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Aug
21

Jersey Rush VII

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AUGUST 21, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS JERSEY RUSH VII

WOLFE, DIETRICH, SMITH, GROSSO & SAMMONS EYE JERSEY RUSH VII WIN AT NEW EGYPT WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23

NEW EGYPT, NJ (August 21, 2017) – The Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VII is fast approaching with the green flag set to fall at 7:30 PM on Wednesday night, August 23 at the New Egypt Speedway. A $5,000 payday will go to the winner of the 35 lap 410 sprint car feature and several drivers are already planning a bank deposit. Lucas Wolfe, “Double D” Danny Dietrich, Davey Sammons and previous Jersey Rush winners Ryan Smith and JJ Grasso are geared up and likely big contenders for the win.

The most popular racing divisions in the area – the 410 Sprint Cars and the Modifieds – combine for an all-out battle of the best racers around. This thrilling double division main event will kick off with an exclusive pre-race pit party for all race fans from 5 to 6 PM. Come out early and meet the drivers before the racing event gets underway at 7:30 PM.

The 410 Sprint Cars will race for a $5,000 pay day with $1,000 going to the tenth place finisher and $300 to start the A-main. The area’s fastest Sprint Car drivers will compete in 10 lap heat races – set from time trials, and a 12 lap B-Main before the 30 lap main event. Only approved Hoosier H-Series tires will be eligible for competition.

A Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modifieds challenge will offer a $3,000 top prize with $1,000 going to the fifth-place finisher and $250 to start the feature event. Duane Howard, Ryan Godown, Billy Pauch Jr, Jeff Strunk, Rick Laubach, and Danny Bouc are among the top contenders in the modified division planning to be in the hunt. The top-12 heat race finishers will redraw for feature starting positions. Modifieds MUST use American Racer tires with a left rear 44 compound and a right rear 48 compound. Competitors have the option of running a Big-Block with windows or a spec Small-Block with Sail Panels. Big-Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,500 lbs.; Open Small Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,450 lbs. and use windows; Spec Small Blocks on alcohol must weigh a minimum of 2,350 lbs. and on gas a minimum of 2,275 lbs. and have the option to run sail panels.

Oliver Communications Group, a telecommunications cabling company, based in Bordentown, New Jersey, has upped the ante offering $200 bonus money to the winners of the 410 Sprint Car and Modified qualifying heats on Wednesday, August 23.

Before the racing action, fans will be treated to a special pre-race Meet and Greet from 5:00-6:00 PM. All race fans are welcome to visit the pit area and get an up-close look at the stars and cars competing in the JERSEY RUSH VII. Spectators can enter the pit area from the gate behind the fourth turn grandstands.

Adult Admission for Jersey Rush VII is $30, Children (6-11): $10 and Children 5 and under are FREE! Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Pit Gates open at 3:30 PM, Grandstands open at 5:00 PM, the Driver’s Meeting will be at 6:15 PM, Warm-Ups at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM.

For full event information fans and competitors can visit www.jerseyrushrace.com – the website contains rules, full payout information, and entry forms.

Pioneer Pole Building presents…
JERSEY RUSH VII
Wednesday, August 23 7:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Event Information: Len Sammons: 609-888-3618
Bob Miller 443-513-4456

About New Egypt Speedway

With state-of-the-art facilities, New Egypt Speedway feature daylight-quality lighting system, 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 sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. On the track, the multi-grooved 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval serves the Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.

Aug
19

JERSEY RUSH VII

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AUGUST 19, 2017

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

JERSEY RUSH VII

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT. . . .

410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS IN ‘THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE HEADER’ AT NEW EGYPT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23

NEW EGYPT, NJ (August 19, 2017) – After a drenching rain halted the original run of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VII, the event will go on Wednesday night, August 23 at the New Egypt Speedway. The most popular racing divisions in the area – the 410 Sprint Cars and the Modifieds – combine for an all-out battle of the best racers around. This thrilling double division main event will kick off with an exclusive pre-race pit party for all race fans from 5 to 6 PM. Come out early and meet the drivers before the racing event gets underway at 7:30 PM.

