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FOUR DIVISIONS OF RACING AT GRANDVIEW ON

FANS CAN WIN DOVER NASCAR TICKETS COURTESY OF WNPV RADIO AND YOU ARE ASKED TO WEAR YELLOW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 17, 2017 . . . With two straight Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing programs rained out there are dozens of racers anxious to get back in action including the nine that have been fortunate enough to win features during the rain plagued season. Getting back to racing this Saturday night with the TP Trailers and Truck Equipment Night there is the makings of some very tough battles for not only the feature winners but all the racers as the chase for the lucrative NASCAR and track championships continues.

Again this Saturday fans and racers are asked to wear yellow to show support for defending Sportsman champion Jordan Henn who was injured in an accident a few Saturdays back and is facing a long recovery.

Some lucky fans will have the opportunity to win tickets for the June 2-4 Dover International Speedway NASCAR races courtesy of WNPV-AM Radio in Lansdale.

Winners so far this season in the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds have included Kevin Hirthler, Kyle Weiss and Doug Manmiller. In the BRC Late Models division wins have been earned by Ron Kline, Brian Shuey and Blane Emory. And in Sportsman action Brian Hirthler, Ryan Lilick and Dylan Swinehart have visited victory lane.

With rain wiping out the last two Saturdays of racing the point standings remain the same as what they were at the beginning of the month. Current standings show defending champion Craig VonDohren on top in the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds. In the Sportsman Brian Hirthler, feature winner on opening night, leads the standings. And in the BRC Late Models defending champion Chuck Schutz has 685 counters which is just two points better than second place Kyle Merkel.

Racers in the NASCAR sanctioned Saturday night action throughout the season race for lucrative prize money along with the TP Trailers and Truck Equipment bonus bucks plus VP Racing Fuels product awards.

NASCAR stock car racing on Saturday (May 20) will feature a four division show of TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman stock car racing along with Blast from the Past Vintage Car racers. Fans will also be able to meet a few of the drivers as part of the Low Down and Dirty Internet Radio Meet & Greet happening at the main gate at 5:30 p.m. Featured drivers, with cars, will be Modified racer Kyle Borror, Sportsman talent Jack Butler and Late Model standout Brian Shuey.

Fans are reminded that racing now starts at 7:30 p.m. each Saturday thru until the season ending Freedom 76 Classic. Spectator gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Pits open at 3 p.m. and a NASCAR license is required to enter the pit area.

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Racing Action Rained Out For May 6th at Woodhull

Media Contact: Steven Ovens
For Immediate Release – May 6, 2017

(Woodhull, NY) – Racing action for Saturday May 6th has been cancelled at Woodhull Raceway due to persistent rain and wet grounds.

The 35-lap Street Stock event sponsored by KB Graphics will be made up at a later date.

Kickin' Country 105.3FM Hornell will now join Williams Construction & Sprayfoam as nightly sponsors for next Saturday's Patriot Sprint Tour 360 sprint car show.  The Warriors and the Hobby Stocks will have the night off on May 13th.

Saturday night's action with the Patriot Sprint Tour will be joined by the 370 Modifieds, NAPA Crate Sportsman, SWL Awards Crate Late Models, Joe Willcox Performance Automatics Street Stocks, Daugherty Auto Sales Mini Stocks and Woodhull Auto Supply Front Wheel Drives.

Fans can find their way into the grandstands Saturday night for $18 with the gates opening up at 4:30pm with  first green flag dropping at 6:30pm.

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A Bridesmaid No More- Groover Finally Conquers Woodhull

Media Contact: Steven Ovens - woodhullracewaypr@gmail.com
For Immediate Release – May 1st, 2017

(WOODHULL, NY) – It is said that if you want something bad enough and you work tirelessly at it- eventually you can achieve what you desire to achieve. Seventeen-year-old Dillon Groover finally took his first Modified checkered flag on Saturday night at Woodhull Raceway, and it was a long time coming.

