Grandview Speedway race review

Manmiller gets fast Modified win, Stoudt tops in Late Models. BECHTELSVILLE, PA. JUNE 1, 2002It took Doug Manmiller just a little less than nine minutes to win his second NASCAR Modified stock car feature race of the season at Grandview Speedway...

Manmiller gets fast Modified win, Stoudt tops in Late Models.

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. JUNE 1, 2002It took Doug Manmiller just a little less than nine minutes to win his second NASCAR Modified stock car feature race of the season at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. And it was Randy Stoudt winning his fourth Late Model feature race of the early season in the second part of the doubleheader show.

Shawn Reimert took the lead in the 30-lap NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Modified race and was the frontrunner for 19 laps while Doug Manmiller was busy working his way toward to the front from 10th place starting position. On the 19th lap, Manmiller was able to put his GMI First Mechanical Solutions entry in front of the pack coming off the fourth turn. Once in front Manmiller had his hands full holding off challengers with Jeff Strunk edging alongside as they came off the fourth turn for the checkered flag on the 30th circuit of the one-third-mile clay banked oval. Manmiller, from Sinking Spring, PA., held on for the $2250 victory.

"The track was great tonight. I could run inside and outside. And all the racers deserve credit for the way this race was run tonight. It was a great show. My guys (the crew) deserve the credit for the win," said Manmiller in victory lane.

The entire 30-lap feature event was run off with no cautions and finished in less than nine minutes.

Second spot went to Jeff Strunk (Bethel), coming from 13th starting spot to challenge the leader in the final laps, followed by Kevin Hartnett (Perkasie) who had started on the pole. Kerry Kratz,(Bechtelsville) the current point leader, put on a crowd pleasing display of driving coming from 27th to finish fourth. And it was Rick Schaffer (Woxall) getting fifth.

In the Late Model 20-lap main event Bill Henning (Lansdale) put his Henning Supermarket entry in front of the pack at the start. At the seven lap marker Randy Stoudt (Pottstown) , in the Roger's Auto Parts with Valvoline sponsored #22, took the lead and that is where he stayed for the balance of the feature to pick up his fourth win of the season. Jason Miller (New Tripoli) earned a strong second followed by John Giesler (Aston), Lou Egrie (Huntington Valley) and Dean Stoudt (East Greenville).

Qualifying heat races for the Modifieds were won by Craig VonDohren, Rick Schaffer, Doug Manmiller, Shawn Reimert, and Meme DeSantis. Consolation race victories were earned by Terry Meitzler, Tracy Readinger and Jason Smythe. The Cash Dash went to Meme DeSantis.

In Late Models the qualifying events were won by Jason Miller, Randy Stoudt and Ron Chrisman.

The United Racing Club sprint cars return to the Grandview Speedway on Saturday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. for their only Saturday night appearance of the regular season. The URC has been bringing out 40 cars or more for all their events so far this season and it is expected to be no different at Grandview Speedway. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Modifieds, lead by point leader Kerry Kratz, will make up the second part of the show. At least 12 big events of racing will make up the show. Admission is just $18.00 for adults.

And on Saturday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. the Late Models will be in the spotlight with the running of the First Chuck Sennott Memorial 30-lapper paying at least $1,000 to win. In addition there will be a number of special awards and perks for the late model racers. The NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Modifieds will also be featured in the doubleheader show sponsored by Craftsman Tools.

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.

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