Strunk Thunders To Grandview Checkers

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Jeff Strunk celebrates his victory in NASCAR 358 Modified action Tuesday at Grandview Speedway. (Dan Demarco Photo)
Jeff Strunk celebrates his victory in NASCAR 358 Modified action Tuesday at Grandview Speedway. (Dan Demarco Photo)

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. – Jeff Strunk picked up his second consecutive Thunder Modified win during Tuesday’s NASCAR 358 Modified portion of the Thunder on the Hill at Grandview Speedway.

Doug Manmiller and Tim Buckwalter led the field to the green flag, with Manmiller holding the lead for the initial two laps.  Buckwalter would takeover the top spot on lap three with Meme Desantis and Manmiller right on his tail.

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All eyes were on Strunk as he moved into second on the eighth lap of the event – from his fifth-place starting spot. He powered past Buckwalter for the lead two laps later.

In a race without any caution flags, Strunk was able to steer the Glenn Hyneman-owned number 126 machine around heavy lapped traffic maintaining the lead and claiming his 200th career victory.

Craig VonDohren closed in the late stages – but would settle for second place, Tim Buckwalter finished in third, Kevin Hirthler finished in fourth and Brett Kressley finished in fifth after starting in the 14th position.

NASCAR 358 Modified heat races were won by Kevin Hirthler, Tim Buckwalter, and Alex Yankowski

The finish:

Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Tim Buckwalter, Kevin Hirthler, Brett Kressley, Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Meme Desantis, Alex Yankowski, Brian Hirthler, Ryan Lilick, Rick Laubach, Mike Lisowski, Louden Reimert, Briggs Danner, Frank Cozze, Ryan Beltz, Justin Grim, Don Norris Jr., Billy Pauch Jr., Glenn Strunk, Mark Kratz, Ray Swinehart, Dylan Swinehart, Doug Manmiller, T.J. Lilly