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Press Release
Thursday, March 13, 2014

BECHTELSVILLE, PA A little prayer just may help as Grandview Speedway continues to move toward their popular Free-to-the-Public practice session set for Saturday, March 29th at noon.

 Weather conditions have created havoc for auto racing events scheduled at area speedways so far this season but management at the Bechtelsville racing facility still hopes to be able to present the practice session. It gives racers the opportunity to test and tune their new equipment before the season opens officially on Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m.

 New to Grandview Speedway this season will be Pastor Don Kerns. The Boyertown, PA resident will serve as the track chaplain and that is a first for the Berks County clay oval.

 Pastor Kerns is a longtime fan of motorsports and has over the years been involved in the sport as a Stoudt Auto Sales Corvette pace car driver at Grandview and other area tracks. He is a graduate of Lancaster, PA Bible College and he has served as pastor of Calvary Evangelical Congregational Church in Birdsboro, PA. He is a licensed pastor by the ECC denomination. He is married, wife Karen, and they have two children, Eric and Lauren. Don is also employed by Fred Beans Ford of Boyertown delivering parts.

 Pastor Kerns plans to be available for the open practice session on March 29th and will be saying some extra prayers in an effort to help with improving the weather conditions as that date gets closer. He does plan to be at most events during the 2014 racing season. His intent is to be available if anyone desires his services and just to build relationships. During the season Don will be offering a prayer prior to the National Anthem at several of the scheduled races. He will also make himself available for spiritual guidance or any other pastoral needs of teams, staff and fans.

 I will be saying some extra prayers for the Speedway and the racers, said Pastor Kerns. I know that fans and racers are anxious to get the season started and bring an end to the difficult winter we have had.

 A complete schedule of events planned for the 2014 season at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway can be found at For information on racing at the Bechtelsville facility telephone 610.754.7688.

 Information on marketing opportunities at Grandview can be had by telephoning Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or email him at

 Grandview Speedway, kicking off their 52nd season of auto racing action with the practice session on March 29th, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

MEDIA NOTE: Fans with season tickets or wanting to purchase a season ticket are still invited to the track on SUNDAY, March 16th, 1 p.m. so that they can picked out the reserved seat that they would like to have for the entire 2014 Saturday night racing schedule (April through September).