HOWARD, PFEIL AND WHITMOYER ENJOY A NIGHT OF FIRSTS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE,
PA. ~ It was a night of
firsts at Grandview Speedway on Whelen Engineering Night as Duane Howard won his
first 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified feature race of the season on Saturday and took
over first spot in the NASCAR point standings. Wayne Pfeil won his first 25-lap
BRC Late Model feature race of the season and Craig Whitmoyer took an impressive
first win of the season in the 25-lap Sportsman feature.

 Stock car racing action returns to
Grandview Speedway on Saturday, May 31st at 7:30 p.m. featuring the
NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman stock
cars.

 Duane Howard became a free agent at the end of
the 2013 season after successful long-time car owner Chad Sinon retired from the
sport.

Over
the winter months, Howard, the five-time Grandview Speedway point champion
teamed up with N.J.-based car owner Mike Petruska and the Atlas Paving No. 66
team.

The
first time out Howard demolished the car in the practice session, but came back
opening night to finish second to Stewart Friesen.

Saturday
night Howard started in the ?lucky 13th? spot in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series Modified feature and quickly worked his way towards the
front of the 29-car starting grid. Howard caught up with three-time feature
winner Doug Manmiller, slid underneath him coming out of turn two and emerged as
the new leader on the 26th circuit. He stayed there until the wave of the
checkered to win his first feature of the season. Standing in victory lane
Howard admitted he was a ?little surprised to be winning so late in the season,
but thanked his family and new team for sticking by him over the tough winter
months.? In addition to the top prize money in the event sponsored by Whelen
Engineering and broadcast live by WEEU 830-AM, Reading radio, he picked up an
additional $250 from T.P. Trailers, Limerick.

Bobby
Gunther-Walsh charged to the front on the start and set the pace for 12 laps
before the yellow came out after Meme DeSantis found himself taking a hard hit
into the third turn wall. He was uninjured and was able to continue in the race,
but later dropped out. The red was brought out on the restart as cars were
three-wide coming down the homestretch a