Race Results 08/09/2003


BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 9, 2003 . . . Heavy rain, thunderstorms and a forecast that called for more of the same forced event organizer Bruce Rogers to cancel the Saturday night show of NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.

“We were on a pretty good streak there for a while. We managed to sneak in the Forrest Rogers Memorial last weekend when other area tracks were getting rained out. Ma Nature caught up with us here tonight. We were getting the track ready for racing when the rains came. We’ll just start getting the track ready for the Thursday night races,” said Rogers.

On Thursday night (August 14th) the Berks County oval will feature the major names in Eastern dirt track modified stock car racing with the running of the Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series as part of the successful Thunder on the Hill Series promoted by track owner Bruce Rogers and Bob Miller. The Thunder Jam 100 will have 30 cars starting the 100-lap event on the one-third-mile, clay banked oval.

With $6,000 going to the winner there will be a host of modified racing talents on hand including Brett Hearn, Bob McCreadie, Kenny Tremont, Billy Decker, Billy Pauch, Jimmy Horton, Kenny Brightbill, Craig VonDohren, current Grandview point leader Jeff Strunk, Meme DeSantis and others.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing getting the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $20 with young people, 6 through 11 paying just $5.00 and kids under 6 are admitted FREE.

And on Saturday, August 16th the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modifieds and Late Models return to action with a 7:30 p.m. doubleheader being sponsored by Rossi Welding and Arctic Cat. Rossi Welding is sponsoring the night in memory of Joey Rossi, an ardent Kenny Brightbill fan, who passed away several years back.

At least 13 events of stock car racing will make up the Saturday night show with a 30-lapper for 29 modifieds and a 20-lapper for 26 late models.

The biggest event of the season takes place on Saturday, September 13th with the running of the T.H.Properties Freedom 76 offering $20,000 to the winner of the classic event for the Modified stock cars.

Opportunities to sponsor heat races, advertise in the special program book and sponsor laps are available by telephoning Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797.

Grandview Speedway
, one of the most popular sports facilities in Berks County, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.saxtonsponsormarket.com.