GULAR, REIMERT AND SNYDER EARN NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIPS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

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GULAR, REIMERT AND SNYDER EARN NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIPS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

ALL ATTENTION TURNS TO 48TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 WEEKEND SEPTEMBER 14 & 15

Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway

Photos By: Kirsten Snyder & George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 9, 2018 . . . For the first time this century there is a NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified Champion at Grandview Speedway not named Howard, Strunk or Von Dohren. Going back to the previous century it was 1999 when Terry Meitzler won the title. Veteran racer Mike Gular is the 2018 Modified Champion, his first championship, having tallied 3536 points without benefit of a feature win but earned with consistent strong finishes all season.

“My car owner provided us with great equipment,” said Gular. “Over the years my parents have been very supportive of my racing and sacrificed for my racing. My dad (former racer Rudy Gular) was there to see us race many nights and was so happy that we won the title.

“A big thanks goes to car owner Rich Stankiewicz and his roofing business along with Conestoga Valley Custom Kitchens and of course the great team effort. Our consistency paid off for us with the championship. We are hoping we can top off the season with a win in the Freedom 76 on Saturday.”

In the Sportsman division sophomore racing talent Louden Reimert earned the top spot with 2684 points and like Gular did it without benefit of a feature win. Danny Snyder led the Late Model standings all season after rattling off three feature wins early in the season. Snyder tallied 2211 points to win his first title.

Ten time Modified champion Craig Von Dohren won three features and had 3386 points to finish 150 points behind the new champion. Jeff Strunk, another ten time champion, finished third with 3351 points. He had two wins. And the third of the big three, Duane Howard, finished fourth in the final point tallies with 3057 points and no wins.

Defending champion Chuck Schutz finished second in the final Late Model standings with 2053 points and three wins. Wayne Pfeil was a close third with 2023 points and two wins while young Kyle Merkel finished fourth with one win and 2002 counters.

Finishing second to Reimert in the Sportsman standings was Brad Grim with 2549 points and one win. Mike Lisowski took third with 2448 points and two wins.

Unfortunately the final point event of the season, WNPV Radio Championship Night, was rained out as were eight other racing nights counting toward the championship standings.

All attention will now be centered on two big nights of racing action coming up on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15. On Friday, 7 p.m., the Sportsman will race in the Freedom 38 and the Mid Atlantic Sprints will be performing in a full slate of qualifying events topped by a 25 lap feature. Modifieds racing in the Saturday night Freedom 76 will be permitted practice laps. Adult admission is $12 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free. It will also be the last opportunity for fans to purchase the money saving advance adult tickets for the Freedom 76. Advance tickets are priced at $35 with race day tickets costing $40.

On Saturday, September 15th, 7 p.m. the “Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”, the 48th Annual Freedom 76 paying $25,000 to win, will be presented. A full series of qualifying events will lead up to the 76 lap finale. Adult admission is $40 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

The Freedom 76 has a September 22nd rain date while the Friday events do not have a rain date.

Check out all information on the Freedom 76 at www.grandviewspeedway.com and click on Freedom 76 where there is info for racers and fans.

UNOFFICIAL FINAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

1. Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2 3536

2. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C 3386***

3. Jeff Strunk, Pottstown, PA #126 3351**

4. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 3057

5. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19B 2829***

6. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 2790

7. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2436

8. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 2403*

9. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19/1H 2358*

10. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 2254

11. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W 1785

12. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #M7 1784

13. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #48 1767

14. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 1656

15. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87 1613

16. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 1608

17. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #611 1438

18. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 1420

19. Steve Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #942 1378

20. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 1304**

21. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 1128

22. Bobby Trapper, Jr., Scranton, PA #2T/69 1121

23. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 1096

24. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6/78D 1052

25. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 1042

26. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 1038

27. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01 1010

28. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31 1003

29. Jordan Henn, Blandon, PA #77X 870

30. Bobby Trapper, Allentown, PA #69/2 864

Also Feature Winners: Stewart Friesen, Ryan Watt, #14W

UNOFFICIAL FINAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

LATE MODELS AS OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

1. Danny Snyder, Frederick, PA #44 2211***

2. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #00/1 2053***

3. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 2023**

4. Kyle Merkel, Green Lane, PA #26 2002*

5. Steve Todorow, Trumbauersville, PA #93 1956*

6. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA #19 1950

7. Lou Egrie, Willow Grove, PA #X4 1917

8. Steve Wilson, Green Lane, PA #15 1643*

9. Jordan Knepp, Pottstown, PA #108 1235

10. Cory Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA #118X 1021

11. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA #177 997

12. Patrick Robinson, Bechtelsville, PA #5 970

13. Sean Merkel, Boyertown, PA #118 927*

14. Bryan Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA #33S 851

15. Todd Ravel, Shoemakersville, PA #88 730

16. Dallas Breidenbach Spring City, PA #X/22 580

17. Shawn Horning, Blandon, PA #8M 480

18. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #5H 480

19. Dave Ogin, Fleetwood, PA #12 468

20. George Irwin, Chester Springs, PA #22 190

UNOFFICIAL FINAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2018

1. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #58 2684

2. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23 2549*

3. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2448**

4. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 2381*

5. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 2298

6. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38 2202

7. Brad Arnold, Sinking Spring, PA #830 1862**

8. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 1826*

9. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 1761**

10. Kurt Bettler, Hellertown, PA #54 1672

11. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA#6 1653

12. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 1635

13. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14F 1574

14. Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #976 1447

15. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA #20 1383

16. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 1334*

17. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA #72 1321*

18. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31 1244

19. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 1242*

20. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA #6K 1152

Other Feature Winners: Nathan Mohr *

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

NASCAR point events.)

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