Grand view rained out, rescheduled for next week

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 30, 2000 . . . If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And that is what event organizer did this weekend. On Saturday night a two hour rainfall left the track a sea of mud, with large ponds of water on the back...

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JULY 30, 2000 . . . If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And that is what event organizer did this weekend. On Saturday night a two hour rainfall left the track a sea of mud, with large ponds of water on the back and front straightaways. Despite all efforts to run the Exide Batteries Night doubleheader of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and Exide ShorTrack Late Models, the show had to be postponed. With a Sunday rain date in place, it was try again. A strong field of NASCAR Modifieds and Exide Late Models rolled into the pit area, sun shining, on Sunday evening. And it was a short time later that a strong field of NASCAR Modifieds and Exide ShorTrack Late Models were heading home. Ma Nature showed that she could create havoc two nights in a row as she dumped a huge rainfall on the track wiping out the rain date and a second effort at Exide Batteries Night. There were a few drivers that are not regular competitors at the Berks County oval visiting and giving consideration to running in the Kenwoth Cummins Forrest Rogers Memorial which will be presented at Grandview Speedway this coming Saturday. The 30th annual Kenworth Cummins Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lap championship for NASCAR Modifieds, $10,000 to win, will be in the spotlight on Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. A complete show of Exide ShorTrack Late Models will also be included. During the last two months the Saturday night field of NASCAR Modifieds has averaged more than 60 cars. With $10,000 going to the winner, the Forrest Rogers Memorial is expected to attract the largest turnout of the season....so far. Heading up the action for the modifieds will be current NASCAR Modified point leader Terry Meitzler along with defending race champion Tom Mayberry. Former winners of the prestigious event include Kerry Kratz, Smokey Warren, Ray Swinehart, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Billy Pauch, Fred Rahmer, and others. A number of them are expected to be on hand to try for the $10,000 first place money. Should the event be rained out, a regular show will be run on Sunday, August 6, 7 pm featuring NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models. The Forrest Rogers Memorial race would be run on Saturday, August 12. And for those folks who were rained out on Saturday and Sunday night at Grandview Speedway, their rain checks will be good for the August 12th show or they can use the raincheck for the Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lapper and add $8.00 as the admission price for adults will be $18.00 for the modified stock car racing classic. Fans interested in sponsoring a lap for the THP Freedom 76, September 9, are invited to contact Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797. Cost is $10.00 per lap. Additonal opportunities available include sponsoring a heat, Minuteman 20 or consolation events plus program/yearbook advertising. The September 7 golf classic has sponsorship opportunities including tee/green and prizes. Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

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