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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)
Results written by Vicki Gehris

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PFEIL, DEGLAS, PETERS AND MA NATURE ARE WINNERS IN HATIELD MEATS NIGHT NASCAR ACTION AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY

RAINED OUT FEATURES RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 26TH AND SEPTEMBER 2ND

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. August 20, 2017 . . . Wayne Pfeil won his second 20-lap BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature of the season on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway by holding off the challenges of runner-up Steve Todorow in the activities sponsored by Hatfield Quality Meats.

Dominique Deglas won the 15-lap Blast From The Past Vintage Class feature while Brett Peters was the victor in the 15-lap Vintage Modified Division feature.

Before the sportsman consolation race, the 358 T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAS Modified feature and the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature could be completed, rain postponed the conclusion of the show. This is the eighth event of the season impacted by rain.

Saturday, August 26 the show will start at 7:30 p.m. with the Sportsman consi, the 25-lap Sportsman feature and a complete triple header event topped off with a Late Model, Modified and Sportsman qualifying events and features. All will be part of the BRC Superior Products with Late Models topping the show with a 30-lap feature. Thousands of dollars in product and merchandise awards will be available to Late Model racers displaying BRC decals on both sides of their race car.

The 30-lap rained out Modified feature will kick off the September 2 show followed by qualifying events and features for the Late Models, Modified and Sportsman.

In the 20-lap BRC NASCAR Late Model feature Kyle Merkel led four laps before Pfeil made an outside pass to become the new leader on the fifth circuit.

A second turn spin by Shawn Horning brought out the yellow on the sixth lap. Before action resumed, Merkel went pit side with mechanical problems. Pfeil maintained the lead on the restart with Todorow, Bryon Sipe, Chuck Schutz and Steve Wilson in tow.

Todorow made several runs on Pfeil, who developed a bad push in the turns, but couldn’t make the pass to overtake first.

Pfeil managed to keep the competition behind despite his handling issues and pulled into Victory Lane for his 11th career win trailed by Todorow, Sipe, Schutz and Wilson.

In the Vintage feature Deglas passed leader bobby Hall on the sixth lap and went on to claim the win followed by Andy Cassel, Hall, Bill Gerhart and Rick Mutter.

Todd Lapp set the pace in the Modified Vintage feature for four laps until Peters got past him and went on to claim the win followed by Randy Bailey, Doug Stepanchuk, Ron Myers and Mike Kelly.

Modified heat winners were Brett Kressley, Steve Swinehart and Clay Butler. Mike Mahaney won the consi.

Heat winners in the Sportsman were Andrew Kreis, Jack Butler and Steve Young.

RACE RESULTS

BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature (20-Laps): 1. Wayne Pfeil, 2. Steve Todorow, 3. Bryon Sipe, 4. Chuck Schutz, 5. Steve Wilson, 6. Lou Egrie Sr., 7. Jordan Knepp, 8. Shawn Horning, 9. Dirk Rimrott, 10. Kyle Merkel, 11. Dan Hoffman, 12. Blaine Emery, 13. Andy Cassel, 14. Damon Neff.

Vintage Feature (15-Laps): 1. Dominique Deglas, 2. Andy Cassel, 3. Bobby Hall, 4. Bill Gerhart, 5. Rick Mutter, 6. Tom Orth, 7. Jack Reifsnyder, 8. Curt Neiman, 9. Rich Decker, 10. Dave smith, 11. Gene Garman, 12. Bernie Phillips, 13. Wyatt Jacobus Sr., DNS: Chris Ried.

Vintage Modified Feature (15 Laps): 1. Brett Peters, 2. Randy Bailey, 3. Doug Stepanchuk, 4. Ron Myers, 5. Mike Kelly, 6. Todd Lapp, 7. Dominique Deglas, 8. Bobby Hall, 9. Jamie Undercoffler, 10. Gene Garman, DNS: Rich Decker.

COMING EVENTS:
Saturday, August 26, 7:30 p.m. BRC NIGHT with 30 lap feature for Late Models plus TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and regular Sportsman feature plus Sportsman consolation and feature rained out on August 19th.

Saturday, September 2, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers plus Modified feature rained out on August 19th.

Saturday, September 9, 7:30 p.m. WNPV Radio Champion’s Night (final point races), TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman.

Friday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. Sportsman stock cars and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series plus Modified practice. $12 for adults and $5 for youngsters 6 through 11. Under 6 admitted free. This event has not rain date.

