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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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SPRINT CARS HEADLINE SATURDAY’S BECHTELSVILLE CAR WASH NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW

MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN LOOK TO ADD NEW FEATURE WINNERS TO THE LIST OF 20 WINNERS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 22, 2017 . . . The excitement of Sprint car racing action will be part of the Bechtelsville Auto Wash tripleheader show at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. This will be a first time appearance for the popular Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series racers.

And eyes will also be on the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman stock car racers as the two divisions try to add new names to the lengthy list of NASCAR feature winners. With mid-season here there have already been 20 different drivers make it to victory lane in the regular Saturday NASCAR stock car racing action. The Late Models are being replaced by the MASS Sprinters this weekend.

The tripleheader show will have the Sprints running in a 25-lap feature, while the Modifieds go 30 laps and Sportsman run 25 laps. A full series of qualifying events will decide who gets to race in the features.

Heading up the expected strong contingent of Sprints will be Doylestown’s Tim Tanner who is coming off a big win at Delaware Int’l Speedway. Other popular Sprint racers planning to run on Saturday include Tommy Carberry, Rick Stief, Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, Dave Graber and a host of others.

In addition to the prize money two hard chargers will receive a right rear tire courtesy of their sponsor Thayer Performance Engineering and Parts.

Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $18 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free. Active military with proper ID are admitted free and there is free parking on the speedway grounds.

The Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet session at the front gate when it opens will feature Modified racer Brian Houseknecht and keeping it in the family Sportsman racer Paul Houseknecht will represent the Sportsman racers. Representing MASS will be David Bonner. The three racers will have their race cars on display, sign autographs and pose for photos.

BRC Late Model racers will use the night off to get ready for their biggest event of the season, the Firecracker 40, on Saturday, July 1st. The TP Trailers Modifieds and Sportsman will also be part of that tripleheader holiday weekend show. Adult admission will be $20 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and children 5 and under are admitted free.

For more information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or 610.754.7688.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
Public Relations, Sponsorship Consultant
Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
Award winning motorsports journalist
www.saxtonsponsormarket.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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KRESSLEY, KLINE AND LISOWSKI SCORE NASCAR FEATURE WINS AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY

20 FEATURE WINNERS IN EIGHT WEEKS OF RACING

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June 18, 2017 . . . Ma Nature was defeated at Grandview Speedway on Saturday as afternoon showers looked as if they would force another show to be cancelled. However management held off and the track crew did a great job to make racing possible.

Brett “The Threat” Kressley, the 2016 Grandview Modified rookie, struggled early in the season with numerous mechanical and engine issues. Making a rare Grandview appearance on Saturday night, the Orefield leadfoot took the lead on the fourth lap of the TP Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified 30-lap feature on Saturday night at the 1/3-mile oval. He then went on to capture his first win of the year to be the eighth different winner in the class. Runner-up Duane Howard was closing fast in the later stages, but ran out of time. Brett gave a shout out to his dad Brian as the victory was an early Father’s Day present.

The BRC NASCAR Late Model 20-lap feature saw Ron Kline lead from green to checkered and win his fourth feature behind the wheel of the Wanda Brown-owned No. 3.

Mike Lisowski, who has been having his share of bad luck, finally had things go his way for a change. The Minersville speedster pulled into the winner’s circle to chalk up his first triumph of the season in the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature.

All events were televised by RCN-TV and every feature winner received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and product awards from V.P. Race Fuels providing they met the proper requirements.

Bobby Gunther-Walsh led three laps of the Modified feature before Kressley made a bold outside move going into the third turn and emerged as the new leader when the pair came out of the fourth turn.

While Kressley began to pull away from the pack, Gunther-Walsh, Kenny Gilmore, Ryan Grim and Mike Gular diced for second through fifth.

Gilmore overtook second on the eighth lap and set said after Kressley to try to reel him in.

The pack regrouped on the tenth lap when last week’s feature winner Frank Cozze was spun in the second turn by Kyle Borror who was placed to the rear for the incident. Kressley held his own on the restart, but now Gular was the one pressuring him for first while Howard, Gilmore and Jeff Strunk were right behind waiting for a false move.

The front runners led by Kressley encountered lap traffic at the conclusion of 20 laps and had to use heads-up driving tactics.

After the tenth lap caution period, no more restart were needed and even though the pack closed in on Kressley through the slower traffic he never faltered and was able to record his second career with a rapidly closing Howard followed by Gular, Gilmore, for his season best finish and Strunk. Strunk’s fifth-place finish put him at the head of the point leader board since Craig Von Dohren, the point leader going into the show finished back in ninth.

Gunther-Walsh, Joe Fanelli and Kressley won the heats. The consi went to Borror.

Polesitter Kline ran off and hid at the start of the Late Model feature while Wayne Pfeil, Danny Snyder, Kyle Merkel and Steve Todorow diced for positions.

Todorow’s night ended when he slowed along the homestretch for the seventh lap caution putting him out of contention. It was still Kline in front when action resumed.

Snyder, who made his return for his first start of the season after missing several years, brought out the yellow on the ninth lap. Pfeil made a run on Kline on the restart, but within no time Kline was long gone being chased down by Merkel, Brian Shuey and Chuck Schutz.

More restarts were needed, but that didn’t deter Kline as he parked it in victory lane for his 40th career win. Finishing second was Pfeil followed by Merkel, Shuey and Schutz.

The late models will be out of action until Saturday, July 1 when they will compete in the Firecracker 40-lap Late Model feature.

Sportsman feature action had Steve Young set the pace for six laps until Lisowski got by him for the top spot on the seventh circuit.

With Lisowski now in command jockeying for positions behind him were Young, Craig Whitmoyer, Paul Houseknecht and Brian Hirthler, the current point leader.

