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posted April 22, 2001 09:45 AM UIN: 16262997

BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 21, 2001 . . . Tom Mayberry is
celebrating his 25th season of driving race cars and nothing
would make him happier than to win the NASCAR Modified
championship at Grandview Speedway. Mayberry, who calls
Sellersville, PA home, took a big step in that direction on
Saturday night as he won the 30-lap modified feature race on
the one-third-mile, clay banked oval picking up the $2200
first place money.
In the 20-lap feature for NASCAR Late Models Doug Walton
was able to earn a win and the 15-lap feature for PA
Sportsman went to Dave Dissinger.
The 30-lap feature for NASCAR Modifieds saw Mayberry
start on the pole and lead all the laps to claim the victory.
However Craig VonDohren made every effort to take the win.
The two played a "chess match" on several restarts with each
trying to out think the other. In the end Mayberry, in the
Mike Kelly owned A&T Chevy sponsored entry, was able to lead
VonDohren and his Mrs. T's Pierogies entry to the finish line
by a narrow margin.
In victory lane Mayberry said, "There wasn't too much on
the outside. The inside wasn't real good either. Coming out
of the bottom on the fourth turn was the best. He (VonDohren)
kept trying to leave (on restarts) a little earlier and a
little earlier. He was trying to get a wheel down on me and
one time he succeeded. Fortunately the yellow came out."
Point leader Jeff Strunk finished third followed by Kevin
Hartnett and Doug Manmiller.
In the 20-lap feature for NASCAR Late Models Doug Walton,
Phoenixville, was the winner leading all 20 laps. The
previous Saturday Walton finished a strong second but was
moved to the rear after it was found he was running a
carburetor that did not meet track specs. There were no
problems with the carburetor this Saturday. Second spot,
challenging for the victory at the finish, was Kyle Pensinger
followed by Sam Schlossberg, Lou Egrie and Ed Trimbur.
Dave Dissinger, Mohrsville, grabbed the win in the 15-lap
featue for the PA Sportsman. Last week's winner Ed Scott and
Dissinger battled for much of the race with Dissinger able to
hold on for the victory. Second spot went to Kenny Gilmore
who came on strong in the final laps. Scott grabbed third
followed by Shawn Fitzpatrick and Joe Biasi.
Qualifying heats for the more than 60 NASCAR modifieds
went to Kenny Gilmore, Doug Manmiller, Terry Meitzler, Craig
VonDohren and Tom Mayberry. The consolation races went to
Smokey Warren, Jack Hartnett and Ed Aikin while the
Automotive Machining Services Cash Dash, worth $330, went to
Doug Manmiller.
Qualifying heats for the NASCAR Late Models were won by
Doug Walton, Chuck Sennott and Sam Schlossberg. And the
qualifying heat for PA Sportsman went to Dave Dissinger.
The final tripleheader of the early season will be
presented at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 28.
Racing will start at 5 p.m. NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models and
PA Sportsman will be featured. It will be Budd Olsen Race
Cars Night with a huge hauler on display along with Budd
Olsen race cars and drivers signing autographs prior to the
racing action.
Action will switch to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday nights
starting May 5 when the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will
be featured. This will be the first televised event of the
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off
Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA , 10 miles north of Pottstown.
For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website
Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Kevin Hartnett, Doug Manmiller,
Bob Trapper, Kenny Gilmore, Meme DeSantis, Jon Kellner, Tracy
Readinger, Jack Hartnett, Shawn Reimert, Ed Aikin, Smokey
Warren, Terry Meitzler, Ray Swinehart, Randy Bailey, Ken
Lindaberry, Cliff Quinn, Mike Gular.

Walton, Kyle Pensinger, Sam Schlossberg, Lou Egrie, Ed
Trimbur, John Durling, Jason Miller, Rick Todorow, Dean
Stoudt, Ron Chrisman, Terry Snyder, Dave Conover, Mike
Bedell, Chris Wojnar, Greg Hoffmaster, Mark Malcolm, Buddy
Wharton, Chuck Schutz, Donald Hale, Steve Todorow.

PA SPORTSMAN, 15 LAP FEATURE...(Top Ten) Dave Dissinger,
Kenny Gilmore, Ed Scott, Shawn Fitzpatrick, Joe Biasi, Tom
Solderich, Mike Hallowell, Jeff Paulson, Chris Clemens, Bob

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