Howard Hustles At Grandview


BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — For the first time this season Duane Howard was able to wheel the Chad Sinon owned BPG Racing No. 4 to victory in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night.

In the 25-lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models Steve Nederostek drove his Salvage Transport No, 769 to his first career feature victory and Kevin Beach drove the Gary E, Brown Trucking No. 17x to victory in the 25-lap sportsman feature his second career victory at Grandview.

Howard threaded the needle, moving from third to first, getting between Nate Christman and Tommy Scheetz III on the 21st lap and set the pace for the balance of the 30 lap race. Howard came from 13th starting spot to get the win. Tommy Scheetz III came home second in a close battle with Christman. Finishing fourth behind Christman was John Willman followed by Jeff Strunk.

In the 25-lap feature for late models, Steve Nederostek went to the front at the start and never gave up the top spot as he won his first feature race in his sophomore season of racing. Sean Merkel was closing in on the leader at the finish but had to settle for second for the second week in a row. Jason Miller grabbed third followed by Chuck Schutz and Mike Kellner.

Kevin Beach was able to grab the lead just a little after halfway and hold off a hard charging Joe Funk to get his first win of the season in the 25-lap sportsman feature race. Funk held on for second followed by Craig Whitmoyer, Ronnie Krex and Mike Lisowski.