Whitmoyer finally got by Young on the 13th lap to take chase after Lisowski who opened up a huge advantage over his fellow competitors.

The red was thrown with five laps to go setting up a single file restart when Mike Mammana hit the third turn wall with heavy impact. He was uninjured, but the car sustained considerable damage. Lisowski managed to hold the lead while Whitmoyer, Hirthler, Ryan Lilick and Houseknecht tried to change the status.

Lisowski’s and his crews continuous long hours prepping the car paid off as he was able to score his eighth career win chased across the line by Whitmoyer, Hirthler, R. Lilick and Houseknecht, for his best finish ever.

Heats were won by Young, Jeromy Guistwite and Nathan Mohr. Jim Housworth won the consi.

Next on the schedule at Grandview is the first appearance of the new Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. The 305 Sprint group will be part of the June 24th Bechtelsville Car Wash Night featuring the Sprints, TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman. Heading up the expected strong contingent of Sprints will be Doylestown’s Tim Tanner who is coming off a big win at Delaware Int’l Speedway. And fans will be looking to see who will be the next racer to join the long list of feature winners so far this season. Adult admission for the special night will be $18. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. And Bechtelsville Car Wash will also sponsor a Modified Cash Dash.

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 Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

RACE RESULTS

NASCAR T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Brett Kressley, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Mike Gular, 4. Kenny Gilmore, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. Doug Manmiller, 7. Jared Umbenhauer, 8. Kevin Hirthler, 9. Craig Von Dohren, 10. Ryan Grim, 11. Frank Cozze, 12. Clay Butler, 13. Brian Krummel, 14. Ray Swinehart, 15. Kyle Borror. DNF: 16. Brian Houseknecht, 17. Bobby Gunther Walsh, 18. Joe Fanelli, 19. Chris Gambler, 20. John Willman, 21. Blaine Bracelin, 22. Kory Fleming, 23. Mike Kellner, 24. Addison Meitzler, 25. Tim Buckwalter, 26. Dan Waisempacher. DNS: 27. Danny Erb, 28. Mike Mahaney. DNQ: Ron Seltmann Jr., Mark Kratz, Briggs Danner and Chris Esposito.

BRC Late Model Feature (20-Laps): 1. Ron Kline, 2. Wayne Pfeil, 3. Kyle Merkel, 4. Brian Shuey, 5. Chuck Schutz, 6. Bryon Sipe, 7. Lou Egrie Sr., 8. Shawn Horning, 9. Steve Wilson, 10. Andy Cassel, DNF: 11. Jordan Knepp, 12. Dan Hoffman, 13. Todd Ravel, 14. Danny Snyder, 15. Steve Todorow, 16. Matt Carter, 17. Damon Neff.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Mike Lisowski, 2. Craig Whitmoyer, 3. Brian Hirthler, 4. Ryan Lilick, 5. Paul Houseknecht, 6. Kurt Bettler, 7. Dean Bachman, 8. Derrick Smith, 9. Steve Young, 10. Brad Grim, 11. Kyle Lilick, 12. Louden Reimert, 13. John McGovern, 14. Dylan Swinehart, 15. Nathan Mohr, DNF: 16. Brad Arnold, 17. Mike Mammana, 18. Mark Kemmerer, 19. Ryan Higgs, 20. Jim Housworth, 21. Kenny Bock, 22. Joe Funk III, 23. Jeremony Guistwite, 24. Jack Butler. DNQ: Andy Clemmer, Andy Kreis and B.J. Joly.

COMING EVENTS: Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series plus a Modified Cash Dash. Bechtelsville Car Wash Night

Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. BRC Late Models Firecracker 40, TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman

Tuesday, July 4, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series featuring Penna. 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and 358 Modifieds (NASCAR points)

Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Modified racer Kory Fleming and his Sleepy Hollow race team will be giving away bicycles, two to girls and two to boys.

Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. A.D.Moyer Lumber Night featuring TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
Public Relations, Sponsorship Consultant
Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
Award winning motorsports journalist
www.saxtonsponsormarket.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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COZZE, SCHUTZ AND KYLE LILICK BECAME 16TH, 17TH AND 18TH DIFFERENT WINNERS OUT OF 21 NASCAR RACES PRESENTED THIS SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June11, 2017 . . . Three different feature winners entered the record books on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in their respective divisions in the Whelen Engineering sponsored racing events. The total different feature winners this season, out of 21 feature races presented, now stands at 18.

Veteran campaigner Frank Cozze piloted the Tom Umbenhauer-owned/Harry’s U-Pull-It No. 4 to his first win of the season in the TP Trailers 358 Modified NASCAR 30-lap feature. Cozze, a DIRT Hall of Famer, who had a disappointing finish last week, held off the last lap challenges of two others veterans of the sport Ray Swinehart and Craig Von Dohren to become the seventh different winner in the Modified division.

The BRC NASCAR Late Model division had a fifth different winner. Defending point champion and current point leader Chuck Schutz, who drove Andy Cassel’s car the previous week when the Ty Zeigler-owned No. ONE experienced problems, finished by a comfortable margin over runner-up and last week’s feature winner Ron Kline for his first 25-lap feature win of the season to be the fifth different winner in his normal ride.

Kyle Lilick was sidelined early in the NASCAR Sportsman 25-lap feature last week, but he more than made up for it on his next outing. The younger of the racing Lilick’s in the duo made up of older brother Ryan a two-time winner this year, overtook Jack Butler on the 18th lap and went on to capture his first career victory and become sixth different Sportsman winner of the season.

All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers providing they met the requirements and product awards from V.P. Fuels if they run gas and have the proper decals and other specifications.

John Willman put the Dennis Bailey-owned No. 81 into the early lead at the start of the Modified feature with pressure from Colt Harris, Steve Swinehart, Cozze and Ray Swinehart.

