BECHTELSVILLE, PA Variety may be the keynote word for racing at Grandview Speedway in 2012.
The recently released schedule of events, kicking off with a free-to-the-public practice session at noon on Saturday, March 31st, will offer a variety of different types of motorsports as the 50th anniversary season goes on.
The practice session is expected to attract everything from Modifieds to Enduro cars.
The NASCAR 358 Modifieds, long the main Saturday night attraction at the NASCAR sanctioned one-third-mile, clay banked oval, will be back as the Saturday night primary attraction. And the Late Models, a long time popular part of racing at Grandview, will continue to be a regular Saturday night attraction.
New this year is the addition of the Sportsman class of competition. Specs will be based closely to those used at other area tracks. To help fans identify the Sportsman race cars that closely resemble the 358 Modifieds the Sportsman will be allowed to run sail panels. This will be optional until May 1 when sail panels will become mandatory.
The sail panels must be 65 inches from the ground to the top of the panel and the back edge of the sail panel extends no farther than the edge of rear spoiler.
There will be no sail panels on the NASCAR 358 Modifieds.
Questions relating to the Sportsman can be addressed to Harvey Endslinger at firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 570.617.5816.
It has also been announced that a driver will not be able to run more than one division on any race night.
The chase for the point titles will kick off on Saturday, April 7th at 7 p.m. with 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Adult admission for the regular shows will be just $15 while young people under 12 will be admitted free for the regular events.
All three regular divisions will have their own point fund.
Everyone entering the pits will be required to have a NASCAR license with the primary division drivers (Modifieds) paying $195 for a 2012 license while all others will pay $90. NASCAR license applications are available at the various mall shows that the track is participating in or telephone (610)754.7688.
Each division champion will receive a custom created ring at the annual awards banquet at the end of the season in addition to the point money.
Each championship winning driver in Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman will be entitled to free pit admission for the next season.
The 2012 NASCAR 358 Modified champion and a guest will be part of the 50th Anniversary Reunion Cruise (nine days departing Bayonne, NJ on November 24th). 2011 champion Jeff Strunk and his guest will be part of the cruise. More details on being a part of this final championship cruise, already more than 80 people signed on, can be had from Marilyn Saxton at 215.752.2392.
The complete schedule of events for 2012 can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com
. Fans and racers will see that the schedule includes a wide variety of racing including, in addition to modifieds, late models and sportsman, the 23rd season of Thunder on the Hill events, the first season of Blast from the Past Vintage cars, NEETS Enduros, and the Small Car Series featuring 270 and 600cc micro sprints, 600 Modifieds and Slingshots.
Topping the 50th anniversary season is the BPG Racing Freedom 76 for Modifieds on September 15th paying an astounding $50,000 to win and the Forrest Rogers Memorial presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings on August 11th, a 50 lapper for Modifieds, paying $20,000 to win for a track regular and $10,000 to win for a track visitor.
Complete information on marketing through motorsports at Grandview Speedway including billboards, track magazine advertising and event sponsorship can be had by telephoning Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286 or e-mail him at Esaxton144@aol.com
Grandview Speedway, celebrating 50 seasons of operation under the Rogers family, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, just 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA NOTE: For those planning to be covering events at Grandview Speedway on a regular basis we make available a season media credential. Requests for credentials should be sent on media letterhead to Ernie Saxton at 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047 or faxed to 215.752.1518. Freelancers will need proof of assignment. Questions can be addressed to me at 267.934.7286.