Bechtelsville, PA — The 2019 auto racing season, the 57th consecutive, is set to get the green flag on Saturday, April 6, at Grandview Speedway.
The big attraction is the Second Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Maker Memorial which pays $7,500 to the top finisher in the classic race that will have the best Small Block Modified talents going against top talents in the Big Block Modifieds. The first qualifying event is set for 7 p.m.
New York standouts Danny Johnson and Matt Sheppard (according to his fan page), two of the very best traveling dirt track racers, have added their names to the growing list of talents planning to be part of the April 6th action.
Billy Pauch Sr., a big winner in the past at Grandview, is coming off an impressive victory last Saturday at nearby Bridgeport Speedway. He will be looking for his second win in as many outings. Other standout dirt track performers such as Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach, Michael Maresca, Brett Kressley, and others will challenge many of the Grandview regulars such as Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Doug Manmiller, Tim Buckwalter, Mike Laise, Ron Kline, Jared Umbenhauer, Frank Cozze, Ray and Stan Swinehart and a host of others.
A full series of qualifying events will lead up to the main event, a 50-lapper, with the winner going home with $7,500 and the prestige of being the top performer in the classic. In addition each qualifier for the main event earns a very impressive $1,000 or more.
The popular Sportsman stock cars will make up the second part of the doubleheader show with $750 guaranteed for the winner and $125 for each feature starter.
American Racer, the tire supplier, has posted $1,000 to be divided up among four of the racers that do not qualify. And there is $500 posted by Bob Hilbert Sportswear of Boyertown, PA for the Hard Charger award.
Leading the racers around for starts in their events will be the Stoudt Auto Sales of Reading pace truck which will be the pace vehicle for all the Grandview events this season.
Those wishing to register for the Rogers Memorial, there is no license required and no entry fee, can do so at www.grandviewspeedway.com/bruce-rogers-memorial/. A drivers meeting will take place at 5 pm with all cars signed in by 5 pm. The drawing for qualifying heat starting positions takes place at 5:30 pm. And hot laps for the racers start at 6 pm.
Adult admission will be $28 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. Kids under six are admitted FREE. Pit fee is $35. The rain date is set for Saturday, April 13th.
Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m.
The very next Saturday, April 13th, the first of the weekly series of NASCAR/Track chase for the championship events will be presented with the TP Trailers Modifieds and TP Truck Equipment Sportsman taking part. This will be the regular Saturday night attraction throughout the season. There will be added attractions from time to time during the season on Saturday nights. Adult admission for the regular Saturday night events will be $15 while youngster under 12 being admitted for FREE.
When the racing ends each night fans are invited to head back to the pit area to see the race cars up close, take pictures and collect autographs.
Grandview Speedway is known for their excellent well-stocked concession areas and there is a great novelty stand that offers souvenirs, t-shirts, hats and more along with copies of the latest edition of the track magazine, The Inside Groove.
The one-third-mile, banked clay track, offering clear views of all the action from each seat, is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For up-to-date information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com or Facebook. The track office telephone number is 610.754.7688.
-Grandview Speedway Press Release
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