The 410 Sprint Cars will race for a $5,000 pay day with $1,000 going to the tenth place finisher and $300 to start the A-main. The area’s fastest Sprint Car drivers will compete in 10 lap heat races – set from time trials, and a 12 lap B-Main before the 30 lap main event. Only approved Hoosier H-Series tires will be eligible for competition.

Previous Jersey Rush winners Ryan Smith and JJ Grasso are among the stars looking to score wins in the Garden State. While fan favorites like Danny Dietrich and Lucas Wolfe are chasing their first victories at the Jersey dirt track.

A Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modifieds challenge will offer a $3,000 top prize with $1,000 going to the fifth-place finisher and $250 to start the feature event. The top-12 heat race finishers will redraw for feature starting positions. Modifieds MUST use American Racer tires with a left rear 44 compound and a right rear 48 compound. Competitors have the option of running a Big-Block with windows or a spec Small-Block with Sail Panels. Big-Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,500 lbs.; Open Small Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,450 lbs. and use windows; Spec Small Blocks on alcohol must weigh a minimum of 2,350 lbs. and on gas a minimum of 2,275 lbs. and have the option to run sail panels.

Modified competitors like Billy Pauch Jr, Ryan Godown, Danny Bouc, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach and Jeff Strunk are all expected to be in attendance

Oliver Communications Group, a telecommunications cabling company, based in Bordentown, New Jersey, has upped the ante offering $200 bonus money to the winners of the 410 Sprint Car and Modified qualifying heats on Wednesday, August 23

Before the racing action, fans will be treated to a special pre-race Meet and Greet from 5:00-6:00 PM. All race fans are welcome to visit the pit area and get an up-close look at the stars and cars competing in the JERSEY RUSH VII. Spectators can enter the pit area from the gate behind the fourth turn grandstands.

Adult Admission for Jersey Rush VII is $30, Children (6-11): $10 and Children 5 and under are FREE! Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Pit Gates open at 3:30 PM, Grandstands open at 5:00 PM, the Driver’s Meeting will be at 6:15 PM, Warm-Ups at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM.

For full event information fans and competitors can visit www.jerseyrushrace.com – the website contains rules, full payout information, and entry forms.

Pioneer Pole Building presents…

JERSEY RUSH VII
Wednesday, August 23 7:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Event Information: Len Sammons: 609-888-3618
Bob Miller 443-513-4456

About New Egypt Speedway

With state-of-the-art facilities, New Egypt Speedway feature daylight-quality lighting system, 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 sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. On the track, the multi-grooved 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval serves the Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.

Aug
18

Thunder Race Results

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Freddie Rahmer #51 on the last lap on his way to take the checker (Wheels of Speed Photo)



AUGUST 17, 2017
CONTACT: Bob Miller 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment Smoke on the Hill was a Huge Success. . . . .

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: FREDDIE RAHMER COLLECTS GRANDVIEW THUNDER CUP ALL STAR VICTORY

BECHTESLVILLE, PA (August 17, 2017) – In front of a jam-packed NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series crowd, Freddie Rahmer of Salfordville, PA became a third-generation winner at Grandview Speedway collecting the victory in the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup presented by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment.

“My Dad won here, My Grandfather won here, I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to win here,” an elated Freddie Rahmer said in victory lane.

Mark Smith of Sunbury, PA and Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, PA led the 26 car field to the green flag. Mark Smith pulled to the lead quickly with Ryan Smith close in tow, and Freddie Rahmer powering past Swindell into the third spot.

The leaders hit heavy lapped traffic on the sixth circuit around the one-third mile – with Mark Smith weaving in and out of cars, extending his lead over the pack. Smith’s sizable lead was short lived as traffic closed the gap between the top runners giving Ryan Smith the opportunity to pounce on Mark Smith.

A Lap 13 red flag flew for Hunter Mackison, who got upside down in turn 2, clearing the boiler plate and landing off the race track. The incident that retired Mackison and Brandon Rahmer.

Mark Smith charged back to the top spot when the race resumed, while Ryan Smith fought hard for the second spot with Freddie Rahmer. Rahmer dove to the inside of the race track crossing under Ryan Smith, but Smith battled back on the inside.

