Howard Gets Sixth Grandview Prize


BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — For the sixth time this season Duane Howard drove the Chad Sinon owned BPG Racing No. 4 to victory in the Bechtelsville Car Wash/A to Z Furniture 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified stock car feature at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night.

Brett Kressley wheeled the Kressley Auto & Truck Sales No. 19K to his fourth win of the season in the 25-lap sportsman race while Sean Merkel took the top honors in the 25-lap late model feature for the first time.

Howard worked his way toward the front from 16th starting spot while Todd Smith set the pace in the 30-lap modified feature until the 19th lap. At the 20-lap marker Howard charged to the front and led the field to the finish to gain the win. Second spot went to Kyle Weiss followed by Meme DeSantis, Tommy Scheetz III and Mike Gular.

Sean Merkel lead from start to finish to take his first win of the season in a late model feature. He was followed across the finish line by Chuck Schutz who came from 12th to finish second. Third went to Kory Fleming followed by Ron Kline, a past champion making his first start of the season, and Rick Todorow.

And it was Brett Kressley getting by Tom Miller, who had led from the start of the 25-lap sportsman feature, with two laps to go and driving to the victory. Miller held on for second followed by Ronnie Krex, Paul Kline and Jared Umbenhauer.



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