Race Results 08/06/2005

Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Ray Swinehart, a winner of the 50-lap Forrest Rogers  memorial/Stauffer Construction NASCAR Dodge Weekly modified feature in ?88 and ?96, overtook race leader Tom Umbenhauer on the 36th lap of the race on Saturday night and went on to chalk up his second win of the season at Grandview Speedway behind the wheel of the PK Moyer/J & L Speed Supplies No. 33. The third victory in the event netted him a $10,000 payday.

      Umbenhauer wasted no time moving from third to first at the drop of the green from starter Ray Kemp to set the early pace.
      It didn?t take Umbenhauer long to open up a commanding lead over his fellow competitors as by the seventh lap he was approaching lap traffic. Chasing him down in the top five were Barry Readinger, Kenny Gilmore, Jimmy Reppert and Shawn Reimert.
      The red had to be thrown on the 18th lap when Barry Readinger?s car caught fire. It was a tough break for Readinger since he was running a solid second. Umbenhauer continued his pace on the restart with Gilmore now in a challenging position.
      Gilmore, while running second and in pursuit of Umbenhauer, spun in the fourth turn to bring out the yellow on the 22nd lap. The leader continued to be Umbenhauer when action resumed with Reimert, Terry Meitzler, Reppert and Willman in the hunt. Swinehart joined the thick of the battle when he advanced to fourth by the half-way marker and was steadily marching to the front.
      Swinehart overtook Reimert for the runner-up spot on the 27th lap and set out after Umbenhauer.

      Ryan Watt brought out the next caution period on the 35th lap when he spun along the homestretch with a flat tire. On the restart Swinehart got a run on Umbenhauer on the outside lane and put the Dames Chevrolet mount into the lead.

      While Swinehart led the way, the battle for the remaining positions was between Umbenhauer, Mike Gular, Meme DeSantis, driving the Norm Hansell No. 357, and Reimert.

      Umbenhauer and Gular swapped second on the 38th lap, but by the 44th lap Umbenhauer was back in second. Joining the top five at the same time was Jeff Strunk.

      Only one more caution was needed after Swinehart took control, but it didn?t change the outcome as Swinehart went on to capture his 24th career win. Finishing second to claim his best run of the season was Umbenhauer followed by Gular, DeSantis and Strunk. Rounding out the top ten were Meitzler, Reimert, Doug Manmiller, last week?s feature winner; Reppert and Kyle Weiss.

      Heats were won by Craig Von Dohren, Reppert, John Willman, Jon Kellner and Cliff Quinn. Strunk, Keith Brightbill and Watt were the consi winners. The 3-lap Cheers Tavern Cash Dash went to Willman.

PIT NOTES: Making a rare appearance that surprised some of the fans for

the evening was the No. 357 owned by Norm Hansell.
—————————————————————————————————————————–

Bechtelsville, PA ? Ron Kline, the current Grandview Speedway late model point leader, captured his fifth win of the season in the caution-filled 20-lap NASCAR late model feature on Saturday night.

      Before the first lap could be completed Buddy Wharton, who ran so well last week, spun between the third and fourth turn creating a multi-car accident.

      When action went green again John Giesler took the early lead and set the pace for one lap before Junior Grebe took control.