BECHTELSVILLE, PA February 22, 2004 . . . For the second straight year the driver winning the most qualifying heat races for the NASCAR sanctioned Saturday night stock car racing events at Grandview Speedway will earn a $1,000 CASH bonus at the end of the season.
The bonus bucks, Meme DeSantis earned the $1,000 cash bonus last season, will again be sponsored by Rossi Welding of Reading, PA and D&S Archery of Barto, PA.
If there should be a tie at the end of the season the cash will go to the driver involved in the tie that finishes the highest in the final NASCAR track point standings.
“We are happy to have the bonus bucks back again. I know it created a lot of interest last year. Rossi Welding has become quite a supporter here at Grandview sponsoring this award and a night of racing plus they sponsor a couple of modified teams,” said event organizer Bruce Rogers. “And D&S Archery has been a long time booster of racing here. In addition to the bonus program Donnie Hoffman (D&S Archery owner) fields a modified stock car with driver Tracy Readinger.”
Rossi Welding will be sponsoring the NASCAR Modified and Late Model show on May 30th.
And again in 2004 the Modified stock car champion will be part of the annual Champion’s Trip that has been a part of the champion’s rewards since the late eighties. The champion receives a free trip for himself and a guest valued at more than $3,000. Over the years the Champion’s Trip has traveled to Maui, Las Vegas, Puerto Rico, many of the Caribbean Islands and last year cruised to the Mexican Riviera.  Close to 40 people were part of the 2003 trip.
“Bruce and Theresa Rogers give the trip as an added bonus for the Champion. This is in addition to the $10,000 point money from the track, the NASCAR point money, the custom created championship ring and other awards,” said Ernie Saxton who handles the track public relations. “It is another incentive to win the title and it is also a ‘thank you’ from the Rogers family for the racer support. It is just another reason that Grandview Speedway continues to attract such strong racer support.”
Each year the trip takes place in December. Plans for the 2004 trip will be announced on March 6th when all of the Champion’s Trip participants from 2003 are invited to a FREE “Photo Party” at Cheer’s Tavern in Eshbach, PA.
Those wishing to receive information on the 2004 Grandview Speedway Champion’s Trip can email Marilyn Saxton at or telephone 215.752.2392.
Grandview Speedway opens their 2004 season on Saturday, March 27th with a 12 noon Free-to-the-Public practice season that features the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models along with many other racers that plan to compete in the wide variety of events being presented the track this season.
The chase for the lucrative point title and the point money that goes with it kicks off on Saturday, April 3rd, 6 p.m. with the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models. The Modifieds will run in a 40-lap feature offering extra bucks to the winner. At least  13 events will make up the program sponsored by Patriot Bank.
For information on the 2004 season telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at to be included in the new Grandview Speedway mailing/email list.
To learn of opportunities available to market through motorsports at Grandview Speedway telephone Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797 or email Opportunities include track magazine, race and award sponsorships, billboards, public address announcements, website advertising and more.