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This weekend Grandview Speedway will return to action with two different programs as part of the 60th season anniversary celebration.
On Saturday, August 20, the racing program will feature the T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds and the T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman in another NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series double-header starting at 7:30 pm.
Qualifying events will be run in both divisions leading up to the 30-lap T.P. Trailer Modified main event, and the 25-lap T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman feature race.
Pit gates will open at 4 pm. with grandstand gates opening at 5:30 pm. warm-ups will be starting at 6:30 pm. Adult grandstand admission is $18, while children ages 11 and under are admitted free of charge.
Prior to the racing action on Saturday will be the weekly Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet. This week’s drivers include Modified drivers Ryan Grim and Joe Funk along with Sportsman driver Jesse Landis. The Meet and Greet is held in the main gate area starting at 5 pm. and is a great time for fans to meet the drivers up close, collect some autographs, take photos, and talk racing one on one.
The weekend action will begin on Friday, August 19 when the Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage cars are in action starting at 7 pm. Grandstand admission will be $10 for this event that was added to the schedule to replace an event that was postponed on August 5.
The 52nd annual Freedom 76 Modified Championship is the next big event on the schedule, coming up on Saturday, September 17. Lap sponsorships at $20 per lap are now available by contacting Tina Rogers, Tommy Kramer or Jeff Ahlum at the track on race night. Lap sponsorships are a great way for fans to wish their favorite drivers good luck in the big race, or for businesses to do some advertising. All lap sponsorships will be read on the public address system each week leading up to and including race night on September 17, as well as a listing in the track program Grandview Groove, and will be posted on social media.
The Freedom 76 weekend begins on Friday, September 16 with the 9th annual Freedom 38 Sportsman Championship race paying $2000 to the winner, along with practice time for Modified drivers wishing to participate in the Freedom 76.
On Friday, pit gates open at 3 pm with grandstand gates opening at 5:30 pm. and racing at 7:30 pm. Adult Grandstand admission is $15, with children ages 6-11 paying $5, while children ages 5 and under admitted for free. Pit admission on Friday is $35 , and no license is required.
For the Freedom 76 on Saturday, September 17 for the Modifieds, Pit gates open at 9 am for inspections, Grandstand ticket windows open at 3 pm. with racing starting at 7 pm. Fans will be able to enter the Grandstand areas between 9 am. and 12 Noon to reserve seats with blankets.
Adult Grandstand tickets on Saturday will be $40, while children ages 6-11 are $10, with children ages 5 and under admitted for free. Pit admission will be $45, and no license is required. There will be no advanced tickets sold for this event, and the rain date is Saturday, September 24.
Those wishing to camp at the Speedway please note: Campers can enter the grounds in the fourth turn area on Saturday, September 10 and remain there until the 18th. However, because there are no hookups, sleeping in the campers can only take place September 16-18.
Craig Von Dohren, a twelve-time track champion, continues to lead the point parade in the T.P. Trailer Modified division after a third place outing in the Forrest Rogers Memorial last Saturday. Brett Kressley currently sits second in points, however he cut the distance between himself and Von Dohren after scoring his second Forrest Rogers Memorial $10,000 win last week. Doug Manmiller remains in third position after a solid fourth in the Rogers Memorial, Jeff Strunk remains fourth in points after a runner-up finish on Saturday, while Duane Howard sits fifth in points after a fifth place feature finish.
The current top ten in T.P. Trailer Modified points are 1. Craig Von Dohren – 3715, 2. Brett Kressley – 3625, 3. Doug Manmiller – 3470, 4. Jeff Strunk – 3283, 5. Duane Howard – 3156, 6. Tim Buckwalter – 2933, 7. Jared Umbenhauer – 2406, 8. Ryan Grim - 2088, 9. Cory Merkel – 2025, 10. Kevin Hirthler – 1871.