By the conclusion of ten laps Harris erased the deficit Willman opened up to challenge him for the top spot.

The pack regrouped when Mike Kellner, who had a strong second place finish the previous week, stopped in the first turn for the 15th lap caution. On the restart Willman and now Cozze lined up side-by-side. When action resumed Cozze got somewhat out of shape. Willman ran over Cozzes’ front end and hit the homestretch infield tire for the yellow putting him out of contention and Cozze was the new leader. Cozze maintained the first spot on the next attempt.

Behind Cozze wheeling and dealing never giving up in their battle for positions were R. Swinehart, Mike Gular, Kevin Hirthler and Harris. In the thick of things for sixth through tenth were Doug Manmiller, Von Dohren, Ryan Watt, Jeff Strunk and Duane Howard.

By the 20th lap the order behind Cozze consisted of R. Swinehart, Von Dohren, Gular, Manmiller and Hirthler with the spots constantly being swapped back and forth.

Harris’ fine run ended when he found himself in the third turn wall bringing out the yellow on the 21st lap. Cozze didn’t falter on the restart leaving R. Swinehart, Hirthler, Von Dohren and Gular in pursuit.

While running third with five laps to go, Hirthler hopped the first turn cushion and lost valuable positions. By the time he got recollected, Von Dohren, Gular and Strunk already passed him.

Jared Umbenhauer, who got into the feature by virtue of winning the consi, and was on the move; set up a one lap shoot-out when he hit the homestretch wall with heavy impact for the final yellow. He was uninjured, but the car sustained considerable damage. Cozze kept the competition at bay on the restart and went on to chalk up his fifth career win at the oval. Chasing him across the line were Swinehart, Von Dohren, Gular and Strunk.

Kenny Gilmore, who was supposed the start fourth in the feature only to be towed off before the event started, Harris and Brett Kressley were the heat winners. Picking up the consi win was Umbenhauer.

Kyle Merkel set the pace for two laps of the Late Model feature before Wayne Pfeil stopped along the backstretch for the yellow. On the restart Merkel went too high off of turn four. Schutz took advantage of the situation and charged into the lead.

With Schutz now showing the way, Kline, Merkel, Steve Todorow and Andy Cassel diced for positions.

The comfortable lead Schutz built up was erased on the 16th lap caution needed when Steve Wilson and Lou Egrie Sr. tangled in turn three. When action went green Kline made a strong bid for first, but in no time Schutz pulled away again.

No one could catch Schutz to challenge him as he pulled into victory lane for his 45th career win trailed by Kline, Todorow, Merkel and Egrie Sr.

Jack Butler took the early lead at the drop of the green in the Sportsman feature with Kyle Lilick putting in his bids for the top spot.

Butler stuck to the high line while K. Lilick ran in the inside groove.

While Butler and Lilick jockeyed for first, behind them Ryan Higgs and Brad Arnold put on quite a dual for third. Waiting in the wings anticipating a false move in hopes of advancement was Ryan Beltz.

By the 18th lap the front runners came upon lap traffic. This aided K. Lilick since coming off turn four he got underneath Butler when Butler had to go up a bit to get around them and Lilick was the new leader.

The leader continued to be K. Lilick until he pulled into the winner’s circle for a well-deserved victory chased across by Butler, Arnold, Brad Grim and Higgs.

K. Lilick, Kurt Bettler and Butler won the heats. Mike Lisowski picked up the consi win.

Racing returns to Grandview Speedway with a Bob Miller/Rogers Family Thunder on the Hill promotion featuring the traveling United States Auto Club Wingless Sprint Cars and Small Block Modified doubleheader on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.

And on Saturday, June 17th, the NASCAR TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and BRC Late Models will be in action. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 and youngsters 6 through 11 are admitted FREE.

There has been a change made in the June 24th Bechtelsville Car Wash Night with the Blast from the Past Vintage cars removed from the night’s racing and moved to July 8th. The June 24th show will include TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series sprinters. Admission is $18 for adults.

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 Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

RACE RESULTS

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

BRC Late Model Feature (25-Laps): 1. Chuck Schutz, 2. Ron Kline, 3. Steve Todorow, 4. Kyle Merkel, 5. Lou Egrie Sr., 6. Blaine Emery, 7. Bryon Sipe, 8. Andy Cassel. DNF: 9. Steve Wilson, 10. Jordan Knepp. 11. Todd Ravel, 12. Shawn Horning, 13. Brian Shuey, 14. Damon Neff, 15. Wayne Pfeil.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Kyle Lilick, 2. Jack Butler, 3. Brad Arnold, 4. Brad Grim, 5. Ryan Higgs, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Ryan Lilick, 8. Kurt Bettler, 9. Dean Bachman, 10. Mike Mammana, 11. Dylan Swinehart, 12. Louden Reimert, 13. Mark Kemmerer, 14. Brian Hirthler, 15. Jim Housworth, 16. Joe Funk, 17. Jeromy Guistwite. DNF: 18. Nathan Mohr, 19. Mike Lisowski, 20. Craig Whitmoyer, 21. B.J. Joly, 22. Andy Clemmer, 23. Derrick Smith, 24. Andrew Kreis. DNQ: Kenny Bock, Steve Young and Ryan Shupp.

COMING EVENTS:
Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series featuring Jesse Hockett Classic featuring United States Auto Club (USAC) National Non-Win Sprint Cars and 358 Modified stock cars (NASCAR points awarded).

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. Bechtelsville Car Wash Night

Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. BRC Late Models Firecracker 40, TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman. Adults $20, youngsters 6 thru 11 $5 and under 6 admitted free.

Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage cars.

