WILL WE SEE A NEW NAME ON THE LIST OF WINNERS OF THE FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY?Grandview PR
BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 25, 2008 . . . Believe it or not Duane Howard has never won the Forrest Rogers Memorial.
The Oley, PA racer has won just about everything there is to be won at Grandview Speedway and other area tracks. A victory in the Forrest Rogers Memorial somehow has eluded him. There have been some seasons that he has not been able to race in it because he was involved in point battles at another track.
With $10,000 on the line and the prestige of winning one of the most respected 358 Modified events Howard is looking forward to the challenge on Saturday, August 2nd at Grandview Speedway. Racing will get the green at 7:30 p.m. and will include a full show of 358 Modifieds along with the Late Models.
The Memorial is run to honor the memory of the man who had the idea, created the plan and built the speedway.
There have been 37 Memorials and there is an all star list of names on the winner?s list. Duane Howard would like to add his name.
Howard had three wins and was in a battle for another NASCAR Whelen All American Series championship earlier this season when, for reasons only known to those involved in the decision, the team decided to leave Grandview. Some say it was because they just didn?t want the pressure of another point battle. They lost the title by one point last year.
Duane Howard will be back with the Chad Sinon/BPG Racing Alex?s Lemonade Stand No. 4 hoping to get the ?monkey off his back? and win a Forrest Rogers Memorial.
Imagine he has a long list of wins at Grandview. He has won big races and small races. He has won the BPG Racing Freedom 76. He has three championships at Grandview. It seems that the only challenge left for him at Grandview is the 38th annual Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lapper that takes place on Saturday, August 2nd.
$10,000 waits for the winner.
Of course there is a long list of drivers that will do what they can to keep Howard from winning including former winners Craig VonDohren, Kerry Kratz, Terry Meitzler, Jason Hamilton and others. On top of that there will be a number of young talents also trying for their first Forrest Rogers Memorial win including Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, Kevin Hirthler, Doug Manmiller, Danny Erb and a number of others.
In addition to the action for the 358 Modifieds there will be a full slate of qualifying events leading up to the 20-lap feature for the Late Models. A tight point battle continues for the Late Model title between past champions Chuck Schutz and Randy Stoudt.
Admission for adults is $20, kids are 6 pay $5 and under 6 admitted free. Always free parking on the speedway grounds and fans are free to bring their own concessions (no glass bottles).
Coming up on Saturday, August 9th, is WNPV-AM Radio Night featuring the NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Late Models with racing starting at 7:30 p.m.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com