GRAND-DADDY OF BIG BUCKS 358 MODIFIED EVENTS SET FOR GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAYGrandview PR
More than 80 of the very best dirt track modified racers are expected to try for one of the 40 starting spots when the green flag falls at 7 p.m.
Past winners of the Classic reads like a Who?s Who of dirt track racing. Fred Rahmer, one of the top talents in sprint car racing, won this race two times. Billy Pauch is a six time winner and has indicated that he will be back to try for his seventh victory. Doug Hoffman, Kenny Brightbill, Chip Slocum, Duane Howard, Tom Mayberry and other well known names in the sport have been winners.
Ray Swinehart won the race in 2005 and will be back trying for two in a row. Jeff Strunk, a five time track champion, is a two time winner and he will be looking for a third win in the Classic at the track where he has won seven features this season. Craig VonDohren, in a tight point battle for his sixth Grandview Speedway Modified title, is a two time winner and he is anxious to add a third win. Other past winners planning to be part of the 36th annual running of the T.H. Properties Freedom 76 include Donny Erb, Meme DeSantis and Smokey Warren.
Of course there are many outstanding talents that will be trying for their first win including Mike Gular, Jason Hamilton, Steve Swinehart, Jon Kellner, Terry Meitzler, Doug Manmiller, Danny Erb, Ryan Watt, Kyle Weiss and a long list of others. With the change in rules for the events it is expected that there may be an influx of ?visitors? testing their talents against the Grandview regulars in an effort to win the prestigious Freedom 76. There are at least 20,000 good reasons to do that.
Second place in the event is not too shabby either with $10,000 waiting for the runner-up.
There is at least $300 for each starter in the 76-lapper.
CornerStone Auto Sales has $250 for the Hard Charger and TP Trailers offers $200 for the Hard Luck racer.
There is a $1,000 to win Cash Dash.
A full series of qualifying events will lead up to the Schaeffer?s Racing Minuteman 20 which affords a last chance to make the big race. And 40 cars are scheduled to take the green in the 76-lap Classic.
There is lap prize money available for the leader of each lap and there are a few laps remaining available for sponsorship. Laps 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70 are $25 laps and all other laps are $10 laps. For information on sponsoring a lap telephone Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797.
For car owners there is a $65 advance entry fee or a $75 entry fee on race day. The entry fee includes one pit pass.
Adult admission is priced at $25 with children 6 through 11 admitted for $7 and under 6 enter FREE when accompanied by a paying adult. Pit admission is $35 and no NASCAR license is required. The rain date for this event is Saturday, September 16th at 7 p.m. If it is not needed then a full program of open competition modified and late model stock car racing will be presented closing out the regular season of stock car racing.
There will be one more Thunder on the Hill special event presented on Saturday, October 14th featuring URC Sprints, 358 Modifieds, Late Models. Legends, ARDC Midgets and Vintage Race Cars. That show will start at 6 p.m.
The annual Fall Racer?s Flea Market is set for Saturday, October 21st with a 6 a.m. starting time.
For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com.