GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY TO BEGIN MILESTONE 60TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING WITH 5TH ANNUAL BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER ON APRIL 2ND.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC PRACTICE SESSION WILL BE MARCH 26TH.
52ND ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 SET FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH.
SEASONS PASSES FOR 2022 NOW AVAILABLE.
BECHTELSVILLE, PA - Sixty straight seasons of stock car racing!
That is what will be the theme of the 2022 racing season when it begins with a free-to-the public practice session on Saturday, March 26 at Grandview Speedway. The practice is open to all divisions and will start at noon.
The upcoming season of competition on the banked clay oval, will be the 60th straight year of stock car racing, all under the direction of the Rogers Family. Once again for the new year the track will carry a NASCAR sanction for all Saturday night events.
Since the track first opened in 1963, there have been a host of talented drivers that have called Grandview home, collecting wins and championships in the 59 years of racing that have been completed.
The very first modified champion was Dick Havens in 1963, and up until Craig Von Dohren's 12th career title in 2021, there have been twenty nine different drivers in the NASCAR Modified division that have claimed the track championship. Drivers who have won multiple championships include Von Dohren, who has the most with twelve, Jeff Strunk has ten, Duane Howard six, Warren Mutter three, Ray Swinehart, Fred Rahmer, Smokey Warren, and Don Loder all have two titles
In the NASCAR Sportsman division, which only started running in 2012, there have been 7 different drivers winning championships in ten seasons, led by current modified driver Jared Umbenhauer with three, Brian Hirthler with two, and this year's champ was Kenny Gilmore.
The first official race event of the new season will be the 5th annual Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker for Big Block/Small Block Modifieds going 50 laps on Saturday, April 2. The race is run in memory of the longtime track owner and promoter. Previous winners of the race include Stewart Friesen, Matt Sheppard, Tim Buckwalter and Duane Howard in 2021.
The biggest racing event of the season is the 52nd annual Freedom 76. The Big Championship race, just completed in September, was captured this season by Ryan Godown for $30,000. For the 2022 season it is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, with a September 24, rain date.
The complete schedule for the upcoming season will be released in the near future.
Season passes, covering all Saturday events at Grandview, from the Bruce Rogers Memorial Opening Night to the Freedom 38 Sportsman race and Freedom 76 Modified championship, are on sale. The season pass does not include the Thunder on the Hill events. Season passes, priced at $400 per pass, can be ordered by sending a check or money order to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505. To speed up the delivery, please send along a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Since the 1960's, Grandview Speedway has been presenting wheel to wheel exciting NASCAR stock car racing action every Saturday night, April thru September, plus special events. Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505 just off route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.
Any needed information about Grandview Speedway is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com
or check in on Facebook. The track telephone number is 610.754.7688