MANY TOP NAMES IN THE SPORT HAVE WON THE FREEDOM 76 AND MANY HAVE NOT; MANY WILL BE TRYING FOR THE $25,000 VICTORY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SEPTEMBER 10
BECHTELSVILLE, PA August 26, 2016 . . . Many of the top names in dirt track Modified stock car racing have won the Freedom 76 Classic at Grandview Speedway. And there are many top names in the sport that are still without a win in the prestigious race. Many past winners and non-winners will be entered in the September 10th Freedom 76, the richest event of its type in the area, looking to grab the $25,000 first place money and the prestige that goes with the victory.
Some of the past winners of the Freedom 76, this will be the 46th annual, include Fred Rahmer, Doug Hoffman, Billy Pauch (six times a winner), Ray Swinehart, Kenny Brightbill, Meme DeSantis, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard and the list goes on. Some of them will be back trying to add to their impressive resumes.
And there will be many top names looking to gain that first win. Already entered are Billy Pauch Jr. and Ryan Godown with many more to come.
The Saturday, September 10th event will include a full schedule of qualifying events, a $1,000 to win Cash Dash, the Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20 and the 76-lap Freedom 76.
Ticket windows open at 3:30 p.m. while advance ticketholders will be admitted at 3 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale for $35 at the track or by mail. For those ordering by mail send your check payable to Grandview Speedway to 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505 and include a self-addressed stamped envelope. Orders must be received by September 2nd.
Youngsters, 6 thru 11, pay $10 while kids under 6 are admitted free.
Race teams planning to take part in the Freedom 76 are reminded that entry blanks are available at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Advance entry is $90 while race day entry is $115. One pit pass is included.
Bobby Gunther Walsh and his race team sponsors including Square One Markets has posted $500 for the Hard Charger Award while Len Sammons and his Area Auto Racing News, Motorsports 2017 show and his Allentown indoor racing events have posted $100 for the leader at the halfway mark.
Lap sponsorships priced at $20 per lap are available and will include a listing in the special edition track magazine and on the track website plus mentions on the public address system. Contact Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or see Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track.
The night before the Freedom 76 there will be a doubleheader show featuring the Sportsman stock cars and TSRS 305 Sprints. Sportsman will top their night with a 38-lap feature. Modifieds entered in the Freedom 76 will be allowed practice time. Adult admission is $12 while youngsters, 6 thru 11, pay $5 and kids under 6 enter free.
Racing both nights starts at 7 p.m.
Rain date for the Freedom 76 is Saturday, September 17th while the night before events will not be rescheduled should there be a rainout.
Camping on the speedway grounds is permitted in the 4th turn area of the parking lot. There are no hookups available. No open fires are permitted. No saving of spaces allowed.
The 46th annual Freedom 76 will close out the regular Saturday night schedule of racing events except for the October 15th Thunder on the Hill Halloween Party that will feature the Modifieds, Sportsman and TSRS Sprints.
GROFF GIVES BOOST TO MODS AT NATIONALS
Rules Are Set For Participating Small Block Modified Teams
August 26, 2016 (Malta, NY) – When news broke of Small Block Modifieds joining the Northeast Crate Nationals program on September 9th in Malta, NY many teams started inquiring about rules. That answer was on the way, but what they didn't expect was the Clothier Trucking 40-Lap Suicide Prevention and Stop Bullying event would get a boost from long time Modified supporter Kevin Groff of Groff's Plumbing, Heating, and Remodeling.
On September 9th there will be Small Block Modifieds joining the Northeast Crate Nationals, CRSA 305 Sprints, and Meltz Lumber Street Stock Nationals. Clothier Trucking is presenting the $2,400 to win season ending special, however thanks to Kevin Groff and track promoter Lyle DeVore the 'Small Block Nationals' will now be paying $3,000 to win.
Groff's Plumbing, Heating, and Remodeling put an extra $500 on top of the $2,400 from Clothier trucking to boost it to $2,900, but Albany-Saratoga promoter Lyle DeVore topped it off to make the winner's share of the 40-Lap event a cool $3,000.
