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13

THUNDER SERIES NEWS

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MARCH 12, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER SERIES OPENER SET FOR SUNDAY, MAY 28, MODS TO CHASE $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR 10TH AND $500 TO START

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (March 12, 2017) – The twenty-eighth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Sunday, May 28 at the Grandview Speedway with the return of the poplar Memorial Day Weekend Triple Thunder Thriller. On the program will be the Big Block Modifieds/358 Modifieds competing together in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the 40 lap $5,000 to win feature event. The first place prize is certainly an eye catcher complimented by a payoff of $1,000 to finish tenth and $500 just to start the main event. The Sportsman and MASS (Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series) sprint cars will also be on the race card offering heat race qualifying and a feature for both the Sportsman and Sprint Cars. Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Long-time partner of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, Pioneer Pole Buildings – the region’s premier builder of post frame buildings --will again be on-board as a key marketing partner for the 2017 series of special events at Berks County’s Grandview Speedway. A great supporter of regional auto racing, Pioneer Pole Buildings can be seen emblazoned on the machines of many of Grandview Speedway’s regular competitors including 2016 Modified Champion, Craig VonDohren – a six-time Thunder on the Hill Series winner.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings mobile sales unit will be on display at all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events kicking off on Sunday, May 28 at Grandview.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series of 2017 will continues just two-weeks later with the invading USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, June 13 competing with Grandview’s premier racing division the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. If you have never seen a wingless 410 sprint event, this is a must see show, especially on the high-banks at Grandview Speedway.

The 2017 racing season will include activities and promotions, providing fun for the fans with elements such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, take a ride in Eli’s AutoWorld Pace Truck, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet, JOE “THE PIZZA DUDE”, giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill, Lauren Fischer.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor, joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak and Lube, Eli’s AutoWorld and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Racing Schedule:

Memorial Day Triple Thunder Thriller - Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM – Grandview Speedway -- Big Block/358 Modifieds* 40 laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprint

11th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic – Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM -- USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm and 358 Modifieds*

Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek – Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*

3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions – Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman*

Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party – Saturday, October 14 6 PM – Big-Block/358 Modifieds 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

*NASCAR Points event

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: 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 27 years of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar year after year. In 124 events over $4.2 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, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 55th Anniversary season in 2017. 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.

Jan
08

THUNDER ON THE HILL NEWS

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JANUARY 8, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

28TH NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY IN 2017

Bechtelsville, PA (January 8, 2017) -- Five events highlight a series of specials that would make even the most loyal race fans salivate for the 28th year of action for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events at the Grandview Speedway. One hundred and twenty-four events have been presented in this co-promotion between Bruce Rogers, owner of Grandview Speedway, and Bob Miller, special events promoter -- with nearly 4.3 million dollars distributed to competitors. The Thunder Series started as a 410 stand-alone event in August of 1990 and expanded to presenting multiple divisions from WoO Late Models and Sprints to USAC and SCRA non-wing sprints to include DIRTcar Modifieds and All Star Sprints plus a long list of support divisions.

NAPA Auto Parts, the sponsor of the Thunder Series has been part of these wildly popular event since that first race in 1990. NAPA and their local stores will again be the lead sponsor of the Thunder Series.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend (May 28) will kick off the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series with a 358-Small-Block/Big-Block Modified spectacular that includes the Sportsman and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. The modifieds will compete for $5,000 to win the 40 lap feature with an attractive $500 to take the green flag. With the Grandview Speedway racing on both Saturday and Sunday night, this Holiday weekend is filled with exciting action on the Grandview 1/3-mile dirt track.

The first mid-week event takes place on Tuesday, June 13 for the annual invasion of the USAC National Sprint Car Series, EASTERN STORM. These wingless warriors will take part in the Jesse Hockett Classic and will be joined by Grandview’s headline division – the 358 Modifieds. This marks the eleventh annual swing of the USAC Eastern Storm and as tradition stands, Grandview Speedway will host the opening night.

Nothing says ‘This is America’ quite like 410 Sprint Cars and we celebrate our Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4 with the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week – a gathering of the region’s top Sprint Car competitors in a lucrative event that includes the very best of the 358 Modifieds.

