Last Visited - 2016
Track Distance - 1/3rd mile
Facilities - Limited
City/Town - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Website - grandviewspeedway.com
Location - The track is located almost exactly one hour to the North West of Philadelphia. Leave plenty of
time when departing Philadelphia as this city is world famous for traffic jams. It's a well-earned reputation.
Initially I-76 wil be your route of choide then either I-476 or US-422. It's pretty much 50/50 in terms of
time. The track itself is located a decent distance from main roads.
Parking - Is located behind the front straight stand. The car park is tiered as it's built on a
reasonably steep hill. It's a bit weird. Additional parking in surrounding fields or out on the road is
a little more conventional.
Premiere Meeting - The annual Freedom 76 Classic is a US Modified race that punctuates the Grandview
calendar. From memory there is some sort of NASCAR affiliation with this race.
Also worth attending - The thunder on the hill Sprintcar series brings winged 410 Sprintcar racing to
the area. When Percy visited the All-Star Sprintcar series popped in for a visit. However it was the first time
in 15 years so may not be a regular occurance.
Best spot to sit - There is plenty of seating through turns 3&4 and down the front straight. Dust was
a huge issue when Percy visited so the corner may not be the best spot unless you're the sort of person
who likes that.
Classes run - Late Models, US Modifides, Sportsman, 410 Sprintcars, Racesavers.
Uniqueness - This 1/3rd mile track consists of two long, flat straights with relatively high banked
corners at each end. The straights were comparatively narrow which meant drivers had to earn their passes as
the low line and the high line quickly converge coming out of a corner. Despite the track being worked twice
during the night dust was a big issue. The track surface seems to be quite a fine dirt which proved less than
optimal. A unique feature was an infield pond and water feature. The purpose
of these features is yet to be ascertained!