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GREG HODNETT FIRST TO ENTER $7,000 TO WIN 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK SERIES AT GRANDVIEW, TUESDAY, JULY 3, 410 SPRINT & MODIFIED DOUBLEHEADER
Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH
Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com
BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 25, 2018) – The fastest cars on dirt, the 410 Sprint Cars will invade the “hill” for the 24th running of the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week Series at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 3 and Greg Hodnett is an early entry for this event.
Hodnett is a six-time Thunder on the Hill Series Champion and he owns nine Thunder Series feature wins. Hodnett is the only driver to win the Thunder Series Championship over four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015. Hodnett, from Memphis, TN and resides in Spring Grove, PA will again be wheeling the Mike Heffner #27 when he invades Grandview Speedway to chase the $7,000 payday in the 35 lap feature on Tuesday night, July 3.
This always crowd-pleasing doubleheader event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and is presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. Joining the 410 Sprints will be the popular NASCAR 358 Modifieds competing in qualifying events leading up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature that is a NASCAR point race.
In last year’s event, NASCAR driver Kyle Larson made a rare dirt track appearance, his first visit to Grandview Speedway and came home the winner. Expected entries to challenge Hodnett include Freddie Rahmer Jr., Ryan Smith, Danny Dietrich, Alan Krimes, Brandon Rahmer, JJ Grasso, Lucas Wolfe, Brock Zearfoss and Ryan Taylor to name a few.
The Grandview Speed Week event features a 35-lap Sprint Car A-Main — the fifth race of a ten-race stretch for the winged warriors. Drivers from across the region will compete for a $7,000 winner’s share. Tenth place will pay $1,050 with $400 to start the A-main. Non-qualified cars will be rewarded with $125.
Time Trials for the 410 Sprint Cars will open the show on Tuesday, July 3 at 7:30 PM. The pit gates will open at 2:30 PM and the Grandstands will open at 5:00 PM. Fans can up-close to the drivers and their mighty machines with the Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet kicking off at 5:00 PM.
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.
With no regular Sprint Car action, drivers from all of the central Pennsylvania hotbeds are anxious to get on the neutral ground that Grandview provides.
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 4:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one-half hour prior to 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.
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, and GALCO Business Communications.
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<http://www.grandviewspeedway.com/> and for more information on NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com<http://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
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<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 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<http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com/.