GILMORE, HENNING AND EDGAR WIN SATURDAY FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 24, 1999 . . . Kenny Gilmore visited victory lane at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night for the second time this season. This time he brought the Gilmore ...
GILMORE, HENNING AND EDGAR WIN SATURDAY FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW
BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 24, 1999 . . . Kenny Gilmore visited victory lane at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night for the second time this season. This time he brought the Gilmore Roofing/Sterling Fasteners entry as he won the 30-lap NASCAR Winston Racing Series Modified feature race, ending a long dry spell. And it was on opening night that Kenny was in victory lane for the first time when he helped his Dad Charlie Gilmore celebrate his first Sportsman feature win at Grandview and his first win in more than 10 years. Bill Henning of Lansdale brought the Hennings Supermarket/WNPV-AM Radio sponsored entry to victory lane in the 20-lap NASCAR Late Model feature for his first win of the season. And in the 15-lap main event for PA. Sportsman Donn Edgar of Lehighton brought the Ahner Furniture mount home first. Ken Lindaberry was quick out in front of the 29 car starting field in the 30-lapper for NASCAR Modifieds. And the veteran racer had things pretty much his own way for the first ten circuits. Sam Martz gave Lindaberry pressure at the midway point and at 17 laps it was Lindaberry, Martz and Kenny Gilmore chasing the victory in some very close competition. However Lindaberry, apparently suffering a mechanical problem got into the first turn guard rail giving the lead to Gilmore. Lindaberry watched the rest of the feature from the infield. Terry Meitzler, now the NASCAR Modified point leader at Grandview Speedway, put the pressure on Gilmore and for the final ten laps it was a "nip-and-tuck" battle between the two talented speedsters with Gilmore able to get the win by just a very narrow margin. The win was worth $2,200. In fact the feature win made for a "clean sweep" night for Gilmore as he also won his qualifying race and the Cash Dash worth $365. Second place went to Meitzler (Kutztown) while Tom Mayberry (Seelersville), involved in an early race fracas, came back to finish a strong third. Glenn Strunk (Bechtelsville) brought his A-1 Racing Products entry home fourth followed by Shawn Reimert (Oley). Ray Swinehart earned the hard charger award with 7th place finish from 28th starting spot. And Cliff Quinn earned $25.00 as the first alternate from Kochel Equipment. Bill Henning was the class of the "late model class" on Saturday night as he set the pace for the entire 20-lap excursion. Chuck Sennott, working his way from fifth, was an early race challenge for the leader. However Sennott was also busy holding off the challenges he had from John Durling and Jeff Teets. In the end Henning had a comfortable margin of victory to win his first of the season, his first of two seasons. Second spot went to Sennott (Gilbertsville) followed by John Durling (Reading), Jeff Teets (Coplay) and Kyle Pensinger (Lyons Station). Current late model point leader Dean Stoudt finished sixth. And it was Donn Edgar of Lehighton coming off first in the final early season feature event for the PA Sportsman. Edgar had his hands full as he had to hold off strong chases from two feature winner Dave Dissinger to grab his first feature victory. Dissinger held on for second followed by Ryan Beltz (Boyertown), Steve Young (Wayne) and Ricky Rutt (Phillipsburg, NJ). Qualifying heat races for the NASCAR Modifieds went to Doug Pannepacker (Mopar powered), Terry Meitzler, Rick Schaffer (Ford power) and Kenny Gilmore. The consolation races for the modifieds were won by Tracy Readinger and John Willman. Heats for the late models went to Henning, Sennott and Kyle Pensinger while the consolation was won by Mike Bedell. The PA Sportsman heat race was won by Donn Edgar giving him a clean sweep for the night. This Saturday, May 1, stock car racing action returns to a 7:30 p.m. starting time and that will be the starting time for the balance of the season. Featured will be the NASCAR Modifieds and NASCAR Late Models. At least 13 events of stock car racing. On Wednesday, May 5, the All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars and the KARS 358 Sprints will be featured in a doubleheader show of sprint car racing starting at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. There will be an autograph session featuring three top sprint racers at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 7:30 p.m. Black Horse Auto Body Night featuring NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models, at least 13 events of stock car racing. First 100 ladies through the main gate will receive a rose courtesy of Baldwin Flowers of Conshohocken, PA. In addition, in honor of Mother's Day, the oldest and youngest Mom in the audience will get a gift courtesy of P.K. Moyer and Sons Excavating and the Towne Restaurant in Telford, PA.
NASCAR MODIFIED 30 LAP FEATURE: Gilmore, Meitzler, Mayberry, Glenn Strunk, Reimert, Doug Pannepacker, Ray Swinehart, Kerry Kratz, Bob Trapper, Jon Kellner, Kevin Hartnett, Dave Faust, Sam Schoenly, Hal Renninger, Mike Bailey, Chip Slocum, Jim Bagley, Dennis Bailey, Sam Martz.
NASCAR LATE MODEL 20 LAP FEATURE: Henning, Sennott, Durling, Teets, Pensinger, Dean Stoudt, Rick Todorow, Terry Snyder, Ed Hoffman, Mike Bedell, Ron Chrisman, Keith Kidd, Casey Ebright, Mark Kropp, Roger Decker, Doug Walton, Junior Grebe, Mike Erb, Buddy Wharton, Randy Stoudt.
PA SPORTSMAN 15 LAP FEATURE:Edgar, Dissinger, Beltz, Young, Rutt, John Oliver, Troy Moyer, Troy Gibson, Mike Manwiller, Bob Lilick Jr.
TOP FIVE IN NASCAR MODIFIED POINTS: Terry Meitzler 1077, Glenn Strunk 996, Kerry Kratz 968, Rick Schaffer 947, and Tom Mayberry 938.
TOP FIVE IN NASCAR LATE MODEL POINTS: Dean Stoudt 1134, Jeff Teets 967, Rick Todorow 964, Ed Hoffman 953, and John Durling 887.