Grandview; Racers compete for 0,000+ in 2000

BECHTELSVILLE, PA/MINERSVILLE, PA. APRIL 27, 2000 . . . NASCAR Modified stock car racers competing at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, PA and Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA have the opportunity to run for some big bucks, at least ...

BECHTELSVILLE, PA/MINERSVILLE, PA. APRIL 27, 2000 . . .

NASCAR Modified stock car racers competing at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, PA and Grandview Speedway, Bechtelsville, PA have the opportunity to run for some big bucks, at least $40,000, courtesy of Motor Truck Equipment Co., Kenworth, Cummins and management of both speedways. "We were waiting to work out a few final details and some changes were being considered. However it is now official, the series will stay the same as last year when Jeff Strunk was able to win the championship and the $15,000 first place money," said Ernie Saxton speaking on behalf of the two speedways. "Kenworth and Cummins have agreed to sponsor the series for a second year. It is one of most lucrative short track funds in the area. Keep in mind that this money is in addition to the lucrative point fund paid by NASCAR and at Grandview Speedway there is even a third fund posted by track owners Bruce and Theresa Rogers. And on top of that we have the NASCAR Regional point funds that reward regional champions with close to $40,000. We are talking some very serious money to modified racers at Big Diamond and Grandview Speedways." In order for a driver to share in the $40,000 Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins NASCAR Modified Championship Series point fund at the end of the season, the driver must participate in at least 10 NASCAR Modified events at each track before the first weekend of September, 2000. Again this season Jeff Gromis will be tabulating the point standings. It will be MANDATORY that drivers running for the point money carry clearly visible Kenworth/Cummins decals on both sides of the race car and have them in place by May 6, 2000. And a driver will be REQUIRED to attend both the Grandview and Big Diamond award functions at the end of the season to collect their point money. Grandview Speedway management has also stipulated that the Kenworth/Cummins decals must be on NASCAR Modifieds running in the Kenworth/Cummins Forrest Rogers Memorial 50 lapper in August. With the decals on the car, clearly visible, the winner walks off with $10,000. Without the decals on the car, or carrying decals that are not visible, the winner will receive just $5,000. "We think it is only fair that for sponsors such at Motor Truck Equipment, Kenworth and Cummins to post major money for the racers, having them carry the decals is not asking too much in return," said Saxton. Also part of the sponsorship program is billboard and program book advertising and other promotional activities during the season. The Motor Truck Equipment Co. Kenworth/Cummins NASCAR Modified Championship Series point chase is currently on- going at Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, PA on Friday nights and at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA on Saturday nights. The point fund will offer $15,000 for the overall champion on down to $500 for the 15th place finisher in the final OFFICIAL point standings. And Jeff Strunk is expected to have some very tough competition in his efforts to win a second straight.

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