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12th Annual USAC Eastern Storm

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JANUARY 24, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4433


BECHTELSVILLE, PA – One of the hottest tickets of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill season, the wingless warriors of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship kick off their only East Coast tour at Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, June 14. The tradition continues as the Thunder Series opens this wildly popular annual tour.

In 2007, Thunder on the Hill special events promoter, Bob Miller and the Rogers Family, brought the nation’s longest touring Sprint Car group back to Pennsylvania after a nearly 30-year absence from the region.

“I vividly remember USAC being such an integral part of the Reading Fairgrounds history,” Miller recollects. “In some ways, my love of Reading made me so passionate about bringing USAC back to the east coast and specifically back to Berks County at Grandview.”

USAC came back in full force and remains one of the must-see events of the racing season.

Forty Eastern Storm events have been held since the debut of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Championship in 2007. Levi Jones and Bryan Clauson are tied with the most wins of Eastern Storm history with six victories each. Five different drivers reached victory lane in 2017 – three for the first time in Storm history -- while Chris Windom went on to win the Eastern Storm Championship.

Heading into the 12th Eastern Storm, the Bechtelsville, PA 1/3-mile dirt track opens the tour with the Jesse Hockett Classic, a 40 lap battle for the non-wing 410 sprint cars. Joining the program will be the popular 358 NASCAR Modifieds. Gates open at 5 PM wit race time set or 7:30 PM. Grandview and Thunder on the Hill are the only facility to have held a USAC event in every year of Eastern Storm history. Defending winner of this event on the hill is Brady Bacon.

The series heads to Mechanicsburg, PA’s Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 15, while Port Royal Speedway brings the series into night number three on Saturday, June 16.

York Haven, PA’s Susquehanna Speedway lands on the schedule for the sixth consecutive year, on Sunday, June 17. For the first time, United States Auto Club drivers head to Bridgeport Speedway on Monday, June 18 and the Storm concludes on Tuesday, June 19 at Weedsport Speedway.

Past Eastern Storm winners like Robert Ballou – who swept all three 2015 events, Brady Bacon – who holds wins at Grandview Speedway and Port Royal Speedway, Chad Boespflug, and Chase Stockon are expected for competition.

The Eastern Storm kicks off on Thursday, June 14 with the Jesse Hockett Classic – dedicated to the memory of the 2009 Grandview race winner. Joining the USAC non-wing Sprint Cars are Grandview’s popular 358 Modifieds.

Key sponsors are returning for the 29th season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Joining NAPA Auto Parts is Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, Quaker Steak & Lube, GALCO Business Communications and Eli’s Auto Parts.

Advance tickets for the Grandview Speedway USAC/358 Modified event are available by calling 443-513-4456. Callers are required to leave their name, phone number, and the number of tickets requested. Callers can then pick-up and pay for their tickets at the Grandview Speedway’s Will-Call Window after 4 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM – a full 30 minutes before tickets go on sale to the public.

Grandview Speedway is located at 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA just minutes off Route 100.

NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series can be found on the web at You can follow along all of the Thunder on the Hill events on Facebook, and on Twitter and Instagram @tothracing.



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BECHTELSVILLE, PA January 24, 2018 . . . With the new season of weekly stock car racing at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway a few rule changes have been announced as a result of a recent rules meeting.

Late Model stock cars racing at the one-third-mile, banked clay Bechtelsville oval will now be able to us any CFM Holley style carburetor.

All 602 and 604 Crate engine Sportsman cars with aluminum or steel wheels must weight 2,300, a weight reduction from past seasons. All other Sportsman weights will remain the same as they have been.

No digital dashboards will be allowed, only analog gauges are permitted.

Newcomers in the Sportsman and Modified divisions will be permitted to run American Racer tires with their current track stamps for the first week of official competition. A G-View stamped tire must be added each week after that until all four wheels have G-View stamped tires.

Late Model division newcomers may run their current track tires the first night (Hoosier or American Racer). Each week following the first week a G-View stamped tire must be added until and all fours have the G-View tires.

