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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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SPRINT CARS HEADLINE SATURDAY’S BECHTELSVILLE CAR WASH NIGHT AT GRANDVIEW

MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN LOOK TO ADD NEW FEATURE WINNERS TO THE LIST OF 20 WINNERS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 22, 2017 . . . The excitement of Sprint car racing action will be part of the Bechtelsville Auto Wash tripleheader show at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night. This will be a first time appearance for the popular Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series racers.

And eyes will also be on the TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman stock car racers as the two divisions try to add new names to the lengthy list of NASCAR feature winners. With mid-season here there have already been 20 different drivers make it to victory lane in the regular Saturday NASCAR stock car racing action. The Late Models are being replaced by the MASS Sprinters this weekend.

The tripleheader show will have the Sprints running in a 25-lap feature, while the Modifieds go 30 laps and Sportsman run 25 laps. A full series of qualifying events will decide who gets to race in the features.

Heading up the expected strong contingent of Sprints will be Doylestown’s Tim Tanner who is coming off a big win at Delaware Int’l Speedway. Other popular Sprint racers planning to run on Saturday include Tommy Carberry, Rick Stief, Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, Dave Graber and a host of others.

In addition to the prize money two hard chargers will receive a right rear tire courtesy of their sponsor Thayer Performance Engineering and Parts.

Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $18 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted free. Active military with proper ID are admitted free and there is free parking on the speedway grounds.

The Low Down and Dirty Meet & Greet session at the front gate when it opens will feature Modified racer Brian Houseknecht and keeping it in the family Sportsman racer Paul Houseknecht will represent the Sportsman racers. Representing MASS will be David Bonner. The three racers will have their race cars on display, sign autographs and pose for photos.

BRC Late Model racers will use the night off to get ready for their biggest event of the season, the Firecracker 40, on Saturday, July 1st. The TP Trailers Modifieds and Sportsman will also be part of that tripleheader holiday weekend show. Adult admission will be $20 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay just $5 and children 5 and under are admitted free.

For more information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or 610.754.7688.

ERNIE SAXTON COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
Award winning motorsports journalist
www.saxtonsponsormarket.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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KRESSLEY, KLINE AND LISOWSKI SCORE NASCAR FEATURE WINS AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY

20 FEATURE WINNERS IN EIGHT WEEKS OF RACING

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June 18, 2017 . . . Ma Nature was defeated at Grandview Speedway on Saturday as afternoon showers looked as if they would force another show to be cancelled. However management held off and the track crew did a great job to make racing possible.

Brett “The Threat” Kressley, the 2016 Grandview Modified rookie, struggled early in the season with numerous mechanical and engine issues. Making a rare Grandview appearance on Saturday night, the Orefield leadfoot took the lead on the fourth lap of the TP Trailers 358 NASCAR Modified 30-lap feature on Saturday night at the 1/3-mile oval. He then went on to capture his first win of the year to be the eighth different winner in the class. Runner-up Duane Howard was closing fast in the later stages, but ran out of time. Brett gave a shout out to his dad Brian as the victory was an early Father’s Day present.

The BRC NASCAR Late Model 20-lap feature saw Ron Kline lead from green to checkered and win his fourth feature behind the wheel of the Wanda Brown-owned No. 3.

Mike Lisowski, who has been having his share of bad luck, finally had things go his way for a change. The Minersville speedster pulled into the winner’s circle to chalk up his first triumph of the season in the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature.

All events were televised by RCN-TV and every feature winner received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and product awards from V.P. Race Fuels providing they met the proper requirements.

Bobby Gunther-Walsh led three laps of the Modified feature before Kressley made a bold outside move going into the third turn and emerged as the new leader when the pair came out of the fourth turn.

While Kressley began to pull away from the pack, Gunther-Walsh, Kenny Gilmore, Ryan Grim and Mike Gular diced for second through fifth.

Gilmore overtook second on the eighth lap and set said after Kressley to try to reel him in.

The pack regrouped on the tenth lap when last week’s feature winner Frank Cozze was spun in the second turn by Kyle Borror who was placed to the rear for the incident. Kressley held his own on the restart, but now Gular was the one pressuring him for first while Howard, Gilmore and Jeff Strunk were right behind waiting for a false move.

The front runners led by Kressley encountered lap traffic at the conclusion of 20 laps and had to use heads-up driving tactics.

After the tenth lap caution period, no more restart were needed and even though the pack closed in on Kressley through the slower traffic he never faltered and was able to record his second career with a rapidly closing Howard followed by Gular, Gilmore, for his season best finish and Strunk. Strunk’s fifth-place finish put him at the head of the point leader board since Craig Von Dohren, the point leader going into the show finished back in ninth.

Gunther-Walsh, Joe Fanelli and Kressley won the heats. The consi went to Borror.

Polesitter Kline ran off and hid at the start of the Late Model feature while Wayne Pfeil, Danny Snyder, Kyle Merkel and Steve Todorow diced for positions.

Todorow’s night ended when he slowed along the homestretch for the seventh lap caution putting him out of contention. It was still Kline in front when action resumed.

