SCHAFFER, STOUDT, AND BASHORE WIN SEASON ENDING EVENTS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY Bechtelsville, PA, September 19. 1998 . . . The season finale show of stock car racing at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night had Rick Schaffer winning his fourth ...
SCHAFFER, STOUDT, AND BASHORE WIN SEASON ENDING EVENTS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
Bechtelsville, PA, September 19. 1998 . . . The season finale show of stock car racing at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night had Rick Schaffer winning his fourth modified feature of the season, Randy Stoudt got his fourth late model feature win and Todd Bashore won the PA sportsman feature race.
With 28 "open competition" 358 modifieds going to the starting line Rick Schaffer got the jump on the field and put his Philadelphia Inquirer sponsored modified in front of the pack. Young Kevin Hirthler gave Schaffer "fits" in the early laps but had a engine go sour in the C&C Ford entry with just 10 laps completed. With Hirthler out Jon Kellner, Keith Hoffman and Sam Schoenly made a race for the front following Schaffer.
Schoenly had his Hardee's sponsored mount virtually flying and offered Schaffer a strong challenge for a few laps as did Keith Hoffman. The final 10 laps of the 30-lap feature for open competition 358 modifieds saw Schaffer have a relatively easy time of it earning $2,200 for his winning efforts and claiming his 42 career feature win at the one- third-mile, clay banked Grandview Speedway oval. Schaffer (Woxall) is now just three wins away from equaling the career win mark held by his close friend Fred Rahmer who has 45.
Second spot in the modified feature went to Keith Hoffman (Allentown) followed by Chip Slocum (Ewing Township, NJ), Sam Schoenly (Boyertown) and Jon Kellner ( Lansdale ).
In the 20-lap feature for late model stock cars Jeff Teets put his Harry's U Pull-It Auto Parts entry in front of the pack at the drop of the green. Randy Stoudt gave chase and with just about one third of the laps completed Teets and Stoudt made it three abreast in turn three with a slower car. Teets (Coplay) ended up in the wall and Stoudt was able to grab the top spot.
Once in front Randy Stoudt at the wheel of the Hutt's Glass mount (Pottstown) had an easy time of it holding off former champion Dean Stoudt (East Greenville) in the chase for the victory. At the finish Randy (no relation) has a comfortable lead over Dean at the checkered flag. Third spot went to Ed Hoffman (Allentown) followed by Terry Snyder (Green Lane) and Rick Todorow (Quakertown).
It was Todd Bashore in the Wenger's Farm Machinery entry (Bethel) grabbing the lead in the 20-lap PA. Sportsman feature early and holding off strong challenges from Kenny Gilmore (Kutztown) to grab the season closing victory. Tom Brennan was able to hold on to finish third in the accident marred feature race. Larry Lippincott earned fourth and Jimmy Reppert was fifth.
Qualifying heat races for the open competition 358 modifieds went to Rick Schaffer, Kevin Hirthler, Jon Kellner and Dennis Bailey. The consolation races were won by Doug Manmiller and Doug Pannepacker.
In the late model preliminaries wins went to Jeff Teets and Ed Hoffman. Bobby Yeager, Todd Bashore and Dave Dissinger won the PA Sportsman heat races.
The 1999 season will get the green flag with a "free-to- the-public" practice session on Saturday, March 27 with a noon starting time. The chase for the lucrative point championships at Grandview Speedway will get started at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 1999. Opening day of the new season will include modifieds, late models and PA sportsman.
Champions, top point race finishers and special award winners will be honored at the annual Grandview Speedway Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 21, 6 p.m., at the Gilbertsville, PA Fire Co. Social Hall.
To keep informed on what is new at Grandview Speedway during the off season visit their web site at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
30-LAP OPEN COMPETITION MODIFIED FEATURE: Rick Schaffer, Keith Hoffman, Chip Slocum, Sam Schoenly, Jon Kellner, Doug Manmiller (from 21st), Mike Bailey, Dennis Bailey, Ray Swinehart (from 27th), Todd Marburger, Danny Erb, Jack Hartnett, Donny Erb, Sam Martz, Doug Pannepacker, John Willman, Jim Stong, Shawn Reimert, Glenn Owens, Dave Faust (top twenty finishers).
20-LAP LATE MODEL FEATURE: Randy Stoudt, Dean Stoudt, Ed Hoffman, Terry Snyder, Rick Todorow, Sam Schlossberg, Bill Henning, Jimmy Meitzler, John Durling, Buddy Wharton, Scott Miley, Dallas Breidenbach, John Zimmer, Frank DePaul, Kirby Sites, Mike Bernhard, Rick Huber, Mark Longacre, Jeff Teets, Dave Conover (top twenty finishers).
15-LAP PA SPORTSMAN FEATURE: Todd Bashore, Kenny Gilmore, Tom Brennan, Larry Lippincott, Jimmy Reppert, Tom Umbenhauer, Lauden Seigfried, Paul Kline, Kevin Timinski, Steve Svanda Sr.
------------------------------------------------------------- COMING EVENTS:
Saturday, October 31, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Racer Flea Market on the grounds of Grandview Speedway
Saturday, November 21, 6 p.m. Annual Grandview Speedway Awards Banquet, Gilbertsville, PA Fire Company Social Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m.