|Date: 9/26/2009 2:04:48 PM|
News from Craig Von Dohren & PPB Racing
Media Contact: Brett Deyo - 845.728.2781 or Deyo99H@aol.com
For Immediate Release/September 26, 2009
Craig Von Dohren Joins PPB Racing For 2010 Schedule of 358-Modified & Big-Block Modified Racing
OLEY, PA - It's official: Craig Von Dohren will join Bob Greene's Pioneer Pole Buildings operation for 2010.
Von Dohren, 46, of Boyertown, Pa., and PPB Racing have set plans for weekly 358-Modified racing at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.) and Big Diamond Raceway (Forestville, Pa.) in addition to select Penn-Jersey area big-block Modified specials.
Billy Pauch Jr. of Frenchtown, N.J., returns to 2010 PPB lineup running a schedule that mirrors his '09 agenda.
Von Dohren's cars will utilize his trademark No. 1c. The chassis brand will be Teo-Pro with power supplied by Wide Open Technologies of Douglassville, Pa.
"I'm very pleased to have Craig as a part of our team," said Greene, the proprietor of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.-based Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. "He will bring a vast amount of knowledge to our team and will be a great asset.
"I am more impressed with the person Craig is off the track. If you surround yourself with good people, you become part of that environment. I have a race team that is full of good people and Craig fits that mold. He is super-competitive on the track and is a wonderful person and father away from the track. To me, that is more important than any racing accomplishment."
Von Dohren is looking forward to starting his 31st season as a member of PPB Racing.
"Bob is a successful businessman and he's built a solid team," offered Von Dohren. "I'm appreciative for the opportunity to join Billy at PPB Racing."
CVD offered thanks to the car owners Mike Harvey (Big Diamond and big-block) and Chad Sinon (Grandview) who provided their support in '09. Von Dohren will finish out this season driving for Harvey.
"I have to thank Mike Harvey for what he's done for me over the years," Von Dohren said. "He's been there for me and I appreciate that. The same goes for Chad Sinon. He's given me all the right equipment."
Greene's operation offers the opportunity for Von Dohren to do all his racing under one umbrella.
"As a driver, racing for one team is the best-case scenario," Von Dohren said. "With Bob, I'll be able to do that."
Von Dohren brings sponsors Kauffman's Bar-B-Que Chicken, Felty Farms, Sharman Builders, Missy's Crafts and BFP Specialty to the PPB team. Further sponsorship support is pending.
Jason Bashore remains on board as Von Dohren's crew chief and the small-block equipment will be maintained at Von Dohren's shop in Oley, Pa.
Greene's goals for '10 are simple.
"We want to have fun," Greene said. "Win or lose, we will be successful."
For more information on Craig Von Dohren, visit: www.craigvondohren1c.com.
Craig Von Dohren - Brief Overview of Accomplishments
*All-time winningest driver at Grandview Speedway and Big Diamond Raceway
*Over 250 total victories
*Six-time Grandview Speedway NASCAR 358-Modified champion (2006, '01, 1992, '90, '89 & '88)
*Four-time Freedom 76 winner at Grandview Speedway (2008, '06, '01 & 1985)
*Four-time Forrest Rogers Memorial winner at Grandview Speedway (2008, '06, '01 & 1986)
*Winner of the Chad Miller Memorial at Big Diamond Raceway (2008)
*2008, 1998 & '97 Top Northeast 358-Modified Feature Winner
*Two-time Coalcracker 100 winner at Big Diamond Raceway (2007 & 1987)
*Winner, Big- and Small-Block Portions of Atlantic Coast Weekend at Bridgeport Speedway (2008)
*Winner, Big- & Small-Block Portions of Turkey Chase at Bridgeport Speedway (2007)
*Five-time Delaware State Championships Big-Block Winner (2001, '00, 1999, '98 & '94)
*Four-time Delaware State Championships Small-Block Winner (2008, 1999, '98 & '94)
*MS Race For A Cure Winner - Bridgeport Speedway (2008)
*Six-time Georgie Stevenson Memorial Winner at Big Diamond Raceway (2004, '02-twice, '01, 1990 & 1982)
*1991 Hagerstown Speedway 'Octoberfest' Big-Block Modified winner
*1998 & '96 Hagerstown Speedway 'Octoberfest' Small-Block Modified winner
*1998 Susquehanna Speedway Park 358-Modified champion (winning 10 races)
*1995 Penn National Speedway 358-Modified track champion
*1995 Penn National Speedway Lebanon Valley 100 champion
*1988 & '94 Pennsylvania Tri-Track champion
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