BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 12, 2009 . . . Heavy rain mixed with early morning rain showers and the forecast for more rain, all courtesy of Ma Nature, forced promoter Bruce Rogers to POSTPONE the running of the 39th annual BPG Racing Freedom 76 Modified stock car race until Saturday, September 19th.
“We thought there might be a ray of hope at getting the race in when the rain stopped about mid-morning,” said Rogers. “However another heavy shower put the dampers on any chance of being able to get the track in condition even if the rain stopped.”
A stellar field of entries was ready to go for the annual classic that pays $20,000 to win including Billy Pauch Sr., Jimmy Horton, Kenny Brightbill, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, David VanHorn, Tom Mayberry, Ray Swinehart, Mike Gular and a long list of other standouts.
The same schedule of events is set for Saturday, September 19th with the BPG Racing Freedom 76 set to run at 7 p.m.
Advance ticket holders will be admitted at 3 p.m. along with season pass holders. Ticket windows will be open at 3:30 p.m. Adult tickets are priced at $25, youngsters 6 through 11 pay $10 and under 6 are admitted FREE. Pit passes are priced at $40.
The schedule of racing events will include a full series of qualifying events along with the Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20 offering a set of Penske Shocks to the winner, the BFP Specialty/Pioneer Pole Buildings Cash Dash and the 76-lap BPG Racing Freedom 76. There is also more than $1,000 in lap sponsorship money up for grabs.
The LineX Freedom Fest is set for 1 p.m. through 4 p.m. and includes a dunk tank that will feature some well known personalities in the sport, a tire changing contest, driver interviews, photo and autograph opportunities, race car display and more. Youngsters will even have the opportunity to decorate Troy Wink’s race car. All proceeds from the Freedom Fest go to Camelot House in Allentown, PA.
Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.