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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. Our 58th consecutive season.

Track office: General Manager: Tina Rogers @ 610.754.7688 - Public relations: Ernie Saxton Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

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BOBBY GUNTHER WALSH SEEKS THAT ELUSIVE FIRST FEATURE WIN; WILL KICK OFF HIS 26TH SEASON IN THE VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MONEY MAKER MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW APRIL 4

BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 6, 2020 . . . Close but no cigar just may describe Bobby Gunther Walsh’s stock car racing career. Though he has won a number of qualifying events he has not grabbed a win in a main event.

The popular, very popular, racer will be giving it another try in 2020 when he goes racing with the NASCAR T.P.Trailers Modifieds at Grandview Speedway. This will be his 26th year of racing and he is looking forward to it.

The WAEB-790 AM radio personality continues to be the number one on air personality at the Allentown in the Lehigh Valley area. He has been behind the microphone for close to 40 years and his show can also be seen on Service Electric Cable TV and Blue Ridge Cable.

And he continues to be one of the most popular racing talents seen in action on the one-third-mile, banked clay track each Saturday night throughout the season. When the events are over it is not difficult to find Walsh in the pit area as there is always a long line of fans visiting with him and collecting some of the free stuff provided by his many sponsors that he gives away.

The veteran racer would love to earn that first feature win this season at the NASCAR sanctioned racing facility. “I get a great deal of personal satisfaction out of racing, driving the race car, the challenges there are and just being out there racing against so many great talents, “said the Allentown resident.

When asked his age, Gunther responded with, “I graduated with Fred Flintstone so that should give you an idea of how old I am.” In other words he did not want to share that secret information with us.

His charity work continues to be very important to Bobby. He is actively involved with Allentown Rescue Mission (Helping homeless Men and their families) $155,000 raised in 2019 serving Gunther’s homemade meatballs. I have known Bobby for years and I am still waiting for him to ship me a few meatballs.

Animals In Distress (No Kill Shelter) $160,000 raised in 2019 with the Radiothon

Children’s Home of Easton (Helping abused/abandoned children) $170,000 raised plus Christmas presents with the WAEB Children’s Home Christmas Party

The Center For Animal Health and Welfare (No Kill Shelter) $115,000 raised with the annual Bowl-A-Thon held at one of his sponsors (Jordan Lanes) locations.

The Blue Star Mothers was Bobby’s veterans charity in 2019 (It is switched every couple of years). They average around $50,000 each year.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year MC/PR and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year MC/PR

And there are a host of other smaller events.

ResQ Natural Supplements, Dr. Eric Lebby & Dr. Thomas Dibenedetto, Orthopedic Specialists, Agentis Kitchen and Bath, Eden East, Paul Wright Roofing, Zongora Comfort Solutions, Just Born/Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales top the list of almost three dozen sponsors.

This season Bobby will be driving a 2019 Bicknell powered by Outlaw Engines. The always sharp looking racer will be prepared and housed by Rick Fenstermaker and his crew.

At the track, the crew is headed by Greg “Speedy” Saeger supported by Paul Rupert, Randy Miller, Joe Walsh and newcomer Travis Boyer. As Bobby is quick to point out none of the racing is possible without great efforts by the crews and great support from sponsors.

Bobby Gunther will be kicking off his 26th season of racing with the Third Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Marker Memorial at Grandview which rewards the winner with $7,500 and the prestige of winning a race named after the late popular track owner.

Adult admission for the Rogers Memorial is $28 while pit admission is $40.

Grandview Speedway will kick off their regular season schedule of NASCAR racing on Saturday, April 11th featuring T.P.Trailer Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. Racing will start at 7 p.m.

Enduro and Vintage racing is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

And there is the annual free-to-the public practice session, open to all divisions, set for 12 noon on March 28th. Pit admission is $30.

The complete schedule of Grandview events for 2020 can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com. The track telephone number, for information, is 610.754.7688.

NEWS FROM LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS

2020 BELFOR INDOOR AUTO RACING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FUELED BY VP RACING FUELS

ALLENTOWN, ATLANTIC CITY, TRENTON, NJ AND SYRACUSE

Event Promoter: Len Sammons @609.888.3618

MEDIA INFORMATION: Ernie Saxton Communications – Esaxton144@aol.com -267.934.7286

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YOUNG MIKE CHRISTOPHER, JR. TO DEBUT NEW TREY HODDICK TQ MIDGET AT SYRACUSE INDOOR RACES

SYRACUSE, NY March 6, 2020 . . .The late entry of young Mike Christopher Jr. has added even more intrigue to the March 13-14 Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series Fueled By VP events to held inside the Exposition Center on the grounds of the New York State Fairgrounds.