Groover left absolutely no doubt in dominating the twenty-five-lap Insinger Performance Modified feature to get his first checkered flag on Mountain Dew & Pepsi Night.  It wasn't without worry though, as Donnie Lawson tried to make a run late while Groover worked slower traffic.

The driver from Beaver Dams, NY, who this past week won the New York State Collision Repair Technology state title, capped off his week with an opening night win in his 370 Modified.  Groover started from the front row and took off into the Steuben County distance, stretching the lead to half a track at one point.

Lawson began to close the gap quickly as Groover had to negotiate slower traffic in the preferred groove around the bottom.  Though Lawson could see Groover, he would never catch the back bumper of the BMS Manufacturing No. 12x.

Groover led Lawson across the line, followed by Ron Cartwright Jr., Stacey Jackson and Chris Daugherty.

In the NAPA Crate Sportsman, it was Stevie Hartman III continuing the 'youth movement,' as he claimed his first checkered flag since 2015.  Hartman worked past veteran Dave DuBois' No. 29 late in the race to secure the victory.

The young driver quietly picked his way through traffic, entering the top five on lap seven, before locking down at least a podium spot on lap fourteen.  Lap nineteen saw Hartman take a shot at DuBois, but was not enough to wiggle by.  That changed on lap twenty, as Hartman took the lead after a side-by-side battle with the Bath, NY pilot in the No. 29.  The new NAPA Crate Sportsman point leader would lead the final five circuits, while also surviving a late caution flag.

It was a victory that had to feel like redemption for Hartman, as he has had a fast No. 15 machine all season long.  Hartman nearly cashed in during the $1,000-to-win show last weekend, before a mechanical problem forced him out of the race while running third and having one of the fastest cars on the track.

DuBois has shown speed and had problems of his own, wheeling his son's No. 29 car while he is continuing military reserve training in the Midwest.  He gave the Horseheads Army Recruitment Station ride a great run, with SFC Cansdale in attendance looking on.

The rest of the top five included another solid race for Tim Guild, last week's winner Dale Welty and another strong effort for AJ Costley after a disastrous opening night at Woodhull.

John Waters continued his winning ways as the Whitesville, NY driver proved tough to beat again in the SWL Awards Crate Late Models.  'Mr. Excitement' Jeremy Wonderling led the race from the opening green flag and looked for a return win at a track he has many laps on.

But Waters put the end to that sentiment, as he would sweep around the outside of Wonderling to lead lap number four.  While Waters led the event, the Troups Creek Auto Parts No. 29 for Steve LaBarron was making a furious charge to the front to contend for the victory.

LaBarron closed in with about five laps to go, but a slower car that held Waters up also held LaBarron up.  Waters would go on for the victory over LaBarron, Brian Knowles, opening night winner Jason Knowles and Wonderling.

370 MODIFIEDS, 15 cars (25 laps): DILLON GROOVER, Donnie Lawson, Ron Cartwright Jr., Stacey Jackson, Chris Daugherty, Ryan Tracy, Art Goodier, Frank Dunning, Chris Ostrowsky, Boyd MacTavish, Brandon Martin, Russell Morseman, Brian Doolittle, Billy Van Pelt, Brady Fultz
 
CRATE LATE MODELS, 13 cars (20 laps): JOHN WATERS (2), Steve LeBarron, Brian Knowles, Jason Knowles, Jeremy Wonderling, Mike Wonderling, Kurt Stebbins, Brad Mesler, Darin Horton, Randy Ralyea.

CRATE SPORTSMAN, 23 cars (25 laps): STEVE HARTMAN III (1), Dave DuBois, Tim Guild, Dale Welty, AJ Costley, Dayton Brewer, Jake Dgien, Josh Keesey, Jerry Aldrich, Bruce Miller, Bobby Peoples, Tim Schram, Dave Richmond, Brandon Butler, John Sekoll, Kirk Reynolds, Bryce Martin, Adam Taft, Jeff Daugherty, Mike Jackson, Blake Lawson, Brandon Clark, Sheldon Gardner (No Show).

