MID-ATLANTIC

Manmiller Off To Fast Start At Grandview

Doug Manmiller battles Jeff Strunk (4) at Grandview Speedway. (Rich Kepner photo)

Doug Manmiller battles Jeff Strunk (4) at Grandview Speedway. (Rich Kepner photo)

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — Last season at Grandview Speedway Doug Manmiller was only able to muster up one feature victory to his credit in the NASCAR Modified division.

On Saturday night he won his second feature race of the season and showed that he is planning to be a factor in the chase for the point title.

Defending champion Jared Umbenhauer drove to his second win of the season in the sportsman division while past champion Chuck Schutz got his first win of the season in the late model feature race.

Manmiller didn’t have an easy task claiming the win in the 30-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Modified feature. Manmiller battled with Kevin Hirthler starting on the sixth lap as the pair weaved through lapped traffic later on. Manmiller quickly dove underneath Hirthler for the lead on the 28th lap after Hirthler made contact with the backstretch wall and with one lap to go Manmiller bounced off the fourth turn inside guard rail with Jeff Strunk in pursuit.

Manmiller hung on for the win to put the Josh Biever-owned No. 46 in victory lane. Manmiller commented that the lap cars worked to his advantage on the multi-grooved track when they switched from the inside lane to the high lane. He also picked up an additional $250 from T.P. Trailers, Limerick.

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