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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)
Results written by Vicki Gehris

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PFEIL, DEGLAS, PETERS AND MA NATURE ARE WINNERS IN HATIELD MEATS NIGHT NASCAR ACTION AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY

RAINED OUT FEATURES RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 26TH AND SEPTEMBER 2ND

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. August 20, 2017 . . . Wayne Pfeil won his second 20-lap BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature of the season on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway by holding off the challenges of runner-up Steve Todorow in the activities sponsored by Hatfield Quality Meats.

Dominique Deglas won the 15-lap Blast From The Past Vintage Class feature while Brett Peters was the victor in the 15-lap Vintage Modified Division feature.

Before the sportsman consolation race, the 358 T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAS Modified feature and the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature could be completed, rain postponed the conclusion of the show. This is the eighth event of the season impacted by rain.

Saturday, August 26 the show will start at 7:30 p.m. with the Sportsman consi, the 25-lap Sportsman feature and a complete triple header event topped off with a Late Model, Modified and Sportsman qualifying events and features. All will be part of the BRC Superior Products with Late Models topping the show with a 30-lap feature. Thousands of dollars in product and merchandise awards will be available to Late Model racers displaying BRC decals on both sides of their race car.

The 30-lap rained out Modified feature will kick off the September 2 show followed by qualifying events and features for the Late Models, Modified and Sportsman.

In the 20-lap BRC NASCAR Late Model feature Kyle Merkel led four laps before Pfeil made an outside pass to become the new leader on the fifth circuit.

A second turn spin by Shawn Horning brought out the yellow on the sixth lap. Before action resumed, Merkel went pit side with mechanical problems. Pfeil maintained the lead on the restart with Todorow, Bryon Sipe, Chuck Schutz and Steve Wilson in tow.

Todorow made several runs on Pfeil, who developed a bad push in the turns, but couldn’t make the pass to overtake first.

Pfeil managed to keep the competition behind despite his handling issues and pulled into Victory Lane for his 11th career win trailed by Todorow, Sipe, Schutz and Wilson.

In the Vintage feature Deglas passed leader bobby Hall on the sixth lap and went on to claim the win followed by Andy Cassel, Hall, Bill Gerhart and Rick Mutter.

Todd Lapp set the pace in the Modified Vintage feature for four laps until Peters got past him and went on to claim the win followed by Randy Bailey, Doug Stepanchuk, Ron Myers and Mike Kelly.

Modified heat winners were Brett Kressley, Steve Swinehart and Clay Butler. Mike Mahaney won the consi.

Heat winners in the Sportsman were Andrew Kreis, Jack Butler and Steve Young.

RACE RESULTS

BRC NASCAR Late Model Feature (20-Laps): 1. Wayne Pfeil, 2. Steve Todorow, 3. Bryon Sipe, 4. Chuck Schutz, 5. Steve Wilson, 6. Lou Egrie Sr., 7. Jordan Knepp, 8. Shawn Horning, 9. Dirk Rimrott, 10. Kyle Merkel, 11. Dan Hoffman, 12. Blaine Emery, 13. Andy Cassel, 14. Damon Neff.

Vintage Feature (15-Laps): 1. Dominique Deglas, 2. Andy Cassel, 3. Bobby Hall, 4. Bill Gerhart, 5. Rick Mutter, 6. Tom Orth, 7. Jack Reifsnyder, 8. Curt Neiman, 9. Rich Decker, 10. Dave smith, 11. Gene Garman, 12. Bernie Phillips, 13. Wyatt Jacobus Sr., DNS: Chris Ried.

Vintage Modified Feature (15 Laps): 1. Brett Peters, 2. Randy Bailey, 3. Doug Stepanchuk, 4. Ron Myers, 5. Mike Kelly, 6. Todd Lapp, 7. Dominique Deglas, 8. Bobby Hall, 9. Jamie Undercoffler, 10. Gene Garman, DNS: Rich Decker.

COMING EVENTS:
Saturday, August 26, 7:30 p.m. BRC NIGHT with 30 lap feature for Late Models plus TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and regular Sportsman feature plus Sportsman consolation and feature rained out on August 19th.

