BECHTELSVILLE, PA January, 2004 . . . The 42nd consecutive season of professional stock car racing, part of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series, will kick off at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA) on Saturday, April 3rd.
The opening night show, featuring the Modifieds and Late Model stock cars, will be sponsored by Patriot Bank and will have a 6 p.m. starting time. A 40-lap feature for the Modifieds will top off the night. The Late Models will run in a 20 lap main event.
Racers planning to run at Grandview Speedway during the 2004 season will have an opportunity to “test and tune” their racing equipment when the annual free-to-the-public practice session is presented on Saturday, March 27th. Activities on practice day will get started at noon time.
Modifieds and Late Models, sanctioned by NASCAR, will be the featured attraction on Saturday nights throughout 2004. All of the events run in April will have a 6 p.m. starting time before switching to 7:30 p.m. starts with the first event of May.
Three time and defending track modified champion Jeff Strunk and late model champion Randy Stoudt have both announced plans to return to defend their title winning efforts.
Included in the Saturday night schedule will be a June 12th doubleheader that will see the United Racing Club sprint cars replace the Late Models for the night. The Modifieds will make up the second part of the show.
The biggest event of the season for the Late Models takes place on July 3rd with the running of the Firecracker 40. Modifieds will make up the second part of the show.
On August 7th the Stauffer Construction Forrest Rogers Memorial, a 40-lapper paying at least $10,000 to win for the Modifieds, will be presented along with a full show of Late Models.
As the season gets near the closing date the 34th annual T.H. Properties Freedom 76 will be presented. This race offers more than $20,000 to the winner and attracts some of the top modified racers in the tri-state area to challenge the regulars for the big bucks.
Several events are scheduled to be shown on RCN4 cable television reaching Lehigh Valley and Northern New Jersey. A definite schedule of televised events will be announced shortly.
Again this season Bruce Rogers and Bob Miller will team up to present the popular NAPA Auto Parts/COMDIAL Thunder on the Hill Series. The 15th season of Thunder events will kick off on Sunday, May 2nd with Big Block Modifieds running in a 40 lap that will be part of the DIRT Southeast Series.
The O’Reilly World of Outlaw sprint cars will be the attraction on Sunday, May 30th.
The balance of Thunder on the Hill promotions will include a mix of Big Block Modifieds and 410 Sprints with the Halloween Party on October 16th including Big Blocks, NASCAR Modifieds, URC Sprints, Late Models and Keystone Legends.
Track activities will close out with the October 23rd Annual Racer’s Flea Market.
Opportunities to market through NASCAR motorsports are available at Grandview Speedway. Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. offers businesses track magazine advertising, billboards, event sponsorships and more. For details telephone Saxton at 215.752.7797 or 215.752.2392.
Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile clay banked oval, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information on the speedway activities and to sign up to be on the mailing list or to get information on group rates, check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. To get information on season tickets and more you can telephone the track office at 610.754.7688. And to obtain latest details on Thunder on the Hill Series events check in at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.