$500 TO TAKE THE GREEN FOR BIG BLOCK/358 MODIFIEDS IN THUNDER ON THE HILL SEASON OPENER SUNDAY, MAY 28
Story By: BOB MILLER / TOTH SERIES MEDIA
Photos By: GEORGE STEIGERWALT / RACERSGUIDE.COM
BECHTELSVILLE, PA – May 15, 2017 – There’s no better way to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend then to be at the Grandview Speedway on Sunday night, May 28 for the Pioneer Pole Buildings Triple Thunder Thriller racing program. The Big Block vs. Small Block Modifieds highlight an exciting night of racing for area race fans as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series kicks off their 28th season. Grandview will be racing Saturday night so plan to camp on the HILL.
With a 7:30 PM start time, the Triple Thunder Thriller includes three exciting stock car racing divisions competing on the Berks County dirt track with a $5,000-to-win (for pre-entered competitors), 40-lap main event featuring the Big Block vs. Small Block Dirt Modifieds.
A lucrative payday for pre-entered drivers — $1,000 for 10th, and $500 to start — has enticed competitors from all over the east coast including Pennsylvania drivers Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard and the New Jersey’s father-son duo of Billy Pauch Sr. and Billy Pauch Jr. joined by New York’s Lebanon Valley Speedway regular Keith Flach. Frank Cozze, Mike Gular, Kyle Weiss, Danny Erb, Brett Kressley, Jared Umbenhauer, Kevin Hirthler, Danny Bouc and Craig Whitmoyer just to name a few.
Teams are encouraged to pre-enter by calling 443-513-4456 or by visiting thunderonthehillracingseries.com. There is NO ENTRY FEE for this special event.
Included on this holiday spectacular are the Sportsman division competing in a 25-lap event with $1,200 going to the victor and the first appearance of the newly formed MASS Sprint Car Series in a 20-lap event.
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, take a ride in the Eli’s Auto World Pace Truck, see Joe ‘The Pizza Dude’ offering up free pizzas to the rowdiest fans, give-a-ways, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill, Lauren Fischer.
Helping to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend will be a special fireworks display on the parade lap to start the $5,000 to win modified feature event.
Spectator gates will open at 5 PM, with racing action set for 7:30 PM. Adult General Admission is $25, Children 6-11 are $10, and Children 5 and Under are Free of Charge. Pit Area pricing is $35 and a license is not required. Don’t forget, Grandview Speedway will be in action on Saturday night, May 27 so bring the camper and overnight for free on the most “popular hill” in Bechtelsville, PA
NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Eli’s Auto World Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.
2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:
Memorial Day Triple Thunder Thriller –Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM – Grandview Speedway — Big Block/358 Modifieds* 40 laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprint
11th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic – Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM — USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm and 358 Modifieds*
Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek – Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*
3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions – Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM – 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman*
Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party – Saturday, October 14 6 PM – Big-Block/358 Modifieds 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints
*NASCAR Points event
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
Series Website: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 28 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 124 events over $4.2 million dollars has been divvied up among the area’s fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.
About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 55th Anniversary season in 2017. 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.