Saturday, September 2, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers plus Modified feature rained out on August 19th.

Saturday, September 9, 7:30 p.m. WNPV Radio Champion’s Night (final point races), TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman.

Friday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. Sportsman stock cars and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series plus Modified practice. $12 for adults and $5 for youngsters 6 through 11. Under 6 admitted free. This event has not rain date.

Saturday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. 47th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic in honor of Bruce Rogers, $30,000 to win. Rain date September 23- Advance adult tickets are $35 at the track and $40 on race day. Youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $10 and kids under 6 are admitted free. Rain date is September 23.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
Public Relations, Sponsorship Consultant
Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
Award winning motorsports journalist
www.saxtonsponsormarket.com
215.752.7797 & 267.934.7286-Esaxton144@aol.com

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.

Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
(724) 954-4915
altmeyer119@gmail.com
tyler@tonystewart.com

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Back to Posse Country; All Stars set for four events in four days across Pennsylvania (Rick Rarer Photo)



Back to Posse Country; All Stars set for four events in four days across Pennsylvania

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 16, 2017) - After a two-week intermission to allow teams the opportunity to enter the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition with a four-race stretch through The Keystone State, rejoining the notorious Pennsylvania Posse for four consecutive events from Thursday, August 17, to Sunday, August 20.

The Central Pennsylvania invasion will kick off officially on Thursday evening, August 17, with the third annual Thunder Cup at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. The $5,000-to-win, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series program will feature the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first and only time in 2017; the first visit since Dale Blaney tamed the 1/3-mile, high banked oval on August 18, 2016. In addition, Tony Stewart and Rico Abreu will each be on hand Thursday evening and entered for competition.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will host the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars on Friday, August 18. The 35th annual Jack Gunn Memorial will highlight competition at the world-famous half-mile; the 32nd appearance by “America’s Series” since first making tracks in 1970. Williams Grove Speedway last hosted the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on April 28 with Lance Dewease earning the big payday, bettering all 45 cars in attendance.

Action will move to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Saturday, August 19. Much like Grandview, Lincoln Speedway will only host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on one occasion in 2017. The last time the Tony Stewart-owned organization invaded the Pigeon Hills, it was “Double-D” Danny Dietrich scoring the victory, beating Alan Krimes and Lucas Wolfe to the final checkers. Dietrich is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star action, scoring $7,000 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, just before the Knoxville Nationals break.

A visit to Susquehanna Speedway near York Haven on Sunday, August 20, will conclude the Arctic Cat All Star swing through The Keystone State. Unlike the three events prior, Susquehanna Speedway has not hosted an Arctic Cat All Star event since 1991.

Honoring the late Justin Snyder, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will take part in the Salute to the Troops program during their visit to Susquehanna, awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as $500 to the evening’s fastest qualifier on behalf of Emory Transmissions, and $200 to the evening’s main event hard charger on behalf of Brown & Miller Racing Solutions.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions charge into Central Pennsylvania as the current Series point leader. The five-time and defending Series champion sits on top of the title chase with a 290-point advantage, also leading all full-time competitors with three victories on the season, as well as 25 top-ten finishes in 30 main event starts.

The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith, a former regular in Central Pennsylvania before joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions full-time in 2015, and again in 2017, will enter the weekend second in the championship chase. Smith recently captured his first Arctic Cat All Star victory of the season at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, July 28.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong, a recent $15,000 winner during the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway, will enter Pennsylvania third in the Arctic Cat All Star standings, followed by leading rookie contender, “Mad Max” Stambaugh, and Caleb Helms.

Grandview Speedway will open pit gates at 2:30pm on Thursday, August 17. The Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm, followed by hot laps at 6:45pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Thunder on the Hill Racing Series live on the Web at www.tothracing.com.

Williams Grove Speedway will swing open pit gates at 5:30pm on Friday, August 18. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 6:30pm, soon followed by hot laps at 7, sharp. Additional news and information can be found online at the official home of Williams Grove Speedway: www.williamsgrove.com.

