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BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 9, 2018 . . . For the first time this century there is a NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified Champion at Grandview Speedway not named Howard, Strunk or Von Dohren. Going back to the previous century it was 1999 when Terry Meitzler won the title. Veteran racer Mike Gular is the 2018 Modified Champion, his first championship, having tallied 3536 points without benefit of a feature win but earned with consistent strong finishes all season.

“My car owner provided us with great equipment,” said Gular. “Over the years my parents have been very supportive of my racing and sacrificed for my racing. My dad (former racer Rudy Gular) was there to see us race many nights and was so happy that we won the title.

“A big thanks goes to car owner Rich Stankiewicz and his roofing business along with Conestoga Valley Custom Kitchens and of course the great team effort. Our consistency paid off for us with the championship. We are hoping we can top off the season with a win in the Freedom 76 on Saturday.”

In the Sportsman division sophomore racing talent Louden Reimert earned the top spot with 2684 points and like Gular did it without benefit of a feature win. Danny Snyder led the Late Model standings all season after rattling off three feature wins early in the season. Snyder tallied 2211 points to win his first title.

Ten time Modified champion Craig Von Dohren won three features and had 3386 points to finish 150 points behind the new champion. Jeff Strunk, another ten time champion, finished third with 3351 points. He had two wins. And the third of the big three, Duane Howard, finished fourth in the final point tallies with 3057 points and no wins.

Defending champion Chuck Schutz finished second in the final Late Model standings with 2053 points and three wins. Wayne Pfeil was a close third with 2023 points and two wins while young Kyle Merkel finished fourth with one win and 2002 counters.

Finishing second to Reimert in the Sportsman standings was Brad Grim with 2549 points and one win. Mike Lisowski took third with 2448 points and two wins.

Unfortunately the final point event of the season, WNPV Radio Championship Night, was rained out as were eight other racing nights counting toward the championship standings.

All attention will now be centered on two big nights of racing action coming up on Friday, September 14, and Saturday, September 15. On Friday, 7 p.m., the Sportsman will race in the Freedom 38 and the Mid Atlantic Sprints will be performing in a full slate of qualifying events topped by a 25 lap feature. Modifieds racing in the Saturday night Freedom 76 will be permitted practice laps. Adult admission is $12 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay $5 and kids under 6 are admitted free. It will also be the last opportunity for fans to purchase the money saving advance adult tickets for the Freedom 76. Advance tickets are priced at $35 with race day tickets costing $40.

On Saturday, September 15th, 7 p.m. the “Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”, the 48th Annual Freedom 76 paying $25,000 to win, will be presented. A full series of qualifying events will lead up to the 76 lap finale. Adult admission is $40 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

The Freedom 76 has a September 22nd rain date while the Friday events do not have a rain date.

Check out all information on the Freedom 76 at and click on Freedom 76 where there is info for racers and fans.


1. Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2 3536
2. Craig Von Dohren, Oley, PA #1C 3386***
3. Jeff Strunk, Pottstown, PA #126 3351**
4. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 3057
5. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19B 2829***
6. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 2790
7. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 2436
8. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 2403*
9. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19/1H 2358*
10. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 2254
11. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W 1785
12. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #M7 1784
13. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #48 1767
14. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 1656
15. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87 1613
16. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 1608
17. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #611 1438
18. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 1420
19. Steve Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #942 1378
20. Ray Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #33 1304**
21. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 1128
22. Bobby Trapper, Jr., Scranton, PA #2T/69 1121
23. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 1096
24. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6/78D 1052
25. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 1042
26. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 1038
27. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01 1010
28. Chris Esposito, Hatfield, PA #31 1003
29. Jordan Henn, Blandon, PA #77X 870
30. Bobby Trapper, Allentown, PA #69/2 864

Also Feature Winners: Stewart Friesen, Ryan Watt, #14W


1. Danny Snyder, Frederick, PA #44 2211***
2. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #00/1 2053***
3. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 2023**
4. Kyle Merkel, Green Lane, PA #26 2002*
5. Steve Todorow, Trumbauersville, PA #93 1956*
6. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA #19 1950
7. Lou Egrie, Willow Grove, PA #X4 1917
8. Steve Wilson, Green Lane, PA #15 1643*
9. Jordan Knepp, Pottstown, PA #108 1235
10. Cory Merkel, Gilbertsville, PA #118X 1021
11. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA #177 997
12. Patrick Robinson, Bechtelsville, PA #5 970
13. Sean Merkel, Boyertown, PA #118 927*
14. Bryan Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA #33S 851
15. Todd Ravel, Shoemakersville, PA #88 730
16. Dallas Breidenbach Spring City, PA #X/22 580
17. Shawn Horning, Blandon, PA #8M 480
18. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #5H 480
19. Dave Ogin, Fleetwood, PA #12 468
20. George Irwin, Chester Springs, PA #22 190


1. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #58 2684
2. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23 2549*
3. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 2448**
4. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 2381*
5. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 2298
6. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38 2202
7. Brad Arnold, Sinking Spring, PA #830 1862**
8. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA, PA #F10 1826*
9. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 1761**
10. Kurt Bettler, Hellertown, PA #54 1672
11. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA#6 1653
12. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 1635
13. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14F 1574
14. Jesse Landis, Gilbertsville, PA #976 1447
15. Derrick Smith, Telford, PA #20 1383
16. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 1334*
17. Jim Housworth, Reigelsville, PA #72 1321*
18. Mike Mammana, Nazareth, PA #31 1244
19. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 1242*
20. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA #6K 1152

Other Feature Winners: Nathan Mohr *

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are NASCAR point events.)

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The Championship Chase comes to an end on Saturday night, September 8th, at Grandview Speedway. The WNPV1440 Championship Night will feature an action packed night of stock car racing that will see racers battling for the championships and for many the opportunity to improve their final standings so they get a bigger share of the NASCAR/track point money. Racing will see the first heat having a 7:30 p.m. starting time.

Mike Gular has been the point leader in the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds most of the season and he is looking to wrap up his first championship. Perhaps he will even win that elusive first feature of the season.

Sophomore standout Louden Reimert has not won a feature in the Sportsman division but like Gular he has used consistent performance to tally 2684 points to hold a 135 point edge over Brad Grim and 236 counters more than Mike Lisowski.

And in the Late Models, much like Gular and Reimert, Danny Snyder has set the pace in the point battle for the season and looks to take his first title. Defending champion Chuck Schutz has been making a late season charge to win another title.

All three divisions will be in action on Saturday night. And there is a great Low Down and Dirty Internet Radio Meet & Greet featuring Forrest Rogers Memorial winner Ray Swinehart, 10 time champion Jeff Strunk and Modified talent Jared Umbenhauer. It gets underway at the main gate area at 5 p.m.

This will be the final night of racing for the Late Models while the Sportsman return on Friday night, September 14th in a doubleheader Freedom 38 show that will also feature the exciting Mid Atlantic Sprint Series in a 7:30 p.m. show. The Sportsman will run in a non-points race. Adult admission is $12, youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $5 and under 6 are admitted free.

Modified racers will be looking forward to the $25,000 to win 48th Annual Freedom 76 set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 15th. Many will be using this night as an opportunity to test and tune for the big money event.

Advance tickets are available at the track prior to September 15th for the Freedom 76 and are priced at $35 while on race day they are priced at $40.

Admission for the Saturday night September 8th WNPV Radio tripleheader is $15 for adults, youngsters under 12 are admitted free.

This will be the last chance to sponsor a lap for the Freedom 76. The laps are priced at $20 and can be purchased from Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track.

Additional information is available. Including Freedom 76 entry forms, at, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

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Race results written by Randy Kane



BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 2, 2018 . . . Ray Swinehart, now into his 44th consecutive season behind the wheel, added a cool $10,000 to his bank account, Saturday evening at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA, after winning the 48th annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial 50-lapper. In addition, Swinehart was awarded a $150 product award by VP Racing Fuels and $250 from T.P. Trailers & Truck Equipment of Limerick, PA.

Swinehart, 66, of Perkiomenville, PA started sixth in the 31-car starting field aboard his self-owned Troyer chassied R&R Race Engines powered Modified Parts Depot backed No. 33 358 Modified machine, took the lead on Lap 5 and raced off with the popular triumph.

The win by Swinehart was his second feature win this season at the high-banked third-mile dirt oval promoted by the Rogers family, his first since back on July 28. Swinehart’s triumph was the 30th win of his career at Grandview and his fourth career Rogers Memorial victory. Swinehart won the event previously in 1988, 1996 and 2005.

