Von Dohren Seeks Four PPB Forrest Rogers Memorial Win in a Row at Grandview

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – Defending NASCAR T.P.Trailers Modified champion Craig Von Dohren will be looking to win his fourth straight PPB Forrest Rogers Memorial Modified Classic at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, August 11. Three wins in a row is impressive but he has won the race, worth $10,000 to win, eight times, going back to 1986, making it seem like his own personal piggy bank. In fact Von Dohren tuned up for the big event by winning the Saturday night NASCAR Modified feature, his third of the season.

When action gets underway Von Dohren will have plenty of competition as he goes up against a stellar field of dirt track Modified talent including two time winner Jeff Strunk, three time winner Ray Swinehart, two time winner Duane Howard plus Kevin Hirthler who has won the big race once. Other winners that are still active include Billy Pauch, Sr., Danny Johnson and Ryan Godown. You just never know what visitors will be there to test their skills and perhaps walk off with the prestige of winning this Classic and collecting the $10,000.

In addition many other top talents, looking to capture their first Rogers Memorial victory, will be on hand including current point leader Mike Gular, Doug Manmiller, Rick Laubach, Tim Buckwalter, Louden Reimert, Brett Kressley, Jared Umbenhauer and a host of others.

With just five Saturday night shows remaining that count toward the point standings a strong finish in this event is important. Mike Gular, Danny Snyder and Louden Reimert continue to lead the point standings in the three divisions of NASCAR action.

Jersey Shore race fan Jim Gilmore has posted $100 for the leader of lap number 18 in memory of the late Mike Bailey.

The 50-lap feature for Modifieds headlines the Pioneer Pole Buildings tripleheader that will also include Sportsman and Late Model stock car racing action.

And there is the popular Low Down and Dirty Internet Radio sponsored Meet & Greet, featuring drivers and cars on display in the main gate area at 5:PM. This week Craig Von Dohren, Kevin and Brian Hirthler along with Chuck Schutz will be featured.

Adult admission is $25 while youngster 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and those under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission is $30 with a NASCAR license. And there is free parking on the speedway grounds.

Available at the track will be the opportunity to purchase lap sponsorships for the September 15th Freedom 76 that will pay at least $25,000 to win. Laps are available for $20 and can be had by seeing Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer. If you prefer you can contact Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 to secure a lap or mail a check the lap or laps you want to sponsor, payable to Grandview Speedway, to 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. Saxton is also available to arrange event sponsorships and awards for the biggest race of the season.

Tickets for the Freedom 76 will be on sale at the track on August 11th for $35. On race day they will sell for $40.

Complete information on racing at Grandview is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

The one-third-mile, banked clay track is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, Bechtelsville, PA,10 miles north of Pottstown.



  1. Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2  3056
  2. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA  #1C               3007***
  3. Jeff Strunk,  Pottstown, PA  #126              2933**
  4. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H         2720
  5. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA  #19B            2563***
  6. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA  #117      2313
  7. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA  #17         2060
  8. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA  #4  1997
  9. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M     1899*
  10. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA  #19/1H            1750
  11. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA  #49              1636
  12. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ   #48             1607
  13. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA  #87             1603
  14. Kenny Gilmore,  Fleetwood, PA  #M7    1444
  15. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA  #7            1416
  16.         Justin Grim, Orefield, PA  #611 1369
  17. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA  #74W       1342
  18. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 1186
  19. Steve Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA  #942         1180
  20. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA  #23X               1118
  21. Ron Kline,  Salford, PA  #3           1076
  22. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA  #33               975*
  23. Bobby Trapper, Jr., Scranton, PA #2T/69                899
  24. Joe Fanelli,  Exton, PA #22           878
  25. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA  #44 873
  26. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA   #01            842
  27. Bobby Gunther Walsh,  Allentown, PA  #1           820
  28. Chris Esposito,  Hatfield, PA  #31              803
  29. Bobby Trapper, Allentown, PA  #69/2    777
  30. Mike Mahaney,  King Ferry, NY   #14      765



  1. Danny Snyder, Frederick, PA  #44             1937***
  2. Kyle Merkel,  Green Lane, PA  #26           1775*
  3. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA  #72                1666**
  4. Steve Todorow,  Trumbauersville, PA  #93           1646*
  5. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA  #00/1        1633*
  6. Lou Egrie,  Willow Grove, PA  #X4            1598
  7. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA  #19               1577
  8. Steve Wilson,  Green Lane, PA  #15        1341*
  9. Jordan Knepp,  Pottstown, PA  #108        1080
  10. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA  #177               997
  11. Sean Merkel, Boyertown, PA  #118         927*
  12. Bryan Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA  #33S  851
  13. Cory Merkel,  Gilbertsville, PA  #118X   762
  14. Todd Ravel, Shoemakersville, PA  #88   730
  15. Patrick Robinson, Bechtelsville, PA  #5  690
  16. Dallas Breidenbach  Spring City, PA  #X/22           580
  17. Shawn Horning, Blandon, PA   #8M         480
  18. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA  #5H        410
  19. Dave Ogin,  Fleetwood, PA  #12                350
  20. George Irwin, Chester Springs, PA  #22 190



  1. Louden Reimert,  Oley, PA  #58 2320
  2. Brad Grim,  Coplay, PA   #23        2240*
  3. Brad Brightbill,  Sinking Springs, PA  #19               2046
  4. Mike Lisowski,  Minersville, PA  #15       2000**
  5. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA  #99      1871
  6. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA   #38   1854
  7. Brad Arnold,  Sinking Spring, PA  #830    1707**
  8. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ  #5 1598
  9. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA , PA  #F10        1507*
  10. Kyle Lilick,  Collegeville, PA  #104            1449**
  11. Kenny Bock,  Birdsboro, PA#6    1447
  12. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA  #14F              1444
  13. Kurt Bettler  Hellertown, PA  #54             1339
  14. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA  #4*        1334*
  15. Jesse Landis  Gilbertsville, PA  #976        1268
  16. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA  #20  1126
  17. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA  #221          1113*
  18. Jim Houseworth, Reigelsville, PA  #72   1063
  19. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA  #6K          943
  20. Nathan Mohr, East Greenville, PA  #17M             816*

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are

                NASCAR point events.)