Lincoln Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 19. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 6:15pm, with hot laps to follow at 7:00pm. Please visit www.lincolnspeedway.com for more information pertaining to ticket sales and reserved seat information.

Susquehanna Speedway will open pit gates at 4:30pm on Sunday, August 20. A drivers meeting will be held at 5:45pm, followed by hot laps at 6:15pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the speedway live on the Web at www.susquehannaspeedway.net.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

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.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
(724) 954-4915
altmeyer119@gmail.com
tyler@tonystewart.com

Aug
08

THUNDER NEWS

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Thunder on the Hill



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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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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)
Results written by Vicki Gehris

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VONDOHREN, SIPE AND BRAD GRIM WIN NASCAR FEATURES AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY

PIONEER FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL OFFERS $10,000 TO WIN AUGUST 5

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 29, 2017 – Craig VonDohren, the nine-time and defending Grandview Speedway Modified point champion, hadn’t been to victory lane at the 1/3-mile banked clay oval since August 20, 2016. Saturday night, VonDohren, who regained the point lead by 14 points over 10 time champion Jeff Strunk, passed Kenny Gilmore on the 13th lap restart of the TP Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified 30-lap feature and went on to park his self-owned, Keith Harring/V&M Towing sponsored No. 1C mount in the winner’s circle for his first triumph of the year and also became the 11th different winner.

Two weeks ago in the BRC NASCAR 20-lap Late Model feature Bryon Sipe was one lap shy of capturing his first win of the year. This time the Shoemakersville speedster made a bold move to pass leader Brian Shuey in lap traffic on the 14th lap and didn’t make any driver errors to score his season first win since May 28, 2016 to become the sixth different winner.

Brad Grim claimed his first career victory in the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature on July 8, 2017 and two races later he put the Mike Stringer Collision No. 23 in victory lane for a second time.

All feature winners received monetary awards from TP Trailers and also product certificates from VP Racing Fuels providing they met the necessary requirements.

Joe “Geezer” Fanelli set the pace of the Modified feature for seven laps before Kenny Gilmore, who recently became the new driver of the Dennis Bailey-owned No. 81 replacing John Willman, took over the top spot.

While Gilmore showed the way the battle behind him for the remaining positions was hot and heavy between Fanelli, Von Dohren, Duane Howard and Frank Cozze.

VonDohren, who started 12th and Cozze, eighth-place starter, advanced to second and third respectively on lap ten to pressure Gilmore.

A three-car, fourth turn tangle brought out the yellow on the 12th lap. It didn’t take Von Dohren long on the restart to shoot to the outside and overtake Gilmore for first.

Gilmore hung right there with Von Dohren for several laps trying to recapture the lead, but soon Von Dohren pulled away from his fellow competitors.

No more restarts were needed once Von Dohren gained control to allow anyone the chance to overtake him and when the checkered unfurled it was his 101st Saturday night career win. Finishing second was Gilmore trailed by Cozze, Howard and Tim Buckwalter, who posted his best finish of the year since returning a few weeks ago.

Heats were won by Colt Harris, Addison Meitzler and Fanelli. Kevin Hirthler won the consi.

Before any laps could be completed in the Late Model feature something broke on the front end of Kyle Merkel’s car causing him to spin coming off turn two and out of competition. Once green flag action resumed Shuey was the early pacesetter with Sipe, Steve Todorow, Danny Snyder and Wayne Pfeil in pursuit.

Sipe, Todorow and Snyder had their own battle for second which allowed Shuey some breathing room.

Lapped traffic enabled the cars behind Shuey to close in on him and attempt to take the lead away.

On the 14th lap with a lapped car, Shuey and Sipe three-wide, Sipe shot past both of them and into the lead.

Sipe was determined not to make any mistakes and keep everyone behind him. He did just that and captured his second career win followed by Shuey, Snyder, Todorow and Chuck Schutz.