Brian Hirthler remains the T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman point leader after a late race rally for a fourth place finish on Saturday. Dylan Hoch cut into Hirthler’s point lead with a second place outing on Saturday to remain second in points, Kyle Smith and Jimmy Leiby sit third and fourth in points after both had non-top ten finishes last Saturday, Mike Schneck Jr. moved into the top five after an eleventh place outing last week.
The current top ten in T.P. Truck Equipment Sportsman points are 1. Brian Hirthler – 2912, 2. Dylan Hoch – 2663, 3. Kyle Smith – 2190, 4. Jimmy Leiby – 2173, 5. Mike Schneck Jr. – 1830, 6. Parker Guldin – 1765, 7. Cody Manmiller – 1667, 8. Dakota Kohler – 1640, 9. Ryan Graver – 1470, 10. Cole Stangle – 1456.
Since the 1960’s, Grandview Speedway has been presenting exciting wheel to wheel NASCAR stock car racing every Saturday Night starting in April and running through September, plus special events. Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505, just off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown, Pa.
Information is always available at www.grandviewspeedway.com or on Facebook, or by telephone at 610.754.7688.
UPCOMING EVENTS –
Friday, August 19 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7 pm
Saturday, August 20 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman - 7:30 pm.
Saturday, August 27 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman, Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7:30 pm.
Friday, September 2 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7 pm
Saturday, September 3 – T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman plus Wingless Super Sportsman – 7:30 pm.
Saturday, September 10 – CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT - T.P. Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, T.P. Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.
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In what is the beginning of a unique partnership for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of South Florida (EO South Florida) and Front Row Motorsports (FRM), FRM has formed a partnership to allow for eight very special companies to join the NASCAR Cup Series highlighted by supporting Todd Gilliland at the Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on October 23.
Eight premier companies who are members of EO South Florida will collaborate to be the primary partners during the race weekend. The companies include:
ValidiFI – A Specialty Consumer Reporting Agency which provides raw and modeled data that powers fintech credit and risk models.
Direct Colors – The leader in Decorate Concrete, providing the largest selection of premium concrete colors and project guidance to DIYers and contractors worldwide.
Paw.com – Award winning designer and manufacturer of high-quality, innovative pet lifestyle products.
Team Bennett – Unishippers is a people business, who strives to train and develop our teams to grow from sales representatives to executives.
Gold Aviation Services – With a fleet of next generation aircraft, Gold Aviation provides exclusive business class service for chartered flights, management, maintenance, sales, and acquisition.
Streeme.TV is a streaming television service that offers live and on-demand programming from more than 180 networks. Its wide range of programming from the largest networks to uniquely curated content, has led it to become the fastest growing provider of streaming television to college campuses in the US.
CloudHesive – With a fast-growing team of 140 employees, CloudHesive is an Amazon Web Services Premier Consulting partner that delivers cloud computing services including cloud migrations and management, contact center modernization, end-user computing, DevOps consulting, and cybersecurity services.
GAINSWave® – The leader in sexual wellness, provides you with the high-performance fuel injection you need to cross the finish line.
EO South Florida is one of the largest chapters in the global Entrepreneurs’ Organization that allows forward-thinking entrepreneurs to have peer-to-peer networking. The NASCAR program with FRM allows the Chapter and its’ members to collaborate with the team and Gilliland to learn about the business of motorsports and grow their business with others in the sport while connecting with the millions of NASCAR fans.
“We are so proud that the Entrepreneurs’ Organization – South Florida Chapter and Front Row Motorsports, have partnered together for Homestead. This marks a first time in both Organizations’ history for a partnership of this type. Both Organizations are built on the values of hard work, competitiveness, and strong leadership,” says Chapter President Lillian Roberts. “I am thrilled to highlight eight amazing members that we are showcasing at this most prestigious race.”
EO South Florida will host more than 50 members and guests at Homestead and enjoy VIP experiences, meeting the FRM drivers and team members, and learning the business of the team.
