BECHTELSVILLE, PA With the warm-up sessions partially completed heavy rains hit Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. Promoter Bruce Rogers made every effort to wait out the rain showers but a heavy downpour at 8:30 p.m. forced him cancel the tripleheader show that would have featured the ARDC midgets, NASCAR 358 modifieds and late models. 3 Starz Inc. Landscaping, the sponsor, has rescheduled their night to Saturday, September 19th.
Rain checks for the rained out tripleheader can now be used for next Saturday (September 5th) or Saturday, September 19th.
All attention will now be centered on the Saturday, September 5th tripleheader sponsored by Green Lane Wm. Penn and Four Star Lettering featuring the NASCAR 358 modifieds, late models and sidewinders ( a first time Saturday night attraction at Grandview). Racing will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Admission for adults will be $15.
The stock cars will be running in what is scheduled to be the final point race events of the season and will decide the champions for 2009.
Jeff Strunk, a seven time track champion, holds a 284 point edge over challenger Duane Howard in the battle for the $10,000 plus modified title. Craig VonDohren, a six time champion, is a distant third in the standings and was eliminated from contention for the championship with the rainout of the August 29th show.
In the late models Randy Stoudt has a 59 point edge over Brian Shuey and 145 points over Ron Kline going into the final two nights of point racing.
Fans will have the opportunity to win free tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race set for Dover International Speedway on Sunday, September 27th.
Advance tickets will be available for the BPG Racing Freedom 76, the biggest event of the season, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 12th with a 7 p.m. starting time. The winner of this event goes home with $20,000 plus lap money in this the 39th annual edition of the dirt track racing classic.
Fans will have the opportunity to see some of the best known names in local short track dirt racing as they try for a win in this prestigious race.
Adult admission is $25, $10 for youngsters 6 thru 11 and under six are admitted FREE.
The September 12th activities will also include the LineX of Lehigh Valley Freedom Fest which starts at 1 p.m. and includes a variety of activities for fans including a dunk tank, driver interviews, autograph sessions and more. The Freedom Fest proceeds will go to the Camelot House in Allentown, PA. Pete Knappenberger, the victory lane announcer at Grandview, is putting the Freedom Fest together.
Racers can find an entry blank for the BPG Racing Freedom 76 at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
Fans and racers wanting to be assured of receiving a copy of the BPG Racing Freedom 76 special edition of the Grandview Groove track magazine can order it for just $8.00 (including postage and handling). The book will have color covers along with a color center spread, stories on the champions, complete point standings, list of all Saturday night feature winners since the track opened, a history of Grandview by Chris Noble and loads of great photos. The annual track magazine special is almost always a sellout. Copies can be ordered by sending $8 for each book being ordered to ESC, Inc. 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.
Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit www.grandviewspeedway.com