COMING EVENTS: Saturday, June 24, 7:30 P.M. O'Connor Truck Centers/Freightliner Night featuring NASCAR Modifieds and Exide ShorTrack Late Models, at least 13 events of stock car racing. Adult admission $10.00, kids 6 through 11, $3.00 and under 6...
COMING EVENTS: Saturday, June 24, 7:30 P.M. O'Connor Truck Centers/Freightliner Night featuring NASCAR Modifieds and Exide ShorTrack Late Models, at least 13 events of stock car racing. Adult admission $10.00, kids 6 through 11, $3.00 and under 6 is free. NO SUNDAY RAIN DATE
Sunday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. Keystone Pretzels PA. Sprint Speedweek featuring 410 sprints and KARS Limited Sprints, Time trials at 7:30 p.m. Autograph session at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is $20.00, 6 through 11 is $5.00 and under 6 is free. RAIN DATE: Monday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, JuLY 1, 2000, 7:30 P.M. Harry's U Pull-It Auto Parts/Kress Recycling Night. Firecracker 40 Late Model Championship plus NASCAR Modifieds and FIREWORKS. Rain date: Sunday, July 2, 7:30 p.m.
MEITZLER AND SCHLOSBERG WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 18, 2000 . . . For the second time this season Terry Meitzler, the defending NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified champion, drove the Meitzler Excavating entry to victory in the 30-lap NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified stock car feature race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. And it was 18-year-old Sam Schlosberg bringing the Green Lane Auto Sales/E.F.Precision Group mount home first for his first career Exide ShorTrack Late Model feature victory. Warren Kohler grabbed the early lead over the 30 car starting field with Kevin Hartnett moving in front of the pack with Hartnett Lettering entry on the fourth circuit of the one-third-mile, banked clay track. Terry Meitzler, he had started 13th, was already in fifth spot. At 10 laps Hartnett was still in command but Kenny Gruber was on his tail while Chip Slocum ran third. With two thirds of the race in the record book Hartnett, having missed two events because of health problems, was still in front holding off Gruber and Slocum. Terry Meitzler, rim-riding on the outside was in fourth and charging. With the Coors Light scoreboard indicating seven laps to go Meitzler found a hold in traffic, squeezed the #21A in front of the pack, and was on his way. The Kutztown, PA racer, currently leading in the NASCAR Modified track standings and in the Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins PA NASCAR Dual Track Modified point chase, worth $15,000 to the top point man at the end of the season, held off late race challenges from Hartnett and Slocum to win. In addition to the $2,200 first place money he also earned $200 as the Timber Wolf Hard Charger coming from 13th to 1st. Second spot went to Kevin Hartnett (Perkasie) followed by Chip Slocum (Ewing Township, NJ), Kerry Kratz (Bechtelsville) and Glenn Strunk (Barto). In the 20-lapper for Exide ShorTrack Late Models Bill Henning put his Dodge powered WNPV-AM/Henning Supermarket machine in front of the pack at the start. Four laps later teenager Sam Schlosberg moved in front coming from 6th. Once in front Schlosberg (Green Lane) had a relative easy time as he rode to his first career victory. Bill Henning (Lansdale), who has been having some problems with his new Dodge motor, managed to hold second with Junior Grebe (Boyertown) getting a strong third place finish. Multi time champion Dean Stoudt (East Greenville) was fourth and Casey Ebright (Pottstown) managed to take fifth after challenging for the top two spots early in the race. Qualifying heat races for the NASCAR Modifieds, 65 of them in the pits, went to Smokey