BECHTELSVILLE, PA December 23, 2008 . . . There will be no rules changes at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway for the 2009 season.
“We had talked about a possible change or two but after much discussion and consideration of the current economy we have decided to stick with what we have,” said race director Mike Kelly. “That does not mean we will forget about what was under consideration and we will be keeping a very close eye on some areas that seem to have been getting a lot of attention.
“Racers can now move forward with their plans for the new season and not have concerns about any rule changes but we will be keeping a close eye on some areas of interest.”
With Jeff Strunk going after an eighth Modified title, Craig VonDohren trying for a seventh title, Doug Hoffman planning to run a full season along with such standouts as Doug Manmiller, Mike Gular, Terry Meitzler, Ryan Godown and others it is looking like 2009 will be an outstanding season.
And the Late Models provided some great action in 2008 and it looks like it will be more of the same as Brian Shuey has already announced that he will be back looking for another title as he battles such standouts as defending champion Chuck Schutz, Randy Stoudt, Mike Kellner, Kyle Merkel and others.
With all the great action being planned a season pass for all the Saturday NASCAR stock car racing events at Grandview Speedway just might be what you are looking for. The
Saturday night programs will also include some special added attractions including the United Racing Company sprint cars for two events and the American Racing Drivers Club wingless midgets for two events with some other added attractions possible.
2008 season pass holders were able to save some “big bucks” as there were just a couple of rainouts so they got to use their pass for about 24 Saturday night events and that included the big specials such as the Forrest Rogers Memorial and the BPG Racing Freedom 76.
“There will be no increase in the cost of the season pass for 2009. It will remain a $275 bargain,” said promoter Bruce Rogers. “They get to see all the Saturday night events, don’t have to wait in line to buy a ticket and they can also choose to have a reserved seat that will be their seat every Saturday night. It is a great deal for an ardent fan of stock car racing at Grandview.”
Season tickets are now available for just $275. For complete information telephone 610.754.7688.
Management of Grandview Speedway has also announced that the annual awards banquet will return to the Gilbertsville, PA Fire Hall. The 2009 banquet will take place on December 5th.
“Being able to return to Gilbertsville will allow more racers and fans to attend,” said Rogers. “Kutztown, PA Fire Hall was a great banquet site for the last few years but there is just a need for more space. We can have that space by going back to Gilbertsville.”
The 2009 stock car racing season will get the green flag on Saturday, March 28th with the traditional “free-to-the-public” practice session which is open to all divisions of competition. It will start at noon.
Officially the season opens on Saturday, April 4th, 7 p.m. with NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models.
The full schedule for the new season will be released in the near future.
“There is a great deal of interest in the new season. Half of the dates for Saturday night stock car racing already have sponsors,” said track marketing director Ernie Saxton. “We are excited about 2009. We offer some great family entertainment with very reasonable ticket prices, free parking, every seat offers a grand view, bring your own refreshments and fans can visit with the competitors after the races are over. It makes for a great family night out.”
For information on sponsorships, track magazine advertising, billboards and other marketing opportunities contact Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com. There are early season discounts being offered until January 20th.
Grandview Speedway is a one-third-mile, banked clay oval track sanctioned by NASCAR. It is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA. Check out www.grandviewspeedway.com for updated information.