Bechtelsville, PA - As one year just ends another new season of NASCAR stock car racing competition has been announced for Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. The 40th consecutive season of professional auto racing will kick off on Saturday,...
Bechtelsville, PA - As one year just ends another new season of NASCAR stock car racing competition has been announced for Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA. The 40th consecutive season of professional auto racing will kick off on Saturday, March 30 with the annual "free-to-the-public" practice session. The 12-noon season starter will feature all classes of competition expecting to race on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval. A new clay surface is in place.
The NASCAR stock car season "officially" gets the green flag at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2002. Featured will be the modified and late model stock car racers. A 40-lap feature will top the action of the modifieds.
Each Saturday show during April will have a 6 p.m. starting time. And each Saturday night show will feature the modifieds and late models except for June 8 when the United Racing Club sprint cars will replace the late models for a special show and September 14th when the T.H.Properties Freedom 76 is presented.
Starting with the first show in May and continuing to mid-September, all events will have a 7:30 p.m. starting time
Special events for the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models will include the Firecracker 40 for Late Models on July 6, the Stauffer Construction Forrest Rogers Memorial for Modifieds on August 3. That event will offer $10,000 for the winner. And the biggest event of the season will take place on Saturday, September 14 when the T.H.Properties Freedom 76 Modified Classic is presented. The "Classic" offers at least $20,000 to win.
Open competition events for the modifieds and late models will be featured on September 21 and 28th with 6 p.m. starting times. A Grandview Thunder 5/25s show, features only, will be presented on Saturday, October 19. Included will be modifieds, late models, ARDC midgets, URC sprints and 410 sprints.
Again this year the popular THUNDER ON THE HILL series of events, co-promoted by Bob Miller and Bruce Rogers, will be presented. Seven events are on the schedule.
The THUNDER series will kick off on Sunday, May 5 with the United Racing Club/Empire Sprint/PA Posse Challenge plus the ARDC sprint cars.
Additional THUNDER events will be presented on Sunday, May 26; Sunday, June 30; Tuesday, July 16; Sunday, August 11; Thursday, August 15; and Saturday, October 19.
One THUNDER event that will surely attract a great deal of attention is the Sunday, August 11th show that will feature the Southern California Sprint Association (SCRA) wingless sprints and the United Racing Club sprint cars.
Closing out activities at the popular clay oval will be the Annual Racers Flea Market on Saturday, October 26. And the top performers will be honored at the annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 16th.
Fans interested in season tickets for the 2002 season may contact the speedway office at 610.754.7688.
Grandview Speedway, a NASCAR sanctioned auto racing facility, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, in Bechtelsville, PA. For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.