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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. 2019 marks their 57th consecutive season of stock car racing.

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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SPRINTS, MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN MAKE UP TRIPLEHEADER SHOW AT GRANDVIEW APRIL 27

STARTING TIME FOR SATURDAY NIGHT RACING CHANGES ON MAY 4

BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 21, 2019 . . . Sprint cars will be in action for the first time this season when the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, featuring 305 Sprint racers, is part of a big tripleheader show of auto racing at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 27th, that will also include T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. Racing gets the green flag at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Expected to see action in the Sprint car action are such popular racers as recent feature winner Bryant Davis, Rick Stief, Tim Tanner, Tom Carberry, Jeff Geiges and a host of others.

Each division of racing will include a full series of qualifying events leading up to the feature races.

Adult admission is $18 while youngsters under the age of 12 are admitted free.

Fans arriving early will have the opportunity to see a number of race cars up close and talk with a few of the racing talents as part of Low Down And Dirty Meet & Greet near the main grandstand entrance starting at 4:30 p.m. This Saturday Richie Hitzler will represent the Modifieds and Kyle Smith will be there for the Sportsman. The MASS Sprints are also expected to be represented.

The Blast from the Past Vintage Racers return to Saturday night racing on May 4th as part of a tripleheader that will also feature the NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars. Starting time will move to 7:30 p.m.

NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway is a one-third-mile, banked clay track, located at 43 Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone the track office at 610.754.7688.

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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. 2019 marks their 57th consecutive season of stock car racing.

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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PAST CHAMPION CRAIG VON DOHREN AND VETERAN BRAD BRIGHTBILL WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY

BRETT PETERS WINS MODIFIED DIVISION WHILE CURT NEIMAN TOPS IN SMALL CAR VINTAGE RACING

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. April 21, 2019 . . . Even though the 57th season just started at Grandview Speedway, Craig Von Dohren and Brad Brightbill struggled in their respective divisions at the onset of the new campaign.

Saturday night at the 1/3-mile Berks Co. clay oval, crew chief Josh Bashore had Von Dohren’s car dialed in on the slippery surface as a result of heavy rains. The track crew is to be complimented on getting the track race ready after the downpours throughout Friday night and Saturday morning and late afternoon.

Von Dohren took advantage of the situation when race leader Tim Buckwalter went too high coming off turn three on the 15th lap to put the K.L. Harring Transportation/Nick Gatto powered No. 1C in the lead. He outdistanced himself from the others and went on to chalk up his first win of the year in the TP Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified feature.

The TP Trailers Truck Equipment 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature saw Brightbill overtake Ryan Beltz on the eighth lap to go on to score his first win of the year ending his four-year winless drought. His last win came on August 22, 2015.

Von Dohren and Brightbill both earned extra monetary awards from T.P. Trailers, product awards from VP Fuels providing they met the requirements and the Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie awards.

Brett Peters and Curt Neiman were the winners in the 20-lap Blast From The Past feature. Peters won the modified class while Neiman took the small car feature win.

Modified action saw polesitter Buckwalter spring into the early lead and within no time he was gaining ground over the competition being chased by Clay Butler, John Willman and rookie racers Joe Funk III and Dylan Swinehart.

Lap 13 was an unlucky one for rookie racer Louden Reimert when he was sidelined with a right rear flat tire bringing out the caution. It was still Buckwalter in control, but now Butler, Von Dohren, Kevin Hirthler and Funk III composed the top five.

Buckwalter got into the loose marbles and before he could get the Saxton Motorsports mount composed Von Dohren and Willman got past him for first and second.

Once Von Dohren was in the lead it didn’t take him long to pull away trailed by Willman, Buckwalter, Hirthler and Butler.

The field never closed in on Von Dohren since no more cautions were needed and he pulled into victory lane for his 106th Saturday night career win. The biggest disappointment had to be for Willman. After taking the white flag he pulled into the infield on the backstretch out of competition. Hirthler went on to finish second followed by Buckwalter, Rick Laubach and last week’s feature winner Brett Kressley. Sixth through tenth were Butler, Frank Cozze, D. Swinehart, Briggs Danner and Jeff Strunk.