Thursday, August 17 the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents a Sprint Car showdown like no other when the nationally touring Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series returns to the Grandview Speedway competing for the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup. Joining the All-Stars is the ultra-competitive Sportsman division. In the 2016 event, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell were surprise 410 sprint entries and a surprise or two are planned for 2017. Prior Thunder Cup winners were Danny Dietrich 2015 and Stevie Smith in 2016.

The Thunder series rounds out 2017 on Saturday, October 14 with the MODS at the MADHOUSE Triple Thunder Thriller Halloween Party featuring a 40 Lap Big-Block/Small-Block Modified challenge that includes the Sportsman and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. This event will continue the tradition of the popular Halloween Party getting underway at 6 PM

The 2017 racing season will include the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series mainstay activities and promotions, providing fun for the fans with elements such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet, JOE “THE PIZZA DUDE”, giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by the Thunder Girls.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor, joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak and Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Racing Schedule:

Memorial Day Sunday Triple Thunder Thriller --Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM – Grandview Speedway -- Big Block/358 Modifieds* 40 laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

11th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic – Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM -- USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm and 358 Modifieds*

Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week – Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*

3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions – Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman*

Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party – Saturday, October 14 6 PM – Big-Block/358 Modifieds* 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

*NASCAR Points event

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: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 27 years of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar year after year. In 124 events over $4.3 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, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 55th Anniversary season in 2017. 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 NASCAR SANCTIONED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA
Track promoter: Bruce Rogers @ 610.754.7688
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton@215.752.7797-Cell:267.934.7286
EMAIL: Esaxton144@aol.com

Results created by Vicki Gehris with additions by Ernie Saxton

JEFF STRUNK EARNS IN EXCESS OF $25,000 FOR HIS SIXTH FREEDOM 76 VICTORY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. September 11, 2016 . . . Jeff Strunk, “the Bechtelsville Bullet,” had been having a rather mediocre season, at least by his usually high standards, at Grandview Speedway behind the wheel of the Glenn Hyneman owned No. 126 Modified. Saturday night the ten-time NASCAR track point champion rectified the 2016 campaign by pulling off his biggest win of the year ­ the Freedom 76-Lap Modified Classic event for a hefty payday of $25,000 plus. He racked up a sizeable amount in lap money, the $100 half-way leader money from Area Auto Racing News and the Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award.

Strunk didn’t have an easy time in claiming his sixth win in the event, his last being in 2013, as he first dueled with Ryan Watt, who he lost the lead to earlier and then had to thwart off the challenges of second-place finisher and defending race winner Craig VonDohren.

Following the five qualifying heats won by Dan Bouc, Jared Umbenhauer, Bobby Varin, Rick Laubach, also the winner of the $1,000 Cash Dash, and David VanHorn plus the Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20 captured by Kyle Borror the 32-car starting field was set for the main event – the 46th Annual Freedom 76.

Through the luck of the draw Jeff Strunk pulled the number one seed and he wasted no time maintaining the lead on the initial green from starter Ray Kemp. Thrashing for positions behind him were Watt, Ray Swinehart, Brian Krummel and Mike Kellner.

Duane Howard, the race winner in 2011, brought out the first caution on the fifth lap when he slowed on the homestretch. After a quick pit stop he rejoined the action. Strunk maintained first on the restart and within a matter of laps he had a comfortable margin built up over the rest of the competition.

Lapped traffic allowed Watt to reel Strunk in and gain some ground.

Finally on lap 20, Billy Pauch slowed in turn one after contact with the homestretch wall while running eighth bringing him to an abrupt halt and the yellow was out. This time Watt, who started third, outgunned Strunk to become the new leader.

By this time the order behind Watt consisted of Strunk, 12th-place starter Von Dohren, Swinehart and last week’s feature winner Doug Manmiller, who started eighth.

The field regrouped when Kellner, in the top ten, brought out the 34th lap caution when he slowed his pace in turn four.

When action went green again with Watt on the high lane and Strunk hugging the inside, the pair battled side-by-side for several laps with neither one lifting.

Strunk was back in front at the conclusion of the 37th lap.

