GULAR VISITED VICTORY LANE AT GRANDVIEW NOW HE IS LOOKING FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP HOWARD, PAUCH, VONDOHREN, AND OTHERS THERE FOR SEASON OPENERGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA MARCH 22, 2006 . . . With this first NASCAR Modified feature win on his resume Mike Gular is now looking for that first championship. The talented youngster is considered one of the strongest threats to end the Jeff Strunk domination at Grandview Speedway.
Gular will be ready for action when the season gets started on Saturday, April 1st at the Berks County clay oval. ?Our goal is to win a championship,? said the Harleysville, PA resident. ?We had a great year in 2005 and we think we can improve on that after finishing fourth in the final standings.?
The 22-year-old, a veteran of several seasons of competition at the NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway, earned his first career feature win in the Modifieds last season and he is looking to add a few more wins this year.
Gular has his 2004 Bicknell chassis powered by 9-to-1 Vortec small block engines built by Leroy Denny in peak condition and nothing would make him happier than being able to put it in victory lane on opening night. The 40-lap championship race being presented on April 1st to kick off the 44th season of stock car racing at Grandview will pay $3000 to win.
Some news that will add to the challenge for Gular on opening day and add to the excitement of the season opener is entries from three time track champion Duane Howard along with Modified stock car legend Billy Pauch.
T.H. Properties, one of the area?s top home developers, will be back as primary sponsor while well known car owner Chad Sinon will have his BPG Racing logo on the car as the main associate sponsor.
Gular has more than a dozen sponsors on his NASCAR Modified.
Pushing Jeff Strunk out of the number one spot will not be easy. He has been one of the most consistent performers at Grandview Speedway over the years and will be back looking for his sixth NASCAR Modified title. Strunk is hooked up with a new car owner in Johnny Rea but he feels certain that the new team will be just as competitive as his past teams have been.
Craig VonDohren, a five time champion, will be going after a sixth title driving for Chad Sinon Racing. And there are other champions that will be regulars at Grandview Speedway each Saturday night including Terry Meitzler, Ray Swinehart and Tom Mayberry. In addition there are a number of youngsters, who are like Gular looking for their first titles. Included are Jon Kellner, Danny Erb, Ryan Watt, Steve Swinehart, and a number of others.
The month of April will see the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models as the main attraction each Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. The season opener, on April 1, will include a 40-lapper for the Modifieds. The Saturday, April 29th show will include the Legends cars as a special attraction. Tickets for the opener will be priced at $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (6 through 11). Children under 6 are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Grandview Speedway, considered one of the most successful short tracks in the nation, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA just 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information on racing telephone 215.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com. For information on marketing and promotions telephone Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797