Saturday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. 47th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic in honor of Bruce Rogers, $30,000 to win. Rain date September 23- Advance adult tickets are $35 at the track and $40 on race day. Youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Rain date is September 23.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)
Results written by Vicki Gehris

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VONDOHREN WINS PIONEER FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL FOR THIRD YEAR IN A ROW AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY; CHUCK SCHUTZ AND JOHN MCGOVERN ARE ALSO WINNERS

FREEDOM 76 WILL BE RUN IN MEMORY OF THE LATE BRUCE ROGERS AND PAY $30,000 TO WIN

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. AUGUST 6, 2017 – NASCAR 358 Modified point leader and defending champion Craig VonDohren scored a three-peat and became the only eight-time winner when he won the Forrest Rogers Memorial/Pioneer Pole Buildings 50-lap TP Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified feature for a $10,000 payday on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in the races broadcast by RCN-TV, Allentown. The race is run in memory of the founder of the speedway.

During the course of the evening it was announced that the September 16th Freedom 76 Modified Classic, the biggest event of the season, would be run in memory of the late track promoter Bruce Rogers, who passed away in April, and will pay $30,000 to win. More details on this very special event will be released shortly.

VonDohren now joins Fred Rahmer, the ’82, ’83 and ’84 winner as the only driver at the 1/3-mile Berks Co. clay oval to win the prestigious event three straight times.

The defending and current point leader, who broke into the winner’s circle last week, didn’t have an easy time since he first had to battle side-by-side with Colt Harris several laps before he moved into first on the 31st lap and the he outran runner-up Mike Gular, who gave it his all several times, finishing second by a narrow 1.696 margin.

In victory lane VonDohren commented, “it was hard, flat-out racing and his crew worked diligently to repair the car after it got tore up in the heat race. The top was the place to be even though it was good on the bottom and I had to mix it up and run the middle while battling with Gular.”

The BRC NASCAR 20-lap Late Model feature was basically all current point leader Chuck Schutz as he ran away and hid since he led from the drop of the green until the wave of the checkered to win his fourth feature in the series.

John McGovern finally had a productive night in NASCAR Sportsman action as everything went in his favor. First he won his qualifying heat and then he held off the continuous challenges of runner-up Dylan Swinehart and third-place finisher Mike Lisowski once they caught him to win his first career ever 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature.

All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and also product certificates from VP Racing Fuels providing they met the necessary requirements. For finishing second in the Forrest Rogers Memorial race, Gular received a drum of VP fuel for finishing second.

Modified action saw Bobby Gunther-Walsh lead for two laps before the yellow came out when Addison Meitzler lost a tire and stopped in the fourth turn. Harris powered the Pony Express No. C7 into first on the restart trailed by Brett Kressley, Gunther-Walsh, Steve Swinehart and John Willman.

Coming through the pack from his 16th starting berth was VonDohren behind the wheel of his own Pioneer Pole Buildings/V&M Towing No. 1C picking the competition off one-one-one and at the conclusion of 13 laps he was third.

Brett Gilmore stopped in the bottom of the fourth turn with a flat tire bringing out the caution with 14 laps complete. Harris maintained his position when racing resumed, but there were some tense moments when Brett Gilmore ran the red pit light and came charging out in front of the pack and was racing with them.

Another hairy moment occurred for Harris was when Dan Waisempacher slowed in the fourth turn directly in front of Harris, who did make contact since he had nowhere to go for the 21st lap caution. The incident didn’t deter Harris and he was still first on the restart, but now VonDohren was second putting his bids in for another win.

The red had to be thrown after Ryan Grim, debuting a brand new car, barrel-rolled three times after getting into the third turn infield tire while battling for positions. He was towed back to the pits and after a quick pit stop returned only to go back to the pits. Harris was determined to stay in front, but by this time VonDohren and Gular were second and third making it a three-way battle for first with Kressley and Kevin Hirthler in pursuit.

After Harris and Von Dohren ran door to door for several laps swapping paint on occasion, VonDohren emerged as the new leader on the 31st lap.

The final yellow was on the 37th lap for Kressley sitting in the infield. Earlier he slid into the homestretch infield on the 33rd lap and what many assumed was a mechanical issue. Later it was realized he needed medical attention because the driveshaft broke and hit him in the leg. He limped back to the pits without help trying to walk it off.

The leader continued to be VonDohren with Gular sticking right with him making several bids to overtake him, but to no avail, but Gular still showed determination.

