HOWARD GETS WIN NUMBER SEVEN, KELLNER EARNS THIRD WIN, LISOWSKI WINS FIRST AND HOWARD WINS PEPSI CHALLENGE MATCH RACES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ For the seventh time this
season defending champion Duane Howard was able to wheel the BPG Racing No. 4 to
victory in the 30-lap Bashore Trucking NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified feature
Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. Adding to a big payday night was Howard?s
win in the Pepsi Challenge One-on-One Match Race Series which pitted the top ten
drivers against each other with Howard winning the last three and topping Craig
VonDohren to pick up the $1500 first place money and giving him a $4250 prize
money total for the night. The 25-lap feature for the Late Models, the most
exciting event of the night, saw Mike Kellner of Lansdale earn his third win of
the season. Mike Lisowski of Minersville won his first 25-lap Sportsman feature
of the season.

 Rookie Andy Ressler went to the
front in the 30-lap Modified feature that had 29 starters and set the pace for
three laps before ARDC midget champion Tim Buckwalter charged to the front and
held the lead for five laps. Mike Laise, who had started second, took over first
spot on the ninth lap but while that was happening defending champion Duane
Howard was charging through the field from his 14th starting position
and took the lead on the 12th circuit of the one-third-mile, banked
clay oval. Once in front Howard, who calls nearby Oley home, set a torrid pace
and when the checkered flag fell Howard had lapped 11 of the feature starters
and had a comfortable lead over second place finisher Jordan Umbenhauer
(Richland), his best of the season. Third place was earned by Mike Gular (Green
Lane) followed by Doug Manmiller (Shoemakersville) and Meme DeSantis (Temple).
Just one caution was needed during the 30-lap main
event.

 Nine time champion Jeff Strunk
was involved in an early race second turn altercation that put him out of action
giving him a last place finish and left him still without a win.

 Though Duane Howard won the main
event Craig VonDohren continues to be the point leader as both chase after the
lucrative NASCAR 358 Modified title.

 ?The car was running well,? said
Howard in victory lane. ?We have had a lot of help from the VP Racing Fuels
people since we switched to gas. We have figured out something under the hood to
make it work.?

 Young Jordan Henn of Kutztown
was able to set the pace at the start of the 25-lap Sportsman feature. The
rookie racer stayed in front through the 11th lap when Mike Lisowski,
coming from 6th starting spot, took command and led the rest of the
event. The Minersville racer earned his first win of the season with the M&J
Construction No. 15. Second place went to rookie Henn followed by Tom Miller
(Barto), Brad Brightbill (Sinking Spring) coming from 23rd starting
spot and Kenny Gilm