Snyder, who made his return for his first start of the season after missing several years, brought out the yellow on the ninth lap. Pfeil made a run on Kline on the restart, but within no time Kline was long gone being chased down by Merkel, Brian Shuey and Chuck Schutz.

More restarts were needed, but that didn’t deter Kline as he parked it in victory lane for his 40th career win. Finishing second was Pfeil followed by Merkel, Shuey and Schutz.

The late models will be out of action until Saturday, July 1 when they will compete in the Firecracker 40-lap Late Model feature.

Sportsman feature action had Steve Young set the pace for six laps until Lisowski got by him for the top spot on the seventh circuit.

With Lisowski now in command jockeying for positions behind him were Young, Craig Whitmoyer, Paul Houseknecht and Brian Hirthler, the current point leader.

Whitmoyer finally got by Young on the 13th lap to take chase after Lisowski who opened up a huge advantage over his fellow competitors.

The red was thrown with five laps to go setting up a single file restart when Mike Mammana hit the third turn wall with heavy impact. He was uninjured, but the car sustained considerable damage. Lisowski managed to hold the lead while Whitmoyer, Hirthler, Ryan Lilick and Houseknecht tried to change the status.

Lisowski’s and his crews continuous long hours prepping the car paid off as he was able to score his eighth career win chased across the line by Whitmoyer, Hirthler, R. Lilick and Houseknecht, for his best finish ever.

Heats were won by Young, Jeromy Guistwite and Nathan Mohr. Jim Housworth won the consi.

Next on the schedule at Grandview is the first appearance of the new Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. The 305 Sprint group will be part of the June 24th Bechtelsville Car Wash Night featuring the Sprints, TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman. Heading up the expected strong contingent of Sprints will be Doylestown’s Tim Tanner who is coming off a big win at Delaware Int’l Speedway. And fans will be looking to see who will be the next racer to join the long list of feature winners so far this season. Adult admission for the special night will be $18. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. And Bechtelsville Car Wash will also sponsor a Modified Cash Dash.

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 Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

RACE RESULTS

NASCAR T.P. Trailers Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Brett Kressley, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Mike Gular, 4. Kenny Gilmore, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. Doug Manmiller, 7. Jared Umbenhauer, 8. Kevin Hirthler, 9. Craig Von Dohren, 10. Ryan Grim, 11. Frank Cozze, 12. Clay Butler, 13. Brian Krummel, 14. Ray Swinehart, 15. Kyle Borror. DNF: 16. Brian Houseknecht, 17. Bobby Gunther Walsh, 18. Joe Fanelli, 19. Chris Gambler, 20. John Willman, 21. Blaine Bracelin, 22. Kory Fleming, 23. Mike Kellner, 24. Addison Meitzler, 25. Tim Buckwalter, 26. Dan Waisempacher. DNS: 27. Danny Erb, 28. Mike Mahaney. DNQ: Ron Seltmann Jr., Mark Kratz, Briggs Danner and Chris Esposito.

BRC Late Model Feature (20-Laps): 1. Ron Kline, 2. Wayne Pfeil, 3. Kyle Merkel, 4. Brian Shuey, 5. Chuck Schutz, 6. Bryon Sipe, 7. Lou Egrie Sr., 8. Shawn Horning, 9. Steve Wilson, 10. Andy Cassel, DNF: 11. Jordan Knepp, 12. Dan Hoffman, 13. Todd Ravel, 14. Danny Snyder, 15. Steve Todorow, 16. Matt Carter, 17. Damon Neff.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Mike Lisowski, 2. Craig Whitmoyer, 3. Brian Hirthler, 4. Ryan Lilick, 5. Paul Houseknecht, 6. Kurt Bettler, 7. Dean Bachman, 8. Derrick Smith, 9. Steve Young, 10. Brad Grim, 11. Kyle Lilick, 12. Louden Reimert, 13. John McGovern, 14. Dylan Swinehart, 15. Nathan Mohr, DNF: 16. Brad Arnold, 17. Mike Mammana, 18. Mark Kemmerer, 19. Ryan Higgs, 20. Jim Housworth, 21. Kenny Bock, 22. Joe Funk III, 23. Jeremony Guistwite, 24. Jack Butler. DNQ: Andy Clemmer, Andy Kreis and B.J. Joly.

COMING EVENTS: Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series plus a Modified Cash Dash. Bechtelsville Car Wash Night

Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. BRC Late Models Firecracker 40, TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman

Tuesday, July 4, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series featuring Penna. 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and 358 Modifieds (NASCAR points)

Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Modified racer Kory Fleming and his Sleepy Hollow race team will be giving away bicycles, two to girls and two to boys.

Saturday, July 15, 7:30 p.m. A.D.Moyer Lumber Night featuring TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman

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Eastern Storm Results

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JUNE 13, 2017
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THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS NIGHT ON THE HILL. . . . .

BRADY BACON SIZZLES ON HOT THUNDER ON THE HILL NIGHT; DUANE HOWARD TOPS GRANDVIEW MODS; EASTERN STORM ROLLS ONTO LINCOLN SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 14

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (JUNE 13, 2017) – It was a hot NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series night at Grandview Speedway and a packed house witnessed Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon collecting the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series win, claiming the $6,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic. Oley, PA’s Duane Howard claimed the win in the 30 lap $3,000 to win NASCAR 358 Modified feature, an event presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

This year’s Jesse Hockett Classic marked Bacon’s 18th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series and his first NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win. A field of thirty-two USAC sprints cars and thirty-two 358 Modifieds took part in the program. Even with extremely warm temperatures and a 50% chance of rain, the show did go on.

