Bechtelsville, PA They''re coming
to the Grandview Speedway!
On Sunday, June 22nd, the first
Open Wheel Spectacular featuring the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver (TSRS) Sprint
Cars and the wingless midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club
The cancellation of the first
scheduled event in May has only served to heighten the anticipation for the fans
and competitors alike as they prepare for Sunday night racing to return to the
Both the 2013 ARDC Champion and
TSRS Champion, are looking forward to the Sunday night Open Wheel Spectacular at
Grandview. A Sunday night win at
Grandview, is a goal for both Trevor Kobylarz and Mike Haggenbottom. Kobylarz stated, "A lot of people have told
me how they used to attend those Sunday night races at Grandview. With this being our (ARDC) 75th Anniversary,
it reconnects us to a part of our history that was very popular." Kobylarz continued, "Grandview is one of my
favorite tracks.We consider Grandview to be our home track since it is the
closest to home of anywhere we race."
Haggenbottom had similar feelings
about racing at Grandview. "We love this
track," the TSRS Champion said of Grandview. "There''s nothing like racing a sprint car on a dry, slick track when you
can just let the car float on the top of the corners."
Kobylarz is still seeking his
first win of the season but does have a Grandview Victory under his belt from
last season. Haggenbottom has one win in
2014 but would like to add a Grandview Speedway victory to his list of
Mother Nature has made an impact
on the 2014 racing season and both ARDC and TSRS have been effected. ARDC has completed six programs to date.
Current ARDC point leader, Steven
Drevicki recently became the first to repeat this season. Drevicki of Reading, PA has a win at New
Egypt and Port Royal and would like nothing better to add a win at Grandview.
Alex Bright overcame what
appeared to be insurmountable odds with his Grandview win on Memorial Day
weekend. Bright started 21st in the 24
car field and raced his way to capture the 25 lap feature event during the
Thunder on the Hill program. Five
different drivers led during that race with countless lead changes. It is a race that will be talked about for a
long time to come.
Tim Buckwalter picked up the win
at Grandview during the recent Eastern Storm week when the wingless sprint cars
of USAC came to the area.. Buckwalter
used his familiarity with the Grandview track surface to set his Buckwalter
Motorsports #52 up to perfection as he won the first ARDC event that he competed
in during the 2014 season.
PJ Garguilo and Steve Buckwalter
have also raced to ARDC wins this season.
Karl Freyer, Mike Haggenbottom
and Reinhardt each have one win in Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver competition this
season. Reinhardt''s car owner, Bruce
Kindberg of Bruce''s Speed Shop, related his memories of the Sunday night
Grandview Shows years ago. "I loved
going to those races," Kindberg stated. "Those midget races were an elite event. I used to follow a driver by the name of George Ferguson but I remember
watching guys like Fornoro, Earnshaw and all those guys race at Grandview on
The hosts of the Low, Down and
Dirty internet radio show will host a meet & greet prior to the night of
racing, starting at 5pm. Drivers and
cars from both ARDC and TSRS will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and
pose for pictures before heading to the pit area to prepare for a night of
Qualifying races and twenty-five
lap features are scheduled for both divisions.
Sunday night racing begins at
7:30. Adult grandstand admission is
$15. Kids 6-12 pay $5 and under 6 are
Grandview Speedway is located on
Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of
Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at
www.grandviewspeedway.com. Also on Twitter97@grandviewspeedway and