“I’ve spent time with EO South Florida earlier this year and it’s easy to see how each member benefits from each other,” said Gilliland. “They are like a family. I compare it to a NASCAR team with everyone working together for a common goal of success. I am looking forward to working more with EO South Florida and thank them for their support of my rookie season.”
The partnership includes social media and promotion of each EO South Florida primary partner on the car. Fans will be able to follow FRM and its’ driver social media channels throughout the remainder of the year to learn more.
Click here for more information about the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and its eight phenomenal member companies.
A stellar season for Devon Morgan continued Saturday evening when he won the Dash for Cash championship at Hartwell Speedway.
During the five-race stretch, Morgan tallied three poles and three victories while finishing second in the other two events. The consistency Morgan displayed at Hartwell allowed him to claim the Dash for Cash by just ten points.
The three wins Morgan obtained in the Dash for Cash have him up to six on the 2022 season. He has been impressed with the efficiency of his car but believes that his program has been on an upward trajectory since 2021.
“We got the car pretty balanced towards the end of last year,” Morgan said. “It’s the best it has ever been, and we just keep getting better every week. I’m learning about what adjustments to make to the car and what I need to do as a driver. There’s a lot to take in, but we keep on learning and that’s contributing to our success this year.”
A key turning point for Morgan and his program came after he was involved in an accident during the 2021 season that required him to get a new front clip.
Despite being dealt a financial blow, Morgan said the crash proved to be a blessing in disguise. He added the car already had damage from another incident that was discovered in the aftermath, and that the car has exceeded his own standards since the new front clip was installed.
Morgan was thrilled that he could showcase the speed of his equipment in the Dash for Cash at Hartwell. Holding his own against some of the best Dirt Late Model competitors in the region has only given Morgan more confidence in his ability to win anywhere.
Plenty of tough competition stands in the way of Morgan building on the momentum from his Dash for Cash title, but he believes the wins will keep adding up as long as he adapts to the unique challenges each track remaining on his schedule provides.
“We need to stay on top of this car,” Morgan said. “Everything needs to be running like it should, but we also need to keep making the right adjustments at the track. You have to keep up with the track.”
Morgan is approaching the rest of the 2022 schedule on a week-to-week basis, but he does plan to head to Cherokee Speedway next Saturday, which will be followed by a visit to Harris Speedway the week after.
Devon Morgan would like to thank his mom, dad, crew, his fans, MPM Marketing and all his sponsors in Jiffy Lube, ML Performance, KRC Power Steering, Team SRI Motorsports, Morgan Motor Company Inc., AutoBank & RV Sales, Strange Oval, FK Rod Ends, Acrylics Plus LLC, Buffalo Grill of Greenwood, Stevens Towing & Recovery, Jimmy’s Family Restaurant, Seymore Towing, Meredith Battery, Armour Metals, RAC 4x4 Off Road, Masters Performance, Franklin Enterprise, Done Right Construction, Wiley X and Chicken Bone Alley.
For the first time in its history, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series will race on dirt and rookie Jean-Phillippe Bergeron is looking forward to this new challenge. The driver has explored dirt in a Sportsman car a few times since the beginning of the season. “Sportsman cars are completely different from NASCAR cars. It’s going to be a new experience for me, again,” said the driver who has had several first times since the beginning of the season. “I experienced the feeling of the dirt and I’m sure that will help me for the Ohsweken event,” he added.
The historic race will be held on the three-eighths mile Ohsweken Speedway oval in Ontario. The event will take place over two days. Today, Monday, drivers will have the chance to test their cars on the track as part of the practice. The highlight of the day will be the “Hot Lap Dash,” for which the fastest drivers will receive a cash prize.
The 100-lap race will start late in the evening on Tuesday, August 16. With 23 cars on the track, including experienced drivers such as Christopher Bell and Stewart Friesen, the competition will certainly be fierce. For Bergeron that makes the challenge even more interesting. Accustomed to events that take him out of his comfort zone, Bergeron is confident he will perform well. The No. 1 Mustang he will be driving, prepared by Jacombs Racing, is specially designed for clay.
