BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The excitement continues to build for two big nights of auto racing action at Grandview Speedway this weekend topped by the 49th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic that rewards the winner with $25, 000 plus lap money on Saturday night.
The weekend kicks off with the action packed Freedom 38 for Sportsman stock cars paying the winner of the 38-lapper $2,000. With the increased purse this race is bound to attract a number of visitors. And the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, featuring the popular 305 Sprints, will have standouts such as Tim Tanner Jr. leading a large field of entries as they battle in their 25-lap main event.
Also on Friday night, action starting at 7:30 p.m., the Modified racers planning to participate in the Freedom 76 will be given practice time during the evening’s events.
Pits open at 3 p.m. and main grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Adult admission is $12 with youngsters 6 through 11 paying $5 and kids under 6 admitted free. Pit admission for Friday is $35 and there is no license required.
Advance tickets for the Freedom 76 will be available Friday night for just $35 while on race day they will sell for $40. Youngsters, 6 through 11, on Saturday will pay $10 while kids under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission will be $45 with no license required.
Saturday will see pit gates open at 9 a.m. Advance ticketholders are admitted to the main grandstands at 3 p.m. while the ticket windows open at 3:30 p.m.
Before the action starts on the track Saturday the Grandview Speedway 2019 champions will be featured in an autograph session at the SDS Photo stand from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m./4:30p.m. Modified champion, now a six time champion, Duane Howard, along with Sportsman champion Brad Brightbill will have their Sharpies ready to sign autographs for the fans.
And then it will be on track action at 7 p.m. as Modified racers warm up, participate in qualifying events, the $1,000 to win Cash Dash, the Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and topped off by the 49th edition of the Freedom 76, “The Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”.
A large amount of lap money will be divided amongst lap leaders during the big race and the racer gaining the most positions during the 76 laps will receive $500 from Bobby Gunther Walsh and his sponsors as the Hardcharger.
Bob Hilbert Sportswear will present a jacket to the winner of the Freedom 76. As in the past Penske Shocks will present a product certificate to the Minuteman 20 winner. And Lias Tire will be awarding tire certificates.
Heading up the Modified action will a number of visiting talents along with others taking on Grandview champion Duane Howard who is a five time winner including last year, five time winner Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk (a seven time winner), former winner Ray Swinehart, John Willman, Doug Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer, Hall of Famer Frank Cozze, three time winner Meme DeSantis, Mike Gular, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Ryan Lilick, and so many more. And as always there will be a number of last minute surprise entries.
Rain date for the Freedom 76 is September 28th. There is no rain date for the Friday night events.
Additional details, camping info, and more is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Check in on Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688. Campers are reminded that campers must be removed from Speedway grounds no later than the day following the Freedom 76.
Grandview Speedway, celebrating 57 years of continuous operation, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.