VP RACING FUELS SIGNS ON TO SPONSOR BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW APRIL 7
WINNER GETS $7500, EVERYONE TAKING THE GREEN IN THE FEATURE WILL EARN $1,000
BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 17, 2018 . . . VP Racing Fuels will
be the sponsor of the first Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker race at
Grandview Speedway on April 7th. The big and small block
Modified stock car race, going 50 laps, will pay $7500 to the winner and
an attention grabbing $1000 to take the green and be one of the 24
starters. Sportsman stock cars will be the second division of racing
taking part in the prestigious event that will officially kick off the
56th consecutive season of competition.
“We have had a long history of
involvement at Grandview Speedway,” said VP’s regional manager Tim
Hogue. “Our Fred Turza and all of us with VP have a huge amount of
respect for the Rogers family and what Bruce Rogers was able to do with
the popular dirt track racing facility. We wanted to be part of what is
sure to be a classic event.”
The race, expected to attract many of
the top talents in dirt track Modified racing, is being run in memory of
the late Bruce Rogers, the man, who along with his father Forrest,
built the highly successful NASCAR sanctioned track more than 50 years
ago. The race is expected to be an annual event on the track schedule.
“This is a first time event. We
are the first track and first promotion to offer this type of event,”
said assistant track manager Tina Rogers. “It will be a great event to
remember our father.”
Modified weights will be 2,275 pounds
for spec 358 racers on gas, 2,350 for spec 358s on alcohol and big
blocks will be required to weigh at least 2,500 pounds.
There will be no open small blocks permitted and oxygenated fuels are not allowed.
Tires for the Modifieds will be
American Racers with fronts 33 or harder, LR 44 or harder and RR 48 or
50. No harder compound than 50 will be permitted. Hoosier D300 Series
are permitted. There will be no mixing of tire brands. Any track stamp
Standard Modified bodies are required with NO SAIL PANELS.
The Modified division format will have
all qualified heat cars guaranteed to redraw for the feature. The
balance of the starting field will start straight from consolation
races. There will be no provisional starters.
Sportsman will be using the regular Saturday night Grandview rules and there will be no Late Model racing.
Racers planning to participate are
requested to pre-enter (no entry fee) by telephoning 484-256-4375. There
is no license required and it is a non-point event. Please provide
driver’s name, contact information and phone number to assist in the
promotion of the event. There is no entry fee.
Rain date for the Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker will be Saturday, April 14.
Racers are reminded that there is a free to the public practice session starting at 12 noon on Saturday, March 31st open to all divisions.
Additional information as it is released can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com or on Facebook. The track office number is 610.754.7688.
Grandview Speedway, a banked
one-third-mile clay track, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route
100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.