Greenfield, IN’s CJ Leary charged from the top starting spot battling with current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series Point Leader, Justin Grant. Leary and Grant pulled away from the 23-car starting field gaining a sizable advantage before a lap 7 yellow.

Leary maintained control on the restart, with Grant hot on his heels and Chad Boespflug close for third. But as the leaders pulled away from the pack, a three-car battle for fourth-place ensued as Bacon challenged Dave Darland and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Just prior to half-way a turn-1 flip ended Carlisle, PA’s Chandler Leiby run. The red flag for Leiby, and an incident grandstand side halted the action for a lengthy period of time.

The open red, allowed crews to adjust their cars moving furiously around the open-wheel beasts and preparing for the second half of the feature event.

On the restart, Leary held the top spot, but all eyes were on Brady Bacon. Bacon charged three-wide with Grant and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Bacon overtook Leary holding the inside line on lap 24 but Leary held on rim-riding the top side. Bacon charged alongside Leary as the two diced side-by-side for nearly 10 laps. Leary overtook Bacon with four-laps remaining, but an altercation with a lapped car slowed Leary and gave Bacon the opportunity to pounce forward for the $6,000 victory. Leary settled for second, Chris Windom finished in a hard-fought third place, Kevin Thomas Jr. came home in fourth and Justin Grant finished fifth.

The Eastern Storm continues on Wednesday at the Lincoln Speedway featuring the USAC Non-wing sprints cars and the 358 wing sprint cars. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Oley, PA’s Duane Howard claimed his 10th Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win leading the Norm’s Save Station No. 357 to the checkered flag in the non-stop 30-lap 358 Modified feature event.

Mike Gular quickly took the lead from his front row starting position and battled back-and-forth with John Willman. Howard moved into the second-position on lap nine with Craig VonDohren and Jeff Strunk quickly on his tail.

The leaders hit lapped traffic on the 14th circuit, and Howard closed quickly on Gular as VonDohren hammerd the cushion around the top side. Howard’s No. 357 slipped inside Gular with 10-laps remaining and VonDohren followed closely winding up the top side of the 1/3-mile oval.

Howard held on for the win, VonDohren came home second, Gular third, Jeff Strunk in the fourth position and Ryan Godown rounded out the top five finishers.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to action on Tuesday, July 4 for Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. The 410 Sprint Cars compete in a double header with the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. Gates open at 4 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

For more information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

AMSOIL USAC Time Trials:

Chase Stockon - 13.830 2. Brady Bacon - 13.854 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. - 13.871 4. Kyle Moody - 13.892 5. Thomas Meseraull - 13.893 6. Jarrett Andretti - 13.905 7. Robert Ballou - 13.978 8. Dave Darland - 13.993 9. Justin Grant - 14.062 10. Trevor Kobylarz - 14.100 11. Tony DiMattia - 14.106 12. Kyle Robbins - 14.141 13. Jerry Coons, Jr. - 14.148 14. Chris Windom - 14.153 15. Isaac Chapple - 14.182 16. Alex Bright - 14.196 17. Chad Boespflug - 14.210 18. Aaron Farney - 14.217 19. Joey Biasi - 14.228 20. Tyler Courtney - 14.241 21. C.J. Leary - 14.266 22. Carmen Perigo - 14.365 23. Matt Westfall - 14.419 24. Chandley Leiby - 14.530 25. Shane Golobic - 14.531 26. Danny Dietrich - 14.596 27. Dustin Smith - 14.653 28. Austin Burke - 15.095 29. Kyle Lick - 15.219 30. Chad Wilson - 15.234 31. Steve Wilbur - 15.248 32. Trey Hivner - 15.691

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Isaac Chapple 2. Chandler Leiby 3. Chad Boespflug 4. Tony DiMattia

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Tyler Courtney 2. Alex Bright 3. Justin Grant 4. Jarrett Andretti

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Aaron Farney 2. Matt Westfall 3. CJ Leary 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Chris Windom 2. Dave Darland Joey Biasi 4. Trevor Kobylarz

B-Main (12 Laps) – 1. Chase Stockon 2. Robert Ballou 3. Brady Bacon 4. Thomas Meseraull 5. Kyle Robbins 6. Jerry Coons, Jr.