Don Norris Jr. slowed in the second turn for the yellow shortly after Strunk regained control and that brought out a mandatory fuel stop.

After the seven-minute stop, Strunk was still first, but now Manmiller and VonDohren were second and third as Watt got shuffled to fourth and Rick Laubach fifth.

VonDohren was back in the runner-up spot on the 43rd lap and set his sights on Strunk.

Ryan Godown brought out the final caution on the 49th lap after contact with the homestretch wall brought him to a stop in turn two. Once again the restart saw Strunk stick with the inside path and VonDohren running his familiar high lane. The two swapped paint on occasion, but not enough to change the status. Waiting in the wings for a miscue in hopes of advancement were Laubach, Manmiller and Watt.

Lapped cars came into the picture again on the 66th lap and Laubach began gaining ground on the front two.

Strunk kept everyone behind him and went on to claim his third win of the season at the 1/3-mile oval followed by VonDohren, Laubach, Manmiller and Watt. Rounding out the top ten were Swinehart, Krummel, Umbenhauer, Kyle Weiss and Varin.

The $500 Hard Charger award sponsored by Guntherracing.com and all his sponsors topped by Square One Markets went to Howard as he started 32nd and finished 11th. Krummel, the seventh place finisher received the T.P.Trailers rookie of the race award while tenth place finisher Bobby Varin received the T.P.Trailers non-regular competitor award.

In the 20-lap Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20, the last chance to qualify, Borror and Dom Buffalino battled back and forth for the lead lap after lap, but it was Borror that emerged the victor trailed by Buffalino, Godown, Kevin Hirthler and Howard putting them in the final starting spots for the Freedom 76.

RACE RESULTS

46th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Feature (76 Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Craig Von Dohren, 3. Rick Laubach, 4. Doug Manmiller, 5. Ryan Watt, 6. Ray Swinehart, 7. Brian Krummel, 8. Jared Umbenhauer, 9. Kyle Weiss, 10. Bobby Varin, 11. Duane Howard, 12. Tommy Scheetz, 13. David VanHorn, 14. Mike Gular, 15. Kevin Hirthler, 16. Kenny Gilmore, 17. Keith Hoffman, 18. Dom Buffalino, 19. Brett Gilmore and 20. John McClelland. DNF: 21. Tyler Dippel, 22. Kyle Borror, 23. Ryan Godown, 24. Billy Pauch Jr., 25. Tim Buckwalter, 26. Ryan Grim, 27. Don Norris Jr., 28. Danny Bouc, 29. Mike Kellner, 30. Glenn Strunk, 31. Billy Pauch, 32. Mike Lisowski. DNQ: Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Bobby Trapper Jr., P.J. Oliver, Gary Hager, Steve Swinehart, Brett Kressley, Danny Erb, Ron Seltmann Jr., Mike Weinert, Colt Harris, Bobby Trapper, Nate Christman, Brian Hirthler, Craig Whitmoyer, John Willman, Brian Kuhl, Brian Houseknecht, Dan Waisempacher, Justin Grim, Billy VanIwegen, Dale Hartz, Eric Biehn, Kory Fleming.

Cash Dash: 1. Rick Laubach, 2. Craig Von Dohren, 3 Mike Gular, 4. Bobby Varin, 5. Jared Umbenhauer, 6. Danny Bouc, 7. David VanHorn.

Schaeffer Motorsports Minute Man (20 Laps). 1. Kyle Borror, 2. Dom Buffalino, 3. Ryan Godown, 4. Kevin Hirthler, 5. Duane Howard.

COMING EVENTS:

Sunday, September 25, 12 noon- Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage racing.

Saturday, October 15, 6 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Series Halloween Party featuring Modifieds, Sportsman, TSRS Sprints and Blast from the Past Vintage Racing.

