BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 27, 2019 . . . The Second annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker set for Saturday, April 6th at Grandview Speedway rewards the winner with at least $7,500 and that is quite an incentive. Every racer that makes the starting field earns $1,000 or more. And American Racer tires has added $1,000 while Bob Hilbert Sportswear has added $500. However the honor of winning the 50-lap Small Block/Big Block Modified race could very well mean more to the winner than the big bucks. With the addition of legendary racer Billy Pauch Sr. to the list of entries interest is running high.

                Rogers, the man who built the one-third-mile, banked clay track along with his father, was one of the most respected auto racing promoters in the business. And he was very well respected by the competitors. During his 55 years of running the popular auto racing facility he was able to bring it to national notoriety. It is one of the most successful short track racing operations in nation and has continued under the operation of members of the Rogers family since he passed away.

                Many well-known racing talents, in addition to Pauch Sr., have expressed interest in being a part of this event which will kick off the 57th consecutive season of stock car racing at the Bechtelsville oval. In addition to track regulars such as Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, track champion Mike Gular, Colt Harris, Mike Lisowski, Skyler Sherrif, Dan Waisempacher, Mark Kratz and others. There are a number of visitors planning to compete including Richie Hitzler, Rick Laubach and more to be announced.

                Non qualifiers have not been forgotten as American Racer, the tire supplier, has put up $1,000 that will be divided amongst four non-qualifiers in a special drawing and Boyertown, PA’s Bob Hilbert Sportswear has posted $500 to the Rogers Memorial Hard Charger.

                A full series of qualifying events will lead up to the 50-lap main event. Sportsman stock cars, racing for $750 to win and $125 to start the main event, will be featured as the second part of the show. Rules can be found at

                Racers planning to participate are requested to pre-enter (no entry fee) by telephoning or texting 484-256-4375. There is no license required and it is a non-point event. Please provide driver’s name, contact information and phone number to assist in the promotion of the event. Complete details, information sheet, can be found at at Bruce Rogers Memorial.

                Rain date for the Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker will be Saturday, April 13.

                Ticket prices for the April 6th special event are $28 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 thru 11 and those under 6 will be admitted FREE.

                 The TV schedule will get off to a later than usual start as the RCN-TV production truck will be unavailable until the production truck has been upgraded. Once the truck is ready for action it will be fully HD capable. The first event of the season to have RCN-TV coverage will be the June 1st that will include the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman and Central Penna. Legends cars. This will be the 19th consecutive season of RCN-TV coverage of Grandview events.

                The coverage, shown on a delayed basis, will include the Modifieds and Sportsman in complete action. Each show will offer approximately two hours of coverage and will be shown on Tuesday following the actual live Saturday race events. And there will be a second showing on Friday night.

                Other dates on the RCN schedule include June 15, July 13, July 27, August 3 and August 10th which is the date for the popular Forrest Rogers Memorial Classic.

                Grandview Speedway will kick off their 57th consecutive season of stock car racing with the VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Maker Memorial on Saturday, April 6th. The NASCAR season will get the green on April 13 with T.P. Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. Green flag at 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.

                Information on marketing opportunities at Grandview Speedway can be had by contacting Ernie Saxton at [email protected] or telephone 267.934.7286. A complete marketing brochure can be emailed.

Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA just a short distance off Route 100 and just 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information check in at, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.


LAST CALL FOR MEDIA CREDENTIALS: If you plan to cover events at Grandview on a very regular basis you should be requesting a season media pass. Email me at [email protected] with name, address, email, phone and affiliations. Freelancers must offer proof of assignment. Those who have requested credentials have had their request processed and your credential should be in your hands. Thank you. Ernie Saxton

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