HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
MODS AT THE MADHOUSE TO SHOWCASE $5,000 TO WIN 21ST ANNUAL TRAFFIC JAM PLUS SPORTSMAN AND SPRINTS
Story By: Bob Miller/TOTH
Photos By: George Steigerwalt/RacersGuide.com
BECHTELSVILLE, PA (August 29, 2018) . . . . Two traditions come together at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 13 to close out the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series for 2018.
The popular fun for all House of Thunder Halloween Party will treat the fans with the 21st running of the 40 lap Traffic Jam for Big Block Modifieds & 358 Modifieds. Also on the program will be the Sportsman and MASS Sprints. Pit gates will open at 2:30 PM, the front gate will open at 4 PM and race time is set for 6 PM.
Advance tickets may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one half hour prior to general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.
This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM which is rich in history that started in 1998 when Brett Hearn took the initial win. In the twenty year history of the Traffic Jam, Hearn is a four time winner. Tim McCreadie, Billy Decker and Matt Sheppard are two time winners of this event. Drivers who have one Traffic Jam victory include Jimmy Horton, Frank Cozze, Tim Fuller, Alan Johnson, Danny Johnson, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard and Rick Laubach. The defending Traffic Jam winner is Brett Kressely, making it his first Traffic Jam victory and first Thunder on the Hill win.
$5,000 will go to the winner of the 40 lap Traffic Jam with a hefty $1,000 for tenth and $500 just to start the main event. A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules and details is posted on the website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.
There is no entry fee but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.
The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ A loosened tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.
The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents Mods at the Madhouse 40 Lap Traffic Jam – the conclusion of the 29th season of Thunder action – featuring the popular Halloween Party, is a full-show with three divisions of racing action including a Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified challenge Traffic Jam, the Sportsman division, and the MASS Sprint Cars.
Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be the popular attire of the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.
‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.
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.