GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY EVENTS TO BE FEATURED AGAIN ON TV IN 2005Grandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 6, 2005 At least five auto racing events at Grandview Speedway will be featured, during the 2005 season, on the RCN4 television network which reaches into Lehigh Valley, PA area which includes Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem.
We are quite excited to have RCN4 offering tape delayed coverage of our events as they have for the past four seasons. This is great for sponsors involved in the sport at Grandview Speedway, said track promoter Bruce Rogers. ?Having the TV coverage also introduces our sport to people who might never have the opportunity to see short track auto racing. It could very well create new fans for the sport.?
The first event of the season to have TV coverage will be the April 16th NASCAR Modified and Late Model doubleheader. The RCN4 crew will also tape events on May 7th (NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models), June 11th (United Racing Club sprint cars and NASCAR Modifieds), July 2 (Firecracker 40 for Late Models) and August 6th (Stauffer Construction Forrest Rogers Memorial for Modifieds).
All taped shows will run at least two hours and include all qualifying events and both feature races from start to finish.
In addition to the RCN4 coverage the taped delayed shows are also seen on Pottstown Community Television and on Comcast TV throughout the Trooper/Collegeville, PA area. Additional outlets are being considered.
Fans will also be able to see one to two minute highlight clips of racing action on the Grandview Speedway website, www.grandviewspeedway.com.
On air talent for the shows will include well known Area Auto Racing News (a trade paper located in Trenton, NJ) columnist Randy Kane and long time National Speed Sport News ( a trade paper in Concord, NC) columnist Gary London. Veteran track announcer Ernie Saxton (36 years at Grandview) will handle the victory lane interviews.
Mike Feltenberger, publisher of ?Strapped In,? a quarterly magazine covering motorsports, will be part of the broadcast crew from time to time.
Grandview Speedway, a NASCAR sanctioned short track auto racing facility, will open their 2005 season officially with the Susquehanna Patriot Bank sponsored doubleheader featuring the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models on Saturday, April 2, 7 p.m. A 40-lap feature for Modifieds will top the program.
A free-to-the-public practice session will be presented on Saturday, March 26th starting at 12 noon.
The one-third-mile, banked clay track is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information on racing events telephone 610.754.7688 or check out their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.