HOWARD, SCHUTZ, UMBENHAUER AND PECK WIN SATURDAY NIGHT NASCAR STOCK CAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAYGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA ~ Five time track champion Duane
Howard, rebounding from a horrendous front stretch flip two weeks ago and
elimination from competition the previous week, wheeled the Petruska-owned Atlas
Paving No. 66 past Jeff Strunk on the 24th lap restart and went on to win his
fourth 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series 358 Modified feature on Saturday
night at Grandview Speedway in the activities sponsored by A.D. Moyer Lumber
?It?s fun to race here, but it?s not easy coming from 13th or so every week,?
commented Howard in victory lane. ?The Petruska team is great and they provide
me with a good car every week and I apologize for my actions last week.? Howard
and another competitor had a confrontation in the pits the previous week for
which Howard was apologizing. He also picked up an additional $250 from T.P.
Chuck Schutz recorded his second win of the season in
the 20-lap BRC NASCAR Late Model feature by a healthy margin over runner-up
Jason Miller in the event that went non-stop. Schutz received $100 from T.P.
The Jared Umbenhauer domination in the Sportsman
division continued as he won his eighth 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature with
Ryan Lilick a distant second. He too received $100 from T.P.
Ronnie Peck, former late model champion and modified
stand-out, was the winner of the 15-lap Blast From The Past Vintage Car
Bobby Gunther-Walsh led one lap before he bounded off
the second turn wall for the caution after contact with another competitor. This
put Mike Laise in the lead when action resumed with pressure from Jon Kellner,
Kyle Borror, Terry Meitzler and Nate Christman.
Kellner put Vince Gagliardo No. 41 at the front of the
pack on the eighth lap, but Laise stayed with him trying to retake
At the Dan?s Deli ?-way leader mark Kellner was in lap
traffic and now the order behind him consisted of Laise, Strunk, Howard and
Strunk overtook second on the 16th lap and took off
Just as Strunk reeled Kellner in, Kevin Hartnett
stopped in the second turn bringing out the caution with 18 laps in the books.
Kellner managed to hold onto the lead with heavy pressure from Strunk, Howard,
Craig VonDohren and Doug Manmiller giving him no room to
Racing side-by-side with Kellner on the outside and
Strunk inside, Kellner found himself in the third turn wall in a hard racing
incident and the yellow unfurled on the 21st lap. It was a tough break for
Kellner, who was finally having a decent run. Strunk and Howard were door handle
to door handle on the restart with Strunk having the