Grandview Speedway 2000-07-22

COMING EVENTS: Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. Exide Batteries Night featuring at least 13 events of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and Exide ShorTrack Late Models. Adult admission is $10.00, 6 thru 11 $3.00 and under 6 admitted free with ...

COMING EVENTS: Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. Exide Batteries Night featuring at least 13 events of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and Exide ShorTrack Late Models. Adult admission is $10.00, 6 thru 11 $3.00 and under 6 admitted free with paying adult. Always free parking on the speedway grounds. Rain date Sunday, July 30, 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. Kenworth Cummins Forrest Rogers Memorial, 50 laps, for NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds plus a full show of Exide ShorTrack Late Models.

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JON KELLNER AND JOHN DURLING WIN EASY CARE NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 22, 2000 . . . "It has been a long time since I have been to victory lane. I just want to savor the moment," said Jon Kellner after winning the 30-lap Easy Care NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. John Durling was also able to visit victory lane after winning his second Exide ShorTrack Late Model 20-lap feature. Rookie Randy Stoudt started in the front row of the 29 car feature field and set the pace for the first 17 laps. Glenn Strunk brought out the caution with an incident coming off the fourth turn and ending up sitting in the middle of the front straightaway. On the restart Barry Readinger motored to the front of the pack with Doug Pannepacker close behind. Stoudt got caught on the outside and dropped to fifth. On the 21st circuit of the one-third-mile clay oval Pannepacker put his Mopar powered machine in front coming off the fourth turn with Jon Kellner right behind. Chip Slocum was also part of the battle for the top spot. At 27 laps a front straightaway accident, just short of the first turn, involved former champion Ray Swinehart and rookie talent Mike Gular. Both had serious damage on the race cars but were not injured. With the green flag being waved by starter Donny Miller, Jon Kellner was able to control things for the final three laps with Doug Pannepacker right on his rear bumper. Pannepacker was able to get his "nose" along side of Kellner but the Lansdale racer, the all time leading winner of late model feature events at Grandview, was able to hold on for the $2200 victory. Pannepacker, East Greenville, was able to hold on to second despite strong challenges from Chip Slocum (Ewing Township, NJ). Fourth place was earned by Barry Readinger (Fleetwood) followed by Jeff Strunk (Bethel) making a big move on the final lap.. The victory was Kellner's sixth modified win at Grandview but his first since August 31, 1996. In victory lane he gave thanks to sponsors (Three S Electric and New Road Tavern (Collegeville)), family and teammate Ed Aikin. It was Aikin who put together a two car team that gave Kellner the opportunity to race this season. In the 20-lap feature for NASCAR Exide ShorTrack Late Models Casey Ebright (Pottstown) was able to grab the front spot on the start with John Giesler, a former champion, giving chase and giving the leader a strong challenge. At seven laps John Durling took control of the event with Giesler exerting pressure and Ebright out of the chase. The scheduled 20-lap event was cut to 17 laps because of the 30-minute time limit expiring. At the finish John Durling (Reading), driving Bill Wharton's Golden Chevy/Hardee's sponsored entry, was in front by a narrow margin over John Giesler (Aston) followed by Kyle Pensinger (Lyons), Rick Todorow (Quakertown) and Lou Egrie (Philadelphia). With his third place finish Pensinger was able to take the top spot in the late model point standings as Dean Stoudt, who had been the point leader, was involved in a mid-race multi-car accident. In qualifying events for the 57 NASCAR Modifieds on hand, wins went to Tom Mayberry, Chip Slocum, Rick Schaffer, Doug Pannepacker and Glenn Strunk. Consolation races were won by Ray Swinehart, Kerry Kratz and Dennis Bailey and the Easy Care Cash Dash, worth $360, was won by Rick Schaffer. In NASCAR Late Model qualifiers wins were taken by John Durling, Junior Grebe and Terry Snyder while the consolation win was earned by Dave Conover. Todd Heydt earned the Kochel Equipment First Alternate Award and, unofficially, Kerry Kratz took the $200 Timer Wolf Hard Charger Award. Fans were also treated to an exciting performance by Doug Rose and his Green Mamba Jet Car. Rose backed his jet car in front of a full size passenger vehicle, owner unknown, and burned it to a crisp in minutes. The legendary jet car racer also made some quick runs around the one-third-mile, clay oval bringing "gasps" from the fans in the stands of belches of huge balls of flames shot from the rear of the Green Mamba. The meltdown resembled a Fourth of July fireworks display. Fans were allowed, when the show was over, to visit with Rose and get an up-close look at the jet car. Coming up at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. is Exide Batteries Night featuring at least 13 events of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and Exide ShorTrack Late Models. Rain date is Sunday, July 30 7 p.m. And on Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. $10,000 will go to the winner of the 50-lap Kenworth Cummins Forrest Rogers Memorial NASCAR Weekly Racing Series championship event. Exide ShorTrack Late Models will also be part of the show. This is always one of the most popular events of the season at Grandview Speedway. Additional information on future events and much more may be had by telephoning the speedway at 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Grandview Speedway, a NASCAR sanctioned one-third-mile, clay banked facility, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

EASY CARE NASCAR MODIFIED 30-LAP FEATURE (TOP TWENTY) Kellner, Pannpacker, Slocum, Barry Readinger, Jeff Strunk, Randy Stoudt, Terry Meitzler, Kevin Hartnett, Rick Schaffer, Smokey Warren, Doug Manmiller, Kerry Kratz, Keith Brightbill, Dennis Bailey, Junior Mikosz, Tom Mayberry, Kenny Gruber, Tracy Readinger, Sma Martz and Rich Wisdo.

EASY CARE NASCAR EXIDE SHORTRACK 20-LAP LATE MODEL FEATUURE (TOP TWENTY)Durling, Giesler, Pensinger, Todorow, Egrie, Chuck Sennott, Ed Trimbur, Bryan Follin, Sam Schlosberg, Terry Snyder, Casey Ebright, Mike Bedell, Jim Stoudt, Dave Conover, Dave Wyatt, Chris Wojnar, Dave Brown, Doug Walton, Danny Pusch and Dean Stoudt.

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