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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events heading into the 57th consecutive season.

Track office: 610.754.7688 -
Public relations and marketing: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286
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NASCAR T.P.TRUCK EQPT SPORTSMAN CHAMPION LOUDEN REIMERT MOVING TO THE NASCAR T.P.TRAILERS MODIFIEDS AT GRANDVIEW; READY FOR THE VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MONEY MAKER CLASSIC ON APRIL 6

BECHTELSVILLE, PA MARCH 16, 2019 . . . Nothing would make Oley, PA’s Louden Reimert happier than to do well, exceptionally well, maybe even win the VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Maker Classic, a 50-lapper featuring many of the best area talents in 358 Modifieds and Big Block Modifieds, at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 6th at 7 p.m.

In addition to getting a big share of the lucrative prize money, close to $50,000 being offered, it would be a great way to kick off the celebration of his 18th birthday that is coming up.

The young racer who won the 2018 NASCAR T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman championship using consistency, will be a full time racer on in the Grandview Speedway T.P.Trailers 358 Modified division. He is anxious for the season to start.

In fact he did get his season started a couple weeks back when he traveled to Syracuse, NY and won an indoor Len Sammons produced Slingshot race.

Reimert has tested the waters in 358 Modifieds and run last year in the first Rogers Memorial and in the rich Freedom 76 Classic. He qualified and did well racing against some of the top names in the business.

The personable young racing talent comes from a family of racing people. One grandfather bought him his first quarter midget and got him on his way. He has watched as his father Shawn performed well, five career feature wins, with the Modifieds at Grandview. And Grandfather Terry was a talented racer at the Bechtelsville, PA clay oval. Even Mom is behind the scenes doing her part to help the team.

Reimert is very excited about this season as is the team as they have a good car and motor provided by owner Doug Flurer who has provided equipment for such standouts over the years as Jason Hamilton, Rick Laubach and others.

Still in school taking vocational classes in machining he also works at Christman’s Meat Market, a name well known in the sport. All the free time is spent with the team working on the race car.

Sponsorship support will come from Kochel Equipment, a longtime supporter of the Reimert family racing activities, Rhoad’s Brothers Livestock and Christman’s Meat Market plus others.

Though Louden is looking to race in events at other tracks, and effort to improve his racing skills, his main effort will be at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway and it all gets started with the $7,500 to win VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Maker Memorial on April 6th which will see him pitted up against many top talents. This race does not carry a NASCAR sanction and is open to both 358 and Big Block Modifieds. Every racer making the main event will earn at least $1,000.

Also attracting a lot of attention will be a strong field of the popular Sportsman stock cars making up the second part of this special doubleheader event. The winner of this event walks off with $750 and each driver to make the starting field will earn $125.

Those wishing to register for the Rogers Memorial, there is no license required and no entry fee, can do that by telephoning or texting Tina Rogers at 484.256.4375. An early entry could very well gain exposure for the team and their sponsors.

For the second year in a row adult admission will be $28 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. Kids under six are admitted FREE. Pit fee is $35. The rain date is set for Saturday, April 13th.

A doubleheader show is scheduled for Grandview on Saturday, March 23rd, at 1 p.m. with Outlaw Enduros and Blast from the Past Vintage cars in action.

Then on Saturday, March 30th, 12 noon, fans will be admitted free to practice session that features all sorts of race cars testing their equipment for the new season. That will be a good time for fans to pick out their seat and purchase as $350 season ticket that includes all Saturday Rogers Family racing events between April and the end of September.

Grandview Speedway is a one-third-mile banked clay track located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. Information on racing events including a full schedule can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com, check them out on Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

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New Egypt Speedway

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New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Website: www.newegyptspeedway.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nesspeedway
Media Contact: Pete MacDonald – 609-758-1900 – nesoffice@comcast.net

New Egypt, NJ – New Egypt Speedway is ready to break the ice on its 2019 season with the March Meltdown next Saturday March 23rd. The March Meltdown will be highlighted by a 50-Lap Modified feature paying an ice cold $5,000 to win with $400 just to start the feature event.

Regulars such as 2018 track champion David VanHorn, Billy Pauch Jr., Danny Bouc, Ryan Godown, Ryan Krachun, Brandon Grosso, TJ Lilly, John McClelland, Bryan Kuhl, Brian Papiez and Matt Stangle take on a host of invaders that include Frank Cozze, Mike Gular, Danny Creeden, Wade Hendrickson, Jimmy Horton and many more!

