Story By: GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY – BECHTELSVILLE, PA – Veteran racer Brad Brightbill became a first time winner in the NASCAR T.P.Trailers Modifieds topping the field in the 30-lap feature on Saturday at Grandview Speedway.
Cole Stangle came home first in the T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman 25 lap main event. In the Outlaw Vintage action Dave Dissinger was tops in the Sportsman while Todd Lapp won the Modified feature.
Coming home second to Brightbill in the Modified feature was Brad Grim. Third spot went to Justin Grim while current point leader Craig Von Dohren finished fourth followed by Doug Manmiller. Brett Kressley, the strongest challenger to point leader Von Dohren with just two point races remaining in the season finished sixth.
Following Cole Stangle across the finish line in the Sportsman feature was Kenny Bock. Third went to Bryan Rhoads while Steve Young came home fourth with Kyle Lilick grabbing fifth.
Bill Gerhart finished second to Dissinger in the Vintage Sportsman main event followed by Mike Garris, Jr., Travis Jacobus and Jay Garris.
Finishing second in the Vintage Modified feature was Andy Cassel. Third went to Scott Schaeffer followed by Kevin Kuser and Bobby Hall.
The Outlaw Enduro and Vintage racers will be back in action on Friday, September 3 at 7 p.m.
Next on the Saturday night schedule is another tripleheader show that features the American Racing Drivers Club midgets making their first appearance of the season. Midgets have always been known for excitement racing at Grandview and the Saturday, September 4th show which will also feature the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman will be no different.
A strong field of Midgets is expected including Steve Buckwalter, Steve Craig, Randy Mausteller, Eric Heydenreich, J.R.Booth and others.
Adding to the excitement is the fact that there are just two Saturday night shows remaining on the schedule that count toward the championships in the Modifieds and Sportsman. The battle for the titles is close in both divisions with Craig Von Dohren, looking for his 12th title, leading the Modified standings while Kenny Gilmore, searching for his first Sportsman championship, leading the standings.
Adult admission is $18 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free.
- Saturday, September 11, 7:30 p.m. Hope Mortgage Championship Night for Modifieds and Sportsman- Jeff Strunk, Justin Grim and Lex Shive take part in Meet & Greet. Bonus bucks for select racers-FIREWORKS SHOW- Adults $15. Youngsters 11 and under admitted free.
- Friday, September 17, 7:30 p.m. Freedom38 for Sportsman plus Modifieds practicing
- Saturday, September 18, 7 p.m. 51st Annual Freedom 76 for Modifieds paying $30,000 to win—
Chapel service has been moved outside of main gate area starting at 2:45 p.m. BRING YOUR BLANKET OR CHAIR.
Entry blanks for this event can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com under the rules and forms section.
Lap and qualifying event sponsorships are available for the 51st Annual Freedom 76 set for September 18th. The winner will walk off with at least $30,000. For info contact Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track or telephone Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286