Race Results 08/27/2005

Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Shawn Reimert had to survive caution after caution, including one on the 29th lap, during the 30-lap NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series modified feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway and when he pulled into victory lane to capture his first win of the season he ran out of gas.

      Track conditions were good and no full moon for the event sponsored by Hatfield Quality Meats, so only the drivers know who the culprit of the race was that turned into an event that had 10 cars on the lead lap.

      Polesitter Tommy Scheetz was the early race leader followed by Cliff Quinn, Barry Readinger, Reimert and Donny Erb. Readinger overtook second on the second lap restart, needed when Danny Erb spun between the first and second turn, and began to pressure Scheetz.

      Ed Scott slowed his pace on the backstretch for the next caution on lap three. The restart was void as Donny Erb experienced problems and pulled high in turn four. While cars slowed to avoid contact, others didn?t and eliminated as a victim was Craig Von Dohren.  A multi-car accident in the second turn erased the next try. When action

finally went green again, Reimert was at the front of the pack with Scheetz, Rick Schaffer, Quinn and Ryan Watt in the hunt.

      A fire in John Willman?s car brought out the red with five laps completed. It was still Reimert first, but now Schaffer was in the runner-up spot trailed by Strunk, Watt and Scheetz.

      Quinn stopped in the second turn with steering problems to bring out the yellow., The restart was brought back to the line when John Tschudy stopped with a flat tire in the second turn. Reimert was still the leader on the restart, but now Schaffer, Strunk, Ray Swinehart and Watt completed the front five. Knocking on the door trying to get into the top five was sixth place runner Keith Brightbill.

      The second red was needed after Watt found himself going for a wild ride in the third turn on the 10th lap and some cars kept slamming into one another not giving an inch. Watt?s and Barry Readinger?s cars and several others sustained heavy damage. Of all the drivers that were involved Donny Erb was checked by the ambulance crew.
      Since nine yellow were needed before the 10th lap, the restart was single file.
      Reimert wasted no time pulling away in the Lombardo Racing Engines powered No. 91 while Schaffer, Strunk, Swinehart and Brightbill diced for positions.

      While Reimert showed the way and was encountering lap traffic, Schaffer and Strunk had quite a battle going for second.

      After starter Ray Kemp called for a single-file restart it  appeared the race would go green the rest of the way, but a flat tire caused Danny Erb to stop in the fourth turn on the 29th lap setting up a one-lap shoot out. Reimert didn?t hesitate to pull away on the

restart as he knew the others would capitalize if he faltered.

      Reimert continued his pace and went on to claim a well-deserved, crowd-pleasing fifth career win. Coming in for the checkered Schaffer went high giving Strunk enough room to get under him for second and he had to settle for third, his best finish in a while; trailed by Swinehart and Brightbill. Rounding out the top ten were Terry Meitzler,

Doug Manmiller, Tom Umbenhauer, Scheetz, for his best finish and Kyle Weiss.

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