The yellow flag flew on lap 21 for Brandon Spithaler. During the yellow flag, the right rear tire of leader, Mark Smith’s machine went flat sending the No. M1 pit side. Fortunately for Smith, a caution on the restart allowed him to change the tire and rejoin the field.

Ryan Smith inherited the lead and charged to the top side of turn one on the restart, maintaining control on the top side of the one-third-mile speedway. Smith held the top spot for four circuits before Rahmer was able to shoot toward the inside of the race track completing the pass on lap 25.

It was all Rahmer for the balance of the 35-lap feature event, maintaining a lead of five-car-lengths when the checkered flag flew.

Ryan Smith would settle for the second position, Spring Grove, PA’s Greg Hodnett in the third spot, St. Helena, CA’s Rico Abreu in fourth, and Phoenixville, PA’s Brian Montieth rounding out the top five.

Alan Krimes of Denver, PA took home a $150 hard-charger bonus. Chad Kemenah set Quick time of the evening with a lap of 11.545. Heat races were won by Sammy Swindell, Dale Blaney, Ryan Smith, and Mark Smith.

Minersville, PA’s Mike Lisowski scored a hard fought victory in the 25-lap Sportsman feature, collecting a $1,300 winner’s share.

Nathan Mohr and Jack Butler led the 24-car field to the green flag with Butler jumping out to the early lead and dominating the first-half of the racing event. Lisowski – from a fifth place starting position – moved into third in the early stages of the event, and despite multi-car battles took the lead just passed the halfway point.

Lisowski’s main challenge came mid-way through the race when Jordan Henn powered from a 12th place starting position to battle for the top spot. No one could dethrone Lisowski, who claimed the victory.

Ryan Higgs came home in the second position, Louden Reimert in third, Joe Funk in fourth, and current Grandview weekly point leader, Brian Hirthler.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns on Saturday, October 14 for Mods at the Madhouse. A Big-Block vs. Small-Block challenge event that also includes Sportsman, and MASS 305 Sprint Cars.

For more information about the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit www.ThunderontheHillRacingSeries.com and follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TOTHRACING

Thunder Notes

33 410 Sprint Cars and 41 Sportsman cars were signed into attendance.

Levan Machine and Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA was the presenting Sponsor of the event and displayed snow plows, tool boxes, and other commercial vehicle equipment.

Chad Kemenah’s Quick Time of 11.545 was close to Jeff Shepard’s track record of 11.433

Many fans in attendance were on-hand to witness three-time NASCAR Cup Champion, Tony Stewart compete against Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Stewart timed ninth in Time Trials, and the team changed an engine after heat race action. Stewart finished 14th in the A-Main

Popular 410 Sprint Car ace, Rico Abreu competed for the second time of 2017 after participating in this year’s PA Speedweek event.

410 Sprint Car Time Trials -- 1. Chad Kemenah - 11.545 2. JJ Grasso - 11.547 3. Freddie Rahmer - 11.558 4. Sammy Swindell - 11.569 5. Rico Abreu - 11.583 6. Greg Hodnett - 11.591 7. Brock Zearfoss - 11.598 8. Lucas Wolfe - 11.610 9. Tony Stewart - 11.655 10. Brandon Spithaler - 11.676 11. Danny Dietrich - 11.704 12. Tim Schaffer - 11.722 13. Dale Blaney - 11.740 14. Mark Smith - 11.775 15. Brian Monteith - 11.808 16. Tyler Esh - 11.825 17. Tyler Ross - 11.838 18. Alan Krimes - 11.875 19. Caleb Helms - 11.890 20. Hunter Mackison - 11.944 21. Ryan Smith - 11.960 22. TJ Michael - 11.982 23. Jordan Mackison - 11.983 24. Brandon Rahmer - 11.992 25. Robbie Stillwagon - 12.155 26. Justin Barger - 12.168 27. John Garvin - 12.188 28. Brandon Matus - 12.189 29. Max Stambaugh - 12.243 30. Joe Kata - 12.246 31. Bradley Howard - 12.481 32. Brent Matus - 12.589 33. Caleb Armstrong - 15.650