Heats were won by Buckwalter, Butler, Ray Swinehart and D. Swinehart. Bobby Trapper Jr. and Kyle Weiss were the consi winners.

Beltz took the early lead from the pole in the Sportsman feature followed by Nathan Mohr, Brightbill, Kenny Bock and Andy Clemmer.

Brightbill motored into second on the second circuit to pressure Beltz for first.

Blake Reber spun in the fourth turn to bring out the caution with seven laps completed. On the restart Brightbill charged into first to become the new pacesetter.

With Brightbill now in control the battle behind him for the remaining positions was between Beltz, Bock, Mohr and rookie Kyle Smith.

Bock’s strong third place run ended when he came to a half along the homestretch on the 19th lap. Brightbill held his first place spot when action resumed, but now Beltz was sidelined with a flat tire, but he pulled off the track to avoid another caution.

Brightbill never faltered and went on to claim his sixth career victory followed by R. Smith, Brad Arnold, Kyle Lilick and Dean Backman. Rounding out the top ten were Brad Brim, Mark Kemmerer, last week’s feature winner Jack Butler, Nate Klinger and Brian Hirthler.

Beltz, Mohr and Bock won the heats. The consi was won by Josh Adams.

The excitement of Sprint car racing combined with the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman will be the attraction next Saturday, April 27th. The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series 305 Sprinters will make their first appearance of the new season with Tom Carberry, Tim Tanner, Jeff Geiges, recent winner Bryant Davis and others expected to participate. Adult admission is $18 with youngsters under 12 admitted free. And there is free parking on the speedway grounds. The tripleheader racing action will have a 7 p.m. starting time.

The Blast from the Past Vintage racers join the Modifieds and Late Models on Saturday, May 4. It is important for fans to note that the starting time is moving to 7:30 p.m. for Saturday night events with this show.

Information on what is going on at Grandview Speedway can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

RACE RESULTS

T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30 laps): 1. Craig Von Dohren, 2. Kevin Hirthler, 3. Tim Buckwalter, 4. Rick Laubach, 5. Brett Kressley, 6. Clay Butler. 7. Frank Cozze, 8. Dylan Swinehart. 9. Briggs Danner, 10. Jeff Strunk, 11. Kenny Gilmore, 12. Kyle Weiss, 13. Joe Funk III, 14. Danny Erb, 15. Craig Whitmoyer, 16. Alex Yankowski, 17. Doug Manmiller, 18. Ryan Grim, 19. Duane Howard, 20. Steve Swinehart, 21. Bobby Trapper Jr., 22. John Willman, 23. Meme DeSantis, 24. Ray Swinehart, 25. Mike Laise, 26. Louden Reimert, 27. Mike Lisowski and 28. Chris Gambler. DNQ: Ron Seltmann Jr., Richie Hitzler, Ryan Lilick, Jordan Henn, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Ron Myers, Jared Umbenhauer, Colt Harris, Frank Yankowski, Mark Kratz, Steve Wilson, Skylar Sheriff, Justin Grim and Eric Biehn.

T.P. Trailers Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25 laps): 1. Brad Brightbill, 2. Kyle Smith, 3. Brad Arnold, 4. Kyle Lilick, 5. Dean Bachman, 6. Brad Grim, 7. Mark Kemmerer, 8. Jack Butler, 9. Nathan Klinger, 10. Brian Hirthler, 11. Nate Brinker, 12. Andy Clemmer, 13. Jesse Landis, 14. Andrew Kreis, 15. Aaron Bowes, 16. Josh Adams, 17. Blake Reber (alternate), 18. Nathan Mohr, 19. Ryan Beltz, 20. Kenny Bock, 21. B.J. Joly, 22. Derrick Smith, 23. Joey Vaccaro, 24. Tom Miller. DNS: Parker Guldin. DNQ: Matt Koffel, Scott Kohler, Warren Floyd Jr., Sean Weiss.

