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posted April 29, 2001 10:07 AM UIN: 16262997

BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 28, 2001 . . .Grandview Speedway
officials were putting the $2200 first place money in the pay
envelope marked Kerry Kratz. There were just three laps to go
and Kratz had lead since the first lap. He had been holding
off the strong challenges of Craig VonDohren. With two laps
to go in the Saturday night 30-lap Budd Olsen Race Cars
NASCAR Modified feature race, officials crossed out Kratz's
name and replaced it with Craig VonDohren. The former track
champion made a move with the Mrs T's Pierogies sponsored
entry in the third turn, 28th lap, and grabbed the lead at
the start finish line. VonDohren lead the final two laps to
gain his first win of the season.
"Kerry was tough," said the Barto, PA racer in victory
lane. " He bobbled a little in the turn. He was on top of
me. It was just one lane. It was tough on tires but we were
able to beat him. The Mrs T'S Pierogies crew is good. We are
working on our program. Winning some of that NASCAR regional
money would be nice.
In the 20-lap feature for NASCAR Late Models John Durling
got his first win of the season in a down to the wire battle
with defending track champion Dean Stoudt. And it was Ed
Scott, New Tripoli, PA, getting his second win of the season
with the PA Sportsman in their 15 lap feature.
Finishing second to VonDohren in the NASCAR Modified
feature was Kerry Kratz with the Hatfield Quality
Meats/Steve's Corner Deli entry. Third spot went to Keith
Brightbill in an outstanding effort. Rick Schaffer was fourth
while Tom Mayberry, winner the previous week, finished fifth.
In the lat model feature Dean Stoudt managed as strong
second to winner John Durling (Reading) followed by young Sam
Schlosberg, Ed Trimbur who lead the early laps and Buddy
Wharton, a strong effort on his part.
Ed Scott lead all the laps in the 15 lap Sportsman
feature with Dave Dissinger giving him quite a challenge.
Third spot was earned by Chris Clemens who was tailed by
Leroy Long and Jeff Geake.
Qualifying heat races for the more than 60 NASCAR
Modifieds on hand went to Jeff Strunk, Ray Swinehart, Donny
Erb, Keith Brightbill and Kerry Kratz. Consolation wins were
earned by Doug Pannepacker, Brian Kressley and Todd
Marburger. And in the Automotive Machining Services Cash Dash
the win went to Donny Erb worth $510.
Qualifying heats for the Late Models were won by Kyle
Pensinger, John Giesler and Buddy Wharton. The sportsman
qualifying event went to Ed Scott
Put on the jacket and tie, comb your hair, show your
best smile and make sure you are with someone that you
should be with because Saturday, May 5, racing action
will be televised, tape delayed, on RCN Channel 4
(Allentown). The racing will be shown at a later date.
Only kidding about the jacket and tie.
Featured on Saturday night, with the new starting time
of 7:30 p.m. in place (that is the starting time for the
balance of the season) will be the NASCAR Modifieds and Late
Model stock cars. At least 12 big events of stock car racing.
Coming up on Saturday, May 12, is Craftsman Tools Night.
Keep in mind that two fans, in the grandstands, have
a chance to win an exciting, breathtaking ride in a special
two seat modified stock car. One of the track's top drivers
will be the chauffer. Two winners are announced each
TUNE IN: Tom Mayberry and track announcer Ernie Saxton
will be featured on Jim Church's Sports Hour on WNPV-AM Radio
on Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. The station is located in
Lansdale, PA and can be found at 1440 on the radio dial. It
is the only radio station in the Philadelphia market area
that offers NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman truck
coverage. And gives fans the latest information from
Grandview Speedway each Monday morning.
In addition Saxton can be found on WEST-AM Radio at 5:30
p.m. each Monday, as part of the John Richetta Motorsports
Hour. Saxton spends about a half hour talking about local and
national auto racing information. It can get quite
controversial. Tune in. WEST-AM is located in Easton, PA.
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
NASCAR MODIFIEDS - 30 LAP FEATURE - Craig VonDohren, Kerry
Kratz, Keith Brightbill, Rick Schaffer, Tom Mayberry, Chip
Slocum, Meme DeSantis, Doug Manmiller, Ray Swinehart, Ed
Aikin, Tom Umbenhauer, Jeff Strunk, Doug Pannepacker, Terry
Meitzler, Kevin Hartnett, Randy Stoudt, Kenny Gilmore, Donny
Erb, Cliff Quinn, Jeff Sechrist. (TOP 20)

Stoudt, Sam Schlosberg, Ed Trimbur, Buddy Wharton, Chuck
Schutz, Kyle Pensinger, Bill Henning, Mark Malcolm, Loug
Egrie, Chuck Sennott, Ron Chrisman, Dave Conover, Doug
Walton, Terry Snyder, John Giesler, Rick Todorow, Scott
Miley, Donald Hale, Chris Wojnar (TOP 20)

PA SPORTSMAN - 15 LAP FEATURE - Ed Scott, Dave Dissinger,
Chris Clemens, Leroy Long, Jeff Geake, Paul Kline, Mike
Hallowell, Brad Grim, Jeff Paulson, Tom Solderich.

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