The Crate vs. Sportsman will also be in action in a 25-Lap main event that will pay $1,000 to win with $100 to starts.

Pit gates will open at 10AM on the 23rd for early tech inspection, Grandstands will open at 2PM with hot laps being scheduled for 3PM and the first green flag of the 2019 season set to be unfurled at 4PM.

Adult admission will be $25, Seniors (65+) are $23, Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID are $15 while kids 11 & under are FREE! Pit admission will be $40.

“New Jersey’s Premier Dirt Track Facility”, New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
For more information on New Egypt Speedway, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.

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New Egypt Speedway

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New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Website: www.newegyptspeedway.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nesspeedway
Media Contact: Pete MacDonald – 609-758-1900 – nesoffice@comcast.net

New Egypt, NJ – David VanHorn celebrated his first career New Egypt Speedway Modified Track Championship worth $10,000 this past Saturday night in front of a packed ballroom at the Clarion of Toms River.

“If you look at some of the names that have won track champions at New Egypt, you have guys like Roger Laureno, Billy Pauch, Jimmy Horton and Frank Cozze. That’s some good company to be in”, said VanHorn. “The competition at New Egypt weekly is about as tough as it is anywhere, they have a lot of talent through out the field and a lot of young talent coming up through the ranks.”

A regular at the Ocean County D-Shaped oval since 2010, DVH notched his title on a base of consistency. VanHorn ended the 2018 NES points race without a points-paying win, nine Top-5’s and 13 Top-10’s in 15 points paying races. The only time VanHorn failed to finish out of the Top-10 was on May 9th following a flat tire and August 18th with a blown motor. David’s only win of the season came in the Non-Points Garden State Gunfight held in June.

“I can’t thank Fred Vahlsing enough for what he has done for me, a few year’s ago he called me while we were on our way to a Deyo race and he asked me to drive his car and I told him I wanted to win championships for him and I’m glad that I can make good on that”, revealed VanHorn. “This all wouldn’t be possible without my family either, they support me no matter what, this one is for them as much as it is me.”

The ageless Karl Freyer was officially crowned the 2018 Larry’s Hot Rods & Harley’s Northeast Wingless Sprint Car champion and announced some exciting news that the legendary Stan Ploski would be driving his car during the 2019 season at New Egypt Speedway.

Bob Lineman Jr. was crowned the Hammer Sportsman champion on the evening. For Lineman, it was his third career NES Track title after winning it previously in 2013 and 2016.

Like VanHorn, Kyle Kania won the 2018 Crate Modified championship with out winning a feature event. Kania announced on Saturday night that he intends on moving up to the Modified ranks at New Egypt Speedway in 2019.

Jon Meyer picked up his first career Street Stock title in 2018 after just a few seasons of racing. He indicated that he would be back to defend his title again in 2019.

Joe Garey Sr. will go down in the history books as New Egypt Speedway’s first ever 4-Cylinder track champion. Garey will also be back to defend his title in 2019.

Ryan Heim was crowned the 2018 Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman champion.

The Top-10 in each division were honored with trophies, while specialty awards went to Brandon Grosso (Best Appearing Car), Kevin Vaclavicek (Most Improved Modified Driver), Brian Spencer (Most Improved Northeast Wingless Sprint Car Driver), David Burns (Most Improved Sportsman Driver), Johnny Bangs (Most Improved Crate Modified Driver) and Ryan Freshneck (Most Improved Street Stock Driver. Noted engine builder Gary Bouc was named the 2018 Overall Track Champion due to his generosity in loaning engines out so that many drivers could keep returning to NES weekly.

New Egypt Speedway is scheduled to open up its gates for the first time next weekend, March 23rd with the March Meltdown that will pay $5,000 to win for the Modifieds, which will be run under Short Track Super Series South rules, with Sail Panels. The Crate vs. Sportsman will also be on the card paying $1,000 to win and $100 to start. Pit gates will open at 10AM for early tech inspection, Grandstands will open at 2PM with Hot Laps scheduled for 3PM and racing at 4PM. Adult admission is $25, Seniors (65+) are $23, Teens (12-15) & Military w/ID are $15, with Kids 11 & FREE!

