Grandview Speedway







Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. 2019 marks their 57th consecutive season of stock car racing.

Track office: 610.754.7688 - Public relations and marketing: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: – Cell phone: 267.934.7286




BECHTELSVILLE, PA April 21, 2019 . . . Sprint cars will be in action for the first time this season when the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, featuring 305 Sprint racers, is part of a big tripleheader show of auto racing at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 27th, that will also include T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. Racing gets the green flag at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Expected to see action in the Sprint car action are such popular racers as recent feature winner Bryant Davis, Rick Stief, Tim Tanner, Tom Carberry, Jeff Geiges and a host of others.

Each division of racing will include a full series of qualifying events leading up to the feature races.

Adult admission is $18 while youngsters under the age of 12 are admitted free.

Fans arriving early will have the opportunity to see a number of race cars up close and talk with a few of the racing talents as part of Low Down And Dirty Meet & Greet near the main grandstand entrance starting at 4:30 p.m. This Saturday Richie Hitzler will represent the Modifieds and Kyle Smith will be there for the Sportsman. The MASS Sprints are also expected to be represented.

The Blast from the Past Vintage Racers return to Saturday night racing on May 4th as part of a tripleheader that will also feature the NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman stock cars. Starting time will move to 7:30 p.m.

NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway is a one-third-mile, banked clay track, located at 43 Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information check in at, Facebook or telephone the track office at 610.754.7688.

New Egypt Speedway





New Egypt Speedway

720 Route 539

New Egypt, NJ 08533

Track Phone: 609-758-1900




Contact: Mike Wisniewski – Wiz Motorsports Communications, 856-982-5137


Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Modified Twin 20’s presented by Premio Sausage - Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Hammer Sportsman, Street Stocks, Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman and Garden State Vintage Stock Car Club

3:00 p.m. – Pit gates open
4:00 p.m. – Grandstand gates open
5:00 p.m. – Hot laps start
6:00 p.m. – Racing starts

Sunday, April 28, 2019 – Central Jersey Motorcycle Swap Meet – Spots are $15 to sell and FREE admission to browse

8:00 a.m. – Gates open

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Little League Night (Little Leaguers in uniform admitted for FREE) - Vahlco Wheels Modifieds, Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, Crate Modifieds, 4-Cylinders and the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman

3:00 p.m. – Pit gates open
4:00 p.m. – Grandstand gates open
5:00 p.m. – Hot laps start
6:00 p.m. – Racing starts


New Egypt, NJ (April 21, 2019) – At New Egypt Speedway’s Plumsted Township Night, Matt Stangle scored a win in the Vahlco Wheels Modified feature. The Crate Modified feature was won by Eric Palmer. Rich Mellor collected the checkered flag in the main event for the Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars. Joe Garey Sr. visited victory lane after winning the 4-Cylinder race while Anthony Tramontana Jr. was the victor in the Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman.

The 30-lap Vahlco Wheels Modified feature began with polesitter Brian Papiez bolting to the front with JR Fulper and Matt Stangle in tow. The top three remained in order until a pair of cautions took place on the sixth tour. When green flag racing returned, Stangle grabbed the lead with Papiez in second and Fulper in third. Mike Butler, who started the event in fourteenth, was continuing his march forward as he moved into fourth place on the eighth revolution. After an eleventh lap yellow flag for a slowing John McClelland, the ensuing restart was red flagged as Kevin Vaclavicek’s car flipped on the frontstretch and collected other competitors. Once action resumed, Stangle was still on top with Papiez in second with twelve laps completed. Sixteenth place starting Danny Bouc inched closer to the front as he passed Butler for third on the thirteenth tour. The yellow lights illuminated for the final time with eight laps to go for Fulper. As the green flag waved, Stangle held off Papiez to maintain his lead as Butler took third place from Bouc and eighteenth place starting Ryan Godown motoring into fifth. On the very next circuit, Bouc regained third from Butler. With five laps remaining, Stangle had developed a half straight away advantage over Papiez. Stangle went unchallenged the rest of the way to pick up his second career Modified feature win. Papiez’s strong run netted him the runner-up position. With Bouc finishing third, Butler was fourth and Godown was fifth. Brian Papiez, Matt Stangle and TJ Lilly claimed the Vahlco Modified heat races.

