$10,000 TO WIN ROGERS MEMORIAL KICKS OFF MONTH OF AUGUSTGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 28, 2006 . . . The richest event of the season, so far, for NASCAR Modifieds at Grandview Speedway is set for Saturday, August 5th when the Stauffer Construction Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lap Modified Classic pays $10,000 to the winner.
Last year?s winner Ray Swinehart will be looking for his second straight win in the classic event run in memory of the man who had the vision, the plan and then built the one-third-mile, banked clay track which has become one of the most successful short track operations in the nation.
Five-time track champions Jeff Strunk and Craig VonDohren will each be in the field looking to take home the $10,000 as will other track standouts such as Meme DeSantis, Jon Kellner, current point leader Doug Manmiller, Tom Mayberry, Danny Erb, Ryan Watt, Terry Meitzler and a host of others.
More than 50 Modified racers are expected to be on hand trying for one of the 30-starting spots in the Rogers Memorial when the green flag fans at 7:30 p.m. Late Model stock car racing will also be part of the special evening.
Dover International Speedway will have their Pit Stop Tire Challenge set up at the track giving fans a chance to win tickets to their September 22-24th NASCAR race events. The Pit Stop Tire Challenge is a two-person tire changing experience where fans can compete against one another for the fastest time.
In addition there will be lucky fans who win tickets for the NASCAR Busch Series race and the first 100 children to enter the speedway on August 5th will receive a red drawstring bag with DIS Kid Zone logo.
Three additional DIS ?track packs? will be given away. Fans will be notified after the event by mail or e-mail. The ?track pack? includes a leather DIS bag, DIS puzzle, DIS pin set and a DIS seat cushion.
Coming up on Saturday, August 12th is a tripleheader show of NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models and Rolling Thunder Legends. This will also be the raindate for the Stauffer Construction Forrest Rogers Memorial if needed.
The August 19th doubleheader for Modifieds and Late Models will sponsored by Allstate Insurance and will feature the Late Models in a 30-lapper paying at least $1,000 to win. The Late Model race will be run in memory of Carol Heckman, Jerry Glase and Chuck Sennott. Heckman was a long time scorer at the Bechtelsville oval while Glase was a behind the scenes do-it-all official who worked at the track since it opened and Chuck Sennott was an outstanding Late Model stock car racer.
The always popular Thunder on the Hill Series will feature five 25-lap features on Tuesday, August 22nd. Included in the night of racing will be the 410 Sprints, 358 Modifieds, 600cc Sprints, Rolling Thunder Legends and 600 Modifieds.
The month of August closes out with Mavericks Motorcycle Club Night, raising funds for charity, on Saturday, August 26th. Again the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will be featured.
Coming up on Saturday, September 9th will be the $20,000 to win T.H.Properties Freedom 76 Classic for Modifieds. This event is the richest there is for this type of racing in the area.
Lap sponsorships are available for the Freedom 76 at $10 a lap except for laps 10,20,30,40,50,60,70 and 76 each selling for $25. Lap sponsorship includes a public address announcement and listing in the special Grandview Freedom 76 track magazine.
Information on lap sponsorships and sponsoring of qualifying events can be had by contacting Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information on racing telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.