Christopher, 20 years old from Wolcott, CT, is set to suit up to drive a yet-to-be-completed TQ Midget being constructed by Trey Hoddick of Buffalo, NY. Hoddick has fielded winning TQ Midgets for drivers Scott Kreutter, Andy Jankowiak and Christopher’s late uncle in past years.

Ted Christopher won eight Indoor Series features and two championships in his career before being killed in a plane crash in 2017.

While Mike Christopher will be making his first start in the Indoor Series, the drivers he will be competing against will be vying for the TC Cup, named in the honor of his late uncle, which is awarded annually to the TQ Midget Indoor Series champion.

The race for the 2020 Indoor Auto Racing Series BELFOR Concrete Series championship will be decided between point leader Andy Jankowiak, Matt Janisch, defending champion Erick Rudolph and Tim Buckwalter after qualifying and feature events are held both nights in Syracuse.

Mike Christopher, however, knows very little about TQ Midget car racing. He did watch his late uncle win Indoor events in Atlantic City, NJ and Providence, Rhode Island. He also attended the most recent series event in Atlantic City as an interested spectator in the pit area.

“I know from watching Uncle Ted this is a totally different form of racing than I am not used to,” Christopher said. “Way different. I do have some past experience in Legends Cars and Go-Karts besides Asphalt Modifieds but I don't think any of that will mean anything much. This is a whole new venture for me.”

Mike’s father, a twin to brother Ted, was a successful asphalt Modified racer himself. Mike Jr. followed in the footsteps of both in recent years winning SK Modified events at Ct.’s Stafford Motor Speedway.

Less than ten days before the start of practice on Friday afternoon March 13th in Syracuse, Christopher had not yet see his ride. This past weekend, he headed to Hoddick's western New York shop to be fitted for a seat.

“Trey had to build the roll cage and position the seat just for me. I'm six foot-two, so he wanted to build the roll cage longer and higher and put the seat back further than in the other cars he has built. I remember when Uncle Ted raced for Trey his cars were always fast, good equipment,” said Mike Jr.

Christopher and Hoddick talked about the possibility of an Indoor TQ effort not long after Ted was killed with a car that was in the planning stages for him to drive.

The two reconnected when the 2019 outdoor season was over and talked out Hoddick's plans to build a second car, initially as a back-up. At first, Hoddick hoped to have the car done for the late January Atlantic City Indoor race but wasn't able to finish it in time.

To aid his advance preparation even further, Mike Jr. has conferred with past series winner and champion Ryan Flores, who will not be in the Syracuse field, owing to his NASCAR Cup Team Penske commitments.

“Ryan and I talked at Atlantic City about Indoor TQ racing,” Christopher noted. “He told me some of the things he learned the first year he ran the Series.”

Christopher confirmed with Hoddick that he will be able to run his Stafford SK Modified number, the digital No. 82, on the TQ Midget.

At the end of the 2018 Stafford SK season, Christopher was being touted as a star of the present and future after winning the last three features. This past year, in the same equipment, he was winless.

“My father told me, 'racing is 90 percent down and 10 percent up,” Christopher related. “Last year the car was fast but it didn't produce good results. I had motor problems, power steering problems, couldn't finish races. I had never gone through the kind of struggle I did last year.”

Tickets are available in a range of different prices through links on www.indoorautoracing.com and the venue box office. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Area Auto Racing News office at 609-888-3618. Tickets will be available each race night starting at 2pm at the Exposition Center Box office.

Race fans can enjoy a double header weekend at the Fairgrounds with the 34th annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo and Trade Show being held at the Center Of Progress Building on the Fairgrounds. 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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Bridgeport Motorsports Park

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Bridgeport Motorsports Park is ready to make 2020 the biggest year to date!
(Rick Sweeten Images)

Bridgeport Speedway To Pay Up To $1000 Weekly To 602 Sportsman

Bridgeport, NJ - With the start of the 2020 season around the corner, Bridgeport Speedway has been dilligently peparing for the upcoming season. From creating a brand new race track, to securing essential sponsorships, to filling in key employee roles, to coming up with ways to make Bridgeport even more appealing to the race teams, track owner Doug Rose and his team has been hard at work for the past four months.

