Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BRETT GILMORE (Bruce Thomas photo)


FIREWORKS CANCELLED, ADMISSION PRICE LOWERED AT GRANDVIEW,GREAT RACING 7/4


LIBERTY FIRE CO. FIRECRACKER 40 FOR BRC LATE MODELS TOPS THE JULY 4TH SHOW AT GRANDVIEW ALONG WITH T.P.TRAILERS 358 MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN, BIKE GIVEAWAY AND MORE
   Miscue by fireworks provider forces cancellation of fireworks show admission price lowered
BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 1, 2015 . . . The best laid plans sometimes go astray. That is the case with the fireworks portion of the huge 4th of July Holiday Show that is planned for Grandview Speedway for this Saturday night AT 7:30 p.m.
                “Unfortunately we have had to cancel the fireworks portion of the show. Based on plans made last year with the pyrotechnic company used by the speedway for a number of years we advertised fireworks. It has been part of our holiday show for years,” said assistant track general manager Tina Rogers. “After three unanswered calls we were finally advised that a scheduling snafu by the pyrotechnic company, again a firm we have used for years, would result in no fireworks for Grandview. We made every effort to secure the services of other companies but at this late date it just could not be done.
                We do apologize to our fans, many who look forward to the fireworks show each year. The ticket price for the Holiday show, still a great one, will be reduced to $20 for adults.”
                The huge Independence show of NASCAR stock car racing will include the Liberty Fire Co. Firecracker 40 for BRC Late Models along with the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars. With the Late Models not having raced for three weeks there should be plenty of action filled racing excitement in the Firecracker 40. And the Modifieds and Sportsman have been out of action for two weeks because of rainouts so their events should be packed with extra excitement also.
                In addition to the prize money, T.P. Trailers and VP Racing Fuels perks for the top runners there will be $600 Ingersoll Rand tool prize packs for each feature winner.
                The first 200 Dads through the main gate will receive Grandview Speedway Can Koozies.
                And kids will have the opportunity to win one of four bicycles being given away by Late Model racer Kory Fleming and his Sleepy Hollow team. This will mark the 7th year that Fleming has done this.
                Fans are reminded to participate in the Ingersoll Rand Texting Contest that could reward a lucky fan with an IR Tools prize pack. Text IRToolsGRV to 313131 between 11 a.m. on Saturday until 11 p.m. on Sunday.
                 Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the weekly Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet, taking place adjacent to the area near the main gate, will feature the popular Gilmore racing family of legend Charley (dad) and his son Kenny and grandson Brett. All have won features at Grandview. Brett, a recent winner, will have some of his racer panels being autographed for lucky fans. In addition Kory Fleming will be part of the Meet & Greet.
                Adult admission is reduced to $20 while youngsters 6 through 11 will pay just $5 and kids under 6 will be admitted FREE. There is always free parking on the speedway grounds.
                Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is considered one of the most successful NASCAR weekly short tracks in the nation. The track, in its 53rd year of operation, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For additional information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone 610.754.7688. Fans can also invited to visit www.facebook.com/grandviewspeedway or twitter@grandviewspeedway.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015