BECHTELSVILLE, PA† Consistency has its rewards for stock car racers at Grandview Speedway on Saturday nights.
Going into this Saturday nightís tripleheader racing show, sponsored by Whelen Engineering, the top four in the NASCAR 358 Modified point standings are separated by less than 100 points. Duane Howard tops the standings with 1503 and two wins. Craig VonDohren is second with 1444 points and two wins. Newcomer (to Grandview) Frank Cozze has no wins and he is third with 1415 points and nine time track champion Jeff Strunk, without a win at his hometown track, has 1407 points.
In the NASCAR Late Models Mike Kellner has a couple of wins and 1364 points while six time Late Model kingpin Chuck Schutz has one win and 1343 points. Just a 29 point difference.
And in the Sportsman division, Craig Whitmoyer, who races with the handicap of having just one arm, has no wins but leads the standings with 1351 counters. Brad Brightbill has tallied 1345 points without benefit of a win and defending Sportsman champion Jared Umbenhauer is in the battle for the title with 1273 counters and two wins.
Consistency is important at the one-third-mile, banked clay oval as is shown by the fact that there are non feature winners with consistent top five efforts that are in the battle for the lucrative championships early in the season.
This Saturday night, May 11, Whelen Engineering Night will feature exciting stock car racing action for the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. At least 14 events of racing will be presented starting at 7:30 p.m.
The first 100 paying Moms through the front gate, opening at 5:30 p.m. will receive a unique arrangement of wooden roses created by Lisa Houck of Unique Creations by Lisa to celebrate Motherís Day.
As has become a regular Saturday night attraction at Grandview there will be three drivers and there race cars at the main entrance as part of the weekly meet and greet starting at 5:30 p.m.
Adult admission is just $15 while youngster 12 and under are admitted FREE. Pit admission is $30, pits open at 4 p.m., and those entering the pits must have a NASCAR license.
Coming up on Saturday, May 18th is PBGW Accounting Night featuring the 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 19th, 1 p.m. the Outlaw Enduros will see action in two 100-lap events plus racing featuring the Blast from the Past Vintage cars in qualifying heats and two 15-lap features. Adult admission is $7 while children 11 and under are admitted free. Two lucky kids will win the opportunity to flag the start of one of the feature races.
Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com
. For those who are not fortunate enough to make it out for a Saturday night of racing, the finishes, top five, in each feature are available on the track telephone number.