IN A GOLFBALL: RANDY STOUDT won the annual Firecracker 40 for NASCAR Shortrack Late Models on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway picking up the biggest payoff of the second for "second division" racers. And it was Rick Schaffer adding another...
IN A GOLFBALL: RANDY STOUDT won the annual Firecracker 40 for NASCAR Shortrack Late Models on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway picking up the biggest payoff of the second for "second division" racers. And it was Rick Schaffer adding another win to his impressive career statistics as he topped the field in the 30-lap NASCAR Modified feature race. An impressive fireworks show closed out the 14 events of stock car racing on Saturday night. Saturday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. Hatfield Quality Meats Night featuring NASCAR Modifieds and NASCAR Shortrack Late Models. At least 13 events of racing. Catch a hot dog from Smiley and the Hatfield Shooter. Rain date: Sunday, July 11, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. Jesse Baro Bulk Hauling Night featuring the NASCAR Modifieds and NASCAR Shortrack Late Models. At least 13 events of stock car racing. Rain date: Sunday, July 18, 7 p.m. ----------------------------------------------------------- RANDY STOUDT WINS FIRECRACKER 40 FOR LATE MODELS WHILE RICK SCHAFFER TAKES WIN IN MODIFIED FEATURE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 3, 1999 . . . The most sought after victory in NASCAR Late Model stock car racing at Grandview Speedway is a win in the rich Firecracker 40. Randy Stoudt, who struggled in the early part of the season, wheeled his Stoudt Signs/Hutt Glass sponsored entry to victory in the annual classic on Saturday night at the Bechtelsville, PA oval. It was his second win of the season. And in the companion 30-lapper for the NASCAR Modifieds Rick Schaffer moved closer to becoming the all time leading modified feature winner at Grandview Speedway. The Woxall, PA racer put the Inquirer sponsored entry in victory lane to pick up the $2,200 first place money. Mike Bedell, an impressive newcomer to the late model ranks, set the pace for seven laps in the Firecracker 40 before Pottstown racing talent Randy Stoudt took control of things from 4th starting position. Once in front Stoudt was able to hold on to the top spot for the remainder of the race. Junior Grebe gave Stoudt a tussle for the top spot up to the midway point. John Durling and Grebe battled for second spot with Grebe spinning and Durling getting control of second. On the 30th lap Durling along with Ed Hoffman and Ron Chrisman tangled putting all three to the back of the pack. On the restart Rick Todorow (Quakertown) locked in a tight battle with Dean Stoudt for the late model title,was in second and gave Randy Stoudt quite a challenge for the win but had to settle for second place. Third place went to Dean Stoudt (East Greenville) as he holds a very narrow margin in the chase for the championship. Fourth place was earned by Jeff Teets (Coplay) followed by Casey Ebright (Pottstown). The 30-lap feature for NASCAR Modifieds saw Rich Wisdo in front of the pack at the drop of the green by veteran starter Bruce Harmony. Wisdo stayed in front for the first five laps with Kenny Gilmore working his way up from 6th to take the top position. At the ten lap marker Rick Schaffer, coming from ninth starting position, charged to the front of the 28 car starting field. Once in front the race turned into a duel between Schaffer, Gilmore with Dennis Bailey sticking his nose into things. Jeff Strunk, second in the standings at Grandview with the modifieds and on top in the Motor Truck Equipment Co. Cummins/Kenworth PA NASCAR Modified Championship Series, was making a charge to the front when