Race Results 06/25/2011

Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Doug ?The Handler? Manmiller, engaged in a five-way battle for the lead in the later stages of the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series modified feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, overtook rookie racer Nate Christman with two laps to go and went on to capture his first win of the season. Manmiller, a veteran campaigner, became the fifth different winner in the event sponsored by Checkered Flag Fan Club and broadcast by RCN-TV. It was Manmiller?s

first victory since July 8, 2006, but it was the first triumph for the Josh Biever-owned No. 467, a team that decided to make the 1/3-mile Berks Co. oval their home track for 2011. Manmiller credited the crew for all their hard work that past, especially former sportsman racer Tom Brennan, whom since his retirement Manmiller feels made him a better racer because Brennan isn?t afraid to tell him what he does wrong and give him advice.

On the initial start, polesitter and rookie driver Brad Grim was the early race leader pressured by Todd Smith, Jimmy Horton IV, another rookie; Glenn Owens and Brad Missimer.

Craig Von Dohren, coming off a win the previous night at Big Diamond Raceway, Minersville, brought out the first yellow on the fifth lap when he spun in the first turn. On the restart as the pack came out of the fourth turn three abreast, Grim broke and that entailed a multi-car tangle behind him as cars scrambled to avoid the disabled car. After

everything cleared Missimer was the new pacesetter trailed by Smith, Horton IV, Jarrad Miler and Christman.

Within no time Missimer was pulling away from the field while the action behind him for the remaining positions was hot and heavy between Christman, Smith, Manmiller and Horton IV.

Missimer?s sizeable lead was erased on the 13th lap caution when Kyle Follweiler spun in the first turn. It was not an easy night for Follweiler since in the fourth heat his car sustained heavy damage when he rolled in the second turn. The crew worked diligently to repair the car in time for the second consi in which he qualified third. When action resumed Christman charged to the front of the pack to maintain the lead.