake him.

Towards the closing stages Brightbill approached lapped cars, but that didn’t hinder him and he went on to victory. Brightbill said in victory lane that “he didn’t like to win the race like that putting Jack back, but there’s nothing he could do about it.” Finishing second was Lilick followed by Butler, Brad Arnold and Dean Bachman.

Desmelyk, Esposito and Sean Weiss won the heats. The consi was won by Brandon Edgar.

Andy Cassel, running their Modified class, led the Blast From The Past feature, from start to finish with only one caution period to interrupt. Following Cassel across were Brett Peters, Jeff Paulson, Mike Stofflet and Todd Lapp. Curt Neiman, a Vintage car, finished sixth and won the division’s class segment.

Coming up on Saturday, July 20th is another tripleheader show featuring the Capital Renegade United Racing Club Sprints in their first appearance of the season at Grandview. Sprint events will be sponsored by Victory Auto Glass with the feature paying $2,000 to win. Heading up the Sprint action will be Josh Weller, Chad Layton, Curt Michael, Austin Bishop, former Grandview Late Model champion Ed Aikin who has a URC feature win this season and a host of other Sprint standouts. As an added attraction URC will be hosting a Legends Reunion in the first turn pavilion area. Legends will be signing autographs and chatting with fans starting at 6 p.m. Included amongst the legends will be Sean Michael, Becca Anderson, Mares Stellfox, Charlie Massey, Greg Coverdale, Frannie Hogue, Ed Wylie and host of others.

Thirty minutes earlier the Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will feature a handful of Grandview regulars and URC racers at the front admission gate.

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman will be making up the rest of the three division show that is sponsored by T.P.Trailers and Truck Equipment of Limerick, PA.

Adult admission for this not to be missed show is $25, youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

RACE RESULTS

Hatfield Quality Meats T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Dylan Swinehart, 2. Brett Kressley, 3. Joe Funk III, 4. Timmy Buckwalter, 5. Doug Manmiller, 6. Craig Von Dohren, 7. Duane Howard, 8. Ray Swinehart, 9. Jared Umbenhauer, 10. Kory Fleming, 11. Clay Butler, 12. Dan Waisempacher, 13. Jeff Strunk, 14. Mike Lisowski, 15. Kyle Weiss, 16. Danny Erb, 17. Ryan Grim, 18. Rick Laubach, 19. Louden Reimert, 20. Alex Yankowski, 21. Craig Whitmoyer, 22. Richie Hitzler, 23. Justin Grim, 24. Frank Cozze, 25. Brett Gilmore, 26. Kenny Gilmore, 2. Jordan Henn, 28. Kevin Hirthler. DNQ: Briggs Danner, Kyle Kania, Glenn Strunk, Ron Kline, Ron Myers, Mark Kratz, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Ron Seltmann Jr., Steve Wilson, Ryan Lilick, Mark Levy and Eric Biehn.

Hatfield Quality Meats T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (40-laps): 1. Brad Brightbill, 2. Kyle Lilick, 3. Jack Butler. 4. Brad Arnold, 5. Dean Bachman, 6. Mark Kemmerer, 7. Brad Grim, 8. Mike Mammana, 9. Brandon Edgar, 10. Chris Esposito, 11. Derrick Smith (crate engine), 12. Jesse Leiby, 13. Kyle Smith (provisional), 14. Brian Hirthler, 15. Lex Shive, 16. Jesse Landis, 17. Andrew Kreis, 18. Nate Brinker, 19. Sean Weiss, 20. Jimmy Leiby, 21. Ryan Beltz, 22. Steve Desmelyk, 23. Nathan Mohr, 24. Parker Guldin, 25. Andy Clemmer. DNQ: Scott Kohler, Aaron Bowes, Jeff Bubori, Ryan Higgs, Tom Miller, Ray Cost III and Mike Koffel.

Blast From The Past Feature (15-laps): 1. Andy Cassel, 2. Brett Peters, 3. Jeff Paulson, 4. Mike Stofflet, 5. Todd Lapp, 6. Curt Neiman, 7. Wyatt Jacobus Sr., 8. Wes Cassel, 9. John Marks, 10. Mike Garris Sr., 11. Ron Paulson, 12. Matt Smith, 13. Dominique Deglas, 14. Rich Decker, 15. Brock Jacobus, 16. Larry Beers, 17. Jay Garris, 18. Kevin Spongle, 19. Bobby Hall, 20. Bill Gerhart.

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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA—THE 57TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Track office: 610.754.7688

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

NASCAR SPORTSMAN RACERS RACING FOR $2,000 TO WIN IN FIRECRACKER 40 AT GRANDVIEW JULY 13 UNITED RACING CLUB SPRINT CARS HEADLINE ACTION ON JULY 20TH

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 9, 2019 . . . With $2,000 up for grabs for a win in the T.P.Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman Firecracker 40 on Hatfield Quality Meats Night this Saturday, July 13th at Grandview Speedway you just know competition is going to be fierce. And consider the fact that the racers have been rained out for the past two Saturdays and you just know they will be chomping at the bit to go racing especially with the big bucks on the line.