VonDohren shuffled it up a bit deciding which line to run to deter Gular and it must have worked because at the conclusion he was in victory lane followed by Gular, Frank Cozze, Jared Umbenhauer and Duane Howard, who started 14th, 11th, 18th and 20th respectively.

Heats were won by Steve Swinehart, Kyle Weiss, Joe Fanelli and John Willman. Mike Mahaney and Chris Esposito won the consolation races.

The Late Model feature basically had Schutz steal the show as even though there were numerous cautions giving everyone ample opportunity to pass him they couldn’t get the job done and he went on to chalk up his 48th career win chased across the line by Wayne Pfeil, Bryon Sipe, last week’s feature winner; Lou Egrie Sr., returning after missing from action with motor issues and Steve Todorow.

The onset of the Sportsman feature saw McGovern take the early lead with pressure from Steve Young, Derrick Smith, Dean Bachman and Kenny Bock.

On the seventh lap Dylan Swinehart, already a two-time feature winner this year and running fourth, went three-wide on the outside – made the move stick and was now second and took chase after McGovern.

It didn’t take long for Swinehart and Mike Lisowski, mow second and third, to reel McGovern in and make it a three-way battle for first.

Swinehart made several attempts to pass McGovern, but at the same time he had to be concerned that Lisowski wouldn’t get by the two of them.

McGovern kept the fierce competition behind him and went on to capture a well-deserved first win followed closely by Swinehart, Lisowski, Mark McGovern and Jordan Henn, the defending point champion who had a fine run in his second outing after returning from the homestretch accident earlier in the season.

Bock, McGovern and Young won the heats. The consi went to Brad Arnold.

Coming up on August 12th is WNPV Radio Night featuring NASCAR TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $15 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free.

WNPV will be giving away three pairs of tickets (value of $94) to Knoebel’s Amusement Park which will include Good for One All Day Handstamp with Wooden Coasters.

What was a huge success last year will happen again on August 12th. Geiswite Creations will be holding their 4th Annual Back to School Giveaway.

As of right now the first 100 school age kids through the gate will receive a folder, notebook, and 2 pencils. There are also some drivers donating backpacks to be raffled off to the kids as well.

Last year was a huge success. Giving away over 125 folder sets, 122 backpacks and over $500 worth of school supplies.

If anyone would be interested in donating anything please call Geiswite Creations at 484-955-4914.

Additional information on racing at Grandview can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook and at 610.754.7688.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers 358 NASCAR Forrest Rogers Memorial/PPB Modified Feature (50-Laps): 1. Craig Von Dohren, 2. Mike Gular, 3. Frank Cozze, 4. Jared Umbenhauer, 5. Duane Howard, 6. Kevin Hirthler, 7. Jeff Strunk, 8. Kenny Gilmore, 9. Colt Harris, 10. Brian Krummel, 11. John Willman. 12. Addison Meitzler, 13. Kyle Weiss, 14. Mike Mahaney, 15. Doug Manmiller, 16. Eric Biehn, 17. Chris Esposito, 18. Joe Fanelli. DNF: 19. Justin Grim, 20. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 21. Steve Swinehart, 22. Brett Kressley, 23. Kory Fleming, 24. Tim Buckwalter, 25. Ryan Grim, 26. Dan Waisempacher, 27. Brett Gilmore, 28. Mike Laise. DNQ: Chris Gambler, Clay Butler, Briggs Danner, Ron Seltmann Jr., Heath Metzger, Ray Swinehart, Mark Kratz, Bobby Trapper and Brian Houseknecht.

BRC NASCAR Late Model (20-Laps): 1. Chuck Schutz, 2. Wayne Pfeil, 3. Bryon Sipe, 4. Lou Egrie Sr., 5. Steve Todorow, 6. Jordan Knepp, 7. George Irwin, 8. Andy Cassel, 9. Dirk Rimrott, 10. Steve Wilson, DNF: 11. Brian Shuey, 12. Todd Ravel. DNS: Kyle Merkel, Dallas Breidenbach and Damon Neff.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. John McGovern, 2. Dylan Swinehart, 3. Mike Lisowski, 4. Mark Kemmerer, 5. Jordan Henn, 6. Craig Whitmoyer, 7. Joe Funk, 8. Kevin Hirthler, 9. Brad Arnold, 10. Derrick Smith, 11. Louden Reimert, 12. Kenny Bock, 13. Steve Young, 14. Ryan Beltz, 15. Kurt Betler, 16. Brad Grim, 17. Jack Butler, 18. Ken Eckert Jr., 19. Nathan Mohr, 20. Jesse Landis, DNF: 21. Dean Bachman, 22. Gary Wagner Jr., 23. Ryan Shupp, 24. Jim Housworth. DNQ: Andy Clemmer, Andy Kreis, Lex Shive, B.J. Joly and Rick Jones.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
Award winning motorsports journalist
www.saxtonsponsormarket.com
215.752.7797 & 267.934.7286-Esaxton144@aol.com

