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MARCH 30, 2020
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 215 327 3115
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

HEALTH & SAFETY OF FANS AND COMPETITORS FIRST, NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES PREPS FOR 31ST SEASON AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – When the 2020 racing season at Grandview Speedway begins, NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series officials are hoping to offer their entire scheduled season of events at the Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania dirt track. We are experiencing unprecedented times and we ask everyone to follow the recommendations to keep yourself, family and friends safe until we see our way out of this pandemic.

“We hope to be back racing in time for our May 24 Modified Traffic Jam event, but our priority right now is the health and safety of our fans, competitors, and staff,” Co-promoter Bob Miller said.

Due to the guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Grandview Speedway is on a temporary delay to the start of their racing season.

Major sports leagues, NASCAR, and IndyCar Series are on hold indefinitely and several major sporting events have been cancelled.

“We’re all very excited about the events prepared for the 31st season of NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events, and currently all of our events are planned to continue,” Miller said.

“I recently took part in a call with USAC and all participating tracks on their schedule and the Eastern Storm is still planned, along with the return of the USAC Midgets later in the year,” said Miller. The plan is to evaluate the situation every two week.

The 2020 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is scheduled to open on Sunday, May 24, with the 23rd Annual Modified Traffic Jam joined by the Sportsman.

The second event of the Thunder on the Hill schedule is Tuesday, June 9 when the USAC AMSOIL National Non-Wing Sprint Car Series returns for Eastern Storm. In a statement released on March 25 USAC said, “USAC and its partner race track are working on a revolving two-week outlook on the upcoming races on the schedule and not wanting to make a decision too soon or too late.”

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continues on Tuesday, June 30 with the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek Hodnett Cup for the 410 Sprint Cars; the USAC Midgets return for the Ken Brenn Midget Masters on Tuesday, August 4; Levan Machine and Truck Equipment presented the All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday, August 27 – all of these events include NASCAR 358 Modifieds as the co-headlining class. The series wraps up on Saturday, October 17 with the Mods at the Madhouse Triple 20s for the Modifieds.

“Right now, the best thing we can do is stay home, with our families and be safe. We will keep everyone updated as necessary and urge everyone to follow along at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com and on our social media channels.”

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Sunday, May 24 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, 23rd Annual Modified TRAFFIC JAM 40 Laps Plus Sportsman

Tuesday, June 9 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, USAC Non-Wing Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, June 30 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, August 4 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27- THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds”

Saturday, October 17 - THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM, MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20’s & Sportsman

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 31 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 137 events, over $4.8 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, USAC Midgets, 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 58th Anniversary season in 2020. 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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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Our 58th consecutive season.

Track office: General Manager: Tina Rogers @ 610.754.7688 - Public relations: Ernie Saxton Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

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BOBBY GUNTHER WALSH SEEKS THAT ELUSIVE FIRST FEATURE WIN; WILL KICK OFF HIS 26TH SEASON IN THE VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MONEY MAKER MEMORIAL AT GRANDVIEW APRIL 4

BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 6, 2020 . . . Close but no cigar just may describe Bobby Gunther Walsh’s stock car racing career. Though he has won a number of qualifying events he has not grabbed a win in a main event.

The popular, very popular, racer will be giving it another try in 2020 when he goes racing with the NASCAR T.P.Trailers Modifieds at Grandview Speedway. This will be his 26th year of racing and he is looking forward to it.

The WAEB-790 AM radio personality continues to be the number one on air personality at the Allentown in the Lehigh Valley area. He has been behind the microphone for close to 40 years and his show can also be seen on Service Electric Cable TV and Blue Ridge Cable.

And he continues to be one of the most popular racing talents seen in action on the one-third-mile, banked clay track each Saturday night throughout the season. When the events are over it is not difficult to find Walsh in the pit area as there is always a long line of fans visiting with him and collecting some of the free stuff provided by his many sponsors that he gives away.

The veteran racer would love to earn that first feature win this season at the NASCAR sanctioned racing facility. “I get a great deal of personal satisfaction out of racing, driving the race car, the challenges there are and just being out there racing against so many great talents, “said the Allentown resident.

When asked his age, Gunther responded with, “I graduated with Fred Flintstone so that should give you an idea of how old I am.” In other words he did not want to share that secret information with us.

