BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — After completing a highly competitive racing season last year with multiple winners in each division and two new track champions, Grandview Speedway is ready to get back to racing with an action-packed schedule.
The upcoming racing season will be the 62nd consecutive year of professional stock car racing at Grandview and once again will be under the direction of the founding Rogers Family.
On-track action for the new season will begin on March 23 with the first of nine scheduled Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage Car doubleheaders.
The following week, March 30, will be the annual free-to-the-public open practice session, open to all divisions.
The official 62nd season opener will follow on April 6 with the seventh annual Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker 50 for Big Block/Small Block Modifieds. The race carries a rain date of April 13 and the Sportsman will also join the program.
Traditional fan favorite events are once again a big part of the schedule with the 54th annual running of the following races:
• Firecracker 40 (sportsman) on July 13
• Forrest Rogers Memorial (modified) on August 10
• Freedom 76 modified championship on Sept. 21
The weekly Saturday night racing programs will once again feature the 358 modifieds and new for this year is the 602 Crate Sportsman running in two-division programs.
T.P. Trailers and T. P Truck Equipment will once again be sponsoring both divisions and provide bonus money (modified $300, 602 Sportsman $200) to both winners every Saturday night throughout the season.
For the upcoming year, the wingless USAC East Coast Sprints will make their annual visit, joining the modifieds and 602 Sportsman on May 11.
On selected Saturdays the Outlaw Racing Series Vintage Cars will be joining the show on May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 17 and Sept. 7.
In the past, different traveling divisions have been added to the schedule as a third class on selected Saturday nights.
The 35th season of the Rogers Family/Bob Miller promoted Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns with three events, including two returning favorites in the Jesse Hockett Classic Eastern Storm featuring the USAC National Sprint Tour non-wing sprints and the always popular Hodnett Cup Pennsylvania 410 Sprint car SpeedWeek series race that pays $10,000 to win. Both programs will see the 358 modifieds join the show.
A new race event on the Thunder on the Hill schedule last season was the High Limit Racing series. The series is organized and promoted by 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson and five-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet.
This 410 sprint-only event will return to Grandview once again on May 28 and see the drivers racing for a huge $20,000-to-win prize.
Remaining dates for the Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage drivers are April 14, May 10, June 7, July 12, Aug. 2 and 30, Sept. 28 and Oct. 19.