LATE MODEL RACERS OFFER SOME EXCITING ACTION AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAYGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 9, 2006 . . . When the racing season gets the green flag at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 1st, the Late Models and their past champions could very well be the center of attention.
Defending champion Ron Kline will be seeking his second straight title. This year the Green Lane, PA racer will be fielding his own entry having purchased the 2005 championship winning car. Pottstown?s Chuck Schutz, a former champion, will be back trying for another title. This season the veteran plans to run the full schedule of Saturday night events in a car sponsored by BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports.
Randy Stoudt, who also calls Pottstown home, has his sights set on becoming the all time leading feature winner in Late Models. The former champion presently has more than 30 wins while the career win mark is held by Jon Kellner Sr. with 57. Stoudt hopes to win often in 2006 and move closer to the record.
Two time champion Lou Egrie will be back looking for his third title in an Evans Heat Treatment sponsored entry owned by Frank and Doris McCarthy.
John Durling will be back to try for a second title driving for Bill Wharton who will field War-Head chassis entry for the former champion.
Four time Late Model champion Dean Stoudt is hoping to be able to find a new ride for the 2006 season so he can go after a fifth title. His 2005 car owner has decided not to field a car at Grandview Speedway this season.
Greg Hoffmaster, a veteran campaigner at the Berks County clay oval, has never won a championship but feels this could be a big season for him. The Pottstown racer will have Keenan?s Chevrolet of Limerick as his new primary sponsor. In addition there will be support from Schaeffer?s Harley Davidson/Buell (Orwigsburg), Volpe Express Inc.(Phoenixville), J&F Commercial Products and RM Lawn Maintenance (Pottstown).
Hoffmaster was a top 20 finisher in the final point standings last season in the chase for the NASCAR Late Model title.
The Late Models have become a popular attraction at Grandview Speedway and the star-studded array of racing talent shooting for the victories and the lucrative championship should make for some very exciting Saturday night racing action.
The Late Models get to race for two point funds with money coming from track owner Bruce Rogers and also from NASCAR.
Kicking off the 2006 season will be the annual Free-to-the-Public practice session set for Saturday, March 25th at 12 noon. The practice is open to all divisions of racing competition and the fan areas are open free to the public.
On Saturday, April 1st, 7 p.m. the 44th consecutive season of professional stock car racing will get the green flag with the NASCAR Modifieds and NASCAR Late Models in action with a 40-lap feature for the Modifieds topping the show.
Grandview Speedway is located just off Route 100 on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA just 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.