The annual Charlie Eckert Memorial will take place Sunday afternoon October 16th at the Grandview (PA) Speedway. The famed racer who many grew to know as “Chargin’ Charlie” was a highly accomplished small block modified competitor during the 70s, 80s and 90s. Charlie won feature races at various venues including Bechtelsville’s Grandview Speedway.
In 2013, Charlie’s son Chuck Eckert took command of the Outlaw Enduro Series (formerly NEETS tour) and quickly came up with a new race to honor his father. The yearly tradition continues this season under the direction of series promoter Dave Dissinger.
The 2016 season finale, the fourth version of the Charlie Eckert Memorial, will consist of: Big Car Enduro (125-laps), Small Car Enduro (125-laps), Ladies Race (20-laps), a junkyard car race (distance depends on car count), and the final 2016 race for Blast From the Past Vintage Stock Cars. The popular Vintage Club will host a 15-lap feature for the Modified Class (experienced drivers and tri-track cars) and a 15-lap main event for the Vintage Division (70s or earlier). Their card will culminate with a first ever 30-lap Vintage Car Enduro.
The Sunday enduro show is the second of a two-race weekend at Grandview Speedway as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Series will hold an event on the prior Saturday evening, October 15th.
On Sunday October 16th, pit gates open at 8AM for car inspection. Grandstand gates will open at 12PM and racing starts promptly with Vintage Car hot laps at 1PM. Adult general admission to the stands is just $10. Children under 12 are free.
For more information on the enduro series including results, standings and rules, please visit their website located at www.outlawenduroseries.com