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Press Release
Friday, September 06, 2013

BECHTELSVILLE, PA It could be that a racer’s poor season could become a great season as a result of winning the 43rd Annual BPG Racing Freedom 76 at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 14th. Or it could be that a racer having a great season will turn it into an outstanding season by picking up the $25,000 check as a winner of the annual classic.

 The BPG Racing Freedom 76, a race won by some of the best known names in the sport over the years, is expected to attract a stellar field of racers to try for a starting spot in the rich event.

 Past winners have included such standouts as six time winner Billy Pauch, Meme DeSantis, current Grandview Speedway champion Craig VonDohren (currently sixth in NASCAR National standings, Duane Howard (currently 8th in NASCAR National standings, Jeff Strunk (who took home more than $50,000 as a winner last year as part of the 50th anniversary celebration), and a host of others.

 New York standouts Alan Johnson and Bobby Varin have submitted entries along with Keith Hoffman. More than 60 racers are expected to see action.

 A full slate of qualifying events will be presented along with the Schaffer Motorsports Minute Man 20 which offers racers a final opportunity to make the big race. In addition the Merkel Flying Dutchman Cash Dash will pay $1,000 to win plus there will be $500 for the team changing a tire the quickest.

 There is lap money and a variety of perks that will give the winner an opportunity to add to their $25,000 first place money.

 After 45 years as the track announcer, Ernie Saxton has announced that the 43rd edition of the BPG Racing Freedom 76, he has announced them all, will be his final appearance as the track announcer.

 “It is time,” said Saxton. “It has been great to be the announcer here for so many years. The racers made it easy because they presented so much action on the track. However at 72 I figure it is time to work on my bucket list. I will still be involved handling the PR, advertising and sponsorship but I will not be a regular Saturday night fixture here at Grandview Speedway.”

 Adult admission for the BPG Racing Freedom 76 is $30 while youngsters 6 through 12 pay just $10 and under six are admitted for free. Pit admission, no NASCAR license required, is $45. The Fan Jam, free to all, offers autographs, race car displays, DJ Outlaw entertainment, dunk tank and more, will run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 Advance tickets will be sold at the track office on Friday, September 13th from 5 p.m. to p.m.

 Advance ticket holders will be admitted at 3 p.m. while ticket windows will open at 3:30 p.m. Season ticket holders are welcome to use their reserved seats. Racing will start at 7 p.m.

 The official Grandview Groove BPG Racing Freedom 76 Program and Yearbook will be available for $6 and includes final point standings, a complete list of feature winners, stories on the champions, a BPG Freedom 76 history, a season recap, a column by Ernie Saxton on his retirement as the announcer, color photos, and much more. The book will be available throughout the day on the speedway grounds or check send a check for $9 to ESC, Inc., 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.

 Information on racing at Grandview Speedway is available at 610.754.7688 or visit their website at, or twitter @gviewspeedway.