PRACTICE DAY A SUCCESS, NEXT UP IS THE FIRST ANNUAL VP RACING
FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER PAYING $7,500 TO THE WINNER AT
GRANDVIEW ON APRIL 7
BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 2, 2018 . . . The sun was shining
brightly at Grandview Speedway on Saturday as a variety of different
types of race cars were put through their paces as many of the racers
readied for the start of the 56th consecutive season of stock car racing on Saturday, April 7th.
More than 75 race cars took part in the traditional practice session
with a large turnout of fans enjoying the free grandstand admission on a
very enjoyable Spring day.
The highly anticipated First
annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker 50-lap Small
Block/Big Block Modified race will be presented Saturday with the winner
of this race walking off with at least $7,500. Just making the starting
field for this Classic that is being run in memory of the late track
owner who passed away in March, 2017 will earn a racer $1,000.
The Rogers Memorial is expected to
attract quite a few outsiders as they seek the big bucks for the win and
the prestige of winning the prestigious race. Expected to head up the
action will be Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Mike Gular,
Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley, Ray Swinehart, Tim Buckwalter and many
others. Bridgeport Speedway Modified champion Ryan Watt, twice a feature
winner at other area tracks already this season, has informed track
management that he will be looking to earn a starting spot. In addition
New York Modified standout Erick Rudolph will be driving the Kyle Borror
Also attracting a lot of
attention will be a strong field of the popular Sportsman stock car
racers making up the second part of this special doubleheader event. The
winner of this event walks off with $750 and each driver to make the
starting field will earn $125.
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 14th.
Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m.
The very next Saturday, April
14th, the first of the weekly series of NASCAR/Track chase for the
championship events will be presented with the TP Trailers Modifieds,
Late Models and Sportsman taking part. This will be the regular Saturday
night attraction throughout the season. Adult admission for the regular
Saturday night events will be $15 while youngster under 12 being
admitted for FREE.
And on Sunday, April 15, the
first of a series of doubleheader shows featuring the Outlaw Enduros and
Blast from the Past Vintage Racers will be presented starting at 1 p.m.
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