BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 6, 2009 . . . The excitement of midget auto racing returns to the Grandview Speedway on Saturday, May 9th, when the American Racing Drivers Club wingless midgets will be included as part of an action packed tripleheader show that will also include the NASCAR 358 modifieds and late model stock cars.
“ARDC midget racing has really been getting some great reviews from the fans who have seen them in action this year and last,” said track owner Bruce Rogers. “We are looking forward to seeing them in action on our banked clay oval, a track that is just perfect for the high powered race cars.”
A large field of midget racers is expected to take part in the tripleheader show.
The NASCAR 358 modifieds will be headlined by point leader Duane Howard and a long list of challengers for the top point position including seven time track champion Jeff Strunk, six time champion Craig VonDohren, Billy Pauch Jr., last week’s feature winner Ray Swinehart, Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, Jon Kellner, Doug Manmiller and a long list of others.
In the late models Ron Kline, winner of last Saturday’s feature race, heads up the point chase and will be looking for his second win of the season. Kyle Merkel and Mike Kellner, who were running their own race last Saturday before getting caught in a miscue by a slower car, will be trying for their first wins of the season.
More than 100 race cars are expected to be seen in action between the midgets, modifieds and late models.
Three of the top ARDC racers will have their cars on display and be there to sign autographs prior to warm up sessions. Included will be Tracy Readinger, a former modified racer at Grandview, Steve Buckwalter and Nick Wean.
Representatives of Dover International Speedway will be on hand to give out prizes and talk about the NASCAR Sprint Cup race coming up on May 31. Some fans will win tickets for the event.
As is usual there will be gift cards given away for McDonald’s, Burger King, Dunkin Donuts, Square One Markets and a $50 dinner certificate for the Pit Stop restaurant in Boyertown.
Racing action will start at 7:30 p.m. with spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is $18 for this special event while children 6 through 11 are admitted for just $5 and under 6 are FREE.
Coming up on Saturday, May 16th, is a doubleheader show sponsored by Troy Wink Motorsports and featuring the NASCAR 358 modifieds and late models.
On Wednesday, May 20th, the Keystone Cup Speed Week Series visits Grandview and will include the powerful 410 sprints in action along with the 358 Modifieds.
Whelen Night will take place on Saturday, May 23rd, and will feature the 358 Modifieds and Late Models while the very next day, May 24, the second NEETS Enduro of the season takes place starting at 2:30 p.m.
Closing out the month of May will be the NASCAR 358 Modifieds and the Late Models. This will be a special Memorial event for the late models run to remember many past participants, officials and others involved in the sport at Grandview who have passed away. Mark Garman, a track employee, has work zealously to gather sponsors for the Memorial race and being able to raise the purse.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road (43 Passmore for those wanting to locate it with their GPS) in Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For racing information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.