Coatesville, PA – August 13, 2016 – Hot! Hot! Hot! Mother Nature has been unkind to everyone this summer with either rain or heat and humidity. Saturday was a triple threat as we had all three. The G & H Motorsports team should have known what kind of night it was going to be with their trip to the track. The trailer with the Farmer Insurance - The Book Agency #46 inside blew a tire and the team had to make repairs before continuing to Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville PA.
Lucky the 8 lap Heat Race was uneventful for Dan as he started 5th and finished 5th in the nonstop race. Devin Frey #F62 picked up the win in his Lazer X Chassis.
This is when the evening got a little messy. The Late Models were called to staging area by the track and just as Dan was driving away from our pit stall there was a little shower that hit the track and the Late Models were sent back to their pit spots. After a short delay they were called back to the staging area and then to the track to line up for the 25 lap feature event. The cars got lined up with Dan in 7th and paced the track for many laps as another light shower put some water on the track. Once the track was ready the green waved with Dan moving into the 5th spot when the yellow came out for Shaun Horning #8m who slowed along the front stretch. The green was waved as the field entered turn 3 and as Dan was coming out of turn 4 the rain drops were showing on the GoPro camera mounted on the roof. As the cars exited turn 2, leader Frey slammed into the outside wall as he raced on the very wet track surface. The yellow came back on just as Frey hit the wall but it wasn’t soon enough to stop Drew Weisser #19, Lou Egrie #x4, Dan, Sean Merkel #118 and Wayne Pfiel #72 from piling up together in the accident with Frey. At this time the remaining cars were sent to the pits and the clean-up started as the rain stopped as quick as it started. Trying to be fair, the track decided that they would give the teams the opportunity to repair their cars and resume the race at the end of the night. Frey, Wiesser, Egrie and Merkel were all unable to repair their cars and were done for the night. With the #46 back in the pits the team went to work on the heavily damaged right side to make sure Dan was able to get back out when the race was to be continued. With three of the top four not able to make it out for the resumption, Dan restarted 2nd behind Brian Shuey #177 who had slight damage repaired from contact with the wall when the rain hit. The race restarted and Dan went into the 1st turn and the car pushed up the track and he lost a couple spots and as the race went green the rest of the way Dan had his hands full with the ill handling car to cross the finish line in 8th spot. Dan was able to hold on to 5th point position in the driver’s standings heading into the final 3 races of 2016 at Grandview Speedway. Dan also picked-up the $50 Gift Certificate from Cargo Trailer Sales in Lansdale PA, that might be going towards a new trailer tire.
Ron Kline #3 who picked up his 2nd Late Model win in a row and 2nd of the season. Craig VonDorhen #1C won his 7th Forrest Rodgers Memorial picking up the $10,000 payday in the T.P. Trailers Modifieds and Dylan Swinehart #38 won his first career Sportsman Feature win.
Unfortunate Loss To The Division
Due to the rain and the decision to go green in the Late Model feature the division lost the cars of Lou Egrie #x4, Drew Weisser #19 and Devon Frey #62F as their cars sustained too much damage to get repairs made to finish the year at Grandview Speedway.
Next Saturday August 20 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 2nd in the T.P. Trailers Modifieds, Nate Mohr #17m Sportsman, Ryan and Kyle Lilick #142 and #104, they are sitting 5th and 14th 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!
Then the teams head to Grandview Speedway for the 7:30 PM start time, adult admission is #15 as children 11 and under are free.
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.