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jammin
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posted June 03, 2001 10:32 AM UIN: 16262997
NEWS FROM GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
NASCAR WEEKLY RACING SERIES MODIFIEDS AND LATE MODELS
Event Organizer: Bruce Rogers at 610.754.7688
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RACE RESULTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PLEASE WITH THANKS
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COMING EVENTS: Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. United Racing Club
Bar's Leaks Sprint Cars along with NASCAR Modifieds. At least
12 big events of racing. Sponsored by Jesse Baro Trucking
Inc. Some of the top names in sprint car and modified racing
on hand. Adult admission $18.00.
Saturday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. True Value Hardware Night
feature NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and Late
Models. Regular show. Adults $12.00, Youngsters 6 thru 11,
$3.00 and under 6, FREE. Always free parking.
Saturday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. Deka Batteries Night for NASCAR
Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and Late Models. Prizes for
fans in the stands. At least 12 events of stock car racing
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SATURDAY NIGHT RACE RESULTS IN A NUTSHELL: Former track
champion Tom Mayberry, celebrating his 25th season of driving
race cars (stocks and sprints), won the 30-lap NASCAR Black
Horse Auto Body Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway
on Saturday night.
In what was a near "photo finish" Mayberry, on his way to
winning his third feature of the early season, bumped Brian
Kressley coming off the fourth turn of the final lap. And at
the finish Mayberry, who had started 15th in the 30 car
field, was just about the "thickness of a radiator" in front
of Kressley when the checkered flag fell. The Sellersville,
PA racer earned $2200 for his efforts. Second spot went to
Kressley followed by Chip Slocum followed by Meme DeSantis
and Ray Swinehart. DeSantis is now leading the NASCAR
Modified point standings at Grandview Speedway.
The 20-lap Black Horse Auto Body Late Model feature saw
Bill Henning lead all the laps to win his first of the
season. In fact it was the first win for the Lansdale, PA
racer since he had switched to a Dodge power plant. Ed
Trimbur chased Henning for the second half of the race, made
a couple of side-by-side moves, but had to settle for second
followed by rookie Jason Miller followed by Doug Walton and
Lou Egrie who took over the top spot in the point chase for
the late model title.
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FINAL FINISH FOR BLACK HORSE AUTO BODY 30-LAP NASCAR
MODIFIED FEATURE: Tom Mayberry, Brian Kressley, Chip Slocum,
Meme DeSantis, Ray Swinehart, Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller,
Mike Gular, Randy Bailey, Jon Kellner, Craig VonDohren, Keith
Brightbill, Ed Aikin, Kerry Kratz, Tom Umbenhauer, Kyle
Weiss, Cliff Quinn, Randy Stoudt, Tracy Readinger, Ken
Lindaberry, Kevin Hartnett, Todd Heydt, Kenny Gilmore, Rick
Schaffer, Glenn Strunk, Junior Mikosz, Terry Meitzler, Shawn
Reimert, John Willman, Donny Erb.

FINAL FINISH FOR BLACK HORSE AUTO BODY 30-LAP NASCAR LATE
MODEL FEATURE: Bill Henning, Ed Trimbur, Jason Miller, Doug
Walton, Lou Egrie, Chuck Sennott, Kyle Pensinger, Steve
Todorow, John Durling, Chuck Schutz, Ron Chrisman, John
Giesler, Mike Bedell, Mark Malcolm, Chris Wojnar, Donald
Hale, Rick Todorow, Mike Steinmetz, Ted Szymborski, Buddy
Wharton, Sam Schlosberg, Dean Stoudt, Terry Snyder, Josh
Huber, Dave Conover, Mike Bernhard.

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TOM MAYBERRY AND BILL HENNING WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT
GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 3, 2001 . . . For the third time this
season, former track champion Tom Mayberry drove the Mike
Kelly owned A&T Chevrolet entry to victory in the 30-lap
Black Horse Auto Body NASCAR Modified feature race. The win,
almost a "photo finish" over Brian Kressley, earned the 25
year veteran of stock and sprint car racing $2,200 for his
efforts.