a flat tire sidelined him on the 12th lap while running fifth. At the finish Schaffer, closing in on Fred Rahmer's all time mark for modified wins at Grandview, took the top spot with Kenny Gilmore (Fleetwood) finishing second. In third was Dennis Bailey (Kutztown) followed by Kevin Hartnett (Perkasie) and current NASCAR Modified point leader Terry Meitzler. Meitzler, unofficially, earned the Timber Wolf Smokeless Tobacco Hard Charger Award for the modifieds coming 21st starting spot to finish 5th. That effort will be worth $200 extra. Qualifying heats for the NASCAR Modifieds were earned by Rick Schaffer, Kevin Hartnett, Rich Wisdo and Tom Mayberry. The consolation wins went to Terry Meitzler and Tracy Readinger. In NASCAR Late Model preliminaries the victories were earned by Jeff Teets, Randy Stoudt and Dean Stoudt while the consolation went to Scott Miley. The Quigley Dodge Cash Dash for Modifieds went to Tom Mayberry and the Kochel Equipment Cash Dash for Late Models went to Dean Stoudt. An exciting fireworks display, drawing rave reviews from the fans, was the conclusion of the Firecracker 40 NASCAR stock car racing night. NASCAR Modifieds and NASCAR Shortrack Late Models will be featured in at least 13 events of stock car racing on Saturday, July 10, 7:30 p.m. Hatfield Quality Meats will sponsor the night, have giveaways for first 100 through the gate, give away a grand prize, and they will have Smiley shooting hot dogs into the grandstands for the fans. Rain date is Sunday, July 11, 7 p.m. Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, in Bechtelsville, PA. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
FIRECRACKER 40 LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP FINISH: Randy Stoudt, Rick Todorow, Dean Stoudt, Jeff Teets, Casey Ebright, Terry Snyder, Chuck Sennott, Ed Hoffman, Roger Decker, Sam Schlosberg, Bill Henning, Mike Bedell, Scott Miley, Mike Erb, Keith Kidd, Buddy Wharton, Ray Brinckman, Mike Bernhard, Dave Conover,, John Durling, Ron Chrisman, Mark Minotto, Junior Grebe, Ed Trimbur, Lou Egrie and Chris Wojnar. NASCAR MODIFIED 30-LAP FEATURE FINISH: Rick Schaffer, Kenny Gilmore, Dennis Bailey, Kevin Hartnett, Terry Meitzler, Cliff Quinn, Smokey Warren, Sam Schoenly, Chip Slocum, Ken Lindaberry, Ed Aikin, Tracy Readinger, John Willman, Ken Gruber, Jon Kellner, Dave Faust, Mike Bailey, Shawn Reimert, Doug Pannepacker, Kerry Kratz, Rich Wisdo, Jeff Strunk,, Junior Mikosz, Jack Hartnett, Glenn Owens, Donny Erb, Doug Manmiller, Tom Mayberry.
NASCAR MODIFIED POINT STANDINGS: 15 RACES RUN - Terry Meitzler, Kutztown, 3396; Kevin Hartnett, Perkasie, 3186; Jeff Strunk, Bethel, 3099; Rick Schaffer, Woxall, 2968; Kerry Kratz, Bechtelsville, 2908; Chip Slocum, Ewing Township, NJ., 2830; Jon Kellner, Lansdale, 2713; Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, 2626; Tom Mayberry, Sellersville, 2490; Smokey Warren, Jonestown, 2389.
NASCAR LATE MODEL POINT STANDINGS: 13 RACES RUN - Dean Stoudt, East Greenville, 3642; Rick Todorow, Quakertown, 3613; Jeff Teets, Coplay, 3454; Ed Hoffman, Allentown, 3160; Randy Stoudt, Pottstown, 3003; Chuck Sennott, Gilbertsville, 2958; Lou Egrie, Philadelphia, 2870; John Durling, Reading, 2870; Terry Snyder, Green Lane, 2806; Sam Schlosberg, Green Lane, 2638.
MOTOR TRUCK EQUIPMENT CO. KENWORTH/CUMMINS NASCAR MODIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (BIG DIAMOND AND GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY MODIFIED EVENTS): Jeff Strunk, Bethel, 7275; Kevin Hartnett, Perkasie, 6865; Jon Kellner, Lansdale, 6640; Dennis Bailey, Kutztown, 6380; Shawn Reimert, Oley, 6065; Glenn Strunk, Bechtelsville, 5995; John Willman, Zionsville, 5815; Smokey Warren, Jonestown, 5770; Mike Bailey, Kutztown, 5590; Jack Hartnett, Telford, 5480.