Sched­ule set for Grand­view Speed­way’s 55th sea­son

The Boyertown Area Times - - SPORTS - By Ernie Sax­ton

BECHTELSVILLE >> Kick­ing off the 55th con­sec­u­tive sea­son of auto rac­ing en­ter­tain­ment at NAS­CAR sanc­tioned Grand­view Speed­way will be the first of sev­eral dou­ble­head­ers fea­tur­ing the Out­law En­duro com­pe­ti­tion and Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers on Sun­day, March 18th.

Then on Satur­day, March 25th the an­nual Free to the Pub­lic Prac­tice Ses­sion will fea­ture a va­ri­ety of classes of auto rac­ing with many us­ing the af­ter­noon as a fi­nal test and tune ses­sion be­fore their sea­son of­fi­cially gets un­der­way. The prac­tice ses­sions will kick off at noon.

The prac­tice day is a great op­por­tu­nity for fans hav­ing or plan­ning to have sea­son passes to pick out their re­served seat for the sea­son. Sea­son passes cov­er­ing all Satur­day events from April through Septem­ber, are priced at $350. A check payable to Grand­view Speed­way in an amount cov­er­ing the cost of all passes be­ing or­dered can be sent to 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Please in­clude a self-ad­dressed stamped en­ve­lope to speed up the re­turn of the passes. And sea­son passes will be avail­able on prac­tice day.

NAS­CAR sanc­tioned stock car rac­ing will be the main at­trac­tion on Satur­day nights through­out the sea­son and will fea­ture T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Late Mod­els and Sports­man.

The sea­son opener for the NAS­CAR rac­ers will be Satur­day, April 2, 7 p.m.

Ad­mis­sion prices will re­main the same as last year with adults pay­ing $15 for a reg­u­lar Satur­day night triple­header.

Top­ping the sea­son sched­ule will be the $25,000 to win Free­dom 76 Mod­i­fied Clas­sic set for Satur­day, Septem­ber 16th with a rain date of Septem­ber 23. The first Bruce Rogers/Bob Miller pro­moted Thun­der on the Hill show, one of sev­eral planned for the sea­son, will take place on May 28th and will fea­ture 358/Big Block Mod­i­fieds (40 laps), Sports­man and Mid-At­lantic Se­ries Sprints.

Grand­view Speed­way con­tin­ues to be one of the most suc­cess­ful dirt short track op­er­a­tions in the na­tion. The one-third-mile, banked clay

oval is lo­cated on Pass­more Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For in­for­ma­tion tele­phone 610-754-7688 or check in at www.grand­viewspeed­way.com.

Busi­nesses seek­ing in­for­ma­tion on how they can ben­e­fit from mar­ket­ing in mo­tor­sports, reach­ing the thou­sands of peo­ple who visit the track each year, can con­tact Ernie Sax­ton at ESC, Inc., 215.752.7797 or Esax­ton144@aol.com. A color brochure out­lin­ing all mar­ket­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties is avail­able.

2017 GRAND­VIEW SPEED­WAY SCHED­ULE

Satur­day, March 18: EN­DURO & Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers, 1 p.m. (Rain Date March 19, 1 p.m.)

Satur­day, March 25: Free to the Pub­lic Prac­tice Ses­sion 12 Noon

Satur­day, April 1: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7 p.m.

Satur­day, April 8: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds 35 laps, Sports­man & Late Mod­els, 7 p.m. Sun­day, April 9: En­duro & Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers 1 p.m.

Satur­day, April 15: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7 p.m.

Satur­day, April 22: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man, Late Mod­els & Blast from the Past 7 p.m.

Satur­day, April 29: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7 p.m.

Satur­day, May 6: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m.

Sun­day, May 7: En­duro & Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers 1 p.m.

Satur­day, May 13: T.P. Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m. Satur­day, May 20: T.P. Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man, Late Mod­els & Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, May 27: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m.

Sun­day, May 28: Thun­der of the Hill Rac­ing Se­ries Traffic Jam for 358/Big Block Mod­i­fieds (NAS­CAR points) 40 laps, Sports­man, Mid-At­lantic Se­ries (MASS) Sprints 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, June 3: T.P. Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man 40 laps & Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m.

Sun­day, June 4: En­duro & Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers 1 p.m.

Satur­day, June 10: T.P. Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man, Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m.

Tues­day, June 13: Thun­der of the Hill Rac­ing Se­ries Jesse Hock­ett Clas­sic United States Auto Club (USAC) Na­tional Non-Wing Sprint Tour & 358 Mod­i­fieds (NAS­CAR Points awarded) 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, June 17: T.P. Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man 40 laps & Late Mod­els

Satur­day, June 24: T.P. Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man, MASS Sprints, Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers, 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, July 1: T.P.Trailer Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man, & Late Mod­els Fire­cracker 40 7:30 p.m. Tues­day, July 4: Thun­der of the Hill Rac­ing Se­ries 7:30 p.m., PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Se­ries & 358 Mod­i­fieds (NAS­CAR points)* Satur­day, July 8: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, July 15: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, July 22: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man, Late Mod­els & Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers, 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, July 29: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, Au­gust 5: FOR­REST ROGERS ME­MO­RIAL For Mod­i­fieds (50 laps), Sports­man, Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, Au­gust 12: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els 7:30 p.m. (For­rest Rogers Rain Date)

Thurs­day, Au­gust 17: Thun­der of the Hill Rac­ing Se­ries- All-Stars 410 Sprints Thun­der Cup and Sports­man 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, Au­gust 19: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­fieds, Sports­man, Late Mod­els, Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, Au­gust 26: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man & Late Mod­els (30 laps) 7:30 p.m. Satur­day, Septem­ber 2: T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man, Late Mod­els,

Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers 7:30 p.m.

Satur­day, Septem­ber 9: Cham­pion’s Night, T.P.Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man and Late Mod­els, 7:30 p.m.

Fri­day, Septem­ber 15: Sports­man 38 laps, MASS Sprints & Mod­i­fied Prac­tice 7 p.m.

Satur­day, Septem­ber 16: 47th An­nual Free­dom 76 Mod­i­fied Clas­sic $25,000 to win + Cash Dash 7 p.m. Satur­day, Septem­ber 23: Free­dom 76 Rain Date, 7 p.m.

Satur­day, Septem­ber 30: En­duro & Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers 12 noon

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14: Thun­der of the Hill Rac­ing Se­ries Hal­loween Party, 3rd An­nual MODS at the MADHOUSE 358/ Big Block Mod­i­fieds 40 laps, Sports­man and MASS Sprints 6p.m.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 21: En­duro and Blast from the Past Vin­tage Rac­ers 12 noon

Sun­day, Novem­ber 5: Fall Racer’s Flea Mar­ket Start­ing at 7 a.m.

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