Heat 1 – 1. Sammy Swindell 2. Tim Shaffer 3. Brock Zearfoss 4. Freddie Rahmer 5. Tyler Esh

Heat 2 – 1. Dale Blaney 2. Chad Kemenah 3. Brian Montieth 4. Greg Hodnett 5. Tyler Ross

Heat 3 – 1. Mark Smith 2. Lucas Wolfe 3. Danny Dietrich 4. Tony Stewart 5. Alan Krimes

Heat 4 – 1. Ryan Smith 2. Rico Abreu 3. Caleb Helms 4. Hunter Mackison 5. Caleb Armstrong

Dash 1 – 1. Mark Smith 2. Sammy Swindell 3. Greg Hodnett 4. Rico Abreu 5. Tim Shaffer

Dash 2 – 1. Ryan Smith 2. Freddie Rahmer 3. Dale Blaney 4. Lucas Wolfe 5. Chad Kemenah

A-Main (35 Laps) – 1. Freddie Rahmer 2. Ryan Smith 3. Greg Hodnett 4. Rico Abreu 5. Brian Montieth 6. Danny Dietrich 7. Chad Kemenah 8. Dale Blaney 9. Alan Krimes 10. Lucas Wolfe 11. Sammy Swindell 12. Tim Shaffer 13. Mark Smith 14. Tony Stewart 15. Brock Zearfoss 16. Tyler Ross 17. JJ Grasso 18. Caleb Helms 19. Tyler Esh 20. Caleb Armstrong 21. Max Stambaugh 22. Brandon Sptihaler 23. TJ Michael 24. Brent Matus 25. Hunter Mackison 26. Brandon Rahmer

Sportsman

Heat 1 - 1. Dylan Swinehart 2. Brad Arnold 3. Mike Lisowski 4. Jim Housworth 5. Brad Grim

Heat 2 – 1. Jordan Henn 2. Ryan Higgs 3. Kyle Lillick 4. Mike Mammana 5. Ryan Beltz

Heat 3 – 1. Brian Hirthler 2. Joe Funk 3. Nathan Mohr 4. Kenny Bock 5. Brian Papiez

Heat 4 – 1. Jack Butler 2. Louden Reimert 3. Chad Kohler 4. Doug Pannepacker 5. John Gilroy

Consi 1 – 1. Matt Stangle 2. Kenny Gilmore 3. Ryan Lillick

Consi 2 – 1. Ray Woodall Jr. 2. Lex Shive 3. BJ Joly

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Mike Lisowski 2. Ryan Higgs 3. Louden Reimert 4. Joe Funk 5. Brian Hirthler 6. Brad Arnold 7. Kyle Lillick 8. Dylan Swinehart 9. Doug Pannepacker 10. Ryan Beltz 11. Matt Stangle 12. Kenny Gilmore 13. Brian Papiez 14. Ray Woodall, Jr. 15. Kenny Bock 16. Chad Kohler 17. John Gilroy 18. Jordan Henn 19. Jack Butler 20. Nathan Mohr 21. Brad Grim 22. Mike Mammana 23. Jim Housworth 24. Lex Shive.

Aug
16

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

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AUGUST 16, 2017

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

SMOKE ON THE HILL

HOT LAPS: LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT. .

3RD ANNUAL THUNDER CUP: SMOKE ON THE HILL THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (August 16, 2017) – The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series roars back into action at Grandview Speedway this Thursday, August 17. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars, compete in the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup presented by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, alongside Grandview’s popular Sportsman division.

THE ACTION – The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars will compete in a 35-lap, $5,000-to-win main event, while the Sportsman will compete in a 25-lap feature offering up a lucrative $1,300 winner’s share.

Both divisions will participate in a full qualifying program. The 410s will time trial, to set up heat race line-ups, and then compete in a B-Main to line up the A-Main. Inversions will mix the line-ups throughout the night.

For the Sportsman, a blind draw will set the heat race line-ups, and a top-12 redraw will set the feature event, with the consolations filling in the remaining qualifying spots.

