Race Results 09/07/2013Grandview PR
Von Dohren, Pfeil and Kressley Cop Final Point Features At Grandview
Von Dohren, Miller and Umbenhauer Are Crowned 2013 Point Champions
By VICKI GEHRIS
BECHTELSVILLE, PA. ? Craig Von Dohren piloted his self-owned/Kauffman?s BBQ Chicken, gas-powered No. 1C to his sixth NASCAR Whelen All-American Series 30-lap Modified feature victory at the 1/3-mile oval on Saturday night in the activities sponsored by Green Lane/Wm. Penn/4-Star Lettering. He also received $250 from T.P. Trailers, was the Bobby Gunther-Walsh and sponsors Hard Charger for the third week in a row and also received race products from VP Fuels.
Von Dohren?s biggest win of the evening in the Jason Bashore prepared/Wide Open powered mount was when he was crowned the 2013 NASCAR Modified point champion. It was his seventh point title at the track.
Before the first lap could be scored, Jon Kellner Jr. and Ron Seltmann Jr. were against the fourth turn wall. Kellner Jr. was towed off, but Seltmann Jr. continued. Gunther-Walsh was placed to the rear as a result of the incident.
Justin Grim led for one lap with Addison Meitzler taking over on the second lap restart needed when Tommy Scheetz III spun in turns one and two.
Dicing for positions behind A. Meitzler, trying for his first win of the year, were Jon Kellner, J. Grim, Chris Esposito and Glenn Strunk. Terry Meitzler joined the top five mix on the fourth lap.
Mike Kellner?s spin on the 10th lap regrouped the pack. A. Meitzler held his own when action resumed with Kellner trying aimlessly to change that.
At the Dan?s Deli ?-way hoagie mark, positions behind A. Meitzler consisted of Kellner, Esposito, Ryan Grim and T. Meitzler.
Jordan Umbenhauer lost a wheel in the fourth turn on the 19th lap which caused him to spin for the next yellow. The lead changed hands on the restart when Kellner put the Vince?s Towing No. 41 at the head of the pack attempting to capture his second win of the season.
R. Grim overtook second on the 24th lap to put his bids in for the lead.
A third turn tangle between Kevin Hirthler and Jarrad Miller brought out the final yellow with five laps to go. Kellner maintained the lead on the restart, but Von Dohren, on the move from 16th, charged into the runner-up spot to pressure Kellner.
Von Dohren erased Kellner?s vision of victory when he charged past him and into first on the 27th lap.
Von Dohren never faltered after that and went on to claim his 87th career win at the oval. Chasing him across the line were Kellner, R. Grim, A. Meitzler and rookie Tim Buckwalter for his season best finish. G. Strunk, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, T. Meitzler and Meme DeSantis, Cargo Trailer certificate winner completed the top ten.
J. Grim, Esposito, Von Dohren and Sel