Race Results 08/02/2008

Bechtelsville, Pa. ? Craig Von Dohren, who has been on a win streak lately at various tracks, kept the momentum going on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway when he collected the $10,000 paycheck by taking home the checkered in the 38th Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lap NASCAR All-American Whelen Racing Series modified feature. It was his second win in a row at the 1/3-mile oval and his fourth victory in the memorial event.

     Before any laps could be recorded, Brad Missimer got out of shape a bit – got his car under control, but by that time cars behind him tangled and Kerry Kratz was eliminated from competition.

     Troy Wink, the polesitter, took control on the restart trailed by Chris Esposito, Missimer, Todd Marburger and Ryan Grim.

     Tommy Scheetz Jr. and Von Dohren tangled between the third and fourth turn to bring out the yellow with two laps completed. Wink remained in front on the restart.

     The red had to be thrown on the third lap since the track was blocked in the second turn due to a multi-car accident. Missimer took the lead briefly when action resumed.

     Wink was back on front on the fourth lap while Missimer, Esposito, Tom Umbenhauer and Marburger continued their battle for the remaining positions.

     The running order remained the same for several laps and neither driver was willing to give up positions.

     The yellow was waving on the 18th lap when Ryan Godown and Sean Merkel spun in the second turn and Meme DeSantis was stopped between the third and fourth turn. DeSantis was the only one unable to continue. On the restart      Wink got out of shape slightly and that quick Umbenhauer took advantage of the situation and moved into the lead.

     Behind Umbenhauer the race for positions was hot and heavy between Wink, Marburger, Esposito and now joining the action was Rick Schaffer.

     By the 27th lap Von Dohren was running fifth after going to the rear on the second lap as he had the Mike Harvey-owned/Felty Farms No. 1C on the move running the outside lane.

     Danny Erb spun in the second turn to bring out the yellow with 30 laps completed. It was still Umbenhauer in front n the restart with Schaffer, Wink, Von Dohren and Doug Manmiller in pursuit.

     The yellow was thrown on the 32nd lap when Billy Pauch Jr. slowed on the backstretch and pulled into the infield when the caution came out. The restart was void as Todd Smith and Jason Smythe tangled along the backstretch under yellow. Umbenhauer continued his pace when action continued.

     Von Dohren advanced to second on the 35th lap to challenge Umbenhauer for the lead and then the battle began.

     The lead changed hands on the 38th lap as Von Dohren motored the Main Engines mount past Umbenhauer.

     While Von Dohren showed the way, Umbenhauer, Wink, Schaffer and Manmiller jockeyed for the remaining spots. Attempting to get into the top five were Duane Howard and Jeff Strunk.

     On the 47th lap Umbenhauer, who lead for a while and was running a strong second, had a tough break when he hit the backstretch boilerplate to bring out the final yellow. It was still Von Dohren at the head of the pack on the restart with Manmiller, Howard, Strunk and Jason Hamilton, last year?s winner in pursuit.

     Howard moved into second on the 49th lap and set sail after Von Dohren.   Von Dohren held off Howard?s last lap bid coming in for the checkered and pulled into the