DRENCHING RAIN WASHES OUT SATURDAY RACING EARLY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 21, 2004 . . . For just the third time this season, but for the second week in a row, rain washed out the Sturday night 3M sponsored NASCAR stock car racing program at Grandview Speedway. The rains came early in the afternoon (thunderstorms, heavy rain and a forecast for much more) forcing event organizer Bruce Rogers to toss in the towel early . Some visiting teams had expressed interest in running at Grandview Speedway hoping to get an early start on their T.H.Properties Freedom 76 race game plan but they will have to wait until next Saturday, August 28th when Kreiser Race Fuels sponsors a doubleheader show of NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models. That big event, paying $20,000, is the biggest of its kind in the area and is set for Saturday, September 11th. Efforts will be made to reschedule the  3M Night of Modified and Late Model stock car racing.
 The two straight rainouts have tightened up the point battle because there will be  one less night of point racing. At present the point battle ends on Saturday  September 4th. That means racers have just two more Saturday night events to earn the valuable championship chase points both in track point standings and the NASCAR regional standings.. The September 4th show will be the Chad Sinon Motorsports/BPG Racing Night for the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Model stock cars.
 At present Jeff Strunk, with four feature wins to his credit, leads the battle with 4351 counters as he seeks his fourth track title at Grandview Speedway and his second with current car owner Chad Sinon (BPG Racing). Five time track champion Craig VonDohren is just 105 points behind Strunk in the point battle while Meme DeSantis, never a champion, is third at 4162. Also in the chase was Jon Kellner Sr., a four feature winner, with 3963 points. Had it not been for a slow start early in the season Kellner could very well have been right in the thick of the point battle but the Saturday rainout has pretty much eliminated him from contention.
  The title chase is down to a three way battle between Strunk, VonDohren and DeSantis.
 In the NASCAR ShorTrack Late Models Chuck Schutz, a champion in 1998, has a big lead with a 522 point cushion over defending champion Randy Stoudt who has 4170 compared to the 4692 points that Schutz has earned.
  Stoudt was able to win more than a half dozen features and missed the championship in 2002. Stoudt had no wins and won the title in 2003. And this season Stoudt is the leading feature winner with five and may fall short in the championship chase to Chuck Schutz who presently has just one feature win but a huge cushion going into the final two point races.
   On Saturday, August 28th it will be another doubleheader show for the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models with Kreiser Racing Fuels sponsoring the night. The point chase, at present, is scheduled to close out with Chad Sinon Motorsports/BPG Racing Night on Saturday, September 4th. 410 sprint cars along with the DIRT Southeast Series Modifieds will be seen in a doubleheader show on Sunday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m.
 Coming up on Thursday, September 9th is the always exciting T.H.Properties Freedom 76 Golf Classic at Gilbertsville, PA Golf Course. And then on Saturday, September 11th the biggest show of the season will feature the Modifieds in the $20,000 to win T.H.Properties Freedom 76. Lap sponsorships are available at just $10.00 per lap by contacting Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797.
 Fans and racers are reminded that raffle tickets are still available that could win them a trip for two as part of the annual Champion?s Trip in late November. This year the trip goes to Aruba for eight days and seven nights. Raffle tickets for the trip (the trip is valued at more than $3000 and is for two people) are priced at $20.00 each. Just 150 tickets were made available an