In the 20-lap Crate Modified feature, Eric Palmer catapulted to the front on the second circuit and remained on top to capture his ninth career victory. Second place went to Joseph Brown. George Gareis Jr. came from eighth place to finish in third. Ryan Heim and Aaron Weaver rounded out the top five. The Crate Modifieds heat races were won by Joseph Brown and Eric Palmer. Robby Dunn was the victor of the consolation contest.

For the third time in his career, Rich Mellor took top honors in the 25-lap Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars main event. Following a restart, Mellor overtook Brian Spencer on the sixteenth circuit and pulled away from the pack to gain the win. With Spencer taking second, Jermain Godshall was third. Heidi Hedin was fourth and Al Cheney came home in fifth. John Brammell and Brian Spencer took the Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars qualifying events.

After taking the lead from Paul Hartwig on the second circuit, Joe Garey Sr. went unchallenged to capture the 15-lap 4-Cylinder race. The runner-up spot was taken by Joe Garey Jr. Mike Fox was third. Fourth went to TJ Graves with Hartwig holding on to take fifth.

Anthony Tramontana Jr. took the lead from Nick Van Wickle as the white flag waved to win his first career Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman contest. Ryan Godown Jr., who had won the first two rookie races this season, nipped Van Wickle at the line to grab second. With Van Wickle third, Ryan Krushinski was fourth and Vinny Troia was fifth.

On Saturday, April 27 at New Egypt Speedway, Premio Sausage Night will present two 20-lap features for the Vahlco Modifieds. The Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Hammer Sportsman, Street Stocks & Lyons Construction/Metal Fab Rookie Sportsman will be on the agenda as well. Competitors can begin to enter the pits at 3:00 p.m. with the spectator ticket window opening at 4:00 p.m. Hot laps get cranked up at 5:00 p.m. and the first green flag waves at 6:00 p.m. Admission to the grandstand is $25 for adults, $23 for seniors 65 and older, $15 for teens 12-15, $15 for military personal and their spouses with ID, and Kids 11 & under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway license and $40 without.

“New Jersey’s Premier Dirt Track Facility”, New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval, New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country. New Egypt’s state-of-the-art facilities feature daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear, and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

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Vahlco Wheels Modifieds

Heat 1 - 1. Brian Papiez 2. Mike Butler 3. John Pakenham 4. Blaine Bracelin 5. Billy Osmun 6. Billy Pauch Jr.
Heat 2 - 1. Matt Stangle 2. Kevin Vaclavicek 3. PJ Oliver 4. Ryan Godown 5. Brandon Grosso 6. Cale Ross
Heat 3 - 1. TJ Lilly 2. Danny Bouc 3. JR Fulper 4. John McClelland 5. Ryan Krachun 6. Pat Wall

1. MATT STANGLE 2. Brian Papiez 3. Danny Bouc 4. Mike Butler 5. Ryan Godown 6. Billy Pauch Jr. 7. Ryan Krachun 8. David VanHorn 9. Cale Ross 10. John McClelland 11. TJ Lilly 12. JR Fulper 13. Wade Hendrickson 14. Rich Rutski 15. John Pakenham 16. PJ Oliver 17. Bryan Kuhl 18. Pat Wall 19. Kevin Vaclavicek 20. Ryan Watt 21. Brandon Grosso 22. Billy Osmun 23. Blaine Bracelin 24. Davey Sammons

Crate Modifieds
Heat 1 - 1. Joseph Brown 2. Ryan Heim 3. Rob Mancini 4. Joe Toth 5. Glenn McIntyre 6. Dan Fleming 7. Johnny Bangs 8. Bobby Holzwarth
Heat 2 - 1. Eric Palmer 2. George Gareis Jr. 3. Aaron Weaver 4. Steve Hicks 5. Sammy Martz Jr. 6. Tom Princiotta 7. Ryan Simmons 8. Jeremy Martino

