Grandview’s Free Racing Practice Opens Saturday
BECHTELSVILLE PA – The practice sessions that help racing teams improve their techniques and response times will also make for fascinating and free spectator viewing Saturday (March 27, 2021) as Grandview Speedway on Passmore Road, 10 miles north of Pottstown, opens at noon for the annual public preview of its 59th season. No tickets are required, and parking is available.
Fans will be able to catch the auto racing action that features many Grandview Speedway regulars in the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman stock car competitions, along with visitors who compete in a variety of different cars.
Season tickets, priced at $350 each, also will be available for those interested in choosing a seat at the track. They’ll be honored, promoters say, “for every Saturday event all the way through (to) the 51st annual Freedom 76 Classic, presented in late September.
For pit teams only, the gates Saturday will open at 10 a.m. Racers are reminded to bring their own fuel until a new supplier can be secured. Tires will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 72 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, just a short distance from the track.
First race April 3
Once practice is completed, all track attention turns to the fourth annual VP Race Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker on April 3 (Saturday). Qualifying events that lead up to the 50-lap race pit the best small- and big-block modified talents in a battle for the $7,500 first-place prize money, along with have the prestige of taking home the winner’s award. It’s named in honor of Rogers, the track’s late owner and promoter.
Pit gates will open April 3 at 10 a.m. for race teams. Racers will be able to buy VP Racing Fuel at the track, and also will find American Racer tires available, only for the memorial race. Each racer making the starting field for this event will earn at least $1,000. Additionally, Sportsman racers will be featured in their own event.
Adult admission for the race is set at $30 at the main gate, which opens at 5 p.m. Tickets for those ages 6-11 years cost $10, and younger than 6 are admitted free. Public pit admission, with no NASCAR license required, costs $40. The race’s rain date is set for April 10.
Grandview Speedway is a one-third-mile, banked clay track. Its complete schedule and more information is available at its website, here, or by calling 610-754-7688.
Photo from the Grandview Speedway Facebook page