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KRESSLEY LEADS VON DOHREN BY JUST 19 POINTS IN CHASE FOR MODIFIED TITLE AT GRANDVIEW

CLOSE POINT BATTLES ALSO IN SPORTSMAN AND 602 MINI SERIES SPORTSMAN DIVISION

51ST FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL OFFERS $10K TO WIN FOR MODIFIEDS THIS SATURDAY AND WILL BE SEEN LIVE STREAMING ON DIRT TRACK DIGEST (DTD)

BECHTELSVILLE, PA AUGUST 10, 2021 . . . As a result of winning the Modified feature race last Saturday night at Grandview Speedway Craig Von Dohren has moved to within 19 points of Brett Kressley in the chase for the NASCAR T.P.Trailers Modified championship. Kressley, the point leader for much of the season, finished 15th in the feature race. Going into the $10,000 to win 51st Annual Forrest Rogers Memorial on Saturday, August 14th, Kressley, shooting for his first Modified championship, has 3803 points while Von Dohren, the defending champion looking for his 12th title has 3784 points. Third is held by Jared Umbenhauer with 3445 counters. Just five NASCAR point events remain on the 2021 schedule.

In the T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman division Dylan Hoch, with a win last Saturday, is closing in on point leader Kenny Gilmore. Hoch has four wins and 2732 points while Gilmore, winner of one feature, has 2793 points giving him a 61 point edge over Hoch. Defending champion Brian Hirthler is third in the standings with three wins and 2551 points.

And in the third division of competition, the 602 Mini Series Sportsman, Ryan Grim leads the standings by 45 points over second place Glenn Strunk who has 849 tallies to Grim’s 894.

This Saturday’s Rogers Memorial offers the Modified talents a chance to win $10,000 and will be important to the point chasers seeking to improve on the standings in the battle for the title. And the same goes for those battling for the championship in the Sportsman. The 602 Sportsman will not be in action this Saturday. Fans unable to be at the race can live stream it on Dirt Track Digest (DTD).

With $10,000 up for grabs interest is high in the Rogers Memorial so all entries will be set to give it their best effort and there are some visitors expected.

Fans and crew members do not need to have a NASCAR license. Drivers, new to Grandview, can purchase a temporary license for the one night and good for 15 days.

Adult admission is $30 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $10. Under 6 are admitted free. There is an August 21 rain date in place. If it is not needed then there will be a tripleheader show featuring Modifieds, Sportsman and 602 Sportsman run on that date.

Meet & Greet will include Modified racer Kevin Hirthler along with Sportsman racers Brian Hirthler and Adrianna Deliponti plus young Jesse Hirthler. There will also be a Chapel on the Hill service at 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the first turn pavilion.

Lap and qualifying event sponsorships are available for the 51st Annual Freedom 76 set for September 18th. The winner will walk off with at least $30,000. For info contact Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track or telephone Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286.

GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR T.P.TRAILERS

MODIFIEDS AS OF AUGUST 7, 2021

1.            Brett Kressley,  #19K      3803*****

2.            Craig Von Dohren,   #30 3784****

3.            Jared Umbenhauer,  #19 3445*

4.            Duane Howard,  #15G    3098*

5.            Jeff Strunk,  #88Z             3078*

6.            Doug Manmiller,  #44     3005

7.            Ryan Grim,  #17               2626

8.            Kevin Hirthler,   #117      2549

9.            Danny Bouc,  #357           2512**

10.          Craig Whitmoyer  #99    1969

11.          Jack Butler,  #5                1861

12.          Brad Arnold  #27               1811

13.          Dylan Swinehart  #81     1665

14.          Justin Grim,  #61               1653

15.          Jesse Leiby  #456              1631

16.          Louden Reimert,  #16     1528

17.          Brad Grim, #23                1513

18.          Nate Brinker  #14N          1492

19.          Tim Buckwalter #23X/51  1419

20.          Dillon Steuer  #17Z          1382

                Also Feature Winner:  Kevin Graver, #7A

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR T.P. TRUCK EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN

AS  OF AUGUST 7, 2021

 

1.            Kenny Gilmore,  #7         2793*

2.            Dylan Hoch,  #35               2732****

3.            Brian Hirthler,  #4*/117 2551***

4.            Kyle Smith,  #77K             2424**

5.            Kyle Lilick ,  #104              2414*

6.            Jimmy Leiby,  #9L/9        2252

7.            Mark Kemmerer, #F10   1879

8.            Dakota Kohler,  #59K/9  1827

9.            Parker Guldin, #11           1605

10.          Nathan Mohr,   #17M      1584

11.          Chris Esposito  #31A       1579

12.          Kenny Bock,  #6                1557

13.          Joey Vaccaro,  #53           1513

14.          Decker Swinehart,  #83 1461*

15.          Logan Bauman  #14/22   1386*

16.          Mike Schneck  #2             1379

17.          Jesse Landis  #973            1367*

18.          Lex Shive,  #35J              1366

19.          Ryan Beltz, #221               1321

20.          Bryan Rhoads  #922         1272

               

UNOFFICIAL  POINT STANDINGS FOR 602

SPORTSMAN MINI-SERIES AS OF JULY 31, 2021

1.            Ryan Grim  #119                894

2.            Glenn Strunk  #9L             849*

3.            Dylan Hoch  #35                840**

4.            Jimmy Leiby  #9/332       770

5.            Tyler Peet  #12T                748

6.            Decker Swinehart  #83   744

7.            Logan Bauman  #14/22   650

8.            Joey Vaccaro,  #53           563

9.            Cody Manmiller  #00      555

10.          Tyler James  #13               554

11.          Cody Kline  #54               552

12.          Dakota Kohler  #59K       514

13.          Steve Lyle  #09/69x         366

14.          Kenny Bock  #6                362

15.          Bryan Blankenbiller  #5+  356

16.          Parker Guldin,  #11          334

17.          Kris Ney,  #54N               260

18.          Dylan Swinehart, 22       260*

19.          Kyle Smith, #77K              230

20.          Doug Snyder  #69S           226

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

                NASCAR point events.)

 
 
 
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