SMOKE ON THE HILL – Three-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Tony Stewart, will join the field competing in a 410 Sprint Car against the best drivers in the region. ‘Smoke’ is no slouch in a Sprint Car – he scored the win at the All Star’s event at Pittsburgh, PA Motor Speedway at the end of July.

RICO ON HIS WAY – One of the most popular racers in the nation, Rico Abreu joins the All Star field at Thursday’s Thunder Cup event. Abreu – who competed at Grandview’s earlier PA Speedweek event – is confident heading into the race, after having a strong run back in July. Abreu will have his merchandise trailer on display for Pennsylvania race fans.

WINNER, WINNER... – Six NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series winners will be competing in Thursday’s Thunder Cup event – Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich, Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Sammy Swindell and Dale Blaney.

THE LOWRIDER – In 2016, ‘The Lowrider’ Dale Blaney, collected the win in the All Star Circuit of Champions return to Grandview Speedway. Blaney – who has spent most of the season racing the Pennsylvania dirt track scene – climbs aboard the Zemco No. 1 machine. The John and PeeWee Zemaitis-owned Sprint Car set the track record in 2008 with Jeff Shepard behind the wheel.

ALL STAR SCENE – The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars makes their second appearance after a sixteen-year hiatus from Grandview Speedway. Along with Dale Blaney, 2016 winner, past winner’s include: Cris Eash (2000), Jeff Sheppard (1999), Fred Rahmer (1999), Billy Pauch (May 1998, August 1998), Donnie Kreitz (1997, 1986), Jimmy Horton (1982), and Steve Smith Sr. (1982).

SAMMY’S STILL GOT IT – Don’t count out 61-year-old, Sammy Swindell. The five-time World of Outlaw Sprint Car champion heads into this weekend’s All Star Circuit of Champions events aboard the Mark Coldren-owned No. 07 machine. Swindell races into Grandview with three consecutive top-three finishes including a win at Orange County Fair Speedway at the end of July. Swindell finished second in last year’s All Star event at Grandview.

FEEL THE THUNDER – This Thursday’s event is the third Thunder Cup event. Typically held in late July the Thunder Cup event joins the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions August event. Previous Thunder Cup winners include Danny Dietrich (2015) and Stevie Smith (2016).

FAN INFORMATION – General Admission gates open at 5 PM on Tuesday, July 4. The Low Down and Dirty Radio Show Driver Meet and Greet will take place from 5-6 PM. Warm-Ups will start at 6:45 PM, with 410 Sprint Car Time Trials at 7:30 PM.

General Admission tickets are $30 for Adults, $10 for Children (6-11), and Kids under 6 are always FREE! Pit Admission is $35, and no license is required.

Fans may camp out at the Speedway for the ultimate All Star experience. Campers are asked to park in the turn four 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.

THUNDER ON THE HILL FAN FUN – Fans are encouraged to sign-up for the Inside-Out Program, a free fan experience that allows you to watch 410 Sprint Car and Sportsman Warm-Ups from the infield of Grandview Speedway.

Along with Inside-Out fans are encouraged to sign-up for free tours of the jam-packed pit area. Sign Ups are available inside the main gate with the Thunder Girls.

JOE THE PIZZA DUDE – Joe ‘The Pizza Dude’ will offer up delicious (and Free!) pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans. Keep an eye out after the National Anthem, when Ryan McNichol Lawn & Property Maintenance sponsor of Jim Houseworth’s No. 72 car present Joe ‘The Pizza Dude’.

FAN PHOTO CONTEST – Stay engaged with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill team at the track by following @TOTHRACING on Instagram and Twitter. Take a photo and use #TOTHRACING to enter our Fan Photo Contest – whether it be the crowd, the pits, the parking lot, or your favorite driver. The winner will receive a FREE General Admission to our Saturday, October 14 Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party event.

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.

Grandview Speedway
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: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

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 125 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.

Aug
12

JERSEY RUSH VII

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AUGUST 12, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
JERSEY RUSH VII

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS PRESENT. . . .

