|Date: 8/8/2015 10:48:59 AM|
$10,000 WON TONIGHT IN THE FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL PRESENTED BY PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS COULD MAKE THE SEASON FOR A MODIFIED RACER AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
Tickets for annual Freedom 76 Classic go on sale tonight. Buy early and save.
BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 8, 2015 . . . A win in the 50-lap Forrest Rogers Memorial presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings tonight could make the season for many racers especially someone who has not won a T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified feature.
Competition has been tough this season. There have been nine different feature winners in the Modifieds. There have been visitors to victory lane that are not normally seen there. And the same thing could very well happen tonight.
$10,000 can be quite an incentive for a driver to want to win. It can make a dismal season good and a good season great. Add in the T.P. Trailers bonus bucks and VP Racing Fuels awards and there are even more reasons to win.
The 50-lap classic remembers the man who had the idea, put together the plan and turned the plan into reality when in 1963 Grandview Speedway presented its first race. And in 1971 Eddie Mumford won the first Forrest Rogers Memorial. Many standout racers have won the classic and many have been shut out.
Tonight we just may see a name added to the impressive list of winners when the Memorial is complete.
Last year’s winner Danny Johnson has indicated he will be back along with Ryan Watt and who knows who else.
And there will be a full show of racing for the BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.
Adult admission is $25, youngsters 6 to 12 pay just $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free.
The Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet set to start as the main gate opens for spectators at 5:30 p.m. will feature Modified point leader Craig VonDohren, Kevin Hirthler, Brian Hirthler and Chuck Schutz. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Fans are reminded to continue to participate in the Ingersoll Rand Testing Contest. From 11 a.m. each Saturday to 11 p.m. on Sunday fans are invited to text IRToolsGRV to 313131 to chance to win an IR prize pack.
Tonight advance tickets for the Freedom 76 Classic will go on sale. The race is set for Saturday, September 12th and as in past years the rain date will be the following Saturday, September 19th. Advance adult tickets are priced at $35 (tickets will run $40 on raceday), youngsters 6 up to 12 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Pit passes will cost $45.
Coming up on Saturday, August 15th will be the Henning Trains/Henning Motorsports Night with Lionel posting three Lionel “new state of the art” PRR train sets and some NASCAR 1:64 collectibles to be given out via a raffle for youngsters in the stands. And the “Lansdale Cannoneers Sportsman Club” will be tossing adult sized Henning Motorsports t-shirts with winners invited to victory lane for a quick photo session.
Late Model driver Bill Henning will be celebrating his birthday and Henning Trains will be having an early 75th anniversary celebration. The Lansdale, PA based business will reach 75 officially in October.
The night of racing will feature the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.