Sunday, October 16, 12 noon- Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage racing

Sunday, November 6, 7 a.m. Fall Racer’s Flea Market

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 GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA
Track promoter: Bruce Rogers @ 610.754.7688
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton@215.752.7797-Cell:267.934.7286
EMAIL: Esaxton144@aol.com

46TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 MODIFIED CLASSIC OFFERS $25,000 TO WINNER AT GRANDVIEW ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

TSRS SPRINTS AND SPORTSMAN PLUS MOD PRACTICE FRIDAY, SEPT. 9

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 4, 2016 . . . Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Meme DeSantis, Duane Howard and Billy Pauch Sr. have all won the Freedom 76 Modified Classic multiple times and it is quite possible that all of them will be competing for another opportunity to collect the $25,000 first place money when the Granddaddy of area big dollar Modified events is presented.

It all happens this Saturday, September 10 at Grandview Speedway when many of the top names in dirt track Modified stock car racing are expected to battle for a starting spot in the 76-lap race and then the win.

Veteran racer Ray Swinehart, a winner in 2005, will be looking to win the event for the second time as he leads a wide array of racing talent searching to take the win in the prestigious event.

Garden State racing talents Ryan Godown, Mark Pishock and Billy Pauch Jr. top a list of visitors that are expected.

Billy Pauch Sr. leads all the winners with six victories while VonDohren and Strunk have five wins. VonDohren won his first Freedom 76 in 1985.

Racing will get the green flag at 7 p.m. with a number of qualifying events, consolation races, Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20, $1,000 to win Cash Dash leading up to the 76-lapper.

Advance ticket holders will be admitted at 3 p.m. with the ticket windows open at 3:30 p.m. Adult tickets are priced at $40 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay $10. Kids under 6 are admitted FREE.

Information on parking, camping, and more is available on the track website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Rain date is Saturday, September 17th.

On Friday night (September 9) the popular TSRS 305 Sprints will be in action along with the Sportsman stock cars. The Sprints, led by champion Mike Haggenbottom, will top their part of the show with a 25 lap feature while the Sportsman racers will run in a 38 lap main event. In addition the Modifieds taking part in the Saturday racing action will able to practice during the Friday night show.

Adult admission is priced at $12 while young people, 6 through 11, are admitted for $5. Kids under 6 are admitted Free. This is no rain date for the Friday show.

The next scheduled event at Grandview Speedway is Sunday, September 25th with Enduro racing and Blast from the Past Vintage racers in action. It all gets underway at noon. Adult admission is $10.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688.

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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
Esaxton144@aol.com

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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA
Track promoter: Bruce Rogers @ 610.754.7688
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton@215.752.7797-Cell:267.934.7286
EMAIL: Esaxton144@aol.com

Race results written by Vicki Gehris with additions from Ernie Saxton

MANMILLER, TODOROW AND PAPIEZ WIN WNPV-1440AM RADIO NIGHT FEATURES ON SATURDAY

VONDOHREN, SCHUTZ AND HENN CROWNED POINT CHAMPIONS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 . . . Popular veteran racer Doug Manmiller has been grinding all year long in the T.P. Trailers 358 Modified class at Grandview Speedway. He lost his ride with the Dave Zubikowski No. 00 mid-season, then debuted his own mount and still struggled. He finally teamed up with Jason and Theresa Miller and after that things began to gel for the new team. Shut out of victory lane since August 30, 2014, the Shoemakersville, PA talent finally got the monkey off his back Saturday night. He was in fourth on the 22nd lap, shot past Ryan Grim and John Willman and proceeded to dive between a lapped car and underneath leader Justin Grim to take over the lead on the 23rd lap. He kept everyone at bay behind him the remainder of the race to win his first 30-lap Modified feature of the season behind the wheel of the Lee Miller Auto Sales No. 44M, in the event sponsored by WNPV-1440 AM radio. He also collected $250 from T.P. Trailers plus $150 in VP products for running gas.

Steve Todorow took over the driving reigns of the No. 93 NASCAR Late Model normally chauffeured by his dad Rick at mid-season. The team had their share of ups and downs, but he finally had Lady Luck on his side and was able to hold off five-time feature winner and two-time point champion Brian Shuey to win his first-ever career 25-lap BRC Late Model feature and pick up an additional $100 from T.P. Trailers.

It was Brian Papiez at the head of the pack for his fourth NASCAR 25-lap Sportsman feature win as he took the lead from Paul Kline and then held off the challenges of Mike Lisowski for the triumph in which he collected an additional $100 from T.P. Trailers.

