BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 24, 2008 . . . For the seventh time in his long career veteran stock car racer Jeff Strunk has earned the NASCAR Whelen All American Modified championship at Grandview Speedway.
With two events still to be run that carry points toward the championship Strunk has tallied up 5292 points and that is enough to make it impossible for any other Modified racer to pass him in the chase for the title.
Doug Manmiller (Shoemakersville) is currently second and could very well be on the way to his best career finish in the chase for the NASCAR Modified championship at the Bechtelsville, PA clay oval. Manmiller has 4530 points putting him 762 points behind Strunk and making it impossible for him to challenge Strunk for the title with just two events remaining.
The story is quite different in the Late Model standings. Chuck Schutz (Pottstown) continues to lead in the title battle by just 14 points over challenger Randy Stoudt (Pottstown). Stoudt has been on a roll winning the last three Saturday night features. Stoudt has six wins while Schutz has one victory. Just two more races remain for racers to earn points in the championship chase.
Grandview Speedway will host a tripleheader show, sponsored by Green Lane Wm. Penn/Four Star Lettering, on Saturday, August 30th at 7:30 pm. NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models and Legends will be featured. Dover International Speedway will have their wheel changing competition on the grounds starting at 5:30 p.m. giving pit passes for their September 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup race to the winners.
And on Saturday, September 6th, 7:30 p.m. Tom Oates Chevy of Chester Springs will sponsor the doubleheader show of NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models. This will be the final point event of the season.
The title for Strunk makes for a handsome payoff as he and his car owner, Glenn Hyneman, will share $10,000 in championship money courtesy of Grandview Speedway. In addition the Rogers family, operators of the track, will be giving Strunk and a guest a cruise through the Hawaiian Islands (a trip valued at over $5,000).
Strunk and his car owner will also share in additional money from the track’s NASCAR point fund. He stands a good chance of winning the NASCAR Pennsylvania State Championship which is worth several thousands of dollars.
The Mohnton, PA racer is currently sixth in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series National standings and with strong finishes in his final two races stands a good chance of finishing in the top three National points or even winning the National title worth $25,000 and a guaranteed entry in the Toyota Showdown in Irwindale, California in January.
Coming up at Grandview Speedway is the biggest event of the season, the BPG Racing Freedom 76 offering $20,000 to the winner, taking place on Saturday, September 13th. Plans are being put in place for a FanFest produced by Racer’s Roundtable Radio Show’s Pete Knapenberger. In addition BPG Racing’s Chad Sinon has made plans to have a large number of giveaways for the event.
The Kid’s Coloring Contest, open to youngsters 6 thru 11, will reward the winner with the Sponsor Suite for the night of the BPG Freedom 76. The winner will be able to invite five guests to share the suite. Kids must draw and color their favorite race car at Grandview Speedway and submit it for the contest by September 1st. Information is available from Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or e-mail Esaxton144@aol.com.