Coatesville, PA – July 16, 2016 – The Chapman Auto Firecracker 40 for the Grandview Speedway NASCAR BRC Late Models was delayed by rain by a week so Dan Green and the G & H Motorsports team was able to make a minor change that we were going to do for last week. The team headed to the track a little early for the Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet at Grandview before the racing got started. The team gave away 4 RC NASCAR 1/24 scale cars to very happy winners and Dan signed a lot of hero cards for the fans that stopped by.
The racing order for the night was switched around a little so the Late Models could run their race after intermission. Dan started in 4th in the second 8 Lap Heat Race, the first green was a no go as the #81 Chris Wojnar spun at the start/finish line. This put Dan 3rd as Wojnar started on the pole. The next green Dan jumped to second passing Drew Weisser #19. The race went green the rest of the way as Dan followed Ron Kline #3 under the checker finishing second.
Team gets ready
As the team had a little more time this week to get ready for the 40 lap feature, we were able to take our time and get everything done that we needed to do. Scott and Cathy Green, Jim Alexander, Phil Jelke, Michael Wynne, Debbie Dutter, Jennifer O’Shea and Brett Higginbotham were in the pits for the night. The team also welcomed our sponsor Linda and Dave Deeney from Linda’s Hair Techniques as well as Dan’s cousins Kelly Green Depew and her children visiting from Idaho and Lew Williams visiting from Florida. They all really enjoyed cheering on Dan during the racing action and the special events of the Firecracker 40 night.
For the special event the track had driver introductions for the 21 drivers that started the race! Dan buckled in the Hot Rod Processing #46 in 7th starting spot. The cars had a few pace laps to wave American flags and hand them to the officials to give to the kids in attendance. The green was displayed and the #46 Scott Select NASCAR BRC Dirt Late Model just never really got going as Dan tried different lines and was stuck in some spots that allowed a couple cars to get by. On the ninth lap Dan got high going around a lapped car and tagged the wall with the right rear of the car. On lap 10 Dan slowed and the caution came out as Dan drove to the pits with what he thought was a flat tire. The vibration was caused by mud that had gone into the wheel area and once removed he rejoined the field in 19th spot. The next 30 laps Dan tried to move forward and was able to get by a few cars and finish 11th with a car that was just not perfect. Not the finish that the team would have liked but we completed all 40 laps with an ill handling car after the contact with the wall on lap 9.
Wayne Pfeil #72 picked up the Chapman Auto Firecracker 40 for his first win of the year and first 40 lapper win. Kyle Wiess #21 picked up his first of the year in the T.P. Trailers Modifieds and Brian Papiez #99x got his second Sportsman Feature win of 2016.
Dan will race July 23, 2016 in the Hatfield Quality Meats night at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville PA. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters 11 and under are free.
Mark your calendar now for Saturday, August 20, 2016. There will be a car show at Scott Select Pre-Owned Cars in West Chester PA featuring Dan and the #46 NASCAR BRC Late Model! Plans are being made now to have several other Grandview Speedway cars including Mike Gular #2 who is 3rd in the T.P. Trailers Modifieds, Nate Mohr #17m Sportsman, #22 Joe “Geezer” Fanelli and the Late Model Point Leader #1 Chuck Schutz, others will be added shortly. There will be plenty to do and enjoy as more information will be available soon.
Dan Green T-shirts and Hoodies are still available so pick yours up as soon as you can! The team has them at the track or if you can’t make it to the track email us and we can work something out. Shirts are $15, Hoodies are $25 and Hats are $10. Very reasonable for any race fan! If you are unable to make it to Grandview Speedway please email us and we will be able to send to you!
More Information on the team!
Make sure you check out Dan’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/dangreen46and the G & H Motorsports website www.DanGreen46.com. Contact theteam through email at DanGreen46@racingnut.net. Make sure you “Like” Dan’s Facebook fan page we just had a winner of a gift certificate by having a contest on the page! If you haven’t “liked” the page yet you already have missed out on two contests! We will be having more throughout the year!
We have a few videos up on Dan’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzr0kqCybhBN5udpdV0mzfQ
G & H Motorsports thanks all of our sponsors for the 2016 racing season; HOTROD Processing of Bethlehem, PA; HOTROD Tracker of Bethlehem, PA; Scott Select Pre-Owned Cars of West Chester, PA; Andrew Toothman – AMSOIL Dealer; Farmer’s Insurance, Book Agency of Downingtown, PA; Ken’s Towing of Coatesville, PA; Scott Chevrolet of Allentown, PA; SquireSide CAFE of New Holland. PA; Just Mom’s Ice Cream and Grille of Honey Brook, PA; Linda’s Hair Techniques of Avondale, PA; Little Anthony’s Pizza and Grille of Honey Brook, PA; Bernheisel Race Components - LAZER X Chassis of Jonestown, PA; Auman Photography of Pottstown, PA; Brett Higginbotham Web Design of Glenmoore, PA; WIX Filters; NGK Spark Plugs and SLK Print Shop of West Chester, PA.