His charity work continues to be very important to Bobby. He is actively involved with Allentown Rescue Mission (Helping homeless Men and their families) $155,000 raised in 2019 serving Gunther’s homemade meatballs. I have known Bobby for years and I am still waiting for him to ship me a few meatballs.

Animals In Distress (No Kill Shelter) $160,000 raised in 2019 with the Radiothon

Children’s Home of Easton (Helping abused/abandoned children) $170,000 raised plus Christmas presents with the WAEB Children’s Home Christmas Party

The Center For Animal Health and Welfare (No Kill Shelter) $115,000 raised with the annual Bowl-A-Thon held at one of his sponsors (Jordan Lanes) locations.

The Blue Star Mothers was Bobby’s veterans charity in 2019 (It is switched every couple of years). They average around $50,000 each year.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year MC/PR and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year MC/PR

And there are a host of other smaller events.

ResQ Natural Supplements, Dr. Eric Lebby & Dr. Thomas Dibenedetto, Orthopedic Specialists, Agentis Kitchen and Bath, Eden East, Paul Wright Roofing, Zongora Comfort Solutions, Just Born/Mike and Ike and Hot Tamales top the list of almost three dozen sponsors.

This season Bobby will be driving a 2019 Bicknell powered by Outlaw Engines. The always sharp looking racer will be prepared and housed by Rick Fenstermaker and his crew.

At the track, the crew is headed by Greg “Speedy” Saeger supported by Paul Rupert, Randy Miller, Joe Walsh and newcomer Travis Boyer. As Bobby is quick to point out none of the racing is possible without great efforts by the crews and great support from sponsors.

Bobby Gunther will be kicking off his 26th season of racing with the Third Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Money Marker Memorial at Grandview which rewards the winner with $7,500 and the prestige of winning a race named after the late popular track owner.

Adult admission for the Rogers Memorial is $28 while pit admission is $40.

Grandview Speedway will kick off their regular season schedule of NASCAR racing on Saturday, April 11th featuring T.P.Trailer Modifieds and T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman. Racing will start at 7 p.m.

Enduro and Vintage racing is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 21.

And there is the annual free-to-the public practice session, open to all divisions, set for 12 noon on March 28th. Pit admission is $30.

The complete schedule of Grandview events for 2020 can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com. The track telephone number, for information, is 610.754.7688.

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NEWS FROM ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA

Presenting Saturday night NASCAR stock car racing plus a variety of special events. Our 58th consecutive season.

Track office: General Manager: Tina Rogers @ 610.754.7688 - Public relations and marketing: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

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HIGHLY ANTICIPATED VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER CLASSIC AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY OFFERS $7,500 TO WIN AND $1,000 TO MAKE THE FIELD FOR THE 50 LAPPER

NEW ON SPEEDWAY GROUNDS CAMPING RULES IN PLACE

BECHTELSVILLE, PA March 1, 2020 . . . One of the most talked about and most anticipated race events to be presented at Grandview Speedway each season marking the start of the 58th consecutive season of racing is set to happen when the Third Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker Classic is presented on Saturday, April 4.

The race, a 50-lapper on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval, will feature the Small Block Modifieds going up against Big Block Modifieds (Combined Modifieds) with the winner walking off with at least $7,500.

Pits will open at 2 p.m. while grandstand gates will be ready for business at 5 p.m. The green flag falls at 7 p.m.

New Yorker Matt Sheppard was the big winner over a field of more than 50 entries in 2019.

Both Duane Howard, Grandview’s NASCAR track champion in 2019, and Craig Von Dohren, winner of many events and championships at the Bechtelsville clay track, like the fact that the race pays $7,500 to win. And they like that every racer that makes the main event will go home with at least $1,000.

The Rogers Memorial, as in the past, is expected to attract quite a few outsiders as they seek the big bucks for the win and the prestige of winning the Classic named in memory of the late track owner. But of course the weekly regulars joining Howard and VonDohren is expected to include Doug Manmiller, Brett Kressley, Jared Umbenhauer, Kevin Hirthler, Ray Swinehart, and Kenny Gilmore along with many others.

Also attracting a lot of attention will be a strong field of the popular TP Truck Equipment Sportsman stock cars making up the second part of this special doubleheader event.

Those wishing to enter the race, there is no license required and no entry fee, can do so at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

The rain date is set for Saturday, April 11th.

