Bechtelsville, PA June 15, 2002 . . . It is great that the drought conditions in the Eastern Pennsylvania area are coming to an end. Much needed rain has been falling on a regular basis in the Grandview Speedway area, however auto racing fans...
Bechtelsville, PA June 15, 2002 . . . It is great that the drought conditions in the Eastern Pennsylvania area are coming to an end. Much needed rain has been falling on a regular basis in the Grandview Speedway area, however auto racing fans would like to see rain on weekdays and sunny skies on weekends.
Rain, the kind that would have Noah thinking about building another Ark, washed out the Saturday night show of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Modifieds and Late Model stock car racing at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night.
The Chuck Sennott Memorial for NASCAR Late Models, scheduled for Saturday night, has been reset for Saturday, June 22nd. The 30-lap feature, a memorial to the Grandview Speedway late model racer fatally injured at Delaware International Speedway in September last year, will be the main attraction at the one-third-mile, clay banked speedway. The NASCAR Modifieds will also be part of the doubleheader show of stock car racing being sponsored by Deka Batteries of Lyon Station, PA. The green flag will fall at 7:30 p.m.
Dean Stoudt, a multi time champion in the late models, will headline the late model racing action as the racers go for at least $1,000 to win. More than $2,500 extra has been tossed into the race purse by sponsors, parts suppliers, vendors and fans. And there is close to $1000 in lap prize money. All the heats will pay the top three finishers with each paying $150 to win. And Chrisman Motorsports Cash Dash will offer $161 for the winner, $75 for second and $61 for third.
"The late models are running for some lucrative prize money, a load of lap money and a lot of special awards and perks as they remember the late racer Chuck Sennott. Some of the modified racers might be looking for rides as the prize money and perks are so good for this special event," said Kenny Rogers who works with his dad Bruce in presenting the race events at the NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway.
Others considered strong threats to take home the lucrative prize money in the Chuck Sennott Memorial include Jason Miller, defending champion John Durling, John Giesler, Randy Stoudt, Lou Egrie and others.
In the Modified action Kerry Kratz, who lead the point standings for much of the season, tries to get back the point lead from former track champion Jeff Strunk in the chase for the rich point title. At least 12 events of professional stock car racing will make up this special night sponsored by Deka Batteries.
Fans will have the chance to win a home security system and a telephone system courtesy of Czartek Electric of Bechtelsville, PA. And fans will also have the chance to win a disc jockey for a night for that next party they are planning.
Coming up on Saturday, June 29th is Waste Management Night featuring the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Modifieds and Late Models. At least 12 events of stock car racing. A 30-lap feature for the Modifieds that starts 29 cars and a 20-lap feature for the Late Models starting 26 cars will top the program.Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
The 410 sprints will be featured in the CARQUEST Auto Parts PA Speedweek Sprint Series show at Grandview Speedway on Sunday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. Also the KARS 358 Sprints will be part of the doubleheader show. Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bcehtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.