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Grandview Speedway – August 30, 2014

358 Modified Feature Highlights

August 30, 2014 Video Highlights

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA – For the fifth time this season Doug Manmiller was able to wheel to victory in the 30-lap Bernheisel Race Components Night NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. Brett Kressley, currently second in the Sportsman standings, was able to drive to victory in the 25-lap Sportsman feature race giving the young racer his fourth victory of the season. Current point leader Randy Stoudt charged to his sixth win of the season taking the victory in the special 30-lap Bernheisel Racing Components Late Model feature race.

Coming up on Saturday, September 6th, 7:30 p.m. Green Lane Wm. Penn and Four Star Lettering present a tripleheader show of NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. It will be the final NASCAR Whelen All American Series point races of the season. Many of the Modified talents will be using this final point race as tune-up for the September 13th $25,000 to win Freedom 76 Classic.

Doug Manmiller was on a winning streak in the beginning of the 2014 Grandview Speedway season and suddenly the Josh Biever owned No. 46 team hit a dry spell as the others got better. Saturday night, “The Handler” started in the lucky 13 starting spot, was running second by the 17th lap and in first on the 22nd lap when he passed race leader Tim Buckwalter. Shut out of the win column since June 21, Manmiller continued his pace until he won his fifth 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified feature for a $2,900 payoff which included $250 from T.P. Trailers, Limerick and $150 in race products from VP Fuels for running VP gas.

Tommy Scheetz overtook Bobby Gunther-Walsh for the lead at the second lap marker and held that spot until the 12th lap restart needed when Todd Smith jolted the fourth turn wall and stopped along the homestretch for the yellow. He was uninjured, however, the car was badly damaged. When action resumed Buckwalter shot into first in quest of his second win of the year with John Willman, Manmiller, Scheetz III and Ryan Grim in tow.

Manmiller battled Willman a few laps before he cleared him for the runner-up spot on the 17th lap and took chase after Buckwalter.

Buckwalter held the high groove while Manmiller was on the move on the bottom lane since his car worked “best” there as the track was good down low and he reeled him in by the 20th lap.

The race saw the fourth different leader when Manmiller motored to the front on the 22nd lap.

The battle for positions was a highly contested one in the later stages of the race between Buckwalter, R. Grim, Duane Howard and Jeff Strunk as they all wanted the same spot.

Manmiller never looked back and went on to the winner’s circle trailed by Grim, Howard, Buckwalter, who also received the Dan’s Deli ½-way leader award and Strunk. Willman, Terry Meitzler, Craig VonDohren, Mike Gular and Scheetz III, Cargo Trailer product certificate recipient, completed the top ten.

Heats were won by Scheetz III, Gunther-Walsh, Howard and Buckwalter. Jordan Umbenhauer and Craig Whitmoyer were the consolation race winners.

The Bernheisel Race Components Superior Products 30-lap Late Model feature which had a rash of yellow fever, was won by current point leader Randy Stoudt for his sixth win of the season in which he also garnered $100 from T.P. Trailers. Each of the 24 participants in the event sponsored by BRC received an average of $320 in race products from BRC providing they had the decal displayed on both sides of their car.

Wayne Pfeil was eliminated from competition before the first lap when he made contact with the second turn infield tire. On the complete restart, John Giesler led for one lap before he spun in the second turn and now Cory Merkel, already a feature winner this year in his rookie season, was the new leader.

Stoudt diced with teammate Joe Fanelli for several laps before he got by him on the ninth lap to do battle with C. Merkel.

The lead changed hands on the 10th lap when Stoudt did a slide job on C. Merkel going into the second turn and it held since he was now in command.

C. Merkel wasn’t about to give up without a fight and tried to regain the lead. In doing so, however, he spun in the fourth turn for the yellow. It was a tough break for C. Merkel since he had a strong run going, but now had to go to the back of the pack. Stoudt remained the leader on the restart being chased down by Fanelli, Dan Green, Chuck Schutz, who was on the move on the outside from his 23rd starting berth and Sean Merkel.

With ten laps to go the order behind Stoudt consisted of Green, Schutz, Fanelli and S. Merkel with neither one giving an inch.