“New Jersey’s Premier Dirt Track Facility”, New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 in New Egypt, NJ just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.
For more information on New Egypt Speedway, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on Twitter @nesspeedway.

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Grandview Speedway

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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events heading into the 57th consecutive season.

Track office: 610.754.7688 -
Public relations and marketing: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286
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AGAIN THIS YEAR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY IS ATTRACTING A LOT OF ATTENTION WITH $7,500 TO WIN, $1,000 TO TAKE THE GREEN

SPORTSMAN EARN $750 FOR WIN, $125 TO TAKE THE GREEN

BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 9,2019 . . . Once again this year of the most talked about and most anticipated race events to be presented at Grandview Speedway is set to happen when the Second Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker Classic takes place on Saturday, April 6. The starting time is set for 7PM.

The race, a 50-lapper on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval, will feature the Small Block Modifieds going up against Big Block Modifieds with the winner walking off with at least $7,500 out of a purse for the day’s racing that reaches almost $50,000.

Many racers like the fact that the race is paying $7,500 to win. And they like that every racer that makes the main event will go home with at least $1,000. However all that is secondary to them as they welcome the opportunity to again have the opportunity to win a race run in memory of a man they had so much respect for. The beautiful specially created trophy that goes to the winner will be treasured by the winner as well as just about any other driver that takes part in the big event and is able to win.

The Rogers Memorial is expected to attract quite a few outsiders as they seek the big bucks for the win and the prestige of winning the Classic named in memory of the late track owner. But of course the weekly regulars are expected to include 2018 track champion Mike Gular, 10-time track champion Craig Von Dohren, past champions Jeff Strunk and Duane Howard, 2018 track Sportsman champion Louden Reimert, Doug Manmiller, Ray Swinehart, and many others.

Also attracting a lot of attention will be a strong field of the popular Sportsman stock cars making up the second part of this special doubleheader event. The winner of this event walks off with $750 and each driver to make the starting field will earn $125.

Those wishing to register for the Rogers Memorial, there is no license required and no entry fee, can do that by telephoning or texting Tina Rogers at 484.256.4375.

For the second year in a row adult admission will be $28 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. Kids under six are admitted FREE. Pit fee is $35. The rain date is set for Saturday, April 13th.

The very next Saturday, April 13th, if not needed as a rain date for the Rogers Memorial, the first of the weekly series of NASCAR sanctioned chase for the championship events will be presented with the TP Trailers Modifieds and T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman taking part. This will be the regular Saturday night attraction throughout the season along with some special added attractions. Adult admission for the regular Saturday night events will be $15 while youngster under 12 being admitted for FREE.

And on Sunday, March 23, the first of a series of doubleheader shows featuring the Outlaw Enduros and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers will be presented starting at 1 p.m.

When the racing ends each Saturday 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-stocked 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.

MEDIA NOTE: All requests for credentials have been handled as of March 8th. If you have not heard from us, received your media pass by March 13th, and a request was sent please be in touch. Contact information is above. Thank you. Ernie Saxton

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2018-2019 INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

Event Promoter: Len Sammons @609.888.3618

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LONG TIME OPEN WHEEL FAVORITE LOU CICCONI, JR. LOOKS TO GET BACK IN THE WINNERS’ CIRCLE IN SYRACUSE INDOOR RACES MARCH 8-9

SYRACUSE, NY March 4, 2019 . . . When the Indoor Auto Racing Series TQ Midget drivers take their first green flag over the March 8-9 weekend inside the new Exposition Center on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, Lou Cicconi, Jr., will rank among the favorites.

Cicconi, of Aston, PA, brings into the Syracuse event sponsored by RPM Raceway a singular distinction among all 58 entrants. The 50 year old Cicconi won the 58th and last race held at N.Y.’s Niagara Falls Convention Center, on March 9, 2002 before the building was transformed into a casino.

Shortly thereafter Len Sammons brought back indoor racing to Atlantic City, N.J. after a 24 year absence. This led to the formation of the Indoor Auto Racing Series which has promoted events headlined by the TQ Midgets the past 17 years. The Syracuse venue this weekend becomes the eighth different location hosting an event. Last year an event at Albany Times Union Center made New York the fifth different state to host a Len Sammons promoted event.

