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Press Release
Thursday, August 01, 2013

BECHTELSVILLE, PA Over the years some of the very best talents in dirt track stock car racing have won the rich Forrest Rogers Memorial presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. The classic for NASCAR 358 Modified racers is a 50-lap race set for Saturday, August 10th at Grandview Speedway that pits the best against the best with the winner taking home $10,000.

 Craig VonDohren, enjoying a stellar season, has won the race five times, something no one else has been able to do. Nine time track champion Jeff Strunk has won it four times and Ray Swinehart is a three time winner. Young Kevin Hirthler is a two time winner including last year and Meme DeSantis has been to victory lane twice. Defending track champion Duane Howard is a past winner as is Jon Kellner Sr. and Terry Meitzler. They will all be in action on Saturday, August 10th looking to add another win to their resume in the prestigious event.

 Of course there are a number of standout talents that have not won the race that would like to add their name to the impressive list of winners and that includes DIRT Hall of Famer Frank Cozze, Doug Manmiller, Mike Gular, Kyle Weiss, Tim Buckwalter, Don Norris, Tommy Scheetz III and others.

 A stellar field of racers will be on hand for the 43rd edition of the Forrest Rogers Memorial run in memory of the man who had the idea and turned his dream of a speedway into a reality.

 In addition to qualifying events and the 50-lap Forrest Rogers Memorial presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings there will be racing action featuring the Sportsman and Late Model stock cars.

 Admission for the August 10th night of racing, which has an August 17th rain date, is $25 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 through 12 and it is free for children under 6. Active military members with a current ID card will be admitted FREE.

 The very next day, Sunday, August 11th, the Outlaw Enduro racers and Blast from the Past Vintage stock cars will be racing at 1 p.m.

 Additional information may be had by visiting or telephone 610.754.7688.