“NO-REPEAT WINNERS’ STREAK” WITH MODIFIEDS COMES TO A HALT; STRUNK, SCHUTZ AND B.HIRTHLER CONTINUE TO LEAD NASCAR TRACK POINT STANDINGS

“NO-REPEAT WINNERS’ STREAK” WITH MODIFIEDS COMES TO A HALT; STRUNK, SCHUTZ AND B.HIRTHLER CONTINUE TO LEAD NASCAR TRACK POINT STANDINGS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 16, 2017 . . . The “no-repeat winners’ streak” came to an end on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. Jared Umbenhauer became the 10th driver to win a TP Trailers 358 Modified feature and kept the win streak going. However in the second Modified feature of the night Doug Manmiller brought the streak to a halt. He became the first Modified driver to win for the second time during the season.

However two of the top three drivers over the years at Grandview Speedway still have not won a Modified feature race and that is very rare. The two drivers are 100-feature winner Craig VonDohren and multi-time champion Duane Howard. Of course that could all change on Saturday, July 22nd during the running of the Hatfield Quality Meats tripleheader night of racing action. Included will be NASCAR stock car racing for the TP Trailers Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman plus the added attraction of Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Racing gets the green at 7:30 p.m.

Going into the Saturday night action ten time champion Jeff Strunk leads the Modified point standings with 2998 points followed closely by Craig VonDohren with 2963. Mike Gular holds down third with 2768 with Howard fourth at 2705 points.

Many time champion Chuck Schutz continues to hold on to the BRC Late Model point lead. With three wins and 2625 counters the Pottstown, PA racer leads four feature winner Ron Kline who has 2414 points. In third is Bryon Sipe with 2392 followed closely by Kyle Merkel at 2385.

In the Sportsman division Green Lane, PA’s Brian Hirthler is on top of the standings as he has been for much of the season, Hirthler has 2203 points followed by Brad Grim with 2006 and Ryan Lilick with 1847.

Interest continues to build in the annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial set for Saturday, August 5th. The Classic event for the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds is 50-laps and rewards the winner with at least $10,000 to win. Also included in the night of racing action will be the BRC Late Models and Sportsman.

For information on auto racing at Grandview check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF JULY 15, 2017

1. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 2998*

2. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 2963

3. Mike Gular, Harleysville, PA #2 2768*

4. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #357H 2705

5. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 2678**

6. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 2653*

7. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 2337*

8. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2276

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

10. Brian Krummel, Middletown, NY #17Z 2031*

11. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 1899

12. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 1670*

13. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #M7 1641

14. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 1405*

15. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #81 1331

16. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #61 1311

17. Addison Meitzler, Kutztown, PA #21 1242

18. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31 1234

19. Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA #14W 1126

20. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ, #704 1090

21. Chris Gambler, Whitehall, PA#77 1077

22. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #198/19K 1070*

23. Brian Houseknecht, Bechtelsville, PA #323 976

24. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 810*

25. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 802

26. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA #57 779

27. Clay Butler, Milford, NJ #4B 745

28. Dan Waisenpacher, Riegelsville, PA #01 720

29. Mike Laise, Pottstown, PA #49 702

30. Bobby Gunther Walsh, #1 639

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

LATE MODELS AS OF JULY 15, 2017

1. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #1/28 2625***

2. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 2414****

3. Bryon Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA #33S 2397

4. Kyle Merkel, Green Lane, PA #26 2385

5. Steve Todorow, Trumbauersville, PA #93 2272

6. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 2234*

7. Steve Wilson, Green Lane, PA #15 2007

8. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA #177/#2D 1916*

9. Blaine Emery, Boyertown, PA #12 1562*

10. Jordan Knepp, Pottstown, PA #108 1473

11. Andy Cassell, Boyertown, PA #28 1432

12. Todd Ravel, Shoemakersville, PA #88 1392

13. Shawn Horning Blandon, PA #8M 1222

14. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #92 1000

15. Lou Egrie, Willow Grove, PA #X4 990

16. Dan Hoffman, Hatfield, PA #19D 978

17. Danny Snyder, Green Lane, PA #4S 712

18. George Irwin, Chester Springs, PA #2D/177 697

19. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA #19 575

20. Damon Neff, Souderton, PA #79 524

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF JULY 15, 2017

1. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 2203*

2. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23 2006*

3. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #142 1947**

4. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #58 1840

5. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 1829

6. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 1819**

7. Jim Housworth, Riegelsville, PA #72 1759

8. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 1705

9. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 1634*

10. Brad Arnold, Sinking Springs, PA #830 1594

11. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 1583*

12. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38/54 1410**

13. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, PA #5 1285

14. Kurt Bettler, Hellertown, PA #54/38 1277

15. Mike Mammana, Allentown, PA #44E/31 1200

16. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14 1194

17. Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16 1191*

18. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 1155

19. Nathan Mohr, E. Greenville, PA #17M 1019

20. Paul Houseknecht, East Greenville #25 919

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

NASCAR point events.)