JARED UMBENHAUER SCORES CAREER FIRST MODIFIED WIN AT GRANDVIEW, CORY MERKEL AND MIKE LISOWSKI ALSO FEATURE WINNERS IN SATURDAY NIGHT NASCAR FINALE

VonDohren
gets 8th Modified title, Schutz tops Late Models for seventh title
and Kressley earns first Sportsman championship

45th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic on Saturday;
Sprints and Sportsman on Friday

BECHTELSVILLE, PA.? Modified rookie Jared
Umbenhauer pulled a slide job on Mike Kellner to take the lead on the 15th lap
of the T.P. Trailers NASCAR Whelen 30-lap Modified feature on Saturday night at
Grandview in the activities sponsored by Marshall Home Services and went on to
capture his first career win in the division as the regular NASCAR season came
to a close. The former three-time Sportsman point champion worked for the win
and he overcame several obstacles. First he had a borrowed engine from another
car owner, Dick Biever, since he was having problems with his own; second he had
no brakes the last five laps threading through lap traffic, but the biggest
accomplishment was keeping Duane Howard behind him for ten laps. ?The track was
good in the middle since the bottom was too slow for our car,? commented an
elated Umbenhauer. ?And dealing with lapped traffic. Howard raced me clean when
he could have easily moved me out of the way when the car pushed in the
corners.?

Cory Merkel
won his second 25-lap NASCAR BRC Late Model feature by a comfortable margin over
Steve Wilson, who finished second for the second week in a row. Merkel dedicated
the win to his sister-in-law Lindsay Merkel, wife of his older racing brother
Sean, who is dealing with her second bout with cancer. He said, ?It was like she
was in the car with him helping.?

Mike
Lisowski, who struggled for decent finishes in the Sportsman features the past
few weeks, finally had a change of luck to win his third 25-lap NASCAR
feature.

All three
feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and there were VP
Racing Fuels product awards for the highest finisher in each feature that met
the award requirements.

The biggest
winners of the night were the 2015 point champions. Craig Von Dohren won his
eighth T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified title; Chuck Schutz chalked up his seventh
BRC Late Model title and Brett Kressley claimed his first Sportsman title. They
will be honored at the 53rd banquet on Saturday, November 21 at the
Gilbertsville, PA Fire Company.

A multiple
fourth turn accident eliminated Doug Manmiller before the first lap of the
Modified feature was completed, but after that it was green flag racing until
the checkered.