HOWARD REBOUNDS FOR FOURTH WIN OF THE SEASON IN NASCAR MODIFIEDS, OGIN AND RYAN LILICK GRAB FEATURE WINS ON SUPERIOR RACING PRODUCTS NIGHT PRESENTED BY BERNHEISEL RACE CARS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAYGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ Duane Howard had a dismal
27th place finish last Saturday night at Grandview Speedway after an accident on
the 21st lap of the Modified feature caused major damage to the rear end of the
Petruska team-owned No. 66 and put him out of action. The five-time point
champion rebounded 26 positions this week to pull into victory lane for the
fourth time this season in the T.P. Trailers NASCAR Whelen 30-lap 358 Modified
feature. Kevin Hirthler, whom he battled with for several laps before he made
the pass when Hirthler got hung up behind lapped traffic came home second on
Superior Racing Products Night presented by Bernheisel Race
having the best season of his career, put the Taylor White and Wanda Brown owned
No. 31 into the winner?s circle for his second career win in the 30-lap NASCAR
BRC Late Model feature.
scored his third win by taking home the checkered in the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman
All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers,
Limerick. VP Racing Fuels had product awards for the top finishers using their
product. And Superior Racing Products/Bernheisel Race Cars gave out thousands of
dollars in product awards for Late Model racers that
onset of the Modified feature, polesitter Ron Haring Jr. set the pace for seven
laps before Hirthler, seventh-place starter, took control of the
Hirthler now in control, trying to unseat him were Mike Gular, Haring Jr., Ryan
Grim and Kyle Borror.
DeSantis brought out the yellow on lap 11 when he stopped along the backstretch
out of competition. The restart was void after Borror hit the backstretch wall
with heavy contact. He was uninjured. Haring Jr. was sent to the rear for the
incident. Hirthler was still in front on the restart, but by now Mike Gular,
Grim, Howard and Doug Manmiller, ninth, fifth, 14th and 13th-place starters
respectively were the challengers.
overtook second just as the caution flew on the 17th lap when Todd Smith stopped
on the backstretch. It was still Hirthler running the high lane ahead with
Howard trying to make a move on the inside.
Hirthler and Howard diced for first, the action behind them was hot and heavy
between Grim, Gular and Jeff Strunk, who came from 18th. Craig Von Dohren, who