BECHTELSVILLE, PA With a successful practice day completed another season of stock car racing gets the green flag at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 3. The NASCAR 358 Modified and Late Model stock cars will be the attraction with each division presenting a full series of qualifying events leading up to a 30-lap feature race for the Modifieds and a 20-lap feature for the Late Models.
Eight time NASCAR Modified champion Jeff Strunk will start defense of his title and secure an unprecedented ninth title. Strunk will have plenty of competition with multi-time champion Craig VonDohren set for a strong season along with past champion Duane Howard, Ryan Godown, Mike Gular, Doug Manmiller, and a long list of other top talents seeing action.
In the Late Models Brian Shuey goes for his third track title but it will not be easy. Randy Stoudt, the leading Late Model feature winner amongst active drivers, has a new ride and a desire to win the title. Past champion Chuck Schutz is looking to have a strong season as is Ron Kline, Mike Kellner, Kyle Merkel and others.
“With such a big turnout on practice day, close to 100 race cars, we are really excited about the season opener and the season ahead,” said track owner Bruce Rogers. “The opener will actual serve as a tune-up for the extra distance event we have planned for the NASCAR Modifieds on April 10. It should be an exciting night of racing.”
Modified racers will be racing for valuable end of the season point positions as top performers are rewarded with NASCAR point money, track point money and American Racing Tires point money and tire awards in addition, of course, to the lucrative weekly prize money that is offered.
Youngsters, up to the age of 11, will have the opportunity to participate in the Virtual Essense Salon Easter Egg Hunt on opening night.
Adult admission for the season opener and all regular Saturday night events will be just $13 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5 and children under 6 are admitted for FREE. Everyone entering the pit area at Grandview Speedway for Saturday night events will be required to have a NASCAR license. Licenses will be sold starting at 12 noon on opening day.
On Saturday, April 10, 7 p.m., the NASCAR Modifieds will be featured in a 40-lap championship event that will carry extra prize money. And the Late Models will top their part of the show with a 20-lap feature.
Racers are reminded that they must sign their cars into the pit area prior to 5:30 p.m. for Saturday events during April.
Then on Sunday, April 11, 2 p.m. the first of eight appearances for the NEETS Enduro competitors will take place along with the SpeedSTR open cockpit racers.
Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA just 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com