A-Main (40 Laps) – 1. Brady Bacon 2. CJ Leary 3. Chris Windom 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. 5. Justin Grant 6. Robert Ballou 7. Chase Stockon 8. Jerry Coons, Jr. 9. Tyler Courtney 10. Jarrett Andretti 11. Matt Westfall 12. Aaron Farney 13. Thomas Meseraull 14. Alex Bright 15. Kyle Robbins 16. Dave Darland 17. Chad Boespflug 18. Isaac Chapple 19. Tony DiMattia 20. Trevor Kobylarz 21. Chandler Leiby 22. Joey Biasi

358 Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Craig VonDohren 2. Duane Howard 3. Doug Manmiller 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Danny Erb 6. Ryan Beltz

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Rick Laubach 3. Danny Bouc 4. Frank Cozze 5. Ryan Godown 6. Blaine Bracelin

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Kenny Gilmore 2. John Willman 3. Mike Gular 4. Ryan Watt 5. Chris Esposito 6. Jared Umbenhauer

CONSOLATION: (10 Laps) – 1. Kyle Borror 2. Brian Hirthler 3. Ryan Grim 4. Brandon Grosso 5. Clay Butler 6. Mark Kratz

Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Duane Howard 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Mike Gular 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Ryan Godown 6. Doug Manmiller 7. Kenny Gilmore 8. Rick Laubach 9. John Willman 10. Danny Bouc 11. Danny Erb 12. Brett Kressley 13. Kyle Borror 14. Frank Cozze 15. Ryan Watt 16. Chris Esposito 17. Jared Umbenhauer 18. Brandon Grosso 19. Ryan Grim 20. Clay Butler 21. Brian Hirthler 22. Ryan Beltz 23. Blaine Bracelin 24. Mark Kratz

2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:

Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week - Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*

3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions - Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman SMOKE ON THE HILL . . . . 410 Sprint car entries Tony Stewart and Rico Abreu

Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party - Saturday, October 14 6 PM - Big-Block/358 Modifieds 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

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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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COZZE, SCHUTZ AND KYLE LILICK BECAME 16TH, 17TH AND 18TH DIFFERENT WINNERS OUT OF 21 NASCAR RACES PRESENTED THIS SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June11, 2017 . . . Three different feature winners entered the record books on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in their respective divisions in the Whelen Engineering sponsored racing events. The total different feature winners this season, out of 21 feature races presented, now stands at 18.

Veteran campaigner Frank Cozze piloted the Tom Umbenhauer-owned/Harry’s U-Pull-It No. 4 to his first win of the season in the TP Trailers 358 Modified NASCAR 30-lap feature. Cozze, a DIRT Hall of Famer, who had a disappointing finish last week, held off the last lap challenges of two others veterans of the sport Ray Swinehart and Craig Von Dohren to become the seventh different winner in the Modified division.

The BRC NASCAR Late Model division had a fifth different winner. Defending point champion and current point leader Chuck Schutz, who drove Andy Cassel’s car the previous week when the Ty Zeigler-owned No. ONE experienced problems, finished by a comfortable margin over runner-up and last week’s feature winner Ron Kline for his first 25-lap feature win of the season to be the fifth different winner in his normal ride.

Kyle Lilick was sidelined early in the NASCAR Sportsman 25-lap feature last week, but he more than made up for it on his next outing. The younger of the racing Lilick’s in the duo made up of older brother Ryan a two-time winner this year, overtook Jack Butler on the 18th lap and went on to capture his first career victory and become sixth different Sportsman winner of the season.

All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers providing they met the requirements and product awards from V.P. Fuels if they run gas and have the proper decals and other specifications.

John Willman put the Dennis Bailey-owned No. 81 into the early lead at the start of the Modified feature with pressure from Colt Harris, Steve Swinehart, Cozze and Ray Swinehart.

By the conclusion of ten laps Harris erased the deficit Willman opened up to challenge him for the top spot.

The pack regrouped when Mike Kellner, who had a strong second place finish the previous week, stopped in the first turn for the 15th lap caution. On the restart Willman and now Cozze lined up side-by-side. When action resumed Cozze got somewhat out of shape. Willman ran over Cozzes’ front end and hit the homestretch infield tire for the yellow putting him out of contention and Cozze was the new leader. Cozze maintained the first spot on the next attempt.

Behind Cozze wheeling and dealing never giving up in their battle for positions were R. Swinehart, Mike Gular, Kevin Hirthler and Harris. In the thick of things for sixth through tenth were Doug Manmiller, Von Dohren, Ryan Watt, Jeff Strunk and Duane Howard.

By the 20th lap the order behind Cozze consisted of R. Swinehart, Von Dohren, Gular, Manmiller and Hirthler with the spots constantly being swapped back and forth.

Harris’ fine run ended when he found himself in the third turn wall bringing out the yellow on the 21st lap. Cozze didn’t falter on the restart leaving R. Swinehart, Hirthler, Von Dohren and Gular in pursuit.

While running third with five laps to go, Hirthler hopped the first turn cushion and lost valuable positions. By the time he got recollected, Von Dohren, Gular and Strunk already passed him.

Jared Umbenhauer, who got into the feature by virtue of winning the consi, and was on the move; set up a one lap shoot-out when he hit the homestretch wall with heavy impact for the final yellow. He was uninjured, but the car sustained considerable damage. Cozze kept the competition at bay on the restart and went on to chalk up his fifth career win at the oval. Chasing him across the line were Swinehart, Von Dohren, Gular and Strunk.

Kenny Gilmore, who was supposed the start fourth in the feature only to be towed off before the event started, Harris and Brett Kressley were the heat winners. Picking up the consi win was Umbenhauer.

