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Howard and Brightbill Crowned 2019 Grandview Speedway Point Champions


BECHTELSVILLE, PA SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 . . . Brett “The Threat” Kressley avoided being involved in two red flagged incidents that blocked the track during the running of the T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified 30-lap feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in the action sponsored by WNPV 1440 AM Radio, Lansdale. The Orefield leadfoot went on to chalk up his third win of the season.

Ryan Beltz overtook Tom Miller to become the new leader on the sixth lap of the TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman 25-lap feature to claim his first win of the season and become the 15th different winner in the series. The last time Beltz stood in victory lane was June 30, 2018.

Providing the 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 Jesse Leiby and Beltz. Wyatt Harrar, who finished 10th in the Sportsman feature received an extra $100 for being the highest finishing crate engine driver.

Kressley and Beltz may have won the battle by winning their respective features, but it was Duane Howard and Brad Brightbill that won the war claiming the 2019 point championship title in their divisions.

Howard, involved in some early mishaps finished seventh, but had enough points to actually clinch the crown last week; earned his sixth Modified point title at the 1/3-mile oval behind the wheel of the Norm’s Save Station/Norm Hansell-owned No. 357. Howard, who praised Norm and the crew for providing him with a great car powered by a Carroll Hine engine every week, said it takes a team effort to win a championship.

Sportsman point champion Brightbill, who missed a feature earlier in the year on the night they ran a make-up feature in which he had engine problems and didn’t participate in the regular show feature, still had enough points to earn his first title ever in his self-owned No. 19. He became the fifth different driver to earn the title since 2015.

The big one, the 49th annual Freedom 76, is set for Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. The winner walks off with at least $25,000.

Kicking off the weekend will be the Freedom 38 Sportsman action on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The event pays $2,000 to win and is sure to attract a stellar field of Sportsman racing talent.

The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprints will also be part of the doubleheader show. Featured with the Sprints will be standout racers such as Eddie Wagner, Tom Carberry, Tim Tanner, Jr., and others.

Jesse Leiby, a rookie that started competing midway through the season, took the early lead in the Modified feature trailed by the son and father duo of Steve and Ray Swinehart; Brett Gilmore and Craig Whitmoyer.

With five laps completed, Ray Swinehart took over second and set his sights on Leiby.

The first yellow was thrown on the 17th lap when Louden Reimert slowed between the third and fourth turn, but then pulled away. R. Swinehart, winless since the Forrest Rogers Memorial on September 1, 2018, became the new leader when action resumed.

The red had to be thrown on the 19th lap for a multi-car accident that blocked the track that eliminated defending point champion Mike Gular and Frank Cozze. Eight cars were out of contention on the restart red in turn one. It was Swinehart in front when racing went green again followed by Doug Manmiller, Leiby, Kressley and Whitmoyer.

Kressley was slicing through the pack advancing a position almost every lap and by the 22nd lap he was challenging Swinehart for the lead.

A new leader emerged on the 24th lap when Kressley stormed past Swinehart for the number one position to become the third different front runner.

Once Kressley took command he never looked back and pulled the family-owned No. 19K into the winner’s circle to post his 12th career Modified feature victory. Claiming his season best finish in second was Swinehart followed by Manmiller, who despite a damaged race car in third; early leader Leiby in fourth and Whitmoyer fifth who had his best run since May 4, 2019.

The four qualifying heats were won by Danny Erb, Brett Gilmore, Whitmoyer and R. Swinehart. Rick Laubach and Gular won the consies.

Sportsman action saw Tom Miller take the early lead to set the pace for three laps before the red was thrown when one of the back runners was pinched into the third turn guard rail which triggered a chain reaction that eliminated ten cars. Jack Butler, who was also involved, was shaken up a bit. Miller resumed the lead on the restart with Scott Kohler, Beltz, Dean Bachman and Wyatt Harrar in pursuit.

Beltz moved into second on the fifth lap and one lap later he put the Just Cruisin’ No. 221 at the head of the pack.

Within no time Beltz had a straightaway lead built up leaving Kohler, Bachman, Brandon Edgar, a feature winner earlier in the year and Brian Hirthler dicing for the remaining positions.

Positions behind Beltz were constantly changing, but he never faltered and went on to garner his third career win. Having his best finish of the year was runner-up Bachman, followed by Hirthler, newly crowned point champion Brightbill, who managed to come home in fourth after being involved in the third lap incident and having to go pit side before rejoining the race in time and Brad Arnold, who was also a feature winner this year.