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)
Results written by Vicki Gehris

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WHITMOYER TOPS IN SUMMER SPLASH SPORTSMAN SPECIAL WHILE STRUNK AND KLINE GRAB FEATURE WINS IN NASCAR STOCK CAR RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT

15 DIFFERENT FEATURE WINNERS DURING SIX SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June 4, 2017 – Craig Whitmoyer has been struggling with engine issues and other mechanical problems this season in the NASCAR Sportsman ranks at Grandview Speedway, but Saturday night the Hamburg leadfoot had his self-owned No. 99 in top notch condition for the Summer Splash 40-lap feature when he scored his season first win for a payday in excess of $1,500. Whitmoyer had to hold off numerous challenges from runner-up Joe Funk III, who posted his season best run and also deal with heavy lapped traffic.

The T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified feature was quite a battle between Mike Kellner and eventual winner Jeff Strunk. The pair battled through restarts and lap traffic before Strunk took advantage when Kellner went too high off the third turn and Strunk dove the Keystone Racing No. 126 underneath him with two laps to take the lead. It was Strunk’s first win of the year at the 1/3-mile, banked clay oval and his 66th Saturday night career win. Through all the side-by-side racing Strunk and Kellner never made contact proving it can be done.

Ron Kline posted back-to-back victories in the BRC NASCAR 25-lap Late Model feature for his third triumph of the season chased across the line by Chuck Schutz in the car normally driven by Andy Cassel since he had problems in his car in the timed hot laps.

All three feature winners collected bonus bucks from TP Trailers and Truck Equipment and product awards from VP Racing Fuels provided they met various requirements.

There have now been 15 different feature winners this season with no repeat winners in the Modified division after six Saturday night programs.

Paul Houseknecht took the early lead in the Sportsman feature and held that spot until the ninth lap restart needed when Andrew Kreis spun in the third turn with Kurt Bettler also involved since he had nowhere to go. On the restart Brad Arnold motored to the front of the pack. That was short-lived however as a flat tire brought Arnold to an abrupt halt along the homestretch one lap later. This incident put Whitmoyer at the head of the pack when action went green again. Pressuring Whitmoyer were Funk III, Mark Kemmerer, Houseknecht and Brad Grim.

A flat tire slowed Ryan Lilick’s pace in turn two for the 12th lap yellow. After a quick pit stop he rejoined the race. Whitmoyer held his high line on the restart while Funk III ran the bottom groove in an attempt to take the lead away.

Funk III began to close in on Whitmoyer, who had a slight edge over the pack, with Kemmerer, Brian Hirthler and Ryan Lilick, coming on strong after his pit stop.

Whitmoyer and Funk III ran door-handle to door-handle for several laps without incident and dealt with heavy traffic.

Jeromy Guistwite spun in the fourth turn for the last caution on the 35th lap which meant a single file restart. Lined up behind Whitmoyer were Funk III, Hirthler, Lilick and Louden Reimert.

Whitmoyer never faltered and held off all competitors to pull into the winner’s circle for the first time since the opener April 2016. It was his seventh career win. Finishing second was Funk III trailed by Hirthler, Lilick and Reimert.

Heats were won by Kemmerer, Paul Houseknecht and Guistwite. Mike Mammana was the consi winner.

Modified feature action saw Kellner charge to the front of the 29-car starting grid to set the pace with pressure from several competitors.

Mike Mahaney slowed along the backstretch with a flat tire for the fifth lap caution. The restart had Kellner still the leader, but now the son-father team of Steve and Ray Swinehart, Strunk and Grim lined up behind him.

Strunk overtook second on the sixth lap caution brought out by a multi-car third turn tangle to put his bids in for the lead.

Kellner ran a high line while Strunk tried to dive underneath him several times, but to no avail as Kellner out pulled him when they were side-by-side. R. Swinehart made it a three-way battle for first at one occasion, but that didn’t last long.

With four laps to go S. Swinehart, running sixth, stopped along the backstretch as his bad luck continued.

Kellner kept Strunk at bay on the restart, but Strunk didn’t give up.

Coming out of turn three with two laps to go, Kellner was up high in the marbles and Strunk emerged as the new leader.

For the second week in a row the feature ended under checkered/caution but that didn’t change the outcome and Strunk was the victor this time. What triggered the checkered/caution was Frank Cozze dove underneath Kellner, hit the yuke tire and spun. Cozze lost his third spot and a few others were collected in the accident. Kellner hung on for second followed by R. Swinehart, Craig Von Dohren and Duane Howard, who put on quite a battle in the later stages for third through fifth.

Blaine Bracelin, R. Swinehart and Jared Umbenhauer won the heats. Consolation races were won by Kevin Hirthler and Kyle Borror.

Late model action saw Dave Ogin, driving the car normally piloted by Blaine Emery take the early lead followed by Steve Todorow, Kyle Merkel, Kline and Steve Wilson.

Kline took over second on the 15th lap and set his sights on Ogin. Behind them Schutz, Todorow and Merkel jockeyed for the remaining spots.

Lou Egrie Sr. spun in the fourth turn to bring out the final caution on lap 21. At the same time Merkel, in the thick of the battle dropped out of contention. Ogin was still the leader when action resumed, but Kline made his presence known.

Kline became the new leader with three laps remaining and never looked back to chalk up his 39th career win. Schutz was able to grab second followed by Ogin, Wayne Pfeil and Bryon Sipe.

NASCAR stock car racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, June 10th with the running of Whelen Engineering Night featuring the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and BRC Late Models. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted FREE. Free parking is available on the speedway grounds.

Coming up on Tuesday, June 13th is Jesse Hockett Classic featuring the United States Auto Club wingless sprint cars along with the Small Block Modifieds. Racing at 7:30 p.m.

