Bill Hahn: Motorsports News and Notes
Strunk wins Freedom 76 classic
For the second year in a row and for the fifth time in his career, Jeff Strunk was able to drive to victory in the 43rd annual BPG Racing Freedom 76 Modified Classic at Grandview Speedway. The victory was worth more than $25,000 to the nine-time NASCAR track champion.
Former winners MeMe Desantis and Duane Howard were able to keep it close, but Strunk had the set up and was able to hold off all challengers. It was a very cool evening, but a great crowd and exciting racing helped to warm things up.
Another racer who was very warm was Pipersville’s Brian Carber, who scored his first career Rislone URC Sprint Series win Saturday at New Egypt Speedway. Carber started ninth and took the lead on lap 18 and never looked back, charging to an impressive victory and the $2,000 winner’s check.
Riegelsville racer Jim Housworth had a good night in the Sportsman feature with a top five finish. Jim is in a points battle for another championship at the New Jersey oval. Another old friend is doing great as Frank Kimmel has earned the ARCA 2013 Bill France 4 Crown championship.
What confusion is surrounding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship with Ryan Newman replacing Martin Truex Jr. on the 12-driver roster because of the Clint Bowyer spin, and now the field has added Jeff Gordon because of the sanctions to Michael Waltrip Racing. I was a big fan of the old days in Winston Cup where the good old boys traded paint and the fastest won. What is your take? E-mail me at the Bucks County Herald.
The World of Outlaws will be heading east very soon for the Williams Grove National Open. With Donny Schatz winning everything in sight, this should be exciting. John Force Racing is cleaning up at Z-Max raceway with John and Robert Hight in the top 10 in Funny Car. Pole sitter Kyle Busch led 195 of 200 laps to win the NASCAR Nationwide Dollar General 300 race at Chicagoland Speedway.
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