Management plans to have the new track rule book in place at in a week or two.

Ed Scott can answer any questions racers may have at 610.298.2408 (after 6 pm) or Cliff Quinn at 484.357.2587.

The racing season at Grandview Speedway kicks off on Saturday, March 31st with a free-to-the-public practice session open to all divisions of competition.

The Bruce Rogers Memorial is set to get the “real racing” started on Saturday, April 7th. The Modifieds will race in a 50-lapper paying $7,500 to win while all feature starters will earn at least $1,000. Sportsman stock cars will also be part of the doubleheader show. There is no entry fee, no points and no license required for this special race.

For more information on racing at Grandview Speedway as the season moves closer check in at or telephone 610.754.7688.

The Rogers Family Grandview Speedway will be moving into their 56th consecutive season of racing. The track is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

MEDIA NOTE: Those media planning to cover events at Grandview on a REGULAR BASIS should be in touch to arrange for season media credentials. Freelancers must have proof of assignment. Email me at Include name, media affiliation, postal mailing address and telephone number.

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Bechtelsville, PA December 15, 2017. . . With the 56th season of stock car racing scheduled to get underway at Grandview Speedway on March 31st interest is already growing in the NASCAR sanctioned Saturday night racing action which will once again feature the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.

The annual free-to-the-public practice session will kick things off on Saturday, March 31st at noon. And Saturday, April 7th, will feature the Bruce Rogers Memorial, a 75-lapper, for big and small block racers paying $7500 to win. This event will not carry a NASCAR sanction.

Again this year racers that use VP racing gasoline will be able to earn some great benefits based on a program announced by track operators, the Rogers family, and VP Racing Fuels.

As in previous seasons the top finishing racer in each of the three NASCAR divisions racing at Grandview each Saturday night will be eligible for product awards. For the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds there is a $150 product award for the top finishing racer that can show he has used VP racing gasoline, had VP decals clearly visible on each side of the race car and has a VP patch on his or her uniform. In the Late Model division there will be a $100 product award and the Sportsman racers will earn a $75 product award provided they meet the requirements set for the awards.

In addition VP Racing Fuels is posting a $100 VP product award for the overall Hard Charger out of the three divisions each Saturday night.

VP will also be a banner advertiser on the Grandview website.

VP Racing Fuels Regional Manager Tim Hogue said, “We appreciate the support given our product by the racers and we want to show the racers support for their racing efforts.”

Fans are also reminded that season passes ARE available that cover a reserved seat for all Saturday night events, April through September. The price is still $350. Send a check covering the passes being ordered along with a self-addressed stamped envelope (to speed delivery) to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505.

For information telephone 610.754.7688 or check in at, Facebook or Twitter.

Those having interest in enjoying the benefits of marketing through auto racing can obtain information on program book advertising, event sponsorship and billboard advertising by contacting Ernie Saxton at 215.752.7797 or email A color brochure is available.

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


MEDIA NOTE: It is not too early to make your Grandview plans known. Will you be covering Grandview on a regular basis so that you will need a season media pass for 2018. The season will be here before you know it. Be in touch at or 267.934.7286. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. ---Ernie Saxton on behalf of Grandview Speedway.


Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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OCTOBER 14, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456



BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 14, 2017) – It was a spooky Halloween night, but there weren’t any tricks for Brett Kressley, as the 25-year-old scored his first NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series victory at the ‘Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam’ on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway.

“This felt like the longest race of my life,” an elated – and champagne-soaked – Kressley said in Victory Lane. “I had a really strong car tonight, and I can’t thank my crew enough for all their hard work.”

The Orefield, PA driver couldn’t have had a better night, scoring the win in his qualifying heat race and picking the first position in the Modified redraw of top qualifiers. Known as ‘The Threat,’ Kressley took the lead at the outset of the 40-Lap feature, and held off the best-of-the-best in Modified competition to score the $5,000 victory.

