Race Results 06/30/2012

By: Vicki Gehris


Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Doug ?The Handler? Manmiller, behind the wheel of the Josh Biever-owned/GMI No. 46, gradually worked his way to the front of the pack from his 16th starting grid until he was in the runner-up spot pressuring Jeremy Banos for the lead in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series 30-lap modified feature sponsored by Bechtelsville Car Wash on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

A multi-car third turn accident brought out the yellow to set-up a one-lap shoot-out and it was anyone?s guess as to who would be in victory lane when it was all over. Manmiller answered that question quickly when he dove the gas-powered mount to the inside of Banos on the restart and went on to score his second win of the season at the 1/3-mile oval. He commented in victory lane as he thanked his car owner and crew that it was ?Beach Weekend? and it seems that whenever the family goes to the beach, he wins. In addition to the $2,500 top prize money, Manmiller received $250 from TP Trailers, Limerick; $100 from VP Racing Fuels for running gas; $50 from Bobby Gunther-Walsh and sponsors for the Hard Charger and dinner for two courtesy of Texas Roadhouse.

Bobby Gunther-Walsh was the early leader on the initial start followed by Justin Grim, Chris Gambler, Mike Laise and Jason Clauss.

Grim closed in on Gunther-Walsh by the fifth lap to challenge for the top spot and not too far behind were Chris Gambler, Banos and Laise trying to reel the pair in.

At the conclusion of the Dan?s Deli ?-way lap, Gunther-Walsh encountered lap traffic in the 32-car starting grid which allowed the front runners to gain ground.

The lead changed on the 16th lap when Grim motored to the front of the pack. Dicing for positions behind him were Gunther-Walsh, Banos, Gambler and Chris Esposito.

Banos took over the runner-up spot on lap 18 and set his sights on Grim.