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Von Dohren Makes Late Pass To Secure Victory At Grandview

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. – Craig Von Dohren ran in second with six laps remaining in Saturday night’s T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modified feature event, however lapped traffic allowed him to catch and pass Jeff Strunk with just a lap and a half remaining, to give Von Dohren his fourth point race win of the season at Grandview Speedway.

In the early going of the feature, Bobby Trapper Jr. led the way for the first sixteen laps, being challenged by Strunk eventually for four laps between laps 12 and 16, when Strunk was finally able to grab the lead entering turn one on lap 16.

With only one caution slowing the race on lap seven, leader Strunk would reach lap traffic by lap 22, setting up the wild and dramatic finish.

Strunk had heavy traffic to fight through, while Von Dohren began picking off spots, quickly moving by both Trapper and Duane Howard to arrive in second on lap 24. In the final six laps Von Dohren would erase a comfortable advantage Strunk had built up, as they both were passing lapped cars while running down the closing laps.

Von Dohren would catch Strunk and make the winning pass as the two took the white flag at the line, and then had to survive the lapped traffic.

A last turn attempt by Strunk, who pulled alongside of VonDohren in turns three and four, would not prevail.

Kenny Bock was able to stay clear of some early race mayhem, multiple caution flags, and a last lap bid from Brian Hirthler to score his first 25-lap T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman win of the season.

The Finish:

Feature (30 Laps): Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Brett Kressley, Bobby Trapper Jr., Tim Buckwalter, Doug Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer, Brad Grim, Jordan Henn, Brad Brightbill, Brett Gilmore, Cory Merkel, Ryan Grim, Kyle Lilick, Mike Lisowski, Craig Whitmoyer, Michael Storms, Mark Kratz, Jesse Leiby, Nate Brinker, Justin Grim, Brad Arnold, Darrin Schuler, Dylan Swinehart, Kevin Graver Jr., Bobby Gunther-Walsh, John Willman, Joe Funk, Kevin Hirthler

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