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posted August 26, 2001 01:31 AM
KREISER RACE FUELS/TREMONT QUICK STOP NASCAR MODIFIED 30-LAP
FEATURE: Glenn Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Meme
DeSantis, Kenny Gilmore, Jeff Sechrist, Terry Meitzler, Kenny
Gruber, Doug Manmiller, Tom Umbenhauer, Randy Stoudt, Randy
Bailey, Ryan Watt, Ken Lindaberry, Shawn Reimer, Steve
Swinehart, Jack Hartnett, Jon Kellner, John Willman, Donny
Erb, Ray Swinehart, Chip Slocum, Rick Schaffer, Kevin
Hirthler, Bob Trapper, Keith Brightbill, Danny Erb, Ed Aikin,
Cliff Quinn, Tom Mayberry
KREISER RACE FUELS/TREMOND QUICK STOP NASCAR LATE MODEL 20-
LAP FEATURE: Jason Miller, Ed Trimbur, Chuck Sennott, Sam
Schlosberg, Lou Egrie, Dave Conover, John Durling, Bill
Henning, Chuck Schutz, Buddy Wharton, Dean Stoudt, Kyle
Pensinger, Mike Bedell, Mike Steinmetz, Ron Chrisman, Chris
Wojnar, Steve Szymborski, Larry Dise, Steve Todorow, Danny
Pusch, Ron Myers, Scott Miley, Rick Todorow, Kris Hammill,
Bryan Follin Sr., John Giesler
GLENN STRUNK GETS SECOND OF THE SEASON, JASON MILLER WINS
FIRST OF HIS CAREER AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 25, 2001 . . . For the second time
this season Glenn Strunk drove the Norm's Save Station entry
to victory in the 30-lap Kreiser Race Fuels/Tremont Quick
Stop NASCAR Modified stock car feature race at Grandview
Speedway. And Jason Miller in the Rothrock Motor Sales/Lee
Miller Used Cars mount was able to drive to his first career
NASCAR Late Model feature victory on Saturday night.
Jeff Sechrist went to the front of the pack at the drop
of the green for the 30 car starting field in the NASCAR
Modified feature. And Sechrist was able to hold the top spot
until an eighth lap caution. On the restart Ed Aikin put the
Three S Electric entry in front of the pack with Sechrist
right on his rear bumper. However Aikin's dreams of victory
were short-lived as mechanical problems forced him out on the
9th lap and Glenn Strunk, coming from eighth starting spot,
was in front.
Strunk, who had a long victory draught at Grandview
before winning a feature a few weeks back, seemed to be able
to hold off all challengers as he powered the #357 in the
high groove of the banked one-third-mile clay oval.
Meme DeSantis put heavy pressure on Strunk for many laps
and in the final laps it was Craig VonDohren, the current
point leader, and the Mrs T's Pierogies entry giving Strunk a
strong chase for the win money.
At the finish Glenn Strunk (Bechtelsville) was just a car
length or two in front of VonDohren (Barto). VonDohren came
from 15th starting spot. Third place went to Jeff Strunk,
Glenn's older brother, who calls Bethel, PA home. Meme
DeSantis (Temple) came home fourth and Kenny Gilmore
(Fleetwood) came from 22nd starting spot to finish fifth.
In the 20-lap main event for NASCAR Late Models Steve
Todorow set the pace for the first three laps in front of the
26 car starting field. Dave Conover got command of the race
when Todorow was shuffled toward the back. Jason Miller came
on strong, having started in seventh spot, to grab the lead
on the 9th lap. Once in front the New Tripoli, PA racer had a
seemingly easy time of it as he held off the efforts of
several drivers who tried to take the victory, his first at
Grandview, away from him.
Second spot, one car length behind, went to Ed Trimbur
(Eagleville) followed by Chuck Sennott (Gilbertsville), Sam
Schlosberg (Green Lane) and Lou Egrie (Philadelphia).
Qualifying heat races for the modifieds went to Ed Aikin,
Meme DeSantis, Tom Mayberry, Craig VonDohren and Tom
Umbenhauer. The consolation races were won by Randy Bailey,
Kenny Gilmore and Ryan Watt. VonDohren won the Cash Dash
In Late Model qualifying events the wins went to Bill
Henning, Ed Trimbur and Lou Egrie while Larry Dise got the
win in the consolation. The Cash Dash for Late Models went to
Bill Henning in a Dodge powered entry.
Coming up this Saturday, September 1, 7:30 p.m. is True
Value Hardware Night featuring the NASCAR Modifieds and
Late Model stock cars, at least 12 events of racing, in
their final point events of the season. The TrueValue
Hardware IROC Racecar display will be on site.
Advance tickets for the T.H.Properties Freedom 76
Classic are on sale at the speedway during regular Saturday
night NASCAR stock car events. The race, paying $20,000 to
win, is set for Saturday, September 8, 7 p.m. Rain date is
Sunday, September 9.
Autograph sessions, interviews with top drivers and
other attractions will get activities started at 3 p.m.
It is expected that at least eight qualifying events
will be presented along with consolation races, the Schaeffer
Racing Minuteman 20 and the Cheers Tavern Cash Dash paying
$1,000 to win. The evening is topped off by the
T.H.Properties Freedom 76 starting at least 40 cars.
Additional information may be had by telephoning
610.754.7688 or check their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off
Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.
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