TIGHT POINT RACES ARE THE STORY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY AS NASCAR STOCK CAR RACING SEASON GOES INTO CLOSING WEEKS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 24, 2016 . . . The battle for the lucrative track and NASCAR point championships with their lucrative monetary rewards is headed into the closing weeks in all three divisions of Saturday night stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.

Craig VonDohren, the defending titleholder, has moved back in front of the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified standings with 3099 points. Second is now held by Mike Gular, winless so far this season, with 3012 counters. And in third is Jeff Strunk who took quite a hit in his effort to win an 11th title having been disqualified Saturday night as a result of an illegal carburetor (a mistake the car owner addressed). Strunk has 2903 points.

In the Sportsman division Jordan Henn continues to lead the standings with 2187 points just 8 points ahead of Saturday night winner Mike Lisowski’s 2179.

And in the BRC Late Models defending champion Chuck Schutz is in front with 2564 while Dave Ogin, without benefit of a feature win, is second at 2517.

NASCAR stock car racing returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, July 30, with a four division show that will include the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman plus the added attraction of Blast From the Past Vintage stock car racing. The night will be sponsored by the local NASCAR station WNPV-1440AM in Lansdale. They will be giving away $1100 worth of prime seat tickets for the Pocono IndyCar race coming up in August. In addition Henning’s Trains of Lansdale will be giving away three sets of Lionel trains to lucky youngsters in the stands. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing starting at 7:30 p.m.

The weekly Low Down and Dirty Driver Meet & Greet will take place near the main gate at 5 p.m.

With the biggest event of the season fast approaching, the 46th annual Freedom 76, opportunities are now being offered for lap sponsorship, qualifying event sponsorship and special award sponsorships. For information to be part of this big event, the richest event of its type in the area, telephone Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or email Esaxton144@aol.com.

Up-to-date information can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com or at Facebook and Twitter.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF JULY 23, 2016

1. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 3099***

2. Mike Gular, Green Lane, PA #2 3012

3. Jeff Strunk, Pottstown, PA #126 2903*

4. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 2664

5. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #22 2448

6. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #00/00Z/11Z 2372

7. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 2302

8. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2299

9. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7/14 2266

10. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 2163*

11. Kyle Borror, Peach Bottom, PA #B4 2076*

12. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 2016

13. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #357/4 1916***

14. Brian Houseknecht, Bechtelsville, PA #323 1901

15. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #357 1837*

16. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 1796

17. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66 1795**

18. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W/81 1761

19. Steve Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #9K 1619

20. Don Norris, Douglassville, PA #976 1610

21. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31 1369

22. Justin Grimm, Orefield, PA #61 1141

23. Bobby Gunther Walsh, Allentown, PA #1 1073

24. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA #57 1061

25. Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA #14W 1024

26. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ, #704 1022

27. Ron Haring Jr. Alburtis, PA #85 969

28. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87 912

29. Ron Seltmann, Lower Pottsgrove, PA #R19 769

30. Chris Gambler, Whitehall, PA #77 672

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

LATE MODELS AS OF JULY 23, 2016

1. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #00/1 2564***

2. Dave Ogin, Bechtelsville, PA #31 2517

3. Lou Egrie Sr., Willow Grove, PA #X4 2354

4. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 2325*

5. Cory Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA #16 2311

6. Dan Green, Coatesville, PA #46 2258

7. Bryan Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA #33S 2024*

8. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA #177 1835****

9. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 1801

10. Drew Weiser, Reading, PA #19 1791*

11. Sean Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA #118 1566*

12. Bill Henning, Lansdale, PA #80 1517

13. Shawn Horning Blandon, PA #8M 1457

14. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 1378

15. Devin Frey, Myerstown, PA #F62 1148

16. Randy Stoudt, Pottstown, PA #9 1124

17. Steve Todorow, Trumbauersville, PA #93 1097

18. Eric Hoch, Boyertown, PA #1/00 923

19. Chris Wojner, Pottstown, PA #81 908

20. Lou Egrie Jr., Willow Grove, PA #4E 865

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF JULY 23, 2016

1. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H 2187*

2. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2179**

3. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 2128

4. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #142 2033*

5. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 2028*

6. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14/8F 1878

7. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 1705

8. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 1681

9. Brad Arnold, Sinking Springs, PA #830 1625*

10. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA #54/72 1592*

11. Ken Eckert, Auburn, , PA #29 1403

12. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA , PA #F10 1386

13. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #29G 1281

14. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 1277*

15. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 1248

16. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 1207

17. Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16 1034

18. Brandon Whitmoyer, Shafferstown, PA #99B 1016

19. Paul Kline, Muhlenberg Park, PA #1 1004**

20. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38 978

Also Feature Winner: Brian Papiez (2)

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

NASCAR point events.)

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. A full assortment of great concessions and novelty items are available. Free parking on the grounds. Fans are invited to the competition area after the events are completed to meet the racers. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Twitter@GrandviewSpeedway and www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedway along with Rainedout.com (for rainout information).

COMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series featuring 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds including continuation of events postponed from June 28th.

Saturday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. WNPV-1440 AM Radio Night featuring TP Trailers Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage car racing. – RCN/TV Coverage

Saturday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. Bernheisel Night featuring TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman.

Saturday, August 13, 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial for NASCAR TP Trailers 358 Modifieds (50 laps), BRC Late Models and Sportsman – RCN/TV Coverage

Thursday, August 18, 7:30 p.m. Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints plus TSRS 305 Sprints.