Race Results 07/13/2013



By: VICKI GEHRIS


 


BECHTELSVILLE, PA. ? After waiting several hours due to a rain delay right before activities were to start for the Whelen Engineering events on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, action finally got underway.


Frank Cozze, a veteran campaigner, but a newcomer to regular action at the 1/3-mile oval driving the Norm?s Save Station/Harry?s U-Pull-It No. 357, was at the right spot when Duane Howard, who appeared to be on his way to his seventh victory, slowed his pace with two laps to go and pulled out of contention. This put Cozze in the lead and he stayed there the rest of the way to win his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series 30-lap Modified feature. He stated he ?hated to win that way, but he knows what it’s like because he’s been there at times.? Cozze thanked Norm, Jay and the rest of the crew for sticking by him since they were struggling the past few weeks. Cozze received an additional $250 from TP Trailers plus $50 for being the Bobby Gunther-Walsh and sponsors Hard Charger recipient coming from 28th.


The early leader was Bobby Gunther-Walsh trailed by rookie Andy Ressler, Todd Smith, Mark Kratz and Doug Manmiller.


Gunther-Walsh drove the race of his life and kept the competition behind him.


At the conclusion of the Dan?s Deli ?-way hoagie mark, Gunther-Walsh was still in front with pressure from Ressler, Smith, Manmiller and Mike Gular.


Ray Swinehart stopped in the fourth turn with a flat tire for the 17th lap caution. It was still Gunther-Walsh at the head of the pack on the restart, but now Manmiller was giving him a run for the money and by this time Howard made his way into third from 26th to make his presence known.


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