HOWARD, CORY MERKEL, UMBENHAUER AND HIRTHLER ARE WINNERS AT GRANDVIEW ON SATURDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA.?~ Five time track champion
Duane Howard wheeled the Atlas Paving #66 358 Modified to victory in the 30-lap
Atlas Paving sponsored NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified feature race at Grandview
Speedway on Saturday night. The win was his fifth of the season. In the
Pepsi-Bashore One-on-One Modified Challenge Kevin Hirthler was able to top seven
time track champion Craig VonDohren in the final challenge to earn $1500. In the
25-lap main event for the BRC Late Models it was young rookie racer Cory Merkel
getting his first career victory. And for the tenth time this season point
leader Jared Umbenhauer was able to take the top spot in the 25-lap feature for
Sportsman.

 The next
event on the busy Grandview Speedway schedule is set for Tuesday, July 29th at
7:30 p.m. with the running of the 17th Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Traffic Jam
featuring the Race of Champions Modifieds and 410 Sprint cars. Adult admission
is $25.

 Then on
Saturday, August 2nd, the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman
stock cars are in action along with the Blast from the Past Vintage race cars.
The night is sponsored by WNPV-1440 AM Radio of Lansdale and they will be giving
two lucky fans 4-packs of tickets for Knoebel?s Amusement Park valued at $160.
Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is
$15 while youngsters 12 and under are admitted
free.

 Howard, not
happy with the outcome of his efforts during the running of the Bashore/Pepsi
Challenge and that lit a fire under the past champion to get out front early in
the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified feature. The flame never
went out until he pulled the Petruska-owned/Atlas Paving No. 66 into the
winner?s circle.

The Oley lead foot picked a perfect night to chalk up
his fifth win since Atlas Paving was also the race
sponsor.

For the third consecutive week WAEB-790AM radio
personality Bobby Gunther-Walsh was once again the early race leader, a position
he maintained until Don Norris Jr. pulled in front on the 10th
lap.

Mike Gular spun between the first and second turns to
bring out the 11th lap caution. Gunther-Walsh stormed back into the lead when
action resumed, but now Howard was second pressuring him for
first.

Howard powered the Morrison Engines/TEO mount into
first on the12th lap to take control. Behind him, Gunther-Walsh, Norris Jr.,
Doug Manmiller and Ray Swinehart dueled for
positions.

Manmiller advanced into second at the Dan?s Deli ?-way
leader mark claimed by Howard and took chase after Howard, who had a slight
advantage over the competition.