Kyle Merkel set the pace for two laps of the Late Model feature before Wayne Pfeil stopped along the backstretch for the yellow. On the restart Merkel went too high off of turn four. Schutz took advantage of the situation and charged into the lead.

With Schutz now showing the way, Kline, Merkel, Steve Todorow and Andy Cassel diced for positions.

The comfortable lead Schutz built up was erased on the 16th lap caution needed when Steve Wilson and Lou Egrie Sr. tangled in turn three. When action went green Kline made a strong bid for first, but in no time Schutz pulled away again.

No one could catch Schutz to challenge him as he pulled into victory lane for his 45th career win trailed by Kline, Todorow, Merkel and Egrie Sr.

Jack Butler took the early lead at the drop of the green in the Sportsman feature with Kyle Lilick putting in his bids for the top spot.

Butler stuck to the high line while K. Lilick ran in the inside groove.

While Butler and Lilick jockeyed for first, behind them Ryan Higgs and Brad Arnold put on quite a dual for third. Waiting in the wings anticipating a false move in hopes of advancement was Ryan Beltz.

By the 18th lap the front runners came upon lap traffic. This aided K. Lilick since coming off turn four he got underneath Butler when Butler had to go up a bit to get around them and Lilick was the new leader.

The leader continued to be K. Lilick until he pulled into the winner’s circle for a well-deserved victory chased across by Butler, Arnold, Brad Grim and Higgs.

K. Lilick, Kurt Bettler and Butler won the heats. Mike Lisowski picked up the consi win.

Racing returns to Grandview Speedway with a Bob Miller/Rogers Family Thunder on the Hill promotion featuring the traveling United States Auto Club Wingless Sprint Cars and Small Block Modified doubleheader on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.

And on Saturday, June 17th, the NASCAR TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and BRC Late Models will be in action. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 and youngsters 6 through 11 are admitted FREE.

There has been a change made in the June 24th Bechtelsville Car Wash Night with the Blast from the Past Vintage cars removed from the night’s racing and moved to July 8th. The June 24th show will include TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series sprinters. Admission is $18 for adults.

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 Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

RACE RESULTS

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

BRC Late Model Feature (25-Laps): 1. Chuck Schutz, 2. Ron Kline, 3. Steve Todorow, 4. Kyle Merkel, 5. Lou Egrie Sr., 6. Blaine Emery, 7. Bryon Sipe, 8. Andy Cassel. DNF: 9. Steve Wilson, 10. Jordan Knepp. 11. Todd Ravel, 12. Shawn Horning, 13. Brian Shuey, 14. Damon Neff, 15. Wayne Pfeil.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25-Laps): 1. Kyle Lilick, 2. Jack Butler, 3. Brad Arnold, 4. Brad Grim, 5. Ryan Higgs, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Ryan Lilick, 8. Kurt Bettler, 9. Dean Bachman, 10. Mike Mammana, 11. Dylan Swinehart, 12. Louden Reimert, 13. Mark Kemmerer, 14. Brian Hirthler, 15. Jim Housworth, 16. Joe Funk, 17. Jeromy Guistwite. DNF: 18. Nathan Mohr, 19. Mike Lisowski, 20. Craig Whitmoyer, 21. B.J. Joly, 22. Andy Clemmer, 23. Derrick Smith, 24. Andrew Kreis. DNQ: Kenny Bock, Steve Young and Ryan Shupp.

COMING EVENTS:
Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series featuring Jesse Hockett Classic featuring United States Auto Club (USAC) National Non-Win Sprint Cars and 358 Modified stock cars (NASCAR points awarded).

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, and Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. Bechtelsville Car Wash Night

Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. BRC Late Models Firecracker 40, TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman. Adults $20, youngsters 6 thru 11 $5 and under 6 admitted free.

Saturday, July 8, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage cars.

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Publisher: Motorsports Sponsorship Marketing News
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EASTERN STORM NEWS

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JUNE 10, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

AMSOIL USAC NON-WING SPRINT EASTERN STORM HEADING EAST, GRANDVIEW & LINCOLN TO OPEN SERIES TUESDAY, JUNE 13 AND WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

USAC DRIVER NICKNAMES, DO THEY TELL A STORY ABOUT THE DRIVERS?

We’re just days away from the arrival of USAC drivers from California to Pennsylvania, heading east to open the 11th Annual Eastern Storm, getting underway at the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 13. The following night, Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA will showcase this traveling series of non-wing 410 sprint cars joined by the 358 wing sprint cars. Both nights of racing will get underway at 7:30 PM.

The Eastern Storm will continue on Thursday night, June 15 at Williams Grove then close out the weekend on Saturday night, June 17 at Port Royal and Sunday night, June 18 at the Susquehanna Speedway. This will mark the eleventh annual swing of USAC here in the east, a tour organized by local special events organizer Bob Miller.

Nationally known drivers from numerous states are heading east for this five race series offering over $135,000 in prize money. Many of these drivers are heading to town with a nickname attached to them for one reason or another. But what do these nicknames tell us about these drivers?