Kohler, Steve Young, Parker Guldin and Mike Mammana won the heats. Consies went to Nate Brinker and Kenny Bock

Fans attending Friday’s doubleheader featuring the Freedom 38 for Sportsman and Mid-Atlantic Sprints will also have this as the final opportunity to purchase their Freedom 76 tickets for just $35 rather than the race day price of $40.

Admission for the Friday night show is $12 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 through 11 and admission is free for kids under 6. Starting time is 7:30 p.m. There is no rain date for this event.

Then on Saturday the $25,000 to win dirt track racing classic, the 49th Annual Freedom 76, is expected to attract many of the top names. Gates for advance ticket holders open at 3 p.m. while admission gates will open at 3:30 p.m.

The first qualifying event will get the green at 7 p.m.

Adult tickets are priced at $40, youngsters 6 through 11 pay 10 and kids under 6 are admitted free.


T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-laps): 1. Brett Kressley, 2. Ray Swinehart, 3. Doug Manmiller, 4. Jesse Leiby, 5. Craig Whitmoyer, 6. Glenn Strunk, 7. Duane Howard, 8. Eric Biehn, 9. Jeff Strunk, 10. Alex Yankowski, 11. Craig Von Dohren, 12. Timmy Buckwalter, 13. Ryan Anderson, 14. Ryan Grim, 15. Louden Reimert, provisional; 16. Rick Laubach, 17. Justin Grim, 18. Briggs Danner, 19. Steve Swinehart, 20. Brett Gilmore, 21. Jared Umbenhauer, 22. Mike Lisowski, 23. Kenny Gilmore, 24. Dylan Swinehart, 25. Mike Gular, 26. Frank Cozze, 27. John Willman, 28. Danny Erb, 29. Kevin Hirthler. DNQ: Ron Kline, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Ron Myers, Kevin Beach, Kory Fleming, Clay Butler, Richie Hitzler, Meme DeSantis, Glenn Owens and Colt Harris.

T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Ryan Beltz, 2. Dean Bachman, 3. Brian Hirthler, 4. Brad Brightbill, 5. Brad Arnold, 6. Brandon Edgar, 7. Scott Kohler, 8. Kyle Smith, 9. Jesse Landis, 10. Wyatt Harrar, 11. Tom Miller, 12. Jimmy Leiby, 13. Brad Grim, 14. Steve Young, 15. Mark Kemmerer, 16. Joey Vaccaro, 17. Mike Koffel, 18. Parker Guldin, 19. Mike Mammana, 20. Kyle Lilick, 21. Chris Esposito. 22. Jack Butler, 23. Nate Brinker, 24. Kenny Bock, 25. Andrew Kreis, 26. Doug Snyder. DNQ: Josh Adams, Mike Schneck, Kris Ney, Ray Cost III, Shon Elk, Andy Clemmer, Matt Clay, Lex Shive, Shawna Schibilia and Tyler Peet.

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DATE OF EVENT: Sept. 14, 2019

DATE OF RELEASE: Sept. 14, 2019

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WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Two-time All American Auto Group Modified stock car champion Steven Reed raced to his fourth main event win of the season Saturday night at Wall Stadium Speedway. The Jackson resident and current point leader was emotional in the winner's circle after the event.

A pair of drivers, Joey Merlino of Pine Hill and Kevin Davison of Howell, fought for their first main event wins in the test as Reed worked his way to the front of the pack. A lap 18 restart saw Davison power to the front past Merlino in the outside lane before another caution slowed the action. Davison again worked the outside lane on the ensuing restart before both Merlino and Davison tangled in turn two. Reed then raced into the lead after his climb to the head of the field.

Reed then survived a few more cautions before stretching his advantage to the checker flag. Andrew Krause of Holmdel and Eddie McCarthy of Pt. Pleasant were second and third while Brick's Eric Mauriello and Neptune's Chris Andretta wrapped up the top five.

“This win is for the fans,” an emotional Reed said after the win. “Every week a lot of people come up to me in the stands and that really means a lot. Some come up and wish me luck like I'm a man going off to war. Their encouragement helps. Even the haters help us by encouraging us to go faster!

“I also have to thank my family and backers for all they do to make this car fast. It is so much fun to drive because it is so good. My spotter kept telling to to take it easy and save the tires in case there was another restart. It is hard to slow down when the car is so good!”