Doug Rose had the following to say; "The Ramey family was gracious enough to allow Brittany and I to follow along last year and watch their weekly operation. When doing so, the plans were to roll into the 2020 season trying to keep things as much the same as possible knowing that their formula over the last seven years was a success stated rose."

"Danny Serrano and I have been bouncing around the idea of doing something with the 602 Sportsman payout while not trying to put ourselves in a position not to succeed."

"We’ve sat down a couple times looking at different scenarios and what we could do or not do and still feel it would be safe for the well-being of the speedway."

"With the number of drivers that we feel Will be competing at the speedway in 2020 for the weekly point shows we feel comfortable making a couple concrete changes while putting a twist in there to compensate the drivers when we have excellent car counts for the South Jersey Overhead Door 602 Sportsman."

"We have decided to add three things to all points shows at Bridgeport Motorsports Park in 2020. We will be offering a tiered weekly payout with the base pay being the normal pay that the Ramey Family has been using which will be for 29 cars and under which has paid $500 to win with now $75 to take the green which has been raised since 2019.

When we have 30 plus cars we will bump up to the next purse, which will see the winner receive 750 to win with additional positions receiving extra purse money as well. On top of this purse adjustment, we are going to add in a gamblers program, which will add an additional $250 to the win regardless if we are over or under the 30 cars. So, on a weekly basis a driver who chooses to take the gamblers will be racing weekly for 750 or $1000 to win. We feel that this is huge for the growth of the 602 Sportsman division."

The non-point shows at Bridgeport will pay substantially more than the weekly purse; i.e. the winner of the "Kingdom of Speed Weekend" could possibly go home with $1,500! March 21 will serve as the track's 'practice day' with the following weekend being the grand opening for the 2020 season. For more information please log on the track's website www.bpspeedway.com or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Fans and drivers can also reach the Speedway at 856-467-4408 or email at Bridgeportspeedway@hotmail.com
Tickets for the historic Kingdom of Speed event, as well as tickets for the spectacular Monster Truck Throwdown show, can be purchased at
www.bridgeportspeedway.thundertix.com/.

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ASCS National Sprint Series



At The Line It's Hafertepe At Canyon Speedway Park

Bryan Hulbert - PEORIA, Ariz. (February 29, 2020) A narrow groove and slower traffic provided a race for the ages at Canyon Speedway Park with the battle to the checkered flag coming down to the final 100 feet as Sam Hafertepe, Jr. barely edged Justin Sanders for Saturday's SawBlade.com A-Feature win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.


Winner Sam Hafertepem Jr (Ben Thrasher Photo)

A huge turnaround from the start of his season in Florida, Hafertepe's goal for the weekend was to test and tune before returning to action with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

While very confident in his car during the A-Feature, that Florida frustration was lingering going into the night's races.
"We were frustrated Thursday during practice. We were frustrated last night but we finally clicked on something in the feature tonight and as soon as we took the green and I felt it going into turn-one I said this race is over," stated Hafertepe.

Taking the lead away from Harli White on Lap 2, Hafertepe spent the first half of the A-Feature uncontested as the track began narrowing from the top to the bottom. Losing the lead on Lap 22 to Justin Sanders, who took the point with a high line pass off the fourth turn, the No. 21k of Thomas Kennedy sat directly in front of the race for the lead.

Not able to clear Kennedy, who had been running third before going around on Lap 5, the advantage came back to Hafertepe on Lap 28. Stalked by Sanders with Harli White racing into the picture as well, the top three raced the white flag with Sanders diving under Hafertepe through the first and second turns.

Still having to contend with lapped traffic as the final two turns came onto view, Sanders was forced to the middle groove with Hafertepe diving as low as possible. Dead even off the final turn, both drivers mashed the throttle with the checkered flag in view and Sam Hafertepe, Jr. winning by 0.116 seconds.

Back to back podium finishes for Sanders, the California shoe bettered himself by one spot as Harli White made her second career podium appearance with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Moving up from seventh, Matt Covington retains the series point's lead with a fourth-place finish. Dominic Scelzi completed the top five after starting 14th. Roger Crockett moved from ninth to sixth with Colby Copeland making moves from 12th to finish seventh. Tanner Carrick in eighth was trailed by Scott Bogucki with Seth Bergman making up the top ten.