The biggest winners of the evening were the three newly crowned 2016 Point Champions. Craig VonDohren won his ninth NASCAR T.P. Trailers Modified title with 4509 points over runner-up Mike Gular. It was championship No. 8 for Chuck Schutz in the BRC NASCAR Late Model division who finished with 3683 points ahead of Wayne Pfeil. In the NASCAR Sportsman class Jordan Henn captured his first champion with 3078 points over runner-up Mike Lisowski.

The season was one of the most competitive in years at the Bechtelsville, PA oval with 26 different drivers winning features.

Coming up on Friday, September 9th, 7 p.m. the TSRS 305 Sprints along with the Sportsman stock cars in a doubleheader show topped by a 38-lap feature for the Sportsman. Modifieds will also be allowed practice time.

And on Saturday, September 10th, 7 p.m. the biggest event of the season takes place with the running of the $25,000 to win 46th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic featuring many of the top names in dirt track Modified stock car racing.

It took several cautions before the Modifieds could string consecutive green flag laps together, but once they did Justin Grim was leading the 28-car starting grid trailed by John Willman, Kory Fleming, Ryan Grim and Ray Swinehart.

Manmiller joined the thick of the battle as he advanced into fourth on the fifth circuit.

Lap-after-lap the order continued to be J. Grim, Willman, R. Grim, Manmiller and Swinehart with neither one giving an inch. Trying to break into the top five were Fleming and Frank Cozze.

By the 21st lap the slower-moving cars entered the picture and the front runners had to use heads up defensive driving.

As the head of the pack came out of turn four to complete lap 23, Manmiller made a very daring maneuver. He went from fourth past the others and then proceeded to shoot between the leader and a lap car to take control of first.

Cautions were needed once Manmiller was in front and positions behind him constantly changed, but he made sure he was always first as the laps clicked off at the drop of the checkered he claimed a well-deserved 24th career win. Chasing him across were R. Grim, Cozze, Willman and Jeff Strunk. Rounding out the top ten were last week’s feature winner Duane Howard, Kevin Hirthler, who started dead last; Kenny Gilmore, Mike Gular and Craig VonDohren.

Heats were won by Brett Kressley, Manmiller and R. Grim.

Steve Todorow set the pace for two laps in the Late Model feature before the red was thrown when Joe Fanelli hit the backstretch wall with heavy impact and almost flipped. He was uninjured, but the car was badly damaged. When action resumed Todorow was still in front behind chased by Shuey, Dan Green, Bill Henning and Schutz.

Green relinquished third on the fourth lap when he spun in the second turn for the fourth lap caution. It was still Todorow running the high lane being pressured by Shuey on the inside. Shuey made several advances, but to no avail and Todorow pulled away.

The lead never changed and Todorow was victorious being followed by Shuey, Henning, Schutz and Ron Kline.

Shuey and Todorow were the heat winners.

Rookie B.J. Joly led the first six laps of the Sportsman feature before a multi-car fourth turn accident brought out the yellow. On the restart Papiez charged into first while Joly, Jack Butler, Kline and Lisowski diced for second through fifth.

Derrick Smith slowed his pace along the homestretch for the ninth lap caution period. This time when action went green again Paul Kline stormed into the lead.

Papiez just regained the lead on the 15th lap when Dylan Swinehart slowed in turn four.

Kline, Lisowski, Henn and Ken Eckert Jr. jockeyed for positions while Papiez held onto first.

Lisowski took over second on the 18th lap restart which was needed when Brad Arnold broke along the backstretch. Lisowski made several bids for first, but was unsuccessful.

Papiez kept everyone at bay to collect another win in his Grandview rookie season at the drop of the checkered. Second went to Lisowski followed by Kline, Henn and Ryan Lilick.

Kyle Lilick, Ryan Higgs and Kenny Bock won the heats. The consolation went to Joe Funk III.

