MANMILLER AND UMBENHAUER GET SECOND WINS OF THE SEASON, SCHUTZ FIRST TIME WINNER AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAYGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA.?~ Last season at Grandview Speedway Doug
Manmiller was only able to muster up one feature victory to his credit in the
NASCAR Modified division. On Saturday night he won his second feature race of
the season and showed that he is planning to be a factor in the chase for the
point title. Defending champion Jared Umbenhauer drove to his second win of the
season in the Sportsman division while past champion Chuck Schutz got his first
win of the season in the Late Model feature race.
Shoemakersville, Pa. leadfoot didn?t have an easy task claiming the win in the
30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified feature. Manmiller battled
with Kevin Hirthler starting on the sixth lap as the pair weaved through lapped
traffic later on. Manmiller quickly dove underneath Hirthler for the lead on the
28th lap after Hirthler made contact with the backstretch wall and with one lap
to go Manmiller bounced off the fourth turn inside guard rail with Jeff Strunk
in pursuit. Manmiller hung on for the win to put the Josh Biever-owned No. 46 in
victory lane. Manmiller commented that
the lap cars worked to his advantage on the multi-grooved track when they
switched from the inside lane to the high lane. He also picked up an additional
$250 from T.P. Trailers, Limerick.
Schutz claimed his first 25-lap NASCAR Late Model feature in the Ty
Zeigler-owned No. ONE. The division recently acquired Bernheisel Race Cars as a
major sponsor. Schutz, a bit dejected in the winner?s circle since while he
battled for second with defending point champion Jason Miller they collided.
Miller spun, collected the first turn wall and was through for the night. But as
racing goes ?things happen.? T.P. Trailers awarded the winner with a $100
Umbenhauer, behind the wheel of the Barry Bashore-owned No. 5, scored
back-to-back victories in the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature as he was able to
hold off Brett Kressley?s challenges.
had high praise for track conditions on Saturday
action will return to Grandview on Saturday, April 26th at 7 p.m.
with another exciting tripleheader card featuring the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late
Models and Sportsman stock cars.
Kyle Borror le