At the drop of the green flag, Kressley shot away from the 24-car field pulling a full-straightaway lead by the just the third circuit around the one-third-mile dirt oval.

The first yellow flag flew on the seventh lap when Oley, PA’s Duane Howard spun in turn four -- while running in the top-five -- after contact with Boyertown, PA’s Ryan Watt. Both cars were sent to the rear of the field.

On the restart, Kressley rolled back into the lead with Danny Erb following closely behind, while Kenny Gilmore and Craig VonDohren challenged for the third position.

Kressley held control at the half-way mark with Erb and Gilmore holding in the top-three positions. The battle for fourth was heating up between 2017 Track Champion, Craig VonDohren and Freedom 76 winner, Jeff Strunk.

The action came to a stop on lap 26, when Dan Bouc, of Pipersville, PA, flipped his No. 32 Modified in turn 2.

It was all Kressley in the final stretch – but it wasn’t easy for the young racer as a group of veterans were hot on his heels. Danny Erb would finish in the second position, Kenny Gilmore in third aboard the Bailey No. 81, Jeff Strunk finishing in the fourth position and Billy Pauch Jr. finishing in the fifth spot.

Ringoes, NJ’s Ryan Godown brought the Searock Fabrications No. 26 home in sixth, Ryan Watt rallied back to finish in seventh, Mike Gular in eighth, Billy Pauch in ninth and Jared Umbenhauer rounding out the top-ten finishers.

Initial fourth-place finisher Craig Von Dohren was found light at the scales and was penalized to the 24th position.

2017 Grandview Speedway Sportsman Champion, Brian Hirthler picked up the $1,300 win in the Madhouse Sportsman event, starting on the pole and holding off a hard-charging Matt Stangle at the conclusion of the 25-lap main event. Hirthler bookended his 2017 racing season with a win on opening night and a win to conclude the season.

Neshanic, NJ’s Matt Stangle finished in second, Mark Kemmerer in third, Jim Houseworth finished in fourth, and Brad Brightbill finished in fifth.

Despite a busted radiator, Ryan Stillwaggon of Burlington, NJ scored his first career Grandview Speedway win in the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series. Stillwaggon dominated the 25-lap feature event and scored the victory despite slowing drastically in the closing circuits. Tim Tanner Jr. came home in the second position, 2017 MASS Series Champion Eddie Wagner finished in third, Austin Bishop in fourth, and Dave Brown in fifth.


41 Modifieds signed-in for action during the 18th Annual NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party event. Heat races were won by Jared Umbenhauer, Ryan Watt, Brett Kressley, and Duane Howard. Last chance consolation events were won by Ryan Godown and Scott Albert.

Brett Kressley became the 26th different NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Modified winner in 68 races. Jeff Strunk holds the most wins with 12.

The Mods at the Madhouse 40 marked the 18th House of Thunder Halloween events and the conclusion of the 28th season of NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series action.

Plans for the 2018 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series are already taking place with a potential Easter Sunday Modified spectacular and the possible addition of the USAC Midgets.

For more information about NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit or follow along on


Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Jared Umbenhauer 2. Billy Pauch 3. Meme DeSantis 4. Rick Laubach 5. Ryan Grim

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Watt 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Danny Erb 4. Kevin Beach 5. Kevin Hirthler

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Billy Pauch Jr. 3. Kenny Gilmore 4. Jeff Strunk 5. John Willman

Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Duane Howard 2. Dan Pannepacker 3. Danny Bouc 4. Addison Meitzler 5. Mike Gular

Consi 1(10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Godown 2. Ray Swinehart

Consi 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Scott Albert 2. Doug Manmiller

Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam (40 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Danny Erb 3. Kenny Gilmore 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Billy Pauch, Jr. 6. Ryan Godown 7. Ryan Watt 8. Mike Gular 9. Billy Pauch 10. Jared Umbenhauer 111. Ray Swinehart 12. Ryan Grim 13. John Willman 14. Addison Meitzler 15. Kevin Beech 16. Scott Albert 17. Danny Bouc 18. Rick Laubach 19. Doug Manmiller 20. Kevin Hirthler 21. Meme DeSantis 22. Duane Howard 23. Dan Pannepacker DQ: Craig VonDohren (light at the scale)


Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Mark Kemmerer 2. Brian Hirthler 3. Steve Young 4. Jim Housworth 5. Roger Manning 6. Lex Shive

Heat 2 (8 Laps) -- 1. Jim McGovern 2. Kenny Bock 3. Brad Grim 4. Matt Stangle 5. Jordan Henn 6. Louden Reimert

Heat 3 (8 Laps) -- 1. Joe Funk 2. Craig Whitmoyer 3. Derrick Smith 4. Billy Osmun 5. Brad Brightbill 6. Nathan Mohr

Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Kyle Lilick 2. Mike Lisowski 3. Brad Arnold 4. Caleb Ross 5. Ryan Lilick 6. Andy Clemmer

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Brian Hirthler 2. Matt Stangle 3. Mark Kemmerer 4. Jim Housworth 5. Brad Brightbill 6. Miek Lisowski 7. John McGovern 8. Louden Reimert 9. Brad Arnold 10. Cale Ross 11. Derrick Smith 12. Steve Young 13. Lex Shive 14. Tom Princiotta 15. Kyle Lilick 16. Brad Grim 17. Andy Clemmer 18. Nathan Mohr 19. Jordan Henn 20. Kenny Bock 21. Roger Manning 22. Billy Osmun DQ: Joe Funk (light at the scale), Ryan Lilick (light at the scale)

MASS Sprint Cars

Heat 1 (8 Laps) -- 1. Austin Bishop 2. Ryan Stillwaggon 3. Jeff Geiges 4. Tommy Carberry, Jr. 5. Zack Burd

Heat 2 (8 Laps) -- 1. Eddie Wagner 2. Stefanie Carberry 3. Tim Smolenyak 4. Dave Brown

Heat 3 (8 Laps) -- 1. Dave Bonner 2. Tim Tanner 3. Tom Carberry, Sr. 4. Scott Frack 5. Brandon Poff

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Ryan Stillwaggon 2. Tim Tanner 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Austin Bishop 5. Dave Brown 6. Stefanie Carberry 7. Tom Carberry, Sr. 8. Tommy Carberry, Jr. 9. Scott Frack 10. Jon Haegele 11. Jeff Geiges 12. Zack Burd 13. Dave Bonner 14. Tim Smolenyak 15. Dan Leper 16. Bryant Davis 17. Brandon Poff 18. Chad Connor

Watch for coming announcements about the 2018 Thunder on the Hill Racing Season



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$5,000 To Win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to Start Mods at the Madhouse Traffic Jam


BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 23, 2017) – The twenty-eighth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will close out a successful season when the annual House of Thunder Halloween Party invades the Grandview Speedway Saturday night, October 14. What a season that started with Brady Bacon winning the USAC event as Kyle Larson took the victory in the 410 Sprint Speed Week Series as Freddy Rahmer Jr won the Tony Stewart, Smoke of the Hill event in August. Huge crowds turned out for all three events of the Thunder Series, well known for presenting the top divisions and only the premier traveling series in the country.

The Mods at the Madhouse event of 2016 was a thriller with Billy Pauch Jr taking the win after a hard fought battler with Ryan Watt and Craig VonDohren who closed in on the leaders in the final laps of the 40 lap main event. How ironic, Pauch, Watt and VonDohren finished one-two-three and all three cars were, number 14.

The real eye catcher for this Traffic Jam event is the payoff. A respectable $5,000 will go to the winner, and for the rest of the field, $1,000 will go to the tenth place finisher and an unheard of $500 just to start a forty lap feature event. For the drivers and owners, no membership fees and no entry fees.

