All interest now turns to Saturday, September 5, when the first “HARD CHARGER CHALLENGE” is presented along with the T.P.Trailers NASCAR Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman, part of the Advance Auto Parts Racing Series featuring speedways across the nation.

The Challenge, created by car owner Joe Fanelli, will have Modified racers not in the top 15 Modified point standings as of August 29, have run in at least 3 races and have never won a Modified race at Grandview, racing in a 22-lap feature race that will reward the winner with a $1,022 check created by Joey Adams plus other awards. Second and third spots will offer cash prizes. Additional awards, which continue to grow, are available to others.

Entries for the Challenge include, as of today, #01 - Dan Waisempacher, #2- Bobby Trapper,#3 - Ronald Kline, #7- Brett Gilmore, #9- Richie Hitzler, #14 - Joe Funk, #18- Ron Myers, #23- Brad Grim, #49- Ryan Lilick, #65- Bobby Gunther Walsh, #87- Eric Biehn, and #88- Mark Kratz.

Joe Funk, Richie Hitzler and Bobby Gunther Walsh will be showing off their race cars and chatting with fans as part of the weekly Da Rev’s Meet and Greet session that kicks off at 5 p.m. in the main gate area.

All attendees are reminded to wear a mask but it is not mandatory. If you are not feeling well please do not attend.

The chase for the championships is scheduled at present to finish up on Saturday, September 12 with a doubleheader Hope Mortgage Team Night for the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. Thanks to the folks at Hope the features will pay an extra $1,000 to win in both divisions. That has the Modified feature winner earning $3750 including the big bucks from Hope along with the T.P.Trailers weekly bonus. The Sportsman winner, thanks to Hope Mortgage Team and T.P.Truck Equipment, will earn $1,750. Each division will also have a Cash Dash, Hard Charger and Hard Luck giving racers more chances to earn more money.

The biggest and richest event of the season is set for Saturday, September 19th when the 50th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic is presented PAYING $35,550 TO WIN plus lap money. Some of the area’s top dirt track Modified talents are expected to enter. And the night before the Freedom 38 is presented for Sportsman racers and paying $3,550 to win plus practice sessions for Modified racers taking part in the 76’er. Full details on this exciting weekend will be released in the next few days.

Race teams are reminded that entry blanks for the 50th annual Freedom 76 set for September 19th are available at the track or at For those planning to camp at the track during the 76’er weekend rules can be found on the website.

Time is running out to take advantage of opportunities for event sponsorships including $20 lap sponsorships by contacting Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track or telephone Ernie Saxton at 267.934.7286.

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