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BECHTELSVILLE, PA  JUNE 17, 2018 – Craig Von Dohren recorded his first 30-lap T.P Trailers NASCAR 30-lap Modified feature win of the season at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. Wayne Pfeil and Kyle Lilick were season repeat winners in the Late Model and Sportsman features in the activities sponsored by T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment.

All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and merchandise awards from VP Fuels providing they met the necessary requirements.

Von Dohren’s 103rd career win didn’t come easily for the defending and ten-time point champion. The Oley lead foot had to hold off the continuous challenges of Jared Umbenhauer, who returned with a back-up car after his primary one was destroyed by last week’s fire. Von Dohren had to weave in and out of lap traffic once he merged ahead on the 20th lap.

Von Dohren credited crew chief Jason Bashore and all the pit crew members plus sponsors for their continuous support and was thankful that the breaks were in his favor for a change.

Bobby Gunther-Walsh set the pace for five laps before the yellow was out for debris along the homestretch. When action resumed Danny Erb, who returned after missing a few weeks, charged to the front of the pack leaving Gunther-Walsh, Mark Kratz, Umbenhauer and Doug Manmiller dice for positions.

Manmiller overtook second on the seventh lap to pressure Erb, who stuck to the high groove while Manmiller tried to duck underneath him.

While Erb and Manmiller battled for the lead this allowed Umbenhauer to reel the pair in to make it a three-way battle for first.

The lead changed for the third time on the 18th lap when Umbenhauer, who overtook the runner up spot on lap 16, proceeded to charge into the lead, but Erb stayed with him trying to regain control.

The running order behind Umbenhauer by this time now consisted of Erb, Von Dohren, Manmiller and Duane Howard.

Umbenhauer went high coming off of turn four on the 20th lap and Von Dohren took advance of the situation and went through the middle to put the Nick Gatto powered No. 1C at the head of the class.

Lapped traffic came into the picture as the front runners had to use heads up driving to maneuver past them. This allowed last week’s feature winner Jeff Strunk to close the distance and made it a three-way race for the top spot.

Von Dohren hit all the right marks to proceed into victory lane for the win. Following closely across the line were Umbenhauer, Strunk, Manmiller and Howard.

Walsh, Umbenhauer and Kyle Weiss were the heat winners. Brett Kressley had trouble in the first heat, but was able to pull off the consi win.

In the 25-lap ASCAR Late Model feature Wayne Pfeil, out of action last week due to engine problems, started on the pole and led every lap of the event.

The red was thrown on the sixth lap after Chuck Schutz, last week’s winner, clipped the inside fourth turn guard rail and shot up into the fourth turn wall with hard impact. He was uninjured, but the car sustained heavy damage. Pfeil maintained his lead on the restart and within no time had a healthy lead built up.

Positions behind Pfeil were constantly changing, but he never faltered to go on to claim his lucky 13th career win. Finishing second was Danny Snyder followed by Kyle Merkel, Drew Weisser and Steve Todorow, already a feature winners this year.

Mike Mammana, returning to Sportsman action after sitting out much of last year due to an early injury, was the early pacesetter in the Sportsman main event with Andrew Kreis, Mark Kemmerer, Lilick and Kurt Bettler in pursuit.

Lilick moved into second on the 10th circuit in an effort to overtake the lead.

B.J. Joly stopped between the third and fourth turn for the 11th lap caution. Before action resumed, Jim Housworth, running a strong fifth dropped out of contention. Mammana continued to show the pace with Lilick making valiant efforts to pass him. Lilick made several attempts to get underneath Mammana, but was unsuccessful.

Lilick’s bid for first stuck on the 17th lap as when he was able to move. At the same time Louden Reimert followed through for second.

Lilick kept everyone behind him to go on to capture another win for his third career victory. Second went to Reimert followed by Kemmerer, Whitmoyer and Funk III.

Heats were won by Mammana, Kemmerer and Gary Wagner.

Next Saturday these same Sportsman drivers plus a host of others will compete in the Summer Splash 40-lap event along with the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models with action set to get underway at 7:30 p.m. The night will also include the Safety Net Sanctuary of Fleetwood Raffle Fundraiser. Fans are invited to support this animal charity by bringing dog and cat food to be deposited in special containers and purchase raffle tickets with many great prizes to be awarded.

Then on Sunday at 1 p.m. the Outlaw Enduros and Blast From the Past Vintage racers will be in action.


