SWINEHARTS, FATHER AND SON, READY FOR A BIG SEASON OF RACING AT GRANDVIEW


BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 1, 2006 . . . Veteran Modified stock car racer Ray Swinehart had a great season at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway in 2005. The former track champion won the two biggest events of the season, the Stauffer Construction Forrest Rogers Memorial and the T.H.Properties Freedom 76, worth more than $30,000.
 ?Winning those races was a big help to me financially since I had just built a new building for my J&L Speed Equipment business,? said Swinehart. ?I put all that money to great use. It would be nice to be able to win them again this year.?
 Swinehart plans to race his own 358 Modifieds at Grandview Speedway on Saturday nights. The cars will be Bicknell creations with power from both CMS Racing Engines and R&R Machine. Sponsorship will come from long time supporter P.K.Moyer Paving & Excavating and a new sponsor Sugg Chevrolet of Boyertown, PA. Of course Swinehart?s own J&L Speed Equipment will be on the car.
 The Bechtelsville racer will also field an entry for racing at Big Diamond Raceway on Friday nights.
 ?I am planning on traveling around more in 2006 to run some big block Modified races,? said Swinehart. ?I am getting to that age when I start thinking about retiring so I want to travel around more this year.?
 Stanley Swinehart will be working with his dad to keep the race cars running at peak performance.  ?He has been a valuable part of our crew,? said Ray.
 In addition Steve Swinehart, a feature winner in Modified competition at Grandview Speedway, will drive a car provided by his dad. The bright red Bicknell racer will see action each Saturday night at the one-third-mile, high banked clay oval. Steve?s car will carry the same sponsorship support as the Ray Swinehart entry.
 The Swineharts will have plenty of competition at Grandview Speedway. The return of former champion Duane Howard in a BPG Racing sponsored entry has created a great deal of excitement. Craig VonDohren, a five time track champion, will be part of the BPG Racing Super Team that also includes young talent Ryan Watt. Defending Modified champion Jeff Strunk, Terry Meitzler, Tom Mayberry, Meme DeSantis, Mike Gular, Doug Manmiller, Jon Kellner, Danny Erb, Sean Merkel and a host of others will be in the thick of the battle for Modified victories and the lucrative NASCAR point championship. Strunk walked off with close to $25,000 in point fund money at the end of the 2005 season.
 The Late Models will be the second part of the Saturday night racing shows with Ron Kline returning to try for a second straight championship. Consistent winner Randy Stoudt is planning to run a full season as is Chuck Schutz in a BPG Racing sponsored Late Model.
 A free-to-the-public practice session is planned for all racers on Saturday, March 25th at noon. The season officially gets the green flag at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st with a doubleheader show of NASCAR Modifieds (40 lap feature) and NASCAR Late Models.
 Season tickets are presently available that include a reserved seat. Information on the reserved seats may be had at 610.754.7688.
 Information on sponsorship opportunities, track magazine advertising, billboards, group rates and hospitality opportunities is available from Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797.
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 Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.
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