RAIN WASHES OUT HATFIELD QUALITY MEATS NASCAR RACING AT GRANDVIEWGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 16, 2005.?.With warm-up sessions concluded and a large field of NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modifieds and Late Model stock cars ready to go racing rain moved in and forced promoter Bruce Rogers to cancel the Hatfield Quality Meats Night at Grandview Speedway on Saturday.
?We had the track in great shape and we had everything ready for racing when the rain came. We tried to wait it out hoping that it was just a quick shower,? said Rogers. ?Unfortunately the rain continued and a check of the weather radar found that we were in for a long, consistent period of rain. We made the decision to cancel and not keep fans and racers hanging around hoping that the rains might stop.?
Efforts will be made to reschedule the Hatfield Quality Meats Night since it is so popular with fans.
NASCAR stock car racing returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, July 23rd, when American Dental Services sponsors a full night, at least 15 events of racing, starting at 7:30 p.m. Included will be a full series of qualifying events topped by a 30 lap feature for NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modifieds and a 20 lap feature for the Late Models.
Leading the point chase with the NASCAR Modifieds is four time track champion Jeff Strunk. The current point leader, driving the BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports #88 Modified, Strunk has won three feature races. The Bethel, PA racer has 3037 counters while second place Craig VonDohren (Oley, PA), a five time track champion, has 2463 points. Third is held by Keith Brightbill (Mohnton, PA) with 2187 counters. Kevin Hartnett (Perkasie) is fourth with 2161 points followed by Mike Gular (Harleysville) with 2144 points. All of the top five have feature wins except for Brightbill.
In the Late Model point chase Ron Kline of Green Lane has his Tom Oates Chevy sponsored entry in front with 2875 points with four feature wins. Rick Todorow (Quakertown) holds down second with 2620 counters. Dean Schaeffer (Douglassville) has earned 2542 points to hold third followed by Harry Neiman Jr. (Bower Beach, DE) with 2421 and Dave Conover (Royersford) having tallied 2303 points. Only Kline has won a feature out of the top five in the point standings.
Coming up on Saturday, August 6th, is the annual Stauffer Construction Forrest Rogers Memorial Modified Classic offering $10,000 to the winner. The Late Models will also be part of the show. Stauffer Construction will be giving out 10 FREE Pizzas and the first 200 youngsters through the front gate will be admitted free courtesy of Stauffer Construction.
Four time track champion and current NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modified point leader Jeff Strunk will be at the Franklin Institute (Philadelphia) on Thursday, July 21st along with his BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports #88 Modified as part of the Race Car Day. Strunk will join drivers from other area tracks along with Nextel Cup racer Robby Gordon and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series racer Bill Lester as they sign autographs at the show which runs from noon until 5 p.m. There will be display cars and loads of prizes.
Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay oval, is a NASCAR sanctioned facility offering stock car racing every Saturday night from April through September. The track is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, in Bechtelsville, PA. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at their website, www.grandviewspeedway.com and sign up for the monthly FAN NEWS.