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ANOTHER TIGHT POINT BATTLE IN THE MAKING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THIS SEASON

BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 1, 2017 . . . With nine different feature winners in nine races run in the three divisions of racing presented at Grandview Speedway there is the makings of some very tough battles for the lucrative NASCAR and track championships.

At present winners in the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds have included Kevin Hirthler, Kyle Weiss and Doug Manmiller. In the BRC Late Models division wins have been earned by Ron Kline, Brian Shuey and Blane Emory. And in Sportsman action Brian Hirthler, Ryan Lilick and Dylan Swinehart have visited victory lane.

Will there be three new winners this Saturday or some repeat winners?

Current point standings show defending champion Craig VonDohren on top in the 358 Modifieds. In the Sportsman Brian Hirthler, feature winner on opening night, leads the standings. And in the late models, defending champion Chuck Schutz has 685 counters which is just two points better than second place Kyle Merkel.

There is a change for fans to make note of and that is the racing will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m. each Saturday thru until the season ending Freedom 76 Classic. Spectator gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS
MODIFIEDS AS OF APRIL 29, 2017
1. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA  #1C 845
2. Jeff Strunk, Boyertown, PA #126 816
3. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 772*
4. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 754*
5. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 753
6. Mike Gular, Sellersville, PA #2 739
7. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 716
8. Kyle Borror, Peach Bottom, PA #B4 624
9. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 506*
10. Ryan Grim, Laury's Station, PA #17 498
11. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #81 491
12. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #61 475
13. Ryan Watt, Boyertown, PA #14W 464
14. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #M7 420
15. Brian Krummel, Middletown, NY #17Z 416
16. Brian Houseknecht, Bechtelsville, PA #323 409
17. Brett Gilmore, Kutztown, PA #7 401
18. Dan Waisenpacher, Riegelsville, PA #01 400
19. Addison Meitzler, Kutztown, PA #21 333
20. Kory Fleming, Milford, NJ, #704 306
21. Rick Laubach, Hellertown, PA #16 293
22. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 292
23. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31 290
24. Chris Gambler, Whitehall, PA#77 284
25. Mike Laise, Pottstown, PA #49 280
26. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 238
27. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6 227
28. Danny Bouc, Plumstead, PA #88 220
29. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap. PA #4 217
30. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19B/19K 195

SPORTSMAN AS OF APRIL 29, 2017
1. Brian Hirthler, Perkiomenville, PA #4* 637*
2. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA,  #F10 594
3. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #58 562
4. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 516
5. Mike Mammana, Allentown, PA #44E 506
6. Jordan Henn, Kutztown, PA #77H 488
7. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA #72 467
8. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14 465
9. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA   #23 419
10. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 413
11. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 397
12. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 369
13. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38 369*
14. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #142 349*
15. Dean Bachman, Emmaus, PA #65 334
16. Brad Arnold, Reading, PA #830 331
17. Kurt Bettler, Hellertown, PA #54 310
18. Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #973 309
19. Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16 300
20. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 293
 
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KING OF DIRT RACING HEADED TO UTICA
KOD/DIRTcar East Region Opens May 14th

May 1, 2017 (Fonda, NY) – In just two weeks time the record setting King Of Dirt Racing Series will open their season at Utica Rome Speedway in Vernon, NY kicking off a historical partnership with DIRTcar racing, as the KOD/DIRTcar East Sportsman will be joined by the KOD Pro Stocks to begin an ambitious 2017 season.

It has quickly become tradition that track owners/promoters Bill and Kim Shea host King Of Dirt Racing for the season opener and anticipation is at an all-time high for the series to kick off with the newly formed alliance with DIRTcar Racing. KOD will serve as the DIRTcar East Region tour, giving drivers who follow the tour a shot at the DIRTcar Sportsman title and those from other regions a shot at bonus points.