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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)
Results written by Vicki Gehris

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VONDOHREN, SIPE AND BRAD GRIM WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY

PIONEER FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL OFFERS $10,000 TO WIN AUGUST 5

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 29, 2017 – Craig VonDohren, the nine-time and defending Grandview Speedway Modified point champion, hadn’t been to victory lane at the 1/3-mile banked clay oval since August 20, 2016. Saturday night, VonDohren, who regained the point lead by 14 points over 10 time champion Jeff Strunk, passed Kenny Gilmore on the 13th lap restart of the TP Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified 30-lap feature and went on to park his self-owned, Keith Harring/V&M Towing sponsored No. 1C mount in the winner’s circle for his first triumph of the year and also became the 11th different winner.

Two weeks ago in the BRC NASCAR 20-lap Late Model feature Bryon Sipe was one lap shy of capturing his first win of the year. This time the Shoemakersville speedster made a bold move to pass leader Brian Shuey in lap traffic on the 14th lap and didn’t make any driver errors to score his season first win since May 28, 2016 to become the sixth different winner.

Brad Grim claimed his first career victory in the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature on July 8, 2017 and two races later he put the Mike Stringer Collision No. 23 in victory lane for a second time.

All feature winners received monetary awards from TP Trailers and also product certificates from VP Racing Fuels providing they met the necessary requirements.

Joe “Geezer” Fanelli set the pace of the Modified feature for seven laps before Kenny Gilmore, who recently became the new driver of the Dennis Bailey-owned No. 81 replacing John Willman, took over the top spot.

While Gilmore showed the way the battle behind him for the remaining positions was hot and heavy between Fanelli, Von Dohren, Duane Howard and Frank Cozze.

VonDohren, who started 12th and Cozze, eighth-place starter, advanced to second and third respectively on lap ten to pressure Gilmore.

A three-car, fourth turn tangle brought out the yellow on the 12th lap. It didn’t take Von Dohren long on the restart to shoot to the outside and overtake Gilmore for first.

Gilmore hung right there with Von Dohren for several laps trying to recapture the lead, but soon Von Dohren pulled away from his fellow competitors.

No more restarts were needed once Von Dohren gained control to allow anyone the chance to overtake him and when the checkered unfurled it was his 101st Saturday night career win. Finishing second was Gilmore trailed by Cozze, Howard and Tim Buckwalter, who posted his best finish of the year since returning a few weeks ago.

Heats were won by Colt Harris, Addison Meitzler and Fanelli. Kevin Hirthler won the consi.

Before any laps could be completed in the Late Model feature something broke on the front end of Kyle Merkel’s car causing him to spin coming off turn two and out of competition. Once green flag action resumed Shuey was the early pacesetter with Sipe, Steve Todorow, Danny Snyder and Wayne Pfeil in pursuit.

Sipe, Todorow and Snyder had their own battle for second which allowed Shuey some breathing room.

Lapped traffic enabled the cars behind Shuey to close in on him and attempt to take the lead away.

On the 14th lap with a lapped car, Shuey and Sipe three-wide, Sipe shot past both of them and into the lead.

Sipe was determined not to make any mistakes and keep everyone behind him. He did just that and captured his second career win followed by Shuey, Snyder, Todorow and Chuck Schutz.

In the Sportsman feature polesitter Steve Young set the pace for two laps before Louden Reimert and Craig Whitmoyer tangled on the backstretch for the yellow. Whitmoyer could continue, but Reimert had to be towed back to the pits. On the restart Young, Derrick Smith and Joe Funk III went three-wide and Funk III emerged as the new leader.

Jim Housworth and Grim diced four the runner-up position several laps before Grim overtook him on the seventh lap to take chase after Funk III.

