Story By: JEFFREY AHLUM / GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY – BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The 60th anniversary season of professional auto racing at Grandview Speedway, will officially begin on Saturday, April 2 with the running of the VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker for Big Block/Small Block Modifieds plus a full show of Sportsman stock car racing.
However, before that occurs, Saturday, March 26 will be the traditional free-to-the-public practice session. This practice session is open to all divisions, and drivers will be testing and tuning their equipment in preparation for the upcoming season. Pit gates will open at 10 am, and the practice session will start at 12 noon and run till 5 pm. Admission to the pit area is $35 and no license is required, grandstand admission for spectators is free.
Racers are reminded to bring their own fuel for practice day.
Also on March 26, fans who purchased season passes will be able to select their seats for the new season starting at 10 am. Season passes can also be purchased at the track on Practice Day.
The VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial is open to both Big and Small Block Modified competitors. To celebrate the track’s 60th season of racing, the race will now be run over the distance of 60-laps, paying the winner a cool $10,060 to win. Not only will the winner be rewarded handsomely, but the race will pay $1060 just to qualify and take the green flag in the main event.
Race time on Opening Night is 6 pm, which will be the starting time for all Saturday night programs for the month of April. Pit gates open at 1 pm, grandstand gates open at 4 pm, followed by warm-ups at 5 pm. Grandstand admission for adults is $30, children 6-11 pay $10, and under age 6 are admitted free. Pit admission is $40 and again, no license is required.