Race Results 08/08/2015Grandview PR
By: VICKI GEHRIS
BECHTELSVILLE, PA. ? Craig Von Dohren, the current point leader, behind the wheel of his self-owned/Pioneer Pole Buildings sponsored No. 1C, made some daring moves to get to the front of the pack from his 14th starting berth in the 45th annual Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR Whelen Modified feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway which was also broadcast by RCN TV, Allentown. He put the Nick Gatto powered mount into second on the 19th lap and coming off the fourth turn dove underneath Eric Biehn to become the new leader. Von Dohren dealt with heavy lap traffic in the later stages that allowed to competition to close the gap, but he kept everyone at bay and went on to score his third win of the season and become the sixth winner of the event. In addition to the $10,000 payday he received a monetary award from T.P. Trailers, products from VP Fuel for running gas plus earned a guaranteed starting berth in the Freedom 76 in September.
Randy Stoudt, the defending Late Model point champion, chalked up his fourth BRC NASCAR 20-lap feature as he finished ahead of current point leader Chuck Schutz.
In NASCAR Sportsman competition another new name was added to the winners list when Sean Weiss led from start to finish in the 25-lap event. His first career win didn?t come easily since he had to hold off all challengers before he won the race.
Ryan Kunkle led the Modified race for four laps before Biehn passed him on the fifth lap restart needed for a backstretch involving Doug Manmiller and Jordan Umbenhauer.
Behind Biehn the battle for positions brewed between Kunkle, Kyle Borror, Ryan Grim and Meme DeSantis.
Jared Umbenhauer brought out the 12th lap caution with a flat left rear tire. He quickly went pit side and rejoined the action. Biehn held his post when action resumed, but now pressure came from Kunkle, Borror, Von Dohren and Grim.
The three-way battle for second between Kunkle, Borror and Von Dohren gave Biehn some breathing room. Waiting in the wings for a slip-up were Ray Swinehart, Grim and Jeff Strunk.
Once Von Dohren broke free and overtook second his next mission was to pass Biehn.
The lead changed on lap 20 when Von Dohren?s move underneath Biehn off turn four stuck and he was now the new pacesetter.
By the 28th lap Von Dohren approached lap traffic and at this point was now trailed by Kunkle, Strunk, Duane Howard and Biehn.
J. Strunk, who started 15th, advanced to second on the 30th lap and set sail after Von Dohren who by this time was in heavier lap traffic. This allowed Strunk to gain some ground, but by the 39th lap, 13th place starter Howard was third trying to get by Strunk.
The next yellow was for John Willman?s spin on the 43rd lap. It took two attempts to complete the next lap with Von Dohren, Strunk, Howard, Grim and Danny Erb compili9ng the front five.
Von Dohren, who ?felt it was his turn tonight,? never surrendered the lead and went on to put the K.L. Harring Transportation special in victory lane. Claiming second was Strunk followed by Howard, Grim, changing his luck finally and Erb. Taking an impressive sixth-place finish from 25th was 15-year old Tyler Dippel with Kunkle, Tim Buckwalter, Borror and Glenn Strunk sixth through tenth.
DeSantis, Ron Seltmann Jr. and J. Strunk won the heats. The consi winner was Mike Gular.
Late model action saw Drew Weisser take the early lead and set the pace for nine laps before Stoudt took over first.
The battle for positions behind Stoudt was an intense one between Devin Frey, Weisser, Lou Egrie Jr. and Steve Gross.
Frey, who was having one of his best runs, had misfortune strike and was out of contention on lap 15. Frey?s mishap put Egrie Jr. in a position to chase down Stoudt followed by Schutz, Weisser and Rick Todorow. Trying to break into the top five was Sean Merkel and by the 19th lap he advanced to fourth.
With two laps to go Egrie Jr. developed pro