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Press Release
Friday, August 09, 2013

BECHTELSVILLE, PA The biggest event of the season at Grandview Speedway, the annual BPG Racing Freedom 76, is set for Saturday, September 14th. And as it has for so many years the 76-lap race for Modified stock cars will reward the winner with the largest first place offering of any weekly short track in the Northeast, $25,000.

 Three of the racers expected to be factors in the battle for the big payday are current NASCAR 358 Modified point leader Craig VonDohren, defending 358 Modified champion Duane Howard and defending race winner Jeff Strunk. Between the three there have been 20 track titles earned at Grandview Speedway. Strunk had nine titles, VonDohren has earned the championship six times and Howard has five titles. All three are currently in the running for the NASCAR 358 title at the Berks County clay oval and all three have to be considered strong favorites for a win in the BPG Racing Freedom 76.

 Strunk was a huge winner in the race last season when he picked up more than $50,000 for his winning efforts. The increased winnerís share was in honor of the 50th anniversary season.

 There is a long list of racing talents expected to be included in the race with entries expected to start arriving shortly.

  A full series of qualifying events will be presented to fill out the starting field for the 76 lap race. A Cash Dash will feature the top performers of the night.

 The rain date is set for Saturday, September 21.

 Adult admission will be $30 while youngsters 6 through 12 will pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

 There is a special promotion in place that offers an adult ticket and a lap sponsorship for just $40, a package that would normally cost $50 with all money going into the lap sponsorship fund. A lap sponsorship without the ticket purchase is just $20. The ticket/lap package or lap sponsorships are available from Marilyn Saxton in the track office or contact Ernie Saxton at the track or at 215.752.7797.

 Racing will get the green flag at 7 p.m.