NEWS FROM GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY Event Organizer, Bruce Rogers: 610.754.7688 ------------------------------------------------------------- COMING EVENTS: Saturday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. Winston No Bull/Jack's Coventry Mart Night featuring NASCAR ...
NEWS FROM GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY Event Organizer, Bruce Rogers: 610.754.7688
COMING EVENTS: Saturday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. Winston No Bull/Jack's Coventry Mart Night featuring NASCAR Winston Racing Series Modifieds and NASCAR Winston Short Track Series Late Models. At least 13 events of stock car racing. Adult admission is $10.00, youngsters 6 thru 11 are admitted for $3.00 and children under 6 are free with an adult. Sunday night rain date, 7 p.m. Free parking on the grounds of the speedway.
Saturday, August 8, 7:30 p.m. 28th Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial NASCAR Winston Racing Series Championship for Modifieds, $10,000 to win. NASCAR Late Models will run as second part of show. In case of rain there will be a regular show of NASCAR Winston Racing Series Modifieds and NASCAR Late Models run on Sunday, August 9, 7 p.m. Forrest Rogers Memorial would be run on Saturday, August 15.
Saturday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. Rain date for Forrest Rogers Memorial. If not needed as a rain date, NASCAR Winston Racing Series modifieds and late models, at least 13 events, will be presented starting at 7:30 p.m.
SCHOENLY AND SENNOTT WIN SATURDAY NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW
Bechtelsville, PA July 25, 1998 . . . For just the second time in his long career Sam Schoenly was able to wheel his Sheetz Auto Sales/Hardee's Restaurant sponsored modified to victory Saturday night in the 30-lap NASCAR Winston Racing Series Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway. The victory was the first for the Boyertown racer since June 27, 1992. In the 20-lap feature for NASCAR Winston Short Track Series Late Models the victory went to former New Yorker Chuck Sennott, now making his home in Gilbertsville. The win was the second of the season for Sennott and his Kochel Equipment/Rocket Chassis sponsored late model.
Cliff Quinn put his WFMZ-TV sponsored entry in front of the 28 car starting field in the 30-lap NASCAR Modified feature race. Quinn, without a career feature win to his credit, looked as if it might be his night as he set the pace for 10 laps. With Jon Kellner bringing out the caution when he had mechanical problems in turn one, Schoenly got the lead on the restart. One lap later a multi-car accident eliminated point leader Terry Meitzler along with Kenny Gilmore, Randy Bailey and a number of others. Again Schoenly was in front on the restart and had quite a battle going with Rick Schaffer and Chip Slocum....the threesome often running side-by-side. At 20-laps Schoenly had his hands full as the three seemed glued together in the chase for the top spot.
With just a couple laps to go a late race caution set up a chase to the checkered flag but Schoenly, a veteran campaigner, was able to hold off the very strong challenge from Chip Slocum to grab the $2,200 first place money. Second spot went to Slocum (Ewing Township, NJ) followed by Rick Schaffer ( Woxall), new point leader Ray Swinehart ( Bechtelsville) and Glenn Strunk (Boyertown).
Chris Wojnar lead the 26-car starting field to the green flag in the 20-lap feature for NASCAR Late Models. And it was Wojnar in front of the pack for the first four laps. On the fifth circuit of the one-third-mile clay oval Jimmy Meitzler, Jr. took control of things with Chuck Sennott on his rear bumper. With half the race in the record book it was Meitzler, Mark "The Baker" Kropp and Chuck Sennott entertaining the fans with some close competition. With five laps remaining Kropp made a run for the top position in turn one, getting under Sennott but apparently nipping leader Meitzler and both spun giving the lead to Sennott. The Gilbertsville racer was able to hold on to the lead for the final laps and pick up his second win of the season. Chuck Schutz (Pottstown) grabbed second followed by John Giesler (Aston), Randy Stoudt (Pottstown) and Terry Snyder (Green Lane).