A weekend total of 51 drivers from 15 states and a trio of counties, 48 returned for Saturday's showdown. A half-dozen SCE Gaskets Heat Races were won by Alex Pettas, Thomas Kennedy, Coton Hardy, Lorne Wofford, Giovanni Scelzi, and Jordon Mallett. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers went to Matt Covington, Blake Carrick, Harli White, and Dominic Scelzi. BMRS B-Features were topped by Giovanni Scelzi and D.J. Netto.

The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Networks is on the road to California for three nights of racing. Merced Speedway begins the three-night affair on Friday, March 6 with Placerville Speedway on Saturday, March 7, and finally Petaluma Speedway on Sunday, March 8.

Live coverage is available for those who cannot make the trip on www.racinboys.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
ASCS Southwest Region
Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.)
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Car Count: 48
Event Count: 51

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2-Alex Pettas[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[8]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[7]; 6. 45C-Lonnie Cox[3]; 7. 8-Devon Borden[5]; 8. 11C-Jeff Lowery[1]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[2]; 2. 18S-Jason Solwold[3]; 3. 24-Garet Williamson[1]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[5]; 6. 0J-Jeremy McCune[4]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[8]; 8. 77X-Alex Hill[7]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 41-Colton Hardy[3]; 2. 01-Colby Copeland[2]; 3. 5H-Michael Faccinto[6]; 4. 17-Seth Bergman[8]; 5. 19-Wes Wofford[7]; 6. 12J-Josh Grady[5]; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[4]; 8. 14C-Cody Sickles[1]
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Lorne Wofford[1]; 2. 17W-Harli White[4]; 3. 38B-Blake Carrick[2]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[8]; 5. J2-John Carney II[5]; 6. 44-Chris Martin[7]; 7. 11M-Mindy McCune[6]; 8. 3V-Jim Vanzant[3]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[1]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[2]; 3. 17S-Justin Sanders[5]; 4. 9-Chase Randall[3]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price[7]; 6. 14T-Tim Estenson[4]; 7. 115-Nick Parker[6]; 8. (DNF) 99X-Caleb Saiz[8]
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[1]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki[3]; 3. 24D-Danny Sams III[7]; 4. 57-Stevie Sussex III[8]; 5. 22-Jesse Baker[6]; 6. 88-Travis Reber[2]; 7. 2S-Shad Petersen[5]; 8. (DNF) 75X-JT Imperial[4]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. 28-Scott Bogucki[2]; 3. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[5]; 4. 17-Seth Bergman[3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 6. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[8]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[9]; 8. 18-Lorne Wofford[4]; 9. 19-Wes Wofford[7]; 10. 88-Travis Reber[10]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 38B-Blake Carrick[1]; 2. 17S-Justin Sanders[2]; 3. 11-Roger Crockett[3]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 5. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[4]; 6. J2-John Carney II[8]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price[7]; 8. 41-Colton Hardy[6]; 9. 0J-Jeremy McCune[9]; 10. 11M-Mindy McCune[10]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White[5]; 2. 01-Colby Copeland[2]; 3. 24-Garet Williamson[1]; 4. 24D-Danny Sams III[6]; 5. 44-Chris Martin[8]; 6. 14-Jordon Mallett[4]; 7. 57-Stevie Sussex III[3]; 8. 115-Nick Parker[10]; 9. 14T-Tim Estenson[9]; 10. (DNF) 9-Chase Randall[7]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[4]; 3. 18S-Jason Solwold[3]; 4. 88N-DJ Netto[2]; 5. 5H-Michael Faccinto[5]; 6. 22-Jesse Baker[7]; 7. 8-Devon Borden[10]; 8. 2-Alex Pettas[6]; 9. 12J-Josh Grady[8]; 10. 45C-Lonnie Cox[9]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[1]; 2. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[5]; 3. 41-Colton Hardy[3]; 4. 24-Garet Williamson[2]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price[7]; 6. 22-Jesse Baker[6]; 7. 8-Devon Borden[15]; 8. 115-Nick Parker[9]; 9. 14T-Tim Estenson[11]; 10. 11C-Jeff Lowery[12]; 11. 2S-Shad Petersen[13]; 12. 88-Travis Reber[10]; 13. 2-Alex Pettas[4]; 14. (DNF) 0J-Jeremy McCune[8]; 15. (DNS) 99X-Caleb Saiz; 16. (DNS) 75X-JT Imperial
B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 2. J2-John Carney II[5]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[2]; 4. 19-Wes Wofford[8]; 5. 44-Chris Martin[3]; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[13]; 7. 17B-Ryan Bickett[7]; 8. 9-Chase Randall[9]; 9. 18-Lorne Wofford[6]; 10. 12J-Josh Grady[10]; 11. 11M-Mindy McCune[12]; 12. 45C-Lonnie Cox[11]; 13. 14C-Cody Sickles[16]; 14. 3V-Jim Vanzant[15]; 15. 57-Stevie Sussex III[4]; 16. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill[14]

