BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — Racing will be back at Grandview Speedway in 2023.
In August, track owner Theresa Rogers issued a public statement regarding the future of the track, after the Copart company submitted a proposal to purchase the speedway and its land.
The Copart company, who had entered into an agreement with Rogers to purchase the Speedway pending approval from Washington Township officials where the track is located, has terminated the deal.
The track put out a press release following the news, to clear the air.
The racetrack was never listed for sale, with the sale starting when Copart sent an email to the speedway looking for property. Discussions went back and forth from that time, with Rogers eventually accepting their offer to sell the property in late summer.
The Copart company then submitted their proposal to Washington Township officials for what they had intended to use the property for and began working through the process of gaining the necessary approvals, which was a requirement in the contract between Copart and Rogers.
Copart then had their first and second applications denied by Washington Township officials, with the third time being accepted.
On September 29, Copart reached out to Rogers, stating that Washington Township had requested they apply for a special exception permit. That permit would require a public hearing that likely could not be set anytime sooner than 60 days from the time of application.
In order for this to happen, a signed agreement from Rogers for an extension past the due diligence date of November 10 would be needed.
Rogers then denied the request to Copart for the extension, stating that she would keep her word and would not interfere with the upcoming race season if there were no sale between the two parties.
On October 26, Rogers received an email from Copart with a notice of the termination of the contract for the sale.
The reason for such a strict deadline was to allow for the planning of a new race season if a potential deal would have been blocked by the township.
There were no other offers made to the Rogers family prior to Copart, to purchase Grandview Speedway.
Now, the Rogers family will focus on preparing for the 2023 racing season and schedule, which will once again include the 358 Modifieds and Sportsman as the two mainstay divisions every Saturday night.
Bob Miller, co-promoter of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, has confirmed the June 27 date for the always popular PA 410 Sprint Speedweek race.
The Saturday night racing schedule will look similar to past years with the two division Modified-Sportsman shows with an occasional third division added to the schedule.