RICH PIONEER FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL MODIFIED CLASSIC SET FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 AT GRANDVIEW WITH $10,000 GOING TO THE WINNER
BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 30, 2017. . . All attention is now turning
toward the rich Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial set for
Saturday, August 5th at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway.
The Saturday night show just completed
gave racers a great opportunity to make sure their racing equipment is
ready for the tough competition ahead. And with Craig VonDohren winning
his first feature of the season at Grandview he will be a strong
favorite this Saturday night.
With at least $10,000 going to the winner of the
50-lap TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified stock car feature race interest
is running high. The race remembers the man who had the idea, put
together the plan, and built the one-third-mile, banked clay speedway.
The Rogers family continues to keep the track operating as one of the
most successful NASCAR weekly short track racing facilities in the
nation for 55 years.
The 50-lap Modified classic, sponsored by
Pioneer Pole Buildings, will reward the winner with $10,000 in cash and a
strong field of racing talent is expected to be on hand to try, through
qualifying events, to make it into the starting field. Heading up the
action for the Modifieds will be seven time Forrest Rogers winner and
current Modified point leader Craig VonDohren and challengers Duane
Howard, Mike Gular, Doug Manmiller and Jeff Strunk. A win by any of the
top point chasers could have a significant impact on the point chase.
However there are several talents such as Ray Swinehart, Kenny Gilmore,
Kevin Hirthler, and others that will be looking for a win in the rich
classic. Of course for $10,000 there could be some visitors showing up
to grab the top prize. New Yorker Danny Johnson did just that a couple
seasons back as did New Jersey’s Ryan Godown.
The winner, provided he meets sponsor
requirements, can also pick up additional awards from VP Racing Fuels
and TP Trailers and Truck Equipment of Limerick.
Also included in the action filled night of NASCAR stock car racing will be the BRC Late Models and the Sportsman.
Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. with
spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. The weekly Low Down and Dirty Meet
& Greet will feature Pioneer Pole Buildings sponsored drivers Craig
VonDohren, Chuck Schutz, Kevin Hirthler and Brian Hirthler. Meet &
Greet starts at 5 p.m. in the main gate area.
Adult admission for the Classic event is $25 while youngsters 6 through 12 pay $5 and those under 6 are admitted free.
Additional information can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook and at 610.754.7688.