POINT BATTLE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY IS DOWN TO JUST THREE REMAINING RACES INCLUDING SATURDAY NIGHT; HENNING’S TRAINS HAS LIONEL TRAINS FOR LUCKY YOUNGSTERS
BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 17, 2016 . . . NASCAR stock car racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday night with a tripleheader card featuring the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars and each race will have an impact on the continuing battle for the point titles. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Henning’s Trains of Lansdale will send three lucky youngsters home with Lionel train sets.
The races for the lucrative NASCAR and track titles are tight in all three divisions.
Defending NASCAR Whelen All American Series T.P. Trailers 358 champion Craig VonDohren continues to set the pace in the chase for the 2016 title. With his win in the prestigious Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial race this past Saturday VonDohren now has 3694 points and four feature wins to his credit. Second in the standings is Mike Gular who has 3576 points without benefit of a feature win. Ten time track champion Jeff Strunk sits third with 3475 points helped along by his two main event wins.
As the season winds down, just three point races remaining, Mike Lisowski has taken control of the NASCAR Sportsman point standings with 2554 points helped along by two feature wins. Close behind is Jordan Henn just 46 points behind with 2508 tallies. Craig Whitmoyer is third with 2501 and Brian Hirthler has 2455. Any of these racers are in a position to grab the championship.
And in the BRC Late Model division Chuck Schutz, the defending champion, is out front with 3004 points followed closely by Dave Ogin with 2838 counters.
In the three divisions of regular Saturday night NASCAR competition there have been 24 different feature winners. Fans will be anxious to see how many new feature winners will be added to the impressive list.
At 5 p.m. the weekly Low Down and Dirty Radio Meet & Greet takes place in the main gate area. Featured this week will be veteran Modified racer Ray Swinehart, rookie Sportsman talent Dylan Swinehart (a winner last Saturday), newcomer Sportsman racer Brian Papiez (winner of three features) and popular BRC Late Model racer Bill Henning.
Adult admission for the night of action racing is just $15 while youngsters 12 and under are admitted free. Members of the military with proper ID are admitted FREE. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.
Advance tickets for the 46th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic set for September 10th are available for $35 in advance, $40 on race day, while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Tickets, lap sponsorships ($20) and event sponsorships are available. If interested telephone Ernie Saxton at (215)752-7797 or see Tina Rogers/Tommy Kramer at the track.
Race teams planning to participate in the Freedom 76 can find official entry blanks for the race at www.grandviewspeedway.com or check in at the Grandview Facebook site. Entry blanks sent in advance of race date, September 10, need to include $90. Those waiting until race day will pay $115. One pit pass is include with each entry.
Event information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688.