T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Craig Von Dohren, 2. Jared Umbenhauer, 3. Jeff Strunk, 4. Doug Manmiller, 5. Duane Howard, 6. Mike Gular, 7. Frank Cozze, 8. Danny Erb, 9. Brett Kressley, 10. John Willman, 11. Kyle Weiss, 12. Ryan Lilick, 13. Ryan Grim, 14. Justin Grim, 15. Clay Butler, 16. Dan Waisempacher, 17. Mike Mahaney, 18. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 19. Joe Fanelli, 20. Briggs Danner, 21. Ron Myers, 22. Ray Swinehart, 23. Chris Gambler, 24. Bobby Trapper, 25. Brett Gilmore, 26. Kenny Gilmore, 27. Mark Kratz, 28. Eric Biehn. DNQ: Ron Seltmann Jr., Bobby Trapper Jr., Ron Kline and Kevin Hirthler.

T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment Late Model Feature (25 Laps): 1. Wayne Pfeil, 2. Danny Snyder, 3. Kyle Merkel, 4. Drew Weisser, 5. Steve Todorow, 6. Lo Egrie, 7. Shawn Horning, 8. Jordan Knepp, 9. Tod Ravel, 10. Bryon Sipe, 11. Steve Wilson, 12. Dave Ogin, 13. Chuck Schutz, 14. Patrick Robinson, 15. Dallas Breidenbach.

T.P. Trailers and Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Kyle Lilick, 2. Louden Reimert, 3. Mark Kemmerer, 4. Craig Whitmoyer, 5. Joe Funk III, 6. Mike Mammana, 7. Brad Arnold, 8. Brad Brightbill, 9. Gary Wagner, 10. Brad Grim, 11. Jack Butler, 12. Dylan Swinehart, 13. Kurt Bettler, 14. Jesse Landis, 15. Nico Flammer, 16. Andrew Kreis, 17. Jim Housworth, 18. Brian Hirthler, 19. Derrick Smith, 20. Kenny Bock, 21. B.J. Joly, 22. Sean Weiss, 23. Lex Shive, 24. Mike Lisowski.




Saturday, June 23        SAFETY NET SANCTUARY RAFFLE FUNDRAISER featuring Summer Splash 40-Lapper for Sportsman plus racing for 358 Modifieds and Late Models –Adult admission is $18 kids under 12 free

Saturday, June 30        Bechtelsville Car Wash Night –Modifieds, Sportsman, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and Vintage Racers – no Late Model racing

Tuesday, July 3             410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series plus 358 Modifieds (NASCAR points) part of Thunder on the Hill Series – Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 7           Firecracker 40 for Late Models plus T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman

Saturday, July 14         Whelen Engineering Night featuring T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman

Friday, July 20              Outlaw Enduros and Blast From the Past Vintage Racers – 6 p.m.



BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 12, 2018 . . . There has been just one repeat winner in Grandview Speedway Saturday night stock car racing action so far this season. Brett Kressley, the current NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified division point leader, has two Modified wins to his credit and will be looking to win number three when T.P.Trailers & Truck Maintenance of Limerick present a tripleheader card of stock car racing excitement on Saturday night. In addition to the Modifieds there will be racing action for the Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. At least 12 events is being planned starting at 7:30 p.m.

                Heading into the Saturday night action Brett Kressley is on top of the Modified point standings with 1153 markers followed closely by Mike Gular at 1136. In third is Jeff Strunk with 1084 followed by Craig Von Dohren at 1073 and Duane Howard at 1003. There have been 43 drivers earn points in the four nights of NASCAR Modified point racing run so far this season.

                In the Sportsman division Brad Grim is on top with 894 followed by Brad Brightbill with 838 points. Also topping 800 points in third is young Louden Reimert with 815 counters. More than three dozen racers have earned Sportsman points.

                Danny Snyder tops the Late Model standings with 705 points while veteran Lou Egrie is close behind with 673 points. Steve Todorow has 641 to hold third. There have been 21 racers earn Late Model points.

                Saturday night event sponsor T.P. Trailers & Truck Maintenance has been a longtime supporter of racing at Grandview and as they do each Saturday night they will be paying bonus bucks to the feature winner in each division.

                The big question on this night, will there be new winners or repeat winners? Last season there were close to three dozen feature winners. Can racers top that in 2018?