“Up until about six months ago,” commented Swinehart, “I didn’t think we’d ever win another feature here again at this track. Tonight we made it back again.”

With the green, Briggs Danner, 16, of Allentown, PA immediately jumped out in front, with 358 Modified rookie racer Jordan Henn and Bobby Trapper Sr. in tow. Ten-time 358 Modified track champion Jeff Strunk quickly slowed in Turn 2 with a right rear flat to quickly bring out the caution on Lap 2.

When racing resumed it was Danner back out in front, with Henn and Swinehart now trailing. On Lap 3, Swinehart moved around Henn and took the runner-up position, with a red flag for a six-car tangle in Turn 3.

“We have been working on this car since the season started and it has been getting better and better,” mentioned Swinehart. “We are really happy with it, now.”

On Lap 4 it was Danner out in front again over Swinehart, Henn and longtime veteran Meme DeSantis, who started seventh. The next time around it was Swinehart out in front, followed by Danner, with another caution appearing, due to a six-car tangle.

On the restart, Brett “The Threat” Kressley and 44-year-old Ryan Godown got together on the front straightaway, with both cars spinning into the infield area. After Kressley and Godown got into a bumping and banging dust up, a decision was made by track officials to send both drivers to the pits for the rest of the event.

The new green showed Swinehart out in front over Danner, DeSantis and Henn for Lap 6. With 10 completed it was DeSantis advancing into second-place, with Danner now third, followed by Doug Manmiller and Jared Umbenhauer.

As the laps clicked off, Umbenhauer moved into fourth on Lap 16 and claimed third-place after 20-laps were put in the record books. Lap 22 another caution appeared after a five-car skirmish in Turn 1.

“My car was really ill-handling in the very beginning because we had a full load of fuel,” announced Swinehart. “I had to fight my way through that, early on, but the car was real good, tonight.”

Lap 23 it was still Swinehart out in front, followed by DeSantis and Umbenhauer. A lap later, Umbenhauer slipped by DeSantis, with Manmiller now up to fourth and Danner still running strong in fifth.

With 32 down, Manmiller went by DeSantis for third and with 36 complete, Swinehart caught up to some very heavy lapped traffic, as Umbenhauer began to reel him in.

Swinehart worked the slower lapped traffic perfectly, as Umbenhauer, 26, of Richland,PA made several attempts to get by Swinehart, however, Swinehart remained out in front.

I never realized that the middle to the bottom was full of rubber and I wasn’t down there in that right away,” noted Swinehart. “I changed my line and got things going pretty good after that.”

The top five was now Swinehart, Umbenhauer, Manmiller, DeSantis and John Willman with nine circuits remaining.

With two to go, ten-time 358 Modified track champion Craig Von Dohren, 55, of Oley, PA, who used a provisional to start from 30th in a back-up car, moved into fifth-place, getting by Willman. On the final trip around, Von Dohren got by DeSantis to claim fourth-place at the checkered.

Swinehart crossed the line as the happy race winner over Umbenhauer, who started 15th, Manmiller, who started 11th, Von Dohren and DeSantis, who earned his best finish of the season with a fifth-place run.

“At this point in my racing career,” revealed Swinehart. “This right here is about as good as it can get.”

Heat winners for 40 358 Modified cars on the night were DeSantis, Swinehart, Joe Fanelli and Henn. Consolations were won by Rick Laubach and Brian “BK Speed” Krummel.

In the 25-lap Sportsman main event, Steve Young, who started from the pole, was the early race leader over Derrick Smith and Andy Clemmer. Cautions after 3-laps and again after 4-laps bunched up the field, with Young still out in front over Smith and Clemmer.

On Lap 5, Young was still showing the way over Smith, with Craig Whitmoyer, 43, of Hamburg, PA suddenly blasting his way into third, as Mike Mammana and Dylan Swinehart trailed. On Lap 8, Whitmoyer motored by Smith to move into second-place and on Lap 10 Whitmoyer drove it underneath Young exiting Turn 4 to become the new race leader.

With 10-laps remaining, Whitmoyer was a full straightaway in front, with Young, Smith and Mammana trailing.

With the white flag waving, Mammana went by Smith to advance to third, as Mike Lisowski, who started 21st in the 25-car starting field, took fifth.

Crossing under the checkered it was Whitmoyer earning his first win this season, becoming the 11th different winner in the division this season. The triumph for Whitmoyer was the 10th of his career and his first at the track since July 8, 2017. Whitmoyer received in addition to first place money a $75 product award from VP Racing Fuels and $100 from T.P. Trailers.