Blast From The Past Vintage Feature (20 laps): 1. Brett Peters, 2. Todd Lap, 3. Mike Kelly, 4. Curt Neiman, 5. Bobby Hall, 6. Wyatt Jacobus Sr., 7. Brock Jacobus, 8. Rich Decker, 9. Dominique Deglas, 10. Tom Orth, 11. Kevin Sponagle, 12. Wes Cassel, 13. Jamie Undercoffler, 14. Bill Gerhart.

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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. 2019 marks their 57th consecutive season of stock car racing.

Track office: 610.754.7688 - Public relations and marketing: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

Result story created by Randy Kane

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BRETT KRESSLEY AND JACK BUTLER WIN NASCAR AND TRACK POINT CHASE OPENERS AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 14, 2019 . . . Established 358 Modified chauffeur Brett Kressley showed his strength early on Saturday evening at Grandview Speedway, winning his heat race in an exciting fashion aboard the Northern Valley Erectors Morgantini Racing Engines powered No. 19K family-owned mount, which placed him outside the front row to start the T.P. Trailers 358 Modified 30-lap main event, the result of a heads-up start for the 28-car field on opening night.

With the green it was the 26-year-old Orefield, PA resident immediately jumping out in front over Eric Biehn, who started from the pole. Frank Cozze, who started third, and Duane Howard, who started fourth, followed running third and fourth prior to a caution on lap 3 when Brett Gilmore developed a flat right rear tire.

Kressley retook the lead with the new green with Biehn, Jeff Strunk, who started fifth, and Cozze in tow for lap 4, however a caution again quickly bunched up the field.

Again the green waved and it was the former Sportsman track champion Kressley, Biehn, Strunk and Doug Manmiller, who started from twelfth, in that order completing lap 5. Howard slipped by Manmiller to claim fourth on lap 6 and by lap 8, Kressley had built up a safe advantage over Biehn, who was doing a fantastic job holding on to the runner-up role while holding off challenges from 10-time track champion Strunk and 5-time track champion Howard lap-after-lap.

With 15 in the books and 15 still to go, it was Kressley out in front now by a full straightaway, but a caution on lap 20 as Briggs Danner developed a left rear flat tire tightened things up again with ten to go.

“The way they did the starting line-up tonight you really had to give it all you had in the heat race to earn a good starting spot in the feature,” announced Kressley. “With a lot of the real good cars starting up in the front it made things a little easier because we started in front of them. I wanted to run this car a week earlier (in the Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker 50) and I knew it was a good car. We had some problems in that race a week ago, however, tonight it showed.”

When racing got back underway it was Kressley still showing the way over Biehn, with Strunk, Howard and Manmiller trailing after 21-laps.

On lap 22, racing through turn 2, Biehn had a slight push and Strunk ducked underneath to steal second away just prior to Frank Yankowski spinning in turn 1 and bringing out the yellow.

The restart saw Kressley remain on top over Strunk, with Howard slipping by Biehn for third, as Biehn fell back into fourth-place just ahead of Rick Laubach, who started the event from sixth. That’s how the top five remained with Kressley claiming his seventh career 358 Modified feature win at the high-banked third-mile dirt oval in Bechtelsville, PA.

“You can’t make a mistake on the restart with racers like Duane and Jeff right there behind you,” offered Kressley. “It definitely made it a little nerve-wracking, but I knew the top was the way to go. It’s a little shorter around the bottom and I saw Jeff sticking his nose in there, but everything worked out in our favor tonight.”

Kressley claimed the $2,500 first-place check, plus a $300 bonus award from T.P Trailers in nearby Limerick, PA and a $100 product award from VP Racing Fuels. Kressley in addition was awarded the “Halfway Hoagie” from Dan’s Deli in Boyertown, PA as the race leader at the halfway point.

