USAC EASTERN STORM TO KICKOFF AT GRANDVIEW THURSDAY NIGHT, JUNE 14, NON-WING SPRINTS AND 358 MODIFIEDS HEADLINE RACE CARD
Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH
Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com
BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 4, 2018) – Take the top open-wheel drivers in the country and the unpredictability of Grandview Speedway and you have a combination that will create action that is nothing short of spectacular.
On Thursday, June 14 the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series invades the Bechtelsville, Pa high-banks for the ‘12th Annual Eastern Storm’. Dubbed the Jesse Hockett Classic, the event is headlined by the USAC AMSOIL National Non-Wing Sprint Car Series along with the exciting NASCAR 358 Modifieds – Grandview’s premiere weekly division. Gates open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM.
Grandview Speedway has been a cornerstone of the USAC Eastern Storm since its inception and is a ‘must-see’ event of any race fan’s calendar.
The ultra-exciting USAC non-wing Sprint Cars will compete in a 40-lap main event with a $6,000 top prize, competing in time trials, and qualifying events leading into the A-Main.
Kevin Thomas, Jr. out of Cullman, Alabama currently leads the USAC National Series championship standings aboard the Mean Green No. 69 machine with a 31-point advantage over Chris Windom.
The 358 Modifieds compete in a 30-lap event with a $3,000 top prize. The event is open to all 358 Modified competitors that meet Grandview rule specifications. Competitors will draw for heat starting positions, where the top-12 qualified cars will re-draw for feature starting positions. The 30-lap event pays $1,000 for a fifth-place finish and $300 to start. This event will be a NASCAR point race for the modifieds.
Grandview Speedway kicked off the initial Eastern Storm swing of USAC National Sprint Car Series events in June of 2007, at its inception and has remained one of the most popular events of the week. Past winners of the USAC event at Grandview Speedway include: Levi Jones (2007, 2010), Jesse Hockett (2009), Bobby East (2011), Bryan Clauson (2012, 2016), Daron Clayton (2013), Chase Stockon (2014) and Brady Bacon (2017)
General Admission ticket pricing for Thursday, June 14 is $30 for Adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & under are FREE! Pit Admission pricing is $35.
Advance tickets are on sale now 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 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one half hour prior to the sale of General Admission tickets.
The Pioneer Pole Buildings Mobile Sales Unit will be on display in the mid-way along with all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series mainstay promotions including the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet and Greet, pit area tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can watch hot laps from the infield, Joe ‘The Pizza Dude’ offering up free pizzas to the rowdiest fans, give-a-ways, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill.
Grandstand Gates open at 5:00 PM and Racing starts at 7:30 PM
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.
2018 Race Dates
Thursday, June 14 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM
12th Annual USAC Non-Wing Sprints Jesse Hockett Classic Plus 358 Modifieds*
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
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
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 race wear 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