As in the past campers will be allowed on the speedway grounds on race days. However the campers must be removed by the day following the event. No longer will campers be allowed to stay on the speedway grounds all season. If campers are not removed they will be towed off the property.

If the rain date is not needed the first of the weekly series of NASCAR sanctioned championship events will be presented with the TP Trailers Modifieds and TP Truck Equipment Sportsman taking part. This will be the regular Saturday night attraction throughout the season plus added attractions from time to time. Adult admission for the regular Saturday night events will be $15 while youngster under 12 being admitted for FREE.

The annual free-to-the-public practice session, open to all divisions of racing, is set for Saturday, March 28th at noon.

Enduro and Vintage cars will be featured in action on Sunday, March 21 at 1 p.m. Rain date is March 22.

Fans are reminded that season passes remain available for $350 and cover all the Saturday night events during the 2020 season. Checks may be mailed to Grandview Speedway, 87 Wilt Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope to speed delivery.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile banked clay oval, is located on Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown. For information check in a www.grandviewspeedway.com or on Facebook. Telephone 610.754.7688.

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MEDIA NOTE: Those who have requested 2020 media credentials and have not heard from us your credential will be on the way in mid-March. The credential is reserved for media planning to be regular visitors to Grandview. Requests, including contact info, affiliation and mailing address should be sent to Ernie Saxton at esaxton144@aol.com. Thank you.

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JANUARY 1, 2020

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !

2020 RACE DATES SET FOR 31ST SEASON OF THE NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA . . . . . . . The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will return to the Grandview Speedway in 2020 for its thirty-first season. Another year of premier events will make-up the 2020 Thunder Series to include all the fan-favorite shows, plus the first-ever Trick or Treat Triple 20's for Modifieds joined by the Sportsman to highlight the October MODS at the MADHOUSE season finale.

The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has presented 137 events since its inception in August 1990 and is known for bringing the top racing divisions and top touring series to Grandview Speedway. In 2020, that tradition continues with the USAC Non-Wing Sprints and Midgets, the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series, Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions, and the Grandview NASCAR 358 Modifieds all scheduled for events.

In the past, the Thunder Series also presented the WoO Sprints and Late Models, SCRA, CRA, DirtCar, ROC Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, and MASS Sprint cars. In most cases, these events have two top divisions sharing the main event, making it a must-see show.

The 2020 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Sunday, May 24, with the 23rd Annual Modified Traffic Jam joined by the Sportsman. The series continues on Tuesday, June 9, when the USAC AMSOIL National Non-Wing Sprint Car Series invades Grandview for the annual Jesse Hockett Classic, co-headlined by the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. A fan-favorite event, the USAC non-wing stars put on a race like no other at the Grandview Speedway.

Always one of the most anticipated events at Grandview is the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speedweek alongside the NASCAR 358 Modifieds on Tuesday, June 30. The Speedweek 35 lap feature, known as the Hodnett Cup, is dedicated to the memory of sprint car great Greg Hodnett. Fabricated from one of Greg's many trophies, the Hodnett Cup includes a base where names of future Hodnett Cup winners will be engraved. As a perpetual trophy, it will be available on race day for the Victory Lane celebration. The race winner's name and event date are added, and the trophy will be on display year-round at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing at the Latimore Valley Fairgrounds.

The USAC Non-Wing Midgets will return to Grandview and the Thunder Series for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters on Tuesday, August 4. In 2019, the USAC Midgets put on thriller on a track that many fans say was designed for the Midgets. The NASCAR 358 Modifieds are also scheduled for this program.

Levan Machine and Truck Equipment will again present Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions on Thursday, August 27, for the national touring series' fifth consecutive appearance at Grandview. The All Star 410 Sprints will chase a $5,000 first-place prize to win the 35 lap feature event. The NASCAR 358 Modifieds will be on the program as well.

The 2020 season finale will close out with the Mods at the Madhouse Trick or Treat Triple 20s for Modifieds. That's right; heat races will open the program leading to three twenty-lap Modified features in one night. The Sportsman will be part of this event on Saturday, October 17.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Sunday, May 24 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

23rd Annual Modified TRAFFIC JAM 40 Laps Plus Sportsman

Tuesday, June 9 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC Non-Wing Sprint Tour Jesse Hockett Classic & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, August 4 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Midget Masters & 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 27 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM

Tony Stewart's All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds"

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20's & Sportsman

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 31 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 137 events, over $4.8 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, USAC Midgets, 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 58th Anniversary season in 2020. 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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THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING RESULTS

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OCTOBER 19, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

KEVIN NAGY WINS MASS SPRINT FEATURE, BRIAN HIRTHLER TAKES SPORTSMAN VICTORY. . . .

