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posted April 18, 2001 05:16 PM
NEW PROVISIONAL STARTER PROGRAM IN PLACE AT GRANDVIEW
BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 18, 2001 . . . For a number of years
NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway has had a provisional
starter program in place. A NASCAR Modified driver that does
not qualify for a Saturday night feature race at the Berks
County clay oval is eligible to take a provisional feature
starting position provided he finished in the top ten in the
previous season's point standings.
Now, management has added even more incentive for a
modified racer to be in the top five in the track point
standings each week. Provisional feature starting positions
will be available to drivers in the top five in modified
points at the start of each Saturday night of racing.
And the same will be true for those racing NASCAR Late
Models at Grandview Speedway. Though there is no provisional
program for those who finished in the top ten in the prior
season point standings, there is now a top five point
standings provisional program in place.
Racers that take benefit of the top five point standings
provisionals will be able to do that as often as needed
during the season as long as they maintain a top five
However, top ten provisionals based on the previous
season point standings can be used only twice during the
Though it would seem unrealistic, it is possible that
six racers could take a provisional start in the NASCAR
Modified feature on a Saturday night at Grandview. That would
create a 35 car starting field.
"We think it really will add to the feature shows. Fans
attending the events will have pretty good assurance that
their favorites will be in the feature fields for both the
modifieds and late models. And it gives the racers even more
incentive to perform well, race harder, and stay in the top
five," said event organizer Bruce Rogers.
Grandview Speedway continues to present NASCAR
sanctioned modified and late model stock car racing each
Saturday throughout the season.
And on Saturday, April 28, the NASCAR Modifieds and Late
Models will be joined by the PA Sportsman in a 5 p.m.
tripleheader. The Budd Olsen Race Cars Night will include a
hauler display that features Olsen race cars and has drivers
on hand to sign autographs. The display will be in the turn
one spectator area prior to the start of stock car racing
Grandview Speedway, now in its 39th season of
professional stock car racing, is located on Passmore Road,
just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of
For information telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their
website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
New at the speedway, just last season, is the corporate
picnic and party area in the first turn. The area is
available for corporate outings, hospitality events, birthday
parties and more. For information telephone 610.754.7688 or