HOPEFULLY THE SNOW IS GONE SO FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC PRACTICE DAY IS SET AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY FOR MARCH 31
VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL GETS THE GREEN FLAG ON APRIL 7TH
BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 23, 2018 . . . There is no doubt that
winter has been tough and most are looking forward to warm weather, no
more snow, and the return of auto racing action at the local speedways.
With that in mind fans are
reminded that the Free-to-the-Public practice session, an annual
tradition, is set to take place on Saturday, March 31 starting at noon.
So get out your auto racing paraphernalia, maybe even throw in suntan
lotion, and head out to Grandview Speedway to see what the racers will
be using for the new season.
All divisions of racing are invited to take part in the practice session that usually runs from noon until about 4 p.m.
Practice day is also a great
time for people who have heard about auto racing but have not been out
to a track to head over to the Bechtelsville racing facility. The
one-third-mile, banked clay track, considered one of the most successful
weekly short tracks in the nation, produces some very exciting
competition featuring many of top area dirt track racers. The practice
day is a great way for those wanting to get a feel for what the sport is
all about to enjoy some fun outdoors and get a feel for the popular
There will be concession and
rest room facilities in operation for the practice day. And it is a
great time to purchase a season ticket, giving you a reserved seat for
all Saturday night events, for just $350.
And then one of the most anticipated events of the season will get the green flag on Saturday, April 7th at
7 p.m. when the First annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial
Money Maker Classic takes place. The race, offering more than $40,000 in
prize money with $7,500 to win and at least $1,000 to each starter, is
expected to attract many of the top talents in area Modified stock car
The 50-lap main event will
feature many of the best talents in Small Block Modified and Big Block
Modified racing battling for the top prize and the opportunity to win
the first race being run in memory of the late track owner who passed
away in March of last year. Bruce Rogers was one of the most respected
promoters in the industry.
Sportsman stock cars will be featured in the second division of competition.
There is no NASCAR license
required for the event and there is no entry fee. Racers are asked to
contact Tina Rogers, by phone or text, at 484.256.4375 to enter the
Adult admission for the Rogers
Memorial is $28 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and kids under 6
are admitted FREE. Rain date is April 14 following the same schedule.
The 2018 NASCAR stock car racing season will officially kickoff on Saturday, April 14th,
provided the date is not needed as a rain date for the Rogers Memorial,
with racing for the TP Trailers Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman.
These races will be the first that earn points for the lucrative track
and NASCAR titles. The tripleheader shows will make up just about all of
the Saturday night events through the season, the 56th consecutive season of stock car racing presented by the Rogers Family.
Admission for the regular Saturday night
events will again be $15 for adults with youngsters under the age of 12
admitted FREE. There is always free parking on the grounds of the
When the racing ends each night
fans are invited to head back to the pit area to see the race cars up
close, take pictures and collect autographs.
Grandview Speedway is known for
their excellent well-stock concession areas and there is a great
novelty stand that offers souvenirs, t-shirts, hats and more along with
copies of the latest edition of the track magazine, The Inside Groove.
The one-third-mile, banked clay track,
offering clear views of all the action from each seat, is located at 43
Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of
Pottstown. For up-to-date information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com or Facebook. The track office telephone number is 610.754.7688.