KEVIN HIRTHLER AND RANDY STOUDT BECOME THREE TIME NASCAR FEATURE WINNERS ON INGERSOLL RAND NIGHT, BRAD ARNOLD GETS HIS FIRST CAREER VICTORY AT GRANDVIEWGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ For the third time this
season veteran racer Kevin Hirthler was able to wheel the Pioneer Pole
Buildings/ Green Lane Wm.Penn/4 Star Lettering No.117 to victory in the 30-lap
Ingersoll Rand Night feature for T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds at Grandview
Speedway on Saturday night. Defending BRC Late Model champion Randy Stoudt drove
to his third win of the season in the 25-lap main event for the BRC Late Models
wheeling the J&H Automotive No. 10. Young Brad Arnold drove the family owned
WEEU sponsored entry to his first career win in the 25-lap Sportsman feature.
All of the racing action was videotaped for later showing on RCN4 cable
All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P.
Trailers and an Ingersoll-Rand Tool Kit valued at $600 plus if they were running
VP Gas and met the necessary requirements were awarded product
July 18th Hatfield Quality Meats, a long time sponsor of racing at Grandview,
will have their mascot on hand to shoot t-shirts and Hatfield hot dogs into the
stands. Early arrivers will be able to sample the new Hatfield ?Dry Rub?
tenderloin and fillet. Mascot ?Smiley? will be on hand to say hello to fans and
pose with feature winners during the evening.
Meats sponsored night will include T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late
Models and Sportsman stock cars along with the popular Blast from the Past
Vintage racers with racing starting at 7:30 p.m.
Hirthler is still running his car from last year since
he?s not quite satisfied with the new car after hitting the wall earlier in the
season. Upset with his second-place finish last week to Craig VonDohren in the
30-lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR Whelen Modified feature he was determined to do
better this week.
By the fourth lap of the feature Hirthler advanced
into second from his seventh-place starting grid and put on a torrid
side-by-side battle with polesitter Ryan Kunkle for
The lead was swapped on the seventh lap as Hirthler
was in front of the pack. The real action for positions behind him was hot and
heavy between Kunkle, Danny Erb, Bobby Gunther Walsh and Ryan
It didn?t take long for Hirthler to outdistance
himself leaving Kunkle, Erb and now Duane Howard in a three-way battle for
second. Back further it was bumper to bumper for positions between Tim
Buckwalter, VonDohren, Gunther Walsh and Grim with everyone determined to
Hirthler, bidding for his third win of the year,
approached lap traffic by the 21st lap and with his fellow competitors? nose to
tail that gave him more leeway. He approaching the back ru