Expect a “thriller” with a three division program that will include the Big Block Modifieds/358 Modifieds plus the Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars. Be part of a spooky night on the hill with this “Triple Thunder Thriller”. Gates open at 4 PM with racing getting underway at 6 PM. In the event of rain, Sunday, October 15 will be the rain date with gates opening at 3 PM and a 5 PM starting time

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be the popular attire of the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

With a special rules package offered, the region’s top Modified racers are expected to be in attendance. Hometown heroes like Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard and Doug Manmiller defend the Berks County oval against New Jersey invaders Billy Pauch Jr. and Ryan Godown. Young and hungry drivers like Danny Bouc, Jared Umbenhauer, and Ryan Krachun search for their first Thunder on the Hill Victory.

The rules package allows for competition from Big-Block and Spec 358 engines and both American Racer and Hoosier tires. No open small block motors are permitted. For further rule information visit

Along with an exciting Modified main event, the Sportsman will compete in a series of qualifying events leading up to the $1,300-to-win, 25-lap feature event. The MASS Sprint Car Series will battle with heat race qualifying ending the night with their 25 lap main event. It’s a three division Triple Thunder Thriller close to a popular 2018 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Helping to celebrate the Spooky Night will be a stunning firework display prior to the start of the modified main event.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings Mobile Sales Unit will be on display in the mid-way along with all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series mainstay promotions including the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet and Greet, pit area tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can watch hot laps from the infield, Joe ‘The Pizza Dude’ offering up free pizzas to the rowdiest fans, give-a-ways, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill, Lauren Fischer.

Spectator gates will open at 4 PM, with racing action set for 6:00 PM. Adult General Admission is $25, Children 6-11 are $10, and Children 5 and Under are Free of Charge. Pit Area pricing is $35 and a license is not required.

Fans have the ability to camp out 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.

2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:
Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party – Saturday, October 14 6 PM – Big-Block/358 Modifieds 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

Rain Date: Sunday, October 15 Start time: 5 PM

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:
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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.

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- 358 modified 'Freedom 76' feature highlights from 9/16/2017 at Grandview Speedway

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MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or or 267.934.7286 (cell)
Results written by Vicki Gehris



BECHTELSVILLE, PA. September 17, 2017 . . . Jeff Strunk, the defending winner of Grandview Speedway’s Freedom 76, now has the distinction of being the leading winner of the event at seven having been in a tie at six with Billy Pauch. Strunk took home the checkered in the 47th Annual Freedom 76-lap T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified feature in honor of promoter Bruce Rogers who passed away earlier in the year. The ten-time NASCAR Modified point champion picked up a hefty paycheck of $30,000 in addition to $100 from AARN for being the half-way leader, the Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award plus lap money and a V.P. Racing Fuel award providing he met the necessary requirements.

Strunk made up for a rather dismal season at the 1/3-mile oval in which prior to the night only won one race and that was on June 3, 2017. Strunk and Craig VonDohren, the 2017 Modified point champion, put on quite a battle throughout the race and Strunk commented that VonDohren, who is tough as nails ran him clean while the pair battled throughout the race. There were several times Strunk didn’t know which lane to choose since VonDohren tried the outside and inside which made Strunk change lanes.

Through the luck of the draw, Bob Trapper Jr. started on the pole, but it was second-place starter Billy Pauch that charged into the early lead trailed by Doug Manmiller, Strunk, Scott Albert and Brian Krummel, who started third, sixth,, fifth and seventh respectively.

By lap eighth the top three approaching lapped traffic and had to use heads up driving.

Duane Howard, the winner four times, slowed his pace on the 11th lap for the first yellow and was through for the night. The restart had Pauch and Strunk side-by-side, but when action resumed Pauch washed up coming out of turn four. Strunk took advantage of the situation and motored the Glenn Hyneman-owned/All Fab No. 126 into first.

Within no time Strunk opened up a commanding lead while Pauch, Manmiller, Brian Krummel and Albert chased him down.