Qualifying heat wins for the modifieds went to Ray Swinehart, Rick Schaffer, Cliff Quinn, and Jon Kellner while the consolation races were won by Dennis Fisher and Smokey Warren. The Automotive Machining Services/Doug Meyers Race Engines sponsored Cash Dash, worth $335, was won by Ray Swinehart. That set him up for a shot at the Cheer's Tavern Clean Sweep Award for winning his heat, dash and feature....but he fell just three spots short in the feature.
In the late model preliminaries the wins went to Jimmy Meitzler, Jr., Ron Chrisman, and Mark Kropp. The Quigley Dodge Cash Dash was won Ron Chrisman and the consolation went to Roger Decker.
The latest point standings from Grandview Speedway show Ray Swinehart back in front in the chase for the lucrative NASCAR Winston Racing Series Modified title. Swinehart (Bechtelsville) has 3620 points and two victories. Terry Meitzler (Kutztown) is second with 3485. In third is Kerry Kratz (Bechtelsville) 3454 counters. Glenn Strunk (Boyertown) sits in fourth place with 3366 and Kenny Gilmore (Fleetwood) has dropped to fifth with 3266. Only Strunk and Gilmore are without wins this season at Grandview. There have been 12 different winners in sixteen features run this season.
In the late model division Chuck Schutz (Pottstown) continues to be the top point chaser with 3,657 counters and one feature victory. Randy Stoudt (Pottstown) has moved into second with 3550 points and two feature wins. Former champion Dean Stoudt (East Greenville) is third with 3459 points. In fourth is Junior Grebe (Boyertown) 3353 tallies. And another former champion is John Giesler (Aston) with 3238. Only Grebe has been unable to crack victory lane this season. Interesting to note that Giesler is the only one in the top five that drives a six cylinder late model while the rest run eight cylinder racers. There have been 10 different winners in 13 features run.
On Wednesday, July 29, 11 a.m. Comcast Sports Channel will be at Grandview Speedway to video a segment featuring sports anchor Pete Christy. Pete will test his talents in a modified against Ray Swinehart and Bobby Gunther Walsh in NASCAR modified stock cars. The segment will be seen on Comcast Sports Channel out of Philadelphia on July 30 and 31.
Winston No Bull/Jack's Coventry Mart sponsored night of NASCAR stock car racing will be presented on Saturday, August 1, starting at 7:30 p.m. At least 13 events of NASCAR Modifieds and NASCAR Late Models will be presented. Admission for adults is $10.00, youngsters 6 through 11, $3.00, and children under 6 are admitted free with an adult. There is always free parking on the speedway grounds. And there is a Sunday, 7 p.m. rain date in place.
On Saturday, August 8, the 28th annual Forrest Rogers Memorial 40 lap NASCAR Winston Racing Series Modifieds Championship will be presented. First place offers $10,000. And there will be a full show of NASCAR Late Model stock car racing. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. And there will be a Saturday, August 15th rain date for this event.
Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, clay banked oval is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their web site: www.grandviewspeedway.com.
NASCAR Winston Racing Series Modifieds 30-lap feature: Sam Schoenly, Chip Slocum, Rick Schaffer, Ray Swinehart, Glenn Strunk, Kevin Hartnett, Kerry Kratz, Ken Lindaberry, Smokey Warren, Dennis Bailey, Shawn Reimert, Cliff Quinn, Dave Faust, Ron Schnable, Dennis Fisher, Mark Stofflet, Garry Wunderlich, Donny Erb, Hal Renninger, Mike Bailey ( top twenty finishers).
NASCAR Winston Racing Series Late Models 20 lap feature: Chuck Sennott, Chuck Schutz, John Giesler, Randy Stoudt, Terry Snyder, Junior Grebe, Rick Todorow, Ron Chrisman, John Durling, Lou Egrie, Roger Decker, Doug Walton, Ed Hoffman, Troy Conrad, Scott Miley, Dave Conover, Mike Bedell, Dean Stoudt, Kyle Pensinger, Jimmy Meitzler, Sr. ( top twenty finishers)