410 SPRINTS & MODIFIEDS COMPETE IN ‘THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE HEADER’ AT NEW EGYPT WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23

NEW EGYPT, NJ (August 12, 2017) – The most popular racing divisions in the area – the 410 Sprint Cars and the Modifieds -- return to New Egypt Speedway for an all-out battle of the best racers around. Pioneer Pole Building presents Jersey Rush VII on Wednesday, August 23 – a thrilling double main event show that kicks off with an exclusive pre-race pit party for loyal race fans from 5 to 6 PM. Come out early and meet the drivers before the racing event gets underway at 7:30 PM.

The 410 Sprint Cars will race for a $5,000 pay day with $1,000 going to the tenth place finisher and $300 to start the A-main. The area’s fastest Sprint Car drivers will compete in 10 lap heat races – set from time trials, and a 12 lap B-Main before the 30 lap main event. Only approved Hoosier H-Series tires will be eligible for competition.

Previous Jersey Rush winners Ryan Smith and JJ Grasso are among looking to score wins in the Garden State. While fan favorites like Danny Dietrich and Lucas Wolfe are chasing their first victories at the Jersey dirt track.

A Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modifieds challenge will offer a $3,000 top prize with $1,000 going to the fifth-place finisher and $250 to start the feature event. The top-12 heat race finishers will redraw for feature starting positions. Modifieds MUST use American Racer tires with a left rear 44 compound and a right rear 48 compound. Competitors have the option of running a Big-Block with windows or a spec Small-Block with Sail Panels. Big-Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,500 lbs.; Open Small Blocks must weigh a minimum of 2,450 lbs. and use windows; Spec Small Blocks on alcohol must weigh a minimum of 2,350 lbs. and on gas a minimum of 2,275 lbs. and have the option to run sail panels.

Modified competitors like Billy Pauch Jr, Ryan Godown, Danny Bouc, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach and Jeff Strunk are all expected to be in attendance

Oliver Communications Group, a telecommunications cabling company, based in Bordentown, New Jersey, has upped the ante offering $200 bonus money to the winners of the 410 Sprint Car and Modified qualifying heats on Wednesday, August 23

Before the racing action, fans will be treated to a special pre-race Meet and Greet from 5:00-6:00 PM. All race fans are welcome to visit the pit area and get an up-close look at the stars and cars competing in the JERSEY RUSH VII. Spectators can enter the pit area from the gate behind the fourth turn grandstands.

Adult Admission for Jersey Rush VII is $30, Children (6-11): $10 and Children 5 and under are FREE! Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Pit Gates open at 3:30 PM, Grandstands open at 5:00 PM, the Driver’s Meeting will be at 6:15 PM, Warm-Ups at 7:00 PM and racing at 7:30 PM.

For full event information fans and competitors can visit www.jerseyrushrace.com – the website contains rules, full payout information, and entry forms.

Pioneer Pole Building presents…
JERSEY RUSH VII
Wednesday, August 23 7:30 PM
New Egypt Speedway
720 Route 539
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Event Information: Len Sammons: 609-888-3618
Bob Miller 443-513-4456

About New Egypt Speedway

With state-of-the-art facilities, New Egypt Speedway feature daylight-quality lighting system, 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 sausage sandwiches to ice cream treats at family-style prices. On the track, the multi-grooved 7/16-mile D-shaped clay oval serves the Garden State race fans with some of the best competition in the country.

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Aug
08

THUNDER NEWS

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AUGUST 8, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT PRESENT SMOKE ON THE HILL AT GRANDVIEW THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

RYAN SMITH STILL SEARCHING FOR FIRST THUNDER ON THE HILL WIN, JOINED BY TONY STEWART & RICO ABREU

BECTHELSVILLE, PA (August 8, 2017) – The old saying goes ‘there are plenty of fish in the sea’ – but for 29-year-old 410 Sprint Car ace, Ryan Smith, Grandview Speedway is the one that continues to get away.

Smith’s next shot comes on Thursday, August 17 when NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprint Cars at Grandview Speedway. The nationally touring series will join Grandview’s popular Sportsman division for a full night of racing excitement at the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup presented by Levan Machine and Equipment.

