PA Seven time Grandview Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-
American Series 358 Modified champion Craig VonDohren has finished fifth in the
National standings and for the first time in his career the 50-year-old racer is
the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Pennsylvania
Oley, PA professional racer was able to win six feature races plus rack up
consistent finishes to claim the track title. He is the all time leader in
regular Saturday night feature wins with 87.
was the highest ranked driver in the National points who competed at just a
single NASCAR track during the season. VonDohren drove his self-owned Pioneer
Pole Buildings/VP Racing Fuels No. 1c in gaining the impressive
veteran racer will be invited to participate in the very plush NASCAR Whelen
All-American Series Awards event at the NASCAR Hall of Fame/Charlotte Convention
Center on Friday, December 13.
sixth in the standings was Duane Howard (Oley, PA) who won an amazing nine
feature races during the 2013 NASCAR 358 Modified season but still fell short in
his quest to win a sixth track title.
the point structure for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, a race winner
receives two points for every car in the event up to 20 cars. Second place
receives two fewer points and so on through the field. Race winners receive an
additional five points. For example, if 20 cars are in the field, the winner
receives 45 points, second place 38 and third 36. If there are 15 cars, the
winner receives 35 points, second 28 and third, 26.
operators also designate support classes as NASCAR Divisions II-V and drivers in
those divisions compete for points in the NASCAR Finalist program. The program
brings added recognition to support division drivers. Points are kept separately
for asphalt and dirt tracks. The Finalist program encompasses the best 14 races
of the season in the final point tabulations.
Umbenhauer (Richland, PA), winner of the NASCAR Sportsman title for the second
year in a row, has earned the top spot in the national rankings for the NASCAR
Finalist Division III Dirt standings. Umbenhauer drove the Eastern Rigging No. 5
Sportsman stock car. Sean Merkel
(Boyertown, PA), who competes in the Late Model division, finished second in the
national NASCAR Finalist Division II Dirt points. Merkel was at the wheel of the
Kochel Eqpt./Merkel Rebar No. 118 Late Model.
of these drivers will receive invitations to the NASCAR Whelen All-American
Series Awards event.
to 6o speedways located across the nation and into Canada participate in the
NASCAR Whelen All American Series sanctioned events.
information on the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is available at www.nascarhometracks.com.
top performers from the 2013 season at Grandview will be honored at the annual
track awards banquet on Saturday, November 16th at the Gilbertsville,
PA Fire Co. Social Hall.
information on racing at Grandview Speedway is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688