Sawblade.com A-Feature
A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[6]; 2. 17S-Justin Sanders[8]; 3. 17W-Harli White[1]; 4. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[14]; 6. 11-Roger Crockett[9]; 7. 01-Colby Copeland[12]; 8. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 9. 28-Scott Bogucki[5]; 10. 17-Seth Bergman[13]; 11. 52-Blake Hahn[22]; 12. 14-Jordon Mallett[21]; 13. J2-John Carney II[20]; 14. 5H-Michael Faccinto[16]; 15. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[3]; 16. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[17]; 17. 18S-Jason Solwold[11]; 18. 38B-Blake Carrick[10]; 19. 24D-Danny Sams III[4]; 20. (DNF) 88N-DJ Netto[18]; 21. (DNF) 41-Colton Hardy[19]; 22. (DNF) 21P-Robbie Price[23]; 23. (DNF) 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[15]
Lap Leader(s): Harli White 1; Justin Sanders 22-27; Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 2-21, 28-30
Hard Charger: Dominic Scelzi +9
High Point Driver: Harli White
Provisional(s): Robbie Price (Points)

Driver Point Standings (Top 15): 1. Matt Covington 280; 2. Justin Sanders 277; 3. Harli White 257; 4. Dominic Scelzi 255; 5. Colby Copeland 244; 6. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. 238; 7. Roger Crockett 235; 8. Giovanni Scelzi 230; 9. Blake Hahn 216; 10. Scott Bogucki 213; 11. Jason Solwold 212; 12. Michael Faccinto 208; 13. Jordon Mallett 208; 14. Tanner Carrick 206; 15. D.J. Netto 200;
2020 A-Feature Winner(s): Matt Covington - 1 (2/28 - Canyon Speedway Park); Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1 (2/29 - Canyon Speedway Park);

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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. Our 58th consecutive season.

Track office: General Manager: Tina Rogers @ 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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HIGHLY ANTICIPATED VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER CLASSIC AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY OFFERS $7,500 TO WIN AND $1,000 TO MAKE THE FIELD FOR THE 50 LAPPER

NEW ON SPEEDWAY GROUNDS CAMPING RULES IN PLACE

BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 1, 2020 . . . One of the most talked about and most anticipated race events to be presented at Grandview Speedway each season marking the start of the 58th consecutive season of racing is set to happen when the Third Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker Classic is presented on Saturday, April 4.

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 (Combined Modifieds) with the winner walking off with at least $7,500.

Pits will open at 2 p.m. while grandstand gates will be ready for business at 5 p.m. The green flag falls at 7 p.m.

New Yorker Matt Sheppard was the big winner over a field of more than 50 entries in 2019.

Both Duane Howard, Grandview’s NASCAR track champion in 2019, and Craig Von Dohren, winner of many events and championships at the Bechtelsville clay track, like the fact that the race pays $7,500 to win. And they like that every racer that makes the main event will go home with at least $1,000.

The Rogers Memorial, as in the past, 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 joining Howard and VonDohren is expected to include Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley, Jared Umbenhauer, Kevin Hirthler, Ray Swinehart, and Kenny Gilmore along with many others.

Also attracting a lot of attention will be a strong field of the popular TP Truck Equipment Sportsman stock cars making up the second part of this special doubleheader event.

Those wishing to enter the race, there is no license required and no entry fee, can do so at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

The rain date is set for Saturday, April 11th.

