BECHTELSVILLE, PA The battle for the championship in the Rislone URC Sprint Series continues when the winged sprint cars are part of a big doubleheader card of racing at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway on Saturday, July 21st with racing getting the green at 7:30 p.m.
Robbie Stillwagon currently leads the sprint car standings with Davie Franek and Kevin Darling close behind. The threesome will lead a big field of sprint car racers to the Berks County clay oval for the Bashore/Pepsi Challenge Night action.
Former Grandview stock car standout Ed Aikin, winner of two URC feature racers this season, will be part of the field for the sprint car events.
Duane Howard will continue his march toward another championship at Grandview Speedway and perhaps a shot at the NASCAR Whelen All American Series National title. The Oley, PA racer has eight wins to his credit and will be looking for win number nine on Saturday night. However he has been getting some tough competition from Doug Manmiller ( a two time feature winner), Chris Esposito, Jeff Strunk, and a host of others. More than 40 Modifieds try to qualify for the 28 starting spots in the 30-lap Modified feature each Saturday.
In addition the winner of the NASCAR 358-Modified feature will earn a guaranteed starting position in the fifth anniversary Pioneer Pole Buildings-VP Racing Fuels Short Track SuperNationals at Five Mile Point Speedway on October 6th.
The top performers in the NASCAR 358 Modifieds will have a chance to walk off with $1,500 cash if one of them can win the Bashore/Pepsi Challenge. This is a series of one-on-one match races with the survivor declared the winner.
Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with adult tickets selling for $22 and youngsters 6 through 12 being admitted for $5. Children under 6 are admitted FREE.
Racers will also be able to pick up their entry blanks for the huge $50,000 to win BPG Racing Freedom 76 Modified Classic set for Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 15. The entry blanks can also be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com
In addition advance tickets for the big race are being sold in the track office on race nights. Adult tickets are $40 each. Youngsters 6 thru 12 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted FREE.
Promoter Pete Knappenberger has announced that his Sunday Small Car Series event scheduled for Sunday, July 22nd at Grandview Speedway has been canceled. Details on additional Sunday Small Car Series events will be released in the near future.
Coming up on Saturday, July 28th is the always popular Hatfield Quality Meats Night featuring the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.
For information on racing at Grandview Speedway telephone 610.754.7688 or www.grandviewspeedway.com