In the Sportsman feature polesitter Steve Young set the pace for two laps before Louden Reimert and Craig Whitmoyer tangled on the backstretch for the yellow. Whitmoyer could continue, but Reimert had to be towed back to the pits. On the restart Young, Derrick Smith and Joe Funk III went three-wide and Funk III emerged as the new leader.

Jim Housworth and Grim diced four the runner-up position several laps before Grim overtook him on the seventh lap to take chase after Funk III.

Andy Clemmer brought out the final yellow on the 13th lap when he slowed his pace with a flat tire in the fourth turn. When action resumed Grim took over first with Mark Kemmerer, Funk III, Housworth and Brian Hirthler, the current point leader, battling for the remaining positions.

Grim kept everyone behind him and continued until he became the eighth different winner trailed by Kemmerer, for his best finish, Funk III, Housworth and Whitmoyer, who was on the move after the early lap incident.

The heats were won by Kenny Bock, Mike Lisowski and Young while Caleb Ross won the consi.

Defending Sportsman point champion Jordan Henn, who was injured in the horrendous homestretch crash on April 29, was back in competition and garnered a seventh place finish.

Next Saturday Grandview presents one of its most prestigious events, the annual Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial. This will be a 50-lapper for the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds paying at least $10,000 to the winner. Also included in the night of excitement will be the BRC Late Models and Sportsman. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $25 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. Children under 6 are admitted free.

The Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet will feature Pioneer sponsored racers Craig VonDohren, Chuck Schutz, Kevin Hirthler and Brian Hirthler. It takes place at 5 p.m. Rain date for the Forrest Rogers Memorial is August 12th.

RACE RESULTS

TP Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Craig Von Dohren, 2. Kenny Gilmore, 3. Frank Cozze, 4. Duane Howard, 5. Tim Buckwalter, 6. Jeff Strunk, 7. Mike Gular, 8. Joe Fanelli, 9. Colt Harris, 10. Ray Swinehart, 11. Doug Manmiller, 12. Brian Krummel, 13. Kevin Hirthler, 14. Addison Meitzler, 15. Chris Esposito, 16. Kyle Weiss, 17. Ryan Grim, 18. Mike Laise. DNF: 19. Clay Butler, 20. Brian Houseknecht, 21. Mark Kratz, 22. Justin Grim, 23. Willie Osmun, 24. Chris Gambler, 25. Brett Gilmore, 26. John Willman, 27. Ron Seltmann Jr., 28. Jared Umbenhauer. DNQ: Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Steve Swinehart, Kory Fleming, Eric Biehn, Briggs Danner, Frank Yankowski and Brett Kressley.

BRC NASCAR Late Model (20-Laps): 1. Bryon Sipe, 2. Brian Shuey, 3. Danny Snyder, 4. Steve Todorow, 5. Chuck Schutz, 6. Blaine Emery, 7. Wayne Pfeil, 8. Steve Wilson, 9. Andy Cassel, 10. Shawn Horning, 11. Dallas Breidenbach, 12. Dirk Rimrott, 13. George Irwin. DNF: 14. Todd Ravel, 15. Jordan Knepp, 16. Scott Lee, 17. Ron Kline, 18. Kyle Merkel, 19. Dan Hoffman.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Brad Grim, 2. Mark Kemmerer, 3. Joe Funk III, 4. Jim Housworth, 5. Craig Whitmoyer, 6. Brian Hirthler, 7. Jordan Henn, 8. Mike Lisowski, 9. Brad Arnold, 10. Dylan Swinehart, 11. Derrick Smith, 12. Caleb Ross, 13. Gary Wagner, 14. Ryan Shupp, 15. Nathan Mohr, 16. Andrew Kreis, 17. Jesse Landis, 18. Steve Young, DNF: 19. Kenny Bock, 20. Andy Clemmer, 21. Kurt Bettler, 22. B.J. Joly (alternate), 23. Rich Jones, 24. Louden Reimert. DNS: Jack Butler. DNQ: Mike Koffel, John McGovern, Zack Wydra and Ryan Beltz.

