RAIN AGAIN WASHES OUT SATURDAY NIGHT STOCK CAR RACING AT GRANDVIEWGrandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 30,2005.? For the fourth time this season stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway was rained out on Saturday (April 30th).
?Every so many years we seem to run into a weather pattern that has rain falling on Saturday nights on what seems like a regular basis. We have now lost four of the seven events we have had scheduled and that includes the opening practice session. Now that the month of April is over, perhaps we can get to some dry weather,? said track operator Bruce Rogers. ?Isn?t there something said about April rain brings May flowers. Howabout we change it to April rain will bring May racing.?
NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, May 7th with a new starting time of 7:30 p.m. That will be the regular Saturday night starting time right on up to the T.H.Properties Freedom 76 Classic in early September. At least 13 events of stock car racing make up the Harry?s U-Pull-It Auto Parts Night with a 30-lap feature for the NASCAR Modifieds (29 cars starting) and a 20-lap feature the Late Models (26 cars starting). Harry?s has lots located in Hazleton, Allentown and nearby Pennsburg, PA and has been a long time supporter of stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.
The May 7th night of racing will be televised taped delayed on Lehigh Valley?s RCN4 Cable Network at 7 p.m. on May 13th, 8 p.m. on May 17th and 7 p.m. on May 20th. The taped delayed coverage is also available on cable outlets in the Pottstown and Trooper, PA areas.
Four time track modified stock car racing champion Jeff Strunk (Bethel) continues to lead the NASCAR Modified point standings after just two events with 604 counters while five time champion Craig VonDohren (Oley) is second with 587. Each have a feature win. Off to the best start of his career is John Willman (Birdsboro) with 528 points. And in the NASCAR Late Model division Ron Kline (Green Lane) is looking for his first track title. He has a first and a second place finish to his credit in early season action and has 607 points while young Steve Sennott (Gilbertsville) has 566 counters. Veteran racer Kyle Pensinger (Lyon Station) has 545 points.
Coming up on Saturday, May 14th, is Checkered Flag Fan Club Night with the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modifieds in action along with the Late Models. Racing will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m.
Checkered Flag Fan Club, one of the nation?s oldest and largest auto racing fan clubs, will be presenting sportswear to the feature winners. Members of the organization will solicit memberships from the fans and racers during the night. The organization is well known for their outstanding support of the sport with their Injured Drivers Fund.
Auto Locator Magazine, offering great deals on new and used vehicles in the pages of their magazine on a weekly basis, will sponsor the Saturday, May 21st show. More than 125,000 copies of the magazine are circulated on a weekly basis throughout the mid-Atlantic states. The magazine offers a weekly column on motorsports, covering all the latest happenings in local short track racing (results and coming events), penned by veteran motorsports journalist Ernie Saxton. Auto Locator will offer more than $750 in bonuses for racers at Grandview Speedway on their night.
Tuesday night, May 24th, a huge crowd is expected to be at the Berks County clay oval as the nationally famous DIRT Motorsports World of Outlaw sprint cars perform. Many of the top names in Central Pennsy sprint car racing will be on hand to challenge the Outlaw stars. In addition the American Racing Drivers Club midgets will be in action making for an exciting open cockpit doubleheader. Advance tickets are on sale at the speedway on Saturday nights and by telephone at 215.860.5631.
The month of May closes out on Saturday, May 28th with a doublehead