Statement from Grandview Speedway Owner Theresa Rogers on Speedway’s Future
Like the 60e As the anniversary season of motor racing action heads into the home stretch at Grandview Speedway, track owner Theresa Rogers wants to make a public statement regarding recent information that has been made public regarding the Speedway’s future operations at a high incline of a third of a mile.
Over the past weekend, the news broke when the Copart company traveled to Washington Township, where Grandview Speedway is located, and submitted a proposal to township officials that will put them on the order of the township day for a future meeting. Nothing has been discussed with the municipal authorities so far.
The proposal Copart has submitted to the Township of Washington is the result of an offer they made to Grandview Speedway owner Theresa Rogers to buy the Speedway lands, an offer she accepted. them to sell the 60-year-old Speedway.
Ms. Rogers would like to inform all loyal fans and race teams at Grandview Speedway of some facts about the situation rather than hearing rumors on the streets or on social media.
“We have not yet released any information on the possible sale of the Speedway,” Ms. Rogers said. “We felt we owed it to our people first and foremost, an in-person meeting to let them know what was going on, and we did that last Saturday night before the race program.”
The racetrack was never put up for sale, and the whole possibility of a sale started when Copart emailed the Speedway looking for a property, and talks have been going back and forth ever since. then, with Mrs. Rogers finally accepting their offer to sell the property. That being said, as far as we know, this may take time and we may not have an answer until the end of the year, with Copart moving forward trying to materialize its plans and gaining approval township officials before everything will become official.
After initial contact, Ms. Rogers had many discussions with her family, many of whom are involved in the operation of the Speedway. They told her she had to do what was best for her and left the decision up to her. Now 80 years old, she must think about taking care of herself in her last years of life.
“I want everyone to know that this decision was solely and entirely mine,” Ms Rogers said. “My late husband Bruce and I had discussions before he passed about this situation, and I thought long and hard about what Bruce told me. He said you can do whatever you want after I’m gone, it just depends on you.
“At this time, we have no further information to our knowledge. When there is more information, we will issue another statement,” Ms. Rogers said. “As a family, we certainly appreciate everything. the love and passion everyone has shown since this news broke, and we hope everyone respects the decisions I have to make for myself and my family.”
The racing action will continue this weekend with two race nights scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights and will continue through the fall until the season schedule is complete.
This Saturday, September 3, will feature the TP Trailer NASCAR Modifieds and the TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman in another NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series program with the Wingless Super Sportsman joining the show for a three-division event starting at 7:30 a.m. pm. Pit doors will open at 4 p.m. with the grandstand doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Warm-ups will begin at 6:15 p.m. Adult grandstand admission is $20, while children 11 and under are admitted free.
Friday, Sept. 2 will feature round eight with Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series vintage cars in action starting at 7 p.m. Pit doors open at 2:00 p.m., grandstand doors open at 6:00 p.m. Grandstand admission will cost $10, with children 12 and under admitted free. Booth admission is $30 for the Friday event.
The big event of the season is the Freedom Race Weekend, with the 9e Annual Freedom 38 Sportsman Championship on Friday, September 16 and the 52n/a Annual Modified Freedom 76,358 Championship on Saturday, September 17.
Since the 1960s, Grandview Speedway has featured exciting wheel-to-wheel NASCAR stock car racing every Saturday night from April through September, as well as special events. Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania 19505, just off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
Information is always available at www.grandviewspeedway.com or on Facebook, or by phone at 610.754.7688.
EVENTS TO COME –
Friday, September 2 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 3 – TP Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman plus Wingless Super Sportsman – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 10 – CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT – TP Trailer NASCAR Modifieds, TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 16 – 9 Septembere Annual FREEDOM 38 CHAMPIONSHIP for TP Truck Equipment Sportsman $2,000 to be won, plus modified workout – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday September 17 – 52n/a Annual FREEDOM 76 CHAMPIONSHIP MODIFIED for TP Trailer Modified – 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 24 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7 p.m. (Rain date for Freedom 76)
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