Warren, Doug Manmiller, Jack Hartnett, Tom Mayberry and Chip Slocum. Consolations were won by Ray Swinehart, Ron Haring and Rick Schaffer. The $360 Cash Dash went to Smokey Warren. The late model heat races were won by Bill Henning, Casey Ebright and Bill Neff while the consolation win was earned by Mike Erb. PIT NOTE: In the July issue of SPEEDWAY ILLUSTRATED magazine Al Robinson lists his Best Bets. He included ten tracks that are sure to show you a good time. "No track has a more fitting location than Grandview, which is reached by turning off Route 100 onto Passmore Road. Current Pennsy sprint car kingpin Fred Rahmer cut his teeth on the tight high-banked third-mile of dirt, where weekly small block modifieds fields of 50+ mean qualifying for the feature is a major challenge." Our thanks to Al Robinson and SPEEDWAY ILLUSTRATED. Actually we had been attracting 60+ modifieds for the past few weeks. Early evening showers threatened to cancel the Saturday night show but a check of the weather computer in the pit office showed Kenny Rogers that there was just a brief shower in the area and once that was gone, the sun would be shining. The computer was right. The showers did help give the racers a great track surface for the night's racing program. Coming to Grandview on July 22 is the Green Mamba Jet Car which always produces some excitement and they are looking for a volunteer to let them "burn up" your passenger car. Fireworks will be part of the July 1 Harry's U Pull-It Auto Parts/Kress Recycling Night at Grandview Speedway. Featured will be the Firecracker 40 for Late Models and a full show of Modified stock car racing. Coming up next weekend at Grandview Speedway is O'Connor Truck Centers/Freightliner Night featuring NASCAR Modifieds and Exide ShorTrack Late Models, at least 13 events of stock car racing. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. More than 100 guests of O'Connor Trucks Centers will be on hand for the racing action. On Sunday night, June 25, 7:30 p.m. the Keystone Pretzel PA Sprint Speedweek Series kicks off at Grandview Speedway with 410 sprints being featured along with KARS Limited Sprints. Time trials are set for 7:30 p.m. Autograph session at 5:30 p.m. Raindate is Monday, June 26, 7:30 p.m. Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
30-LAP NASCAR MODIFIED FEATURE (TOP TWENTY) Meitzler, Kevin Hartnett, Chip Slocum, Kerry Kratz, Glenn Strunk, Meme DeSantis, Kenny Gruber, Bob Trapper, Tom Mayberry, Doug Manmiller, Jack Hartnett, Randy Stoudt, John Willman, Ray Swinehart, Danny Erb, Dennis Bailey, Ron Haring, Ed Aikin, Warren Kohler, Junior Mikosz.
20-LAP NASCAR EXIDE SHORTRACK LATE MODEL FEATURE (TOP TWENTY) Sam Schlosberg, Bill Henning, Junior Grebe, Dean Stoudt, Casey Ebright, Jeff Teets, Kyle Pensinger, Chuck Sennott, Ed Trimbur, Doug Walton, Lou Egrie, John Giesler, Terry Snyder, Buddy Wharton, Chris Wojnar, Dave Conover, Dallas Breidenbach, Mike Erb, Bill Neff, Dan Pusch.
TOP TEN MODIFIED POINT STANDINGS : Terry Meitzler 1900, Kerry Kratz 1692, Tom Mayberry 1594, Jeff Strunk 1590, Glenn Strunk 1368, Meme DeSantis 1354, Kenny Gilmore 1344, Smokey Warren 1307, Chip Slocum 1273, Doug Maniller 1271.
TOP TEN LATE MODEL POINT STANDINGS: Jeff Teets 1659, Dean Stoudt 1646, Lou Egrie 1474, Kyle Pensinger 1450, Chuck Sennott 1418, Sam Schlosberg 1406, Terry Snyder 1359, Ed Trimbur 1334, Casey Ebright 1305, Rick Todorow 1276.
MOTOR TRUCK EQUIPMENT CO. KENWORTH/CUMMINS PA NASCAR MODIFIED DUAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Big Diamond and Grandview Speedways)Terry Meitzler 3980, Jeff Strunk 3785, Glenn Strunk 3750, Meme DeSantis 3725, Kerry Kratz 3690, Doug Maniller 3510,Ray Swinehart 3460, Shawn Reimert 3415, Dennis Bailey 3330, Smokey Warren and Barry Readinger 3060.