FIVE GRANDVIEW EVENTS GET TELEVISION COVERAGE IN 2007Grandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA MARCH 14, 2007 . . . Again in 2007 several auto racing events being presented at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway will have television coverage.
RCN-4, headquartered in the Lehigh Valley, will offer tape delayed television coverage of five events at the one-third-mile, banked clay Berks County oval.
?This is great news for the racers that compete here on a regular basis,? said promoter Bruce Rogers. ?This gives the sponsors of our racers and our event sponsors great exposure on this popular cable television outlet. It also introduces viewers to the excitement of short track auto racing. It is a great opportunity to grow the sport.?
The opening night show on Saturday, April 7th, will be the first of five events offered to RCN-4 viewers. A 40-lap championship event for NASCAR Modifieds will top the show that will open the 45th season of racing. The Late Models will offer their always exciting racing action topped by a 20-lap feature race.
Opening night will also include a ?tribute to Smokey Warren.? The veteran racer is battling brain cancer and has no health insurance. Drivers will be going into the grandstands to collect money for the popular racer to help defray some of the medical treatment costs.
RCN-4 will show the tape delayed coverage at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10th; Friday, April 13th at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 24th at 9:30 p.m. and Friday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m.
Opening night is quickly becoming an all-star attraction with six time track champion Craig VonDohren headlining the action along with popular dirt modified ace Duane Howard, five time track champion Jeff Strunk, former champions Terry Meitzler and Ray Swinehart along with popular talents such as Meme DeSantis, Mike Gular, Sean Merkel, Danny and Donny Erb, and a host of others.
Chuck Schutz will use opening night to kick off the defense of his 2006 championship with the Late Models. Randy Stoudt, the leading feature winner in 2006, will be in action along with a number of top Late Model racing talents including Mike Kellner, former champion Ron Kline, Mark Malcolm and others.
Other events being given the RCN-4 treatment during the 2007 season include:
Saturday, May 19th featuring NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models
Saturday, June 9th featuring the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models
Wednesday, July 18th featuring the DIRT Modifieds in the 100 lap Traffic Jam Thunder on the Hill promotion
Saturday, August 4th featuring the Stauffer Construction Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lapper for NASCAR Modifieds plus the Late Models
A free-to-the-public practice session gets the green flag at noon on Saturday, March 31st. The ?test and tune session? is open to all types of racecars and will be the final opportunity for the Grandview regulars to get their equipment ready for opening night.
Season tickets, including a reserved seat, are available by telephoning the track at 610.754.7688.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA 10 miles north of Pottstown. Keep up to date on what is happening at the NASCAR sanctioned facility at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
MEDIA NOTE: Media credentials good for the entire season of events are being mailed out in the next week to those who have qualified. If you have not requested a credential and are planning to cover events on a regular basis, please fax your request on media letterhead to 215.752.1518 or mail to ESC, Inc. at 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. THANK YOU. Ernie Saxton