JEFF STRUNK AND RANDY STOUDT CELEBRATE AT GRANDVIEW BANQUETGrandview PR
PA November 15, 2003 . . . For the second straight year and third time in his
long career as a professional stock car racer Jeff Strunk was honored as the
2003 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modified champion at Grandview Speedway. And
Randy Stoudt received the honors for the first time as the NASCAR Dodge Weekly
Series Late Model champion. More than 500 people filled the Gilbertsville, PA
Fire Co. Social Hall on Saturday night to honor the champions and other
outstanding performers as the speedway celebrated the conclusion of its 41st
consecutive season of stock car racing.
of two NASCAR feature races during the season in addition to the prestigious
T.H. Properties Freedom 76 (worth $20,000), shared the championship honors with
his car owner Chad Sinon, a very successful Blue Bell, PA businessman. The team
tallied up 4,139 points in one of the closest battles for the title in track
history. Strunk, who calls Bethel, PA home, and Sinon earned $10,000 from
speedway, approximately $23,000 from NASCAR for finishing second in the New
England Regional standings, and additional point money from NASCAR. In addition
there was a championship ring (custom made) and huge trophies that stood at
least six feet high.
and his fianc?e will be part of the Champion’s Trip that will have about 40
people (fans, friends and racers) heading to Long Beach, California to cruise
the Western coast of Mexico. The trip is a special award given by the Rogers
Family to thank the champion for his support of racing at Grandview and is
valued in excess of $3,000.
Sinon indicated that they will return to defend their title and Strunk will have
a teammate in Bobby Trapper. Three new Bicknell race cars are in various stages
a veteran racer from Temple, PA led the point chase for much of the season but
had to settle for second after some late season tough luck. He had 4082 points
and Jon Kellner, Sr. earned third with 3890 counters.
shared his championship awards with his car owners Jack Grocki and Chris Hudak.
The championship effort was built on consistency as the team was not able to
crack victory lane in a feature event (after winning seven in 2002) but were
consistent top ten performers.
racer tallied 4377 points to earn a nice chunk of cash from Grandview Speedway
and additional money in NASCAR point money. Strunk also received another custom
created championship ring to add to his collection. In addition Stoudt and his
car owners each went home with huge trophies.
The 2002 Late
Model champion Lou Egrie finished second in the standings with 4131 points while
four time track champion Dean Stoudt tallied 3899 points to finish third.
The top twenty
drivers and top ten car owners in each division earned beautiful trophies. The
top ten drivers and top five car owners all receive point fund money from the
speedway. And the top twenty drivers in each division each receive additional
point money from NASCAR.
photographs were presented by Don Marks, track photographer, to the top three
finishers in each division.