Grandview presents Sportsman Firecracker 40 this Saturday, Kressley and Hoch continue as points leaders


Grandview Speedway is gearing up to host another NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series schedule this Saturday night, all part of the 60the racing competition anniversary season

Following a weather postponement last Saturday, July 2, this Saturday, July 9, will see the same schedule that was scheduled for last weekend, as the TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman will compete in the 52North Dakota Firecracker 40 Annual Championship Race starting at 7:30 pm The schedule will also include TP Trailer NASCAR Modifieds plus qualifying events leading up to the TP Truck Equipment Sportsman 40-Lap Payout $2,000 to Win Championship and the TP Trailer Modified 30-Lap Feature.

Pit doors will open at 4 pm. with the grandstand doors opening at 5:30 pm. and warm-ups starting at 6:30 pm. Admission to the grandstand for adults is $22, while children ages 6-11 are $10, with children 5 and under free.


The weekend of racing action will kick off on Friday, July 8, as Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage competitors put on a two-headed show starting at 7 p.m. Grandstand entry for this event is $10.

TP Truck Equipment Sportsman competitors will race in the 52North Dakota The annual Firecracker 40, however, was run for the Late Model division from the start of the race in 1971 until the Late Model class was discontinued after the 2018 season.

For the past three seasons the race has been held for the TP Truck Equipment Sportsman division, with the winning drivers being Brad Brightbill in 2019, Brad Arnold in 2020 and Brian Hirthler taking the win last year in 2021.

Points leader Dylan Hoch will be one of the main contenders for a victory in the championship event on Saturday, as he is one of eight different feature winners so far this season. Other drivers who have made it to victory lane have included Jordan Henn, Parker Guldin, Lex Shive, Cody Manmiller, Kenny Bock, Decker Swinehart and the only two-time winner Brian HIrthler.

The TP Truck Equipment Sportsman top ten point ranking is 1. Dylan Hoch -1729, 2. Brian Hirthler – 1691, 3. Kyle Smith – 1668, 4. Jimmy Leiby – 1478, 5. Cole Stangle – 1157, 6. Dakota Kohler – 1063, 7. Mike Schneck Jr. – 1033, 8. Parker Guldin – 1003, 9. Decker Swinehart – 891, 10. Cody Manmiller – 881.

In TP Trailer Modifieds, Brett Kressley earned his third standout win of the season in the final Saturday night event held and followed that win with a Tuesday night win on Thunder on the Hill along with the PA 410 Sprint Speedweek program. . Kressley will continue as the TP Trailer Modified point leader entering this Saturday’s show.

The other winners this season have been Craig Von Dohren, who has four Saturday night points race wins, two wins at Thunder on the Hill, plus a win at the VP Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial season-opening event. Big Block/Small Block Modified, and Doug Manmiller, who so far has been the only driver to break the Von Dohren/Kressley dominance at Victory Lane.

The current TP Trailer Modified top ten ranking is 1. Brett Kressley – 2319, 2. Craig Von Dohren – 2270, 3. Doug Manmiller – 2227, 4. Tim Buckwalter – 2099, 5. Duane Hioward – 2028, 6 Jeff Strunk – 1877, 7. Mike Lisowski – 1304, 8. Cory Merkel – 1291, 9. Jared Umbenhauer – 1261, 10. Craig Whitmoyer – 1154.

On Saturday, the Low Down and Dirty meet and greet will feature Modified drivers Bobby Gunther-Walsh and Dan Waisempacher along with Sportsman drivers Kenny Bock and Mike Schneck Jr. beginning at 5 p.m.

The following Saturday, July 16, there will be a three division show featuring TP Trailer Modifieds, TP Truck Equipment Sportsman, plus the only appearance of United Racing Club 360 Sprint Cars starting at 7:30 p.m.

The night of racing will be known as Do It in the Dirt Night with Bob Hilbert Sportswear serving as sponsor for the night of racing.

It all started with a single color t-shirt called “Do It in the Dirt” at Grandview Speedway 50 years ago. That was the beginning of what we now know as Bob Hilbert Sportswear.

Come out and celebrate with Bob and Anne and the Bob Hilbert sportswear team, they’d love to see you all wear your oldest or favorite Bob Hilbert t-shirt!

There will be giveaways for fans that night along with 50the anniversary edition of the Do It in the Dirt t-shirt that will be on sale that night.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear has products available for the racing and performance industry along with apparel for schools, fundraisers, commercials and corporations.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear can be found on the web at or you can shop the online store at for the latest products they have in stock.

Since the 1960s, Grandview Speedway has featured exciting wheel-to-wheel NASCAR stock car racing every Saturday night from April through September, in addition to special events. Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, Pa. 19505, just off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown, Pa.

Information is always available at or on Facebook, or by phone at 610.754.7688.


Friday, July 8 – Outlaw Racing Series Enduro and Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7 pm

Saturday, July 9 – Modified NASCAR TP Trailer, 52North Dakota FIRECRACKER 40th Annual for TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman $2000 to Win – 7:30 pm.

Saturday July 16 – TP Trailer NASCAR Modified, TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman plus URC 360 Sprint Cars – 7:30 pm.

Saturday, July 23 – TP Trailer NASCAR Modified, TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman plus Outlaw Racing Series Vintage – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday July 30 – TP Trailer NASCAR Modified, TP Truck Equipment NASCAR Sportsman – 7:30 pm.

Grandview Speedway PR