STRUNK, HOWARD, UMBENHAUER AND STOUDT EARN HONORS AT 52ND GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY AWARDS BANQUETGrandview PR
GILBERTSVILLE, PA?~ Champions and other outstanding performers
were honored at the 52nd annual Grandview Speedway Awards Banquet
held at the Gilbertsville Fire Co. Social Hall on Saturday night with a large
turnout of competitors and fans on hand.
For the 10th time in
his long storied career Jeff Strunk was able to claim the NASCAR Whelen All
American Series 358 Modified title while Jared Umbenhauer was honored as a three
time NASCAR Sportsman champion while Randy Stoudt, who recently announced his
retirement from racing, celebrated his second NASCAR Late Model
Pottstown, PA based Jeff Strunk
teamed up with car owner, New Yorker Vinnie Salerno, to grab the title and the
more than $10,000 in track and NASCAR point money. Strunk was able to claim the
title with another season-long consistent performance winning two features and
tallying 5332 points. Duane Howard, Oley, PA, took second in the standings with
five feature wins and 5165 points. By virtue of his five wins Howard was able to
claim the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Pennsylvania State title and earlier
had laid claim to the American Racer Cup Modified championship earning his Atlas
Paving #66 team a lucrative season ending payoff. Craig VonDohren, Oley, took
third in the final standings with three feature wins and 4967
Jared Umbenhauer, who is based
in Richland, PA, won his third straight NASCAR Sportsman title with 11 feature
victories and 5144 counters driving the Bashore Trucking/Eastern Rigging #5.
Orefield, PA?s Brett Kressley kept the point battle close and finished second in
the final standings earning four wins and 4899 points. Veteran Kenny Gilmore,
Kutztown, PA, managed to come home third in the standings with 4364 points
despite not have a feature win.
In the NASCAR Late Model
division long time racing talent Randy Stoudt, he calls Pottstown, PA home, was
able to pick up his second career championship at the Bechtelsville racing
facility topping six time champion Chuck Schutz of Pottstown with the T&W
Racing #10. Stoudt earned six feature wins and 5214 points while Schutz had two
wins and 4998 counters. Third in the final standings went to Sean Merkel, also
of Pottown, with three wins and 4980 points.
It was also announced that T.P.
Trailers of Limerick, PA will return as a major sponsor at Grandview Speedway in
2015. In 2014 T.P.Trailers posted bonus bucks totaling $450 each week spread
over all three division?s feature winners. Major sponsors from the 2014 season
received appreciation awards including T.P. Trailers, Bashore Trucking and
Pioneer Pole Buildings.