BECHTELSVILLE, PA?~ Heavy rains in the morning, overly wet grounds, and rain continuing in the afternoon forced promoter Bruce Rogers to cancel the 3 Starz Landscaping Night stock car racing action at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway on Saturday.
?The doubleheader show would have featured the NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Model stock cars.
??Actually the rain was a good thing, though we would have preferred to have it on a different day,? said Rogers. ?There is no denying we have needed rain for a while so despite losing one of our events we really did welcome the rain.?
?Racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Wednesday, July 14th when the traveling Race of Champions Dirt DART Modifieds will be featured in a 60-lap feature race with several of the top Grandview racers planning to compete. BPG Racing has added $1,000 to the purse bringing the first place money for the Modified feature to $5,000. In addition there will be a 40-lap feature for the Race of Champions Sportsman. Racing gets the green flag at 7:30 p.m.
?Coming up on Saturday night, July 17th, WNPV-1440 AM Radio will sponsor the doubleheader show which will again feature the 358 Modifieds and Late Models. The popular radio station (the local NASCAR racing channel), a big supporter of racing at Grandview, will be giving away more than $1000 worth of tickets to lucky fans for the July 31-August 1st weekend of NASCAR stock car racing at Pocono Raceway.? Racing will start at 7:30 p.m.
?One of the most popular Saturday night sponsors, Hatfield Quality Meats, will offer another doubleheader show on Saturday, July 24th. More than 200 Pocono Raceway NASCAR Truck/ARCA Series tickets will be given away to early arriving fans.
?And on Saturday, July 31st, a first time attraction will be the Steel Block Bandit Late Models, also featuring the Grandview Late Models, will be in action along with the Sportsman stock cars. There will be no 358 Modified racing that night. The Steel Block Bandit Late Model feature, 40 laps, will pay $2,000 to win according the organization officials. Information on the Steel Block Bandit organization can be found at www.steelblockbandits.com. Racing gets the green at 7:30 p.m.
?Information on racing action at Grandview Speedway can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688.
?The one-third-mile, banked clay track is located at 43 Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.