HIRTHLER GETS FIRST WIN IN TWO SEASONS, STOUDT, UMBENHAUER AND GAGLIARDO, JR ARE FEATURE WINNERS ON WNPV-1440AM RADIO NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ Veteran Modified talent
Kevin Hirthler was able to grab his first win of the season and first in two
seasons in the WNPV-1440AM Radio 30-lap NASCAR Modified feature on Saturday
night at Grandview Speedway. Randy Stoudt, the current BRC Late Model point
leader, added win number four to his impressive record for the season while
Vince Gagliardo Jr. won the Blast from the Past Vintage Racers feature event.
And Jared Umbenhauer drove to his sixth straight Sportsman feature win and 11th
of the season.

One of the biggest and most popular events of the stock car racing
season for area Modified racers is set for Saturday, August 9th when the annual
Forrest Rogers Memorial presented by Peerless Pole Buildings takes place. The
rich 50-lap feature race for NASCAR 358 Modifieds, run in memory of the track
founder, pays at least $10,000 to the winner. In addition to the Modifieds, the
BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars will be seen in action. Spectator gates
open at 5:30 p.m. while racing gets the green flag at 7:30
p.m.

Then on Sunday, 1 p.m. the Outlaw Enduro racers will present
another of their action packed events along with the excitement of the Blast
from the Past Vintage Racers.

 It appeared veteran
campaigner Bobby Gunther Walsh, a WAEB-790 AM radio personality, who has led so
many 30 -lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified features the past few
Saturday nights at Grandview Speedway, was possibly on his way to his first
career win at the 1/3-mile oval, but fell seven laps short when the yellow came
out allowing the field to close up on him for the
restart.

Kevin Hirthler, who last visited victory lane August 11, 2012 when
he won the Forrest Rogers Memorial, shot to the outside and overtook Gunther
Walsh for the lead with Duane Howard following through for second. Hirthler
proceeded to keep Howard behind him to score his first win of the season on
WNPV-1410 AM radio night. He also received the $250 bonus from T.P. Trailers,
Limerick.

It was Gunther Walsh at the head of the 28-car starting grid at the
start while Ryan Kunkle, Chris Esposito, Mike Kellner and Eric Biehn diced for
positions.

Gunther Walsh had a comfortable lead built up by the Dan?s Deli
?-way leader mark, which he received, but by this time Kunkle, Don Norris Jr.,
Hirthler and Esposito were the chasers.

At the conclusion of the 14th lap Norris Jr. and Hirthler were in a
heated contest for second and neither one gave an inch which allowed Gunther
Walsh some leeway with Kevin Hartnett and M. Kellner in the wings waiting for a
mistake.

With Gunther Walsh at the head of the pack and the top five headed
into turn one, Hirthler and Norris Jr., racing hard for second, made contact. As
a result, Norris Jr. spun ending his best run in a long time and Hirthler
continued as the yellow came out on the 23rd lap.