Coatesville, PA – August 6, 2016 – With the weather on the iffy side again the G & H Motorsports team loaded the NASCAR BRC Dirt Late Model #46 into the trailer and headed to Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville PA. Just as the team was ready to unload the car at the track for the Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet a rain shower passed over. By the time the shower was over there was no time for Dan to take the car to the front gate but he did walk down, met some fans, and was interviewed by “Whippy” of the LD&D crew.
The races were delayed by another rain shower which made the track very wet and “heavy.” When the racing did get underway Dan started 4th in the second 8 lap heat race. The green flag flew and the front two cars of #3 Ron Kline and #22 Joe ”Geezer” Fanelli bobbled just slightly as Dan checked up which allowed the #X4 of Lou Egrie Sr. to get by. Everything got straightened out just as quickly and the race went green the entire 8 laps as Dan finished 5th in the event.
Team Fixes Car
With the track so heavy there was a lot of mud on the car so the crew took the time to remove as much as they could and get the car ready for the BRC 30 Lap Feature.
The Bernheisel Race Components 30 Lap Feature had Dan starting in the 6th position. The green came out and Dan jumped to the 3rd spot with one lap completed by going to the outside and having a good battle with Bryon Sipe #33s. The next lap saw Sipe in front of Dan, on lap 4 the second running #19 Drew Weisser spun in turn 4 to bring out the caution and put Dan back in 3rd behind Sipe and pole starter Kline. The race went green for 2 laps then the red was displayed for #00 Eric Hoch who hit the wall hard coming out of turn 2. Hoch was able to get out of the car and walk to the ambulance but was taken to the hospital for observations. The green came back out and the race stayed green for many laps as Dan and #118 Sean Merkel put on a great show for everyone as they ran side by side for about 14 laps before Merkel was able to get by and take 3rd from Dan. Many time Late Model Champion Chuck Schutz #1 was able to get by Dan for 4th after a several lap battle as the caution came out with 4 laps left. The caution was not what Dan needed as his tires cooled down too much and he tried to hold off last week’s feature winner Brian Shuey #177 who nipped Dan at the checker to have Dan finish 6th. Dan moved into 5th in drivers points with just 4 races left in the season.
Ron Kline #3 picked up his 1st win of the season as he has not been a weekly competitor and picked up a ride in the T & W Racing car. Jeff Strunk #126 got his 2nd of the year in the T.P. Trailers Modifieds and Brian Papiez #99x drove to his 3rd Sportsman Feature win of 2016.
#00 Eric Hoch who hit the backstretch wall extremely hard and was able to walk away from the accident but we are sure he is going to be sore. After being checked out at the hospital, he was cleared to go home.
Welcome To The Races!
In attendance for the first time to Grandview Speedway were staff from SquireSide CAFÉ. Jerry Leaman and his wife were at Grandview four years ago but his staff made their first trip to the famed dirt track in Bechteslville. Dan and the G & H Motorsports team were glad that they were able to be there to cheer on the SqurieSide CAFÉ #46!
Next Saturday August 13 is the Forrest Rodgers Memorial for the T.P. Trailers Modifieds. The BRC Late Models are part of the program where Dan will compete with a great bunch of competitors with hopes of finishing in the top 5 in drivers points. Also on hand will be the Sportsmans in the three division program. Adult admission for the special night will be $25 while youngsters, 6 thru 11, pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free.
Then Saturday, August 20, 2016. There will be a car show at Scott Select Pre-Owned Cars in West Chester PA featuring Dan and the Scott Select #46 NASCAR BRC Late Model! Plans are being made now to have several other Grandview Speedway cars including #22 Joe “Geezer” Fanelli currently 9th in Late Model points, Mike Gular #2 who is 3rd in the T.P. Trailers Modifieds, Nate Mohr #17m Sportsman, Ryan and Kyle Lilick #142 and #104, they are sitting 5th and 13th in Sportsman points respectively. Todd Lapp #PB and Ron Meyers #18 will have their Blast From The Past Vintage cars there as well. Bob Higginbotham, past Grandview Speedway Late Model Champion will also be on hand for the day! Check out www.scottselectcars.com for more information on this fun filled day!
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 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.