Race Results 04/10/2010


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Ryan Godown and car-owner John Rea parted ways after two
seasons together in which he won three features at Grandview Speedway and his future at the 1/3-mile oval was undecided. Veteran car owner Norm Hansell contacted Godown over the winter months and a new team was created.

In the season opener it appeared that Godown would claim his first victory, but a flat tire ended that chance.

This Saturday night after Craig Von Dohren, who was running away with the show, went up in a puff of smoke before a restart, Godown inherited the lead. Once the ?Ringoes Rocket? was in front he never looked back and went on to claim a $4,000 payday, behind the wheel of the Norm?s Save Station No. 357, in the 40-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series modified feature.

The red had to be thrown before the first lap could be completed after Shawn Reimert spun along the homestretch causing a multi-car accident. For the second week in a row Danny Erb was towed back to the pits out of action with heavy damage. Everyone else was able to continue.

Polesitter and rookie driver Jarrad Miller was the early leader when action went green again trailed by Mike Laise, ?09 tri-rookie Kyle Follweiler, Jeff Sechrist, Kevin Hirthler and Von Dohren.

Laise became the new leader on the seventh lap and one lap later Von Dohren was pressuring him.

The lead changed hands on the ninth lap when Von Dohren put his No. 1C at the front of the pack.

Within no time Von Dohren was running away with the event leaving Sechrist, Godown, Laise and Follweiler battling for positions.

By the Dan?s Deli 1/2-way hoagie mark that Von Dohren received, he was into lap traffic. By this time Godown was in the runner-up position trying to reel Von Dohren in.

A second turn tangle between Troy Wink and Jason Smythe brought out the yellow on the 24th lap. Before action resumed, a huge puff of smoke bellowed from the rear end of Von Dohren?s car and his night was over. Von Dohren?s misfortune was Godown?s fortune as Godown was now sitting in the lead.

Godown wasted no time pulling away on the restart with Follweiler, Billy Pauch Jr., Jeff Strunk and Sechrist now competing the top five. With 29 laps completed and Godown setting a torrid pace, the real race was for second between Follweiler and Strunk. Anticipating a false move in hopes of advancement were Pauch Jr., Duane Howard and Jason Hamilton.

No one was able to close in on Godown to give him a run for the money and at the drop of the checkered he was in victory lane for the first time of the year. Turning in a fine performance for second as he held off the defending point champ for several laps was Follweiler followed by Strunk, Pauch Jr. and Howard. Rounding out the top ten were Hamilton, Ray Swinehart, Doug Manmiller, Meme DeSantis and Reimert, who received the Cargo Trailers award.
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RANDY STOUDT SURVIVES TO WIN L.M. FEATURE AT GRANDVIEW

 

Bechtelsville, PA ? The 20-lap NASCAR late model feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway was a survival of the fittest and Randy Stoudt managed to escape unharmed as he won his first feature of the season behind the wheel of his own Rogers Auto Parts/Cheers Tavern No. 10. After three restarts before the first lap could be completed and by then eliminated were Eric Kauffman, Rick Todorow, Chuck Schutz, whose car sustained heavy damage; Danny Snyder and Ron Kline, action finally got underway and Bill Henning was the leader.