MODIFIED QUALIFYING PROCEDURES CHANGED FOR 2006 SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY….MANDATORY DRIVERS MEETING SET FOR OPENING NIGHTGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 25, 2006 . . . . With a new handicapping system in place thirty cars will start the NASCAR Modified feature races at Grandview Speedway during the 2006 season.
Opening night racing action, April 1st, at the Bechtelsville clay oval will see all Modified racers draw for starting positions in the qualifying heat races leading up to the 40-lap season opener that will reward the winner with $3,000. This will be the start of the 44th consecutive season of stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.
Based on the finishes of opening night the new handicapping system will be put in place starting with the April 8th NASCAR Modified racing events.
Thirty third thru last in points and drivers making their first appearance of the season will be handicapped in the first two ten lap heat races. Three cars will qualify from each heat race for feature starting positions 17 through 22nd. Non-qualifiers will compete in the first consolation race with two qualifying for the feature.
The top 32 in points will be handicapped in heat races three through six. Four cars will qualify from each heat race for feature starting positions one through 16.
Non-qualifiers compete in second and third consolation races with three qualifying for the feature race.
A total of 30 cars will start each weekly 30-lap NASCAR Modified feature race.
The previous week?s feature winner will start 16th if he or she is able to qualify through a heat race.
The Cash Dash for Modifieds has been eliminated with heat race winner now collecting $50.
Working radios will be mandatory in each race car (Modifieds and Late Models) as will transponders. It will be up to each racer to be sure radios and transponders are in working order.
A mandatory drivers meeting will take place at 5 p.m. on opening night, April 1st.
Opening night action at the Berks County oval will include a full series of qualifying events for the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Model stock cars leading up to a 40-lap feature race for the Modifieds and a 20-lap main event for the Late Models.
Adult tickets for opening night are priced at $15.00 while children will be admitted for $5.00 and children under 6 will be admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.
Five time track champion Jeff Strunk will kick off defense of his 2005 NASCAR Modified title. He will come up against some great stock car racing talents in five time champion Craig VonDohren, three time champion Duane Howard plus other former champions including Ray Swinehart, Tom Mayberry and Terry Meitzler. Stock car racing legend Billy Pauch will see action as will other top stars that will be making Grandview Speedway their home track in 2006.
Added to the schedule for 2006 are four Legends car events on April 29, June 3, July 8, and August 12th. The 600 Modifieds will be at Grandview on June 10th and July 22nd.
The one-third-mile, banked clay oval is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA just 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information regarding racing at Grandview Speedway telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.