KELLNER WINS FOR SECOND WEEK IN A ROW WHILE RANDY STOUDT AND LOU EGRIE GET LATE MODEL WINS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

Bechtelsville, PA May 29, 2004 . . . Jon Kellner Sr. had a simple explanation for winning the 30-lap Rossi Welding NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series modified stock car feature race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. ?Everything is staying together on the race car,? said Kellner as he celebrated his second feature win in as many weeks at the Berks County clay oval. Lou Egrie made it look easy as he won the 20-lap Waste Management NASCAR ShorTrack feature that had been rained out back on May 15th. And it was Randy Stoudt charging past Kyle Pensinger to take the lead with two laps to go and racing to his second win of the season in the second 20-lap main event for the Late Models.


            Cliff Quinn went to the front of the pack at the start of the 30-lapper for the Modifieds. Kyle Weiss challenged on a restart after a caution for a tangle that included Doug Manmiller and Rick Schaffer and was able to grab the lead. Weiss had things his way with the Schaeffer?s Harley Davidson #21K until a 13th lap restart when Jon Kellner (Lansdale) was able to put his Hutt?s Glass #85AM in front with Jeff Strunk charging up to second after starting in 11th spot in the 28 car field. At the 20 lap marker Kellner was in front being chased by Strunk and Terry Meitzler. One lap later point leader Craig VonDohren was a factor as he moved into third spot.


            Strunk (Bethel), a three time and defending track champion, made every effort to grab the win and made a strong bid coming off the fourth turn at the finish only to have to settle for second to the quick running Kellner. Third spot went to VonDohren (Oley) coming from 12th. Meme DeSantis (Temple) came home fourth after starting 19th and Terry Meitzler (Kutztown) settled for fifth.


            In the first 20-lap feature for the ShorTrack Late Models Kyle Pensinger went to the front as the green flag came out and just one lap later Lou Egrie, a two time Late Model champion, took the top position. At the midway point Rick Todorow brought out the red flag as he flipped in the backstretch. He was not hurt. On the restart Harry Neiman came up to pressure Egrie for the lead but to no avail as the Willow Grove racer outpowered the field to gain his first win of the season. Second spot went to Harry Neiman (Bower Beach, DE). Steve Sennott (Gilbertsville) was in the thick of the chase for much of the feature and took third followed by defending champion Randy Stoudt (Pottstown), coming from 16th, and early leader Kyle Pensinger (Lyon Station).