Consolation – 1. Robby Dunn 2. Kevin Borden 3. Ryan Godown Jr. 4. Matt Miller 5. Vinny Troia 6. Andy Walko 7. DJ Hunt 8. Nick Van Wickle

DNQ: Zachary Mendola, Jim Van Wickle, Darren Cox

1. ERIC PALMER 2. Joseph Brown 3. George Gareis Jr. 4. Ryan Heim 5. Aaron Weaver 6. Dan Fleming 7. Ryan Simmons 8. Sammy Martz Jr. 9. Johnny Bangs 10. Glenn McIntyre 11. Jeremy Martino 12. Ryan Godown Jr. 13. Andy Walko 14. Matt Miller 15. Vinny Troia 16. Kevin Borden 17. Nick Van Wickle 18. Robby Dunn 19. Tom Princiotta 20. Bobby Holzwarth 21. Joe Toth 22. DJ Hunt 23. Steve Hicks 24. Rob Mancini 25. Anthony Tramontana Jr.

Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars
Heat 1 - 1. John Brammell 2. Ken Nealls 3. Charles Weslowski 4. Eric Degler 5. Brad Schaale
Heat 2 - 1. Brian Spencer 2. Jermain Godshall 3. Stan Ploski 4. Duane Nixon 5. Al Cheney 6. Heidi Hedin

1. RICH MELLOR 2. Brian Spencer 3. Jermain Godshall 4. Heidi Hedin 5. Al Cheney 6. Stan Ploski 7. Duane Nixon 8. Brad Schaale 9. Larry Drake 10. Ken Nealls 11. John Brammell 12. Charles Weslowski 13. Eric Degler

1. JOE GAREY SR. 2. Joe Garey Jr. 3. Mike Fox 4. TJ Graves 5. Paul Hartwig 6. Jimmy Avery 7. Brian Osborn 8. Doug Ashford 9. Dominick Antonelli 10. Ken Horner 11. Nicole Razzano 12. Ian Ashford 13. Justin Dunn
DNS: Scott Dunn

1. ANTHONY TRAMONTANA JR. 2. Ryan Godown Jr. 3. Nick Van Wickle 4. Ryan Krushinski 5. Vinny Troia 6. Zachary Merola 7. Jim Van Wickle 8. Jonathan Swift 9. DJ Hunt

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Grandview Speedway







Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. 2019 marks their 57th consecutive season of stock car racing.

Track office: 610.754.7688 - Public relations and marketing: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: – Cell phone: 267.934.7286




BECHTELSVILLE, PA. April 21, 2019 . . . Even though the 57th season just started at Grandview Speedway, Craig Von Dohren and Brad Brightbill struggled in their respective divisions at the onset of the new campaign.

Saturday night at the 1/3-mile Berks Co. clay oval, crew chief Josh Bashore had Von Dohren’s car dialed in on the slippery surface as a result of heavy rains. The track crew is to be complimented on getting the track race ready after the downpours throughout Friday night and Saturday morning and late afternoon.

Von Dohren took advantage of the situation when race leader Tim Buckwalter went too high coming off turn three on the 15th lap to put the K.L. Harring Transportation/Nick Gatto powered No. 1C in the lead. He outdistanced himself from the others and went on to chalk up his first win of the year in the TP Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified feature.

The TP Trailers Truck Equipment 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature saw Brightbill overtake Ryan Beltz on the eighth lap to go on to score his first win of the year ending his four-year winless drought. His last win came on August 22, 2015.

Von Dohren and Brightbill both earned extra monetary awards from T.P. Trailers, product awards from VP Fuels providing they met the requirements and the Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie awards.

Brett Peters and Curt Neiman were the winners in the 20-lap Blast From The Past feature. Peters won the modified class while Neiman took the small car feature win.

