VONDOHREN BACK ON TOP IN GRANDVIEW NASCAR TP TRAILERS MODIFIED POINT BATTLE; SCHUTZ LEADS LATE MODELS WHILE BRIAN HIRTHLER IS ON TOP IN SPORTSMAN; FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 30, 2017 . . . Craig VonDohren, winner of more than 100 Modified feature races at Grandview Speedway during his impressive career, is back on top of the NASCAR TP Trailers 358 Modified point battle as a result of his feature win, his first of the season, at Grandview on Saturday night.

And this Saturday night VonDohren has to be considered a strong favorite when he takes part in the Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lap Modified Classic. He has won the event seven times. With at least $10,000 to win being offered VonDohren is primed to win another one. He has won the last two in a row.

In the latest point standings VonDohren is on top with 3270 points followed closely by 10 time champion Jeff Strunk with 3256. Third is held by Mike Gular at 3017 followed by Duane Howard’s 2981 and Doug Manmiller’s 2886. Only Howard is without a win of those in the top five. There have been 11 different feature winners out of 12 races run so far this season.

Multi-time champion Chuck Schutz continues to lead the standings in the BRC Late Models with 2845 counters. Bryon Sipe, winner of his first feature this past Saturday, is second with 2654 points. Third is held by four feature winner Ron Kline who has 2504 points.

Brian Hirthler, with one feature win and 2409 points, is on top with the Sportsman. Brad Grim, a second time winner on Saturday, has 2262 points to hold second followed by Craig Whitmoyer who has 2038 points and one win.

More than 125 drivers have participated in the three divisions of NASCAR racing presented at Grandview this season.

Just six races, including Saturday’s Pioneer Pole Building Forrest Rogers Memorial for Modifieds, remain in the chase for the NASCAR season finale point titles.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF JULY 29, 2017

1. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 3270*

2. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 3256*

3. Mike Gular, Harleysville, PA #2 3017*

4. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #357H 2981

5. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 2886**

6. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 2691*

7. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 2517*

8. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2416

9. Brian Krummel, Middletown, NY #17Z 2230*

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

11. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 2114

12. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 1956*

13. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #M7 1938

14. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 1555*

15. Addison Meitzler, Kutztown, PA #21 1422

16. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #61 1406

17. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31 1398

18. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #81 1390

19. Chris Gambler, Whitehall, PA#77 1147

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

21. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ, #704 1100

22. Brian Houseknecht, Bechtelsville, PA #323 1090

23. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #198/19K 1080*

24. Joe Fanilli, Exton, PA #22 1042

25. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B 869

26. Colt Harris, Hegins, PA #C7 845

27. Mike Laise, Pottstown, PA #49 832

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

29. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA #57 779

30. Dan Waisenpacher, Riegelsville, PA #01 720

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

LATE MODELS AS OF JULY 29, 2017

1. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #1/28 2845***

2. Bryon Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA #33S 2654*

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

4. Steve Todorow, Trumbauersville, PA #93 2500

5. Kyle Merkel, Green Lane, PA #26 2465

6. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 2428*

7. Steve Wilson, Green Lane, PA #15 2187

8. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA #177/#2D 2165*

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

10. Andy Cassell, Boyertown, PA #28 1602

11. Jordan Knepp, Pottstown, PA #108 1589

12. Todd Ravel, Shoemakersville, PA #88 1512

13. Shawn Horning Blandon, PA #8M 1382

14. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #92 1140

15. Dan Hoffman, Hatfield, PA #19D 1048

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

17. Danny Snyder, Green Lane, PA #4S 945

18. George Irwin, Chester Springs, PA #2D/177 827

19. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA #19 575

20. Damon Neff, Souderton, PA #79 524

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF JULY 29, 2017

1. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 2409*

2. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23 2262**

3. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 2038**

4. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA #72 1988

5. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA , PA #F10 1953

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

7. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #58 1868

8. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 1839

9. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 1824*

10. Brad Arnold, Sinking Springs, PA #830 1771

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

12. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38/54 1575**

13. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14 1433

14. Kurt Bettler Hellertown, PA #54/38 1327

15. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, PA #5 1303

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

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

18. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 1155

19. Nathan Mohr, E. Greenville, PA #17M 1129

20. Paul Houseknecht, East Greenville #25 919

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

NASCAR point events.)