Godown looped it in the first turn setting up a seven-car accident in which Nate Christman, running for the first time all year, took a slow roll for the 21st lap red. All drivers were thankfully uninjured, but the same couldn’t be said for the cars of Brett Kressley and Tim Buckwalter as they were out of contention. Christman later returned during another caution, but he couldn’t continue because he was three laps down. Strunk maintained first on the restart, but Pauch, Manmiller, Von Dohren and Krummel gave him no margin to error.

Strunk was able to increase the distance as the race progressed since Pauch and VonDohren battled for the runner-up spot because VonDohren cleared Pauch on the 28th lap and took chase after Strunk.

By the 32nd lap VonDohren gained a tremendous amount of ground on Strunk when the front runners encountered heavy lap traffic.

VonDohren had just moved ahead, but before the lap counted, a mandatory pit stop on the 45th lap made the move void. The first five on the restart consisted of Strunk, VonDohren, Manmiller and Kevin Hirthler, who started 22nd and 21st place starter Jared Umbenhauer. It wasn’t long before Kenny Gilmore joined the mix and got past Umbenhauer for fifth.

Ryan Watt regrouped the pack with 16 laps to go when he stopped in the fourth turn for a yellow. Strunk wasted no time punching the accelerator on the restart because he knew VonDohren was just waiting to pounce if he faltered.

Strunk never gave up until he was in Victory Lane for his biggest win of the year followed by VonDohren, Hirthler, Gilmore and Mike Gular, who came through from 27th. Rounding out the top ten were Manmiller, Umbenhauer, Krummel, Frank Cozze and Brandon Grosso.

Cozze, Hirthler, Justin Grim, Brett Kressley and Krummel won the five qualifying heats. Mike Lisowski and Danny Erb won the consolation races to advance to the Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20-lap race which was the last chance to get into the Freedom.

Brett Kressley garnered an extra $1,000 by winning the 10-lap Pioneer Metal Roofing Cash Dash.

Ryan Beltz, Willman, Billy Pauch Jr., Rick Laubach and Matt Stangle were able to earn starting berths in the Freedom by being the top five finishers in the Minuteman race.


T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (76-Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Craig VonDohren, 3. Kevin Hirthler, 4. Kenny Gilmore, 5. Mike Gular, 6. Doug Manmiller, 7. Jared Umbenhauer, 8. Ryan Grim, 9. Frank Cozze, 10. Brandon Grosso, 11. Billy Pauch Sr., 12. Brian Krummel, 13. Ray Swinehart (provisional), 14. Jimmy Horton, 15. Scott Albert, 16. John Willman, 17. Justin Grim. DNF: 18. Ryan Godown, 19. Ryan Watt, 20. Mike Laise, 21. Rick Laubach, 22. Mike Mahaney, 23. Brian Hirthler, 24. Ryan Beltz, 25. Ryan Krachen, 26. Billy Pauch Jr., 27. Stewart Friesen, 28. Matt Stangle, 29. Nate Christman, 30. Brett Kressley, 31. Tim Buckwalter, 32. Meme DeSantis (provisional), 33. Bob Trapper Jr., 34. Duane Howard, 25. Steve Swinehart.

Schaeffer Motorsports Minuteman 20: 1. Ryan Beltz, 2. John Willman, 3. Billy Pauch Jr., 4. Rick Laubach, 5. Matt Stangle. DNQ: Craig Whitmoyer, Keith Hoffman, Danny Bouc, Mike Lisowski, Kory Fleming, Joe Fanelli, Anthony Perrego. Danny Erb, Brian Kressley, Clay Butler, Brett Gilmore, Dylan Swinehart, Mark Kratz, Danny Johnson, John McClellan and Ron Seltmann Jr.


Saturday, September 30, 12 noon – Blast from the Past Vintage Racers and Outlaw Enduro racing

Saturday, October 14, 6 p.m. – Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party, 3rd Annual Mods at the Madhouse 358/Big Block Modifieds 40 laps, Sportsman and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS)

Saturday, October 21, 12 noon – Outlaw Enduro Racing along with Blast from the Past Vintage Racers

Saturday, November 5, 7 a.m. to ??? – Fall Racers Flea Market

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