Buckwalter has been the winner of both twenty-five lap ARDC main events. During the June race, Buckwalter raced with Billy Pauch, Jr. and Tim Buckwalter before taking the win. In July action, it was current ARDC point leader, Steven Drevicki who held the race lead when Buckwalter challenged.
Can Steve Buckwalter Make it Three in a Row?
The Royersford Rocket, Steve Buckwalter has enjoyed the return of Sunday night open cockpit racing to the Grandview Speedway this season with the Open Wheel Spectaculars – a double header show featuring the wingless midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) and the winged sprint cars of the Tri-State Race Saver (TSRS) series.
During the last five ARDC events, it’s been Collegeville, PA driver, Alex Bright who has been on a hot streak. Bright has won four of the last five ARDC events – including back-to-back wins at the Williams Grove and Lincoln Speedways during ARDC’s 75th Anniversary Weekend. Bright leads all ARDC competitors with five wins and will be in the field on Sunday night.
Steve Buckwalter has captured three ARDC midget wins this season while racing his midget on a part time schedule. Buckwalter is a regular competitor in central PA 410 Sprint car competition.
Steven Drevicki remains the current ARDC point leader with an unprecedented record of top five finishes in addition to his two feature wins this season. Drevicki has had just one finish outside of the top five and has set the bar very high for the competition during the 2014 season.
PJ Gargiulo and Tim Buckwalter are the only other drivers to have reached Victory Lane in ARDC events this season so far.
With three Grandview events remaining on the 2014 ARDC schedule, the race is on for the Hilbert on the Hill competition as well. The Bob Hilbert Sportswear sponsored competition awards points to drivers for the events held at the Grandview Speedway this season. Drevicki took the lead in after the last Sunday night event in July. Steve Buckwalter is second followed by Brett Arndt, Tim Buckwalter and Brenden Bright. The winner will receive 100 white Express t-shirts printed with their design from Bob Hilbert Sportswear while the second through fifth place finishers will receive $100 gift certificates.
2013 ARDC Champion, Trevor Kobylarz and Danny Stratton will participate in the pre-race Meet & Greet held by the guys from the Low, Down & Dirty Internet Radio show. Kobylarz and Stratton will be on hand starting at 5pm outside the main grandstand entrance. The drivers will sign autographs, pose for pictures and answer questions until it is time for them to head back to the pits to prepare for the night’s racing action
This week’s Open Wheel Spectacular falls on the night before the Labor Day Holiday so it’s a great time to come out and enjoy a Sunday night open cockpit show on the high banks of the Grandview Speedway. Racing gets underway at 7:30.