Saturday, September 2, 2017


BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 2, 2017. . . Mother Nature forced cancellation of the Saturday night stock car racing action at Grandview Speedway. It marked the eighth time this season that weather has impacted the Saturday night racing action at the Berks County clay oval.
                The final NASCAR point event of the season is set for Saturday, September 9th. Included in the night of stock car racing excitement will be twin 30-lap features for the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds along with racing for the BRC Late Models and Sportsman. The tripleheader show will close out the Saturday night season of NASCAR racing. Championships will be decided in all three divisions. The Blast from the Past Vintage Racers that had been scheduled have been removed from the schedule and will next be seen at Grandview on September 30th with the Enduro racers.
                 Craig VonDohren sits on top of the NASCAR Modified standings with 3784 points while Jeff Strunk is second with 3551 counters. Both drivers have been titleholders at Grandview several times. Mike Gular is third with 3550 points and looking for his first championship. Duane Howard is fourth having earned 3506 points without benefit of a feature win while veteran Doug Manmiller has 3318 tallies putting him fifth in the standings. There has been 12 different feature winners during the season in the Modified division so far.
                Brian Hirthler leads the Sportsman standings, as he has most of the season, with 2801 points with Craig Whitmoyer and Brad Grim closing in. Whitmoyer sits with 2665 points and Grim has a total of 2641.
                And in the Late Models current point leader and defending champion Chuck Schutz has 3585 points, a 300 point edge over Bryon Sipe’s 3285. Steve Todorow is third with 3206.
                 Adult admission is just $15 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free.
                Advance tickets for the 47th Annual Freedom 76 Classic in honor of Bruce Rogers will be available on Saturday night. The advance tickets are priced at $35 each. On race day they will be priced at $40. The September 16th Classic will pay $30,000 to the winner and is expected to attract many of the top names in dirt track Modified stock car racing. Action will get underway at 7 p.m.
                The night before the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be in action along with the Sportsman racing in the Freedom 38’er offering $1500 to the winner. Modifieds entered in the Freedom 76 will be allowed to participate in practice sessions. Adult admission is $12, youngsters 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and under 6 are admitted free.
                The Freedom 76 has a September 23rd rain date while the Friday night events have no rain date.
                For additional information check in at and link with Freedom 76. The track phone number is 610.754.7688.

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