BECHTELSVILLE, PA – All attention is now turning toward the rich Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial set for Saturday, August 5th at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway.
The Saturday night show just completed gave racers a great opportunity to make sure their racing equipment is ready for the tough competition ahead. And with Craig VonDohren winning his first feature of the season at Grandview he will be a strong favorite this Saturday night.
With at least $10,000 going to the winner of the 50-lap TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modified stock car feature race interest is running high. The race remembers the man who had the idea, put together the plan, and built the one-third-mile, banked clay speedway. The Rogers family continues to keep the track operating as one of the most successful NASCAR weekly short track racing facilities in the nation for 55 years.
The 50-lap Modified classic, sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings, will reward the winner with $10,000 in cash and a strong field of racing talent is expected to be on hand to try, through qualifying events, to make it into the starting field. Heading up the action for the Modifieds will be seven time Forrest Rogers winner and current Modified point leader Craig VonDohren and challengers Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Doug Manmiller and Jeff Strunk. A win by any of the top point chasers could have a significant impact on the point chase. However there are several talents such as Ray Swinehart, Kenny Gilmore, Kevin Hirthler, and others that will be looking for a win in the rich classic. Of course for $10,000 there could be some visitors showing up to grab the top prize. New Yorker Danny Johnson did just that a couple seasons back as did New Jersey’s Ryan Godown.
The winner, provided he meets sponsor requirements, can also pick up additional awards from VP Racing Fuels and TP Trailers and Truck Equipment of Limerick.
Also included in the action filled night of NASCAR stock car racing will be the BRC Late Models and the Sportsman.
Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. with spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. The weekly Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will feature Pioneer Pole Buildings sponsored drivers Craig VonDohren, Chuck Schutz, Kevin Hirthler and Brian Hirthler. Meet & Greet starts at 5 p.m. in the main gate area.
Adult admission for the Classic event is $25 while youngsters 6 through 12 pay $5 and those under 6 are admitted free.
Additional information can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook and at 610.754.7688.