HOWARD AND BRIGHTBILL CONTINUE TO LEAD NASCAR STANDINGS WITH THREE RACES TO GO SATURDAY NIGHT FEATURES MODIFIEDS, SPORTSMAN AND XCEL 600 MODIFIEDS

 

BECHTELSVILLE, PA AUGUST 27, 2019 . . . Looking to win his first T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified championships since 2012, and the sixth of his career, Duane Howard continues to set the pace at the top of the Grandview Speedway point standings with 4368 points. In the T.P.Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman division Brad Brightbill continues to lead the standings with 3601 points as he looks to grab his first Grandview Speedway title.

Ten time NASCAR 358 Modified champion Craig Von Dohren is second with 3975 points giving him a slight edge over Brett Kressley with 3947. In fourth is veteran Doug Manmiller with 3734 counters. Rick Laubach, winner of his first feature of the season this past Saturday, is back in the top five with 3638. All have been feature winners with Oley, PA based Howard leading the pack with five victories.

Sitting behind Brightbill in the Sportsman standings is former champion Brian Hirthler with 3334 counters. Kyle Lilick holds down third with 3211 points followed by Brad Grim with 3175 tallies and Mark Kemmerer with 2974 points. Brightbill is the leader in feature wins with four.

Seventeen point events have been run in each division with just three more to go. There have been 58 racers participate in the Modifieds with 47 seeing action with the Sportsman.

Another tripleheader show of action packed stock car racing is set for Saturday with a 7:30 p.m. starting time. Included in the excitement will be the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman and a first time visit of the XCEL 600 Modifieds. The weekly Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet, set for the main gate area at 5 p.m., will include Xcel 600 Modified racers Eric Whitby and Brian Brankenbill along with Hall of Fame Modified racer Frank Cozze. Adults pay $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free.

Lap sponsorships and heat race sponsorships for the September 21st Freedom 76 are available $20 for laps and $200 for a heat race. Check in with Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track. Telephone Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286 for complete information. Doug Manmiller Electric and Stoudt Auto Sales have signed up to sponsor qualifying heat races while T.P.Trailers and Truck Equipment are sponsoring ten laps.

And don’t forget that advance tickets are on sale for the 49th Annual Freedom 76 set for September 21. Buy in advance and pay $35 while on race day an adult ticket will run $40.

Admission for the Friday, September 20th, Sprint and Sportsman doubleheader, is $12 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 thru 11 and under 6 are admitted free.

The Freedom 76 has a September 28th rain date while the Friday night event offers no rain date.

Full details on camping, parking, seating and more is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com at the Freedom 76 link. Rules for the race and entry blanks are also available at the same location.

NEW THIS YEAR, THOSE PLANNING TO CAMP on the speedway grounds are advised that campers must be removed from the speedway grounds by the day following the Freedom 76 or it will be towed at the owner’s expense.

UNOFFICIAL  POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF AUGUST 24, 2019

1.            Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H          4368*****

2.            Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA  #1C                3975****

3.            Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA  #19K            3947**

4.            Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M      3734*

5.            Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA  #7L            3638*

6.            Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA  #19/1H             3554

7.            Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA  #117       3361

8.            Jeff Strunk,  Boyertown, PA  #126             3177***

9.            Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA  #4   2973

10.          Alex Yankowski,  Covington Twp., PA  #84Y         2797

11.          Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA  #17          2746

12.          Louden Reimert,  Oley, PA  #16 2745

13.          Craig Whitmoyer,  Hamburg, PA   #99     2318

14.          Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K  2300

15.          Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA  #OG7/14             2178

16.          Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA  #23X               2173

17.          Mike Lisowski,  Minersville, PA  #15        2029

18.          Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA  #6/78D   2026

19.          Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA  #81     1928*

20.          Danny Erb,  Boyertown, PA  #44 1780

21.          Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA  #7             1705

22.          Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA  #14RR           1684

23.          Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA#33  1684

24.          Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA  #49               1614

25.          Ron Kline, Salford, PA  #355        1603

26           Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ  #4B              1542

27.          Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA  #77H            1410

28.          Richie Hitzler, Lebanon, PA  #22                1379

29.          Justin Grim, Orefield, PA   #611/61          1367

30.          Dan Waisempacher,  Springtown, PA  #01            1302

 

 

 UNOFFICIAL  POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF AUGUST 24, 2019

 

1.            Brad Brightbill,  Sinking Springs, PA  #19               3601****

2.            Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA  #4*/117 3334**

3.            Kyle Lilick ,  Collegeville, PA  #104           3211*

4.            Brad Grim,  Coplay, PA  #13         3175

5.            Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA  #F10  2974

6.            Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA  #830    2930

7.            Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ  #5 2705**

8.            Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA  #77 2685

9.            Dean Bachman,  Emmaus, PA  #65            2248

10.          Andrew Kreis,  Boyertown, PA  #6K         2097

11.          Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221           2049

12.          Jesse Landis  Gilbertsville, PA  #976        1944

13.          Mike Mammana,  Nazareth, PA  #31        1913

14.          Lex Shive,  Pennsburg, PA  #5K  1772

15.          Kenny Bock,  Birdsboro, PA   #6 1736

16.          Brandon Edgar,  Lehighton, PA  #57         1676*

17.          Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA   #11         1672**

18.          Nate Brinker,  Allentown, PA  #14            1488

19.          Nathan Mohr,  East Greenville, PA  #17M              1436*

20.          Chris Esposito,  Hatfield, PA  #31A           1314

21.          Derrick Smith,  Telford, PA#20   1232*

22.          Sean Weiss,  Gilbertsville, PA  #24           1161*

23.          Josh Adams, Douglassville, PA  #44A      1124

24.          Tom Miller,  Gilbertsville, PA  #77T          1068*

25.          Scott Kohler, Boyertown, PA  #12S           976

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only for those that are 

                NASCAR point events.)