BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 18, 2001 . . .Stock car racers at Grandview Speedway may need to bring their make up kits with them. NASCAR stock car racing at popular racing facility in Bechtelsville, PA will be featured on television, on at least a ...
BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 18, 2001 . . .Stock car racers at Grandview Speedway may need to bring their make up kits with them. NASCAR stock car racing at popular racing facility in Bechtelsville, PA will be featured on television, on at least a monthly basis, throughout the 2001 auto racing season.
Five nights of stock car racing will be presented starting with the Saturday, May 5th show featuring the NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models.
RCN Cable, channel 4, in the Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton area will be broadcasting the action on a tape delayed basis. At present the schedule calls for Saturday night coverage, normally 90 minutes, to be shown on Tuesday and Friday nights during the week following the taping. And as scheduling allows there may be additional showings of the coverage.
In addition to featuring the May 5 date, television coverage on RCN Cable will feature the June 23 NASCAR Modifieds and Late Model doubleheader, July 7 (Firecracker 40 Night) and August 4 (Forrest Rogers Memorial). In addition the DIRT sanctioned modified stock car race on August 16 will be part of the televised schedule of events.
Fans, who have a connection to the RCN Cable System, will be able to view the Grandview Speedway racing action in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Reading, and Boyertown areas along with Flemington and Trenton areas in the Garden State. The RCN Cable System continues to expand into other market areas.
Gary London, long time writer for National Speed Sport News, will be part of the broadcast team as will former Flemington Speedway PR person Lou Brunell and Area Auto Racing New's Randy Kane. All three have been part of the broadcast team that has handle RCN Cable television coverage at a number of area speedways.
"With such a talented group of people handling the broadcast, the show should be a real winner. This will be great for the sport and it will be an outstanding opportunity for exceptional exposure for businesses involved in sponsorship of NASCAR race cars at Grandview Speedway. And it could attract more sponsorship for the racers. Everyone at Grandview is excited about the television coverage," said Bruce Rogers, event organizer at Grandview Speedway.
The Berks County oval continues to present NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing each Saturday evening throughout the season, continuing until late September.
On Saturday, April 28th, 5 p.m., the NASCAR Modifieds, Late Models and PA Sportsman will be featured in the Budd Olsen Race Cars Night. In addition to the racing there will be a display of Olsen race cars and fans will have a chance to visit the inner workings of a huge race car hauler.
For information on racing at Grandview Speedway, telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
The one-third-mile, banked clay oval is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, 10 miles north of Pottstown.