VONDOHREN AND UMBENHAUER GET FIFTH WINS OF THE SEASON, MERKEL TAKES SECOND WIN IN NASCAR STOCK CAR RACING ACTION AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

 BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ It was just one of those
nights that seemed to include a large number of accidents along with the normal
exciting Saturday night stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway. Six time
NASCAR Modified champion and current point leader Craig VonDohren was able to
?pull a win out of the hat? with a low charge under leader Addison Meitzer in
the second turn of the final lap to put his Kauffman?s BBQ Chicken No. 1c in
victory lane in the 30-lap WNPV-1440AM Radio sponsored NASCAR 358 Modified
feature. The win was the Oley, PA racer?s fifth win of the season and earned him
$2750 including the TP Trailers bonus money. In addition there was $150 in fuel
courtesy of VP Racing Fuels.

 In the 25-lap main event for
NASCAR Sportsman defending champion and current point leader Jared Umbenhauer
took the lead from Ryan Beltz late in the race and drove to victory. The win was
the fifth of the season for the Richland, PA driver with the Eastern Rigging No.
5. And Sean Merkel of Boyertown, PA was able to run away and hide from the
competition despite a large number of cautions earning his second victory of the
season with his Kochel Equipment No. 118 in the 25-lap NASCAR Late Model feature
race.

 It was all Addison Meitzler in
the 30-lap Modified feature. At least that is the way it was until the second
turn of the final lap when Craig VonDohren, charging from 26th
starting spot made an aggressive move to get under Meitzler, who had led from
the drop of the green, to take the lead
and charge to victory. Meitzler , once he was able to regain control of his race
car, was able to hold on for a second place finish. For Meitzler (Kutztown) it
was his best effort of the season but it was no solace for the fact that he was
so close to his first win since July, 2009. Ray Swinehart (Perkiomenville)
looking for his second win of the weekend had to settle for third followed by
rookie Andy Ressler (Bechtelsville) and Jordan Umbenhauer (Richland).

 With the win VonDohren increased
his point leader in the battle for the NASCAR 358 Modified title while his
challenger, defending champion Duane Howard, was caught up in an early race
multi-car accident that had him towed off and credited with 24th
finishing spot.

 Veteran Grandview racer Ryan
Beltz took the top spot at the start of the 25-lap feature for Sportsman leading the 25-car starting
field. Beltz was able to hold the top spot until the 18th lap. After
a battle with Brett Kressley and Jared Umbenhauer the lead was relinguished by
Beltz to point leader Umbenhauer. At the finish it was Umbenhauer (Richand)
leading the way with Brett Kressley (Orefield) very close behind. Beltz
(Harleysville) settled for third followed by Erik Renninger