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VON DOHREN AND BRIAN HIRTHLER ARE POINT LEADERS HEADING TO AUGUST 29 TRIPLEHEADER

MODIFIEDS, SPORTSMAN AND EXCEL 600 MODIFIEDS WILL BE THE ATTRACTION AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 24, 2020 . . . The chase for the crown continues at Grandview Speedway. As NASCAR stock car racing continues this Saturday, August 29, there are three point events remaining on the schedule as of now. Ten time track champion Craig Von Dohren continues to set the pace in T.P.Trailers Modified standings with 2358 points. Close behind is defending champion Duane Howard with 2271 counters coming off a strong second place effort behind Brett Kressley last Saturday night. Doug Manmiller, without benefit of a feature win, is third in the standings with 2249 points, as he looks for his first title.

In the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman division Brian Hirthler, the point leader for much of the virus shortened season, has 1877 points followed closely by Brad Arnold with 1713 points. Third spot is held by Jack Butler with 1596 counters.

With a tripleheader show of Modifieds, Sportsman and Excel 600 Modifieds set for Saturday night Jared Umbenhauer fourth in the Modified standings and 10 time champion Jeff Strunk holding on to 1951 points will try to close up on the leaders as just three point events currently remain on the Saturday night schedule.

Fourth in the Sportsman standing is veteran Chris Esposito having earned 1583 points while Kyle Lilick has 1556 tallies to hold on to fifth.

On Saturday night competition will be keen as all racers try to improve on their standings. There have been 47 Modified racers and 51 Sportsman talents earn points in the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series which encompasses tracks across the nation.

So far this season there have been eight different winners in the Modifieds. Brett Kressley is the only repeat winner with two victories. In the Sportsman there have been nine point events run with nine different winners.

Saturday night racing will include qualifying events for all divisions with the Modifieds topping things off with a 30-lap feature, Sportsman go with a 25 lap main event and Excel 600 Modifieds running 20 laps. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing gets started at 7:30 p.m. Pit gates are open at 4 p.m. Adult admission is $18 while young people under 12 are admitted free.

“Da Rev’s Meet & Greet”, set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, will feature Briggs Danner and his Modified, Lex Shive and his Sportsman while the 600 Excel Modifieds will be represented by Eric Whitby and SamScicchitano.

Modifieds and Sportsman are featured in a doubleheader on September 5 along with a special “Hard Charger Challenge”, a 22 lapper, showcasing Modified racers not in the top 15 and have not been a feature winner in the Modifieds. This first time event for non-winners is attracting a huge amount of interest.

Bobby Gunther Walsh has posted a $500 Hard Charger Award for the September 19th 50th Anniversary Freedom 76. The cash award made possible by sponsors ResQ Natural Supplements, Just Born Candies, Mike & Ike and Hot Tamales. Opportunities for event sponsorships including $20 lap sponsorships are available by contacting Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track or telephone Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286.

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UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF AUGUST 22, 2020

1.            Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C                2358*

2.            Duane Howard, Oley, PA #357   2271*

3.            Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M      2249

4.            Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19     2128

5.            Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126               1951*

6.            Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17           1871

7.            Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16   1836

8.            Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2A                1747*

9.            Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K             1727**

10.          Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L/18/14               1469

11.          Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA   #99      1461

12.          Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #78            1327

13.          Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117        1324**

14.          Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #61     1256

15.          Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K  1255

16.          Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #81      1118*

17.          Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3              1037

18.          Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01              965

19.          Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23           935

20.          Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49                925

21.          Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7B           921

22.          Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15          888

23.          Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7K        874

24.          Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA 14W                837

25.          Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA   #33               727

26.          Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87              690

27.          John Willman, Birdsboro, PA    #74W      651

28.          Colt Harris, Hegins, PA #C7          607

29.          Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA#14R                598

30.          Bobby Gunther Walsh, Allentown, PA #65           590

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF AUGUST 22, 2020

1.            Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4*           1877*

2.            Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #27        1713*

3.            Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5  1596*

4.            Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31A             1583

5.            Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104              1556*

6.            Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221           1550

7.            Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10           1521

8.            Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14              1386

9.            Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 1311

10.          Jesse Leiby, Milford, NJ #9 (332)               1304

11.          Jimmy Leiby, Milford, NJ #9L      1265

12.          Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 1250*

13.          Dakota Kohler, Kutztown, PA #59K          1079*

14.          Cole Stangle, Neshanic Station, NJ #20C               751

15.          Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6    746

16.          Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57           736

17.          Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31          705

18.          Nathan Mohr, Exeter, PA #17M 694

19.          Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA   #11         686

20.          John McGovern, Bechtelsville, PA #327 672

21.          Decker Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38   650

22.          Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #973         644

23.          Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K    619

24.          Scott Kohler, Kutztown, PA #12S               613*

25.          Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16     474

                Chuck Eckert #29,* Also a feature winner.

 

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only for those that are 

                NASCAR point events.)

 
 
 
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