In the 20-lapper for NASCAR Late Models Bill Henning of
Lansdale, PA was able to win his first feature since
switching to Dodge power. Henning had just a narrow margin of
victory over Ed Trimbur who had chased Henning for the second
half of the feature race.
At the drop of the green Todd Heydt grabbed the top spot
and set the pace for nine laps with Brian Kressley coming
from seventh starting spot to take the lead. Once in front
Kressley, who had been away from the sport for a couple of
seasons, held off challenges from Mike Gular, Ray Swinehart
and Tom Mayberry for many laps.
With just five laps remaining in the 30-lap feature,
Mayberry coming from 15th starting spot, turned the race into
a two car battle between himself and Kressley. On the final
turn of the final lap, the two bumped (nothing serious), and
Mayberry got the edge, just enough, to win the event by a
vary narrow margin in what some thought was close to a photo
finish.
Second spot went to Brian Kressley (New Tripoli), his
best effort of the season, followed by Chip Slocum (Ewing
Township, NJ) coming from 22nd starting spot. Meme DeSantis
(Reading), who had went to the rear of the field at the 10
lap mark, came back to finish fourth and Ray Swinehart
(Bechtelsville) was fifth.
Craig VonDohren finished 11th in the feature and gave up
his number one spot in the point chase to Meme DeSantis in
the battle for the NASCAR Modified championship.
Though it looked easy, it was not, as Bill Henning lead
all 20 laps of the NASCAR Late Model feature. Ed Trimbur,
coming from 8th starting spot, moved in to challenge Henning
on the eighth lap. Henning, in the Harry Henning owned
Henning's Supermarket DODGE, held off strong challenges from
Trimbur throughout the balance of the feature race to grab
his first win of the season. Trimbur, a former drag racer
from Eagleville, PA, finished second followed by rookie Jason
Miller (New Tripoli), Doug Walton (Royersford) and Lou Egrie
(Philadelphia). Point leader going into the night's events,
Dean Stoudt was involved in an early race accident putting
him out and giving the point lead to former champion Lou
Egrie.
With 62 NASCAR Modifieds in the competition area five
qualifying heats were run with wins going to Jeff Strunk, Ray
Swinehart, Jon Kellner, Craig VonDohren and Randy Stoudt.
Consolation wins went to Rick Schaffer, Chip Slocum and Randy
Bailey.
In the late models the qualifying heats went to Bill
Henning, Lou Egrie and John Durling.
Automotive Machining Services Cash Dash, worth $340, went
to Craig VonDohren in the Mrs. T's Pierogies sponsored
modified.
One of the most popular shows of the season comes to
Grandview Speedway on Saturday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. when
Jesse Baro Trucking Inc. presents the United Racing Club
Bar's Leaks sprint cars along with the NASCAR Weekly
Racing Series Modifieds, at least 12 big events of auto
racing excitement. Heading up the action for the
sprints will be Mike Haggenbottom, in the thick of the
battle for the lucrative point title, along with Greg
Coverdale, Fran Hogue, Dave McGough, Don Kreitz, Midge
Miller, defending champion Brian Seidel and a host of
others.
The NASCAR Modifieds will have such standouts
participating at Tom Mayberry, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk,
Glenn Strunk, Kerry Kratz, Chip Slocum and a host of others.
This will be just one of two Saturday night appearances
for the United Racing Club sprint cars at Grandview Speedway
this season. And it is no uncommon to see 40 or more
sprinters on hand for the URC sanctioned events.
Adult admission for the big doubleheader show will be
$18.00.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off
Route 100, in Bechtelsville, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA.
For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their
website at www.grandviewspeedway.com. For information on
marketing and advertising opportunities at Grandview Speedway
telephone Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or visit their website
at www.saxtonsponsormarket.com and visit the Grandview
section.
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