JEFF STRUNK POCKETS $5,000, SCORES IMPRESSIVE TRAFFIC JAM WIN IN NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL HALLOWEEN PARTY AT GRANDVIEW

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 19, 2019) – The 30th Anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series finished in fine fashion on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, with a Triple Thunder Thriller of racing action. Jeff Strunk won the 22nd Annual Modified TRAFFIC JAM in commanding style as Brian Hirthler claimed the Sportsman victory, and Kevin Nagy won the MASS Sprint Car Series 25 lap feature. A super fast racing surface saw track records being established throughout the night. Three of the four ten lap modified heat races inked new track records.

Strunk’s victory in the 22nd Annual Traffic Jam Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified challenge was his third NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win of the season.

“We had some great racing tonight,” Strunk said in Grandview Speedway victory lane. “The starting spot helps, and we had a close scare almost getting in an accident – you have to be quick on your toes.”

Strunk started 6th on the twenty-four car field and moved passed Brian Hirthler in lapped traffic on the sixth circuit.

Hirthler chased Strunk for the lead for the first half of the event before Duane Howard moved in the second position. Howard, Grandview’s Modified track champion’s chase for the lead didn’t last long breaking just past the halfway point.

Twentieth-place starter, Mike Gular, charged into the second spot in the closing stages of the event, battling back-and-forth swapping the runner-up spot with Brian Hirthler.

Strunk walked away with the 40-lap win – his 16th Thunder on the Hill win, Gular finished in the second spot, Brian Hirthler finished in third, Richie Pratt Jr. finished in fourth, and Rick Laubach finished in fifth.

Brian Hirthler hopped out of his third-place Modified finishing No. 4* machine and jumped right into his Sportsman car, where he started on the pole of the 25-lap feature event.

Hirthler held off a hard charge from second-place starter Jared Umbenhauer, with duo battling in and out of lapped traffic.

Hirthler dominated to pick up the win, Umbenhauer settled for second-place, Ryan Lilick finished in third, Mike Mammana finished in fourth and Brad Brightbill completed the top five.

Kevin Nagy led flag to flag in the MASS Sprint Car Series feature event, despite a mid-race challenge from second-place starter Eddie Wagner. A single red flag flew just passed the mid-way point, and Nagy checked out on the restart.

Nagy picked up the Mid Atlantic Sprint Car Series win, Tim Tanner rallied from an 11th place starting position to finish second, Eddie Wagner finished in third, Larry McVay finished in fourth, and Jon Haegele finished in the fifth position.

The Halloween Party offered fun for all including a Halloween Parade for the children. Plenty of treats were offered to all and some special prizes.

Plans for the 2020 season of NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill racing season schedule are currently underway. Fans are encouraged to watch online for season plans.

Modified Results 22nd Annual Traffic JAM
Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Richie Pratt, Jr. 2. Bobby Gunther Walsh 3. Rick Laubach 4. Frank Cozze 5. Ryan Watt
Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Brandon Grosso 2. Ryan Lilick 3. Brett Kressley 4. Richie Hitzler 5. Dylan Swinehart
Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Scott Vangorder 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Duane Howard 4. Ron Kline 5. Jesse Leiby
Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Brian Hirthler 2. Doug Manmiller 3. Jeff Strunk 4. Craig Whitmoyer 5. Mike Gular
Consi (10 Laps) – 1. Jared Umbenhauer 2. Kenny Gilmore
Consi 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Eric Beihn 2. Kevin Hirthler
Feature (40 laps) – 1. Jeff Strunk 2. Mike Gular 3. Brian Hirthler 4. Richie Pratt, Jr. 5. Rick Laubach 6. Kevin Hirthler 7. Ryan Watt 8. Craig VonDohren 9. Doug Manmiller 10. Frank Cozze 11. Brandon Grosso 12. Bobby Gunther Walsh 13. Ryan Lilick 14. Duane Howard 15. Scott Vangorder 16. Jesse Leiby 17. Craig Whitmoyer 18. Richie Hitzler 19. Brett Kressley 20. Dylan Swinehart 21. Eric Biehn 22. Kenny Gilmore 23. Jared Umbenhauer 24. Ron Kline

