BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 20, 2005 . . . ?Grandview Speedway has not been sold. There are no offers of sale pending. We are not in negotiations to sell. There is no housing development planned for the speedway property this year, next year or any other year that we are aware of. And there are no plans to sell,? said track owner Bruce Rogers when told of the numerous rumors circulating about the future of the popular one-third-mile, banked clay speedway. ?This Saturday (March 26th) we will kick off our 43rd consecutive season of stock car racing. And we plan to be around for many more.?
 The annual Free-To-The-Public practice session kicks off the 2005 auto racing season at the Berks County oval on Saturday, March 26th with race cars taking to the track at about 12 noon. The FREE day at the speedway offers fans an opportunity to see what their favorite racers will be racing this season. And it is a great way for people who have heard about short track auto racing and have never been out to the track to get out and enjoy a day in the sun and get an idea of what short track auto racing is all about. And it all happens for FREE.
 The afternoon of practice is open to all divisions of dirt track auto racing competition.
 Susquehanna Patriot Bank Night, Saturday, April 2nd, will officially kick off the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series chase for the championship. Featured will be the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models. The Modified feature, 40 laps, will have 29 racers going after the victory. And in the Late Models 26 cars will go for the victory. Of course there will be a full slate of qualifying events leading up to the features. Modifieds and Late Models will be the attraction each Saturday night during April with racing starting at 7 p.m.
 ?One of our goals this year is to run a tight program. We are going to be tough on racers that bring out intentional cautions. We are going to be looking to keeping our race shows within a three hour time schedule and will be looking for all the racers to work with us to make this happen,? said Rogers. ?We need to attract new fans and we feel the faster show will help. Of course there will be other changes made to make our Saturday night racing more attractive to fans.?
 Just recently announced was the new SEASON PASS program. Fans can purchase a season pass good for all Saturday night stock car racing events (Thunder on the Hill promotions are not included) for just $275. And as a Season Pass owner they can make arrangements with the track to pick out a reserved seat anywhere in the grandstands. Full details are available at 610.754.7688.
 Four time track champion Jeff Strunk will be back to defend his 2004 NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modified track title while the Late Model championship is wide open as two time and defending Late Model champion Chuck Schutz has decided not to return to defend his title.
 Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, one of Berks County?s most popular sports attractions, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA just 10 miles north of Pottstown. Race information is available at 610.754.7688.
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