BECHTELSVILLE, PA The Beer City Firecracker 40 late model classic, set for Saturday, July 4, will have to go some to be more exciting than the finish of the Memorial Classic run last Saturday night when Randy Stoudt edged out defending champion Chuck Schutz for the win. There have been seven different winners out of 10 late model features run this season and the Fourth of July Firecracker 40 could very well add a new name to the win list.
The second part of the doubleheader show will have the NASCAR 358 modifieds in action and the modifieds are in the midst of their most competitive season in a while. Ten different drivers have won the 10 Saturday night modified events run this season. Will the July 4th 30-lap modified feature produce a new winner or will someone win for the second time? It will be make for a very exciting night of stock car racing action.
A full series of qualifying events will be presented in each division starting at 7:30 p.m. The late models will top their program with the Firecracker 40, their biggest event of the season, while the 358 modifieds will race in a 30-lap main event with at least 28 starters going for the victory. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. Adult admission is just $18 for this great holiday show.
Kids are in for a fun night as two boys and two girls will go home with bicycles courtesy of Sleepy Hollow Racing and Kory Fleming. And one lucky fan will win a package of two “top of the line” tickets to the Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway on August 2nd courtesy of WNPV-1440 AM radio. The tickets are valued at $500.
In addition there will be the standard fare of great giveaways that include gift cards to McDonald’s, Burger King and Dunkin Donuts courtesy of Salvage Transport and Cornerstone Auto Sales. Square One Markets will have gas cards valued at $25 and there will be dinner certificates from Pit Stop Tavern and Restaurant along with Applebee’s.
And fans should not be surprised if there are a couple of surprise prizes.
Coming up on Saturday, July 11th is RCN-TV Night featuring the 358 modifieds and late models in more spine tingling “contact sport” stock car racing .
Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, clay banked oval, presents Saturday night NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing. The track is located at 43 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