BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 26, 2003 . . . There will be a variety of auto racing events for fans at Grandview Speedway, the one-third-mile, banked clay oval, during the month of May. Each Saturday night during the month, starting on May 3, there...
BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 26, 2003 . . . There will be a variety of auto racing events for fans at Grandview Speedway, the one-third-mile, banked clay oval, during the month of May.
Each Saturday night during the month, starting on May 3, there will be at least 13 events of stock car racing, modified and late model stock cars, offered at 7:30 p.m. This is the new starting time in place for Saturday night events for the balance of the season.
Harry's U-Pull-It Auto Parts, with three locations (Pennsburg, Allentown and Hazleton), will sponsor the Saturday, May 10th doubleheader show. And on Saturday, May 17th Auto Locator, a weekly publication offering loads of advertising relating to new and use vehicles, will sponsor the night. And to make it interesting for the racers there will be $850 in bonus money paid by Auto Locator.
Rossi Welding of Reading, PA is a new sponsor joining the Grandview Speedway family of marketing partners. Rossi Welding will sponsor the May 24th show of stock car racing. And the month of May NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series modified and late model events will close out with a Saturday night, May 31st show.
Special events during the month will include the Sunday, May 4th NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Series opener that will feature the 360 Sprint Challenge and the American Racing Drivers Club midgets. The sprint portion of the show will feature the United Racing Club sprint cars and Empire Super Sprints. The feature race will offer $3,000 to the winner.
The ARDC midgets will be testing their skills on the banked oval running wingless which should generate some fan excitement. Racing will start at 6 p.m. Fans are invited to come out for the pre-race activities that are always part of the Thunder events at Grandview.
And on Sunday, May 18th, the nationally famous O'Reilly World of Outlaws sprint cars, featuring many of the top talents in 410 sprint car racing from across the nation, will be featured for their only appearance of the 2003 season.
Event organizer Bruce Rogers has also announced that a $1000 end of the season bonus will be paid to the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modified team that is able to win the most qualifying heat events during the season.
Rossi Welding (Fabricators, Mechanical Contractors, Industrial Maintenance along with Petro & Industrial Piping) of Reading is joining with long time Grandview Speedway supporter D&S Archery of Barto, PA to sponsor the award. D&S offers a complete line of archery equipment and accessories.
"This will give the modified talents a little more incentive to charge for the win in the qualifying heats. We appreciate Rossi Welding and D&S Archery supporting the award program," said Rogers.
If there should be a tie at the end of the season in the number of wins the award will go to the team that is highest in the final point standings.
For information on auto racing events at Grandview Speedway telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at their website, www.grandviewspeedway.com.
Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most popular sports attractions in Berks County and is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.