Point leader Elliot Wohl of Beachwood took a step toward his first O'Shea's Auto Repair Factory Stock title by wining his fifth 25-lap main event of the year. Former champ Scott Riggleman of Manchester led much of the first half of the race before settling for second, while Tom Rajkowski of Fords, Wall's Bryan O'Shea and Joey Helberg of Union wrapped up the top five.

Former champion Brian Osborn of Howell raced into the lead on lap five and drove on to his second victory of the year in the 25-lapper for the Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks. Alonzo Morales of Mt. Ephraim and point leader Neil Rutt III of Edison were second and third while Sal Liguori of Hazlet and Jeffrey Loesch of Neptune City were fourth and fifth.

Eric Mauriello jumped into the Alan Camp No. x3 for the Center State Engineering Sportsman 25-lapper and crossed the finish line first, but when that team suffered a tire bank infraction Jonathan Laureigh of Lanoka Harbor was awarded the feature race win. Farmingdale's Tommy Martino, point leader Carsten DiGiantomasso, Jake Nelke of Manahawkin and Roland DeMartino of Beachwood were second through fifth.

Auto racing continues at Wall Stadium Speedway this Saturday (Sept. 21) night with the Factory Stocks battling in two 25-lappers and the Sportsman cars and Mike's Performance Center Limited Late Models each racing in a 25-lapper. The visiting Three Quarter Midgets will race in a 25-lap event on the inner oval and Demolition Derby action will also be presented. Grandstand gates open at 5:00 p.m., qualifying begins at 5:45 p.m. and features start at 7:00 p.m. This “Pack the Track” night event offers a discounted admission of just $10 for adults and $5 of children aged 6 to 16. Kids five and under and parking is always free.

Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is

MODIFIED FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. STEVEN REED, JACKSON, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Eddie McCarthy, 4. Eric Mauriello, 5. Chris Andretta, 6. Jonathan Mandato, 7. Kevin Davison, 8. Kenny Van Wickle, 9. Tyler Truex, 10. Robert French, 11. Michael Carr, 12. Shaun Carrig, 13. Jason Treat, 14. Joey Jarowicz, 15. Derek Hopkinson, 16. Joey Merlino, 17. Dom Fattaruso, 18. Ron Frees, 19. Tom Catanzaro, 20. ed Delage, 21. Ricky Collins

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. ELLIOT WOHL, BEACHWOOD, 2. Scott Riggleman, 3. Tom Rajkowski, 4. Bryan O'Shea, 5. Joey Helberg, 6. Tim Majek, 7. Nick Killmer, 8. Matt Badessa, 9. Robert Ptaszynski, 10. Kevin Flores, 11. Robert Stack, 12. billy Both, 13. John Bowers, 14. Waylon Speer, 15. Joe Mongeau, DQ Matt Malachatka

4 CYLINDER FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. BRIAN OSBORN, HOWELL, 2. Alonzo Morales, 3. Neil Rutt III, 4. Ricky Williams, 5. Jeff Loesch, 6. Mike Lavery, 7. Nicole Razzano, 8. Doug Ashford, 9. Ian Ashford, 10. Darianne McLaren, 11. Brian Barbalacci, 12. Cody Critelli, 13. Jennifer Schultz, 14. Deanna McLaren, 15. Bill Schwarz, 16. Ryan Maher

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25 Laps – 1. Jonathan Laureigh, Lanoka Harbor, 2. Tommy Martino, 3. Carsten DiGiantomasso, 4. Jake Nelke, 5. Roland DeMartino, 6. Kyle Scisco, 7. Neil Rutt III, 8. Tomas Stainionis, 9. Michael Rising, DQ Eric Mauriello, DQ Jarret DiGiantomasso

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Sammons Scores Third While Pauch Jr. Wraps Up 2019 Title At New Egypt