Young held on to finish runner-up, followed by Mammana, Smith and Lisowski.

With 24 Sportsman cars on hand the heat race winners were Mammana, Young and Whitmoyer. No consolation race was needed.

“We made some changes to the car and we had a fast hot rod,” offered Whitmoyer. “We have been running the 604 down here all year and we made the right changes. We’ve been tweaking it all year and I’ve got a great crew. Those guys do all the work on this thing. I just show up and drive and all the credit goes to them. With this combination the car was just glued to the bottom tonight and we were a rocket.”

In the 25-lap Late Model feature event, outside front row starter Kyle Merkel jumped out in front with the green over Drew Weisser and current point leader Danny Snyder. Former division champion Lou Egrie moved into third on Lap 2, dropping Snyder to fourth.

The laps clicked off, with Merkel pulling out to a safe advantage as the race leader.

By Lap 11, 9-time division champion Chuck Schutz, of Pottstown, PA moved into fifth-place, after starting in ninth. Three circuits later, Schutz advanced into fourth-place and with five tours remaining, Merkel suddenly slowed down the back part of the speedway due to motor issues, bringing out the first caution of the race.

On the restart, Weisser was out in front, with Schutz powering into second-place. With 22 complete, Schutz climbed to the top, becoming the new race leader. Cautions after 23-laps and again after 24-laps bunched up the field.

Schutz easily won his second consecutive main event and his third of the season, increasing his career win total to 51 overall. Schutz in addition took home a $100 VP Racing Fuels product award and $100 from T.P. Trailers.

Weisser finished a solid second in front of Snyder, Wayne Pfeil and Steve Wilson at the checkered.

“I had to wait until the track dried out so it would free my car up there and tonight it worked out pretty good,” said Schutz. “The car was vibrating again at the end, but I’m not sure why that is. I was working the bottom and glad that the caution came out. It evened up the playing field there a little.”

Exciting racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 8th, with the running of WNPV1440 Radio Champion’s Night. The T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models will all be battling to decide who will win the lucrative NASCAR/track chsmpionships. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

Fans are reminded that advance tickets for the 48th Annual Freedom 76 set for Saturday, September 15 will be on sale. The race pays $25,000 to win and is expected to attract many of the top talents in the sport. Advance tickets are priced at $35 while tickets purchased on race day will be $40.

In addition the Freedom 38 takes place on Friday night, 7 p.m. featuring the Sportsman, MASS Sprints and practice sessions for the Modifieds planning to race the next night.

Lap sponsorships, $20 each, are still available for the Freedom 76. See Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track.

For latest information check in at, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS NASCAR T.P.TRAILERS 358 Modified Feature (50 laps) - 1) Ray Swinehart, 2) Jared Umbenhauer, 3) Doug Manmiller, 4) Craig Von Dohren, 5) Meme DeSantis, 6) John Willman, 7) Mike Gular, 8) Briggs Danner, 9) Kevin Hirthler, 10) Rick Laubach, 11) Brian Krummel, 12) Brian Hirthler, 13) Kenny Gilmore, 14) Jordan Henn, 15) Danny Erb, 16) Clay Butler, 17) Joe Fanelli, 18) Bobby Trapper Jr., 19) Brett Gilmore, 20) Jeff Strunk, 21) Ryan Grim, 22) Chris Esposito, 23) Mark Kratz, 24) Bobby Trapper Sr., 25) Brett Kressley, 26) Ryan Godown, 27) Duane Howard, 28) Kyle Weiss, 29) Colt Harris, 30) Steve Swinehart, 31) Frank Cozze.

Late Models (25 laps) – 1) Chuck Schutz, 2) Drew Weisser, 3) Danny Snyder, 4) Wayne Pfeil, 5) Steve Wilson, 6) Lou Egrie, 7) Patrick Robinson, 8) Cory Merkel, 9) Kyle Merkel, 10) Stephen Todorow, DNS Scott McMichael, Terry Snyder.