Modified action saw polesitter Buckwalter spring into the early lead and within no time he was gaining ground over the competition being chased by Clay Butler, John Willman and rookie racers Joe Funk III and Dylan Swinehart.

Lap 13 was an unlucky one for rookie racer Louden Reimert when he was sidelined with a right rear flat tire bringing out the caution. It was still Buckwalter in control, but now Butler, Von Dohren, Kevin Hirthler and Funk III composed the top five.

Buckwalter got into the loose marbles and before he could get the Saxton Motorsports mount composed Von Dohren and Willman got past him for first and second.

Once Von Dohren was in the lead it didn’t take him long to pull away trailed by Willman, Buckwalter, Hirthler and Butler.

The field never closed in on Von Dohren since no more cautions were needed and he pulled into victory lane for his 106th Saturday night career win. The biggest disappointment had to be for Willman. After taking the white flag he pulled into the infield on the backstretch out of competition. Hirthler went on to finish second followed by Buckwalter, Rick Laubach and last week’s feature winner Brett Kressley. Sixth through tenth were Butler, Frank Cozze, D. Swinehart, Briggs Danner and Jeff Strunk.

Heats were won by Buckwalter, Butler, Ray Swinehart and D. Swinehart. Bobby Trapper Jr. and Kyle Weiss were the consi winners.

Beltz took the early lead from the pole in the Sportsman feature followed by Nathan Mohr, Brightbill, Kenny Bock and Andy Clemmer.

Brightbill motored into second on the second circuit to pressure Beltz for first.

Blake Reber spun in the fourth turn to bring out the caution with seven laps completed. On the restart Brightbill charged into first to become the new pacesetter.

With Brightbill now in control the battle behind him for the remaining positions was between Beltz, Bock, Mohr and rookie Kyle Smith.

Bock’s strong third place run ended when he came to a half along the homestretch on the 19th lap. Brightbill held his first place spot when action resumed, but now Beltz was sidelined with a flat tire, but he pulled off the track to avoid another caution.

Brightbill never faltered and went on to claim his sixth career victory followed by R. Smith, Brad Arnold, Kyle Lilick and Dean Backman. Rounding out the top ten were Brad Brim, Mark Kemmerer, last week’s feature winner Jack Butler, Nate Klinger and Brian Hirthler.

Beltz, Mohr and Bock won the heats. The consi was won by Josh Adams.

The excitement of Sprint car racing combined with the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman will be the attraction next Saturday, April 27th. The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series 305 Sprinters will make their first appearance of the new season with Tom Carberry, Tim Tanner, Jeff Geiges, recent winner Bryant Davis and others expected to participate. Adult admission is $18 with youngsters under 12 admitted free. And there is free parking on the speedway grounds. The tripleheader racing action will have a 7 p.m. starting time.

The Blast from the Past Vintage racers join the Modifieds and Late Models on Saturday, May 4. It is important for fans to note that the starting time is moving to 7:30 p.m. for Saturday night events with this show.

Information on what is going on at Grandview Speedway can be found at, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.


T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30 laps): 1. Craig Von Dohren, 2. Kevin Hirthler, 3. Tim Buckwalter, 4. Rick Laubach, 5. Brett Kressley, 6. Clay Butler. 7. Frank Cozze, 8. Dylan Swinehart. 9. Briggs Danner, 10. Jeff Strunk, 11. Kenny Gilmore, 12. Kyle Weiss, 13. Joe Funk III, 14. Danny Erb, 15. Craig Whitmoyer, 16. Alex Yankowski, 17. Doug Manmiller, 18. Ryan Grim, 19. Duane Howard, 20. Steve Swinehart, 21. Bobby Trapper Jr., 22. John Willman, 23. Meme DeSantis, 24. Ray Swinehart, 25. Mike Laise, 26. Louden Reimert, 27. Mike Lisowski and 28. Chris Gambler. DNQ: Ron Seltmann Jr., Richie Hitzler, Ryan Lilick, Jordan Henn, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Ron Myers, Jared Umbenhauer, Colt Harris, Frank Yankowski, Mark Kratz, Steve Wilson, Skylar Sheriff, Justin Grim and Eric Biehn.