Currently second in the Rookie Championship, Jean-Philippe Bergeron, driver of the No. 1 Prolon Controls | Rousseau Métal | CTSR | Groupe Olivier | Shelby Canada Ford, hopes to take advantage of this race to get closer to his opponent.
Fans can watch the races live on TSN.ca, the TSN app in Canada and through FloRacing in the United States.
Pinty’s 100 at Ohsweken Speedway (ON)
Tuesday August 16 9:38 p.m. (ET)
Racetrack: 3/8-mile dirt oval Fans can follow Quebecer JP “Bergy” Bergeron on Festidrag.TV at www.facebook.com/festidrag, on YouTube www.youtube.com/c/FestidragTV and on TéléMag. You can also follow JP and the Prolon Racing team on Facebook www.facebook.com/JPBRacing18, on Instagram @JPBergeronRacing and on the website www.prolonracing.com.
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Better Than Ezra, Multi-Platinum Rock Band, to Perform Pre-Race Concert at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 – the Final Race Before Heading into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs
Multi-platinum rock band Better Than Ezra will perform the pre-race concert at Daytona International Speedway prior to the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on Saturday, Aug. 27. The New Orleans-based group will set the stage for a high-stakes evening, as drivers battle it out for their spot in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs in the final race of the regular season.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to play at a venue as renowned as Daytona International Speedway, let alone at such an exciting event,” said Kevin Griffin, lead singer, guitarist and pianist in the band. “We can’t wait to perform for a crowd as enthusiastic as NASCAR fans, and we plan to put on a great show for everyone.”
Skyrocketing to fame in the early nineties, Better Than Ezra has a long list of chart-topping hits, including “A Lifetime,” “Desperately Wanting,” “King of New Orleans,” and more. Their song “Good” captured the No. 1 spot on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks Chart in 1995 and went multi-platinum.
In 2018, Better Than Ezra was named to Billboard’s “100 Greatest Alternative Artists of All Time,” as well as earning a spot on Billboard’s “100 Greatest Alternative Songs of All Time” with their hit song “Good.” Their music has been a creative influence within pop-culture, from Taylor Swift covering “Breathless” in 2010, to the Emmy award-winning television series Desperate Housewives featuring “Juicy” in a popular promotional campaign. The band released their latest single “Grateful” in 2018 and are currently working on new music.
“Between the pre-race festivities and the action-packed competition, the upcoming weekend at The World Center of Racing is slated to be a fantastic event,” said Daytona International Speedway President Frank Kelleher. “Now, with the addition of Better Than Ezra as our pre-race concert, it’s going to be even more special. I’m thrilled we’re able to continue the pre-race concert series in 2022 and create such a wonderful experience for all the fans.”
The concert begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Aug. 27 on pit road and is just one of many pre-race activities available for fans with a UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access admission. Fans can also get access to special driver and VIP appearances, an exclusive look into the NASCAR Cup Series’ garages, up close access to driver introductions and the opportunity to ‘make your mark’ at Daytona International Speedway by signing the start/finish line.
The Coke Zero Sugar 400 Reserved Ticket + UNOH Fanzone Package starts at $109. For fans who have already purchased their ticket for Saturday’s race, the UNOH Fanzone/Pre-Race Access add-on is $60. Fanzone access is also available for the Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday Aug. 26, starting at $25. Kids 12 and under are admitted free both days.
The Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola is always a spirited battle between the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ young guns and seasoned veterans on the 31-degree banking. The highly anticipated Coke Zero Sugar 400, also held under the lights, serves as the intense, “last-chance” race for competitors to make the 16-driver NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and will feature NASCAR’s ‘Next Gen’ car which has produced incredible, exciting racing in 2022.