                Fans have the opportunity to meet a couple of the weekly racers in the Low Down & Dirty Internet Radio Meet and Greet taking place near the main gate starting at 5 p.m. just 30-minutes before the ticket windows open. Featured this Saturday will be Sportsman racer Jesse Landis and Grandview veteran Modified racer Ron Kline.

                As is the normal for a Saturday night regular tripleheader show the adult admission is $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free.

                The Sportsman racers will be in the Spotlight on Saturday, June 23rd when a 40-lap feature will top their segment of the tripleheader. And an event that is sure to be popular with fans and racers who are pet lovers is the Safety Net Sanctuary Raffle Fundraiser that will be a huge part of the night. The care forever home for animals located on 11 acres in Fleetwood, PA gives a home to dogs, cats and farm animals. No animals are euthanized. Fans are invited to bring dog and cat food to be placed in special containers and take part in the raffle that will have winners walking off with gift baskets, race team items and area business gift certificates. A number of animals will be on display including a potbellied pig. For more info telephone Lisa Marie Poper at 610.944.8099.

                Racing action on the 23rd will also feature the NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds and Late Models.

                And on Sunday, June 24, 1 p.m. the Outlaw Enduros and Blast From the Past Vintage Racers will present another exciting doubleheader show.

                Grandview Speedway is a one-third-mile, banked clay track, located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA just off Route 100 ten miles north of Pottstown. For event information check in at, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.



  1. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA  #19B            1153**
  2. Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2  1136
  3. Jeff Strunk,  Pottstown, PA  #126              1084*
  4. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA  #1C              1073
  5. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H         1003
  6. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA  #117      897
  7. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA  #4  827
  8. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA  #17         810
  9. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA  #49              764
  10. Kenny Gilmore,  Fleetwood, PA  #M7    736
  11. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 676
  12.         Justin Grim, Orefield, PA  #611 673
  13. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA  #23X               612
  14. Brian Krummel,  Middletown, NY  #17Z 553
  15. Steve Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA  #942         529
  16. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M     501
  17. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ   #48             489
  18. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA  #87             470
  19. Mike Kellner, Lansdale,  PA  #57               450
  20. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA  #7            375
  21. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA   #01            344
  22. Ron Kline, Salford, PA  #3            340
  23. Bobby Trapper, Scranton, PA   #69           314
  24. Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA  #14W            310*
  25. Skylar Sheriff, Auburn, PA  #33S               306
  26. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA  #19   300
  27. Bobby Trapper, Jr., Scranton, PA #2T      293
  28. Joe Fanelli,  Exton, PA #22           287
  29.         Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H            257
  30. Chris Gambler,  Whitehall, PA#77           256




  1. Danny Snyder, Frederick, PA  #44             705*
  2. Lou Egrie,  Willow Grove, PA  #X4            673
  3. Steve Todorow,  Trumbauersville, PA  #93           641*
  4. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA  #19               624
  5. Kyle Merkel,  Green Lane, PA  #26           594
  6. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA  #72                523*
  7. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA  #00/1        509*
  8. Patrick Robinson, Bechtelsville, PA  #5  450
  9. Steve Wilson,  Green Lane, PA  #15        430
  10. Bryan Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA  #33S  391
  11. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA  #177               389
  12. Todd Ravel, Shoemakersville, PA  #88   320
  13. Jordan Knepp,  Pottstown, PA  #108        290
  14. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA  #5H        190
  15. Sean Merkel, Boyertown, PA  #118         176
  16. Dallas Breidenbach  Spring City, PA  #X 150
  17. Kody Sites, #99K              120
  18. Dave Ogin,  Fleetwood, PA  #12                93
  19. Shawn Horning, Blandon, PA  #8M          90
  20. Dustin Fitzcharles,  #22X              80



  1. Brad Grim,  Coplay, PA   #23        894*
  2. Brad Brightbill,  Sinking Springs, PA  #19               838
  3. Louden Reimert,  Oley, PA  #58 815
  4. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA  #99      760
  5. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA   #38   698
  6. Mike Lisowski,  Minersville, PA  #15       675
  7. Brad Arnold,  Sinking Spring, PA  #830    675*
  8. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA  #4*        597*
  9. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA  #221          592
  10. Jim Houseworth, Reigelsville, PA  #72   555
  11. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ  #5 550
  12. Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA  #16   510
  13. Kenny Bock,  Birdsboro, PA#6    503
  14. Kyle Lilick,  Collegeville, PA  #104            498*
  15. Jesse Landis  Gilbertsville, PA  #976        481
  16. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA  #14F              441
  17. Kurt Bettler  Hellertown, PA  #54             387
  18. Gary Wagner,  West Lawn, PA  #47          385
  19. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA , PA  #F10        358
  20. Lex Shive  Pennsburg, PA  #5K   302

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

                NASCAR point events.



