With just three weeks to go before the 49th Annual Freedom 76 race teams are reminded to get their entries in and fans are reminded to take advantage of the discount ticket opportunity offered for the biggest event of the season at Grandview Speedway.
The richest 358 Modified race in the area, paying $25,000 to win, draws a large field of entries and a huge number of spectators.
Saturday, September 21st is the date for the rich event which will carry a September 28th rain date.
The race attracts a stellar field of competition with racers from as far away as Canada traveling to Bechtelsville to participate.
Fans can take advantage of a discount on admission prices with tickets purchased in advance of race day priced at $35 while on race day the price will be $40. Youngsters 6-11 will pay $10 and under 6 are admitted FREE.
Advance tickets can be picked up at the track or by mail to Grandview Speedway with a self-addressed stamped envelope to 87 Wilt Rd. Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505 Attn: Freedom 76. No tickets will be mailed after Sept, 7th to allow enough delivery time.
Advanced entry is $100 while waiting until race day will cost $115. Each paid entry includes one pit pass. Pit admission is $45 and no NASCAR license is required. For rule information racers can telephone Ed Scott at 484-239-7583.
And the night before adults will be admitted for $12, youngsters (6-11) pay $5 and under 6 are admitted free.
There is free parking available on the speedway grounds and there will be areas that have a fee for parking.
Racers getting their entries in early for the big race will benefit from possible publicity opportunities and gain exposure for their sponsors.
All fan and racer information can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com and link on Freedom 76. Information available includes camping and parking rules.
Campers should be aware of a new rule that will require campers be removed from the speedway grounds no later than the day following the race. If not removed the owners will be responsible for the cost involved in removing their camper.
Lap sponsorships, priced at $20 per lap, are available. Check in with Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track or send your check, covering laps being sponsored, to Ernie Saxton, 1448 Hollywood Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047. Please make check payable to Grandview Speedway. For info on qualifying event sponsorships, just $200, telephone Saxton at 267.934.7286 or email Esaxton144@aol.com.
Stoudt Auto Sales is sponsoring the first heat, Manmiller Electric has signed on sponsor a heat.
Grandview Speedway, now in its 57th consecutive season of operation, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.
The annual NASCAR Hauler Parade, presented by Delaware’s Quaint Villages, will be held through the City of Dover on Thursday, Oct. 3 as part of the festivities surrounding the Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend and Dover International Speedway’s 50th Anniversary celebration, track officials announced today.
A line of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series haulers will travel on some of the city’s most prominent streets and near some of Kent County’s famous landmarks, including Legislative Hall, Loockerman Street, and State Street on the way toward the Speedway. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The hauler parade will roll through Legislative Mall in Downtown Dover and proceed on Legislative Avenue before turning left onto Loockerman Street, then right on South State Street. From there, the haulers will proceed to the track via Leipsic Road and arrive at approximately 5:45 p.m.
During the parade, guests can stop by an information booth in front Dover City Hall (15 Loockerman Plaza) between 4-6 p.m. for visitor resources and Delaware’s Quaint Villages giveaways. Delaware’s Quaint Villages Certified Tourism Ambassadors will be on-hand to answer questions and provide suggestions of places to eat and visit during the Monster Mile’s NASCAR tripleheader weekend.
The first NASCAR Hauler Parade in Dover was held in 2013, which attracted approximately 10,000 people along the route and featured dozens of 80-foot tractor trailers traveling through the city. Parades were also scheduled in 2014, 2015 and 2016 but were canceled due to inclement weather, before returning in 2017 and 2018.
“Colorful haulers have been a symbol of NASCAR for decades, and we’re pleased to be able to share that tradition with the Dover community,” said Mike Tatoian, president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “It’s always great to see so many fans and families along the parade route cheering as the haulers roll past.”
“We are very excited to be a part of the annual NASCAR Hauler Parade,” said Pete Bradley, president of Kent County Tourism Corporation. “It’s fantastic to see fans and visitors line the streets of historic Dover to experience this exciting parade. We look forward to welcoming all visitors and fans and we are very appreciative of the economic impact these fans bring to our area twice a year.”
The Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway includes the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, Oct. 6, the 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in the Monster Mile’s history. Dover will be the 10th track in the nation to host 100 or more NASCAR Cup Series events. Also scheduled is the “Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200” NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race on Saturday, Oct. 5 and the “General Tire 125” K&N Pro Series East season finale on Friday, Oct. 4.
The free hauler parade is part of Dover’s planned events and celebrations during the Oct. 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend. In addition to the special gold Monster trophies given to the race winners, fans can also enjoy free Harlem Globetrotters performances (Sunday), a free Grand Funk Railroad concert at the Xfinity Stage in Victory Plaza (Sunday), Micro Wrestling Federation matches (Saturday and Sunday), a Winston Cup Mobile Museum display (all weekend) and much more in our FanZone. Additional events will be announced as race weekend approaches.
Following the thorough evaluation of athletes from universities across the country, NASCAR and Rev Racing have chosen seven participants to join the 2019-20 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program.
The former collegiate athletes were selected based on a fitness assessment held in May at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. The assessment tested their agility, strength and flexibility, followed by the participants learning the different crew member positions during a pit stop simulation.
Those selected will relocate to Charlotte, N.C. for a six-month pit crew training program led by Phil Horton, Rev Racing’s director of athletic performance. They will train to become tire changers, carriers and jackmen, with hopes of one day earning a spot on a national series race team.