Sportsman (25 laps) - 1) Craig Whitmoyer, 2) Steve Young, 3) Mike Mammana, 4) Derrick Smith, 5) Mike Lisowski, 6) Dylan Swinehart, 7) Brad Grim, 8) Kyle Lilick, 9) Kurt Bettler, 10) Louden Reimert, 11) Kenny Eckert Jr., 12) Mark Kemmerer, 13) Mike Kellner, 14) Andy Clemmer, 15) Jesse Landis, 16) Ryan Beltz, 17) Lex Shive, 18) Brad Arnold 19) Kenny Bock, 20) Nicho Flammer, 21) Blaike Bracelin, 22) Nathan Mohr, 23) Sean Weiss, 24) Brad Brightbill.

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA AUGUST 28, 2018 . . . Many of the best talents in the sport of dirt track Modified stock car racing have been winners in Grandview Speedway’s Freedom 76. Several of the past winners will be back to try again when the $25,000 to win race takes place on Saturday, September 15th at 7 p.m.

Billy Pauch Sr., one of the legends in the sport, has six wins in the classic. Ten time Grandview Modified champion Craig Von Dohren is a five time winner. Another ten time champion Jeff Strunk has been to victory lane seven times. Meme DeSantis has tallied three wins while Duane Howard has topped the field in four of the Classics. Ray Swinehart and Stewart Friesen are former winners. And it is expected that just about every one of them will be back to try for another win in the “Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”.

Of course the 48th version of the Freedom 76 will also attract many of the top names in the sport as visiting talents along with a large field of Grandview regulars.

Bobby Gunther Walsh and his sponsors have added some excitement by posting $1,000 to the Hard Charger in the 76 lap race that will this year have no mandatory fuel stop.

The night before the Freedom-38 will feature the Sportsman racing talents in a 38-lap feature race while Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, the exciting 305 sprinters, will be the second part of the doubleheader show starting at 7 p.m.

Adult admission for the Freedom 76 is $40 but advance tickets are being made available at race events leading up to the big night and they are priced at $35. Youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free.

Drivers are reminded, those not regulars at Grandview, planning to use September 1st and 8th as opportunities to race in those events a NASCAR license is required. For the Modified license the cost is $50 while a Late Model and Sportsman license is $25. A license purchased for September 1st will also be good to use for September 8th. Crew members and fans do not need to purchase a license but must pay an extra $5 each on those nights and fill out a brief form to enter the pits. NO LICENSE IS REQUIRED FOR THE FREEDOM 76.

Lap sponsorships are available for $20 and 35% of the Freedom 76 laps have already been taken. Laps can be purchased at the track by seeing Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer. And you can reach out to Ernie Saxton at or 215.752.7797 to make lap sponsorship arrangements. T.P.Trailers, Stoudt Auto Sales and others have purchased more than one lap.

Admission for the Friday, September 14th, Sprint and Sportsman doubleheader, is $12 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 thru 11 and under 6 are admitted free.

The Freedom 76 has a September 22 rain date while the Friday night event offers no rain date.

Full details on camping, parking, seating and more is available at at the Freedom 76 link. Rules for the race and entry blanks are also available at the same location.

Grandview Speedway, a banked one-third-mile clay track, is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA. Telephone 610.754.7688 for information.


MEDIA NOTE: Last reminder. If you or a member of your staff is planning to cover the events on September 14 and 15th and have no season media pass from Grandview please be in touch to make arrangements for a media pass. Contact me at or telephone 215.752.7797. Deadline is September 11th please. Thank you.

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 21, 2018 . . . The battle for the lucrative NASCAR/Track championships in the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models at Grandview Speedway has just three point races to go.

A four division show of stock car racing is set on the one-third-mile, banked clay track for Saturday, August 25th starting at 7:30 p.m. Featured will be the Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models and the excitement of the Blast from the Past Vintage racers. There will be no increase in the price of admission with adults paying just $15 and youngsters under 12 admitted free. By the way there is free parking on the speedway grounds.

Fans will be able to meet modified racer Doug Manmiller along with sportsman racers Mark Kemmerer and Kenny Bock in the Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet that takes place near the main entrance at 5 p.m.

Mike Gular continues to lead the standings in the T.P.Trailers Modified division as he has done most of the season. Gular has been able to stay number one despite no feature wins but has had consistent performances. His 3056 points puts him on top. Close behind is ten time track champion Craig Von Dohren with 3007 counters and three wins. Another ten time champion Jeff Strunk is third with 2933 points and two wins. There have been seven different winners in a season that has been limited by eight rainouts.