New Egypt, NJ – Davey Sammons and Dakota Kessler led the 30-Lap Vahlco Wheels Modified feature to the green. Sammons would jump out the early lead and led the first six laps when Johnny Guarino, Cale Ross and Wade Hendrickson tangled in turn three. Sammons would jump back out to the lead on the ensuing restart with Kessler in tow. The second caution of the event would fly on lap ten when Kevin Vaclavicek, Dominick Buffalino and Blaine Bracelin got together in turn four. Sammons would again take command of the field on the restart. Brandon Grosso would take over the runner-up spot from Kessler after starting 10th on lap 13. The only slight hiccup that Sammons would have would be on lap 15 when his right side sail panel came loose and folded over which would not phase him one bit as he continued to set a torrid pace. Billy Pauch Jr. who started 12th would now be in the third position as him and Grosso battled for second while they chased after Sammons. 2018 track champion David VanHorn had now raced up from his 13th starting spot while him and Mike Butler put on a crowd-pleasing duel running side by side for the fourth position lap after lap toward the end of the event. They would all be no match for Sammons and he would lead wire-to-wire scoring his third Vahlco Wheels Modified main event of 2019 at New Egypt Speedway. Brandon Grosso would come home second with Billy Pauch Jr. third, David VanHorn fourth, and Mike Butler completing the top five.

“Two weeks ago we changed something on the car and had a motor issue, we got everything back in time for last week and found out we had a bent valve. So, we found something and it took us two weeks to run it. I drove as hard as I could. The track was really fun, I’ve won races where I had to run the bottom and it’s nice to win one where you have to get up on the wheel. We fought for this and we’re just happy to be here”, said Sammons post race.

After clinching the 2019 Vahlco Wheels Modified title the week prior, Billy Pauch Jr. was officially crowned champion this week, for Pauch Jr. it is his second championship in three years and four straight seasons where he hasn’t finished worse than second in points.

“It was a tough and challenging year, we really got going there. We really wanted to win tonight but hats off to Davey (Sammons), Our guys are awesome, this means a lot, I grew up here as a kid, we’ve had a good couple of years here and we have a lot of fun”, Pauch Jr. said following the race.

Brian Spencer picked up his second straight Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car feature over Rich Mellor, Larry Drake, Duane Nixon and Heidi Hedin. With his second place finish Rich Mellor has clinched the 2019 Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car championship.

Robbie Holzwarth scored his second Crate Modified win of 2019 and the second of his career over Ryan Heim, Sammy Martz Jr., Matt Miller and Johnny Bangs. The point battle is closer than ever with Joe Toth leading Johnny Bangs by just two points and Ryan Simmons 10 out of the lead in third heading into next week's final points race. The Crate Modified results are currently unofficial.

Rob Longo won the 15-lap feature for the Mike’s Performance Center 4-Cylinders over point leader Mike Fox, Joe Garey Sr., Dom Antonelli and Scott Dunn.

New Egypt Speedway is back in action next Saturday night when Hammer Electric presents Championship Night along with ¼ Midget Night. Track champions in the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Hammer Sportsman, Crate Modifieds, Street Stocks and the Mike’s Performance Center 4-Cylinders will all be crowned. Also all area ¼ Midget Racers are invited to put their cars on display and take part in our ¼ Midget parade during intermission.

Adult Admission (16+) is $20, Seniors (65+) are $18, Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID are $10 while Kids 11 & Under are FREE. Pit gates will open at 4PM with the grandstands opening at 5PM. Hot Laps are scheduled for 6PM with racing scheduled to begin at 7PM next Saturday.

New Egypt Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
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First Responders & Modified Championship Night


Vahlco Wheels MODIFIEDS

Feature (30 laps): 1. Davey Sammons 2. Brandon Grosso 3. Billy Pauch Jr. 4. David VanHorn 5. Mike Butler 6. Dakota Kessler 7. Ryan Krachun 8. John McClelland 9. Jimmy Horton 10. Cale Ross 11. Danny Bouc 12. Rich Rutski 13. Wade Hendrickson 14. Billy Osmun 15. PJ Oliver 16. Frank Venezia 17. Bob Lillick 18. Danny Carlough 19. Jack Swain 20. Pat Wall 21. Kevin Vaclavicek 22. Dominick Buffalino 23. Blaine Bracelin 24. Johnny Guarino DNQ: John Pakenham, Bob Rambone

Heat Winners: Davey Sammons, Kevin Vaclavicek, Billy Pauch Jr.