BECHTELSVILLE, PA. JUNE 10, 2018. . . Jeff Strunk, ten-time NASCAR T.P. Trailers Modified point champion, defending NASCAR Late Model point champion Chuck Schutz and NASCAR Sportsman defending champion Brian Hirthler were in victory lane for the first time this season on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway when they each won their respective feature. The activities were sponsored by K&N Filters and broadcast by RCN-TV, Allentown.

Strunk, the fourth different Modified winner of the season, held off the late stage challenges of Mike Gular, currently second in the point standings, for his 68th career win in the 30-lap event. Strunk dedicated the win to former promoter Bruce Rogers, who passed away last year, and to Ben Moyer, a longtime supporter of racing that recently lost his battle to cancer plus Strunk also thanked all the supportive fans.

Schutz got by leader Kyle Merkel for the lead with five laps to go in the 25-lap Late Model feature to become the fourth different winner thus far.

Brian Hirthler became the season’s fifth different NASCAR Sportsman 25-lap feature winner by holding off the challenges of runner-up Ryan Beltz.

Providing all winners met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers, products from VP Gas. Strunk, Kyle Merkel and Hirthler were the recipients of the Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award.

The onset of the Modified feature saw Jared Umbenhauer outgun pole sitter Chris Esposito to take the early lead and immediately outdistanced himself from the remaining 27-car starting grid.

Steve Swinehart’s seventh lap spin between the third and fourth turn regrouped the pack, but that didn’t hamper Umbenhauer leaving Eric Biehn, Esposito, Justin Grim and Strunk, who started third, first, seventh and 13th in pursuit.

Strunk advanced to second on the 10th lap restart caused when Mike Kellner and Kevin Hirthler tangled along the backstretch.

On the 14th lap yellow brought out when Chris Gambler spun in the fourth turn, Strunk got the edge on Umbenhauer to become the new leader.

Within no time Strunk opened daylight leaving Umbenhauer, Gular, Biehn and Duane Howard to give chase.

The red had to be thrown on the 24th lap for a fiery crash that involved Umbenhauer. Strunk had just squeezed by the spinning cars of Bobby Trapper Jr. and Ron Kline in the third turn. Umbenhauer wasn’t as fortunate as he hit the two. Flipped and the car erupted into a huge fireball. He quickly exited the inferno in which firefighters had a tough time extinguishing, but they finally got it under control. Umbenhauer was uninjured, but the car was heavily damaged. On the restart Strunk chose the inside lane leaving Gular to take the outside path to challenge. Strunk wasted no time keeping the Glenn and Bonita Hyneman-owned No. 126 at the head of the others. Behind the pair Howard, current point leader Brett Kressley and Biehn jockeyed for the remaining top five positions.

Strunk never surrendered the lead and went on to return to the winner’s circle – a place he was shut out of since September 2017 when he won the Freedom 76. Finishing second for the second race in a row was Gular followed by Kressley, Howard and defending point champion Craig Von Dohren.

Umbenhauer, Kevin Hirthler, Kyle Weiss and Strunk won the heats. The consolations went to Brett Gilmore and Dan Waisempacher.

After several incidents to get the first lap of the Late Model feature in the books, pole sitter Drew Weisser set the early pace for five laps before he spun in the fourth turn relinquishing first to Kyle Merkel. The battle behind Merkel on the restart for second through fifth was comprised of Chuck Schutz, Brian Shuey, Lou Egrie and brother Sean Merkel.

  1. Merkel and Schutz put on a fierce side-by-side dual for the lead as the race progressed. With Merkel sticking to the high side and Schutz down low.

Lap cars came in to play in the closing stages and with five laps to go Schutz used them to his advantage and took the lead from Merkel.

Shut out of the winner’s circle since August 5, 2017, Schutz kept this fellow competitors behind him as he went on to claim his 49th career win. Following him across the line were K. Merkel, Shuey, S. Merkel and Egrie.

Andrew Kreis and K. Hirthler diced for the lead for three laps before Hirthler took to the high side and proceeded to take control of the Sportsman feature.

While Hirthler showed the way, the action behind him was hot and heavy between Kreis, Beltz, Louden Reimert and Dylan Swinehart with Brad Arnold trying to get into the thick of the mix.

