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posted April 19, 2001 08:07 AM
GET OUT THE MAKE UP, GRANDVIEW RACERS TO BE ON TELEVISION
BECHTELSVILLE, PA APRIL 18, 2001 . . .Stock car racers at
Grandview Speedway may need to bring their make up kits with
them. NASCAR stock car racing at popular racing facility in
Bechtelsville, PA will be featured on television, on at least
a monthly basis, throughout the 2001 auto racing season.
Five nights of stock car racing will be presented
starting with the Saturday, May 5th show featuring the NASCAR
Modifieds and Late Models.
RCN Cable, channel 4, in the Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
area will be broadcasting the action on a tape delayed basis.
At present the schedule calls for Saturday night coverage,
normally 90 minutes, to be shown on Tuesday and Friday nights
during the week following the taping. And as scheduling
allows there may be additional showings of the coverage.
In addition to featuring the May 5 date, television
coverage on RCN Cable will feature the June 23 NASCAR
Modifieds and Late Model doubleheader, July 7 (Firecracker 40
Night) and August 4 (Forrest Rogers Memorial). In addition
the DIRT sanctioned modified stock car race on August 16 will
be part of the televised schedule of events.
Fans, who have a connection to the RCN Cable System, will
be able to view the Grandview Speedway racing action in
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Reading, and Boyertown areas
along with Flemington and Trenton areas in the Garden State.
The RCN Cable System continues to expand into other market
Gary London, long time writer for National Speed Sport
News, will be part of the broadcast team as will former
Flemington Speedway PR person Lou Brunell and Area Auto
Racing New's Randy Kane. All three have been part of the
broadcast team that has handle RCN Cable television coverage
at a number of area speedways.
"With such a talented group of people handling the
broadcast, the show should be a real winner. This will be
great for the sport and it will be an outstanding opportunity
for exceptional exposure for businesses involved in
sponsorship of NASCAR race cars at Grandview Speedway. And it
could attract more sponsorship for the racers. Everyone at
Grandview is excited about the television coverage," said
Bruce Rogers, event organizer at Grandview Speedway.
The Berks County oval continues to present NASCAR
sanctioned stock car racing each Saturday evening throughout
the season, continuing until late September.
On Saturday, April 28th, 5 p.m., the NASCAR Modifieds,
Late Models and PA Sportsman will be featured in the Budd
Olsen Race Cars Night. In addition to the racing there will
be a display of Olsen race cars and fans will have a chance
to visit the inner workings of a huge race car hauler.
For information on racing at Grandview Speedway,
telephone 610.754.7688 or visit their website at www.grandviewspeedway.com.
The one-third-mile, banked clay oval is located on
Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, 10 miles
north of Pottstown.