----------------------------------------------------------------------- COMING EVENTS. Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and NASCAR Exide ShorTrack Late Models, at least 13 events of good old fashioned ...
COMING EVENTS. Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and NASCAR Exide ShorTrack Late Models, at least 13 events of good old fashioned in-your-face stock car racing. Rain date: Sunday, June 18, 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and NASCAR Exide ShorTrack Late Models. Sponsored by O'Connor Truck Centers/Freightliner. No rain date at present Sunday, June 25, 7:30 p.m. PA Sprint SpeedWeeks 410 sprinters and KARS Limited Sprints. Rain date: Monday, June 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. Harry's U-Pull It Auto Parts/Kress Recycling Firecracker 40 Late Model Championship and NASCAR Modifieds plus fireworks. Raindate is Sunday, July 2, 7 p.m.
BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 11, 2000 . . .Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins PA NASCAR Modified Series champion Jeff Strunk drove the Keith Harring owned Kenworth/Cummins sponsored modified to victory in the 30-lap NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified feature at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. And it was Brian Seidel bringing the Hamm's Service Station/Orefield Auto Parts sprinter home first in the 25-lap Bar's Leaks United Racing Club sprint car feature race. Partial proceeds, a special ticket promotion, went to the Humane Society of Berks County.
Bobby Trapper, having what may be his career best season on the dual track circuit of Grandview and Big Diamond Raceways, lead the first lap. Young Danny Erb moved his Kountry Kitchen entry in front on the second lap setting the pace until the eighth circuit of the one-third-mile, clay oval. By this time Trapper was out with "rear end" problems. Ray Swinehart, two time track champion, was going side-by-side with Erb for the top spot and got it on the 9th lap. Meme DeSantis moved into the fray at the same time. At 12 laps it was Swinehart, DeSantis and Slocum. The half way mark DeSantis gunned into the front with Jeff Strunk following close behind.
At 20 laps DeSantis looked like he might be on his way to a second win for the season. Jeff Strunk was right on his rear bumper and the two swapped the top spot back and forth with five laps to go. On the final lap DeSantis belched flames on the main straightaway while Strunk (Bethel) went on to win. DeSantis (Blandon) managed to hold on for a second place finish followed by Terry Meitzler (Kutztown), Ray Swinehart (Bechtelsville) and Chip Slocum (Ewing Township, NJ).
In the 25-lap feature for Bar's Leaks United Racing Club sprint cars 24 cars took the green with George Suprick taking the lead. Fred Kennedy was an impressive as he ran second in the early part of the event with Brian Seidel coming from eighth to third quickly. Seidel was second by the 10th circuit and was in front of the pack at the 12 lap mark. At the midway point it was Seidel followed by Suprick, Ted Wise Fred Kennedy and Scott Pursell.
Kennedy flipped in the third turn on the 15th lap but walked away.
Curt Michael (Allentown, PA) got the fans attention with a charge toward the front from 11th starting spot. Time ran out for Michael as he settled for third. George Suprick (Clarks Summit, PA) got second and Brian Seidel rode to an impressive first win of the season. The veteran racer became the 7th different feature winner in nine events run this season by URC.
Fourth place was earned by Danny Massey (Mt. Laurel, NJ) with fifth going to Bill Brian Jr. Ephrata, PA (he had won the night before at Williams Grove Speedway).
Sean Michael, the point leader going into the evening, was a spectator as his car was badly damaged in an accident the night before. Scott Pursell took over the point lead finishing seventh in the final feature rundown.
With a huge crowd on hand 65 NASCAR Modifieds tried for qualifying positions in the five qualifying heat races with wins going to Glenn Strunk, Doug Manmiller, Chip Slocum, Meme DeSantis and Terry Meitzler. Consolation wins were earned by Rick Schaffer, Donny Erb and Sam Schoenly. The Automotive Machining Services Cash Dash went to Doug Manmiller and was worth $595. Kochel Equipment First Alternate award went to Jeff Sechrist. And the Timber Wolf Hard Charger Award, worth $200, went (unoffically) to Kenny Gilmore coming from 26th to finish 8th.
NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified stock cars and Exide ShorTrack Late Models are in action on Saturday night, 7:30 p.m. At least 13 events of stock car racing presented. Raindate is set for Sunday at 7 p.m.
For information about racing at Grandview Speedway telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com. The track, a one-third-mile, clay banked oval is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.
NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES MODIFIEDS, 30 LAPS - (TOP TWENTY):Jeff Strunk, Meme DeSantis, Terry Meitzler, Ray Swinehart, Chip Slocum, Doug Manmiller, Kerry Kratz, Kenny Gilmore, Tom Mayberry, Glenn Strunk, Rick Schaffer, Kenny Gruber, Smokey Warren, John Willman, Jim Bagley, Kevin Hartnett, Sam Martz, Cliff Quinn, Junior Mikosz, Sam Schoenly.
BARS LEAKS UNITED RACING CLUB SPRINT CAR FEATURE: Brian Seidel, George Suprick, Curt Michael, Danny Massey, Bill Brian Jr. Todd Wise, Scott Pursell (current Bar's Leaks URC point leader, Jon Eldreth, Dave McGough, Kramer Williamson, Chris Coyle, Tommy Martocci, Bobby Seiderl, Billy Ellis, Bill Case, Midge Miller, Todd Rittenhouse, Ray Staats, Fran Hogue, Chuck Wilde, Kevin Kelly, Mike Kostic, Fred Kennedy, Billy Courtwright.
TRACK POINT STANDINGS, TOP TEN FOR MODIFIEDS:Terry Meitzler, Kutztown, PA 1591; Jeff Strunk, Bethel 1490; Kerry Kratz, Bechtelsville 1413; Tom Mayberry, Sellersville 1364; Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood 1314; Smokey Warren, Jonestown 1227; Rick Schaffer, Woxall 1157; Glenn Strunk, Barto 1100; Meme DeSantis, Blandon 1096; and Ray Swinehart, Bechtelsville 1069.
<pre> MOTOR TRUCK EQUIPMENT CO. KENWORTH CUMMINS NASCAR MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BIG DIAMOND & GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SERIES POINTS AS OF 6/10/00
1. Terry Meitzler, Kutztown, PA #21A/14B 3420 2. Jeff Strunk, Bethel, PA #W9 3340 3. Glenn Strunk, Boyertown, PA #357 3195 4. Meme DeSantis, Reading, PA #88T 3185 5. Kerry Kratz, Bechtelsville, PA #87 3145 6. Doug Manmiller, Sinking Spring, PA #2Z 3070 7. Shawn Reimert, Oley, PA #58S 3025 8. Ray Swinehart, Bechtelsville, PA #88 3005 9. Dennis Bailey, Kutztown, PA #81 2935 10. Smokey Warren, Jonestown, PA #54 2705