Last year when the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? King Of Dirt Racing Sportsman Series presented by Dean's Electrical Service and Dodson Construction rolled into the action track of the east a Utica Rome Speedway record was broken. Previously 52 had been the tracks highest car counts in Sportsman action until 56 drivers checked in to attempt qualifying for the KOD Spring Fling.

Heat races during the record setting night were won by Cody Clark, Brad Alger, Dave Marcuccilli, Glenn Forward, and Rocky Warner. Heat races were set by the draw, however in 2017 KOD has gone to timed hot laps, which will set heat race lineups.

In the feature event Rocky Warner was victorious for his 4th career KOD Sportsman win followed by Dave Marcuccilli, Connor Cleveland, Chris Mackey, and Dave Moyer. It was the beginning of a championship season for Connor Cleveland; as he went on to claim the King Of Dirt Racing Sportsman crown.

In the Lazzaro's Auto Body King Of Dirt Racing Pro Stock Series presented by Stone Motorsports 36 drivers attempted to qualify and thanks to the generosity of track promoter Bill Shea all would start the feature event. Heat races were won by Robbie Speed, Mike Welch, and Jay Casey.

The full-fender feature was action packed, as Luke Horning claimed the win followed by Pete Stefanski, Mike Welch, Nick Stone, and Rob Yetman rounding out the top five.

Total between the two divisions KOD Racing had 92 competitors throw down for the crown and this year promises to be just as exciting for fans, drivers, and crew members.

"When I talked with Kim and Bill they wanted to be sure to open the season at Utica and that's kind of become a tradition now that we look forward to," said KOD promoter Rob Hazer.

Sportsman will compete for $1,000 to win and $100 to start, while the Pro Stock division will compete for $850 to win and $50 to start. King Of Dirt Racing rules will apply for both divisions, which Sportsman are based off DIRTcar rules and Pro Stocks are Crate Motors Only. $20 entry fee for all drivers competing in KOD events.

 Admission prices for the evening are $16 for adults, $13 for senior, military, or students, and kids under 16 are free. Pit admission is $27 with a license and $30 without. For more information visit www.uticaromespeedway.com.

With the schedule now set and the rules up on the website, it's only a matter of time before a very busy season of racing gets underway for King Of Dirt Racing.

2017 KING OF DIRT RACING SMALL BLOCK MODIFIED SCHEDULE
06/13/17    Devil's Bowl Speedway    West Haven, VT    40 Laps
07/09/17    Utica Rome Speedway    Vernon, NY    40 Laps
07/30/17    Lebanon Valley Speedway    West Lebanon, NY    35 Laps
08/20/17    Utica Rome Speedway    Vernon, NY    40 Laps
09/08/17    Albany Saratoga Speedway    Malta, NY    40 Laps
09/09/17    Lebanon Valley Speedway    West Lebanon, NY    35 Laps
09/15/17    Albany Saratoga Speedway    Malta, NY    40 Laps
09/23/17    Fonda Speedway    Fonda, NY    40 Laps

2017 KING OF DIRT RACING SPORTSMAN SCHEDULE (DIRTcar East Region)
05/14/17    Utica Rome Speedway    Vernon, NY    30 Laps
05/28/17    Devil's Bowl Speedway    West Haven, VT    35 Laps
07/15/17    Lebanon Valley Speedway    West Lebanon, NY    30 Laps
08/15/17    Albany Saratoga Speedway    Malta, NY    30 Laps
08/20/17    Utica Rome Speedway    Vernon, NY    30 Laps
08/31/17    Lebanon Valley Speedway    West Lebanon, NY    30 Laps
09/08/17    Albany Saratoga Speedway    Malta, NY    100 Laps
09/22/17    Fonda Speedway    Fonda, NY    30 Laps

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