PA There may have been some who thought the stock car
racing season would never get here after such a long, cold, snowy winter.
However there is good news, the 52nd consecutive season of stock car
racing will get the green flag on Saturday, April 5th at NASCAR
sanctioned Grandview Speedway.
The one-third-mile, banked clay track
is expected to be in peak condition having had new clay added to the surface at
the end of 2013.
Saturday night racing action for the
season opener will include a tripleheader show that will feature the fan
favorite NASCAR 358 Modifieds along with the crowd pleasing action of the
Sportsman and Late Model stock cars.
A full series of qualifying events
will be presented in each division with a 30-lap feature topping the racing
action for the Modifieds and 25-lap features for the Late Models and
Again this season T.P. Trailers of
Limerick, PA will be posting bonus bucks
for the feature winners in each division. That includes $250 for the Modified
winner and $100 for the Late Model and Sportsman feature
The racers will be chasing lucrative
point funds offered by the Rogers family and NASCAR with the 358 Modified
champion walking off with well over $10,000 at the end of the
For the first time in quite a while
Pastor Don Kerns will deliver an invocation before the races and Keith Gerhart
will deliver one of his rousing renditions of the National
Jeff Ahlum, well known area racing
announcer, will be kicking off his career as the Saturday night announcer
replacing long time announcer Ernie Saxton who retired at the end of last season
after 45 years at the microphone.
Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing
starting at 7 p.m. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters 12 and under are
admitted for FREE. There is free parking on the grounds of the
Fans coming out for the season opener
will have a chance to meet three of the racers up close and collect autographs,
take pictures and just get to know them. The “Low, Down & Dirty” radio show,
heard on the Internet each Tuesday night, 8:05 p.m., at www.blogtalkradio.com
will be hosting the weekly Meet & Greet session at the main entrance of the
speedway. This week, at 5 p.m., early arriving fans will meet NASCAR 358
Modified racer Kyle Weiss, Sportsman talent Kaitie McCardle and Late Model racer
Dan Green. They will also have their cars on display.
Coming up on Saturday, April
12th will be twin 20-lap features for the Modifieds along with racing
action for the Sportsman and Late Models.
Grandview Speedway is located on
Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA 10 miles north of
Pottstown. For information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com
or telephone 610.754.7688