BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 1, 2003 . . . Not wanting to change anything that has made Grandview Speedway the success that it has been over the years, event organizer Bruce Rogers has announced another busy season of auto racing at the Berks County...
BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 1, 2003 . . . Not wanting to change anything that has made Grandview Speedway the success that it has been over the years, event organizer Bruce Rogers has announced another busy season of auto racing at the Berks County clay oval.
Again in 2003, as it has been for 40 years, stock car racing will be the featured attraction at the one-third-mile banked clay oval located in Bechtelsville, PA. The 41st consecutive season of stock car racing will get the green flag with a FREE-to-the-public practice session on Saturday, March 29th. Starting time will be 12 noon. The grandstands will be open to the public free of charge as racers test and tune their racing equipment for the new season.
The practice day attracts all sorts of racing equipment with modifieds, late models, sprint cars, midgets, and others getting the opportunity to make final test runs before the season opener. Concession facilities will be open for the convenience of the fans in the grandstands.
And on Saturday, April 5th, 6 p.m. the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Modified and Late Model stock cars will be featured. This will be the first of the Saturday night shows that carry valuable points toward the track championship. The Modified champion, at the end of the 2003 season, earns thousands of dollars from the track and NASCAR. In addition the Modified champion has the opportunity to win the rich National title worth more than $150,000.
The opening night action, with a 40-lap feature for the Modified stock cars, will be sponsored by Patriot Bank, a new sponsor to racing at Grandview Speedway.
The 2003 schedule has the modifieds and late model stock cars running just about every Saturday night through September. The United Racing Club sprint cars will replace the Late Models on Saturday, June 7th for a special doubleheader show.
Late Model stock car racing will featured in the Firecracker 40 championship event on Saturday, July 5th. The Stauffer Construction Forrest Rogers Memorial will offer $10,000 to win for the modified stock car racers on Saturday, August 2nd. And on Saturday, September 13th, the Modifieds will be featured in the annual classic, the T.H.Properties Freedom 76 which offers at least $20,000 to the winner.
Deka Batteries, AutoLocator, Hatfield Meats and Patriot Bank have already signed to sponsor Saturday night stock car events. Businesses looking for a low-cost exciting way to promote their businesses through marketing in motorsports at Grandview Speedway are invited to call Ernie Saxton Communications, Inc. at 215.752.7797. A brochure is available that outlines all the advertising and marketing opportunities that are available at the NASCAR sanctioned racing facility.
Again in 2003 there will be several Thunder on the Hill promotions (Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers) taking place at the popular speedway. Included will be events for the 410 sprints, DIRT Modifieds, NASCAR Modifieds, URC sprint cars, Legends, ARDC Midgets and World of Outlaws. The first Thunder promotion will take place on Sunday, May 4th, 6 p.m., when the United Racing Club sprint cars and American Racing Drivers Club midgets perform in a doubleheader show.
Grandview Speedway will have their new schedules available at the Motorsports 2003 Show at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center, January 10-12th. Or you can send a self addressed stamped #10 business size envelope to Ernie Saxton Communications, 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047 to receive one of the new four color 2003 schedule brochures.
For information on the new season at Grandview Speedway telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Grandview Speedway, one of the most popular sports facilities in Berks County and an award winning motorsports facility, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.