BECHTELSVILLE, PA SEPT. 17, 2021 . . . Young Jordan Henn was able to win the Freedom 38 Sportsman race at Grandview Speedway Friday night and take home the $2,200 first place money. Henn also earned honors for being the highest finishing Crate Sportsman racer after starting in the number one position. Finishing second was veteran racing talent Kevin Hirthler who came from 22nd starting spot in the 38 lap race. Grabbing third was Steve Davis followed by Brett Gilmore and Mark Kemmerer.

Fifty five Sportsman racers tried for the 27 feature starting spots.

Rounding out the top ten were Kyle Smith, Brian Hirthler, Dakota Kohler, Ryan Grim and Ryan Beltz.

Next up is the 51st Annual Freedom 76, featuring a wide array of talent, set to go Saturday at 7 p.m. A wide array of modified racing talents will be going after the $30,000 victory.

Adult tickets for the Freedom 76 are priced at $40. Youngsters, 6 through 11, will pay $10 while kids under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission will be $45 with no license required. There are no advance tickets being offered. Rain date for the Freedom 76 is Saturday, September 25.

Saturday will see pit gates open at 9 a.m. with ticket sales starting at 3 p.m. Fans will be able to enter the speedway at the first turn and fourth turn spectator gates to reserve seats with blankets between 9am and 12noon.

Chapel service has been moved outside of main gate area starting at 2:45 p.m. BRING YOUR BLANKET OR CHAIR.

The green flag will fall at 7 p.m. as top Modified racing talents participate in qualifying events, the $1,000 to win GT Radiator Repairs Cash Dash, the Schaeffer Racing Minuteman 20 and top it all off with the 51st edition of the Freedom 76, “The Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”.

 The racer gaining the most positions during the 76 laps will receive $760 from Bobby Gunther Walsh In the name of ResQ Natural Supplements---Just Born Candies----Mike&Ike—Hot Tamales as the Hard Charger

THE LYNN HIMES GREAT EFFORT AWARD $100 will go to the highest finishing driver NOT in the top ten in Grandview points.

Popular Pete Knappenberger and his Maddie Pearl group will be entertaining from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the first turn area.

 Gary Balough, winner of hundreds of Modified and Late Model features, will have his famous Batmobile on display. He will also be autographing copies of his book, “A Checkered Past: My Story, Gary Balough”.

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MEDIA NOTE: A full results story will be sent early tomorrow, Saturday.

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