NASCAR Drive for Diversity provides opportunities for women and minorities to pursue career opportunities in NASCAR on pit crews, in the driver’s seat through the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Development Program and off the track through the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program.
“We are inspired by the level of athletes we’re seeing enter the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program,” said Jusan Hamilton, Director, Racing Operations and Event Management, NASCAR. “With a wider range of colleges and universities partnering with NASCAR and Rev Racing on this program, the talent pool continues to expand and so does the pathway for each of the new members to achieve success with top race teams.”
Dalanda Ouendeno is among this year’s NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program participants. Ouendeno was a standout defender on the University of Miami women’s soccer team before trying out for a pit crew development role with Rev Racing.
Virginia natives Hadji Gaylord and Raynard Revels will also join the 2019-20 class after competing together as teammates on Norfolk State University’s football team.
“We look forward to welcoming this year’s class to NASCAR’s most comprehensive pit crew training and development program,” said Max Siegel, CEO of Rev Racing. “We couldn’t be prouder of the journey both our pit crew development program and graduates have taken from its inception. With the expansion of our recruiting efforts across the country, the talent level rises, and our program continues to evolve and create more opportunities for advancement at a higher level.”
In July 2019, NASCAR Drive for Diversity Pit Crew Development Program graduates Rojelio Ramirez, Omar Grimaldo and current program member Michael Hayden celebrated their first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win when driver Justin Haley took the checkered flag at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
A new sponsor for Daytona and a new sponsor for the sport. Real Time Pain Relief, makers of the popular rub-on pain relief lotion and products, today announced a multi-year sponsorship starting in 2019 with the DAYTONA 500® and the Daytona International Speedway® in Daytona Beach, FL. The DAYTONA 500 and the Daytona International Speedway logos will be featured on the front of their respective limited edition 4 oz bottles of Real Time Pain Relief’s MAXX Pain Relief Cream.
Real Time Pain Relief is a topical pain reliever that utilizes nature’s ingredients to provide Pain Relief You Can Trust®. Professional Bull Riders World Champion Mike Lee is among the brand’s individual athlete endorsers.
“Real Time Pain Relief’s products have been endorsed by some of the world’s top athletes for years and we’re thrilled to continue the momentum as we enter a partnership with a racing event of this magnitude,” said Meredith Wolfley, Director of Partnerships at Real Time Pain Relief. “The DAYTONA 500 and the Daytona International Speedway are the premier NASCAR race and track. It’s a great fit for RTPR, a family-owned and operated American company that has been providing the highest quality topical pain relief products, which are made in the USA, to individuals and families for more than two decades,” concluded Wolfley.
“We’re excited to kick off this new partnership with Real Time Pain Relief,” said Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile. “Brands such as Real Time Pain Relief see the value of connecting with race fans at both Daytona International Speedway and the DAYTONA 500 and we look forward to working them as they market their products.”
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The Inaugural Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week 2019, a four-day car extravaganza hosted by Newport, Rhode Island’s Audrain Automobile Museum is set to be the East Coast’s first true motor week. The event, set for October 3 -6, 2019, will be a celebration of all-things automotive, luxury, sport and history. The chairman of this year’s Audrain’s Newport Concours & Motor Week 2019 is entertainment super star and automotive enthusiast Jay Leno, while Concours d’Elegance Chairman for 2019 is one of the premier automotive experts in the world and TV personality, Donald Osborne.
Featuring a world-class collection of over a billion dollars-worth of vintage and modern cars, the event offers ticket holders unparalleled access to some of the rarest automobiles in existence, including 12 vehicles on loan from General Motors’ Heritage Division, from a ’38 Buick Y-Job to a ’54 Corsair Concept to a 2003 Cadillac Sixteen. VIP ticketholders will get a closer look at Koenigsegg’s newest hypercar, the Jesko, a Bugatti Chiron Sport Glass Roof and a Porsche 356 Outlaw, customized by Rod Emory of Emory Motorsports. On Sunday, the Concours d’Elegance on will also feature a first-ever 30 Under 30 category to give enthusiasts age 30 years and younger the opportunity to showcase cars that have been built with $30,000 or less. Jay Leno and other car experts will serve as the judges.
Event sponsors Aston Martin, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Richard Mille and Porsche, among others, will also be on site throughout the 4-day celebration.
Vehicles participating in the Oct. 6 Concours d’Elegance will also have the opportunity to participate in the Tour d’Elegance. The Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 will be an integral part of the celebration. The Tour will start on the west end of the Pell Bridge and feature a staged participant photo on the bridge with a vintage aircraft fly-over. The Tour d’Elegance will then make its way along the scenic and historic Ocean Drive, making a stop for coffee and photos at Ft. Adams and conclude with a display of the participating cars on Bellevue Avenue.
Fine automobiles may be the focus, but Audrain’s Newport Concours and Motor Week will have it all. From fine dining pop-ups and exhibitions to shopping, tennis, golf and sailing to exclusive parties hosted in the Gatsby-esque mansions that populate America’s original luxury capital. Audrain’s Newport Concours and Motor Week will be held October 3rd – 6th 2019 and tickets are on sale now HERE. For more information, check out the Audrain’s Newport Concours website.
One of the founders of the Eastern Motorsports Press Association in 1969 and the group’s president for nearly 40 years, Ernie Saxton was the driving force behind the EMPA for many years and along with his wife Marilyn. Saxton has also worked as an announcer at 174 tracks all across the country including Grandview until he retired from announcing after 45 years. Today Ernie lends his considerable experience in racing as a regular commentator for PennSports.LIVE.