Once Stoudt was in front of the pack he never faltered and went on to victory and also received the Dan’s Deli ½-way leader award, chased across by Schutz, who ran out of time; Green, Fanelli and S. Merkel. Rounding out the top ten were Rick Todorow, Steve Wilson, Jason Miller, Lou Egrie and Devin Fry, who also received the Cargo Trailer product certificate.

Lou Egrie Jr. and John Giesler won the heats. The 3-lap Cash Dash sponsored by Scott Lee’s Diamond Billiard and Game Service of Reading was won by C. Merkel.

Brett Kressley chalked up his fourth NASCAR 30-lap Sportsman feature over runner-up Brandon Whitmoyer, who scored his season best finish. Kressley also earned $100 from T.P. Trailers.

Jason Neidlinger took the early lead and held the position for eight laps until Whitmoyer charged ahead.

With Whitmoyer now in front, Neidlinger, Guy Germano, Kressley and Sean Weiss diced for second through fifth. Kressley advanced to second on the 11th lap and began to challenge Whitmoyer for first.

On the 16th lap the lead changed when Kressley overtook Whitmoyer for the number one spot.

Despite the numerous caution periods, Kressley never gave up until he was in the winner’s circle with Whitmoyer, Weiss, who scored his best run; Neidlinger and Mike Lisowski behind. Sixth through tenth were Ryan Beltz, Brian Hirthler, Brett Gilmore, Jim Housworth and Germano who earned the Cargo Trailer product certificate.

Jamie Undercoffler, Germano and Lisowski won the heats. The consi went to Brad Grim.

Close to 90 cars took part in the Saturday night racing action.


BRC Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Doug Manmiller, 2. Ryan Grim, 3. Duane Howard, 4. Tim Buckwalter, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. John Willman, 7. Terry Meitzler, 8. Craig VonDohren, 9. Mike Gular, 10. Tommy Scheetz III, 11. Brian Houseknecht, 12. Kevin Hirthler, 13. Andy Ressler, 14. Ron Seltmann Jr., 15. Kevin Hartnett, 16. Jordan Umbenhauer, 17. Mike Mahaney, 18. Ryan Kunkle, 19. Nate Christman, 20. Craig Whitmoyer, 21. Chris Esposito, 22. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 23. Justin Grim, 24. Kyle Borror, 25. Mike Laise, 26. Frank Cozze, 27. Todd Smith, 28. Jon Kellner. DNQ: Jamie Speers, Chris Gambler, Don Norris Jr., Ray Swinehart, Glenn Owens, Eric Biehn, Mike Kellner.

BRC Late Model Feature (30 Laps): 1. Randy Stoudt, 2. Chuck Schutz, 3. Dan Green, 4. Joe Fanelli, 5. Sean Merkel, 6. Rick Todorow, 7. Steve Wilson, 8. Jason Miller, 9. Lou Egrie, 10. Devin Fry, 11. Dirk Rimrott, 12. Tony Giglio, 13. Kory Fleming, 14. Buddy Mertz, 15. George Irwin, 16. John Giesler, 17. Dave Ogin, 18. Cory Merkel, 19. Drew Weisser, 20. George Marrero Jr., 21. Steve Butler, 22. Lou Egrie Jr., 23. Bill Henning, 24. Wayne Pfeil.

BRC Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Brett Kressley, 2. Brandon Whitmoyer, 3. Sean Weiss, 4. Jason Neidlinger, 5. Mike Lisowski, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Brian Hirthler, 8. Brett Gilmore, 9. Jim Housworth, 10. Guy Germano, 11. Tom Miller, 12. Paul Kline, 13. Chris Jenkins, 14. Kevin Dries, 15. Jared Umbenhauer, 16. Joe Funk III, 17. Dave Bartram, 18. Jamie Undercoffler, 19. Erik Renninger, 20. Jordan Henn, 21. Brad Grim, 22. Kenny Gilmore, 23. Ken Eckert Jr., 24. Ryan Lilick. DNQ: Lex Shive, Mark Behm, Blaine Bracelin, Nathan Mohr, Kyle Lilick.