FORMER CHAMPION TOM MAYBERRY READY FOR A STRONG SEASON AT GRANDVIEW


BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 15, 2005 . . . Veteran stock car racer Tom Mayberry is looking for a great season of stock car racing at Grandview Speedway. The 47-year-old racer, a former champion at the Berks County oval, has a new car owner, new racing equipment and a new excitement for the sport.
 ?After a season off I am really looking forward to getting back in action. Lou Cozze has a new Bicknell modified stock car for me to drive and new power for the car. The Giel?s Automotive sponsored team had a test run at the end of last year (at Delaware International Raceway) and that worked well as we won a qualifying event,? said Mayberry. ?I think we can be a contender at Grandview Speedway this season.?
 Mayberry, manager of the auto body department at A&T Chevy-Subaru in Sellersville, PA, won the NASCAR modified title at Grandview Speedway in 1991 and has been a big feature winner (34 career wins) in the past.
 ?I think it is going to be a very competitive season. There is a lot of great talent at Grandview Speedway. Jeff Strunk will be tough to beat but I also think that Jon Kellner Sr. (he had a strong season in 2004) will be strong. Craig VonDohren (a five time champion) will be tough. And there are some good young drivers coming up including Mike Gular and Sean Merkel,? commented Mayberry.
 Racers will get a chance to ?test and tune? their new racing equipment as part of the Free-to-the-Public practice session on Saturday, March 26th. All divisions of racing competition (NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models, Sprints, Midgets and more) are invited to be part of the practice session which will get started around 12 noon. Mayberry and his new Giel?s Automotive team plan to be there as will dozens of other race teams.
 The season official gets the green on Saturday, April 2nd at 7 p.m. when Susuquehanna Patriot Bank sponsors the 43rd annual season opener featuring the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models. A 40-lap feature starting 29 cars will top the Modified portion of the program will 26 cars will start in the 20-lap Late Model feature race. A full series of qualifying events will be presented leading up to the features.
 Fans can check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com to find out what is on the 2005 schedule and sign up to be on the FAN NEWS mailing list. For information on race events at Grandview Speedway telephone 610.754.7688.
 The one-third-mile, banked clay speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.
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MEDIA NOTE: Please be advised that you will have to have a Grandview Speedway media pass or make arrangements in advance to get into the practice session on March 26th. Credential requests should be mailed to ESC, Inc. 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047 or fax your request to 215.752.1518. All requests must be on media letterhead. Thank you. ERNIE SAXTON