JEFF STRUNK AND CHUCK SCHUTZ TAKE NASCAR TITLES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAYGrandview PR
The two champions will be honored at the annual Grandview Speedway Awards Banquet at the Gilbertsville, PA Fire Hall on November 20th. Tickets for the event, normally a sellout, are available for just $27.00 from Vicki Gehris. Reservations may be made by telephoning Ms. Gehris at 610.367.2776.
Strunk, driving for successful Blue Bell, PA businessman Chad Sinon, won five NASCAR Modified stock car feature races and tallied up 4946 points to top multi-time champion Craig VonDohren (Oley), winner of two features, in the chase for the lucrative title. VonDohren earned 4844 counters.
The Modified champion will receive $10,000 for his track title in addition to a sizeable check from NASCAR for his Dodge Weekly Series Championship. Strunk will also receive a sizeable check, in the area of $15,000, for finishing third in the chase for the NASCAR New England Regional championship.
The four time champion will also receive a trip for two to Aruba, departing from Philadelphia on November 27th and returning on December 4th. The trip is valued at more than $3,000 and is given to the champion each year as a perk from the Rogers family for the racer?s outstanding support of Grandview Speedway. Details on the trip can be had by telephoning Marilyn Saxton at 215.752.2392.
Strunk and Sinon have already announced that they will return to try for a third straight NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modified Championship and will shoot for the elusive NASCAR New England Regional title that is worth more than $45,000. In fact Strunk will have young Mike Gular, an outstanding talent at Grandview, as a teammate for 2005 in addition to Bob Trapper.
Schutz, winner of just one feature race this season, used consistency to bring the Total Rental sponsored Late Model team a second championship. Schutz tallied 5260 points to top five feature winner Randy Stoudt (Pottstown) in the chase for the lucrative title. Defending champion Stoudt had 4725 points.
Schutz will pick up track and NASCAR point fund money plus some other perks at the annual banquet.
Craig VonDohren will pick up $1000 cash from Rossi Welding of Reading, PA and D&S Archery of Barto, PA for being the top qualifying heat winner (seven wins) in the NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing events.
Chris Shuey had eight NASCAR Late Model qualifying heat victories and that will earn him the major share of Bonus Bucks being offered by Devine Transport of Honeybrook, PA.
Other outstanding performers from the NASCAR sanctioned events will share in point fund money and special awards .
Voting for the Most Popular Driver Awards, sponsored by Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. publisher of the Grandview Groove Track Magazine continues until November 1st.
There are a few copies of the colorful T.H.Properties Freedom 76 program book that remain available. The 56 page book, loaded with color photos, championship stories, a history of the race, point standings and much more, is available for just $5.00 (includes postage and handling) from ESC, Inc. 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.
The 2005 season is tentatively set to start on Saturday, March 26th with a FREE TO THE PUBLIC practice session. The chase for the lucrative track championship kicks on Saturday, April 2nd, with the Patriot Bank sponsored opening night featuring the Modifieds and Late Models.
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