JUST FOUR MORE POINT RACES REMAIN IN THE CHASE FOR THE GRANDVIEW POINT TITLES

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JUST FOUR MORE POINT RACES REMAIN IN THE CHASE FOR THE GRANDVIEW POINT TITLES

DUANE HOWARD AND BRAD BRIGHTBILL CONTINUE TO TOP THE STANDINGS

TRIPLEHEADER RACING ACTION SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT, KID’S BIKE GIVEWAY

Story By: Ernie Saxton/Grandview Speedway

Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com

BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 21, 2019 . . . With just four nights of NASCAR point racing left in the season action will be hot and heavy each and every Saturday night until the titles are decided.

This Saturday night the T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman will headline the racing action and will be joined by the always exciting Blast from the Past Vintage racers making for an action packed tripleheader that will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $15 with youngsters under 12 admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. The weekly Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet is set for 5 p.m. and includes Modified racer Jordan Henn along with Blast from the Past Vintage racer Todd Lapp. At least a dozen bikes will be given away to lucky youngsters courtesy of the Blast from the Past organization.

Attention will be centered on Duane Howard and Brad Brightbill as they continue to lead the chase for the championship. Howard leads the standings for the Modifieds while Brightbill is in front in the Sportsman division.

Fresh off a Saturday night win Oley, PA based Howard now has 5 wins to his credit and has tallied 4078 points. The five time champion has a 372 point edge over ten time champion Craig Von Dohren who sits with 3706 points and four wins. Von Dohren had a tough night last Saturday night as mechanical woes kept him out of the feature and cost him dearly in the point battle. Brett Kressley is third with 3689 points followed by Doug Manmiller with 3546 counters and Jared Umbenhauer with 3358 tallies.

Veteran racing talented Brad Brightbill has earned 3423 points helped along by his four feature wins. Past champion Brian Hirthler is second with 3107 points and two early season wins. Brad Grim holds third with 3079 counters followed by Kyle Lilick who has earned 3022 tallies with one win. Mark Kemmerer is fifth having earned 2784 points.

A total of 59 racers have earned points so far this season in the Modifieds while 46 racers have tallied points with four point races to go in the season.

The final point races will be presented on Saturday, September 14th when WNPV-AM Radio presents Champion’s Night.

Then on Saturday, September 21st the 49th Annual Freedom 76, offering at least $25,000 to the winner of the Modified Classic, takes place. And the night before the Sportsman will be featured in a 38-lap main event along with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

Advance tickets for the Freedom 76 are now on sale. Those wishing to order by mail can send a check or money order covering the number of tickets being ordered to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Advance adult tickets are priced at $35 while tickets purchased on race day will be priced at $40. Youngsters 6 through 11 pay $10. Under six are admitted free. Please include a self-addressed envelope to speed delivery. Tickets will not be mailed after September 13.

Lap sponsorships, priced at $20, are presently available. Lap sponsors are included in the special track magazine, public address system announcements and more. In addition sponsorship of qualifying events and special awards are available. Heat races sell for $200. Those interested can contact Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or esaxton144@aol.com or check in with Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

MODIFIEDS AS OF AUGUST 17, 2019

  1. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 4078*
  2. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C 3706****
  3. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19K 3689**
  4. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 3546*
  5. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19/1H 3358
  6. Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #7L 3331
  7. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 3191
  8. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 2930***
  9. Alex Yankowski, Covington Twp., PA #84Y 2717
  10. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 2695
  11. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2609
  12. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #16 2579
  13. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 2300
  14. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 2289
  15. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 2173
  16. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2019
  17. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #OG7/14 1969
  18. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6/78D 1880
  19. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #81 1769*
  20. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 1680
  21. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14RR 1674
  22. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 1544
  23. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #4B 1542
  24. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 1478
  25. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #355 1477
  26. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA#33 1444
  27. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H 1360
  28. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #611/61 1317
  29. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01 1302
  30. Richie Hitzler, Lebanon, PA #22 1161

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR

SPORTSMAN AS OF AUGUST 17, 2019

  1. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 3423****
  2. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4/117 3107*
  3. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #13 3079
  4. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 3022*
  5. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 2784
  6. Brad Arnold, Bethel, PA #830 2692
  7. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 2685**
  8. Kyle Smith, Fleetwood, PA #77 2549
  9. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 2201
  10. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA #6K 1968
  11. Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #976 1907
  12. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 1831
  13. Brandon Edgar, Lehighton, PA #57 1676*
  14. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31 1663
  15. Lex Shive, Pennsburg, PA #5K 1623
  16. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA #6 1530
  17. Parker Guldin, Fleetwood, PA #11 1412*
  18. Nathan Mohr, East Greenville, PA #17M 1326*
  19. Nate Brinker, Allentown, PA #14 1323
  20. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA#20 1232*
  21. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31A 1164
  22. Sean Weiss, Gilbertsville, PA #24 1161*
  23. Josh Adams, Douglassville, PA #44A 1124
  24. Tom Miller, Gilbertsville, PA #77T 1068*
  25. Scott Kohler, Boyertown, PA #12S 911
  • denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only for those that are NASCAR point events.)

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