Grandview Rogers Memorial to pay $10,000

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 28, 2000 . . . The 30th annual Kenworth Cummins Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lap NASCAR Modified championship offers the winner an opportunity to walk off with $10,000. And there will be a strong field of modified racers...

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 28, 2000 . . . The 30th annual Kenworth Cummins Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lap NASCAR Modified championship offers the winner an opportunity to walk off with $10,000. And there will be a strong field of modified racers on hand to try for the victory in one of the most prestigious dirt track modified events in the area. The Classic is set for Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. Last years winner Tom Mayberry (Sellersville) will be back looking for this third win in the Classic and his second in a row. Mayberry, off to a slow start in the first half of the season, recently brought his Mike Kelly owned A&T Chevrolet sponsored entry to victory lane for the first time this season. The defending event champion is considered a strong favorite to win for a second year in a row. However Terry Meitzler of Kutztown is having one of the those seasons that many racers just dream about. He has four feature wins at Grandview and leads the track modified point chase. And he is tops in the chase for the lucrative MotorTruck Equipment Co. Kenworth Cummins PA NASCAR Modified championship series title. On top of that the popular defending track champion is very much in the chase for the more than $40,000 that goes to the NASCAR New England Region champion. Meitzler has to be another fan favorite when it comes to picking who will be in victory lane on Saturday, August 5. Other favorites include such standouts as Jeff Strunk, Kerry Kratz, Glenn Strunk, Chip Slocum, Ray Swinehart, Dennis Bailey, Doug Manmiller, Donny Erb, Meme DeSantis and a host of others. The average turnout of NASCAR Modifieds for a regular Saturday night show is more than 60. With $10,000 up for grabs for the winner, fans can look forward to seeing some non-regulars in the field. A full series of qualifying heat races will be presented for the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and there will be a full show of NASCAR Exide ShorTrack Late Models. Should there be rainout on August 5, a regular show of NASCAR Modifieds and Exide Late Models will be presented on Sunday, August 6 at 7 p.m. The Forrest Rogers Memorial would be reset for Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m. The remaining Saturday shows during the month of August will include the modifieds and late models. And all Saturday shows will have a Sunday raindate. On Thursday, August 17, the DIRT Modifieds will be featured in the CARQUEST Traffic Jam 100 and on Tuesday, August 29, the Philadelphia Daily News/NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Series will conclude with the running of the All Star Circuit of Champions King of the Hill 410 sprint show along with KARS Limited Sprints. Grandview Speedway is now offering sponsorship opportunities for qualifying events, laps and other events as part of the THP Freedom 76 on September 9. Program book advertising is also available. And the September 7 THP Freedom 76 Golf Classic has hole sponsorship open at $75.00 each. Lap sponsorships for the race are priced at just $10.00 For information telephone Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797. The popular Berks County clay, one third mile oval is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, in Bechtelsville, PA. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

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