Danny Snyder looks for his first Late Model title as he has 1937 points and three wins while second place is held by Kyle Merkel with one win and 1775 tallies. Two feature winner Wayne Pfeil sits third with 1666 points. There have been seven feature winners in the NASCAR Late Models.

And in the Sportsman sophomore racing standout Louden Reimert continues to set the pace with 2320 points and no feature wins. Second goes to single feature winner Brad Grim with 2240 tallies while Brad Brightbill, without a feature win, holds down third with 2046 points. Ten different racers have won features with the Sportsman.

On Saturday, September 1, a third effort will be made to run the Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial, a 50-lapper for the 358 Modifieds that rewards the winner with $10,000. Twice the race has been rained out forcing management to use the September 1st date and take Hatfield Meats, a long time sponsor, off the schedule for that night.

In addition to the T.P.Trailers Modifieds on September 1 fans will see the Sportsman and Late Models in action. The Vintage Racers that had been scheduled as part of the night have been removed from the schedule.

Admission for PPB Forrest Rogers Memorial is $25 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 thru 11 and under 6 are admitted free.

The NASCAR/Track point season will finish on September 8th with Champion’s Night presented by WNPV 1440 AM radio and will include all three divisions in action.

During all these events fans will be able to purchase discount tickets for the 48th Annual Freedom 76 set for Saturday, September 15th and carrying a rain date of September 22. Fans save $5 buying their tickets early at the track at $35 while on race day the tickets for adults will be priced at $40.

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Bechtelsville, PA (August 15, 2018) -- Tony Stewart will lead the field of 410 sprint cars to the Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, August 23 for the 4th Annual Thunder Cup sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints joined by the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. This event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and is presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment. Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Advance tickets may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one half hour prior to general admission tickets going on sale at 5 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Thursday, August 23 then general admission tickets go on sale at 5 PM.

On race night, fans are invited to stop by the Levan Machine & Truck Equipment display in the grandstand area and you may register for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate to be used at Levan Machine & Truck Equipment.

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment located in Fleetwood, PA (just outside of Reading, PA) is part of the Thunder on the Hill family of sponsors. Levan Machine & Truck Equipment is a full-service machine shop and custom truck up-fitting center for Central Pennsylvania. Levan also provides a full line of truck bodies, van interiors, and utility and service bodies. They are the local Boss Snowplow distributor including snowplows and salt spreaders; a Knapheide retailer for truck bodies and lift gates, and a Weatherguard distributor for van and truck interior products. Levan Machine & Truck Equipment also provides repair as an ASE Blue Seal recognized service location. For full details on all of Levan Machine & Truck Equipment products and services log onto

On Thursday night, August 23rd the green flag falls for the fourth Annual Thunder Cup, a 35 lap, $5,000 to win All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprint car special event. The 358 NASCAR Modifieds will be competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to the 30 lap, $3,000 to win feature event. Jeff Strunk is looking for a repeat victory after starting last in the field of twenty-four cars and going on to win the modified feature on July 3.

Three time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart will join many full-time Arctic Cat All Stars competitors to include Dave Blaney, Jac Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah, Carl Bowser, Ryan Smith, Brock Zearfoss, Cale Conley, Tyler Esh, Paul McMahon and Aaron Reutzel as they challenge the Pennsylvania 410 stars to include Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich, Freddie and Brandon Rahmer, Lucas Wolfe and Alan Krimes.

Additional news and updates about this event will be available on all of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series social media channels.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.

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About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 28 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 130 events over $4.5 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 56th Anniversary season in 2018. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

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TRACK PHONE: 610.754.7688 or visit
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @, 215.752.7797 or 267.934.7286



BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 14, 2018 . . . . The $10,000 to win Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial was lost to weather last Saturday at Grandview Speedway. They’ll be trying again this Saturday, August 18th with the $10,000 to win Modified Classic set for 7:30 p.m. The tripleheader show will also feature the Sportsman and Late Model stock cars.

A fantastic field of Modified stock car racing talent is again 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.

“With the change in the date because of the weather postponement there is the possibility that more visiting drivers will be on hand to try for the big win,” said track spokesperson Tina Rogers. “No matter what it is always an exciting event.”

Everything that was scheduled before the events were rained out will be reset for 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 the Rogers Memorial 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.

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.

The popular Low Down and Dirty Internet Radio sponsored Meet & Greet, will feature 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. All are sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Adult admission is $25 while youngsters 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.