FINAL POINT RACE ON SEPTEMBER 4, ATTENTION TURNS TO RICH T.H.PROPERTIES FREEDOM 76 PAYING $20,000 TO WIN AT GRANDVIEWGrandview PR
Jeff Strunk, a three track modified champion, has lead the chase for the title much of the season. Five time track champion Craig VonDohren and veteran racer Meme DeSantis, never a track champion at Grandview, have been giving Strunk a run for the $10,000 top prize. And Strunk is still in contention for the NASCAR New England Regional title that is worth close to $50,000.
When stock car racing is presented at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 4th, all attention will be centered on the point chases. The 7:30 p.m. show will feature at least 13 events of NASCAR Modified and Late Model stock car racing.
And when the night is over all attention will then be centered on the rich T.H.Properties Freedom 76 Modified Classic, the 34th annual, which will reward the winner with $20,000 or more. The race takes place on Saturday, September 11th at 7 p.m. Pre-race festivities get started at 3 p.m. and include race car displays, autograph opportunities and driver interviews.
More than 80 modified racers are expected to try for a starting spot in the classic and many former winners will be there including Donny Erb, Craig VonDohren, Tom Mayberry, Smokey Warren, Meme DeSantis, and Jeff Strunk. Dirt track stock car ace Billy Pauch has won the most with six previous wins. Duane Howard, another standout on the local dirt track ovals, is a two time winner. Other popular modified racing talents that have been to victory lane in the T.H.Properties Freedom 76 include Kenny Brightbill and Doug Hoffman.
It is expected that several “outsiders”, racers who do not regularly compete at the one-third-mile, clay banked oval, will be on hand to try for the $20,000 first place money.
Adult admission for the race is $25.00 with youngsters 6 through 11 admitted for just $7.00. Kids under 6 are admitted FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Advance tickets are on sale at the track each race night leading up to the date of the event.
A full slate of qualifying events will lead up to the Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20 (last chance to make the big race) and finally the T.H.Properties Freedom 76. In addition there will be a rich Cash Dash sponsored by Cheers Tavern.
Kochel Motorsports has posted $200 (Cash) for the First Alternate (the racer who comes closest to making the big race but falls short by one spot) and there is the Joey Adams Helmet Graphics Award (valued at more than $200) along with a custom created Freedom 76 championship ring valued at more than $1000.
There are opportunities for lap sponsorships at $10.00 per lap with that money going to the leader of the lap being sponsored. For details telephone Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or 215.752.2392.
A special Freedom 76 Souvenir Track Magazine, more than 50 pages with loads of color photos, will be available. The book, always a sellout, will include stories on the track champions, season statistics, a history of the Freedom 76 plus much more. The book will be available for just $5.00 at the track. Those who want to get a copy through the mail can send $7.50 to ESC, Inc., 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. Books will be mailed the day prior to the Freedom 76.
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