Race Results 06/16/2007

Bechtelsville, Pa. ? When the 2007 season started at Grandview Speedway, Oley?s Duane Howard was undecided as to what track the BPG/Maverick?s Motorcycle team would call home. Howard, the current point leader,  seems to have taken a liking to the winner?s circle at the Berks Co. 1/3-mile oval as on Saturday night he cleaned house. First Howard won the qualifying heat, then the Troy Wink Motorsports Cash Dash and with two laps to go in the feature, he outran leader Danny Erb when Erb went a little too high off the fourth turn and won his fourth 30-lap NASCAR Whelan All-American  Series modified feature of the season.

      Todd Marburger, who is still searching for his first career win, set the pace for one lap before a multi-car, second turn accident brought out the yellow.

      The restart saw Kerry Kratz, behind the wheel of the Banes Roofing No. 87 who has not been able to find his way back to victory lane since April 7, 2004, charge to the head of the pack to resume the lead. Battling for positions behind him were Marburger, Jason Hamilton, a rookie at the track this year, Danny Erb and Shawn  Reimert.

      Hamilton, who along with many had their share of bad luck this season, advanced to second on the fourth lap restart needed when John Tschudy and Randy Bailey tangled in turn four.

      Kratz on the outside and Hamilton down low dueled for many laps before a third turn accident slowed their pace on the sixth lap.

      The restart was red-flagged after Doug Manmiller flipped on the backstretch. He was uninjured, but the car was badly damaged. Before action continued, Jeff Strunk was put to the rear of the pack for a rule infraction.

      The next attempt to complete the seventh lap was void as Hamilton jumped the start. The following try Hamilton slid into Kratz which caused Kratz to almost hit the fourth turn wall and Hamilton was the new leader. Danny Erb was able to get by for second as Kratz dropped to third.

      While Hamilton showed the way, in pursuit of him were Erb, Kratz, How