Archive for Modifieds

Wall Stadium

DATE OF EVENT: July 27, 2019
DATE OF RELEASE: July 22, 2019
CONTACT: Jeff Gravatt

125 LAP MODIFIED RACE AT WALL STADIUM THIS SATURDAY (JULY 27); FORMER CHAMPS TO BE HONORED

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ A 125 lap race paying $5,000 to the winner for the All American Auto Group Modified stock cars will be presented this Saturday night (July 27) at Wall Stadium Speedway. In addition to the “Summer Scorcher,” approximately 40 former Wall Stadium Speedway champions are expected to attend to be honored in a special meet and greet/autograph session at 6:30 p.m. Among the former champions expected to be on hand are former multi-time Modified title winners Gil Hearne, Charlie Kremer, Jr., Tony Siscone and Dave Michel. (A list of those planning to participate, in no particular order, follows.)

Officials have announced that the evening's qualifying will begin at 5:45 p.m. Once qualifying for the Modifieds, O’Shea’s Auto Repair Factory Stocks, Green Flag Driving Experience Legend Cars and Surfside Collision 4 Cylinder Stocks has been completed main event action will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The 125-lap format is attracting the attention of several racers in the Modified division. Former track champion and recent Garden State Classic winner Steven Reed of Jackson is expected to be on hand for the big event as is Andrew Krause of Holmdel, Brick's Eric Mauriello, Mayetta's Tyler Truex, Roger Coss of Lafayette, Jackson's Jason Treat, Joey Merlino of Pine Hill, Manasquan's Kenny Van Wickle, Ken Matlach of New Hyde Park, N.Y. and Derek Hopkinson of Toms River can also be expected to be among the drivers in competition.

The Modifieds are not the only racers in Saturday night’s spotlight. The Factory Stocks, 4 Cylinder Stocks and the Legend Cars are all slated for 25-lap main events.

Saturday’s schedule will see the competitor pit area open at 1:00 p.m. Regular practice will start at 3:00 p.m., while spectator seating will open at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 5:45 p.m. with main events to follow.

Wall Stadium Speedway 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. More information can be obtained by visiting www.wallspeedwayracing.com. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400 and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

PAST CHAMPIONS NIGHT JULY 27 2019

George Clayton 1967

John Luhrs 1969

Charlie Kremer 1968 1969 1972 1979

Steve Golembeski 1983

Ray Shea 1966

Tony Siscone 1980 1982 1983 1984 1988 1989

Jerry Cranmer 1995 609-412-0451

David Michel 1996 1998 1999 2000 2003 2005

Robert Schiectweg 1993

Tom Mauser 1981 1986

Steven Reed 2015 2016

Kevin Davison 2014 2016 2018

Shanon Mongeau 2011 2018

Bill Vanderveen 2005 2006 2010

Ron Frees 2003

Scott Riggleman 2012 2014

Joe Mongeau 2015 2016

Rich Mongeau 1985 1989 1990 1991 1997 2007

Doug French 1979

Robert French 2015

Bob Haberstick 1985 1989

Bob Rossell 1970

Kevin Flockhart 2004 2007

Gil Hearne 1973 1974 1977 1978 1981 1985 1987 1991

Mike Carpenter 1994

Kevin Eyres 2007 2009 2010 2011 2013

Larry Thompson 2000

John McCormack 2001

Bill Brice 1963

Mike Tillett 2016

Brian Scisco 1992

Eric Mauriello 2012

Billy Cole 1995

Tyler Truex 2017

Derek Hopkinson 2011 2012

Keith Mullineux 2006

Harold Dauncey 1980

Walt Rogers 1975 1976

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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.

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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
NASCAR point events.)

Jul
15

Jersey Rush Canceled

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JULY 15, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
JERSEY RUSH VIII

JERESEY RUSH VIII CANCELED AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY TUESDAY, JULY 16, LOW CAR COUNT CITED

NEW EGYPT, NJ July 15, 2019 - After careful consideration and acknowledgement of likely low competitor participation, JERSEY RUSH event promoters Bob Miller, Len Sammons, Danny Sammons and Davey Sammons have been forced to cancel the event at New Egypt Speedway which had been planned for tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 16th. We always want to present the highest quality show and a great amount of effort went into the planning with over sixty sprint car team contacted. This is very disappoint for all involved, including competitors from all divisions who committed to race.

The promoters cited a shortage of anticipated entries of the 410 Sprint Cars as the reason for the postponement. Two prominent JERSEY RUSH Sprint racers who annually compete at the event, former winner Ryan Smith and recent PA Speedweek champion Lucas Wolfe are both sidelined with injuries suffered recently.

Smith, who has not raced since suffering a concussion at Selinsgrove Speedway on June 30th, has yet to be cleared by doctors to return to competition. Wolfe suffered back injuries this past Sunday, July 14 in the All Star Sprint Series race at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

Despite engine problems and crashes that had set back numerous other 410 Sprint teams in recent weeks, the promoters felt they had organized a strong enough field of entries for fans to enjoy the show until this past weekend problems forced other teams to cancel. Similar problems on the Modified side were also reported after a tough weekend for both divisions.

“None of us, me, Len Sammons or his sons Danny and Davey would be comfortable putting on a show with such a short field of cars,” said Bob Miller.

“We recognize the inconvenience a late cancelation may cause for those race teams that were planning to be at JERSEY RUSH and for fans who look forward to the event. But we would rather be up front about what was likely to occur and cancel than trying to put on a show that would not be up to the standard we believe race fans deserve.”

Due to the busy schedule, we will not look for an alternate date in 2019.

We thank the drivers of all divisions who did commit to the show as well as the outpour of interest in the event from race fans.

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