Race Results 06/06/2015Grandview PR
By: VICKI GEHRIS
BECHTELSVILLE, PA. ? Mike Lisowski, behind the wheel of the M&J Construction No. 15, stayed patient and held off the constant challenges of Jason Neidlinger in the NASCAR Sportsman Summer Splash 40-lap feature sponsored by Bashore Trucking/BFP Specialty on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. Lisowski actually lost the lead to Neidlinger at one point, but regained control and later withstood runner-up Craig Whitmoyer?s bids to collect a $1,500 payday. ?My car was tight early in the race, but it got better when fuel burned off,? commented an elated Lisowski in victory lane after posting his second win of the season.
The T.P. Trailers NASCAR Whelen 30-lap Modified feature went non-stop and produced a well-earned career first win for veteran campaigner Ron Seltmann Jr. Fighting handling issues all season long, the dedicated crew members stuck with him and had the car in top notch form. The win didn?t come early for Seltmann Jr. since he had to deal with lap traffic and constant pressure from second-place finisher Ray Swinehart, who ironically helps him set up his car, from the 14th lap until the end. Seltmann Jr. beat him out by a tire at the line. Seltmann Jr. said ?the win means more to him than anyone can imagine and in addition to Ray?s help he also thanked defending point champion Jeff Strunk and Mike Gular for their input.?
Randy Stoudt was able to claim his second 25-lap BRC Late Model feature by a comfortable margin over runner-up Dave Ogin, who posted his season best finish.
All three feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and also the Dan?s Deli ?-way lap hoagie award.
In the Sportsman event Paul Houseknecht led seven laps before Lisowski charged to the outside for the pass and the lead on the restart needed when Brett Gilmore stopped in the third turn. Neidlinger and Dean Bachman followed for second and third the same time as Houseknecht dropped to fourth and Sean Weiss fifth.
The side-by-side battle for first went on lap after lap with Lisowski on the high side and Neidlinger trying the inside to dive underneath.
Neidlinger managed to make the pass stick for the 22nd and 23rd lap, but Lisowski was back on top the 24th circuit.
A three-way dual for first ensued by the 26th lap between Lisowski, Neidlinger and Craig Whitmoyer with Brian Hirthler and Brett Kressley just waiting in the wins for a slip-up.
Neidlinger, who was having his best run of the season, bounced off the homestretch wall on the 30th lap and kept going, but lost valuable positions.
Behind Lisowski, Whitmoyer, Hirthler, K. Gilmore and Kressley were bumper-to-bumper which gave him some breathing room.
Lisowski kept everyone at bay and didn?t make a mistake to capture the victory. Chasing him across were Whitmoyer, Kressley and K. Gilmore. Sixth through tenth were Neidlinger, Jim Housworth, Erik Renninger, Jeff Sechrist and Paul Kline.
Houseknecht, Sean Weiss and Neidlinger won the heats. The consi went to K. Gilmore.
Seltmann Jr. started on the outside pole in the Modified main and quickly charged past Mike Bailey, who is getting adjusted to the car after returning a few weeks ago, to be the new leader on the second lap.
Within a few laps Seltmann Jr. opened daylight and was being chased down by Swinehart, Bailey, Jarrad Miller and Eric Biehn.
By the 12th lap Swinehart began to reel Seltmann Jr. in as lap cars came into play. Two laps later Swinehart was on Seltmann Jr.?s tailpipe and the pair went side by side with neither one giving in.
The race behind them was a heated one between Don Norris Jr., Miller and Bailey. Trying to get into the top five mix were Doug Manmiller, Mike Gular and Craig Von Dohren.
Coming ion for the checkered Swinehart gave it his all and made one last effort to pass Seltmann Jr., but fell short by a wheel and 0.035. Third went to Norris Jr. with Miller, fourth and Gular, fifth to score their season best finishes. Von Dohren, Bailey, Manmil