Point leader Brian Hirthler will be a favorite to win. The Green Lane racing talent will have plenty of competition as he goes for the rich victory and a chance to increase his lead in the standings for the NASCAR Sportsman track title.

At present Hirthler has just a 26 point lead over challenger Brad Grim. With the help of two feature wins the past champion has 1999 counters while Grim, without a win, sits with 1973 points. Veteran Brad Brightbill has two wins and 1935 points.

Looking to gain some ground with a strong effort in the 40-lap race will be Kyle Lilick, Brad Arnold, Kyle Smith and a host of others.

Joining the Sportsman as part of the tripleheader will be the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds lead by such standouts as point leader and ten time track champion Craig VonDohren along with Duane Howard and Rick Laubach. Also joining the action with be another ten time track champion Jeff Strunk who has been on a hot streak lately.

And the always fun to watch Blast from the Past Vintage Racers will close out the three division show.

Fans are invited to visit the Low Down & Dirty Meet and Greet featuring Sportsman racers Brad Brightbill and Mike Koffel along with Modified racer Louden Reimert. It all gets started at 5 p.m. in the main entrance area.

Adult admission is $22, youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

Coming up on Saturday, July 20th is another tripleheader show featuring the Capital Renegade United Racing Club Sprints in their first appearance of the season at Grandview. Heading up the Sprint action will be Josh Weller, Chad Layton, Curt Michael, Austin Bishop, former Grandview Late Model champion Ed Aikin who has a URC feature win this season and a host of other Sprint standouts.

The NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman will be making up the rest of the three division show that is sponsored by T.P.Trailers and Truck Equipment of Limerick, PA.

Adult admission for this not to be missed show is $25, youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

Information on all racing action at Grandview Speedway is located at www.gradviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone the track at 610.754.7688.

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Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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JUly 2, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 43 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES AT GRANDVIEW. . . . . .

CHRISTOPHER BELL POCKETS $10,000, JEFF STRUNK WINS MOD THRILLER AS GRANDVIEW DEFEATS MOTHER NATURE TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 2

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 2, 2019) – Mother Nature offered a reprieve to race fans Tuesday Night at Grandview Speedway, providing just enough clear weather for Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell to claim the 410 Sprint Car main event, while Boyertown, Pennsylvania’s Jeff Strunk scored the win in the Modified portion of the double-header event. A big crowd turned out for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill event attracting a field of thirty 410 sprint cars and thirty-eight modifieds. The battles were plentiful all night but the biggest story was how the Grandview Speedway track crew fought back after a thunder stormed drenched the speedway surface. The outstanding work by the track crew with help from the modifieds quickly returned the speedway back into race ready conditions after a one hour and fifteen minute rain delay. As the checker flag fell on the modified feature, the rain once again began to fall, but the show in its entirety was presented.

Winner Christopher Bell with 2-laps to go.
(Wheels of Speed Photo)

Bell used up every inch of the racetrack on his way to a $10,000 payday as part of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. This was Bells first ever Thunder on the Hill Racing Series victory.

“I had a hard time figuring out where the car worked best, I just kept moving around,” Bell explained in post-race victory lane ceremonies. “I almost crashed a couple of times.”

Pole-sitter Lucas Wolfe and Bell raced down to the drop of the green, but action slowed quickly for a six-car tangle that sidelined Pennsylvania Speedweek point leader, Freddie Rahmer.

Bell didn’t bat an eye on the ensuing restart racing around Wolfe and disappearing from the competition – a man on a mission, Bell encountered lapped traffic on the 8th circuit dodging slower cars with his sight set on the winner’s purse.

James McFadden, aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9 machine, slid passed Wolfe on the 12th lap and it didn’t take long for him to rope in Bell and challenge for the lead. The red flag flew just prior to the halfway when Jessie Attard got upside down in turn three.

Bell had his hands full on the restart with McFadden and Lance Dewease right on his rear bumper.

“I struggled just passed halfway, I used every inch of the race track and tried to block those guys behind me,” Bell explained.

McFadden would make one last-ditch effort for the victory, but ultimately settled for second, Lance Dewease finished in third, Lucas Wolfe in fourth, and past Thunder Cup winner Aaron Reutzel finished in fifth.

Christopher Bell’s sweep included the Quick Time with a lap of 11.617. Heat Races were won by Aaron Reutzel, Lucas Wolfe, Danny Dietrich, and Kyle Reinhardt. Mark Smith scored the win in the B-Main.

Brett Kressley and Mike Gular started on the front row of the NASCAR 358 Modified feature event, with Gular gaining control of the top spot. Gular dominated the first half of the 30-lap event clicking laps off with a strong contingent of Modified drivers behind him.

The top three competitors were door-to-door in the closing portion of the event, with Gular, Kressley, and Strunk all moving to the point in a single lap. Strunk would score the upper hand threading three-wide between Gular and Kressley.

