Grandview rained out 20003-04-26

Grandview rained out, two nights of racing next weekend. BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 26, 2003 . . . An all-day rain, forecast for more rain and cold weather, forced event organizer Bruce Rogers to cancel the Saturday night show of NASCAR Dodge...

Grandview rained out, two nights of racing next weekend.

BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 26, 2003 . . . An all-day rain, forecast for more rain and cold weather, forced event organizer Bruce Rogers to cancel the Saturday night show of NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Modified and Late Model stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.

Two nights of racing will be presented at the Berks County auto racing facility during the coming weekend.

On Saturday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. at least 13 events of Modified and Late Model stock car racing will be presented as part of the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series. A full schedule of qualifying events will be run for both divisions with the Modifieds topping their segment of the show with a 30-lap feature that has 29 cars starting on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval. And the exciting Late Models will run 20 laps with their top 26 performers from the qualifying events being featured.

Heading up the Saturday night action will be Meme DeSantis, already a modified feature winner this season, who is leading the NASCAR Modified point standings. Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk and Jon Kellner are less than 10 points behind and they will be part of the action on Saturday night. In the Late Models Ray Swinehart, driving a Bernheisel created Late Model, is leading the standings and he will be the man to beat this Saturday night. Lou Egrie, the defending champion, is just 5 points behind in the chase for the title and he will be racing to gain the point lead on Saturday night.

Sunday night, May 4, 6 p.m., the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Series kicks off with an exciting doubleheader show of 360 sprint cars and American Racing Drivers Club WINGLESS midgets. The sprint car segment of the show, paying $3000 to the winner of the main event, will be co-sanctioned by the Advance Auto Parts United Racing Club and the New York State based Empire Super Sprints. More than 50 sprint car racers are expected to be on hand.

Event organizer Bruce Rogers has announced that a $1,000 BONUS AWARD has been posted for the Modified racer who is able to win the most qualifying heat events during the 2003 season.

The HEAT WINNER BONUS is being sponsored by D&S Archery of Barto, PA and Rossi Welding of Reading, PA. And Rossi Welding will be sponsoring a night of racing at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, May 24th. If there is a tie at the end of the season in the battle for the most Modified heat wins, the award will go to the driver involved in the tie that finishes the highest in the point standings.

Information on racing at Grandview Speedway is available by telephoning 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com. The one-third-mile, banked clay track, one of the most popular sports attractions in Berks County, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown in Bechtelsville, PA.

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