Vondohren returning to Grandview Speedway action

BECHTELSVILLE, PA MARCH 23, 2001 . . . For years Craig VonDohren was a consistent performer at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway. The Barto, PA racer was a regular visitor to victory lane in the modified racing action and he took home modified...

BECHTELSVILLE, PA MARCH 23, 2001 . . . For years Craig VonDohren was a consistent performer at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway. The Barto, PA racer was a regular visitor to victory lane in the modified racing action and he took home modified championship honors a number of times. For the past few years VonDohren has been an infrequent visitor to the Berks County oval. However when he did visit, he showed fans that he had not lost his competitive touch at the tough one-third-mile, clay banked oval. Rumors had been indicating that VonDohren was planning a return to Grandview Speedway in 2001. And what had been rumored was confirmed by the talented modified racer this past week. VonDohren and the Mrs.T's Pierogies sponsored #114 Modified stock car will be regulars at the Bechtelsville oval during the 2001 season. The Barto racer will be there for the season opener on Saturday, April 7, 5 p.m., when a tripleheader show will kick off the season. Featured will be the NASCAR Modifieds in a 39-lap feature paying $3,000 to win. The Late Models and PA Sportsman will also be part of the show that opens the 39th consecutive season of stock car racing at Grandview Speedway. With Jeff Strunk as defending champion in the Keith Harring owned Kenworth Cummins sponsored modified, VonDohren's return will create quite a battle for the lucrative NASCAR Modified title at Grandview Speedway. Strunk and VonDohren have been strong competitors going back to their days in go-kart competition. However Strunk and VonDohren will have plenty of competition in the chase for the rich championship at Grandview Speedway. Kerry Kratz has his sights set on a title winning effort as does Tom Mayberry, Glenn Strunk, Donny Erb, Meme DeSantis, Chip Slocum, Kenny Gilmore, Keith Brightbill, Kevin Hartnett, and a host of others. And Todd Bashore, a graduate of sportsman stock car racing action, will be a regular at the Berks County oval. Bashore has twice won sportsman titles at Susquehanna Speedway. A free-to-the-public practice session will allow the racers to test their new equipment on March 31. The 12 noon session will give fans a chance to see their favorites tune up for the new season. And those who are just looking for a fun afternoon, a FREE afternoon of entertainment for the family, are also invited to attend and get a feel for what auto racing is all about. Once the free-to-the-public practice session is out of the way, the season will officially kick-off with a tripleheader show that features the NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models and PA Sportsman. The modifieds will run in a 39-lap feature that offers $3,000 to the winner. Racing starts at 5 p.m. And the balance of the month of April will feature Saturday tripleheaders with modifieds, sportsman and late models. Starting time will be 5 p.m. Complete information on racing at Grandview may be had by telephoning 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com. And for information on how your business can benefit from marketing through motorsports, NASCAR Motorsports, telephone Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797 or fax 215.752.1518. A complete brochure of information is available. Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

-Grandview Speedway

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