Randy Stoudt continued his winning ways taking his fifth feature of the season in the 20-lap main event for NASCAR Late Models. Shawn Reimert, who led for many laps in the modified feature, had to settle for a close second while Keith Brightbill was mounting a challenge and took third. Fourth spot went to early race leader Mike Gular while Danny Erb earned fifth.
Ron Kline was a distant second when the checkered flag fell for the Late Model stock cars with Chuck Schutz getting third followed by early leader Kyle Pensinger and Rick Todorow. The NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models, at least 14 events of stock car racing racing, will be part of the Harry's U-Pull-It Auto Parts Night at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, August 14th, 7:30 p.m. A 30-lap feature tops the program for the Modifieds while 26 late models will battle in the 20-lap feature for Late Model stock cars. Qualifying heat races for the Late Models went to Brian Shuey, Steve Todorow and Chris Shuey. Mike Steinmetz was credited with the Late Model consolation win even though there were no actual laps run. The Jim Brown Cash Dash went to Steve Todorow.
In Modified qualifying events wins went to Kevin Hartnett, Kyle Weiss, Jimmy Reppert, Keith Brightbill and Doug Manmiller. The consolation races were won by Cliff Quinn, Bobby Trapper and Kerry Kratz. Doug Manmiller won the Cheers Tavern Cash Dash.
BIG DIAMOND RACEWAY - Keith Hoffman out raced the competition through traffic to get to the front and then never looked back to take his third NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series 25-lap Modified feature win of the year at Big Diamond Raceway on Friday night.
In the Sportsman-Modifieds, Freddie Fisher took his second win of the year in the 15-lapper held over from the Georgie Stevenson Memorial on July 4.
Cory Renninger took his first career win in the regularly scheduled 20-lap feature win when apparent first-time winner, Ebby Ridge was disqualified in a post-race inspection with an illegal carburetor. Tom Hablett secured his first career roadrunner feature win in the held-over Stevenson Memorial 12-lapfeature while Kevin Beach jumped in Mark Berzowski's 550 after losing the engine in his 17 to take his third win of the year in the regular 15-lap main. Following Keith Hoffman and the Fanelli Window Pros #1 of Johnny Rae at the finish in the Modified feature were Billy Pauch, Jr. Doug Manmiller current point leader Doug Hoffman and Craig Von Dohren Completing the second five were Meme DeSantis John Willman (Birdsboro), Rick Laubach Jason Andrews and Ray Swinehart (Bechtelsville). Qualifying heat winners were Manmiller, Keith Hoffman and Von Dohren with Laubach taking the consolation win. Freddie Fisher took his second career Sportsman Modified win in the Hoover Chevrolet/Wachovia Securities #95 over point leader Tom Brennan Larry Lippencott Greg Weiland and Dave Dissinger Cory Renninger ran the smoothest race of his rookie career in his Station House/Ken's Tire #KT3 to be an a position to take his first career win over fellow rookie Jordan Umbenhauer (Richland), Brennan, Dissinger, and Weiland. Heat wins went to Brad Brightbill Dissinger and Billy Moyer, Jr. while the consolation honors went to Jesse Sterling. Roadrunner rookie Tom Hablett took his first career win over Jake Smulley and Kevin Holland while Kevin Beach was victorious in the Roadrunner nightcap over Elvin Brennan and point leader Dean Ulsh.
This Friday night, August 13, the Big Diamond racing program will include a full racing card for the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modifieds, the ShorTrack Sportsman Modifieds and the Roadrunners plus the complete, rain-delayed NASCAR Modified 25-lap feature from June 25. The held-over feature will open the card and then a complete card of heats and consolations will be run followed by the modified, sportsman and roadrunner features. The evening of speed is also a special evening for the kids as "Be A Reader" Night will see Craig Von Dohren, Sawn Fitzpatrick, Ryan Moyer and Mike Allar will be reading with and greeting the young readers and readers-to-be prior to the racing program in the grandstand area. Von Dohren will also be part of a give-away for Junior Fan Club members in attendance. Courtesy of car owner, Bill Devine, and Racerboy Marketing, Craig Von Dohren 25th Year Racing Anniversary/ Devine Racing photo cards will be given away to Big Diamond Jr. Fans. Plans are to have Craig autograph these 8-1/2 inch by six inch cards featuring the Devine Transport/Stauffer Construction 70D.
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NASCAR confirmed Thursday it is heading south of the border, bringing the Busch series into Mexico City next season for the first international points-paying event in over 50 years.
Daytona International Speedway LLC was fined by OSHA Friday for alleged safety violations that resulted in the death of a track worker during a February race.
The speedway's proposed fines by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration totaled $11,175, including a fine of $6,300 for the Feb. 8 death of 44-year-old Roy H. Weaver III.
Ralf Schumacher has been forced to delay his Formula One comeback by at least two weeks, his Williams team confirmed on Thursday. Schumacher has been out of action since cracking a vertebrae in his back at Indianapolis in June, but hoped to return for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Aug. 15.
Jimmy Johnson was fined $10,000 for covering a bottle of a sports drink made by a NASCAR sponsor due to the fact that he has a contract with a rival company. After Johnson climbed out of his car following Sunday's race win at Pocono Raceway, he put a sign in front of the PowerAde bottle that NASCAR officials placed on top of his car. PowerAde is an official sponsor of NASCAR and is made by Coca-Cola, but Johnson has a sponsorship with rival company Pepsi.
Johnny Sauter and Travis Kvapil were so intent on beating each other, they forgot about Chad Chaffin. As the two leaders jockeyed for position and made slight contact with less than a half-lap remaining, Chaffin passed both on the outside and won his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck series race of the year Friday night.
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