This Friday and Saturday night the cars and stars of the Indoor Auto Racing Series fueled by VP will be taking part in the fourth and final fifth round of the 2019 season. On the line will be time trials, qualifying events and a 40 lap feature event both nights with the overall season champion crowned following Saturday’s event.

Cicconi, a four-time winner at both Niagara Falls and Atlantic City over the years, is making a comeback this winter after conquering some personal health issues.

“It got to the point where I was short of breath and couldn’t breathe,” Cicconi related. “The doctor told me I was overweight and out of shape.”

As a result, Cicconi kept a low profile for the past three seasons, running a very limited schedule while fielding cars for other drivers. But for this year’s Indoor Auto Racing Series schedule Cicconi returned in a big way. He not only returned to the cock-pit full-time but also fielded other neon yellow and red No. 75 TQs for the Allentown and Atlantic City races.

“I know I will never get back to where I was,” said Cicconi, a two-time winner of Atlantic City’s Gambler’s Classics (2006, 2010). “But I want to be able to give it my best effort. You lose something by not racing regularly but I am getting my confidence back.”

Cicconi is well known in Central New York racing circles for his Supermodified and ISMA achievements. He won one Oswego Speedway Supermodified feature, in 2013, and has 20 ISMA wins as well as a championship (2013) and two runner-up title chase placings (2001, 2012).

Cicconi will field a second car for Syracuse, being driven by young Damon Paul of Stony Point. NY.

“Damon’s a nice young kid. I like him and his father (Tim) too. I want to give him a shot. But two cars is all I want to go to Syracuse with. I need to focus on my own deal.”

Though Cicconi is not in the hunt for it, the biggest prize in Syracuse will be the crowning of the 2019 Indoor Auto Racing Series Fueled By VP Race Fuels. North Carolina resident Ryan Flores leads the standings, with 290 after the first three races. But Flores, who works full time for Roger Penske’s Ryan Blaney NASCAR Monster Energy Cup team, will not be in the Syracuse field because of his work commitment.

Erick Rudolph, Ransomville, NY, 260, and Justin Bonsignore, Holtsville, LI, NY, 239, Andy Jankowiak, Tonawanda, NY, 220, and Eddie Strada, Lake Ariel, PA, 213, who are second through fifth thus become the pre-race title favorites.

A maximum of 210 points are available, 100 for a feature win and five points for quick time each night, meaning that 210 markers can be picked up by any TQ competitor over the Syracuse race weekend. Non-qualifiers earn 10 points for each night, a minimum of 20 points for the weekend. Thus the most points any driver can gain is 190.

The points chase with the TQs is so close that any one of the top 26 drivers in the standings could, in theory, win the championship.

Round 3 and Round 4 for the companion Slingshots and Champ Karts is also on the Syracuse card. Each of the two nights of racing will consist of complete programs as well for these two divisions.

Dr. Williams Lowe, a long-time supporter of TQ Midget racing, has posted $200 to the fast qualifier both nights. N.Y.’s Oswego Speedway, the home of SuperModified racing, has signed on to sponsor the TQ Midget heat races. The winner of each of the six Oswego Speedway heat races on both Friday and Saturday night will receive not only a spot in the A-Main but a $50 bonus.

Doors open at 6 PM on Friday night with racing beginning at 7:30. Doors open at 5:30 PM on Saturday with racing at 7 PM. Fans will be able to visit the pit area to see the cars and meet the drivers each night until 30 minutes before the racing begins.

The building has a different seating configuration than other venues the series stops at in that grandstand patrons enter at track level, then walk up to seating areas.

A link to purchase tickets in advance is available at www.indoorautoracing.com, at this location, spectators may select choice seats from three sections located on both the front and the backstretch. Tickets can also be purchased by calling E-Tix directly at 1-800-514-3849. Tickets will also be available each day of the event starting at 2 PM at the Expo Box Office, but prices increase by $5 each on the days of the event. Pit passes, which do not guarantee a seat, are on sale on the backside of the building on Friday from 9 am to 2 PM and Saturday 11:30 to 2 PM. After 2 PM, pit passes will be available at the box office at the front of the building. Parking is free.

Race fans can enjoy a double header weekend at the Fairgrounds with the 33rd annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show being held at the Center of Progress Building. This show opens on Saturday at 10 am giving everyone plenty of time to enjoy that show then walk over to the nearby Exposition Center for the races that night. The Trade show reopens on Sunday from 11 to 4 pm.

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