We can start with Chris Windom from Canton, IL who is known as “The Bear”. There is also Robert Ballou from Rocklin, CA who earned the nickname “The Madman”, certainly explainable if you watched him power his way through Pennsylvania on previous Eastern Storms. One other point, Ballou sustained injuries last year in a crash that put him on the sidelines the balance of the year. In just his second start since the crash, “The Madman” was a feature winner. Is that mad or what?

Carmen Perigo of Stoystown, PA is labeled with, “Wind it Up and Watch Him Go”, not much to explain on this one. Now a little more interesting is Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, IN who is known as “Sunshine”. What’s the story on that one?

Driver’s names also have something to do with those labels or nicknames. For example, Thomas Meseraull of San Jose, CA goes by “T-Mez”, the very popular Jerry Coons, Jr of Tucson, AZ known as “Coon Dog” as Kevin Thomas Jr of Cullman, AL goes by “KTJ”.

Perhaps your hometown has something to do with your nickname, like Chad Boespflug of Hanford, CA. Chad is well recognized as the “Hanford Hornet”, known for stinging the competition and stirring a buzz with the crowd. There is also Tony Dimattia of Malvern, PA, known as the “Malvern Missile”.

Now there are still two drivers that you might want to ask about their nicknames. First, Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, CA who goes by, “The Macho Man” and local favorite Danny Dietrich is “Double D”. How did those nicknames come about?

Last but certainly not least, one of the most recognized USAC drivers, Dave Darland of Lincoln, IN was named by the race fans, “The People’s Champ”.

The Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprints Eastern Storm will open at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, June 13. This will also mark the opening event of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. If you have never seen a non-wing 410 sprint car race (especially at Grandview Speedway) this is the show to see.

The Tuesday, June 13 event at Grandview Speedway will get underway at 7:30 PM. Joining the USAC non-wing sprints on the program will be the 358 Modifieds chasing a $3,000 payday for the 30 lap run. Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Ryan Godown, Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach and Frank Cozze, are some of the expected modified entries. Qualifying will take place for both divisions.

Other USAC entries to expect include Fort Branch, Indiana’s Chase Stockon, Kokomo, IN driver Shane Cottle, Sikeston, MO favorite Hunter Schuerenberg, and Landon Simon of Tipp City Ohio. I’m sure we all remember the 2016 Grandview performance by Mooresville, North Carolina’s driver Jarett Andretti, almost taking the win. Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, IN, and Greenfield, IN driver C.J. Leary are hoping to break through for an Eastern Storm taste of victory.

On the local scene, Danny Dietrich a 410 sprint car feature winner at Grandview and the winner of the 2016 National Open at Williams Grove, plans to make his initial foray into USAC for Eastern Storm on the “hill” at Grandview. Defending ARDC Midget champion and 2016 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals preliminary feature winner Alex Bright, is a regular in USAC’s midget division, and will try his hand for the first time in a USAC Sprint Car.

Advance tickets for the Grandview USAC/358 Modified events are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please leave your name, phone number and the number of tickets you need. You may pay for and pick-up your tickets on race night at the Grandview Speedway WILL CALL window after 4 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstand at 4:30 PM with General Admission tickets going on sale at 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 (Call for advance tickets)
Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
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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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WHITMOYER TOPS IN SUMMER SPLASH SPORTSMAN SPECIAL WHILE STRUNK AND KLINE GRAB FEATURE WINS IN NASCAR STOCK CAR RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT

15 DIFFERENT FEATURE WINNERS DURING SIX SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June 4, 2017 – Craig Whitmoyer has been struggling with engine issues and other mechanical problems this season in the NASCAR Sportsman ranks at Grandview Speedway, but Saturday night the Hamburg leadfoot had his self-owned No. 99 in top notch condition for the Summer Splash 40-lap feature when he scored his season first win for a payday in excess of $1,500. Whitmoyer had to hold off numerous challenges from runner-up Joe Funk III, who posted his season best run and also deal with heavy lapped traffic.

The T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAR 358 Modified feature was quite a battle between Mike Kellner and eventual winner Jeff Strunk. The pair battled through restarts and lap traffic before Strunk took advantage when Kellner went too high off the third turn and Strunk dove the Keystone Racing No. 126 underneath him with two laps to take the lead. It was Strunk’s first win of the year at the 1/3-mile, banked clay oval and his 66th Saturday night career win. Through all the side-by-side racing Strunk and Kellner never made contact proving it can be done.

Ron Kline posted back-to-back victories in the BRC NASCAR 25-lap Late Model feature for his third triumph of the season chased across the line by Chuck Schutz in the car normally driven by Andy Cassel since he had problems in his car in the timed hot laps.

All three feature winners collected bonus bucks from TP Trailers and Truck Equipment and product awards from VP Racing Fuels provided they met various requirements.

There have now been 15 different feature winners this season with no repeat winners in the Modified division after six Saturday night programs.

Paul Houseknecht took the early lead in the Sportsman feature and held that spot until the ninth lap restart needed when Andrew Kreis spun in the third turn with Kurt Bettler also involved since he had nowhere to go. On the restart Brad Arnold motored to the front of the pack. That was short-lived however as a flat tire brought Arnold to an abrupt halt along the homestretch one lap later. This incident put Whitmoyer at the head of the pack when action went green again. Pressuring Whitmoyer were Funk III, Mark Kemmerer, Houseknecht and Brad Grim.

