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Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH

Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 1, 2018) – Good friend to Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill, Ben Moyer will be remember in a very special way on Tuesday night, July 3rd when the 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and the 358 Modifieds take center stage at the Grandview Speedway.

In the 35 lap 410 sprint feature, the Hard Charger Award will be presented in the memory of Ben Moyer. The award will be 100% funded by race fan donations. Ben lost his heroic battle with cancer on June 5. Ben was a huge supporter of racing in our region as a fan, race team member and pace car driver for the Thunder on the Hill events. Ben worked behind the scenes in many positive ways to enhance the Thunder Series events. Ben was a hard charger in life, so this is a fitting way to remember our good friend.

All funds collected will be awarded to the driver who advances the most positions in the 35 lap sprint feature event. If you would like to make a contribution to the Ben Moyer Hard Charger Award, please contact the Low, Down and Dirty gang at the pre-race Meet & Greet at the front gate of the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 3. Others collecting donations include The Beer Hill Gang, Matthew Miller, Scott Diehl, Brian Whippy Whitman, Eric Whitby, Todd Tenetylo and Tim Rutherford. Currently, over $400 has been collected for the Ben Moyer Hard Charger Award and the payoff is expected to go much higher with additional donations to be collected on Tuesday night.

Advance tickets are on sale for this event and may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please provide your name and the number of tickets requested. Tickets may be picked up and paid for on race night after 4:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one-half hour before the sale of General Admission tickets. Advance tickets will be available until 9 AM on race day. General Admission tickets go on sale at 5 PM. This event is presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings and is the second race of the season for the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

The 410 sprints will open the show at 7:30 PM with time trials followed by heat race qualifying for the 410 sprints and 358 modifieds. The event night cap will be a 35 lap 410 sprint feature paying $7,000 to win as the 358 modifieds will battle for 30 laps in chase of a $3,000 first place prize.

For the sprint cars, top regional drivers are expected as well as some surprise entries from the national racing scene. The modifieds will have a strong roster, highlighted by Craig VonDohren, Brett Kressley, Ryan Watt, Jeff Strunk and Billy Pauch Jr just to name a few.

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was the winner of this event in 2017, his only victory at a Thunder on the Hill event at Grandview. Ryan Smith, the “Kunkletown Kid” has quickly become a favorite 410 driver for the Grandview crowd. Smith has come so close to scoring that first Thunder win on numerous occasions and he’ll be cheered on by many to lock down that first coveted Thunder on the Hill victory on Tuesday night.

For July 3, Ryan Smith will have his hands full with challenges from Freddie Rahmer Jr., Greg Hodnett, Danny “Double D” Dietrich, Alan Krimes, Brandon Rahmer, JJ Grasso, Lucas Wolfe, Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Moody and Ryan Taylor to name a few.

General Admission Adult tickets are $28, Children ages 6-11 are $10, and Under 6 is Free of charge! Pit admission is $35, and no license is required.

Fans may camp out at the Speedway for the ultimate Speed Week experience. Campers are asked to park in the turn 4 parking area, there are no hook-ups available, and no box camping allowed. Track officials ask that all fires be contained. There is no fee for camping.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

For more information on Grandview Speedway visit www.GrandviewSpeedway.com and for more information on NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

2018 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Tuesday, July 3 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM

24th Annual 410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series Plus 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 23 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM

All Star 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* Saturday, October 13 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 6 PM

Mods at the MADHOUSE Halloween Party: Big Block/358 Modifieds, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

Grandview Speedway

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

Thunder Series Website: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 56th Anniversary season in 2018. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill racewear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap. For more information visit: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com