Coming Events: Season Opener, 39th consecutive season of professional stock car racing, Saturday, April 7, 5 p.m. NASCAR Modifieds (39-lap feature, $3,000 to win), PA Sportsman and Late Model stock cars. Saturday, April 14-21-28, 5 p.m. NASCAR...
Season Opener, 39th consecutive season of professional stock car racing, Saturday, April 7, 5 p.m. NASCAR Modifieds (39-lap feature, $3,000 to win), PA Sportsman and Late Model stock cars.
Saturday, April 14-21-28, 5 p.m. NASCAR Modifieds, PA Sportsman and Late Models
BECHTELSVILLE, PA MARCH 30, 2001 . . . The 39th consecutive season of professional stock car racing, NASCAR sanctioned, gets the green flag at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 7, 5 p.m. The season opener will feature a tripleheader show that includes NASCAR Modifieds, PA Sportsman and NASCAR Late Model stock cars. The highlight of the opening night of racing will be the 39-lap feature for the NASCAR Modifieds with $3,000 going to the winner. Returning to regular weekly racing action at Grandview Speedway will be Craig VonDohren. The Barto, PA resident is a former track champion. VonDohren will be wheeling the #114 Mrs. T's Pierogies entry as he starts his quest of a track championship and a lion's share of NASCAR regional point fund money. VonDohren is off to a strong start with victories at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA) and Hagerstown, MD Speedway. Competition for VonDohren will come from defending track champion Jeff Strunk. The Bethel, PA racer will be spending another season in the Keith Harring owned Kenworth Cummins sponsored mount. But Strunk will not be the only competition for VonDohren. Also looking to have championship winning seasons are such standouts as former track champion Tom Mayberry, Kerry Kratz, Chip Slocum, Doug Manmiller, Glenn Strunk, Donny Erb, Meme DeSantis, and a host of others. In NASCAR Late Models, Dean Stoudt will be looking to add another championship to his long list of title winning laurels at the Bechtelsville oval. Stoudt will be looking to start the season with a victory over such late model talents as John Durling, Ed Trimbur, Rick Todorow, Lou Egrie, Bill Henning and a lost list of other top performers. The PA Sportsman will round out the tripleheader show on opening night and will be part of the Saturday show for the entire month of April. Two lucky fans will have an opportunity to win the most exciting ride of their life as one of the top modified racers gives them a few laps in a specially prepared two seat modified stock car. Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay oval, is located on Passmore Road, off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown in Bechtelsville, PA. For information on racing at Grandview telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com. -Grandview Speedway