As in the past campers will be allowed on the speedway grounds on race days. However the campers must be removed by the day following the event. No longer will campers be allowed to stay on the speedway grounds all season. If campers are not removed they will be towed off the property.

If the rain date is not needed the first of the weekly series of NASCAR sanctioned 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 plus added attractions from time to time. Adult admission for the regular Saturday night events will be $15 while youngster under 12 being admitted for FREE.

The annual free-to-the-public practice session, open to all divisions of racing, is set for Saturday, March 28th at noon.

Enduro and Vintage cars will be featured in action on Sunday, March 21 at 1 p.m. Rain date is March 22.

Fans are reminded that season passes remain available for $350 and cover all the Saturday night events during the 2020 season. Checks may be mailed to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to speed delivery.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile banked clay oval, is located on Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information check in a www.grandviewspeedway.com or on Facebook. Telephone 610.754.7688.

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MEDIA NOTE: Those who have requested 2020 media credentials and have not heard from us your credential will be on the way in mid-March. The credential is reserved for media planning to be regular visitors to Grandview. Requests, including contact info, affiliation and mailing address should be sent to Ernie Saxton at esaxton144@aol.com. Thank you.

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ASCS National Sprint Series



Matt Covington Victorious In 2020 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series Opener

Bryan Hulbert - PEORIA, Ariz. (February 28, 2020) Besting a stout field of 51 drivers at Canyon Speedway Park, the first payday of the 2020 season with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network went to Oklahoma's Matt Covington with the Lucas Oil/A-Rock Material No. 95 leading start to finish on the first night of the Sands Chevrolet Meltdown.


Winner Matt Covington (ASCS Photo)

Having to chase the line around the one-third mile oval as it moved top to bottom through the 25-lap preliminary A-Feature, Covington held on through several late-race restarts to collect the night's $3,000 paycheck.

"Several times when the track gets like that and moves around, I've made the wrong choice and tonight I made the right choice," commented Covington of the race. "The car felt good all night, and I had a lot of fun. I didn't really need to start babying it until right there at the end. It felt like my right rear was starting to go down about the last five laps, but Mike [Davenport] did a great job on the car tonight and I'm glad we were able to put on a show for these fans."

Taking the lead from the pole, Covington kept pace over John Carney II. Working the bottom of the Speedway, Carney tried for the lead on Lap 12 but hooked the inside berm off the exit of the second turn; sending the No. J2 skyward before slamming hard on the front suspension. Dropping to third in the process, Carney went three-wide with the Scelzi brothers before going around on Lap 13.

Taking off with Sanders and Scelzi in tow, the race for the runner-up spot was stout as Dominic and Giovanni battled back-and-forth with Giovanni finally getting the advantage on Lap 16. Leaving Dominic to content with Justin Sanders, the No. 17s was able to keep the No. 41x at bay as Giovanni set his sights on the lead.

Taking a shot on a Lap 17, Giovanni came up short on the pass. Getting another restart on Lap 18, Covington was able to pull away with his advantage growing to nearly a second at the drop of the checkered flag. Giovanni Scelzi crossed second with Justin Sanders third. Dominic Scelzi in fourth was trailed by Colby Copeland to complete the top five.

Harli White grabbed sixth with Canada's Dylan Westbrook in seventh. Jason Solwold in eighth was trailed by Roger Crockett with D.J. Netto completing the top-ten.

The field of 51 teams was split into six SCE Gaskets Heat Races with wins going to Blake Hahn, Dylan Westbrook, Harli White, Matt Covington, Colby Copeland, and Roger Crockett. Hoosier Tire Qualifiers were topped by John Carney II, Dominic Scelzi, Chase Randall, and Giovanni Scelzi. BMRS B-Features went to Jordon Mallett and Mitchell Faccinto. Two Provisionals were used by Robbie Price and Alex Hill.

The Sands Chevrolet Meltdown at Canyon Speedway continues Saturday, February 29, 2020. Racing goes green at 7:00 P.M. (MT). Canyon Speedway Park is located at 9777 W Carefree Hwy. in Peoria, Ariz. Information and directions on the Arizona oval can be found online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com or by calling (602) 258-7223.

