PRACTICE DAY A HUGE SUCCESS, SEASON SET TO OPEN ON APRIL 5 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAYGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 30, 2008 . . . . The 46th consecutive season of stock car racing gets the green flag at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 5th at 7 pm.
Judging from the hugely successful practice day, an estimated 100 racecars in the pits and a big crowd of fans in the stands on a very chilly day this past Saturday, weekly auto racing at Grandview Speedway will be a big success.
The season opener will feature the NASCAR Modifieds (358 Modifieds) along with the NASCAR Late Models. A full series of qualifying events will lead up to a 40-lap feature for the Modifieds and a 20-lapper for the Late Models.
With $3,000 going to the winner of the Modified feature and more money being offered to the Late Models on opening night the race for the top spots should have fans on the edge of their seats all throughout the night.
A number of new talents such as Ryan Godown, Stewart Friesen, Danny Hieber and others will challenge the Grandview veterans each Saturday night. Six time Modified champions Jeff Strunk and Craig VonDohren are looking for their seventh title. Duane Howard, a three time champion who lost the title by just one point last year, is back to make it four. Past champion Terry Meitzler will be looking to have a strong season as will Mike Gular, Danny Erb, Kerry Kratz, Kevin Hirthler and a host of others.
And there is a strong field of Late Model racers looking to challenge defending champion Brian Shuey in the chase for the title. Leading feature winner Randy Stoudt has teamed up with Merkel Racing for 2008. Four time champion Dean Stoudt is back as is past champion Ron Kline, all time leading Late Model feature winner Jon Kellner Sr., Mark Malcolm, Kyle Merkel, Greg Hoffmaster and many others.
Racers are reminded to have their cars signed in to the pits by 5:30 pm for the April shows.
Stock car racing, with a variety of added attractions during the season, will continue each Saturday night through September.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For race information, the full schedule and more, check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com (sign up for the FREE e-mail fan news) or telephone 610.754.7688.
For marketing information (track magazine and billboard advertising along with sponsorship opportunities) check in with Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797.