JASON HAMILTON READY FOR NASCAR MODIFIED RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY THANKS TO SPONSORSGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 12, 2009 . . . For a while it looked like Jason Hamilton, one of the most talented of the young racers at the NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway, was not going to be able to race this season.
Hamilton had lost his car owner and was left to put together his own team if he wanted to be racing in 2009. Fortunately the 33-year-old Erwinna, PA racer was able to obtain sponsorship. With his own personal funds and sponsor dollars Hamilton was able to put together a team that will run the full schedule of Saturday night NASCAR Modified races at Grandview and also run a few select events at other tracks.
?I don?t know that this would have been possible without Bert Jones and his Beer City business in Quakertown, PA.,? said Hamilton. ?He really stepped up big this year. He has been a sponsor in the past but this year he has taken a much bigger position with the team.?
In addition to Beer City, Brian Horrocks will have his Horrocks Fire & Rescue of Collegeville involved as a sponsor along with Adams Glass and Aluminum, Capri Pizza in Pipersville, Eastern Oaks Tree Service and AP Creations.
?Grandview Speedway is the most competitive track around so you want to be able to show up with a strong effort,? said the self employed landscaper (Town and Country Caretakers, Inc.). ?The purse is good and that really helps keep you running. The sponsorship support is important but you have to be able to run consistently and take home some prize money to make it all work.
?The competition this season is going to be even tougher. There are some high dollar teams that will be really hooked up. It will be tough competition but I am looking forward to it.?
Hamilton is coming off what he considered a ?fair season? with one win at Grandview Speedway and one at nearby Big Diamond Raceway. He did feel that they should have been in victory lane more often.
The popular racer feels confident that he can be a winner at Grandview this season. He will be going up against some tough competition in seven time track champion Jeff Strunk, six time track champion Craig VonDohren, past champion Terry Meitzler, young sensation Billy Pauch, Jr., veteran Meme DeSantis, Ryan Godown, Jon Kellner Sr., Mike Gular and a host of others.
Grandview Speedway kicks off their season with a free-to-the-public practice session on Saturday, March 28th featuring all divisions of competition. The action will start at noon.
The 47th consecutive season of stock car racing at the Berks County clay oval will get the green flag on Saturday, April 4th at 7 p.m. The NASCAR Modifieds will top off the program with a 40-lap feature paying $3,000 to win while the Late Models will be featured in a 20-lap main event.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com where a full schedule of events for 2009 can be found.