MIKE KELLNER WINS LATE MODEL FEATURE, RAIN WINS THE MODIFIED FEATURE AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY NIGHTGrandview PR
?The postponed modified feature race will be the first event of the night followed by a full show of 358 Modifieds and Late Models making up Robert Guinther Night presented by BPG Racing.
?In a very quick 20-lap feature for the late model stock cars rookie Nate Christman was able to charge to the front of the pack with Bill Henning challenging. On the fourth circuit of the one-third-mile, banked clay track Henning was able to take the lead. Two laps later Kurt Spotts brought out the caution with a spin in turn two closing up the field on the leader.
?Chuck Schutz brought out the caution on the eighth lap when he came to a stop in turn one done for the night.
?At the halfway mark Henning had mechanical problems forcing him to slow his pace and giving the top spot to Mike Kellner.
?Once in front the young Kellner was able to hold on and grab the checkered flag for his third win of the season. Second spot went to Nate Christman (Oley) for his best finish of the season. Third place went to past champion Brian Shuey (Shoemakersville) followed by Ron Kline (Salfordville) and three time past champion John Giesler (Aston).
?Kellner praised his crew and thanked his sponsors in victory lane but also was critical of the lapped cars that did create problems for the leaders.
?Qualifying heats for the late models were won by Bill Henning, Chuck Schutz and Nate Christman.
?Heats for the modifieds were won by Bill Gensler, Mike Laise, Todd Marburger and Jeremy Banos. The consolation races went to Ryan Godown and John Willman.
?The Cornerstone Auto Sales Hard Charger Award for the late models went to Ron Kline who gained 14 sports in the feature coming from 18th to fourth. Mike Kellner got the Dan?s Deli Halfway Award and Cargo Trailer Sales gave a $50 gift certificate to 10th place finisher Wayne Pfeil.
?Grandview Speedway is a one-third-mile, banked clay oval track located at 43 Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, just 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com