T.P. Trailers Truck Equipment Sportsman Feature (25 laps): 1. Brad Brightbill, 2. Kyle Smith, 3. Brad Arnold, 4. Kyle Lilick, 5. Dean Bachman, 6. Brad Grim, 7. Mark Kemmerer, 8. Jack Butler, 9. Nathan Klinger, 10. Brian Hirthler, 11. Nate Brinker, 12. Andy Clemmer, 13. Jesse Landis, 14. Andrew Kreis, 15. Aaron Bowes, 16. Josh Adams, 17. Blake Reber (alternate), 18. Nathan Mohr, 19. Ryan Beltz, 20. Kenny Bock, 21. B.J. Joly, 22. Derrick Smith, 23. Joey Vaccaro, 24. Tom Miller. DNS: Parker Guldin. DNQ: Matt Koffel, Scott Kohler, Warren Floyd Jr., Sean Weiss.

Blast From The Past Vintage Feature (20 laps): 1. Brett Peters, 2. Todd Lap, 3. Mike Kelly, 4. Curt Neiman, 5. Bobby Hall, 6. Wyatt Jacobus Sr., 7. Brock Jacobus, 8. Rich Decker, 9. Dominique Deglas, 10. Tom Orth, 11. Kevin Sponagle, 12. Wes Cassel, 13. Jamie Undercoffler, 14. Bill Gerhart.



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APRIL 18, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456



BECHTELSVILLE, PA (April 18, 2019) – The NAPA Auto Parts 30th Anniversary Thunder on the Hill season opener is set for Tuesday night, June 11 at the Grandview Speedway. The series that just doesn’t quit will return to the hill on Tuesday night, June 11 with the Jesse Hockett $10,000 to win USAC Non-Wing National Sprint Series event, joined by the 358 Grandview modifieds. Fans with Advance tickets may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM with General admission tickets going on sale at 5 PM. Race time is set for 7:30 PM. This spectacular double header brings together two premier divisions that is sure to rock the house.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, June 11 USAC Sprints & Modified show by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to leave your name and number of tickets you will need. Feel free to leave your phone number as well. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:30 PM. These tickets will entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free.

“It’s exciting to think that we are going into our 30th year of Thunder on the Hill and the Jesse Hockett Classic is a great way to open the series” Promoter Bob Miller said. Some 13 years ago, it was Miller and track owner Bruce Rogers who worked out the deal to bring the nationally known USAC stars back to Pennsylvania.

On June 11, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series takes to the track for thJesse Hockett Classic, featuring a $10,000 payday that will help highlight the King of the non-wing jungle. ‘The Macho Man’ Brady Bacon proved he has mega powers at Grandview Speedway claiming the past two USAC victories – but anything can happen on the third-mile when there are $10,000 bucks up for grabs.

The PA Posse 410 sprint cars invade the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, July 2 and they’ll be competing for $10,000 to win the twenty-fifth Grandview Speedway Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week event. NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson has put the PA Posse in their place for two consecutive seasons, but a strong field of local competitors plans to keep that cash on home turf. Look for local favorite Ryan Smith to hunt down and capture that first career Thunder victory wheeling the Mike Heffner sprint car in the new season.

The debut of the NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets takes place on Tuesday, July 30. For years fans have begged, bargained, and pleaded for the Midgets on the Bechtelsville high banks and there’s no better time than the 30th Anniversary season of Thunder on the Hill. Many of the same USAC Sprint Car stars will strap into midgets for this event like Brady Bacon and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

The 5th Annual Levan Machine Truck Equipment Thunder Cup event brings the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions to the one-third mile Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 22. A highlight of the Thunder season, the All Star event will pay homage to the late Greg Hodnett, with a special memorial trophy.

