Racing at Grandview Speedway for June

BECHTELSVILLE, PA MAY 25, 2000 . . . The April showers were suppose to bring May flowers. The April showers never stopped as they became the May showers. Five of the first eight scheduled Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing events at ...

BECHTELSVILLE, PA MAY 25, 2000 . . . The April showers were suppose to bring May flowers. The April showers never stopped as they became the May showers. Five of the first eight scheduled Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing events at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA) were rained out. And wet weather even cancelled the May 23 Thunder on the Hill sprint show and then added insult to injury as rain and hail washed out the raindate on May 24. "Hopefully we will be able to see the May flowers in June. But just in case Mother Nature plans to bring more showers on Saturday nights, our regular race night, we are bringing back the Sunday night raindate," said Kenny Rogers, who promotes the NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing events at Grandview Speedway. "We had announced that the Sunday raindate would not be used this year. However, with all the rainouts, we must guarantee that our racers run at least 18 events in order to qualify for NASCAR Regional point fund awards. The Sunday night raindate is back on the schedule starting with the June 3rd event." Craftsman Tools Night will be the first event of June (June 3) with the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and NASCAR Exide Shortrack Late Models running in a doubleheader show starting at 7:30 p.m. And the John Richetta Monday Night Motorsports Hour, featured on WEST-AM (1440 on the radio dial) Easton, PA, will be taping all the action to be used on their website. Grandview Speedway announcer and public relations person Ernie Saxton is part of the Monday Night Motorsports Hour. "We are excited about the experiment with WEST-AM radio and their website. Fans will be able to hear the action all week," said Saxton. All the top performers with the BarsLeaks United Racing Club sprint cars will be at Grandview Speedway for their only appearance of the season. In fact it will be the first sprint car race of 2000 at Grandview when the URC sprint racers perform on June 10. The NASCAR Modifieds will be the second part of the show. The URC/NASCAR Modified doubleheader of last year attracted one of the largest crowds of the season. And on Saturday, June 17 the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Modifieds and Exide Shortrack Late Models will be featured in a doubleheader. At least 13 events of stock car racing is being offered to fans. The June 24 card of stock car racing will be another doubleheader show of modifieds and late models. O'Conner Truck Centers/Freightliner will sponsor the night. There will be no Sunday raindate for this show. Sprint car racing returns to the Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, high banked clay oval on Sunday, June 25 with the PA SpeedWeek Sprint Series being offered. Included in the action will be open competition 410 sprint cars along with the added attraction of KARS limited sprints. As part of the Sunday, June 25 show, there will be a pre- race autograph session and fan giveaways. Gates open at 5 p.m. For all regular Saturday night stock car racing shows admission is just $10.00 for adults, $3.00 for youngsters 6 through 11. And youngsters under 6 are admitted free with paying adults. Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For race information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR , Sprint