RACE RESULTS

Summer Splash Sportsman Feature (40-Laps): 1. Craig Whitmoyer, 2. Joe Funk III, 3. Brian Hirthler, 4. Ryan Lilick, 5. Louden Reimert, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Brad Arnold, 8. Jim Housworth, 9. Dylan Swinehart, 10. Mark Kemmerer, 11. Brad Grim, 12. Jeromy Guistwite, 13. Caleb Ross, 14. Andrew Kreis, 15. Mike Mammana, DNF: 16. Dean Bachman, 17. Mike Lisowski, 18. Jesse Landis, 19. Ryan Shupp, 20. Paul Houseknecht, 21. Kurt Bettler, 22. Nathan Mohr, 23. Kyle Lilick, 24. Ryan Higgs. DNQ: Derrick Smith, B.J. Joly, Steve Young, John McGovern and Chad Kohler.

NASCAR TP Trailers Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Mike Kellner, 3. Ray Swinehart, 4. Craig Von Dohren, 5. Duane Howard, 6. Ryan Grim, 7. Mike Gular, 8. Doug Manmiller, 9. Jared Umbenhauer, 10. Kevin Hirthler, 11. Kyle Borror, 12. Danny Erb, 13. Brian Krummel (provisional), 14. Mike Mahaney, 15. Justin Grim, 16. Ron Seltmann Jr., 17. Chuck Esposito. DNF: 18. Frank Cozze, 19. Kyle Weiss, 20. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 21. Steve Swinehart, 22. Colt Harris, 23. Kory Fleming, 24. John Willman, 25. Mark Kratz, 26. Addison Meitzler, 27. Mike Laise, 28. Blaine Bracelin, 29. Kenny Gilmore. DNQ: Brian Houseknecht, Brett Gilmore, Dan Waisempacher and Joe Fanelli.

BRC Late Model Feature (25-Laps): 1. Ron Kline, 2. Chuck Schutz, 3. Dave Ogin, 4. Wayne Pfeil, 5. Bryon Sipe, 6. Steve Todorow, 7 Steve Wilson, 8. Lou Egrie Sr., 9. Shawn Horning, 10. Todd Ravel. DNF: 11. Kyle Merkel, 12. Damon Neff, 13. Jordan Knepp, 14. Dan Hoffman.

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful NASCAR 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 Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Whelen Engineering Night

Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series featuring Jesse Hockett Classic featuring United States Auto Club (USAC) National Non-Win Sprint Cars and 358 Modified stock cars (NASCAR points awarded).

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Bechtelsville Car Wash Night

Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. BRC Late Models Firecracker 40, TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman

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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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COMING EVENTS:
Sunday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Traffic Jam featuring 358/Big Block Modifieds (NASCAR points available) 40 laps, Sportsman and MASS (Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series) Sprint Cars.

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars (40 lap feature). Sportsman feature pays $1500 to win.

Sunday June 4 @ 1PM Big Car Enduros (twin 60s), Small Car Enduros (twin 60s), Junkyard Car Enduro (50-laps), Ladies Race plus Blast from the Past Vintage Cars (two classes- two features)

Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Whelen Engineering Night

Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series featuring Jesse Hockett Classic featuring United States Auto Club (USAC) National Non-Win Sprint Cars and 358 Modified stock cars (NASCAR points awarded).

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.

DANNY ERB, RON KLINE AND RYAN HIGGS TAKE HOME CHECKERED FLAGS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON K&N PERFORMANCE FILTERS NIGHT SATURDAY

13 DIFFERENT FEATURE WINNERS SO FAR THIS SEASON

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. MAY 28, 2017 – Danny Erb, shut out of the winner’s circle since July, 2015, was close to victory lane on numerous occasions this season only to be plagued by mechanical gremlins, made his own luck on Saturday during K&N Performance Filters Night at Grandview Speedway. He took advantage of an opportunity to put the Terry Fasnacht-owned, Conestoga Valley Custom Kitchens No. 44 in the lead, when leader Mike Kellner got trapped behind two lapped cars racing side-by-side. Erb shot through a hole and into the first spot on the eighth lap of the T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified Feature and went on to score his first win of the season.

In the 25-lap BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature, opening night winner Ron Kline, who has struggled to claim another victory, led from start to finish to finally “get the monkey off his back” and be back in the win circle. He is the first repeat winner in the division.

Sophomore racer Ryan Higgs overpowered one-time NASCAR Sportsman feature winner this season Dylan Swinehart on the eighth lap restart of the 25-lap event and withstood all challenges the rest of the way to capture his first career triumph at the track. The Nazareth, PA. native dedicated the victory to his late uncle John.

All feature winners in the activities sponsored by K&N Performance received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers, product awards from V.P. Fuels providing they ran gas and met all the necessary requirements and the Dan’s Deli ½-way Hoagie certificate.

Modified action saw Kellner charge from third to first at the drop of the green with challenges coming from Erb, Colt Harris, Blaine Bracelin and Ray Swinehart.

Kellner’s sizeable lead was being shortened when he approached lapped cars with runner-up Erb closing in fast waiting for the opportunity to take over the lead.

Despite being shown the move-over flag several times the back of the pack continued racing side-by-side as they were running for positions also. Their actions were the break Erb needed to make something happen. Erb squeezed the Nick Gatto powered mount between Kellner and the others to become the new leader on the eighth circuit.

Within no time Erb outdistanced himself and was now being chased down by Kellner, Harris, Swinehart and Kyle Borror.

Heavy traffic came onto the front runners again by the 19th lap and it was heads up driving.

The only caution of the race was when Blaine Bracelin hit the homestretch wall with heavy impact on the 21st lap. He was uninjured, however, the car sustained considerable damage. Before the restart Swinehart, while running fourth and Brett Gilmore, who earlier was in the thick of the battle, went pit side and were out of contention. The leader continued to be Erb, but Kellner lost momentum and fell back to fifth with Borror, Jeff Strunk, who was charging through the pack from 23rd after finishing second in the consi, and Jared Umbenhauer were second through fifth. Craig Von Dohren joined the front five on the 23rd lap.

