BECHTELSVILLE, PA – For the 17th straight season Lehigh Valley, PA’s RCN/TV will offer television coverage of six dates of NASCAR sanctioned Saturday night stock car racing at Grandview Speedway.
The coverage, shown on a delayed basis, will be broken up into two programs each week. Qualifying heat racing action will be included in one show and the feature races for the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Whelen 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models along with any special events will be shown in a second show. Each show will offer approximately two hours of coverage and will be shown on two separate nights during the week following the actual live race event. And there will be a second showing of the two night coverage on later dates.
Included in the schedule of events to have coverage are April 8, May 13, June 17, July 22, August 5, which will be the Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lap Classic, and August 12.
“The television coverage by RCN/TV is a great tool for our racers to use in attracting sponsorship. We are told the programming from Grandview gets very high viewer ratings,” said track spokesperson Tina Rogers. “This also gives viewers that are not fans of the sport a chance to see what dirt track stock car racing is all about and perhaps serve as an incentive for them to come out and see the events live. It is pretty much a win-win situation for all involved.”
A few of the televised events are still available to businesses looking to benefit from sponsorship in motorsports at Grandview. Details can be had by contacting Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or on his cellphone at 267.934.7286.
The shows include Victory Lane interviews, current point standings, news from the pit area, highlights video from ace lens man Gary Silverman, and instant replay of key happenings.
Well respected Area Auto Racing News, Reading Eagle and Allentown Call writer Randy Kane will once again team up with veteran broadcaster Mike Feltenberger to provide expert commentary of the events.
Grandview Speedway will kick off their 55th consecutive season of stock car racing on Saturday, March 25th, 12 noon, with a free-to-the-public practice session featuring all types of competition.
The new season, the battle for the lucrative point funds, will officially get underway with the first NASCAR point events of the season for the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman racers on Saturday, April 1st, 7 p.m.
Season tickets remain available for $350 per pass and include a reserved seat at all Saturday night events April through September. When ordering please send a check to all passes being ordered to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope to speed up delivery of the passes ordered.
Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay racing facility, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, 10 miles above Pottstown, PA. Information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688.