Beltz took over the second spot on the 14th lap and set sail after Hirthler, who had a sizeable lead built up.

A one-lap shoot-out was set up when B.J. Joly spun into the homestretch infield and was at a very dangerous spot. This regrouped the field.

Hirthler, absent from the winner’s circle since April 8, 2017 kept everyone behind and went on to capture his second career triumph. Chasing him across the line were Beltz, Reimert, Kreis and Arnold.

Heats were won by Kreis, Beltz and Hirthler. Kyle Lilick won the consolation race.

On Thursday, June 14th, 7:30 p.m. the traveling United States Auto Club non-wing Sprint cars will be in action in the annual Jesse Hockett Memorial featuring several top name racers from across the nation. In addition the always popular 358 Modifieds will be in action with a number of visiting talents expected to take part. The Modified race will be a NASCAR point race.

                Adult admission for the USAC/358 Modified doubleheader is $30 while youngsters 6-11 pay $10. Kids under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission is $35. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m.

                Longtime supporter T.P.Trailers and Truck Equipment of Limerick will be sponsoring the Saturday, June 16th tripleheader featuring the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. This would be a great opportunity to take dad out to celebrate Father’s Day and enjoy a great night of action packed stock car racing.

                Adult admission is just $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free.


K&N Filters Night Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Mike Gular, 3. Brett Kressley, 4. Duane Howard, 5. Craig Von Dohren, 6. Eric Biehn, 7. Tim Buckwalter, 8. Kevin Hirthler, 9. Kenny Gilmore, 10. Justin Grim, 11. Ryan Brim, 12. Ryan Lilick, 13. Steve Swinehart, 14. Ron Kline, (provisional), 15. Skylar Sheriff, 16. Kyle Weiss, 17. Chris Esposito, 18. Brett Gilmore, 19. Chris Butler, 20. Chris Gambler, 21. Joe Fanelli, 22. Dan Waisempacher, 23. Jared Umbenhauer, 24. Bobby Trapper Jr., 25. Ron Seltmann Jr., 26. Doug Manmiller, 27. Mike Kellner, 28. John Willman. DNQ: Bobby Gunther, Steve Young, Carroll Hine III, Jordan Henn, Briggs Danner, Bobby Trapper, Mark Kratz and Ron Myers.

K&N Filters Night Late Model Feature (25 Laps): 1. Chuck Schutz, 2. Kyle Merkel, 3. Brian Shuey, 4. Sean Merkel, 5. Lou Egrie, 6. Draw Weisser, 7. Steve Wilson, 8. Steve Todorow, 9. Danny Snyder, 10. Dirk Rimrott, 11. Patrick Robinson, 12. Shawn Horning, 13. Dustin Fitzcharles, 14. Bryon Sipe, 15. Todd Ravel, 16. Dallas Breidenbach.

K&N Filters Night Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Brian Hirthler, 2. Ryan Beltz, 3. Louden Reimert, 4. Andrew Kreis, 5. Brad Arnold, 6. Dylan Swinehart, 7. Brad Grim, 8. Jack Butler, 9. Mike Lisowski, 10. Brad Brightbill, 11. Kenny Bock, 12. Jesse Landis, 13. Kyle Lilick, 14. Mike Mammana, 15. Derrick Smith, 16. Jim Housworth, 17. Gary Wagner, 18. Andy Clemmer, 19. Josh Adams, 20. B.J. Joly, 21. Craig Whitmoyer, 22. Nico Flammer, 23. Kurt Bettler, 24. Mark Kemmerer (provisional), 25. Nathan Mohr. DNQ: Lex Shive, Mike Koffel, Mike Florito and Ryan Higgs.


Thursday, June 14       Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM

                                    USAC Non-Wing Sprints Jesse Hockett Classic Plus 358 Modifieds (NASCAR points)

Saturday, June 16       TP Trailers & Truck Equipment Night Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models–7:30 PM

Saturday, June 23        SAFETY NET SANCTUARY RAFFLE FUNDRAISER featuring 40-Lapper for Sportsman plus racing for 358 Modifieds and Late Models –Adult admission is $18 kids under 12 free

Saturday, June 30        Bechtelsville Car Wash Night –Modifieds, Sportsman, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and Vintage Racers – no Late Model racing

Tuesday, July 3             410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series plus 358 Modifieds (NASCAR points) part of Thunder on the Hill Series – Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing at 7:30 p.m.