BECHTELSVILLE, PA – After being weathered out last Saturday, Grandview Speedway will try again with their annual free-to-the-public practice session this Saturday, April 1. Activity is expected to get the green flag at noon with many different classes of competition expected to join the Grandview regulars of T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars along with Enduro and Vintage racers. Pits will open at 9 a.m.
The one week later than planned Saturday afternoon practice session will give racers the opportunity to test and tune their racing equipment for the new season, work out the kinks and just get a feel for the new track surface before “official” racing action gets underway on April 8th.
With the one week delay it is expected that the turnout for practice will be bigger than what was expected for the original practice day.
Pit admission for the practice session is $30. Practice is open to all classes of Grandview competition and visitors.
Grandview Speedway Chaplain, Rev Don Kerns, will be available to bless race cars, drivers, and teams (dogs too) in the pits during the open practice session Saturday April 1st beginning at noon. To schedule a blessing reply to Pastor Don at firstname.lastname@example.org
Season passes will still be available, $350 per person, and those who have season passes and have not done so already will have the opportunity to pick their reserved seat that will be good for every Saturday night stock car racing event, April through September (Freedom 76).
The battle for the lucrative 2017 NASCAR and track championships gets underway on Saturday, April 8th, 7 p.m. with a stellar field of racers expected to be taking part in the lucrative championship chases for the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. RCN TV will on hand to video all the action for future showing. Check in at www.rcn.com for information on the dates the events will be shown.
During the new season Craig VonDohren will be looking to add another NASCAR title to his impressive resume in the T.P.Trailers 358 Modified division. Chuck Schutz will be seeking to add to his list of BRC Late Model titles and Jordan Henn is looking to make it two Sportsman titles in a row.
Admission for adults for the official season opener is $15 for adults and free for youngsters 11 and under. Admission to the pits is $30 and a NASCAR license is required.
On Sunday, April 9th, 1 p.m. the first Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage racers doubleheader will take place.
The first extra distance event of the season is set for Saturday, April 15th with a 35-lapper for the TP Trailers Modifieds topping the show along with racing for the BRC Late Models and Sportsman. Racing gets the green at 7 p.m. with spectator gates open at 5 p.m. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. Adult admission will be $20 while youngsters 6-11 pay just $5 and children under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission is $30 and a NASCAR license is required. The 35-lap Modified feature will pay $3,500 to win.
Everyone can stay informed by checking at www.grandviewspeedway.com where a complete schedule of events can be found or on Facebook and Twitter. Racers are reminded that they can find all the rules of competition on the website. The track phone number is 610.754.7688.
Those wanting to advertise in the very popular track magazine, purchase billboard space or sponsor a night can get all the details by contacting Ernie Saxton at ESC, Inc., email@example.com or telephone 267.934.7286.
Grandview Speedway is a one-third-mile, banked clay oval, one of the most successful NASCAR weekly short track operations in the nation, located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. The track offers free parking, a complete line of great concessions items and a well-stocked souvenir/novelty stand. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com or check in at Facebook.