Andy Clemmer brought out the final yellow on the 13th lap when he slowed his pace with a flat tire in the fourth turn. When action resumed Grim took over first with Mark Kemmerer, Funk III, Housworth and Brian Hirthler, the current point leader, battling for the remaining positions.

Grim kept everyone behind him and continued until he became the eighth different winner trailed by Kemmerer, for his best finish, Funk III, Housworth and Whitmoyer, who was on the move after the early lap incident.

The heats were won by Kenny Bock, Mike Lisowski and Young while Caleb Ross won the consi.

Defending Sportsman point champion Jordan Henn, who was injured in the horrendous homestretch crash on April 29, was back in competition and garnered a seventh place finish.

Next Saturday Grandview presents one of its most prestigious events, the annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial. This will be a 50-lapper for the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds paying at least $10,000 to the winner. Also included in the night of excitement will be the BRC Late Models and Sportsman. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $25 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. Children under 6 are admitted free.

The Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will feature Pioneer sponsored racers Craig VonDohren, Chuck Schutz, Kevin Hirthler and Brian Hirthler. It takes place at 5 p.m. Rain date for the Forrest Rogers Memorial is August 12th.

RACE RESULTS

TP Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Craig Von Dohren, 2. Kenny Gilmore, 3. Frank Cozze, 4. Duane Howard, 5. Tim Buckwalter, 6. Jeff Strunk, 7. Mike Gular, 8. Joe Fanelli, 9. Colt Harris, 10. Ray Swinehart, 11. Doug Manmiller, 12. Brian Krummel, 13. Kevin Hirthler, 14. Addison Meitzler, 15. Chris Esposito, 16. Kyle Weiss, 17. Ryan Grim, 18. Mike Laise. DNF: 19. Clay Butler, 20. Brian Houseknecht, 21. Mark Kratz, 22. Justin Grim, 23. Willie Osmun, 24. Chris Gambler, 25. Brett Gilmore, 26. John Willman, 27. Ron Seltmann Jr., 28. Jared Umbenhauer. DNQ: Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Steve Swinehart, Kory Fleming, Eric Biehn, Briggs Danner, Frank Yankowski and Brett Kressley.

BRC NASCAR Late Model (20-Laps): 1. Bryon Sipe, 2. Brian Shuey, 3. Danny Snyder, 4. Steve Todorow, 5. Chuck Schutz, 6. Blaine Emery, 7. Wayne Pfeil, 8. Steve Wilson, 9. Andy Cassel, 10. Shawn Horning, 11. Dallas Breidenbach, 12. Dirk Rimrott, 13. George Irwin. DNF: 14. Todd Ravel, 15. Jordan Knepp, 16. Scott Lee, 17. Ron Kline, 18. Kyle Merkel, 19. Dan Hoffman.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Brad Grim, 2. Mark Kemmerer, 3. Joe Funk III, 4. Jim Housworth, 5. Craig Whitmoyer, 6. Brian Hirthler, 7. Jordan Henn, 8. Mike Lisowski, 9. Brad Arnold, 10. Dylan Swinehart, 11. Derrick Smith, 12. Caleb Ross, 13. Gary Wagner, 14. Ryan Shupp, 15. Nathan Mohr, 16. Andrew Kreis, 17. Jesse Landis, 18. Steve Young, DNF: 19. Kenny Bock, 20. Andy Clemmer, 21. Kurt Bettler, 22. B.J. Joly (alternate), 23. Rich Jones, 24. Louden Reimert. DNS: Jack Butler. DNQ: Mike Koffel, John McGovern, Zack Wydra and Ryan Beltz.

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful NASCAR WEEKLY short track operations in the nation having been presenting stock car racing events under the Rogers family promotion for the past 55 years. The season at Grandview continues from late March to November. The one-third-mile, banked clay track is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. A full line of concession and novelty items is offered. Fans are invited to the pit area after the racing events have been completed and racing equipment loaded into the trailers. Race information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook, Twitter and at 610.754.7688. And it is a good idea to link up with www.Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Pole Buildings FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL, 50 laps for TP Trailers Modifieds, $10,000 to win, 50 laps, Sportsman and BRC Late Models.

Saturday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. WNPV Radio Night. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman

Thursday, August 17, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Series featuring 3 time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart and the All Star 410 Sprints in the Thunder Cup plus Sportsman stock cars.

Saturday, August 19, 7:30 p.m. HATFIELD MEATS Night featuring TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage racers.

