BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ ?We have been struggling,?
was the first comment from DIRT Hall of Famer Frank Cozze as he celebrated his
first NASCAR 358 Modified feature win on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.
?I hate to win this way but we finally got a break. The competition is tough
here and you got to be up on the wheel as soon as you come through the pit
gate.? The Wind Gap, PA racer, in his first full season of competition at
Grandview, picked up $2750 for his win in the 30 lap Whelen Engineering Night
Modified feature including the TP Trailers $250 bonus. Jared Umbenhauer of
Richland, PA was able to wheel the Eastern Rigging No. 5 to victory in the 25
lap NASCAR Sportsman feature coming from 21st starting position. No
events were run for the NASCAR Late Models due to a more than two hour rain
delay that forced officials to reschedule the Late Models for next Saturday
giving them a double feature program.

 Bobby Gunther
Walsh took control of the 29 car starting field for the Modifieds at the drop of
the green. Two early race incidents sent Meme DeSantis to the pits out for the
night and Craig VonDohren was now at the back of the pack. With four laps in the
record book Walsh had Andy Ressler and Todd Smith applying pressure. The top
three remained the same through the first half of the race. At 17 laps Ray
Swinehart stopped in Turn 4 with a flat tire bringing out the caution. On the
restart Walsh still was in front but now had six feature winner Duane Howard to
contend with. At the 20 lap marker Doug Manmiller spun coming of the fourth turn
and ended up facing the wrong direction on the main straightaway. On the
restart, after the caution, Howard was able to take the top spot with Walsh,
Todd Smith, Cozze and Mike Gular rounding out the top

 Walsh who was
headed to his best finish ever at Grandview Speedway suddenly slowed with
mechanical problems sending him into the infield on the 25th lap
giving Frank Cozze second spot behind Howard.

 With three
laps remaining Howard had a comfortable
edge over Cozze but on the 28th lap the defending Modified champion
coasted around the track pulling in on the backstretch out of action giving the
lead and the victory to Frank Cozze in the Harry?s U-Pull-It/Norm?s Save Station
No. 357. Second spot went to a hard charging Kyle Weiss (Hamburg) followed by
nine time track champion Jeff Strunk (Pottstown) coming from 16th
starting position. Craig VonDohren (Oley) took over the Modified point lead as
he finished fourth after going to the rear of the field early in the race. Mike
Gular (Green Lane) grabbed a fifth place finish.

 Veteran racer
Jamie Undercoffler set the pace for the 17 laps in the 25-lap Sportsman feature
race with Jared Umbenhauer working his way through the field after starting 20th
to challenge with 60% of the race completed. At the 18 lap marker Umbenhauer was
able to charge to the front of the field and held off a strong challenge from
Paul Kline, coming from 21st starting spot. At the finish
Undercoffler (Richland) took the top spot followed by Kline (Muhlenberg), Jordan
Henn (Kutzt