BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 4, 2009 . . . There has been 15 feature racing events run at Grandview Speedway this season, eight for the modifieds and seven for the late models, with only one repeat winner. That goes to show how difficult the competition is on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval each Saturday night.
Competition will probably be even tougher this Saturday, June 6th when the Don Marks Memorial is presented by Main Racing Engines and Mavericks Motorcycle Club. Racing action will get the green at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a full slate of qualifying events leading up to a 30-lap feature for the NASCAR 358 modifieds and two 20-lap features for the late models. The second late model feature is a result of a rainout on May 16th. Adult admission is just $13.
Adding a lot of interest to the racers on this night will be cash awards for the winners of each qualifying event plus lap money for the lap leaders in the modified feature and one 20-lap late model feature. In addition there are a couple of special cash awards plus beautiful statues for the feature winners courtesy of the Cheers Tavern. More than $2,000 in extra cash awards has been posted by a variety of different sponsors.
A group of photographers, lead by Chris Budihas, have put together a $400 cash award for the first modified driver to finish the feature not in the top fifteen in the point standings at the beginning of the feature race. And a $200 cash award will go to the first late model driver to finish the second feature of the night not in the top ten in the point standings at the beginning of the feature race.
The Eastern Motorsport Press Association has posted a $100 award to the last racer to finish in the modified feature that is still on the lead lap.
In the modified division there have been eight different feature winners while in the late models there has been only one repeat winner as past champion Brian Shuey has been able to win twice.
The night is being run in memory of Don Marks who was the long time track photographer who passed away in March, 2008. His contributions to Grandview Speedway, to the sport and to the racers were numerous. He was considered one of the very best photographers in the motorsports business.
Coming up at Grandview on Saturday, June 13th is one of the most exciting events of the season as the United Racing Club sprint cars appear in a doubleheader with the NASCAR 358 modifieds. Admission for that big doubleheader show will be $20 for adults.
Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, just a short distance from Route 100 in Bechtelsville, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or www.grandviewspeedway.com.