Saturday, August 26, 7:30 p.m. BRC NIGHT with 35 lap feature for Late Models plus TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
Public Relations, Sponsorship Consultant
Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
Award winning motorsports journalist
www.saxtonsponsormarket.com
215.752.7797 & 267.934.7286-Esaxton144@aol.com

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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)

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HERE IS A CHANCE TO BE A SUPPORTER OF THE 47TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 MODIFIED CLASSIC AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 22, 2017 . . . The richest event offered in weekly dirt track Modified stock car racing is set for Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 16th when the 47th Annual Freedom 76 Classic, offering at least $25,000 to the winner is presented.

Many of the top names in area Modified stock car racing will be taking part, all looking to take home the big bucks in the 76-lap Classic.

The night before the Freedom 76 will see a special doubleheader event featuring the Sportsman stock cars and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

More details on the Freedom 76 weekend will be announced shortly.

Opportunities to support the Freedom 76 are now being offered in the form of lap sponsorships, qualifying race sponsorship and special award support.

Sponsorship of a lap is priced at $20. Included for the $20 is a listing in the special Freedom 76 program book (sold out last year), listing on www.grandviewspeedway.com and mentions on the public address system leading up to the event and during the night of the event.

The qualifying event sponsorship is priced at $200 and includes a quarter page ad in the program book, mentions in the promotional releases and mentions on the public address system.

Special awards are subject to negotiations and cover awards such as Hard Luck, Hard Charger and others.

Information can be had and orders placed with Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track.

Also Ernie Saxton can handle orders at 215.752.7797 or esaxton144@aol.com. All checks should be made payable to Grandview Speedway and can be mailed to 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? IT IS PAST MIDSEASON, VONDOHREN AND HOWARD ARE STILL WINLESS; $10,000 PAYDAY COMING FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS ON AUGUST 5 AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 20, 2017 . . . Nine time track Modified champion Craig VonDohren and multi-time champion Duane Howard are still without a feature win and it is past midseason at Grandview Speedway. If someone had forecast that at the beginning of the season very few would have taken them serious.

When racing continues this Saturday VonDohren and Howard will be looking to change their luck. Perhaps one of them will. But then again it could be point leader Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller, Rudy Gular, Brett Kressley or one of the other top talents seen in action each Saturday night on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval.

All of the Modified racers will be using this Saturday and the following Saturday as tune-ups for the $10,000 to win Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial, a 50-lapper, set for Saturday, August 5th. This is one of the most prestigious and most sought after wins in the sport. The race is run annually in memory of the late founder of speedway.

Hatfield Quality Meats Night will feature the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman along with the added attraction of Blast from the Past Vintage racers.

One of the most popular attractions on long time sponsor Hatfield’s Night will be their mascot Smylie who will be shooting t-shirts and hot dogs into the stands.

On Saturday the spectator gates will be open 5:30 p.m. and racing will start at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted FREE. Pit admission is $30 for those having a NASCAR license.

The popular Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet session takes place in the main gate area starting at 5 p.m. Featured drivers will be Modified talent Brian Krummel and Sportsman racer Kurt Bettler.

A tripleheader show of Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman will be the attraction on July 29th.

Additional information can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com and Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

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ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)
Results written by Vicki Gehris

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UMBENHAUER FIRST TIME MODIFIED WINNER THIS SEASON, MANMILLER FIRST TO WIN TWO THIS SEASON IN MODIFIEDS, SCHUTZ AND SWINEHART WIN IN LATE MODELS AND SPORTSMAN ON A.D.MOYER LUMBER NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. JULY 16, 2017 – Jared Umbenhauer, Doug Manmiller, Chuck Schutz and Dylan Swinehart were in the limelight in their respective divisions in Saturday night’s A.D. Moyer Lumber Co. NASCAR stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway.

Umbenhauer, shut out of the winner’s circle since his rookie win September 5, 2015, has been close on various occasions to claim a victory; but was always hampered with some kind of problem. Things turned around for the Richland Rocket when he overtook Kenny Gilmore on the 24th lap of the T.P. Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified 30-lap feature that was postponed by rain on June 24 to claim his first win of the season to become the tenth different winner.

Manmiller became the first repeat Modified feature winner in the A.D. Moyer sponsored portion of the show after a hard-fought battle with Brett Kressley and Mike Gular that went down to the wire.