The 12-lap heat race winners, with 45 cars in the pit area, were Biehn, Kressley, Cozze and Howard. The 10-lap consolation event wins were captured by Ryan Lilick and Skylar Sheriff.

Third generation Sportsman pilot Jack Butler started from the pole position wheeling the family-owned Applegate’s Bakery Leindecker Racing Engines powered No. 5 entry in the T.P. Truck Equipment backed 25-lap Sportsman main event and immediately was the early rabbit everyone was chasing, with Kyle Lilick, Dean Bachman and Brad Brightbill in hot pursuit, as the 24-car starting field got the initial green.

The Phillipsburg, N.J. teenager remained out in front with the laps clicking off, as Brightbill ducked underneath Bachman to move into third by lap 6. Former Sportsman track champion Brian Hirthler got by Bachman to move into fourth-place on lap 11 and by halfway it was still Butler in the top spot, with Lilick, Brightbill, Hirthler and Bachman in tow.

On lap 14, exiting turn 4, Brightbill drove by Lilick to advance to the runner-up position, but on lap 16 Sportsman rookie Brandon Edger saw his ride go up in smoke bringing out the first caution of the race.

Butler assumed the top spot on the restart over Brightbill, Hirthler and Lilick for lap 17. Brightbill got up high near the outside boiler plate wall in the loose stuff racing through turns 3 and 4 on lap 19, but continued on, dropping to the tail of the field, allowing Hirthler to take second spot, with Lilick third.

Butler easily built up a safe advantage and won his first career Sportsman feature event at the track, claiming the $800 top prize. Rounding out the top five were Hirthler, Lilick, Mark Kemmerer and Brad Arnold.

“I got a little nervous on that late race restart with Brightbill outside of me,” explained Butler. “I got lucky and got my lane going into turn one. Believe me, it feels pretty sweet to finally win one of these races here for a change.

“My dad (former racer Gary Butler) told me to keep looking ahead to see where the lapped cars were and I tried, but they were double-wide. I kind of waited and followed other cars through the heavy traffic. I was kind of glad we got that late race caution. Those lapped cars would’ve been a real mess to get through.

“I have to give all the credit to my dad. He gave me the best car out here tonight. We kind of hit on something that worked last Saturday night and it worked for us tonight. Everything’s working right, right now,” said Butler.

Wins in the 8-lap heat races, with 27 cars in the pit area, went to Butler, Lilick and Bachman. Winning the 8-lap consolation race was Josh Adams.

The entire 12-event card of racing was completed by 9:30 p.m.

Next Saturday, April 20th, the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage racers are featured in a tripleheader starting at 7 p.m. There is no increase in the admission prices with adults paying $15 while youngsters under 12 admitted free.

Then on April 27th the Mid Atlantic Sprint Series 305 Sprinters will join the Modifieds and Sportsman in another tripleheader show.

For information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

358 Modified (30-laps) – 1) Brett Kressley, 2) Jeff Strunk, 3) Duane Howard, 4) Eric Biehn, 5) Rick Laubach, 6) Doug Manmiller, 7) Frank Cozze, 8) Jared Umbenhauer, 9) Kyle Weiss, 10) Craig Von Dohren, 11) Meme DeSantis, 12) Ryan Grim, 13) Mike Lisowski, 14) Loudon Reimert, 15) Ryan Lilick, 16) Frank Yankowski, 17) Danny Erb, 18) Craig Whitmoyer, 19) Kevin Hirthler, 20) Colt Harris, 21) Briggs Danner, 22) Jordan Henn, 23) Keith Hoffman, 24) Bobby Trapper Jr., 25) Skylar Sheriff, 26) Justin Grim, 27) Brett Gilmore, 28) Steve Swinehart

Sportsman (25-laps) – 1) Jack Butler, 2) Brian Hirthler, 3) Kyle Lilick, 4) Mark Kemmerer, 5) Brad Arnold, 6) Dean Bachman, 7) Brad Grim, 8) Lex Shive, 9) Andrew Kreis, 10) Jesse Landis, 11) Scott Kohler, 12) Josh Adams, 13) BJ Joly, 14) Kyle Smith, 15) Nate Brinker, 16) Brad Brightbill, 17) Mike Koffel, 18) Brandon Edger, 19) Andy Clemmer, 20) Kenny Bock, 21) Mike Mammana, 22) Parker Guldin, 23) Derrick Smith, 24) Warren Floyd Jr.