RACE RESULTS

WNPV-1440 AM Radio T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Doug Manmiller, 2. Ryan Grim, 3. Frank Cozze, 4. John Willman, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. Duane Howard, 7. Kevin Hirthler, 8. Kenny Gilmore, 9. Mike Gular, 10. Craig VonDohren, 11. Kory Fleming, 12. Danny Erb, 13. Jared Umbenhauer, 14. Justin Grim, 15. Kyle Borror, 16. Brian Houseknecht, 17. Brett Gilmore, 18. Chris Gambler, 19. Eric Biehn, 20. Ray Swinehart, 21. Brett Kressley, 22. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 23. John Tschudy, 24. Glenn Owens, 25. Ron Seltmann Jr., 26. Blaine Bracelin, 27. Ron Haring Jr., 28. Steve Swinehart.

WNPV-1440 AM Radio BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature (25 Laps): 1. Steve Todorow, 2. Brian Shuey, 3. Bill Henning, 4. Chuck Schutz, 5. Ron Kline, 6. Steve Wilson, 7. Wayne Pfeil, 8. Dave Ogin, 9. Dan Green, 10. Dirk Rimrott, 11. Eric Hoch, 12. George Irwin, 13. Joe Fanelli, 14. Bryon Sipe.

WNPV-1440 AM Radio NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Brian Papiez, 2. Mike Lisowski, 3. Paul Kline, 4. Jordan Henn, 5. Ryan Lilick, 6. Ken Eckert Jr., 7. Craig Whitmoyer, 8. Brandon Whitmoyer, 9. Mark Kemmerer, 10. Joe Funk III, 11. Jack Butler, 12. Kyle Lilick, 13. B.J. Joly, 14. Ryan Higgs, 15. Derrick Smith, 176. Dylan Swinehart, 17. Chad Kohler, 18. Brad Arnold, 19. Andrew Kreis, 20. Nathan Mohr, 21. Kenny Bock, 22. Pat Conrad, 23. Jim Housworth, 24. Brian Hirthler, 25. Ryan Beltz, 26. Steve Young. DNQ: Zak Wydra, Rich Jones, and Jesse Landis.

Grandview Speedway, a 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 assortment of great concessions and novelty items are available. Free parking on the grounds. Fans are invited to the competition area after the events are completed to meet the racers. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Twitter@GrandviewSpeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedway along with Rainedout.com (for rainout information).

COMING EVENTS:

Friday, September 9, 7 p.m. Sportsman stock cars (38 lap feature), TSRS 305 Sprints and Modified practice session

Saturday, September 10, 7 p.m. 46TH Annual Freedom 76, $25,000 to win for the Modifieds plus Cash Dash. Rain date is Saturday, September 17th.

LATE ADDITION: Sunday, September 25, 12 noon Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage racing.

Saturday, October 15, 6 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Series Halloween Party featuring Modifieds, Sportsman and TSRS Sprints.

LATE ADDITION: Sunday, October 16, noon Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage racing

Sunday, November 6, 7 a.m. Fall Racer’s Flea Market

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA
Track promoter: Bruce Rogers @ 610.754.7688
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton@215.752.7797-Cell:267.934.7286
EMAIL: Esaxton144@aol.com

BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 29, 2016 . . . The banquet scheduled for November 19th celebrating the 54th anniversary of Grandview Speedway has been canceled.

As most are aware track promoter Bruce Rogers suffered serious injuries as a result of an auto accident in Daytona Beach, Florida back in January. After a long stay in the hospital Rogers is now at home and does need constant care as he continues his recovery.

With that in mind, knowing the amount of time and effort needed to prepare for the annual banquet, the Rogers family has decided it is best for Bruce and the family to take a year off from presenting a banquet.

“It just would not be the same without him (Bruce) being there,” said track spokesperson Tina Rogers. “The banquet has always been a highlight of each year for my dad so if he can’t be there we will hold off on banquets until he can be part of it.”

Point fund checks from the track will be sent in November and NASCAR will send their point fund checks, as usual, in December.

“We appreciate the understanding of the situation by all involved with the racing at Grandview,” Tina continued. “We will be looking forward to the 55th anniversary banquet and my father being part of it.”

