BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ Interest is running high, extremely high, for the $50,000 to win 50th Anniversary BPG Racing Freedom 76 Modified Classic at Grandview Speedway.
With the huge amount of interest being shown in the 76-lap race track management has announced that there will be increased parking in designated areas surrounding the speedway grounds including at the corner of Passmore and Hoffmansville Road. In addition there will be new camping areas to go along with the camping that will be permitted on the speedway grounds.
No BLOCK PARKING OF CAMPERS will be allowed. Camping on the speedway grounds will be handled sensibly with regard to your camping neighbors. No campers will be allowed on the grounds until after September 6th.
Added to the camping available on the speedway grounds there will also be a camping area open across from the fourth turn area of the speedway.
?We want everyone attending this history making event for weekly short track racing at Grandview Speedway to have an enjoyable time,? said assistant track general manager Tina Rogers. ?We will have ample signage so that fans will know where all the parking and camping areas are located. The neighboring properties will be charging for parking and camping. ?
There will be three ticket windows open for race tickets. Advance ticket holders (this includes those with season passes) will be able to enter at the main entrance and at the fourth turn gate.
Additional porta john facilities will be in place.
The race, expected to attract many of the top names in dirt track modified stock car racing from Pennsylvania and surrounding states, will pay $50,000 to win making it one of the largest first place offerings in the history of local weekly short track stock car racing.
Billy Decker, Danny Johnson, Kevin Hirthler (winner of the recent $20,000 to win NASCAR sanctioned Forrest Rogers Memorial presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings); past champions (within the past 25 years) will all have guaranteed starting spots in the classic. Entries for the race have been received from New Yorker?s Larry Wight, Pat Ward, Pat Varin, and Jimmy Phelps. Six time winner Billy Pauch Sr. will be in the field along with a host of others. Entry blanks can be found at
Many followers of the sport say they would not be surprised to see 100 entries on hand for the Saturday, September 15th Classic which will have a 7 p.m. starting time. This event does have a Saturday, September 22nd rain date.
Adult admission for the race, which will close out the regular Saturday night schedule of races for the 2012 season, will be $40 while youngsters 6 thru 12 will pay just $10. Youngsters under 6 will be admitted FREE.
Advance tickets are available at the track during Saturday night events or by mail by sending a check/money order to cover the tickets being ordered, payable to Grandview Speedway, to 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. A self addressed stamped envelope should be included for convenience in returning the tickets in a timely manner.
Information on event sponsorships, souvenir track magazine advertise and lap sponsorships is available from Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or
Grandview Speedway, celebrating their 50th Anniversary Season, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. Check in at for information or telephone 610.754.7688.