Race Results 07/08/2006

Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Danny Erb appeared to be on the way to his second career win on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, but with five laps to go he tangled with the spun lap car of Colt Harris and saw the victory vanish.

      Doug ?The Handler? Manmiller, behind the wheel of the Breitenstein Motorsports/Dick?s Gulf/GMI No. 14, was the right spot at the right time for a change. He took his wife?s advance and used patience and it paid off since he was now the new leader. He held on to the lead the remaining laps to win his first 30lap NASCAR Dodge WEekly Racing Series modified feature of the season in the event sponsored by Jeff

D?Ambrosio Dodge.

      Jon Kellner Jr. put the Patriot Buick/Pontiac/GMC into the early lead with pressure coming from Don Norris Jr., Rich Wisdo, Brad Missimer and Kyle Weiss.

      A multi-car tangle between the first and second turn brought out the first yellow with four laps in the books. Kellner Jr. continued his pace, but now Missimer was second giving him a run for the money.

      The red had to be thrown on the fifth lap when Ray Swinehart spun along the homestretch and then found himself doing a slow roll with others involved. They put the car back on all four wheels, he fired it up, went pitside and rejoined the race without loosing a lap. It was still Kellner Jr. in front when action resumed trailed by Missimer,

Terry Meitzler, Norris Jr. and Danny Erb.

      Meitzler overtook second on the eighth lap and began to challenge Kellner Jr.

      These two put on quite a battle for several laps with Kellner Jr. running the high groove and Meitzler down low. Erb was in the wings just waiting for an error.

      Meitzler became the new leader on the 12th lap and Erb followed through for second at the same time.

      The battle for the lead became a heated one between Meitzler and Erb as once Erb would inch ahead, but that quick Meitzler was back in front. While they jockeyed for the lead, the action behind them for the remaining positions continued between Manmiller, Weiss, already a feature winner this year, and Kellner Jr.

      The lead changed for the third time on the 23rd lap as Erb was able to use some of the lap traffic and get past Meitzler.

      The field had just been given the five laps to go signal when Erb became the victim of the lap cars. Coming out of the second turn, some of the slower moving cars made contact, Harris spun and Erb was right there. Erb rode over Harris? front end eliminating his chances of winning as the yellow was thrown. Meitzler?s fine run also was over as

he got caught up in the incident. This put Manmiller, who had just moved into second, in the number one spot. The restart was red flagged as the track was blocked in the third turn for a multi-car accident. Manmiller was still first when action resumed with the order behind him now comprised of Weiss, Jon Kellner, John Willman, who started last in the 30-car field and Kellner Jr.

      Weiss and Kellner put on quite a battle for second which gave Manmiller some breathing room.

      Manmiller never looked back once he gained control and pulled into victory lane for the first time since July 30, 2005 in the Greg Sarangoulis No. 00 and his 14th career win. Following Manmiller across were Kellner, Weiss, Willman and Kellner Jr. Rounding out the top ten were Kerry Kratz, Tom Mayberry, Meme DeSantis, Craig Von Dohren and Missimer.