FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC PRACTICE SESSION GIVES FANS A CHANCE TO SEE WHAT IS NEWGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA MARCH 10, 2006 . . . Grandview Speedway, one of the nation?s most successful short track racing facilities, will kick off their 44th consecutive season of professional stock car racing with a free-to-the-public practice session on Saturday, March 25th. Action will get started at 12 noon.
The ?test and tune? session for the racers, practice is open to all types of race cars, gives them one final opportunity to make sure their new or updated racing equipment is ready for the rigors of another chase for the championships.
Fans will be excited to see what their favorite driver will be racing and there are those who are just interested in seeing what all the excitement of local short track stock car racing is all about.
Season tickets will be available on practice day. They are priced at $275 and cover all the Saturday night stock car racing events April through September. Each season ticket includes a reserved seat.
The chase for the lucrative championships gets the green flag on Saturday, April 1st, 7 p.m. when the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will be featured in a doubleheader show that will include a full series of qualifying events topped by a 40-lap feature for the Modifieds and a 20-main event for the Late Models. The Modified main event will offer $3000 to the winner.
Open night racing action will be carried on RCN4 Cable Network on a tape delayed basis.
A lot of excitement as been created by the return of Duane Howard to his roots. The three time track champion who makes his home in nearby Oley has been racing and winning championships at Bridgeport, NJ Speedway on Saturday nights. This year the talented veteran has teamed up with colorful car owner Chad Sinon as part of the ?Super Three? that will be challenging for the track title.
Howard joins five time track champion Craig VonDohren and young Ryan Watt as part of the ?Super Three? who will chase after the NASCAR and track point fund money plus the NASCAR Divisional Championship $25,000. All three will be in cars owned by Chad Sinon?s BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports.
Other top talents making a run for the title include two time champion Ray Swinehart, Meme DeSantis, Terry Meitzler, Tom Mayberry, Mike Gular, Danny Erb, Jon Kellner, and a host of others.
In the Late Model division fans will be keeping an eye on past champions Chuck Schutz, carrying the BPG Racing colors, and Randy Stoudt as they chase feature wins and try to keep Ron Kline from winning a second straight championship.
Racing action will start at 7 p.m. for each Saturday show during the month of April and the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will be the attraction.
The first annual Spring Racers Flea Market is set for Saturday, March 18th at 7 a.m. The pit office will be open for the Flea Market and for the March 25th practice day so that race teams may purchase their NASCAR license and avoid the long lines expected for opening day. No one will be admitted to the pit area without a NASCAR license.
Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay oval, 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.