RAIN WIPES OUT SATURDAY NIGHT RACING FOR FIRST TIME IN 2004

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 5, 2004 . . . An all-day soaking rain washed out the scheduled Auto Locator Magazine sponsored night of NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series stock car racing at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night.


            ?You just knew that Ma Nature would get us sooner or later. We went ten weeks, including our practice day, without a rainout. We?ll reschedule the Auto Locator BONUS BUCKS NIGHT FOR RACERS for a later date. And we are looking forward to the United Racing Club sprint cars being part of the show with the NASCAR Modifieds this Saturday (June 12th). This is always a great event because fans get to see the open cockpit sprinters and the stock cars. And we welcome a new sponsor in Scott Powersports of Coopersburg,? said event organizer Bruce Rogers.


            The United Racing Club sprint cars are having a banner season with more than 30 sprinters showing up for their events as they travel the East Coast presenting their excitement brand of sprint car racing. The June 12th Scott Powersports Night will be the only regular season Saturday night appearance for the URC sprinters at Grandview Speedway this year.


            Former Grandview Speedway modified racer Dave McGough, a former URC sprint champion, is talking about making this his last season of competition. The Sassamanville, PA racer wants to spend more time helping his young son with his racing career. So this may be one of the final appearances for McGough in racing action at the Bechtelsville oval.


            Ed Aikin, a former Grandview Speedway late model champion and modified racing talent, is traveling the circuit with URC and won the October, 2003 sprint car feature on the one-third-mile clay oval. He is looking to make it two in a row. There is no URC racer that knows Grandview better than Aikin.


            Craig VonDohren, the current NASCAR Modified point leader, will be looking to increase his point lead as he chases a win in the 30-lap Scott Powersports Modified feature race. Jon Kellner Sr., on a hot streak with two wins in two weeks, will be looking for his third victory and will be challenged by VonDohren, Meme DeSantis, defending champion Jeff Strunk and a host of others.