Live coverage is available for those who cannot make the trip on www.racinboys.com.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2020, log onto www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

Race Results:
Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV
ASCS Southwest Region
Canyon Speedway Park (Peoria, Ariz.)
Friday, February 28, 2020
Car Count: 51

SCE Gaskets Heat Races (Top 40 in Passing Points advance to Qualifiers)
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Blake Hahn[1]; 2. 17S-Justin Sanders[3]; 3. 9-Chase Randall[2]; 4. 83T-Tanner Carrick[4]; 5. 14-Jordon Mallett[8]; 6. 5H-Michael Faccinto[7]; 7. 38B-Blake Carrick[5]; 8. 12J-Josh Grady[9]; 9. 57-Stevie Sussex III[6]
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[2]; 2. 8-Devon Borden[1]; 3. 115-Nick Parker[4]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki[8]; 5. 11C-Jeff Lowery[3]; 6. 14C-Cody Sickles[5]; 7. 3V-Jim Vanzant[7]; 8. (DNF) 45C-Lonnie Cox[9]; 9. (DNF) 7-Eric Wilkins[6]
Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17W-Harli White[2]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[1]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 4. 18S-Jason Solwold[8]; 5. 75X-JT Imperial[5]; 6. 77X-Alex Hill[6]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price[7]; 8. (DNF) 11M-Mindy McCune[3]; 9. (DNS) 7K-Mason Keefer
Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 2. 17-Seth Bergman[4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[3]; 4. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[5]; 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[8]; 6. 99X-Caleb Saiz[1]; 7. 22-Jesse Baker[7]; 8. 43-Ryan Oerter[6]
Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Colby Copeland[1]; 2. J2-John Carney II[2]; 3. 44-Chris Martin[4]; 4. 19-Wes Wofford[3]; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[6]; 6. 18-Lorne Wofford[7]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III[5]; 8. (DNS) 2S-Shad Petersen
Heat 6 (8 Laps): 1. 11-Roger Crockett[1]; 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett[2]; 3. 41-Colton Hardy[5]; 4. 2-Alex Pettas[8]; 5. 88-Travis Reber[4]; 6. 24-Garet Williamson[3]; 7. 14T-Tim Estenson[6]; 8. 0J-Jeremy McCune[7]

Hoosier Tire Qualifiers (Top 16 in combined Passing Points advance to the A-Feature)
Qualifier 1 (8 Laps): 1. J2-John Carney II[3]; 2. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[1]; 3. 18S-Jason Solwold[4]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 5. 83T-Tanner Carrick[7]; 6. 21P-Robbie Price[10]; 7. 5H-Michael Faccinto[8]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn[5]; 9. 77X-Alex Hill[9]; 10. 115-Nick Parker[2]
Qualifier 2 (8 Laps): 1. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[1]; 3. 01-Colby Copeland[5]; 4. 17W-Harli White[6]; 5. 17B-Ryan Bickett[3]; 6. 19-Wes Wofford[7]; 7. 22-Jesse Baker[10]; 8. 2-Alex Pettas[4]; 9. 88-Travis Reber[8]; 10. 14C-Cody Sickles[9]
Qualifier 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Chase Randall[1]; 2. 17S-Justin Sanders[4]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[6]; 4. 11-Roger Crockett[5]; 5. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[7]; 6. 44-Chris Martin[2]; 7. 8-Devon Borden[3]; 8. 24-Garet Williamson[9]; 9. 99X-Caleb Saiz[10]; 10. 18-Lorne Wofford[8]
Qualifier 4 (8 Laps): 1. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[1]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto[3]; 3. 14-Jordon Mallett[2]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki[5]; 5. 17-Seth Bergman[6]; 6. 41-Colton Hardy[4]; 7. 75X-JT Imperial[7]; 8. 11C-Jeff Lowery[8]; 9. 12J-Josh Grady[10]; 10. 3V-Jim Vanzant[9]

