BECHTELSVILLE, PA One of the busiest racing schedules in the 50 season history of Grandview Speedway has been announced by track owner Bruce Rogers.
With more than 40 events planned fans will be treated to a variety of auto racing with the season set to kick off on Saturday, March 31st with the annual free-to-the-public practice session open to all divisions of racing competition. On that same day, at 6 p.m. the NEETS Enduro racers will kick off their season.
As in the past the NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models will continue to be the main attraction on Saturday nights at the one-third-mile, banked clay speedway. However this year Sportsman stock cars have been added as a regular attraction to the Saturday night shows making for a tripleheader card of racing. The first tripleheader show is set for Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. Adult admission for the regular tripleheader shows will be just $15 while youngsters 11 and under will be able to attend for FREE. Unlike many sporting events Grandview Speedway continues to offer FREE parking on the speedway grounds.
As the track celebrates its 50 anniversary season a number of special events have been announced. The biggest event of the season will be the $50,000 to win BPG Racing Modified Classic on Saturday, September 15th.
Just recently announced was the Forrest Rogers Memorial Presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings which will pay $20,000 to win for a racer who appears regularly at Grandview and $10,000 to win for a visitor. The event had been announced as taking place on Saturday, August 18th but has been moved to August 11th.
“In reviewing the past history of the track it was discovered that the first race at Grandview was presented on August 11, 1963 so we decided one of our biggest events of the season should be moved to August 11th, ‘ said Rogers. “My father, Forrest Rogers, opened this track on that date 50 years ago. We apologize for any confusion and inconvenience caused by announcing earlier that the race would take place on August 18th.”
The second event of the season, April 14th, will feature a 50-lapper for the NASCAR 358 Modifieds as the 50th anniversary season gets into high gear. The Late Models and Sportsman will be part of that special night also.
Again this season there are several Bob Miller/Bruce Rogers Thunder on the Hill mid-week promotions presented with the first event taking place on Wednesday, May 23rd and will feature the Keystone Cup 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds. Fourth other Thunder promotions will be presented during the season.
The NEETS Enduros will be featured eight times, on Sundays, during the season with seven of those shows also including the new Blast from the Past Vintage Stock Car Club.
New this year will be six Small Car Series events being presented on Sundays starting on April 22nd and featuring 270 and 600 Micro Sprints, Slingshots and 600 Modifieds. The events are being promoted by Pete Knappenberger.
The 50th anniversary season closes out on Saturday, November 17th with the annual awards banquet at the Gilbertsville, PA Fire Co. Social Hall.
And the huge Grandview Speedway 50th Anniversary Reunion Cruise is set for nine days starting on November 24th. Close to 100 people have already signed up for the cruise. Information is available from Marilyn Saxton at 215.752.2392.
Season tickets, covering all Saturday night events, are currently available for $325. For information telephone 610.754.7688.
The full 50th Anniversary schedule can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com
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Schedules, NASCAR license applications and other information will be available at the Motorsports 2012 Presented by SEF Small Engine Fuels Race Car and Trade Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA January 20-22nd.
In addition the information will be available at other shows that Grandview Speedway will be participating in leading up for the start of the 2012 50th Anniversary season.
For information on marketing through motorsports at Grandview Speedway telephone Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com
. A four page color brochure is available that outlines all marketing opportunities that are available during this huge 50th anniversary celebration.