DANNY SNYDER WINS THRIVENT FINANCIAL FIRECRACKER 40 FOR SECOND TIME WHILE VONDOHREN WINS FOURTH NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE OF THE SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAYGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA ~ ?Everything was good,? said
Danny Snyder after winning the biggest late model stock car racing event of the
season at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. The Green Lane, PA resident
wheeled his Ford Property Maintenance sponsored No. 4s to a decisive victory,
his second straight win of the extra distance event, earning him $2,100 which
included a $100 bonus from TP Trailers of Limerick. In the companion 30-lap
feature for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modifieds six time track
champion Craig VonDohren won for the fourth time this season. The win for the
Oley, PA racer driving the Kauffman?s BBQ Chicken sponsored No. 1c earned him
$2750 including a $250 bonus from TP Trailers. In addition he picked up a $150
VP Racing Fuels certificate for using VP racing
gave a lot of credit to track conditions for his win. ?The track stayed wet,?
said the veteran racer. ?We could run the top or the bottom. It was a great race
Lou Egrie Sr.
started on the pole in the 40-lap Late Model and lead the first lap of the race
before Danny Snyder was able was able to charge up from fourth starting spot to
take the lead on the second circuit of the one-third-mile, banked clay oval.
Once in front Snyder had to contend with Egrie and former sprint car talent Sam
Schlosberg. In fact Schlosberg, who moved into second spot with four laps in the
record book, was a thorn in the side of Snyder throughout the entire race. And
while Schlosberg challenged Snyder for the lead he was being pressured
throughout the feature race by Jason Miller.
At the finish
of the 40-lap race, run with very few cautions, Danny Snyder had the top spot by
a slim margin over Sam Schlosberg (Green Lane). Third spot was earned by Jason
Miller (New Tripoli) while current point leader and defending champion Chuck
Schutz (Pottstown) finished fourth followed by Sean Merkel
lane Snyder thanked every one of his sponsors and his family for their support.
?Everything was good, so great,? said Snyder. ?We were cruising and kept track
of the competition by checking the scoreboard.?
Walsh lead the first lap of the 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified feature race with
Mike Laise taking the top spot on the second lap. Laise was able to lead until
the 14th lap when past champion Terry Meitzler went to the front with
veteran racer Jon Kellner Sr. following. At the 21 lap marker Kellner was able
to take the lead from Meitzler on a caution restart. Craig VonDohren, who had to
use the consolation race to make the feature starting field, had now worked his
way up to challenge for the top spot and on the 24th lap the six time
champion went to the front of the field. Once in front the Oley racer kept a
comfortable lead on his way to the win.
was earned by Jon Kellner Sr. (Lansdale) wh