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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. 2019 marks their 57th consecutive season of stock car racing.

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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THE NASCAR AND TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS KICK OFF SATURDAY APRIL 13 GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY; T.P.TRAILERS MODIFIEDS AND T.P.TRUCK EQUIPMENT SPORTSMAN RACERS READY TO GO

BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 10, 2019 . . . The battle of the NASCAR and track titles kicks off this Saturday at Grandview Speedway. Coming off a hugely successful VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial the Rogers family is looking forward to the doubleheader card of T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman that will be the Saturday night show throughout the season with special attractions being added from time-to-time.

Former track champions Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk and Duane Howard will be looking to regain their championship position and there will be a large number of racing talents looking to keep them out of the top spot and earn it for themselves. A new Sportsman champion will be crowned as the 2018 champion, Louden Reimert, has moved on to the Modified division of competition.

A stellar field of Modifieds and Sportsman are expected for the first night of racing action with the green flag falling for the first event at 7 p.m.

Fans are invited to show up early to meet Brad Brightbill and Brad Grim at the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show hosted Meet and Greet located right near the main entrance to the grandstands. This is a great chance for fans to meet the drivers, collect autographs, take photos and see the race cars up close.

Again this season adult admission will be priced at just $15 while youngsters under 12 are being admitted free.

Sunday, April 14th, 1 p.m. the Outlaw Enduros along with the Vintage racers will be in action.

On Saturday, April 20th the Blast from the Past Vintage racers will be in action giving fans a chance to see what race cars were like some years back. In addition the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman will be in action.

The month of April will close out with a spine tingling tripleheader that will feature the visiting Mid Atlantic Sprint Series along with the Modifieds and Sportsman racers on Saturday, April 27th. Adult tickets for the tripleheader show will be priced at $18 while youngsters under 12 will be admitted free.

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-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. And there is free parking on the speedway grounds. Fans are permitted to bring their own concession items but no glass bottles.

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.

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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. 2019 marks their 57th consecutive season of stock car racing.

Track office: 610.754.7688 - Public relations and marketing: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

Race results created by Vicki Gehris

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MATT SHEPPARD WINS V.P. RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL, KEVIN HIRTHLER TOPS IN SPORTSMAN FEATURE RUN IN FRONT OF A LARGE FAN TURNOUT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. April 7, 2019 . . . Ma Nature smiled on Saturday night producing a beautiful for the second annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker at Grandview Speedway saw a combination of over 80 Modifieds and Sportsman cars fill the pits to participate in front of a large fan turnout. The race, named in honor of the man that built the 1/3-mile clay oval along with his father Forrest, continues under the leadership of the Rogers family.

New York invader Matt “Superman” Sheppard inherited the lead in the 50-lap small block/big block Modified event when Brian Hirthler, doing double duty, came to a halt in turn four for the yellow with 16 laps in the books. Sheppard held off the challenges at various times from Duane Howard, Stewart Friesen and Jeff Strunk to collect the $7,500 top prize money.

In Sportsman action Kevin Hirthler, also competing in both classes, took the lead away from Craig Whitmoyer on the 13th lap restart and went on to claim the victory in the 25-lap race for the second straight year.

The 50-lap Modified event saw B. Hirthler grab the early lead trailed by Frank Yankowski, rookie and 2018 Sportsman point champ Louden Reimert, Howard and Danny Johnson. It wasn’t long before Sheppard joined the challenging mix.

