FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC PRACTICE OPENS SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY 600 MODIFIEDS ADDED TO THE SCHEDULEGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 13, 2005 . . . Fans of the sport or those who just want to get an idea of what local short track auto racing is all about can enjoy an afternoon of ?testing and tuning? sessions at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville,PA) FREE on Saturday, March 26th. On track activity will start at about 12 noon.
The free-to-the-public practice session for racers has become a tradition at the Berks County racing oval. Fans in the grandstands will have the opportunity to see their favorite racers ?testing and tuning? the equipment they will be racing during the 2005 season. It is a chance for fans to see the race cars before they become battle scarred from high speed competition on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval.
Dozens of race teams are expected to be part of the practice day. Most of the teams will be NASCAR Modified and Late Model stock car racing teams that will be performing on the NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway every Saturday night throughout the season. In addition fans will probably be treated to test sessions by sprint and midget racers and other types of race equipment.
?This is always a popular happening at Grandview Speedway. It is the kick off of the season. Fans are anxious to see what their favorite racer will be running. And people who just want to see what this sport is all about get to come out FREE and, hopefully, get to enjoy an afternoon in the sun and watch the excitement on the track,? said promoter Bruce Rogers. ?We are looking forward to an exciting 43rd season of competition.?
The 2005 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series schedule of events gets the green flag on Saturday, April 2nd when Susquehanna Patriot Bank sponsors the Opening Night activities that will include a full card of qualifying events leading up to a 40-lap feature for the NASCAR Modifieds (starting 29 cars) and a 20-lap feature for the NASCAR Late Models (starting 26 cars).
The NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will be the regular Saturday night attraction at the popular Berks County clay oval.
Recently added to the schedule, a full schedule can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com, are three dates of racing for the 600 Modifieds. This will be the first time that this class of competition has made appearances at Grandview Speedway. The 600 Modifieds will perform on May 28th with the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models, June 11th with the United Racing Club sprint cars and NASCAR Modifieds and on July 30th with the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models.
At least six Thunder on the Hill events, promoted by Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers, will again be part of the season activities. The first Thunder on the Hill event takes place on Tuesday, May 24th featuring the DIRT Motorsports World of Outlaw sprint cars and American Racing Drivers Club midgets.
At least five nights of NASCAR racing at Grandview Speedway will be offered on a tape delayed basis through RCN4 TV with the first show being televised on April 16th.
Admission for regular Saturday night shows will be $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for youngsters 6 through 11 and children under 6 are admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. And there is always FREE PARKING on the speedway grounds.
Unique is that fans are invited to bring their own refreshments (no glass bottles allowed) or they can enjoy the award winning concessions offered by the speedway vendors at reasonable prices.
Those interested in keeping informed on all the latest announcements, schedule changes, and other news pertaining to Grandview Speedway are invited to visit the track website at