Friday’s Wawa 250 Powered by Coca-Cola is set for 7:30 p.m. ET, while the Coke Zero Sugar 400 takes the green flag at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Ryan Blaney is the defending Champion of the Coke Zero Sugar 400. While he currently sits second in the championship points battle, he is winless in ’22 and may have to repeat the feat in 2022 if he hopes to make the Cup Series Playoffs.
Kevin Lacroix is looking forward to discovering the Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario early this week as the NASCAR Pinty's Series heads to Ontario for the 10th event of the season.
Tuesday night will be the Pinty's 100, a 100-lap event that will be segmented into three parts; the first two of 25 laps, and the final part will include 50 laps.
"This will be my first time competing on a dirt track," said Lacroix. Indeed, Ohsweken Speedway, a ⅜ mile track, is not asphalt but rather dirt. The advantage is that most drivers will be on equal footing as they have never driven on this track.
Once again, Kevin Lacroix will drive the #74 Lacroix Tuning | NAPA Auto Parts | Valvoline machine during the two-day event. The series will allow drivers to practice during two sessions on Monday night. To make things more interesting, NASCAR Pinty's will give a purse to the 5 fastest drivers in the second session.
"I went to try the car on the dirt track at Autodrome Granby. It was really different than on asphalt, but I enjoyed it! I can't wait to see how we will behave on the track during the race because the driving technique and all the car adjustments must change. So we will have to adapt quickly to the new conditions."
With the Trois-Rivières Grand Prix retirement, Lacroix is now in third place in the championship, 16 points behind leader D.J. Kennington.
The qualifying session on Tuesday, August 16, will be at 7:30 pm in a ten-lap heat race format. The green flag will be given at 9:38 pm. The race can be streamed on the TSN app or on FloRacing.
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Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car is looking forward with great anticipation to a new experience as he and the team head to Ohsweken Speedway today. The Dumoulin Competition team will discover a new oval track there, one that is added on the Pinty's Series schedule this year.
The Ohsweken Speedway is surfaced with dirt rather than the more usual asphalt! “I'm really looking forward to driving on the dirt, even though I don't have much experience on that surface,” said Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.
“I did a learning race at Autodrome Granby in a Sportsman Modified car a few weeks ago. The race was run as part of their season championship, and my goal was to gain experience rather than fight and have an impact on a regular competitor's results,” said Dumoulin.
The Ohsweken Oval is located 100 kilometres south-west of Toronto, near Hamilton. The 3/8-mile track provides action-packed entertainment for 25 years now. The prime location on the Six Nations Reserve allows over 8,000 spectators to come out and cheer on their favourite drivers on summer nights.
“We will put on a good show, even if it will not be easy for us drivers,” adds Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. “Dumoulin Competition has worked very hard to set-up the car for racing on the loose surface, a very different one from what we are used to.”
Indeed, because of the differences, the drivers will take part in two scheduled practice sessions on Monday night, the first at 6:30 PM and the second at 9:30 PM. The second session will feature the 'Qwick Wick Hot Lap' Challenge where the five fastest times will be rewarded.
The format of the Pinty's 100 race on Tuesday evening will also be new for Louis-Philippe Dumoulin. The race will be divided into three stages of 25 laps, 25 laps and a final stage of 50 laps. “It's going to be a big learning curve in a short period of time, but we're ready to take on the challenge, I find the format very interesting,” said the driver of the #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car.
The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières was an intense event, to say the least, with action at all levels. Louis-Philippe Dumoulin could not achieve his goal at the end of that race. He is now looking forward to this event to rectify the situation, and it certainly look positive to him.
“Some drivers have considerable experience on this type of track; we are ready, and we will do well!” The #47 WeatherTech Canada | Groupe Bellemare car is currently fourth in the NASCAR Pinty's driver standings. Everything is still possible, which is why the Dumoulin Competition team must run to perfection all day, as well as for the rest of the season.