Consi Winner: Cale Ross

Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless SPRINTS (NEWS):

Feature (20 laps): 1. Brian Spencer 2. Rich Mellor 3. Larry Drake 4. Duane Nixon 5. Heidi Hedin 6. Gary Huston 7. Greg Shepsis 8. Brad Schaale 9. Eric Degler 10. Al Cheney 11. Chace Leahy 12. Ken Nealis

Heat Winners: Duane Nixon, Larry Drake

CRATE MODIFIEDS (Unofficial Results)

Feature (20 laps): 1. Bobby Holzwarth 2. Ryan Heim 3. Sammy Martz Jr 4. Johnny Bangs 5. Matt Miller 6. Ryan Simmons 7. Joe Toth 8. Anthony Tramontana 9. Jon Meyer 10. Steve Hicks 11. Kevin Borden 12. Andy Walko 13. Robbie Dunn 14. Vinny Troia 15. Zach Merola 16. Jeremy Martino 17. Dan Fleming 18. Darren Cox 19. Aaron Weaver 20. Tom Princiotta 21. Eric Palmer 22. Jake Roveda 23. Glenn McIntyre 24. Nick Van Wickle 25. Ryan Krushinski

DNQ: Jarrod Burdge, Will Protinick, Glenn McIntyre, Rob Mancini

Heat Winners: Tom Princiotta, Andy Walko, Bobby Holzwarth

Consi Winner: Steve Hicks

Mike’s Performance Center 4-CYLINDERS

Feature (15 laps): 1. Rob Longo 2. Mike Fox 3. Joe Garey Sr. 4. Dom Antonelli 5. Scott Dunn 6. Jimmy Avery 7. Penny Horner 8. Jim Backowski 9. Joe Garey Jr. 10. Ashley Wroble 11. Joe King

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 10, 2019 . . . The final NASCAR point races of the season are set for this Saturday, September 14th, at Grandview Speedway with the running of WNPV-AM Radio Champion’s Night. Duane Howard is the pacesetter in the T.P.Trailers 358 Modified division while Brad Brightbill is leading the standings in the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman division.

During the season, there have been 19 feature races presented in each division with 59 racers competing in the Modifieds and 50 in the Sportsman. Twelve different racers have won Sportsman features while the Modifieds have had 9 different winners making for a very competitive season.

With all the different winners during the season it is anyone’s guess to who will be feature winners in the season finale point races.

Attendees coming out on Saturday will have a chance to say hello to ten time champion Jeff Strunk as part of the Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet which gets started at 5 p.m. Sportsman rookie, a two feature winner, Parker Guldin will also be part of the event as will Jimmy Leiby, winner of the Sportsman feature last Saturday.

Fans will have the opportunity to win pairs of tickets for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race, October 6, at Dover International Speedway along with a four pack of “ride all day with coaster” tickets to the popular Knoebel’s Amusement Park, America’s largest free admission park which features the #1 Wooden Roller Coaster in the world, the Phoenix, all courtesy of WNPV.

Adult admission is just $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free. Racing gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

Howard, a five time track champion, leads the Modified standings with 4905 points. Craig Von Dohren is second having earned 4469 counters. Brett Kressley is just 3 points behind Von Dohren with 4466 tallies. Doug Manmiller is fourth with 4098 points and Rick Laubach holds fifth with 4024.

In the Sportsman Brightbill has 3943 counters going into the final point night. Second is Brian Hirthler, a past champion, is second with 3558 points. In third is Brad Grim holding 3533 tallies. In fourth is Kyle Lilick having earned 3473 points and fifth spot belongs to Brad Arnold with 3334 counters.

And when this night of action packed racing is over all attention will turn to the 49th edition of the Freedom 76. Many of the top names in dirt track Modified stock car racing have won the Freedom 76 Classic at Grandview Speedway. And there are many top names in the sport that are still without a win in the prestigious race. Many past winners and non-winners will be entered in the September 21st 49th Annual Freedom 76, the richest event of its type in the area, looking to grab the $25,000 first place money and the prestige that goes with the victory. With that kind of money being offered you just never know who will show up.

Veteran racer and WAEB-AM Radio personality Bobby Gunther Walsh has again signed on to sponsor the Freedom 76 Hard Charger Award in the amount of $500. It is supported by three of his sponsors including Mrs T’s Pierogies, Just Born and Res-Q.

And the night before, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be in action along with the $2,000 to win Freedom 38 for Sportsman.

Both nights of racing will start at 7 p.m.

Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown in Bechtelsville, PA. For information check in at, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.


1. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 4905*****

2. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C 4469****

3. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 4466**

4. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 4098*

5. Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L 4024*

6. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19/1H 3883

7. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 3772****

8. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 3666

9. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 3308

10. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16 3062

11. Alex Yankowski, Covington Twp., PA #84Y 3023

12. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2876

13. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 2575

14. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 2538

15. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #OG7/14 2462

16. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 2403

17. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2333

18. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6/78D 2314

19. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #355 2121

20. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA#33 2059

21. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #81 2008*

22. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 1924

23. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 1890

24. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 1805

25 Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B 1712

26. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14RR 1704

27. John Willman, Reading, PA #74W 1576*

28. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #611/61 1517

29. Richie Hitzler, Lebanon, PA #22 1499

30. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H 1420


1. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 3943****

2. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4*/117 3558**

3. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #13 3533

4. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 3473*

5. Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #830 3334*

6. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 3187

7. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 3077**

8. Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 3015

9. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 2484

10. Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #976 2388

11. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 2306

12. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31 2259

13. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA #6K 2250

14. Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K 2099

15. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6 1916

16. Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA #11 1912**

17. Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57 1786*

18. Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14 1647

19. Nathan Mohr, East Greenville, PA #17M 1532*

20. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31A 1324

21. Scott Kohler, Boyertown, PA #12S 1264

22. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA#20 1232*

23. Sean Weiss, Gilbertsville, PA #24 1171*

24. Tom Miller, Gilbertsville, PA #77T 1128*

25. Josh Adams, Douglassville, PA #44A 1124

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

NASCAR point events.)

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Track Phone: 609-758-1900
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Flemington Car & Truck Country & Amwell Auto Body Present First Responders & Modified Championship Night This Saturday September 14th At New Egypt Speedway

New Egypt, NJ – It all comes down to this Saturday night for the Vahlco Wheels Modifieds as Flemington Car & Truck Country along with Amwell Auto Body present Modified championship night along with First Responders Night at New Egypt Speedway.

While Billy Pauch Jr. has already clinched the 2019 Vahlco Wheels Modified championship with a race to spare following his runner-up finish on Saturday, there are still plenty of battles going on within the Top-10 in Vahlco Wheels Modified point standings. This past Saturday’s winner Danny Bouc sits second in points with 1041 markers, followed by Brandon Grosso in third with 1000, Mike Butler sits fourth just 11 points behind Grosso with 989, Ryan Krachun is currently fifth with 962 points. Despite missing three events 2018 track champion David VanHorn sits sixth with 895 markers, Rich Rutski sits seventh with 859, Cale Ross is eighth with 841, while Davey Sammons has 766 in ninth and Pat Wall is tenth with 753 points. With this Saturday being the last Modified points race of 2019 look for competitors to squeeze every point they can out of this Saturday’s 30 lap feature event.

Also in competition this Saturday will be the Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars along with the Crate Modifieds and the Mike’s Performance Center 4-Cylinders.

Rich Mellor looks to wrap up the 2019 NEWS Sprint Car championship on Saturday as he has a 74-point lead over Heidi Hedin. The Crate Modified points race is about as close as you can get with Joe Toth leading with 565 points over Johnny Bangs with 557 and Ryan Simmons with 553 points. The Mike’s Performance Center 4-Cylinders also have a close points race with Mike Fox leading 2018 champion Joe Garey Sr. by just four points heading into this weekend.

Track champions in all support divisions will be crowned on Saturday night September 21st during Championship Night here at NES!

Adult admission will be $20, Seniors (65+) are $18, Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID are $10 with Kids 11 & Under being Free. Pit gates will opening at 3pm, Grandstands at 4pm with Hot Laps being scheduled for 5pm and the first green flag flying at 6pm this Saturday. All first responders with ID will receive FREE grandstand admission this Saturday night, there will also be an emergency vehicle parade taking place on the track during intermission on Saturday.

Our seventh Central Jersey Motorcycle Swap Meet of 2019 will take place this Sunday. Gates will open at 8AM for buyers and sellers. Spaces are $15 per space and it is completely free to browse. In case you missed it, the AMA Flat Track Motorcycle races that were scheduled for this Sunday September 15th have been moved to Saturday night October 19th at 5pm!

New Egypt Speedway, which is New Jersey’s premier dirt racing facility, is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

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CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456


BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 9, 2019) . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill finale will take place at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 19. A Spooktacular event returns to the “haunted hill” with the 22nd 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 the green flag falling on heat race qualifying 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 19 with 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, starting back in 1998. Duane Howard is an expected entry along with Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Billy Pauch Jr, Rick Laubach and defending Traffic Jam winner Ryan Watt.

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. Modified drivers are required to pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff and bonus money. The event rules and payoff is posted on the website at: and go to event info.

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 16 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 Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway
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: Track Website:
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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 136 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, USAC Midgets, 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 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.