Story By: JEFFREY AHLUM / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY – BECHTELSVILLE, PA – Brett Kressley of Orefield, Pa. is officially the 2023 Grandview Speedway T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modified Track Champion, becoming the 29th different driver to win a championship in the 61-year history of the track.
The championship is the first for Kressley at Grandview, after being very close the last couple of seasons, which saw Kressley finish runner-up in points during the 2019, 2021, and 2022 campaigns.
Kressley had a tough challenge all throughout the 2023 season, which saw him battle defending champion Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa. for the point lead throughout the year. Kressley and Von Dohren traded the point lead back and forth several times, before Kressley took over the number one spot for the third and final time on July 29th and ran the rest of the season in the top position to claim the title by 122 points.
Kressley’s drive to the championship saw him win three features, with victories coming on May 6, June 3, and August 26, to go along with 13 top five finishes and 15 top ten finishes in the 17 Saturday night NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series race programs.
With the three feature wins, Kressley has 24 for his career and continues his climb up the all-time Grandview Speedway feature win list. This season Kressley has moved past Billy Pauch Sr., Terry Meitzler, and Mike Geiser, and sits just two wins behind Meme DeSantis for the tenth spot on the all-time win list.
Kressley will be recognized at the Speedway on Saturday, September 16 prior to the Freedom 76 racing program, after the final night of point racing fell victim to rain last Saturday night. The driver and car owner will be honored in Victory Lane right after warmups on Saturday evening.