A flat tire slowed Ryan Lilick’s pace in turn two for the 12th lap yellow. After a quick pit stop he rejoined the race. Whitmoyer held his high line on the restart while Funk III ran the bottom groove in an attempt to take the lead away.

Funk III began to close in on Whitmoyer, who had a slight edge over the pack, with Kemmerer, Brian Hirthler and Ryan Lilick, coming on strong after his pit stop.

Whitmoyer and Funk III ran door-handle to door-handle for several laps without incident and dealt with heavy traffic.

Jeromy Guistwite spun in the fourth turn for the last caution on the 35th lap which meant a single file restart. Lined up behind Whitmoyer were Funk III, Hirthler, Lilick and Louden Reimert.

Whitmoyer never faltered and held off all competitors to pull into the winner’s circle for the first time since the opener April 2016. It was his seventh career win. Finishing second was Funk III trailed by Hirthler, Lilick and Reimert.

Heats were won by Kemmerer, Paul Houseknecht and Guistwite. Mike Mammana was the consi winner.

Modified feature action saw Kellner charge to the front of the 29-car starting grid to set the pace with pressure from several competitors.

Mike Mahaney slowed along the backstretch with a flat tire for the fifth lap caution. The restart had Kellner still the leader, but now the son-father team of Steve and Ray Swinehart, Strunk and Grim lined up behind him.

Strunk overtook second on the sixth lap caution brought out by a multi-car third turn tangle to put his bids in for the lead.

Kellner ran a high line while Strunk tried to dive underneath him several times, but to no avail as Kellner out pulled him when they were side-by-side. R. Swinehart made it a three-way battle for first at one occasion, but that didn’t last long.

With four laps to go S. Swinehart, running sixth, stopped along the backstretch as his bad luck continued.

Kellner kept Strunk at bay on the restart, but Strunk didn’t give up.

Coming out of turn three with two laps to go, Kellner was up high in the marbles and Strunk emerged as the new leader.

For the second week in a row the feature ended under checkered/caution but that didn’t change the outcome and Strunk was the victor this time. What triggered the checkered/caution was Frank Cozze dove underneath Kellner, hit the yuke tire and spun. Cozze lost his third spot and a few others were collected in the accident. Kellner hung on for second followed by R. Swinehart, Craig Von Dohren and Duane Howard, who put on quite a battle in the later stages for third through fifth.

Blaine Bracelin, R. Swinehart and Jared Umbenhauer won the heats. Consolation races were won by Kevin Hirthler and Kyle Borror.

Late model action saw Dave Ogin, driving the car normally piloted by Blaine Emery take the early lead followed by Steve Todorow, Kyle Merkel, Kline and Steve Wilson.

Kline took over second on the 15th lap and set his sights on Ogin. Behind them Schutz, Todorow and Merkel jockeyed for the remaining spots.

Lou Egrie Sr. spun in the fourth turn to bring out the final caution on lap 21. At the same time Merkel, in the thick of the battle dropped out of contention. Ogin was still the leader when action resumed, but Kline made his presence known.

Kline became the new leader with three laps remaining and never looked back to chalk up his 39th career win. Schutz was able to grab second followed by Ogin, Wayne Pfeil and Bryon Sipe.

NASCAR stock car racing action returns to Grandview Speedway on Saturday, June 10th with the running of Whelen Engineering Night featuring the TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and BRC Late Models. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Adult admission is $15 while youngsters 11 and under are admitted FREE. Free parking is available on the speedway grounds.

Coming up on Tuesday, June 13th is Jesse Hockett Classic featuring the United States Auto Club wingless sprint cars along with the Small Block Modifieds. Racing at 7:30 p.m.

RACE RESULTS

Summer Splash Sportsman Feature (40-Laps): 1. Craig Whitmoyer, 2. Joe Funk III, 3. Brian Hirthler, 4. Ryan Lilick, 5. Louden Reimert, 6. Ryan Beltz, 7. Brad Arnold, 8. Jim Housworth, 9. Dylan Swinehart, 10. Mark Kemmerer, 11. Brad Grim, 12. Jeromy Guistwite, 13. Caleb Ross, 14. Andrew Kreis, 15. Mike Mammana, DNF: 16. Dean Bachman, 17. Mike Lisowski, 18. Jesse Landis, 19. Ryan Shupp, 20. Paul Houseknecht, 21. Kurt Bettler, 22. Nathan Mohr, 23. Kyle Lilick, 24. Ryan Higgs. DNQ: Derrick Smith, B.J. Joly, Steve Young, John McGovern and Chad Kohler.

NASCAR TP Trailers Modified Feature (30-Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Mike Kellner, 3. Ray Swinehart, 4. Craig Von Dohren, 5. Duane Howard, 6. Ryan Grim, 7. Mike Gular, 8. Doug Manmiller, 9. Jared Umbenhauer, 10. Kevin Hirthler, 11. Kyle Borror, 12. Danny Erb, 13. Brian Krummel (provisional), 14. Mike Mahaney, 15. Justin Grim, 16. Ron Seltmann Jr., 17. Chuck Esposito. DNF: 18. Frank Cozze, 19. Kyle Weiss, 20. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 21. Steve Swinehart, 22. Colt Harris, 23. Kory Fleming, 24. John Willman, 25. Mark Kratz, 26. Addison Meitzler, 27. Mike Laise, 28. Blaine Bracelin, 29. Kenny Gilmore. DNQ: Brian Houseknecht, Brett Gilmore, Dan Waisempacher and Joe Fanelli.

