Race Results 05/28/2011


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? It was only a matter of time before Mike Gular would put the Terry Fastnacht/Ed and Karen Nowotarski owned No. 53 in victory lane at Grandview Speedway. Saturday night the wait was over for the team as Gular wheeled the Eastern Rigging mount into the lead on the 12th lap restart and then held off the constant challenges of Duane howard to win his first 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series modified feature of the season. it was Gular?s third career victory at the 1/3-mile oval giving him one more victory than his father and former modified driver Rudy Gular.


Dan Waisempacher was off and running at the drop of the green trailed by Brad Missimer, Addison Meitzler, Chris Esposito and Jarrad Miller. Gary Hager brought out the first of several caution periods on the eighth lap when he stopped in the first turn. Shawn Reimert hit the back-end of Hager?s disabled car and both were out of action. When racing went green again Meitzler charged past Missimer and Waisempacher to become the new leader. His lead was brief however as cars behind him got out of shape, corrected themselves, but the yellow was already thrown. On this restart Waisempacher regained command with Meitzler, Missimer, Esposito and Don Norris Jr. in pursuit. By the 11th lap, Ryan Godown and Gular were fourth and fifth behind Waisempacher, Meitzler and Missimer.


The yellow was out again when A.J. DeSantis and Doug Manmiller spun in the second turn on lap 12. At the same time Missimer found himself in the homestretch wall out of the race. The lead changed again when action resumed as Gular stormed to the front of the pack to take control. Positions were constantly changing behind Gular and at the Dan?s Deli 1/2-way hoagie mark second through fifth consisted of Meitzler, Godown


Craig Von Dohren and Waisempacher. Von Dohren?s vision of a possible victory went up in a puff of smoke on the 15th lap as he pulled into the infield.


Danny Erb brought out the seventh and final caution when he stopped in the second turn. Gular remained in front on the restart, but by this time Howard, who had to run the consi in a backup car and start 21st, was second challenging. Behind Gular, who ran the high line and Howard down low, Meitzler and Godown battled for third while Glenn and Jeff Strunk diced for a top five spot.


In the closing stages the front runners had to deal with lap traffic. This gave Gular a slight edge as the cars were in Duane?s lane. Gular overcame the obstacles and went on to claim a well-deserved victory. Chasing him across the line were Howard followed by Godown, Meitzler, who posted his season best finish and Jeff