BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ ?You should have been
there.? That is what race fans will be saying to their friends that could not
make it to Grandview Speedway for the 43rd running of the Forrest
Rogers Memorial presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings on Saturday night. It was
one of those races that fans will talk about for years to come. Duane Howard,
driving a backup BPG Racing No.4 and starting 24th, took the lead from Craig
VonDohren with just a few laps remaining and then held off point leader
VonDohren to earn (and he did work for it) his eighth NASCAR 358 Modified
victory of the season.

 The victory for Howard earned
him the $10,000 first place money, $250 in bonus bucks from TP Trailers of
Limerick, $200 Hard Charger bonus from Bobby Gunther Walsh and his sponsors for
charging from 24th to victory and $150 worth of VP Racing fuel for
winning while using gas. It was the second time that the Oley, PA racer won the
prestigious Memorial race run in memory of the man who had the idea and turned
it into Grandview Speedway.

 The 25-lap main event for Late
Models  was won by Sam Schlosberg
wheeling his own Green Lane Auto Sales No. 70 to his third win of the season
while Mike Lisowski put his M&J Construction No. 15 in the Sportsman 25-lap
feature for the second time this season.

 The 50-lap feature for the
NASCAR 358 Modifieds got off to a bad start when Kyle Follweiler got sideways in
front of the field coming off the fourth turn on the first lap causing a huge
multi-car tangle. Once the mess was cleaned up and a couple of cars were towed
to the pits Jon Kellner Jr. took command of the actual start of the race with
Eric Biehn challenging. A three car tangle in the first turn had the caution out
and Chris Esposito towed to the pits. On the restart Kellner Jr. was again in
front but was now being challenged by his dad Jon Kellner Sr. and Jeff

 A bumper off a car on the
backstretch brought out a debris caution and Ray Swinehart went to the pits
lacking a bumper. The restart had Kellner Jr. still in front but it was now a
five car race for the lead as Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Kellner Sr. and
Duane Howard were chasing the leader.

 With 40 percent of the race
completed Strunk, a nine time track champion who is without a win this season,
charged to the front and set the pace until the 27th lap when
VonDohren, the current NASCAR 358 Modified point leader, was able to take

 At 30-laps in the record book
VonDohren was in front with Strunk, Howard, Kellner Sr