Race Results 08/21/2004Grandview PR
The two straight rainouts have tightened up the point battle because there will be one less night of point racing. At present the point battle ends on Saturday September 4th. That means racers have just two more Saturday night events to earn the valuable championship chase points both in track point standings and the NASCAR regional standings.. 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 was Jon Kellner Sr., a four feature winner, with 3963 points. Had it not been for a slow start early in the season Kellner could very well have been right in the thick of the point battle but the Saturday rainout has pretty much eliminated him from contention.
The title chase is 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.
Stoudt was able to win more than a half dozen features and missed the championship in 2002. Stoudt had no wins and won the title in 2003. 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 but a huge cushion going into the final two point races.