HEARN JOINS ALL STAR CAST OF RACERS FOR SEASON OPENER AT GRANDVIEWGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 28, 2006 . . . The man many consider the master of dirt track stock car racing will be driving a fourth BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports entry in the season opening NASCAR Modified 40-lap championship race at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 1st. Brett Hearn, winner of hundreds of feature races and dozens of championships, will be part of a four car assault trying to win the $3,000 first prize money.
Hearn, coming off early season wins in Florida and Maryland, will join three time track champion Duane Howard, five time track champion Craig VonDohren and talented youngster Ryan Watt as they chase the opening night victory.
This will be Hearn?s only appearance at Grandview until July 19th when DIRT Big Block Modifieds are in action in a 100-lapper.
Duane Howard, who had planned to be a regular at Grandview this season, will be looking to show he still has what it takes to win on the tight one-third-mile, banked clay oval, before he heads off to try for another championship at South Jersey?s Bridgeport Speedway.
Craig VonDohren will be looking to get a good start on the season as he tries to become the first six time Modified champion at Grandview. He is also tied with Rick Schaffer as the all time leading Modified feature winners with 51 wins each.
Ryan Watt, the youngest member of the BPG Racing stable, will be looking to grab a win from the veterans and kick start his efforts to grab a first track title at Grandview.
The BPG Racing four car effort will have plenty of competition with five time track champion Jeff Strunk (winner of the last four Modified championships) in action along with former titleholders Tom Mayberry, Terry Meitzler and Ray Swinehart. Other top talents in the field will include legendary dirt track racer Billy Pauch, Meme DeSantis, Danny Erb, Jon Kellner, Mike Gular, Kerry Kratz, and a host of others.
In addition to a full series of qualifying events and a 40-lap feature for the NASCAR Modifieds there will be qualifying events and a 20-lap feature for the Late Models as Ron Kline starts defense of his 2005 NASCAR Late Model championship.
Warm-ups will get the green at 6:15 p.m. and racing will start at 7 p.m. for the open night activities at the Berks County oval.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For racing information telephone 610.754.7688 or better yet visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.