GRANDVIEW CHAMPIONS WILL BE CROWNED TONIGHT, FREEDOM 76 TICKETS AVAILABLE
The final NASCAR point event of the season, WNPV Radio Champion’s Night, is set for tonight at 7:30 p.m. Included in the night of stock car racing excitement will be twin 30-lap features for the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds along with racing for the BRC Late Models and Sportsman. The tripleheader show will close out the Saturday night season of NASCAR racing. Championships will be decided in all three divisions.
Craig VonDohren sits on top of the NASCAR Modified standings with 3784 points while Jeff Strunk is second with 3551 counters. Both drivers have been titleholders at Grandview several times. Mike Gular is third with 3550 points and looking for his first championship. Duane Howard is fourth having earned 3506 points without benefit of a feature win while veteran Doug Manmiller has 3318 tallies putting him fifth in the standings. There has been 12 different feature winners during the season in the Modified division so far.
Brian Hirthler leads the Sportsman standings, as he has most of the season, with 2801 points with Craig Whitmoyer and Brad Grim closing in. Whitmoyer sits with 2665 points and Grim has a total of 2641.
And in the Late Models current point leader and defending champion Chuck Schutz has 3585 points, a 300 point edge over Bryon Sipe’s 3285. Steve Todorow is third with 3206.
The last Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will include Modified racers Jeff Strunk, Joe Fanelli and Mike Laise while Sportsman racer Joe Funk will also be part of the fun taking place in the main gate area at 5 p.m. Also part of the Meet & Greet will be the First Responders bringing awareness to safety and will have a rescue vehicle on display.
Adult admission is just $15 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free.
Advance tickets for the 47th Annual Freedom 76 Classic in honor of Bruce Rogers will be available on tonight. The advance tickets are priced at $35 each. On race day they will be priced at $40. The September 16th Classic will pay $30,000 to the winner and is expected to attract many of the top names in dirt track Modified stock car racing. Action will get underway at 7 p.m.
The night before the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be in action along with the Sportsman racing in the Freedom 38’er offering $1500 to the winner. Modifieds entered in the Freedom 76 will be allowed to participate in practice sessions. Adult admission is $12, youngsters 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and under 6 are admitted free.