BECHTELSVILLE, PA — Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren and Duane Howard have pretty much dominated the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified stock car championships at Grandview Speedway for the last 16 seasons. Terry Meitzler, now retired, won the title in 1999 and the “big three” have shared the championships between them since then. Strunk has won ten, VonDohren claimed four including last season and Howard topped the standings twice.
However all that could change this season. Doug Manmiller is looking for his first title and is planning on a strong effort at the one-third-mile, banked clay oval. Young Tim Buckwalter, Hall of Famer Frank Cozze along with veterans Meme DeSantis, Danny Erb, Mike Gular, Ray Swinehart and others are planning to chase the title. Young Brett Kressley moving up from the Sportsman ranks to Modifieds is another driver with his sights on a title.
The Modifieds are coming off one of the most competitive seasons seen at the track in a number of years.
Fans will get to see what is new for 2016 when many of the teams planning to race in the NASCAR stock car action at Grandview take part in the free-to-the-public-practice session on Saturday, March 26th starting at noon.
And on Saturday, April 2nd, 7 p.m. the chase for the lucrative championships in the Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman gets underway.
Season pass holders are invited to the track on Saturday, March 5th at 1 p.m. (weather permitting) to pick the seat that they will use each Saturday night during the season, April through September). Those who have not purchased their season pass can do so on that day for just $350.
Track owners Bruce and Teresa Rogers continue to recover from the auto accident in Daytona Beach, Florida with Teresa now getting therapy attention at their Florida home. Bruce continues his stay in the local hospital. The family is most appreciative of all the cards, notes and social media messages that have been received wishing Bruce and Teresa well as they continue their recovery.
A complete schedule of events can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com and information can be had on the website, Facebook or at 610.754.7688.
Businesses interested in program book advertising, sponsorship nights, billboard advertising and other marketing opportunities should be in touch with Ernie Saxton, Director of Marketing, at [email protected] or telephone 267.934.7286.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, Pa, just a short distance off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.
-Grandview Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Grandview Speedway