In the later stages Erb hopped the cushion off turn four, had it sideways but still managed to stay in first.

Erb finally had a change of luck and pulled into victory lane for his third career win. Unfortunately his car owner Terry Fasnacht was not in attendance to see him park the Touch of Green Landscaping special in victory lane since he was feeling under the weather. This is the second win he missed. Turning in his best performance since the opener for a well-deserved second was Strunk followed by Borror, Von Dohren and Umbenhauer.

Kellner, Ron Seltmann Jr., Harris and Erb were the heat winners. Consies went to Doug Manmiller and John Willman.

Kline wasted no time putting the Jr. Grebe owned No. 3 into first at the start of the Late Model feature followed by Steve Todorow, Brian Shuey, Bryon Sipe and Chuck Schutz.

Shuey overtook second on the fourth lap to take chase after Kline, who had a hefty lead built up.

The field closed in on Kline several times during the numerous cautions, but on the 13th lap yellow when Jordan Knepp and Dirk Rimrott tangled on the backstretch, Shuey made a huge run to try and get underneath him, but to no avail and Kline was off and running.

Shuey’s solid run ended with five laps to go when he stopped in turn four with a flat left rear tire for the final caution. The lead never changed as Kline was still first.

No one was able to stop Kline from claiming his 38th career win. Finishing second was Todorow trailed by Sipe, Schutz and Steve Wilson.

Andrew Kreis set the pace for one lap in the Sportsman feature before Jeromy Guistwite took over the reins. That lead was short-lived since on the second lap caution needed when Mike Mammana and Jim Housworth tangled between turns three and four Swinehart motored into the top spot.

Behind Swinehart jockeying for positions were Guistwite, Dean Bachman, Higgs and Kreis.

Higgs advanced to second on the seventh lap to put his bids in for the lead.

Kurt Bettler brought out the final caution when he stopped in turn four on lap seven. On this restart Higgs outgunned Swinehart to become the new pacesetter in the outside groove, but Swinehart hung in there down low never giving up as he was all over his back bumper.

With five laps to go Higgs and Swinehart approached lapped traffic and fast approaching to make it a three-way battle was last week’s feature winner Ryan Lilick.

Higgs never surrendered the lead and went on to chalk up a hard-fought win chased across the line by Swinehart, R. Lilick, Bachman and Lisowski.

Heats were won by Guistwite, Swinehart and Bachman. Housworth won the consi.

The Sportsman stocks will be featured on Saturday, June 3 with a $1,500 to win 40-lap main event. Also in action will be the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and BRC Late Models. Adult admission is $20 for this special event while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5 while kids under 6 are admitted free.

And on Sunday, June 4, 1 p.m. action will include Big Car Enduros (twin 60s), Small Car Enduros (twin 60s), Junkyard Car Enduro (50-laps), Ladies Race plus Blast from the Past Vintage Cars (two classes- two features)

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful NASCAR 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 Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

RACE RESULTS

NASCAR T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Danny Erb, 2. Jeff Strunk, 3 Kyle Borror, 4. Craig Von Dohren, 5. Jared Umbenhauer, 6. Ryan Grim, 7. Ryan Watt, 8. Frank Cozze, 9. Duane Howard, 10. Kevin Hirthler, 11. Doug Manmiller, 12. Mike Gular, 13. Colt Harris, 14. Brian Krummel, 15. Rick Laubach, 16. Kory Fleming, 17. Dan Waisempacher (alternate), 18. Briggs Danner, 19. Mike Kellner. DNF: 20. Chris Gambler (alternate), 21. Ray Swinehart, 22. Blaine Bracelin, 23. Brett Gilmore, 24. Joe Fanelli, 25. John Willman, 26. Ron Seltmann Jr., 27. Kenny Gilmore, 28. Addison Meitzler. DNS: Justin Grim and Brian Houseknecht. DNQ: Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Mark Kratz, Kyle Weiss, Craig Whitmoyer, Brett Kressley and Steve Swinehart.

BRC Late Model Feature (25-Laps): 1. Ron Kline, 2. Steve Todorow, 3. Bryon Sipe, 4. Chuck Schutz, 5. Steve Wilson, 6. Lou Egrie Sr., 7. Blaine Emery. DNF: 8. Brian Shuey, 9. Kyle Merkel, 10. Wayne Pfeil, 11. Jordan Knepp, 12. George Irwin, 13. Dirk Rimrott, 14. Todd Ravel, 15. Dan Hoffman, 16. Andy Cassel. DNS: Damon Neff.

Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Ryan Higgs, 2. Dylan Swinehart, 3. Ryan Lilick, 4. Dean Bachman, 5. Mike Lisowski, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Brian Hirthler, 8. Nathan Mohr, 9. Mike Mammana, 10. Brad Grim, 11. Jeromy Guistwite, 12. Jim Housworth, 13. Ken Eckert Jr., 14. Kyle Lilick, 15. Brandon Whitmoyer, 16. Louden Reimert, 17. Ryan Shupp, 18. Andrew Kreis. DNF: 19. Mark Kemmerer, 20. Brad Arnold, 21. Kurt Bettler, 22. Paul Houseknecht, 23. Derrick Smith, 24. Jack Butler. DNQ: Steve Young, Kenny Bock, Andy Clemmer, B.J. Joly.

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

May
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Thunder on the Hill

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MAY 26, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

TWO DAYS OF ACTION HEADLINE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY;

THUNDER SERIES OPENS SUNDAY, MAY 28 WITH $5,000-TO-WIN PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MODIFIED BIG ONE

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 26, 2017) – Dirt track racing is Americana. Nothing speaks more to that statement than a Memorial Day holiday weekend and two nights of racing at Grandview Speedway.

