BECHTELSVILLE, PA Legendary dirt track racing star Billy Pauch, a winner of more than 600 feature races in stock cars and sprints, will challenge the “cream of the crop” in local modified stock car racing when he participates in the 40th annual BPG Racing Freedom 76 paying $20,000 to the winner at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 18th.
Pauch, being interviewed on the popular Racers Roundtable radio show, hosted by Pete Knappenberger, told listeners that the Freedom 76 is on his schedule in September. It has been a while since Pauch has participated in the dirt track racing classic.
The Frenchtown, NJ racer is a six time winner of the event (1988, 91, 92, 96, 98 and 2000). In fact the 53 year old racer, still a regular at New Egypt, NJ Speedway where he is a consistent winner, has won the Freedom 76 more often than any other driver.
Pauch will go up against six time track champion Craig VonDohren, eight time champion Jeff Strunk, current 358 Modified point leader Duane Howard and a host of other top talents.
Advance tickets for the event will go on sale at the track on Saturday, September 4th. Adult tickets will sell for $30, children 6 thru 11 pay $10 and under 6 are admitted free.
Lap and award sponsorships are currently available with the sponsorship of a lap costing just $10. Laps 10,20,30,40,50, 60, and 70 are priced at $25. Lap sponsors have their names listed in the special edition Grandview Groove track magazine and are mentioned by the track announcer.
Award sponsorships are available along with advertising in the Grandview Groove magazine.
An ad in the program book, which is contains a recap of the season, would give race teams an opportunity to thank their sponsors for their support during the 2010 season. Fans could wish their favorite driver good luck.
For information on lap and award sponsorships along with Grandview Groove track magazine advertising telephone Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or e-mail him at Esaxton144@aol.com
BFP Specialty of Bethel, PA has signed on to sponsor the Cash Dash while TP Trailers of Limerick, PA will post a cash award for the Hard Charger. Schaeffer Motorsports will sponsor the Minuteman 20 which gives racers the last opportunity to qualify for the BPG Racing Freedom 76.
Qualifying event sponsors are Dave’s Auto Repair (Boyertown), Norm’s Save Station (Graterford), Cornerstone Auto Sales (Fleetwood), Stoudt Auto Sales (Reading), Main Racing Engines, Troyer Race Cars and Zeigler Ranalli Development.
The Grandview Groove BPG Racing Freedom 76 Program and Yearbook, with color covers and color center spread, has sold out for the past few years. To guarantee that you will be able to get a copy fans are invited to order the book in advance and it will be mailed on September 17th. The cost is $8 (includes postage and handling). Mail your check to ESC, Inc. 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047