BECHTELSVILLE, PA The two biggest events of the season for the Modified stock cars are set as part of the closing weeks of the 50th anniversary season at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway. In fact one of the events may be the biggest in the history of the Berks County clay oval.
Pioneer Pole Buildings will be the presenting sponsor of the annual Forrest Rogers Memorial, a 50-lap main event for the NASCAR 358 Modifieds, on Saturday, August 11th.
“This event rewards the Modified racers who support the track week-in and week-out,” said promoter Bruce Rogers. “One of our regular weekly Modified racers winning this event will walk off with $20,000. However if a visitor comes to town to challenge the regulars and is successful the win will be worth $10,000 and that is not a shabby payday.”
The Forrest Rogers Memorial presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings is run to remember the man who had the idea and built the track that has become one of the most successful short track racing operations in the nation.
Included in the night will be a full slate of qualifying events for the Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman with the Late Models topping their segment of the show with a 20-lap feature. The Sportsman finale will be a 25-lap event. And the NASCAR 358 Modifieds will top off the night with the prestigious 50-lapper that rewards the winner with $20,000 provided he is a regular Saturday night competitor at the Berks County clay oval.
Admission for this special event is $25 for adults and $5 for youngsters 6 thru 12. Under 6 are admitted FREE.
And then on Saturday, September 15th, what could very well be the biggest event ever presented at the Bechtelsville, PA oval is set to take place. The BPG Racing Freedom 76 will feature top name dirt track racing talents coming from a variety of different speedways to try to take home the $50,000 first place money.
“This is an unheard of amount of money being paid to the winner,” said Chad Sinon, owner of BPG Racing the sponsor of the Freedom 76 for the last few years. “We are so excited to be a part of this huge event. What a great way for the Rogers family to celebrate their 50th anniversary season. This is going to be a fantastic event and we are honored to be the sponsor.”
Already entries have started arriving for the September 15th classic.
Imagine there is an opportunity for one driver to walk off with $70,000 if he can win both events. And $70,000 does not include the lap money and other perks that could be available.
Just recently Danny Johnson won the ROC 60-lap Modified race at Grandview and with it earned a guaranteed starting spot in the BPG Racing Freedom 76. Dirt track modified standout Billy Decker earned a spot in the race with a win earlier in the season at Five Mile Point Speedway. Many of the top talents in dirt track modified racing are talking about being a part of the event that will give them a chance to have a huge payday, $50,000 plus lap money and other perks to win.
Advance tickets for the BPG Racing Freedom 76 are available at the speedway or by mailing a check covering each ticket being ordered ($40 for adults, $10 for youngsters 6 thru 12) to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope to speed up the return of the tickets.
Lap sponsorships for both events are available for just $10. Contact Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com
. He can also arrange program book advertising for the two special events, award sponsorships and qualifying event sponsorships.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road in 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 Communications, Inc. at 215.752,7797.