Strunk led the final ten laps of the feature event with Kressley well within striking distance and riding the rear bumper of #126 on the final lap. Kressley rolled home in second, Mike Gular finished in third, Craig VonDohren in fourth, and Duane Howard rounding out the top five. Kressley worked his way to victory lane, but this time to congratulate the great run by Strunk. The thirty lap modified win was worth $3,000.

NASCAR Modified Heat Races were won by Don Norris, Jr., Steve Young, Brett Kressley, and Ryan Watt. Consolations were won by Craig Whitmoyer and Glenn Strunk.

Rain delayed the start of the event with 410 Sprint Car Time Trials finally rolling off at 8:45 PM, the rain fell again at the drop of the checkered flag.

The 30th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continues on Tuesday, July 30 at Grandview Speedway with the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship event dubbed Ken Brenn Midget Masters. NASCAR 358 Modifieds are also on the card.

410 Sprint Car Time Trials

1. Christopher Bell – 11.617 2. James McFadden – 11.638 3. Lance Dewease – 11.645 4. TJ Stutts – 11.661 5. Aaron Reutzel – 11.665 6. Lucas Wolfe – 11. 670 7. Cory Eliason – 11.703 8. Kyle Reinhardt – 11.727 9. Dale Blaney – 11.728 10. Kyle Larson – 11.755 11. Danny Dietrich – 11.763 12. Rico Abreu – 11.789 13. Freddie Rahmer – 11.790 14. Dylan Cisney – 11.807 15. Jessie Attard – 11.808 16. Anthony Macri – 11.815 17. Alan Krimes – 11.837 18. Tyler Reeser – 11.928 19. Ryan Taylor – 11.928 20. Kyle Moody – 11.939 21. Mark Smith – 11.954 22. Jared Esh – 11.972 23. Brett Michalski – 12.066 24. JJ Grasso – 12.103 25. Tony Stewart – 12.108 26. Chase Dietz – 12.108 27. Brandon Rahmer – 12.166 28. Darren Mollenoyux – 12.219 29. Barry Shearer – 12.278 30. Dave Blaney – NT

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Aaron Reutzel 2. Christopher Bell 3. Dale Blaney 4. Freddie Rahmer 5. JJ Grasso
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Lucas Wolfe 2. Kyle Larson 3. James McFadden 4. Dylan Cisney 5. Jared Esh
Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Danny Dietrich 2. Cory Eliason 3. Lance Dewease 4. Jessie Attard 5. Brandon Rahmer
Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Kyle Reinhardt 2. Rico Abreu 3. Anthony Macri 4. Kyle Moody 5. TJ Stutts
B-Main (10 Laps) – 1. Mark Smith 2. Alan Krimes 3. Tyler Reeser 4. Chase Dietz
A-Main (35 Laps) – 1. Christopher Bell 2. James McFadden 3. Lance Dewease 4. Lucas Wolfe 5. Aaron Reutzel 6. Danny Dietrich 7. Kyle Larson 8. Rico Abreu 9. Anthony Macri 10. Cory Eliason 11. JJ Grasso 12. Kyle Reinhardt 13. Alan Krimes 14. Jared Esh 15. Chase Dietz 16. Kyle Moody 17. Tyler Reeser 18. Mark Smith 19. Jessie Attard 20. TJ Stutts 21. Dale Blaney 22. Freddie Rahmer 23. Dylan Cisney 24. Brandon Rahmer

NASCAR 358 Modifieds
Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Don Norris Jr. 2. Kyle Weiss 3. Doug Manmmiler 4. Ryan Beltz 5. Dylan Swinehart
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Steve Young 2. Jeff Strunk 3. Craig VonDohren 4. Rick Laubach 5. Kenny Gilmore
Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Louden Reimert 3. Ron Kline 4. Briggs Danner 5. TJ Lilly
Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Watt 2. Mike Gular 3. Duane Howard 4. Kevin Hirthler 5. Frank Cozze
Consolation (10 Laps) – 1. Craig Whitmoyer 2. Danny Bouc
Consolation (10 Laps) – 1. Glenn Strunk 2. Brett Gilmore
Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Brett Kressley 3. Mike Gular 4. Craig VonDohren 5. Duane Howard 6. Kyle Weiss 7. Rick Laubach 8. Ryan Watt 9. Louden Reimert 10. Doug Manmiller 11. Don Norris, jr. 12. Kevin Hirthler 13. Craig Whitmoyer 14. Briggs Danner 15. Frank Cozze 16. Danny Bouc 17. Glenn Strunk 18. Ron Kline 19. TJ Lilly 20. Ryan Beltz 21. Brett Gilmore 22. Steve Young 23. Dylan Swinehart 24. Kenny Gilmore.

“Special thanks go out to all involved in the Tuesday night Thunder on the Hill event, including the hard-working track crew, every Modified team that helped work the track, the patience of the 410 sprint car drivers and teams, the event track officials and especially the many race fans who turned out with the very threatening weather forecast”, commented co-event organizer Bob Miller.

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