The 358 Modifieds will co-headline all of the previously mentioned events, competing in 30 lap events for $3,000 to win and lucrative NASCAR points. Grandview’s premier weekly division always thrills the crowd with side-by-side action.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series concludes on Saturday, October 22 with the House of Thunder Halloween Party featuring the 22nd running of the Modified Traffic Jam – where Big-Blocks battle Small-Blocks in the Mods at the Madhouse. Alongside the Modifieds, the Sportsman, and MASS Sprint Cars will also be in action.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 11 USAC Non-Wing Sprints 40 laps & 358 Modifieds Jesse Hockett Classic $10,000 to Win!

Tuesday, July 2 PA Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprints $10,000 to win & 358 Modifieds

Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets 30 laps & 358 Modifieds

Thursday, August 22 All Star Sprints Smoke on the Hill Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

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:

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING


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 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 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, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. 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.


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Contact: Richie Murray - USAC Media /

Steven Drevicki celebrates victory at Lincoln Speedway. (USAC Photo)


By: Jenna Shotz

ABBOTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (April 14th, 2019).........The 2018 USAC East Coast Points Champion, Steven Drevicki, started off his 2019 campaign in the best way possible. Drevicki, from Reading, Pennsylvania combined his knowledge of Lincoln Speedway and his expertise in a wingless sprint car and came up with a near flawless night of racing.

Heat #1 went to Carlisle, PA's Chandler Leiby. Late in the race, Leiby felt the heat from Eddie Strada, who came from the sixth starting spot. Leiby ran a consistent and clean line, holding off Strada for the heat win.

Heat #2 went to Eric Jennings, of Bloomingburg, NY. Jennings took the lead from young-gun, Trey Hivner early on. Jennings went on to capture the heat win, despite constant pressure from Steven Drevicki, who came all the way from eight place.

After a six-car redraw, Drevicki found himself on the pole position. Before the race, Drevicki said, "I don't usually like the pole because I never know where to go." After testing a few different lines, Drevicki found comfort in the bottom groove. Carmen Perigo was an early contender, but Strada and Jennings battled him hard, allowing Drevicki to pull away.

On lap 14, Drevicki caught up to lap traffic. He was able to finesse his way through the field with ease, not allowing anyone to gain much ground on him.

The USAC East Coast 360 Sprint Cars will make their next appearance THIS WEDNESDAY April 17th, 2019 at the Delaware International Speedway. More information will be released soon.


USAC RAPID TIRE EAST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 13, 2019 - Lincoln Speedway - Abbottstown, Pennsylvania

FIRST HEAT: (8 Laps, All Qualify, Top 3 to Redraw) 1. Chandler Leiby (119), 2. Eddie Strada (5G), 3. Carmen Perigo (21), 4. Ryan Quackenbush (5Q), 5. Mark Bitner (15), 6. Bill Unglert (33B), 7. David Swanson (117), 8. Heidi Hedin (3H), 9. Craig Pelligrini (11A) (DNS)

SECOND HEAT: (8 Laps, All Qualify, Top 3 to Redraw) 1. Eric Jennings (32), 2. Steven Drevicki (19), 3. Trey Hivner (7), 4. Chris Allen Jr (71), 5. Matt Boland (22T), 6. Trevor Kobylarz (14), 7. Johnathon Swanson (17J), 8. Larry Drake (8), 9. Joey Biasi (B1) (DNS)

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Steven Drevicki (19), 2. Eddie Strada (5G), 3. Carmen Perigo (21), 4. Chris Allen Jr (71), 5. Chandler Leiby (119), 6. Eric Jennings (32), 7. Trey Hivner (7), 8. Trevor Kobylarz (14), 9. Bill Ungler (33B), 10. Johnathon Swanson (17J), 11. Matt Boland (22T), 12. Heidi Hedin (3H), 13. Larry Drake (8), 14. Ryan Quackenbush (5Q), 15. David Swanson (117), 16. Mark Bitner (15), 17. Craig Pelligrini (11A)

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: 1-25 Steven Drevicki


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