Hagar Hits Winning Note


BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — For the first time in his career Gary Hagar was able to win a 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All American Series 358 Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway.

The win came on Saturday night as part of a four feature show sponsored by Kauffman’s BBQ Chicken. Steve Wilson was also a first time winner taking the top spot in the 20-lap Late Model while Craig Whitmoyer drove to his third win of the season in the 25-lap Sportsman feature race. The special attraction 20-lap feature for Sidewinder Sprints was won by Mike Kiser.

Eric Biehn charged to the front at the drop of the green for the NASCAR 358 Modifieds and led 14 laps before Gary Hagar was able to put his East Valley Trucking No.44H in front at the halfway mark and lead the rest of the way to get the win worth $2750. Second spot went to point Duane Howard who came from 27th starting spot. Michael Weinert had one of his strongest finishes of the season getting third followed by early leader Eric Biehn and Todd Smith.

Steve Wilson led all 20-laps of the Late Model feature to get his first career victory over point leader Chuck Schutz who was closing on the leader at the finish. Third spot went to Lou Egrie Sr. followed by Steve Nederostek and Mike Kellner.

In the 25-lap feature for Sportsman Craig Whitmoyer took the lead on the 8th lap from Mike Lisowski and was able to lead the rest of the way to get his third win of the season. Point leader Jared Umbenhauer took second followed by Lisowski, Brad Brightbill and Joe Funk Jr.

Mike Kiser was able to lead all the laps in grabbing the win in the 20-lap feature race for Sidewinder Sprints. Mike Zeloni finished second followed by Zach Overmiller, Steven Allen and Josh Chess.