MODS, SPORTSMAN AND 600 MODS AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY NIGHT
Tripleheader racing action is set for Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. Featured will be qualifying events for all divisions with the Modifieds topping things off with a 30-lap feature, Sportsman go with a 25 lap main event and Excel 600 Modifieds run 20 laps. Modified point leader Craig Von Dohren continues his quest of an 11th title while Brian Hirthler is shooting for his second championship in the Sportsman. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing gets started at 7:30 p.m. Pit gates are open at 4 p.m. Adult admission is $18 while young people under 12 are admitted free.
“Da Rev’s Meet & Greet”, set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, will feature 600 Excel Modifieds represented by Eric Whitby and Sam Scicchitano. Representing the T.P.Truck NASCAR Sportsman will be Chris Esposito with his #31A and Tom Miller displaying his #77.
Modifieds and Sportsman are featured in a doubleheader on September 5 along with a special “Hard Charger Challenge”, a 22 lapper, showcasing Modified racers not in the top 15 point standings and have not been a feature winner in the Modifieds. This first time event for non-winners is attracting a huge amount of interest and the prize money continues to increase. The winner receives $1,022 plus added awards. Second and third place finishers will also earn some cash thanks to the efforts of organizer Joe Fanelli.
Bobby Gunther Walsh has posted a $500 Hard Charger Award for the September 19th 50th Anniversary Freedom 76. The cash award made possible by sponsors ResQ Natural Supplements, Just Born Candies, Mike & Ike and Hot Tamales. Stoudt Auto Sales is the latest to sign on as a heat race sponsor. Opportunities for event sponsorships including $20 lap sponsorships are available by contacting Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track or telephone Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286.
Race teams are reminded that entry blanks for the 50th annual Freedom 76 set for September 19th are available at the track or at www.grandviewspeedway.com. For those planning to camp at the track during the 76’er weekend rules can be found on the website.