BRC Late Model Feature (25-Laps): 1. Ron Kline, 2. Chuck Schutz, 3. Dave Ogin, 4. Wayne Pfeil, 5. Bryon Sipe, 6. Steve Todorow, 7 Steve Wilson, 8. Lou Egrie Sr., 9. Shawn Horning, 10. Todd Ravel. DNF: 11. Kyle Merkel, 12. Damon Neff, 13. Jordan Knepp, 14. Dan Hoffman.

Grandview Speedway continues to be one of the most successful NASCAR 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 Rainedout.com to get latest info on rainouts.

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars. Whelen Engineering Night

Tuesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. Thunder on the Hill Racing Series featuring Jesse Hockett Classic featuring United States Auto Club (USAC) National Non-Win Sprint Cars and 358 Modified stock cars (NASCAR points awarded).

Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models and Sportsman stock cars.

Saturday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. TP Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers. Bechtelsville Car Wash Night

Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. BRC Late Models Firecracker 40, TP Trailers 358 Modifieds and Sportsman

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

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JUNE 1, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
LEVAN Machine & Truck Equipment bring

“SMOKE ON THE HILL” TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY;

TONY STEWART & RICO ABREU JOIN ALL STAR SPRINTS IN THUNDER SHOW THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 1, 2017) – Two of the country’s most popular drivers head towards ‘The Hill’ in a special event of epic proportions.

When the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series heads to Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17, three-time NASCAR Cup Champion Tony Stewart and two-time Chili Bowl Nationals champion, Rico Abreu, will strap into a 410 sprint car and compete with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Tony Stewart


Rico Abreu

Brought to you by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, you’ll find “Smoke on the Hill” and Rico Abreu when the green flag falls for the third Annual Thunder Cup -- a 30 lap, $5,000 to win 410 sprint car special event.

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment located in Fleetwood, PA (just outside of Reading, PA) is part of the Thunder on the Hill family of sponsors. Levan Machine & Truck Equipment is a full-service machine shop and custom truck up-fitting center for Central Pennsylvania. Levan also provides a full line of truck bodies, van interiors, and utility and service bodies. They are the local Boss Snowplow distributor including snowplows and salt spreaders; a Knapheide retailer for truck bodies and lift gates, and a Weatherguard distributor for van and truck interior products. Levan Machine & Truck Equipment also provides repair as an ASE Blue Seal recognized service location. For full details on all of Levan Machine & Truck Equipment products and services log onto www.levanmachine.com

The Levan Machine & Truck Equipment visit will mark Tony Stewart’s first in action racing appearance at the Grandview Speedway located about 50 miles south of NASCAR mainstay, Pocono Raceway.

"Grandview was one of the first events I added to my schedule this year,” Tony Stewart explained. “After attending the race last year as a spectator and owner of the All Stars, I knew I had to participate in the race this year. As a sprint car fan, it is one of the most exciting tracks to watch a sprint car race. I cannot wait to get my [No.] 14 car unloaded on the Hill. The competition will be nothing short of spectacular. I hope we can have a good night and put ourselves in a position to compete for the win.”

Abreu, one of the most exciting and most popular Sprint Car drivers in the country is anxious to get to the Berks County dirt track.

“I’m really excited to get to Grandview, I've heard a lot of great things about the track,” Abreu stated. “I've got a lot of fans in Pennsylvania and I don't get to race that far east too much, but definitely look forward to that night with the All Stars and all the tough Pennsylvania cars. It's always fun going to new tracks especially in an area known for some of the best sprint car drivers in the country."

Stewart and Abreu join more than 15 full-time Arctic Cat All Stars competitors, but while the All Stars bring an elite group of drivers, a battalion of Central Pennsylvania’s top stars are prepared to defend their home turf – and when the greatest Sprint Car drivers in the world do battle it is sure to be unpredictable, especially “on the hill”.

Expected top guns include nine-time Grandview 410 Sprint Car winner and six-time Thunder on the Hill Champion, Greg Hodnett; along with past Thunder Cup winner Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Freddie Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Brandon Rahmer. While series regulars include Chad Kemenah, Caleb Armstrong, Ryan Smith, Max Stambaugh, T.J. Michael and Caleb Helms.

Additional news and updates about this event will be available on all of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series social media channels.

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, Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:

11th Annual Jesse Hockett Classic - Tuesday, June 13 7:30 PM -- USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series Eastern Storm and 358 Modifieds*

Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week - Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*

SMOKE ON THE HILL. . .. 3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions - Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman* Tony Stewart & Rico Abreu racing on the Hill

Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party - Saturday, October 14 6 PM - Big-Block/358 Modifieds 40 Laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprints

*NASCAR Points event

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 124 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, Legend 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.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

All Star Enterprises, LLC, 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.

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