BECHTELSVILLE, PA For the fourth time already this season rain washed out the Saturday night Whelen Engineering sponsored program of NASCAR 358 Modified and Late Model stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.
Rain all throughout the night with more rain in the morning hours, misting conditions continuing and forecasts for thunderstorms were all factors in the early cancellation. Speedway management did not want to put fans and racers in the position of traveling to the track, using their gas, only to have the events cancelled.
“It is getting frustrating to have all the rainouts,” said track owner Bruce Rogers. “However when you think of what the people are going through along the Mississippi you can’t get too upset. We will just get busy and start working on the track, as soon as the rain stops, and be ready for next Saturday night.”
And when Saturday, May 21st, comes a new sponsor will be joining the marketing partners that are already in place at Grandview Speedway. Bechtelsville Car Wash, located just a short distance south of the track on Route 100, will sponsor the doubleheader show of NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models. And to make it even more interesting Bechtelsville Car Wash will sponsor a special Cash Dash for the Modifieds. More than 50 Modifieds were on hand for the last race run.
Racing on Saturday, May 21st, will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m. with spectator gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Pit gates open at 4 p.m.
Then on Wednesday, May 25th, 410 sprint cars will be in action as the Keystone State Sprint Series returns to the one-third-mile, banked clay speedway. In addition the 358 Modifieds will be part of the special Thunder on the Hill promotion that is presented by Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers. Racing will start at 7:30 p.m.
Fans coming out for the Saturday, May 28th doubleheader featuring the Modifieds and Late Models, will be rewarded with a free ticket to the ARCA/NASCAR Saturday June 11th action at Pocono Raceway if they are one of the first 300 adults entering the speedway.
The next NEETS Enduro event takes place on Sunday, June 5th with two 100-lap events for the small cars and big cars plus a special race for the ladies. In addition there will be twin features for the Vintage Modifieds. And the Outlaw Slingshots will be in action. Tickets for this Sunday afternoon of racing, starting at 1 p.m., will be priced at just $10 for adults.
Grandview Speedway, a NASCAR sanctioned one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com
. For marketing information telephone Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or email Esaxton144@aol.com