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA
Track promoter: Bruce Rogers @ 610.754.7688
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton@215.752.7797-Cell:267.934.7286
EMAIL: Esaxton144@aol.com

Race results written by Vicki Gehris with additions from Ernie Saxton

CRAIG VONDOHREN EARNS 100TH MODIFIED VICTORY AT GRANDVIEW; BRIAN SHUEY TOPS IN LATE MODELS AND PAUL KLINE WINS SPORTSMAN MAIN EVENT ON SATURDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. August 21, 2016 . . . It all began in 1981 when Craig VonDohren won his first modified feature at Grandview Speedway. As time went on the defending point champion continued to rack up the wins driving for either the family or other car owners. Saturday night, 35 years later, the Oley leadfoot and current point leader, scored his 100th win in the division the post back-to-back victorious and his fifth of the season in the 35-Lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified All-American Racing Series feature event. In addition to the top prize he also pocketed $250 from T.P. Trailers plus $150 in product contingency awards from VP Fuels for running gas.

Brian Shuey also scored his fifth win of the season by a 0.607 margin over runner-up Dan Green in the 25-Lap BRC NASCAR Late Model feature to be the seventh different winner. He also earned an additional $100 from T.P. Trailers and the ½-way Dan’s Deli hoagie award.

The caution riddled 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature winner for the third time was Paul Kline as time ran short for runner-up Craig Whitmoyer to catch him. Whitmoyer’s second place finish put him on top of the point standings ahead of Jordan Henn and Mike Lisowski. T.P. Trailers also awarded Kline $100.

NASCAR stock car racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, August 27th, featuring the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman along with Blast from the Past Vintage racers. The night of racing is sponsored by A.D.Moyer Lumber and gets started at 7:30 p.m. Just two nights of point racing remain in the 2016 season.

Polesitter Blaine Bracelin Jr. set the pace for ten laps of the Modified feature before Steve Swinehart spun in the fourth turn for the first yellow. On the restart Don Norris Jr. charged to the head of the pack with Mike Kellner, Bracelin Jr., John Willman and Bobby Gunther Walsh in tow.

Bracelin’s fine third place run went up in smoke bringing out the 14th lap caution. This time when the raced went green again Kellner stormed into first leaving Norris Jr., Brett Kressley, Ryan Grim and Jeff Strunk dice for the remaining top five positions.

By the 21st lap, Kellner, Norris Jr. and Kressley were in a three-way battle for the lead while VonDohren and Strunk waited in the wings for the right opportunity to advance.

Frank Cozze and Eric Biehn tangled in the fourth turn using the 23rd lap caution period. Kellner motored away quickly, but VonDohren made some bold moves as he found the right lanes and went from fourth to the lead as they crossed the line to complete the next lap.

With five laps to go the order behind VonDohren consisted of Strunk, Mike Gular, Kressley and Norris Jr.

After the white flag unfurled coming down the homeshute, Norris Jr. and Duane Howard, driving Norm Hansell’s second No. 357H, made contact. Howard hit the wall with heavy impact, bounced off the wall and into traffic in turn one. The cars were coming full speed and Tim Buckwalter had nowhere to go and hit the motionless car of Howard. Danny Erb hit the pair full force as he too had no room to maneuver and took a violent flip. Nate Christman was also involved. Buckwalter and Erb were shaken up and taken for observation. Norris Jr. was penalized to the back of the field for initializing the incident, but he decided to go pit side instead. VonDohren stayed in front to become the seventh different winner on the final lap, but coming in for the checkered flag Gular shot past Strunk for second with Strunk dropping to third followed by Kressley and Kenny Gilmore.

VonDohren, Strunk and Willman were the heat winners. The consi went to Cozze.

In BRC Late Model action Shuey led from the drop of the green until the wave of the checkered to win his 20th career victory and fifth of the season.

Throughout the course of the event Joe Fanelli, Bryon Sipe, Dan Green and Bill Henning swapped positions.

Sean Merkel and Randy Stoudt spun in the fourth turn for the ninth lap caution. It was still Shuey at the head of the pack.

The next caution was when Cory Merkel, running seventh, stopped in the first turn. Shuey held his position on the restart, but by this time was being chased down by Green, Wayne Pfeil, Chuck Schutz and last week’s feature winner Ron Kline.