The BRC NASCAR Late Model 20-lap feature wasn’t decided until the wave of the checkered. Bryon Sipe led from the start until the 18th lap when Chuck Schutz got by him, Sipe regained it the next lap, but in a drag-out down-to-the line dual off the final corner, it was Schutz chalking up his third win of the season. Sipe displayed sportsmanship by congratulating Schutz.

In NASCAR Sportsman action the 25-lap feature was up for grabs between Swinehart, Brad Arnold and Joe Funk III. Swinehart, who was sidelined the previous week due to engine problems, was back in top form and prevailed the victor for his second triumph of the current campaign.

All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and also product certificates from VP Racing Fuels providing they met the necessary requirements.

On the restart of the rained-out Modified feature Gilmore grabbed the early lead trailed by Steve Swinehart, Kyle Weiss, John Willman and Duane Howard, before Howard dropped out with mechanical problems.

Weiss took over second on lap six to put his bids in for the lead.

A second turn spin by Kyle Borror brought out the 12th lap caution. The restart was void after Clay Butler and Mark Kratz tangled in turns one and two. Gilmore maintained the pace, but now Umbenhauer was second trying to outmaneuver Gilmore.

Gilmore stuck to the inside trek while Umbenhauer ran the high line as the laps wound down.

The lead changed for the final time on the 24th lap when Umbenhauer switched lanes as he experienced trouble with the right front when he ran the outside and made the move stick.

Umbenhauer never surrendered first to capture the win. Chasing him across was Gilmore, who never gave Umbenhauer a chance to slip-up; Manmiller, Weiss and Jeff Strunk.

Once that portion was completed qualifying events were run with Howard, Harris and Gilmore winning the events. The consi went to Brian Krummel.

Brian Houseknecht was the early leader in the second feature that was red-flagged when Kevin Hirthler somehow was on top of the third turn boilerplate. He injured his elbow and the car was done for the night. Houseknecht was still first when action resumed while Esposito, Brett Kressley, John Willman and Frank Cozze tussled for positions.

The yellow was out on lap nine after Willman and Howard made contact off turn four and until things cleared Colt Harris hit the second turn wall and was out of contention. Behind Houseknecht on this restart was Kressley and he was trying feverishly to pass him.

While running third and fourth in the thick of the battle, Cozze and Gular made contact and Cozze spun in the third turn for the 13th lap caution. This restart saw the front three get together and kept going, but veteran campaigner “The Handler” Manmiller took advantage of this incident to put the Jason Miller-owned No. 44M at the front of the pack.

Manmiller ran the bottom while Kressley gained ground on the outside to pressure him.

Behind Manmiller and Kressley, the battle brewed between Gular, Howard and Strunk.

Manmiller never looked back and was in victory lane for his 26th career win followed by Kressley, Gular, Howard and Strunk.

Sipe charged into the early led of the Late Model feature pressured by Danny Snyder, Blaine Emery, Steve Todorow and Wayne Pfeil.

Sipe on the outside and Snyder down low were side-by-side for the lead and numerous times Snyder pulled even with Sipe, but each time Sipe emerged the leader.

Snyder’s bad luck continued when he slowed with a right flat rear tire for the final yellow on the 15th lap. Sipe was able to keep Schutz behind when action went green again, but he had his work cut out.

Schutz passed Sipe with two to go, but Sipe was back in front the next lap.

Coming off the final turn and the checkered in sight, Schutz gave it one last try and was successful in his efforts as he picked up the win with Sipe a very close second followed by Emery, Todorow and Pfeil.

The Sportsman feature was Joe Funk III taking the early lead at the onset.

John McGovern, while running second, spun between the third and fourth turn for the second lap yellow. On the restart Swinehart charged to the outside to become the new leader with Funk III giving him no margin to error.

It didn’t take long for a three-way battle to develop between Swinehart, Funk III and Brad Arnold. Right behind were Mike Lisowski and Craig Whitmoyer waiting for an opportunity for advancement’

Ryan and Kyle Lilick spun in turn four on the 13th lap. Jim Housworth was sent to the rear for starting the mishap along with the involved Lilick’s. The single-file restart was brought back to the line after Kyle Lilick spun Housworth. As a result of his actions, Lilick was sent pit side out of competition. Swinehart was still number one on the restart while Funk III and Arnold dueled for second.

Arnold took over the runner-up spot on the 21st lap and if he intended to pass Swinehart, he was going to have to take the long way around because Swinehart switched to the inside.

Swinehart hung on for his third career win which he thanked his skeleton crew since some were missing and also Bob Sheidy for his long hours in the machine shop. Capturing his season best finish was Arnold followed by Funk III, Lisowski and Ryan Beltz.