“We got lucky, Ryan Smith had a better car than I did,” Speedweek event winner and NASCAR driver Kyle Larson explained in victory lane. Larson dominated the early part of Speedweek competition, but it was Smith who stole the lead – much to the delight of the jam-packed Grandview Speedway – before clipping the outside wall and violently flipping into turn 3.

The PA Speedweek event marked the third consecutive NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill event that saw Smith suffer misfortune while leading.

“The Kunkletown Kid” comes back into Grandview Speedway stronger than ever. He currently sits second in the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions series standings and is fresh off a victory at the All Stars event at New York’s Outlaw Speedway.

The best-of-the-best of competition will be on hand on Thursday, August 17 with drivers like Greg Hodnett, Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Dale Blaney and Freddie Rahmer – all winners at area race tracks this season; along with All Star standouts Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, Cole Duncan, and Carson Macedo all expected to be on hand; throw in one of the nation’s most popular drivers with Rutherford, CA’s Rico Abreu and action from three-time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart – and you have one of the strongest fields of the All-Star season.

Grandview’s popular Sportsman division joins the card with a 25-Lap, $1,300-to-win event that will entice racers from all over the region. Some of the pre-entries include Brad Grim, Matt Stangle, Craig Whitmoyer, Mike Lisowski, Kenny Gilmore, Brian Hirthler, TJ Lilly, Brad Arnold and Ken Eckert Jr just to name a few.

Time Trials for the 410 Sprint Cars will open the show on Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 PM. The pit gates will open at 2:30 PM and the Grandstands will open at 5:00 PM. Fans can get 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 $30, Children ages 6-11 are $10, and Kids under 6 are Free of charge! Pit admission is $35, and no license is required.

Advance tickets are available until Wednesday, August 16 by calling 443-513-4456. Please provide your name, phone number and the number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the Will-Call window after 4 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, 30 minutes before the opening of the box office.

Fans following the All Star Circuit of Champions may camp at the Speedway. 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, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

Grandview Speedway
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: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

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 125 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. For more information visit: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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. For more information visit: www.grandviewspeedway.com

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. For more information visit: www.allstarsprints.com

About Levan Machine and Truck Equipment

Located in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment is a full-service machine shop and custom fabricator – which also offers a full line of truck and trailer equipment including snowplows, salt spreaders, truck body, and frame modifications. Levan also offers installation, repair, and maintenance and fleet management services. For more information visit: www.levanmachine.com

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JERSEY RUSH VII

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Jersey Rush VII



JULY 24, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
PPB JERSEY RUSH VII

JERSEY RUSH VII POSTPONED; MAKE-UP WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN UPCOMING WEEKS

NEW EGYPT, NJ (July 25, 2017) – With an unexpected rain storm popping up mid-evening. race officials were forced to postpone Tuesday’s Pioneer Pole Buildings Jersey Rush VII – 410 Sprint Car and Modified double header. The originally scheduled Wednesday rain date is also canceled. The Jersey Rush VII will happen as officials work to re-schedule.

With concern for competitors coming such a far distance, the originally scheduled Wednesday rain date will not be used.

“It’s an unfortunate circumstance,” Co-Promoter Bob Miller stated. “Len Sammons and I, both believe in this event and are determined to find a date that works best for everyone involved.”

Jersey Rush staff is working with New Egypt Speedway staff to select a date that will be advantageous for both the fans and competitors. That date will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

We thank the fans and teams that came out to support Jersey Rush VII and encourage everyone to hold on to their wristbands until the rain date.

Once the Jersey Rush VII make-up date is announced, fans will witness the ultimate double header with two of the region’s most popular racing divisions – the 410 Sprint Cars and a 358 vs. Big Block Modified Challenge. Both divisions will compete in 30-lap feature events, with the Sprint Car event paying $5,000 to win and the Modified event paying $3,000 to win.

Heat Race winners will receive a $200 bonus courtesy of Oliver Communication Group and the 410 Sprint Car Quick Time winner will receive $200 courtesy of CnB Chubby.

For more information follow along online at www.jerseyrushrace.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/jerseyrushrace

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