BMRS B-Feature (Top 6 advance to the A-Feature)
B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 14-Jordon Mallett[1]; 2. 83T-Tanner Carrick[2]; 3. 41-Colton Hardy[3]; 4. 19-Wes Wofford[4]; 5. 21P-Robbie Price[6]; 6. 2-Alex Pettas[5]; 7. 11C-Jeff Lowery[8]; 8. 38B-Blake Carrick[14]; 9. 22-Jesse Baker[7]; 10. 115-Nick Parker[9]; 11. 77X-Alex Hill[10]; 12. 0J-Jeremy McCune[15]; 13. 12J-Josh Grady[11]; 14. 14T-Tim Estenson[13]; 15. 14C-Cody Sickles[12]; 16. 7-Eric Wilkins[17]; 17. 2S-Shad Petersen[16]; 18. (DNS) 11M-Mindy McCune
B Feature 2 (15 Laps): 1. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[2]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[4]; 3. 5H-Michael Faccinto[6]; 4. 17B-Ryan Bickett[1]; 5. 24-Garet Williamson[8]; 6. 75X-JT Imperial[7]; 7. 24D-Danny Sams III[14]; 8. 57-Stevie Sussex III[16]; 9. 8-Devon Borden[5]; 10. 99X-Caleb Saiz[10]; 11. 44-Chris Martin[3]; 12. 88-Travis Reber[9]; 13. 45C-Lonnie Cox[13]; 14. 43-Ryan Oerter[15]; 15. 3V-Jim Vanzant[12]; 16. 18-Lorne Wofford[11]; 17. (DNS) 7K-Mason Keefer

Sawblade.com A-Feature
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington[1]; 2. 41S-Giovanni Scelzi[11]; 3. 17S-Justin Sanders[3]; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[4]; 5. 01-Colby Copeland[5]; 6. 17W-Harli White[7]; 7. 47X-Dylan Westbrook[6]; 8. 18S-Jason Solwold[8]; 9. 11-Roger Crockett[12]; 10. 88N-DJ Netto[9]; 11. 52-Blake Hahn[20]; 12. 5H-Michael Faccinto[22]; 13. 41-Colton Hardy[21]; 14. 14-Jordon Mallett[17]; 15. 28-Scott Bogucki[13]; 16. 37-Mitchell Faccinto[18]; 17. 21K-Thomas Kennedy[15]; 18. J2-John Carney II[2]; 19. 9-Chase Randall[10]; 20. 83T-Tanner Carrick[19]; 21. 17-Seth Bergman[14]; 22. (DNF) 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr[16]; 23. (DNF) 21P-Robbie Price[23]; 24. (DNF) 77X-Alex Hill[24]
Lap Leader(s): Matt Covington 1-25
Hard Charger: Michael Faccinto +10
High Point Driver: Matt Covington
Provisional(s): Robbie Price (Points); Alex Hill (Points)

Driver Point Standings (Top 15): 1. Matt Covington 150; 2. Giovanni Scelzi 142; 3. Justin Sanders 135; 4. Dominic Scelzi 130, 5. Colby Copeland 125; 6. Harli White 122; 7. Dylan Westbrook 119; 8. Jason Solwold 116; 9. Roger Crockett 113; 10. D.J. Netto 110; 11. Blake Hahn 108, 12. Michael Faccinto 106; 13. Colton Hardy 104; 14. Jordon Mallett 102; 15. Scott Bogucki 100;

2020 A-Feature Winner(s): Matt Covington - 1 (2/28 - Canyon Speedway Park);

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Bridgeport Motorsports Park News

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Bridgeport Motorsports Park is ready to make history with the unveiling of the new high banked, super wide speedway.
(Rick Sweeten Images)

THIS WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS

With the start of the 2020 season being a month away, Bridgeport Motorsports Park has some unfinished business to prove to fans. Fans have been making assumptions about whether the track will be finished in time, or whether we will see racing action starting in April instead. We can tell you we are on target and all systems are a go, and this track is going to leave you speechless.....

With that being said, we are officially one month away from the Kingdom of Speed 100 weekend which will provide seat grabbing, adrenaline filled racing in six, that's right we said SIX, divisions of racing! The show will include the Spec 358 Small Block Modifieds, Bridgeport Modifieds (both 358 Spec Small Blocks and Big Block Modifieds), 602 Sportsman, Street Stocks, the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series, and for the first time ever USAC SpeedSTRs. This will be the start of a new era at Bridgeport Motorsports Park and YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

Tickets for this historic event, as well as tickets for the spectacular Monster Truck Throwdown show, can be purchased at
www.bridgeportspeedway.thundertix.com/.

LINKS

Visit Bridgeport's official website at www.bpspeedway.com

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CONTACTS

Danny Serrano | bridgeportspeedway@hotmail.com
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Bridgeport Motorsports Park
83 Flood Gate Road | Swedesboro, New Jersey | 08085
(717) 866-7450 | www.bpspeedway.com

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