The lead never changed and it was Shuey in the winner’s circle once again. Chasing him across were Green, Pfeil, Schutz and Kline.

Kline and Fanelli won the heats.

Derrick Smith showed the way for six laps in the Sportsman feature before Ryan Higgs took over first on the seventh lap restart needed when Henn spun along the backstretch.

The lead changed once again on the eighth lap when Kline moved into the top spot.

Dicing for second through fifth were Higgs, Craig Whitmoyer, Brad Arnold and Steve Young.

Whitmoyer overtook second on the 14th lap and set sail after Kline, but at the same time he had to deal with Arnold. As these two diced for the position, it gave Kline some breathing room.

Kline never relinquished first and pulled into victory lane for his sixth career win followed by Whitmoyer, Arnold, Jordan Umbenhauer and Higgs.

Heat winners were Dylan Swinehart, last week’s feature winner, Ryan Beltz and Young. Brian Papiez was the consi winner.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Craig Von Dohren, 2. Mike Gular, 3. Jeff Strunk, 4. Brett Kressley, 5. Kenny Gilmore, 6. Ray Swinehart, 7. Mike Kellner, 8. Kevin Hirthler, 9. Ryan Grim, 10. Doug Manmiller, 11. Kyle Borror, 12. John Willman, 13. Brian Houseknecht, 14. Jared Umbenhauer, 15. Ryan Kunkle, 16. Chris Esposito, 17. Chris Gambler, 18. Brian Krummel, 19. Justin Grim, 20. Duane Howard, 21. Nate Christman, 22. Danny Erb, 23. Tim Buckwalter (provisional), 24. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 25. Eric Biehn, 26. Don Norris Jr., 27. Frank Cozze, 28. Blaine Bracelin Jr., 29. Steve Swinehart. DNQ: Kory Fleming, George Hildebrandt, Colt Harris, Carroll Hine III, Ron Seltmann Jr.

BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature (25 Laps): 1. Brian Shuey, 2. Dan Green, 3. Wayne Pfeil, 4. Chuck Schutz, 5. Ron Kline, 6. Randy Stoudt, 7. Bill Henning, 8. Sean Merkel, 9. Joe Fanelli, 10. Eric Hoch, 11. Cory Merkel, 12 Bryon Sipe, 13. Shawn Horning. DNS: Steve Todorow.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Paul Kline, 2. Craig Whitmoyer, 3. Brad Arnold, 4. Jordan Umbenhauer, 5. Ryan Higgs, 6. Steve Young, 7. Ryan Lilick, 8. Dylan Swinehart, 9. Joe Funk III, 10. Mike Koffel, 11. Ryan Beltz, 12. Kyle Lilick, 13. Jesse Landis, 14. Ken Eckert Jr., 15. Brian Hirthler, 16. Jordan Henn, 17. Kenny Bock, 18. Chris Jenkins, 19. Derrick Smith, 20. Dean Bachman, 21. Mike Lisowski, 22. Mark Kemmerer, 23. Brett Gilmore, 24. Jim Housworth, 25. Brian Papiez, 26. Andrew Kreis. DNQ: Rich Jones, Nathan Mohr, Zak Wydra and Pat Conrad.

Grandview Speedway, a 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 assortment of great concessions and novelty items are available. Free parking on the grounds. Fans are invited to the competition area after the events are completed to meet the racers. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Twitter@GrandviewSpeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedway along with Rainedout.com (for rainout information).

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, August 27, 7:30 p.m. A.D.Moyer Lumber Night featuring T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast From the Past Vintage Racers

Sunday, August 28, 1 p.m. Outlaw Enduro Racing along with the Blast From the Past Vintage Racers

Saturday, September 3, 7:30 p.m. WNPV-1440AM Radio Night, final point races of the season, NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman.

Friday, September 9, 7 p.m. Sportsman stock cars (38 lap feature), TSRS 305 Sprints and Modified practice session

Saturday, September 10, 7 p.m. 46TH Annual Freedom 76, $25,000 to win for the Modifieds plus Cash Dash. Rain date is Saturday, September 17th

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