Grandview Speedway race report 2001-05-19

Tom Mayberry and Chuck Sennott Each Get Second Wins of Season at Grandview Speedway BECHTELSVILLE, PA MAY 20, 2001 . . . Veteran modified racing talent Tom Mayberry won the 30-lap Dames Chevrolet NASCAR Modified stock car feature on Saturday...

Tom Mayberry and Chuck Sennott Each Get Second Wins of Season at Grandview Speedway

BECHTELSVILLE, PA MAY 20, 2001 . . . Veteran modified racing talent Tom Mayberry won the 30-lap Dames Chevrolet NASCAR Modified stock car feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway and it was Chuck Sennott coming home first in the 20-lap NASCAR Late Model feature.

"You never give up hope. We just thought we would be patient. The track came to us," said Tom Mayberry in victory lane after winning his second of the season. The former track champion had trailed Glenn Strunk for 18 laps before being able to get by him on a restart after a caution. "When the caution came out (with four laps to go) I thought Glenn might have something for us. When we did not 'hear' him on the first lap, we figured we were OK."

And Mayberry was OK as he drove the Mike Kelly owned A&T Chevrolet/Long Insurance entry to victory picking up $2200 and valuable points as he chases his second track title. Mayberry is celebrating his 25th season in the sport. Second spot went to Glenn Strunk who chased Mayberry right to the finish line and was up along side of him a couple times. Third in the finishing order went to Craig VonDohren who came on strong in the final laps. Doug Manmiller earned fourth followed by Meme DeSantis.

Chip Slocum came from 29th to 8th to grab, unofficially, the $200 Timber Wolf Smokeless Tobacco Hard Charger award.

In the 20-lap feature for NASCAR Late Models Chuck Sennott, formerly from Upper New York State, followed the Dodge powered Bill Henning for six laps before getting by and setting the pace for the balance of the race. The victory was the second of the season for Sennott and his Kochel Equipment/National Penn Bank entry. Jason Miller, a rookie at Grandview, gave Sennott a couple of challenges but had to be content with second followed by Doug Walton, Ed Trimbur and Bill Henning.

With close to 60 NASCAR Modifieds in the competition area there were five qualifying heat races with victories going to Glenn Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Bob Trapper, Ray Swinehart and Tom Mayberry. The consolation races were won by Doug "Mopar powered" Pannepacker, Kerry Kratz and Randy Bailey. And the Automotive Machining Services Cash Dash, worth $345, was won by Craig VonDohren in the Mrs T's Pierogies entry.

Qualifying events for the NASCAR Late Models went to Bill Henning, Mike Bedell and Chuck Sennott.

Coming up on Saturday, May 26th is a 7:30 p.m. show that will feature at least 12 events of NASCAR Modifieds and NASCAR Late Models. The show is sponsored by Arnold's Go Kart Center (Oaks, PA) and Gatorade. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

And on Sunday, May 27th, 7:30 p.m. the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Sprint Show is featured with COMDIAL 410 Sprints Super Summer Series and the BAR's Leaks URC Sprints. Ticket windows open at 5 p.m. And there is a driver autograph session that runs from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Grandview Speedway is located just off Route 100 in Passmore Road, in Bechtelsville, just 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

JERRY DAMES CHEVROLET 30-LAP NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE:

Tom Mayberry, Glenn Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Doug Manmiller, Meme DeSantis, Bob Trapper, Ray Swinehart, Chip Slocum, Terry Meitzler, Doug Pannepacker, Randy Stoudt, Brian Kressley, Kenny Gilmore, Tracy Readinger, Shawn Reimert, Barry Readinger, Junior Mikosz, Donny Erb, Mike Guler, Smokey Warren, Jack Hartnett, Greg Sarangoulis, Sam Schoenly, Jim Bagley, Jon Kellner, Kevin Hartnett, Jeff Strunk, Danny Erb, Steve Swinerhart

JERRY DAMES CHEVROLET 20-LAP NASCAR LATE MODEL FEATURE:

Chuck Sennott, Jason Miller, Doug Walton, Ed Trimbur, Bill Henning, John Giesler, Rick Todorow, Lou Egrie, Chris Wojnar, Terry Snyder, Ron Chrisman, John Durling, Dean Stoudt, Donald Hale, Dave Conover, Mark Malcolm, Mike Bedell, Kyle Pensinger, Steve Todorow, Sam Schlosberg, Chuck Schutz, Mike Steinmetz, Ted Symborski, Buddy Wharton, Greg Hoffmaster, Josh Huber

-GS-

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jason Miller , Mike Kelly