THIRD MODIFIED WIN OF THE SEASON FOR MANMILLER AT GRANDVIEW, MERKEL EARNS SECOND WIN IN LATE MODELS AND UMBENHAUER IS TOPS FOR THIRD TIME IN SPORTSMAN

Bechtelsville,
PA?~ Doug ?The Handler? Manmiller plus the Josh and Beth
Biever-owned No. 46 race team continued their dominance of victory lane at
Grandview Speedway on Saturday night as they appear to have found the right
set-up. The Shoemakerville, PA racer overtook rookie Brad Arnold on the 21st lap
and went on to make it two-in-a-row, and third win of the season, in the 30-lap
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified feature over Don Norris Jr. and Meme
DeSantis. Manmiller, who is on a roll, couldn?t thank the crew enough for their
countless hours of working on the car and having the best equipment. Manmiller
earned a $2,900 payday. In addition to the purse he received $250 from T.P.
Trailers and an extra $150 from VP Fuels for running VP
gas.

The
25-lap NASCAR Late Model feature had its first repeat winner when Sean Merkel
picked up his second win of the season and picked up an additional $100 from
T.P. Trailers. The Pottstown racer may need that extra since he commented in
victory lane that he thought he may have hurt the
motor.

Defending
Sportsman point champion Jared Umbenhauer made it three-in-a-row when he took
home the checkered in the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature by a healthy margin
over Brett Kressley. The Richland, PA racer also received $100 from T.P.
Trailers.

A
doubleheader weekend of racing is coming up with the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC
Late Models and Sportsman stock cars in action at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May
3rd. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the Low Down & Dirty Meet and Greet. Then
on Sunday, May 4th, the first of four Open Wheel Spectaculars takes place at
Grandview with the wingless ARDC midgets and TSRS sprint cars in action. Each
group will top off their portion of the show with a 25 lap feature. Racing
starts at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission for both nights is a low
$15.

Mike
Laise took the early lead at the onset of the Modified feature and the next lap
Kyle Follweiler brought out the yellow with a right rear flat tire on the
homestretch. Laise was still in command on the restart trailed by Arnold, Chris
Gambler, Andy Ressler and Kevin Hirthler, who was on the
move.

A
seven-car tangle between turns one and two brought out the caution on the third
circuit. Taking a hard hit and eliminated was Hirthler. The other cars involved
made a quick pit stop and rejoined the action. It was still Laise ahead of the
pack when racing went green.