RULES FOR THP FREEDOM 76 SET, KENNY GILMORE IN SECOND SINON CARGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 14, 2007 . . . ?The rules for the 2007 edition of the THP Freedom 76 on September 8 will remain the same as last year,? said Grandview Speedway Competition Director Mike Kelly. ?We just want to make sure that we make racers planning to be part of this $20,000 to win event aware.?
The 76-lap classic on the one-third-mile, banked clay Berks County oval will allow engines up to 363-cubic-inches. 10.5-1 Brodix spec heads and the current 9-1 cast iron head engines will be allowed a 750 cfm carburetor and teams using the Chevy LS-1 and Ford N heads will be required to use a 650 cfm carburetor.
Alcohol or gasoline will be permitted.
DIRT legal 10.5-1 Brodix spec head engines must use 650 cfm carburetor on gasoline but an oil pan inspection plug is not required.
All carburetors must have stock venturi and booster dimensions.
Engines will be subject to a spot check by officials both before and after the race events.
Only current dimension and style dirt bodies will be allowed and there will absolutely be no sail panels permitted.
The race car must weight at least 2350 pounds with the driver.
Any American Racer tire will be allowed with a maximum size of 29/11.
Aluminum wheels are permitted but no dzus fastened wheel covers.
Cockpit adjustable components, except pan hard rod, are not permitted.
Any questions regarding rules for the THP Freedom 76, set for September 8th, at Grandview Speedway should be directed to Mike Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of interest to fans should be the announcement by car owner Chad Sinon that he has hired veteran Grandview Speedway modified racer Kenny Gilmore to fill the seat of a second car being entered for the THP Freedom 76.
Gilmore, a feature winner and consistent performer at Grandview over the years, will be a teammate to current NASCAR Whelen All American Modified Series point leader Duane Howard.
The veteran Kutztown, PA racer returned to action at Grandview Speedway last Saturday after spending almost a year recovering from injuries sustained in an auto accident that claimed the life of his mother.
?I was really impressed by the way Kenny was able to qualify for the feature race after being away for such a long period of time,? said Sinon. ?It is tough to qualify at Grandview even when you are there on a weekly basis. I think Kenny will do an outstanding job for BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports in the THP Freedom 76. All the team members are excited about having Kenny with us for this big race.?
The THP Freedom 76 offers $20,000 to the winner of the 76-lap Modified Classic. Admission for adults will be $25.00. Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. and spectator gates will open ONLY at 3 p.m. Fans will not be permitted into the speedway grounds earlier than 3 p.m.
Lap sponsorships are available for the THP Freedom 76 at $10 each ($25 for laps 10,20,30,40,50,60,and 70) by contacting Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or at the speedway on event nights.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For event information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com