CRAIG VONDOHREN EARNS 10TH TP TRAILERS NASCAR 358 MODIFIED TITLE AT GRANDVIEW; CHUCK SCHUTZ IS NINE TIME BRC LATE MODEL TITLEHOLDER AND BRIAN HIRTHLER WINS SPORTSMAN TITLE FOR FIRST TIME

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 11, 2017 . . . For the 10th time in his legendary auto racing career Craig VonDohren is the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified champion at Grandview Speedway. It is the third straight year that the Oley, PA driver topped the point standings at the popular one-third-mile, banked clay oval.

VonDohren and his Pioneer Pole Buildings sponsored team earned 4268 points and had two feature wins. Duane Howard, a multi time champion, scored 4032 points without benefit of a feature win to take second. Ten time champion Jeff Strunk, with just one feature win to his credit, finished third with 3957 counters. Mike Gular came home fourth in the standings with 3873 points while veteran Doug Manmiller grabbed fifth earning 3603 points.

There were 14 different Modified feature winners during the season while the track suffered through eight rainouts. Interesting to note that since 1999 VonDohren, Howard and Strunk are the only drivers to win the Modified title at Grandview Speedway.

In the Sportsman division Brian Hirthler, winner of a feature race early in the season, had consistent finishes that earned him 2961 counters and the 2017 NASCAR Sportsman title. Craig Whitmoyer came home second 2860 points followed by Brad Grim with 2826 points. The Sportsman division had 12 different feature winners.

And in the BRC Late Model competition Chuck Schutz earned his ninth championship with 2714 points and four feature wins. This was his third title win in a row. Second spot went to Bryon Sipe with 2533 tallies. Steve Todorow finished third in the standings with 3426 points.

Sixty racers took part in the Modified events this season while 51 earned points in the Sportsman competition and the Late Models had 27 drivers getting points.

Many of the top performers in dirt track Modified stock car racing will be racing in Saturday’s (September 16) 47th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic Run in Honor of Bruce Rogers. The race pays in excess of $30,000 to win.

Adult admission is $40 on race day with youngsters 6 thru 11 paying $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Admission for the pit area is $45 and no license is required.

On Friday night the Sportsman stock cars will be featured in the Freedom 38’er paying $1500 to win. Also featured on Friday night will be the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series 305 Sprint cars. Modified racers are invited to run some practice laps. Admission for this event is $12 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 through 11 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

Racing will get the green flag on both nights at 7 p.m.

At the Friday night event advance tickets for the Freedom 76 will be available for just $35.

September 23rd is the rain date for the Freedom 76 but there is no rain date for the Friday racing.

Full details on racing, camping, parking, tickets, etc. is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com and link on Freedom 76. The track phone number is 610.754.7688.

Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA 10 miles north of Pottstown.

UNOFFICIAL NASCAR POINT STANDINGS FOR ALL THREE DIVISIONS OF STOCK CAR RACING

UNOFFICIAL FINAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

1. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 4268**

2. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #357H 4032

3. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 3957*

4. Mike Gular, Harleysville, PA #2 3873*

5. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 3603**

6. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 3580*

7. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 3256*

8. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 3131

9. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 2944*

10. Brian Krummel, Middletown, NY #17Z 2834*

11. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 2525

12. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #M7 2393

13. Kyle Borror, Peach Bottom, PA #B4 2225

14. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #81/74W 2137

15. Addison Meitzler, Kutztown, PA #21 1963

16. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31 1818

17. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #198/19K 1790**

18. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 1745*

19. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 1696

20. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #61 1606

21. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ, #704 1459

22. Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA #14W 1423

23. Clay Butler, Philipsbury, NJ #4B 1423*

24. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #2+2/24 1278*

25. Chris Gambler, Whitehall, PA#77 1261

26. Steve Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #9K – 33X 1180

27. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 1148*

28. Colt Harris, Hegins, PA #C7 1143

29. Brian Houseknecht, Bechtelsville, PA #323 1100

30. Bobby Gunther Walsh, Allentown, PA #1 1075

UNOFFICIAL FINAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

LATE MODELS AS OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

1. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #1/28 3714****

2. Bryon Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA #33S 3533*

3. Steve Todorow, Trumbauersville, PA #93 3426

4. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 3200**

5. Steve Wilson, Green Lane, PA #15 2915

6. Kyle Merkel, Green Lane, PA #26 2861

7. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA #177/#2D 2582**

8. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 2504****

9. Jordan Knepp, Pottstown, PA #108 2379

10. Andy Cassell, Boyertown, PA #28/#1 2196

11. Lou Egrie, Willow Grove, PA #X4 1888*

12. Todd Ravel, Shoemakersville, PA #88 1772

13. Blaine Emery, Boyertown, PA #12 1767*

14. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #92 1750

15. Shawn Horning Blandon, PA #8M 1702

16. Dan Hoffman, Hatfield, PA #19D 1378

17. George Irwin, Chester Springs, PA #2D/177 1167

18. Danny Snyder, Green Lane, PA #4S 1040

19. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA #19 1021

20. Damon Neff, Souderton, PA #79/78W 654

UNOFFICIAL FINAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

1. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 2961*

2. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 2860**

3. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23 2826**

4. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 2652*

5. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #58 2638

6. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2556*

7. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 2372

8. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA #72 2349

9. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38/54 2321**

10. Brad Arnold, Sinking Springs, PA #830 2295

11. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #142 2214**

12. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 2127*

13. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14 1984

14. Kurt Bettler Hellertown, PA #54/38 1810

15. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H 1542

16. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, PA #5 1510

17. Derrick Smith #20 1427*

18. Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16 1376*

19. Nathan Mohr, E. Greenville, PA #17M 1309

20. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6 1257

OTHER WINNERS – John McGovern, #327*

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are

NASCAR point events.)