The 1/3-mile dirt track in Bechtelsville, PA prepares for a double-header with their NASCAR racing program on Saturday, May 27, followed by the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill special event series kick-off on Sunday, May 28.

On Sunday, NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the Triple Thunder Thriller presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. The main event features the over 800 horsepower ground-shaking Big-Block Modifieds challenging the ultra-quick Small-Block Modifieds in a 40 lap duel to the finish, where a $5,000 jackpot waits in victory lane. The lucrative Modified kick-off event includes a $1,000 tenth place prize and $500 payday to start the feature.

With a special rules package, the region’s top Modified racers are expected to be in attendance. Hometown heroes like Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard and Doug Manmiller defend the Berks County oval against New Jersey invaders Billy Pauch Jr. and Ryan Godown. Young and hungry drivers like Danny Bouc, Jared Umbenhauer, and Ryan Krachun search for their first Thunder on the Hill Victory.

The rules package allows for competition from Big-Block and Spec 358 engines and both American Racer and Hoosier tires. No open small block motors are permitted. For further rule information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Along with an exciting Modified main event, the Sportsman will compete in a $1,300-to-win, 25-lap feature event; and the MASS Sprint Car Series debuts.

Helping to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend will be a stunning firework display prior to the start of the main event.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Mobile Sales Unit will be on display in the mid-way along with all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series mainstay promotions including the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet and Greet, pit area tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can watch hot laps from the infield, Joe ‘The Pizza Dude’ offering up free pizzas to the rowdiest fans, give-a-ways, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill, Lauren Fischer.

Spectator gates will open at 5 PM, with racing action set for 7:30 PM. Adult General Admission is $25, Children 6-11 are $10, and Children 5 and Under are Free of Charge. Pit Area pricing is $35 and a license is not required.

Saturday’s program includes the TP Trailer NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast form the Past vintage racers. Craig VonDohren leads the weekly championship standings heading into Saturday night action.

Adult admission for Saturday night racing is $15 while youngsters 11 and under being admitted free. Military personnel with proper ID are admitted FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a NASCAR license. Free parking is available on the speedway grounds.

Fans have the ability to camp out at the Speedway for the ultimate weekend experience. Campers are asked to park in the turn 4 parking area, there are no hook-ups available, and no box camping allowed. Track officials ask that all fires be contained. There is no fee for camping.

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

2017 Thunder Racing Series 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 28 years of the most anticipated events of 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.

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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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COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. TPTrailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman. K&N Performance Filters Night

Sunday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Traffic Jam featuring 358/Big Block Modifieds (NASCAR points available) 40 laps, Sportsman and MASS (Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series) Sprint Cars.

Saturday, June 3, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars (40 lap feature). Sportsman feature pays $1500 to win.

Sunday, June 4, 1 p.m. Enduro racers and Blast from the Past Vintage racers.

Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Whelen Engineering Night

KRUMMEL, PFEIL, LILICK, MYERS AND CASSEL SCORE FEATURE WINS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

Eleven different feature winners in NASCAR events so far this season

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. May 21, 2017 – Saturday night racing action finally returned to Grandview Speedway after two weeks off courtesy of Mother Nature with four different winners and one repeat winner in the respective classes in the T.P. Trailer and Truck Equipment sponsored night.

The T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified Feature saw New York native Brian Krummel, who left his hometown track of Middletown, N.Y., mid-season last year to pilot the David Zubikowski Racing No. 17Z, finally had his dream come true when he captured his first career win at the track. An emotional victor, with tears in his eyes, thanked Zubi and the entire crew for giving him a wicked fast car. Being somewhat “gun shy” to go on the outside after what he encountered in the opener, Krummel was able to run the high line and felt at ease. An impressive field of 38 Modifieds were on hand can cut to 28 feature starters by four qualifying heat races.

Wayne Pfeil sporting a huge No. 7, dedicated to his father Wayne who passed away last year, with a smaller No. 72 in the middle; led the 25-lap BRC NASCAR Late Model feature from start to finish for his season first victory.

The NASCAR Sportsman division had their first repeat winner of the year when Ryan Lilick stood in the winner’s circle once again at the drop of the checkered in the 25-lap event.

All feature winners receive monetary awards from T.P. Trailers along with VP. Fuel merchandise awards providing they meet the necessary requirements.

The Blast >From The Past Vintage racers ran the Modified and Vintage Cars in a combined 15-lap feature event. Ron Myers won the Modified portion while Andy Cassel, who finished fifth, was declared the winner in the Vintage Car ranks with the highest finish.

Mike Kellner, appeared to be finally having a change of luck when he took the early lead at the onset of the Modified feature and wasted no time building up a healthy lead being chased down by Steve Swinehart, Danny Erb, Chris Esposito and Brett Kressley.

Kellner and the other front runners encountered heavy lap traffic with 11 laps in the books and had to use heads up tactics.

Kressley brought out the yellow on lap 13 when he stopped on the backstretch while running fifth. Kellner kept the momentum going for first with Swinehart, Esposito, Erb and now Krummel completing the top five.

Two laps later the yellow waved for a slow moving Blaine Bracelin in the second turn. Before action went green again Swinehart, running a solid second, went pit side out of contention turning the spot over to Esposito. Krummel advanced to second on the 17th lap to pressure Kellner.

Lady Luck wasn’t with Kellner as he came to a stop in the first turn for the 18th lap caution ending his solid run and surrendering the lead to Krummel.

The restart was void as Erb got somewhat out of shape going into turn one. Cars scrambled to avoid contact, however, he still was hit and spun putting a damper on his night, for the final caution. The front five were now comprised of Krummel, Jared Umbenhauer, Craig Von Dohren, Esposito and Jeff Strunk. Making bids for a top five spot was Kyle Borror and he made is stick on the 23rd lap when he got past Esposito.

