Cozze Is The Modified Man At Grandview
BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. – DIRT Hall of Famer Frank Cozze was able to take the lead with three laps to go when Duane Howard pulled off the track while leading and drove the Harry’s U-Pull It/Norm’s Save Station No. 357 to his first win of the season in the 30 lap NASCAR Whelen 358 Modified feature race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night.
The 25-lap feature for NASCAR Sportsman was won by current point leader Jared Umbenhauer wheeling the Eastern Rigging No. 5 to his fourth win of the season. The 25-lap feature for Late Models was postponed until next Saturday due to curfew brought on by a two hour rain delay.
Bobby Gunther Walsh charged to the front on the first lap of the 30-lap Modified main event and set the pace for 19 laps before Howard, coming from 26th starting spot, took charge and looked to be on his way to his seventh win of the season. With three laps to go Howard pulled into the infield with mechanical woes giving the lead to Cozze who went on to grab the $2750 first place money. Second spot went to Kyle Weiss followed by Jeff Strunk, Mike Gular and Todd Smith.
The Sportsman feature, 25 laps, had veteran racer Jamie Undercoffler leading for 17 laps before Jared Umbenhauer was able to take the lead having come from 19th starting spot and then going on to win. Second position went to Paul Kline who was charging toward the top spot at the finish. Third was earned by Tom Miller followed closely by Craig Whitmoyer and Kenny Gilmore.