BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 5, 2004 . . . Sixteen year old Amanda Spotts, an eleventh grade high school student, and Dirty Girls Racing are ready for a season of NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series modified stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.
A graduate of quarter midget auto racing and a championship winning performance in 300cc Missile racing (a smaller version of modified stock cars) Spotts will be driving a family owned Bicknell chassis race car in a full season of competition on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval.
“This is something I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember. I have been going to Grandview Speedway since I was two years old. I can remember telling Kerry Kratz (a standout modified racer at the Bechtelsville oval) that I would be racing against him. He always told me that he would be retired by then. Well this season I will be racing against him along with other family friends like Mike Gular, Kevin Hirthler and some others,” said the attractive young lady racer. “My first year goals are to get a lot of seat time, learn a lot and try not to wreck the race car.”
When asked about the unique sounding sponsor, Amanda pointed out that Dirty Girls Racing (www.teamdirtygirls.com)is well known in motocross racing. They manufacture race apparel and are looking to increase their distribution into other divisions of motorsports. They are hoping sponsorship of our race team will help.
Additional sponsorship comes from the family business of TAKFul Builders along with THProperties, Green Lane Wm. Penn, FourStar Lettering and Salford Web Design.
“I can’t say enough about the help that Kevin Hirthler and his family have given our team. My dad (Al Spotts) does most of the work on the car but he has had a lot of help from Kevin and his No. 117 modified team. The car has been pretty much put together in the No. 117 race shop,” said the Upper Perkiomen High School student. “At the races we have a couple of guys that help us and we get some help from Mike Gular’s No. 53 team.”
Spotts points out that the guys have not liked it in the past when she has beat them. She won a few features and a championship racing the 300cc Missiles and guys were “making excuses as to why I won.”  She does not see that happening at Grandview Speedway.
The Pennsburg, PA resident also is active in competitive dancing at school. “It is something I started when I was a lot younger and it keeps me in shape. The kids at school, my girlfriends, think it is pretty cool what I do. The dancing is not something I plan to keep doing but I hope that in the future I will be successful enough driving race cars to move up to Big Block Modified racing,” said Spotts. “We will be racing at Grandview Speedway on Saturday nights and trying to make a few shows at Big Diamond Raceway and Hagerstown, MD Speedway this season.”
Spotts and the Dirty Girls Racing team will kick off their season with the free-to-the-public practice session at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, March 27th starting at 12 noon. That session is open to all classes of competition.
And on Saturday, April 3, 6 p.m. the season gets the green officially with the Patriot Bank Night of NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series modifieds and late models. At least 13 events of stock car racing will be presented topped by a 40-lap feature for the modifieds.
Grandview Speedway officials have announced that the Pit Office at the track will be open on March 13, 20th and on practice day March 27th so competitors can avoid the long lines on opening day to get licenses. It is mandatory that everyone entering the competition/restricted areas at Grandview Speedway have a NASCAR license.
Information on stock car racing at Grandview Speedway is available by checking in at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688. The track is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.