Swinehart, McGovern and Arnold won the heats. The consi was won by Ryan Lilick.

On the schedule for next Saturday, July 22nd, is Hatfield Quality Meats night featuring the NASCAR TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing getting the green at 7:30 p.m.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers 358 NASCAR June 24 Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Jared Umbenhauer, 2. Kenny Gilmore, 3. Doug Manmiller, 4. Kyle Weiss, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. Craig Von Dohren, 7. Mike Gular, 8. Kevin Hirthler, 9. Ryan Grim, 10. John Willman, 11. Kyle Borror, 12. Brian Krummel, 13. Chris Esposito, 14. Kory Fleming. DNF: 15. Ray Swinehart, 16. Chris Gambler, 176. Clay Butler, 18. Mark Kratz, 19. Justin Grim, 20. Steve Swinehart, 21. Brett Kressley, 22. Duane Howard, 23. Brian Houseknecht, 24. Anthony Perrego, 25. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, DNS: 26. Billy Pauch Jr., 27. Mike Laise, 28. Addison Meitzler, 29. Briggs Danner.

T.P. Trailers 358 NASCAR A.D. Moyer Lumber Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Doug Manmiller, 2. Brett Kressley, 3. Mike Gular, 4. Duane Howard, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. Ray Swinehart, 7. Craig Von Dohren, 8. Tim Buckwalter, 9. Kenny Gilmore, 10. Jared Umbenhauer, 11. Kyle Weiss, 12. Ryan Grim, 13. Brian Houseknecht, 14. Chris Esposito, 15. Brian Krummel, 16. Addison Meitzler, 17. Justin Grim, 18. Chris Gambler, 19. Kory Fleming, 20. Joe Fanelli, 21. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 22. Kevin Kuser. DNF: 23. Frank Cozze, 24. Clay Butler, 25. John Willman, 26. Colt Harris, 27. Kevin Hirthler, 28. Steve Swinehart. DNQ: Mark Kratz, Kyle Borror, Anthony Perrego.

BRC NASCAR Late Model A.D. Moyer Lumber Feature (20-Laps): 1. Chuck Schutz, 2. Bryon Sipe, 3. Blaine Emery, 4. Steve Todorow, 5. Wayne Pfeil, 6. Kyle Merkel, 7. Brian Shuey, 8. Jordan Knepp, 9. Shawn Horning, 10. Dirk Rimrott, 11. Todd Ravel, 12. Andy Cassel, 13. George Irvin, DNF: 14. Danny Snyder, 15. Dan Hoffman, 16. Drew Weisser, 17. Ron Kline, 18. Steve Wilson.

NASCAR Sportsman A.D. Moyer Lumber Feature (25-Laps): 1. Dylan Swinehart, 2. Brad Arnold, 3. Joe Funk III, 4. Mike Lisowski, 5. Ryan Beltz, 6. Mark Kemmerer, 7. Craig Whitmoyer, 8. Brad Grim, 9. Kurt Bettler, 10. Louden Reimert, 11. Brian Hirthler, 12. Jesse Landis, 13. Andrew Kreis, 14. Jim Housworth, 15. John McGovern, DNF: 16. Kyle Lilick, 17. Ryan Lilick, 18. Jack Butler, 19. Kenny Bock, 20. Sean Weiss, 21. Paul Houseknecht, 22. Mike Koffel, 23. Derrick Smith, 24. Dean Bachman. DNQ: Rich Jones, B.J. Joly, Andy Clemmer.

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful NASCAR WEEKLY short track operations in the nation having been presenting stock car racing events under the Rogers family promotion for the past 55 years. The season at Grandview continues from late March to November. The one-third-mile, banked clay track is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. A full line of concession and novelty items is offered. Fans are invited to the pit area after the racing events have been completed and racing equipment loaded into the trailers. Race information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook, Twitter and at 610.754.7688. And it is a good idea to link up with www.Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

COMING EVENTS:
Sunday, July 16, 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduro racing along with Blast From the Past Vintage racers.

Saturday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. Hatfield Quality Meats Night featuring TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman along with Blast from the Past Vintage racing. RCN-TV coverage.

Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman

Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Pole Buildings FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL, 50 laps for TP Trailers Modifieds, $10,000 to win, 50 laps, Sportsman and BRC Late Models.

Saturday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. WNPV Radio Night. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman

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