GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY BATTING (RACING) 500% AGAINST MA NATURE THIS SEASON RAIN WASHES OUT SATURDAY PROGRAM OF STOCK CAR RACINGGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 23,2005.? For the third time this season stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway was rained out on Saturday (April 23rd).
?We are batting (racing) just 500% so far this season. We have scheduled six events, including the practice sessions, and have lost three of them due to weather. In baseball that would be a great batting average but for us that is not a good record. Hopefully we will get the rainouts out of the way early in the season and be able to get a large percentage of our events in this season,? said track operator Bruce Rogers.
NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, April 30th, 7 p.m. At least 13 events of stock car racing will be presented with a 30-lap feature for the NASCAR Modifieds (29 cars starting) and a 20-lap feature the Late Models (26 cars starting).
Four time track modified stock car racing champion Jeff Strunk (Bethel) leads the standings after just two events with 604 counters while five time champion Craig VonDohren (Oley) is second with 587. Each have a feature win. Off to the best start of his career is John Willman (Birdsboro) with 528 points. And in the Late Model division Ron Kline (Green Lane) is looking for his first track title. He current has a first and a second place finish and has 607 points while young Steve Sennott (Gilbertsville) has 566 counters. Veteran racer Kyle Pensinger (Lyon Station) has 545 points.
Coming up on Saturday, May 7th, is Harry?s U-Pull-It Auto Parts Night with the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modifieds in action along with the Late Models. Racing will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Fans are reminded that this is a change in the starting time for Saturday night racing and that will be the starting time through the first Saturday in September when the point chase will come to an end.
The May 7th event will see the return of the RCN4 cable network as they cover the event and condense it down to a two hour taped delayed show scheduled for a later date.
Tape delayed coverage of the April 16th events at Grandview Speedway can still be seen on RCN4 (in the Lehigh Valley, PA area) Tuesday, April 26th at 8 p.m. and Friday, April 29th at 7 p.m.
Checkered Flag Fan Club, one of the nation?s oldest and largest auto racing fan clubs, will be on hand on Saturday, May 14th presenting sportswear to the feature winners. Members of the organization will soliciting memberships from the fans and racers during the night.
Auto Locator Magazine, offering great deals on new and used vehicles on a weekly basis, will sponsor the Saturday, May 21st show. More than 125,000 copies of the magazine are circulated on a weekly basis throughout the mid-Atlantic states. The magazine offers a weekly column on motorsports, covering all the latest happenings in local short track racing (results and coming events), penned by veteran motorsports journalist Ernie Saxton. Auto Locator will offer more than $750 in bonuses for racers at Grandview Speedway on their night.
Tuesday night, May 24th, a huge crowd is expected to be at the Berks County clay oval as the nationally famous DIRT Motorsports World of Outlaw sprint cars perform. Many of the top names in Central Pennsy sprint car racing will be on hand to challenge the Outlaw stars. In addition the American Racing Drivers Club midgets will be in action making for an exciting open cockpit doubleheader. Advance tickets are on sale at the speedway on Saturday nights and by telephone at 215.860.5631.
The month of May closes out on Saturday, May 28th with a doubleheader show of NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models sponsored by 3M.
Fans are reminded that season passes, which can include a reserved seat of their choice, are still available by contacting the speedway office at 610.754.7688.
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