VONDOHREN, PFEIL AND KRESSLEY WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW, TRACK TITLES GO TO CRAIG VONDOHREN, JASON MILLER AND JARED UMBENHAUERGrandview PR
Bechtelsville, PA September 8, 2013 . . . ~ The 2013 NASCAR Whelen All American Series stock car racing season came to an end at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night with Craig VonDohren winning twice. First VonDohren, who calls Oley, PA home, charged from 16th starting spot to take the lead with just four laps to go in the 30-lap Green Lane Wm Penn/Four Star Lettering Night Modified feature race and lead the rest of the way to grab his sixth win of the season. The second part of his two win night was that he earned the 2013 NASCAR 358 Modified title, his seventh track title, for which he will be honored at the annual track awards banquet on November 16th.
In the 25-lap main event for the Sportsman stock cars Brett Kressley (Orefield) charged from 12th starting position to take the lead from Ron Krex on the 13th lap and lead the balance of the race to grab his fifth win of the season. Jared Umbenhauer earned the NASCAR Sportsman title for the second year in a row and tallied five feature victories on his way to the title.
Veteran racer Wayne Pfeil (Mohnton) took the lead in the 25-lap Late Model feature on the drop of the green and led all the laps to claim his first win of the season. Jason Miller went into the night seven points behind Chuck Schutz looking to dethrone the six time Late Model champion and did just that as his third place finish gave him his first NASCAR Late Model title at Grandview. Danny Snyder came in second and Schutz had to settle for third in the final standings.
The 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified feature got off to a rough start with Jon Kellner Jr. trying the high groove in the fourth turn in an effort to gain first spot from pole sitter Bobby Gunther Walsh. Kellner ended up in the wall and out for the night. On the second try for a start Justin Grim grabbed the lead and set the pace for two laps before hard charging Addison Meitzler went to the front. The Kutztown racer set the pace and held off challenges from Jon Kellner Sr. for the top spot? for 16 laps before Kellner was able to charge into the lead. Kellner, in search of his second win of the season, held the top spot for seven laps before Craig VonDohren, who had started 16th, went to the front with his V&M Towing No. 1c and led the field to the finish and his sixth win of the season. Second spot went to Kellner Sr. (Lansdale) followed by Ryan Grim (Whitehall), Addison Meitzler (Kutztown) and Tim Buckwalter (Douglassville).
VonDohren told the victory lane announcer that it (the win) got them ready for the $25,000 to win BPG Racing Freedom 76 set for Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 14th at 7 p.m.
The 25-lap main event for Late Models got most of the attention from fans as there were no less than five racers with a chance to grab the title when the race started. Wayne Pfeil went to the front with the drop of the green and led all the laps on his way to his first win. Second place was earned by Sam Schlosberg (Green Lane) who challenged the leader throughout the race. Jason Miller (New Tripoli) grabbed third with a consistent performance and that gave him enough points to earn his first Late Model title at the Berks County clay oval. Danny Snyder (Green Lane) put forward a strong effort to finish fourth in hopes of gaining the title. Sean Merkel (Boyertown) came from 12th to finish 5th.
Dean Bachman got to lead the first lap of the 25-lap Sportsman feature race while Erik Renninger set the pace in the second lap. Ron Krex put his mount in front on the third lap and led