Kevin Groff is no stranger to dirt track racing, as he's an avid supporter of Marc Johnson's 3J each week and helps maintain the Troyer Race Cars. His Wynantskill, NY located business has been servicing Rensselaer county residents for over 26 years.
Groff has also seen action behind the wheel in years past, including teaming up with Billy Decker and Brett Hearn. He's owned race-cars for drivers that include Don Ackner, KC Goewey, and Jeff Trombley. Groff also spent four years teaching his son Kale the ins and outs of dirt track racing. Perhaps his most heart-warming decision was made after a conversation with the 'white knight' himself, Marc Johnson.
"Marc and I talked about it and if he wins we will take the $500 we gave to the event and give it back to the Suicide prevention and Stop Bullying organization (American Foundation For Suicide Prevention – Capital Region division)," said Kevin Groff, owner of Groff's Heating, Plumbing, and Remodeling.
Rules have been a popular request from drivers intending on making the trip to Albany-Saratoga for the 40-Lap Clothier Trucking 'Small Block Nationals' presented by Groff's Heating, Plumbing, & Remodeling, and Dean's Electrical Services to raise awareness for Suicide Prevention and to Stop Bullying. Those rules are now available and listed below:
SMALL BLOCK MODIFIED RULES FOR SEPTEMBER 9th
1) Spec everything/Schoenfeld headers – 2350 lbs.
2) Spec head/ported intake/Try-Y exhaust – 2400 lbs.
3) Ported Steel or Spec Heads – 2450 lbs.
4) Hunts LS3 Small Block Engine – 2450 lbs.
5) Any carburetor goes.
6) DIRTcar legal Hoosier Racing Tires only.
7) Rev. boxes are not mandatory.
8) DIRTcar 2016 rules apply for everything else.
Mark down the date September 9th and visit Albany-Saratoga for an action packed racing card during the Nationals race program; 100-Lap King Of Dirt Northeast Crate Nationals, 40-Lap Suicide Awareness & Prevention Small Block Modifieds, 25-Lap CRSA Sprints, and 30-Lap Meltz Lumber Street Stock Nationals.
Prices are $14 general admission, kids 11 and under $2, $20 for the pits with a license, and $25 for the pits without a license. Gates open at 4 PM, warm ups 5:30 PM, Sportsman time trials 6:15 PM, racing at 7 PM.
For more information visit www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com or visit the great race place on Facebook.
Stephane Lafrance Disqualified Following Failed Post-Race Inspection at Brockville
CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 25, 2016 - The DIRTcar Racing Series has disqualified Stephane Lafrance following a failed post-race inspection at Brockville Speedway on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Tire samples were taken in a post race inspection in the 358 Modified division and sent to an independent laboratory for testing for chemically altering substances in the tires. The test showed that Stephane Lafrance's tire had been altered and did not conform to benchmarks provided by Hoosier Tire Company. The violation of rules 11.0 and 11.1 those rules are as follows:
A.) All fines may be collected from prize money on the day of the infraction. If the competitor has not won appropriate money, the fine must be paid in full before the car and/or driver participates in another DIRTcar sanctioned event.
O.) Any member that attempts and/or is found to be using tires that are found to be illegal in any manner will be suspect to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or loss of points and/or any other action deemed appropriate by Super DIRTcar Series and/or DIRTcar Officials and/or World Racing Group Supervisory Officials. The minimum penalty for any (chemically) altered tire will be as follows: disqualification from the event, and/or a fine up to 1,000 championship or track points, loss of all earned purse and/or reward money from the event, a fine equal to and/or more than the purse money rewarded for the event and/or a minimum suspension of 1 month (minimum or 4 races) up to six (6) months in duration.
Lafrance's disqualification from the event includes a loss of all purse money, championship points and a fine for a total of $2,000 plus $700 (purse) plus $150 (lab fees) totaling $2,850. In addition to monetary fines and penalties, Lafrance is suspended from all DIRTcar sanctioned events until September 23 and placed on probation until the end of the 2016 season.