Howard overtook second on the 13th lap to pressure Hirthler for the top spot with the top five positions completed by Johnson, Sheppard and Strunk.

Hirthler’s run ended when mechanical issues forced him to stop in turn four and that quick Sheppard took advantage of the situation and went from fourth to first as the yellow unfurled on the 16th lap. On the restart Sheppard held his own with Howard, Friesen, Strunk and Ray Swinehart in pursuit.

Johnson was eliminated from the hunt when a flat tire sidelined him as the yellow came out on lap 18. It was still Shepard in the lead when action resumed.

Howard and Friesen had a battle of their own brewing for second and that position was swapped on the 27th lap, but five laps later the roles were reversed.

Howard’s victory lane visions were erased when a flat left rear tire brought out the yellow and put him out of contention. When action went green again Sheppard was still in command with second through fifth now comprised of Strunk, Rick Laubach, Jared Umbenhauer and K. Hirthler.

Sheppard distanced himself from the pack in the later stages and despite having to deal with lapped traffic that didn’t deter him and he went on to park it in the winner’s circle. Following him across the line were Strunk, Laubach, Jared Umbenhauer and Hirthler. Rounding out the top ten were Friesen, Craig Von Dohren, Reimert, Brett Kressley and Kyle Weiss.

Von Dohren, who started last in 24th spot and after two pit stops under caution still managed to finish seventh and took the $500 Bob Hilbert Hard Charger award.

Through the luck of the draw, Meme DeSantis, Richie Pratt Jr., Ron Myers and Richie Hitzler each collected $250 from American Racer, the tire supplier, as part of the non-qualifiers portion.

Umbenhauer, R. Swinehart, Strunk and B. Hirthler were the heat winners. Consies were won by Billy Pauch Sr. and Laubach.

After two attempts to get a lap completed in the Sportsman feature Whitmoyer grabbed the early lead and followed by Brad Brightbill, K. Hirthler, Mike Koffel and Ryan Smith.

K. Hirthler moved into second on the eighth lap to pursue the lead.

Scott Kohler spun on the 13th lap for a yellow and on this restart Hirthler and Reimert swapped paint and K. Hirthler emerged as the new leader.

Hirthler never relinquished the lead and went on to claim the win by a healthy margin over Whitmoyer, Brightbill, B. Hirthler and Mark Kemmerer. Sixth through tenth were Kreis, Brad Grim, Dean Bachman and Josh Adams.

B. Hirthler, Kemmerer and Grim won the heats. Adams won the consi.

Racing returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 13 when the chase for the NASCAR and track titles kicks off for the T.P. Trailers 358 Modifieds and T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman. Racing starts at 7 p.m. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free. Then on Saturday, April 20th the Blast from the Past Vintage racers will make it a tripleheader racing program with no increase in admission prices.

Information on Grandview Speedway can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

RESULTS

V.P. Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker 50 Modified Feature (50 Laps): 1. Matt Sheppard, 2. Jeff Strunk, 3. Rick Laubach, 4. Jared Umbenhauer, 5. Kevin Hirthler, 6. Stewart Friesen, 7. Craig Von Dohren, 8. Louden Reimert, 9. Brett Kressley, 10. Kyle Weiss, 11. Ryan Watt, 12. Briggs Danner, 13. Clay Butler, 14. Dylan Swinehart, 15. Duane Howard, 16. Ray Swinehart, 17. Doug Manmiller, 18. Colt Harris, 19. Frank Yankowski, 20. Danny Johnson, 21. Dan Waisempacher, 22. Brian Hirthler, 23. Tim Buckwalter, 24. Billy Pauch Sr.
DNQ: Tim Hindley, Mike Laise, Mike Maresca, Brett Gilmore, Keith Hoffman, Danny Erb, Mike Lisowski, Frank Cozze, Richie Hiltzler, Ron Myers, Steve Wilson, Justin Grim, Ron Kline, Meme DeSantis, Richie Pratt Jr., Eric Biehn, Mike Mahaney, Mike Gular, Ryan Grim, Alex Yankowski, Steve Swinehart, Ryan Lilick, Korey Fleming, Jordan Henn, John Willman and Bobby Gunther-Walsh.

Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Kevin Hirthler, 2. Craig Whitmoyer, 3. Brad Brightbill, 4. Brian Hirthler, 5. Mark Kemmerer, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Andrew Kreis, 8. Brad Grim, 9. Dean Bachman, 10. Dean Bachman, 11. Scott Kohler, 12. Kenny Bock, 13. Derrick Smith, 14. Andy Clemmer, 15. Parker Guldin, 16. Ryan Higgs, 17. Kyle Lilick, 18. Brad Arnold, 19. Jesse Landis, 20. Mike Koffel, 21. Nate Brinker, 22. Mike Mammana, 23. Jack Butler, 24. Joey Vaccaro.
DNQ: Nathan Mohr, Ray Cost, Blake Reber, B.J. Joly, Ryan Higgs, Ken Eckert Jr. and Warren Floyd.

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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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PLENTY OF TALENT READY TO CHASE THE BIG PRIZE, $7,500, IN THE VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MONEY MAKER MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 6

SHEPPARD AND JOHNSON ADD THEIR NAMES TO GROWING ENTRY LIST FOR APRIL 6

Bechtelsville, PA April 3, 2019 . . . The 2019 auto racing season, the 57th consecutive, is set to get the green flag on Saturday, April 6, at Grandview Speedway.

The big attraction is the Second Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Maker Memorial which pays $7,500 to the top finisher in the classic race that will have the best Small Block Modified talents going against top talents in the Big Block Modifieds. The first qualifying event is set for 7 p.m.

New York standouts Danny Johnson and Matt Sheppard (according to his fan page), two of the very best traveling dirt track racers, have added their names to the growing list of talents planning to be part of the April 6th action.

Billy Pauch Sr., a big winner in the past at Grandview, is coming off an impressive victory last Saturday at nearby Bridgeport Speedway. He will be looking for his second win in as many outings. Other standout dirt track performers such as Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach, Michael Maresca, Brett Kressley, and others will challenge many of the Grandview regulars such as Duane Howard, Mike Gular, Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Doug Manmiller, Tim Buckwalter, Mike Laise, Ron Kline, Jared Umbenhauer, Frank Cozze, Ray and Stan Swinehart and a host of others.

A full series of qualifying events will lead up to the main event, a 50-lapper, with the winner going home with $7,500 and the prestige of being the top performer in the classic. In addition each qualifier for the main event earns a very impressive $1,000 or more.

The popular Sportsman stock cars will make up the second part of the doubleheader show with $750 guaranteed for the winner and $125 for each feature starter.

American Racer, the tire supplier, has posted $1,000 to be divided up among four of the racers that do not qualify. And there is $500 posted by Bob Hilbert Sportswear of Boyertown, PA for the Hard Charger award.

Leading the racers around for starts in their events will be the Stoudt Auto Sales of Reading pace truck which will be the pace vehicle for all the Grandview events this season.

Those wishing to register for the Rogers Memorial, there is no license required and no entry fee, can do so at www.grandviewspeedway.com/bruce-rogers-memorial/. A drivers meeting will take place at 5 pm with all cars signed in by 5 pm. The drawing for qualifying heat starting positions takes place at 5:30 pm. And hot laps for the racers start at 6 pm.

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.

Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m.

The very next Saturday, April 13th, the first of the weekly series of NASCAR/Track chase for the championship events will be presented with the TP Trailers Modifieds and TP Truck Equipment Sportsman taking part. This will be the regular Saturday night attraction throughout the season. There will be added attractions from time to time during the season on Saturday nights. Adult admission for the regular Saturday night events will be $15 while youngster under 12 being admitted for FREE.

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-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.

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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA

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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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