IMAGINE THAT, RAIN WASHED OUT SATURDAY NIGHT STOCK CAR RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY FOR THE EIGHTH TIME THIS SEASON; PPB FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH
BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 11, 2018 . . . Give us a break Ma Nature!!! For the eighth time this season NASCAR stock car racing was rained out on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway. The $10,000 to win Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial was lost to weather and has been reset for Saturday, August 18th at 7:30 p.m.
A stellar field of Modified stock car racing talent was scheduled to be on hand for the big event that honors the memory of the man who had the idea and carried it through to build the one-third-mile, banked clay Grandview Speedway located in Bechtelsville, PA.
Everything that was scheduled before the events were rained out will be reset for next Saturday.
Again this Saturday every Modified racer making his way through the gate will be looking to win the PPB Forrest Rogers Memorial and take home the $10,000 first place money plus the prestige of being a winner of this annual Classic. With three wins in row and eight overall in this Classic Craig Von Dohren is a strong favorite but don’t count out anyone.
Now with just FOUR Saturday night shows remaining that count toward the point standings a strong finish has become even more important. Mike Gular, Danny Snyder and Louden Reimert continue to lead the point standings in the three divisions of NASCAR action. The threesome plus a host of others will be looking to earn every point possible in their drive to win the lucrative NASCAR and track titles.
Of course Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Meme DeSantis, Ray Swinehart, Doug Manmiller and many others will be performing at their best in hopes of picking up the top prize.
And of course with the big bucks on the line it is always possible there will be some visitors come to challenge the regulars. Ryan Godown and Rick Laubach had been scheduled to race and it will be interesting to see if they return.
Jersey Shore race fan Jim Gilmore has posted $100 for the leader of lap number 18 in memory of the late Mike Bailey.
The 50-lap feature for Modifieds headlines the Pioneer Pole Buildings tripleheader that will also include Sportsman and Late Model stock car racing action.
And there is the popular Low Down and Dirty Internet Radio sponsored Meet & Greet, featuring drivers and cars on display in the main gate area at 5PM. This week Craig Von Dohren, Kevin and Brian Hirthler along with Chuck Schutz will be featured.
Adult admission is $25 while youngster 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and those under 6 are admitted free. Pit admission is $30 with a NASCAR license. And there is free parking on the speedway grounds.
Available at the track will be the opportunity to purchase lap sponsorships for the September 15th Freedom 76 that will pay at least $25,000 to win. Laps are available for $20 and can be had by seeing Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer. If you prefer you can contact Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 to secure a lap or mail a check the lap or laps you want to sponsor, payable to Grandview Speedway, to 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. Saxton is also available to arrange event sponsorships and awards for the biggest race of the season.
Tickets for the Freedom 76 will be on sale at the track on August 18th for $35. On race day they will sell for $40.