Race Results 08/14/2004


BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 14, 2004 . . . For just the second time this season rain washed out the Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing program at Grandview Speedway. The rains came just as the race teams were arriving and several visiting teams were on hand hoping to get an early start on their T.H.Properties Freedom 76 race game plan. That big event, paying $20,000, is the biggest of its kind in the area and is set for Saturday, September 11th. The rained out Harry?s U-Pull-It Auto Parts Night of Modified and Late Model stock car racing will be rescheduled for a later date.
 The rainout did tighten up the point chase. The cancellation made for one less night of point racing. At present the point battle ends on September 4th. That means racers have one less night to earn the valuable championship chase points. The September 4th show will be the Chad Sinon Motorsports/BPG Racing Night for the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Model stock cars.
 At present Jeff Strunk, with four feature wins to his credit, leads the battle with 4351 counters as he seeks his fourth track title at Grandview Speedway and his second with current car owner Chad Sinon (BPG Racing). Five time track champion Craig VonDohren is just 105 points behind Strunk in the point battle while Meme DeSantis, never a champion, is third at 4162. Also in the chase is Jon Kellner Sr., a four feature winner, with 3963 points.
 With just three point races left in the season, at present, Kellner, Sr, who got off to a very slow start this season, is a long shot. The title chase seems to be down to a three way battle between Strunk, VonDohren and DeSantis.
 In the NASCAR ShorTrack Late Models Chuck Schutz, a champion in 1998, has a big lead with a 522 point cushion over defending champion Randy Stoudt who has 4170 compared to the 4692 points that Schutz has earned.
 Interesting fact is that in 2002 Stoudt was able to win more than a half dozen features and missed the title. In 2003 Stoudt had no wins and won the title. And this season Stoudt is the leading feature winner with five and may fall short in the championship chase to Chuck Schutz who presently has just one feature win.