BECHTELSVILLE, PA November 10, 2000 . . . For the first time in his career Jeff Strunk will be honored as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modified champion at Grandview Speedway. And Dean Stoudt will reap the rewards for his fourth NASCAR Exide ShorTrack Late Model championship.
The champions along with other outstanding performers will be honored at the 38th annual Grandview Speedway Awards Banquet set for Saturday, November 18, at the Gilbertsville, PA Fire Co. Social Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a family style dinner being served at 6 p.m.
The top twenty drivers and top ten car owners in each division, modifieds and late models, will share in awards.
New this year will be substantial contingency awards being presented to several top performing late model racers. This program was put together by late model racers Jeff Teets and Rick Todorow along with late model car owner Harry Henning.
Jeff Strunk, who used to make his home in Bechtelsville, PA, and now calls Bethel home, will take home NASCAR point fund money along with Grandview Speedway point fund money. In addition Strunk, for the second year in a row, will walk off the $15,000 posted for the champion of the Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth Cummins PA NASCAR Modified Dual Track Championship Series. The series included NASCAR Modified events run at Big Diamond Raceway and Grandview Speedway. The top performers in the series will share in the $40,000 point fund.
Cheers Tavern will present awards to the Grandview Groove Most Popular Drivers. Final results of voting by fans will be announced at the banquet.
Other special awards will be presented with a sellout crowd expected to be on hand for the 38th annual Awards Banquet.
A NASCAR representative will be on hand to present awards to top finishers in the point chase along with True Value Hardware Mechanic awards.
At present Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, clay banked NASCAR sanctioned oval located in Bechtelsville, PA, will kick off their 2001 season on Saturday, March 31 with a free-to-the-public practice session. And on April 7, 5 p.m. the official chase for the lucrative championships in modifieds and late models will get the green flag. The 2001 season will be the 39th consecutive season of stock car racing at the Berks County oval.