Race Results 07/14/2012

By: Vicki Gehris


Bechtelsville, PA ? Danny Snyder, behind the wheel of his own/Rhoads Livestock Hauling No. 4S, may have had to wait an extra week for the running of the Jesse Baro Trucking Firecracker 40-lap NASCAR late model feature since Mother Nature had other plans last Saturday, but I?m sure he?ll agree the wait was well worth it. His fourth victory of the season and his first in the Firecracker 40 at Grandview Speedway had a sizeable payday ‑ $2,350. Baro, the race sponsor, sweetened the prize money with $250 plus an extra $100 from T.P. Trailers, Limerick.

Snyder worked hard for the win in the early stages having to battle wheel-to-wheel for several laps with rookie Steve Nederostek, who never gave in, before overtaking him on the 17th lap and go on to the Winner?s Circle laps later.

Bill Henning held the early lead from his outside pole starting position with Nederostek, Andy Ressler, John Giesler and Snyder in pursuit.

Rick Todorow brought out the first yellow when he spun coming off the fourth turn on lap three. The restart was void after Buddy Mertz?s fourth turn spin. When action resumed Henning was still the leader with second through fifth now comprised of Ressler, Nederostek, Snyder and defending race winner and former point champion Ron Kline.

A third turn, fourth lap tangle caused the next caution. A broken steering caused leader Henning to hit the second turn infield guardrail relinquishing the lead to Ressler before the race resumed. Ressler gave up that spot to Nederostek when he was sidelined with mechanical problems. Nederostek wasted no time pulling away when the green waved again, but giving him no room to slip-up was Snyder.

Nederostek had his car working on the outside while Snyder stuck to the inside as the pair ran side-by-side rubbing sheet metal for the number one spot. Kline and Sean Merkel had their own battle for third while back further in fifth was Jason Miller.

The battle for the lead continued for several laps before Snyder emerged to th