JEFF STRUNK EARNS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON IN NASCAR MODIFIEDS, SEAN MERKEL GETS FOURTH WIN AND BRAD BRIGHTBILL IS A FIRST TIME WINNER AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ For
the first time this season nine time track champion Jeff Strunk was able to earn
a win in a regular season 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified feature race at Grandview
Speedway on Saturday night picking up $2750 (including the TP Trailers bonus
money) with the Vinnie Salerno owned Keizer Aluminum Wheels No. 4*. In the
25-lap feature for Late Models Sean Merkel of Boyertown, PA charged to the front
at the drop of the green with his Merkel Rebar NO. 118 and held off all
challengers leading all the laps to win his fourth of the season. And in the
25-lap main event for Sportsman Brad Brightbill of Sinking Springs, PA was able
to wheel his own Vinnie?s Towing & Recovery #19 to his first win of the
season.

Rookie
Modified racer Andy Ressler took the lead at the start for the 28-car starting
field in the 30-lap feature for the NASCAR Whelen 358 Modifieds and looked like
he just might be able to pull off a win leading for 14 laps while a variety of
racers battled for the front running positions. At the 15-lap marker veteran Jon
Kellner Sr., looking for his second win of the season, took charge and set the
pace for seven laps while Jeff Strunk challenged coming from 16th
starting position. With 22 laps in the record book Strunk charged to the front
and the Pottstown, PA racer was able to lead the rest of the way to grab his
first win at Grandview since he took home the $50,000 in the 2012 BPG Racing
Freedom 76 back in September. Finishing in second was nine time feature winner
Duane Howard (Oley) while third spot was earned by Craig VonDohren (Oley). Jon
Kellner Sr. (Lansdale) finished fourth while Ray Swinehart (Perkiomenville)
grabbed fifth.

With a 365
point lead going into the final night of points racing on Saturday, September
7th, VonDohren has claimed his seventh track
championship.

Erik
Renninger had the first place position for the first two laps of the 25 lap
Sportsman feature before young Ryan Lilick took control and led for 20 laps
looking as if he was on his way to a first career win. With just three laps to
go veteran Brad Brightbill squeezed under Lilick in the first turn and went to
the front and led the field to the checkered flag claiming his first win of the
2013 season. Second spot went to Collegeville based Lilick for his best effort
of the season. Brett Kressley (Orefield) took third followed by Jared Umbenhauer
(Richland) and Guy Germano (Richlandtown).

With a 533
point lead in the chase for the title going into the final night of point racing
on September 7th Jared Umbenhauer has claimed his second straight
NASCAR Sportsman track championship.

In the
25-lap Late Model feature Sean Merkel took command on the first lap and led
every lap to claim his fourth feature race victory of the season. Sam Schlosberg
(Green Lane) challenged the leader a couple of times but had to settle for a
second place finish while Danny Snyder (Green Lane) looking for his fourth win
had to settle for