In the final stages the first three were bumper-to-bumper, but in the end Krummel was the big winner for a hard-fought well-deserved win. Von Dohren narrowly edged out Umbenhauer at the line trailed by Strunk and Borror.

Bracelin, Krummel, Erb and Esposito scored the heat wins. The consies were won by Duane Howard and Doug Manmiller.

In Late Model action Pfeil charged past Kyle Merkel and into the lead at the drop of the green followed by Steve Todorow, Chuck Schutz and Bryon Sipe.

At the conclusion of nine laps Pfeil built up a comfortable margin over the rest of the pack and he had to bid his time with the lap cars.

The pack regrouped when Shawn Horning slowed in the second turn on the 14th lap for the caution. Pfeil wasted no time staying ahead while Merkel, Todorow, Schutz and Ron Kline waited for a miscue.

No one was able to overtake Pfeil as he went on to score his tenth career victory at the track chased across the line by Merkel, Todorow, Schutz and Sipe.

Schutz was the fastest in the timed hot laps, something new they are trying for the late models.

Sportsman feature action saw rookie racer Jeromy Guistwite grab the early lead at the drop of the green and set the pace for four laps before he almost spun. Nathan Mohr took advantage of the situation to pass Guistwite for the lead.

While Mohr, who was back in action after a horrendous homestretch flip April 29 showed the way, Guistwite, Ryan Shupp, Dean Bachman and Ryan Lilick diced for positions with it constantly changing.

Mohr’s sizeable lead was erased on the 17th lap after Joe Funk III rode the backstretch wall and came to a stop with a right front flat tire. On the restart Guistwite, Lilick and Craig Whitmoyer all charged past Mohr.

The lead changed for the fourth time on the 21st lap when Lilick got underneath Guistwite to take over the top spot.

Dylan Swinehart and Mark Kemmerer tangled along the homestretch for the 21st lap caution. On the restart Whitmoyer’s engine expired with a huge puff of smoke. Everyone was jammed up behind him and as a result Mike Lisowski flipped onto the inside homestretch wall with Guistwite also involved. Everyone was uninjured, but their cars were badly damaged. Lilick held on to first on the restart with pressure from Mohr, Brian Hirthler, Ryan Beltz and Shupp.

At the wave of the checkered Lilick won his seventh career feature followed by Mohr, Hirthler, Beltz and Shupp.

The heats were won by Guistwite, Jack Butler and Mohr. Kyle Lilick won the consi.

Ron Myers led the entire Blast From The Past feature. Finishing second was Ronnie Peck followed by Brett Peters, Todd Lapp and Andy Cassel.

Coming up on Saturday, May 27th is K&N Performance Filters Night featuring TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Sportsman stocks will be featured on Saturday, June 3 with a $1,500 to win 40-lap main event. Also in action will be the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and BRC Late Models. Adult admission is $20 for this special event while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5 while kids under 6 are admitted free.

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful NASCAR 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 Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

RACE RESULTS

NASCAR T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Brian Krummel, 2. Craig Von Dohren, 3 Jared Umbenhauer, 4. Jeff Strunk, 5. Kyle Borror, 6. Duane Howard, 7. Ryan Grim, 8. Doug Manmiller, 9. Chris Esposito, 10,. Kyle Weiss, 11. Kevin Hirthler, 12. Frank Cozze, 13. Mike Laise, 14. Mike Gular, 15. Ryan Watt, 16. Ray Swinehart, 17. Addison Meitzler, 18. Justin Grim, 19. Dan Waisempacher, 20. Joe Fanelli, 21. Briggs Danner, 22. Danny Erb, 23. Mike Kellner, 24. John Willman, 25. Steve Swinehart, 26. Blaine Bracelin, 27. Brett Kressley, 28. Kenny Gilmore. DNQ: Brian Houseknecht, Chris Gambler, Mike Mahaney, Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Kory Fleming, Mark Kratz, Brett Gilmore, Ryan Kunkle, Colt Harris and Ron Seltmann Jr.

BRC Late Model Feature (25-Laps): 1. Wayne Pfeil, 2. Kyle Merkel, 3. Steve Todorow, 4. Chuck Schutz, 5. Bryon Sipe, 6. Steve Wilson, 7. Lou Egrie Sr., 8. Ron Kline, 9. Brian Shuey, 10. Andy Cassel, 11. Dirk Rimrott, 12. Shawn Horning, 13. Drew Weisser, 14. Todd Ravel.

Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Ryan Lilick, 2. Nathan Mohr, 3. Brian Hirthler, 4. Ryan Beltz, 5. Ryan Shupp, 6. Jim Housworth, 7. Louden Reimert, 8. Brad Grim, 9. Ryan Higgs, 10. Brad Arnold, 11. Kyle Lilick, 12. Mike Mammana, 13. Jack Butler, 14. Curt Bettler, 15. Kenny Bock, 16. Mark Kemmerer, 17. Jeromy Guistwite, 18. Craig Whitmoyer, 19 Mike Lisowski, 20. Dean Bachman, 21. Dylan Swinehart, 22. Paul Houseknecht, 23. Joe Funk III. 24. Derrick Smith. DNQ: Andy Clemmer, B.J. Joly, Pat Conrad, Andy Kreis.

Vintage Car Feature (15-Laps): 1. Ron Myers, 2. Ron Phillips, 3. Brett Peters, 4. Todd Lapp. 5. Andy Cassel, 6. Dave smith, 7. Mike Garris Sr., 8. Wyatt Jacobus Sr., 9. Jay Garris, 10. Lynn Peters, 11. Joe Walbert Jr.. DNF: Bobby Hall. DNS: Fred Simmons, Doug Miller, Bill Gerhart.

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