Sax­ton: Mod­i­fi­ca­tions to Late Model rac­ing in store at Grand­view Speed­way

The Hamburg Area Item - - Sports - By Ernie Sax­ton

Changes have been made for the NASCAR Late Mod­els rac­ing at Grand­view. Con­trary to ru­mors NASCAR Late Model stock car rac­ing will con­tinue at Grand­view Speed­way in 2018 and be­yond.

Own­ers and driv­ers were in­vited to at­tend a meet­ing re­cently to dis­cuss the fu­ture of the Late Mod­els at Grand­view. With in­put from at­ten­dees a num­ber of changes were an­nounced.

Late Mod­els will now have warm- up laps with the other Satur­day night classes which in­cludes TP Trail­ers Mod­i­fieds and Sports­man. Af­ter track prepa­ra­tion the Late Mod­els will then run their timed hot laps to de­cide the start­ing po­si­tions for the fea­ture race.

The car­bu­re­tor rule is now open with any size 4 bar­rel car­bu­re­tor deemed ac­cept­able for use.

Start­ing in 2018 any Late Model com­ing out to race for the first time will be able to run their track tire for qual­i­fy­ing and then will be re­quired to use at least one G- View stamped tire for the fea­ture. Each week that they race they will be re­quired to add another G- View tire un­til all four wheels are us­ing G- View tires.

And all classes are re­minded that dig­i­tal gauges or dig­i­tal dashes are not al- lowed. This has been in the rule­book for a num­ber of years.

The sched­ule for 2018 is in the plan­ning stages and will fea­ture the NASCAR Mod­i­fieds, Sports­man and Late Mod­els along with spe­cial events.

Look­ing for some bar­gains on items re­lat­ing to auto rac­ing then you should plan on be­ing at Grand­view Speed­way on Satur­day, Novem­ber 5th. A lot of rac­ers look­ing to sell some items they will not be us­ing any longer. Who knows you could come away with a race car. It gets un­der­way at 7 a. m. and con­tin­ues un­til 2 p. m. or could close sooner if they run out of stuff.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about rac­ing at Grand­view Speed­way, as they move for­ward to their 56th con­sec­u­tive sea­son of auto rac­ing, check in at www. grand­viewspeed­way.com or tele­phone 610.754.7688.

The se­cond an­nual Big Track Clas­sic for the Capi­tol Rene­gade United Rac­ing Club ( URC) Sprint Cars is com­ing to the Bridge­port ( N. J.) Speed­way on Fri­day and Satur­day, Novem­ber 3rd and 4th.

The in­au­gu­ral event pro­duced great rac­ing a year ago when Curt Michael raced to the win in Fri­day night ac­tion and Lu­cas Wolfe im­proved on his fifth place fin­ish on Fri­day to cap­ture his first ever Bridge­port Speed­way win

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