ALL DAY RAINS WASH OUT SATURDAY NIGHT STOCK CAR RACING AT GRANDVIEWGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 22, 2006 . . . All day rain and a forecast for more to come forced event organizer Bruce Rogers to cancel the Saturday night NASCAR Modified and Late Model stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.
?It was actually great to see the rains come. I just wish they could come on a different day,? said Rogers. ?I know this is good for the drought conditions we have been having here in the area but losing two out of our four events so far this season makes it tough for our racers and our fans.?
Stock car racing action will return to the Berks County clay oval on Saturday, April 29th when a tripleheader show is presented. Included in the 7 p.m. show will be the NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models and Legends cars. This will be the first of four appearances for the Central Pennsylvania Legends with close to 30 cars expected to take part in their events. NASCAR Modified regular Tom Mayberry is scheduled to take his first ride in a Legends car.
?Our new handicapping system for the Modifieds is adding excitement to the show. Some new names are challenging our top runners and that is good for the sport,? said public relations director Ernie Saxton. ?We now have 30 cars starting the 30-lap Modified feature and that makes for a great event for the fans.?
The Late Model stock cars are featured in a 20-lap main event with 24-cars starting each Saturday night.
The starting time for Saturday night events will switch to 7:30 p.m. effective with the May 6th show and again the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will be featured.
One of the biggest events of the season is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16th when the DIRT Motorsports World of Outlaw sprint cars appear on the one-third-mile, clay banked oval. Advance tickets are now on sale and available each Saturday at the speedway or by telephoning 215.860.5631.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com for a complete schedule of events and to sign up for the FAN NEWS which now has more than 1300 fans receiving information about coming events and more.
PIT NOTES: Late model rookie racer Kevin Grebe, critically injured in an auto accident about 10 days ago, is improving but faces a long period of recovery and huge expenses. He is in the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. Kevin had just changed jobs and had no insurance coverage. Donations, cards and letters will reach Kevin, c/o Grebes at P.O. Box 278, Gilbertsville, PA 19525.
An account has been set up for Kevin Grebe, who is the son of veteran late model racer Junior Grebe, at the Limerick, PA office of the Harleysville National Bank, 260 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468.
Plans are being made to run a benefit event to raise funds for Kevin to help with his medical expenses.
JIM BROWN, a long time supporter of auto racing at Grandview Speedway, underwent a serious heart operation this past Wednesday and is facing a long recovery period. Brown is a former driver and car owner who for the past two years financed the Late Model Cash Dash each Saturday at Grandview Speedway.
Brown put up $225 each week and asked nothing in return. He received the prestigious Jerry Glase Memorial Award at the annual awards banquet.
Brown is at the Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest Hospital, Room 4A-403A in Allentown, PA. We are told visitors are welcome. Say a prayer for his complete recovery.
Cards and letters will reach Mr. Brown at 516 S. Cottonwood Road, Northampton, PA 18067.