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful NASCAR WEEKLY short track operations in the nation having been presenting stock car racing events under the Rogers family promotion for the past 55 years. The season at Grandview continues from late March to November. The one-third-mile, banked clay track is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown. A full line of concession and novelty items is offered. Fans are invited to the pit area after the racing events have been completed and racing equipment loaded into the trailers. Race information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook, Twitter and at 610.754.7688. And it is a good idea to link up with www.Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, August 5, 7:30 p.m. Pioneer Pole Buildings FORREST ROGERS MEMORIAL, 50 laps for TP Trailers Modifieds, $10,000 to win, 50 laps, Sportsman and BRC Late Models.

Saturday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. WNPV Radio Night. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman

Thursday, August 17, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Series featuring 3 time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart and the All Star 410 Sprints in the Thunder Cup plus Sportsman stock cars.

Saturday, August 19, 7:30 p.m. HATFIELD MEATS Night featuring TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage racers.

Saturday, August 26, 7:30 p.m. BRC NIGHT with 35 lap feature for Late Models plus TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman

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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)

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HERE IS A CHANCE TO BE A SUPPORTER OF THE 47TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 MODIFIED CLASSIC AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 22, 2017 . . . The richest event offered in weekly dirt track Modified stock car racing is set for Grandview Speedway on Saturday, September 16th when the 47th Annual Freedom 76 Classic, offering at least $25,000 to the winner is presented.

Many of the top names in area Modified stock car racing will be taking part, all looking to take home the big bucks in the 76-lap Classic.

The night before the Freedom 76 will see a special doubleheader event featuring the Sportsman stock cars and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

More details on the Freedom 76 weekend will be announced shortly.

Opportunities to support the Freedom 76 are now being offered in the form of lap sponsorships, qualifying race sponsorship and special award support.

Sponsorship of a lap is priced at $20. Included for the $20 is a listing in the special Freedom 76 program book (sold out last year), listing on www.grandviewspeedway.com and mentions on the public address system leading up to the event and during the night of the event.

The qualifying event sponsorship is priced at $200 and includes a quarter page ad in the program book, mentions in the promotional releases and mentions on the public address system.

Special awards are subject to negotiations and cover awards such as Hard Luck, Hard Charger and others.

Information can be had and orders placed with Tina Rogers or Tommy Kramer at the track.

Also Ernie Saxton can handle orders at 215.752.7797 or esaxton144@aol.com. All checks should be made payable to Grandview Speedway and can be mailed to 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? IT IS PAST MIDSEASON, VONDOHREN AND HOWARD ARE STILL WINLESS; $10,000 PAYDAY COMING FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS ON AUGUST 5 AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 20, 2017 . . . Nine time track Modified champion Craig VonDohren and multi-time champion Duane Howard are still without a feature win and it is past midseason at Grandview Speedway. If someone had forecast that at the beginning of the season very few would have taken them serious.

When racing continues this Saturday VonDohren and Howard will be looking to change their luck. Perhaps one of them will. But then again it could be point leader Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller, Rudy Gular, Brett Kressley or one of the other top talents seen in action each Saturday night on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval.

All of the Modified racers will be using this Saturday and the following Saturday as tune-ups for the $10,000 to win Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial, a 50-lapper, set for Saturday, August 5th. This is one of the most prestigious and most sought after wins in the sport. The race is run annually in memory of the late founder of speedway.

Hatfield Quality Meats Night will feature the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman along with the added attraction of Blast from the Past Vintage racers.

One of the most popular attractions on long time sponsor Hatfield’s Night will be their mascot Smylie who will be shooting t-shirts and hot dogs into the stands.

On Saturday the spectator gates will be open 5:30 p.m. and racing will start at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted FREE. Pit admission is $30 for those having a NASCAR license.

The popular Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet session takes place in the main gate area starting at 5 p.m. Featured drivers will be Modified talent Brian Krummel and Sportsman racer Kurt Bettler.

A tripleheader show of Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman will be the attraction on July 29th.

Additional information can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com and Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

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ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
Award winning motorsports journalist
www.saxtonsponsormarket.com
215.752.7797 & 267.934.7286-Esaxton144@aol.com

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