Sportsman
Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Kevin Hirthler 2. Steve Young 3. Wyatt Harra 4. Scott Kohler 5. Tom Miller 6. Shon Elk
Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Jared Umbenhauer 2 Joey Vaccaro 3. Kenny Bock 4. Brian Hirthler 5. Jimmy Leiby 6. Craig Whitmoyer
Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Ryan Lilick 2. Dakota Kohler 3. Brad Brightbill 4. Mike Mammana 5. Lex Shive 6. Nate Brinker
Consi (8 Laps) – 1. Nico Flammer 2. Corey Edelman 3. Doug Snyder 4. Joel Smith 5. BJ Joly 6. Bruce Thomas
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Brian Hirthler 2. Jared Umbenhauer 3. Ryan Lilick 4. Mike Mammana 5. Brad Brightbill 6. Lex Shive 7. Craig Whitmoyer 8. Joey Vaccaro 9. Dakota Kohler 10. Jimmy Leiby 11. Scott Kohler 12. Steve Young 13. Wyatt Harrar 14. Tom Miller 15. Corey Edelman 16. BJ Joly 17. Shon Elk 18. Doug Snyder 19. Kevin Hirthler 20. Bryce Thomas 21. Nico Flammer 22. Kenny Bock 23. Joel Smith 24. Nate Brinker

MASS Sprint Car Series
Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Kevin Nagy 2. Tim Tanner Jr. 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Larry McVay 5. Jon Haegele 6. Jeff Geiges 7. Dave Brown 8. CJ Faison 9. Tom Carberry 10. Ricky Dieva 11. Scott Frack 12. Floyd Billington 13. Jon Scarborough 14. Keith Anderson 15. Joe Kay 16. Dan Leaper 17. Johnny Yanek 18. Josh Bricker 19. Marie McVay 20. Dave Bonner

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series (MASS Photo)



IT'S RACE DAY!!

Make the pep talks quick boys, IT'S RACE DAY!!

The Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be a part of the 'Triple Thunder Thiller' Thunder On The Hill Racing Series event at Grandview Speedway Inc. tonight! Pit gates are scheduled to open at 2:30PM, with grandstands opening for fans at 4PM, racing starting promptly at 6PM!

Tonight will be the fourth night and final night of the Bethman's AutoCenter sponsored Pennsylvania State Championship portion of the "Tri-State Championship Series". Looking to be crowned champion of his home state is TNT Tim Tanner Jr., who currently leads PA Sprint Seriesregular Keith Prutzman by just 12 points!

Lin Bethman & Sons Auto Center is Newtown, PA's premier automotive maintenance center that specializes in your tires, brakes, and suspension needs. They have been family owned and operated since 1952 and have fully certified ASA mechanics on staff. For more information on Lin Bethman & Sons Auto Center, visit their website at www.bethmanauto.com.

Additional contingency awards include $50 cash to each driver who gets the quick time in their **timed warm-up session** presented by Bruce's Auto Body, John W. Kay Electric, and Professional Design Services, a $50 gift certificate to Keizer Sprint Wheels for the worst pill draw of the night, the $50 Bitner Automotive 'Lightning Fast Time of the Night' bonus, 5 gallons of fuel to the winner of tonight's feature and heat races courtesy of Kelly Racing Fuels, a case of oil to the fourth place finisher courtesy of VP Lubricants the Fred's Trailers $50 Hard Charger Award, the “Burning Rubber Bonus” which is a BRAND NEW Hoosier Tire Racesaver Spec Right Rear tire courtesy of Thayer Performance, a $50 Gift Certificate courtesy of Competition Suspension Inc., the CRC Industries Brakleen feature redraw and the Worthington Rigging & Storage Worst Pill Draw $100 cash prize concludes the list of extras up for grabs tonight.

Associate marketing partner Engler Machine and Tool will be sponsoring the front row starters for all the MASS feature events in 2019. The pole sitters each night will be rewarded with two tickets for the fuel injection that is being raffled off at the season end banquet as part of the "Engler Machine and Tool Front Row Challenge" Award.

With just two points championship races remaining on the schedule, Rookie Ricky DiEva must do all he can to finish well in tonights 25 lap feature event to fend off second place standing Tim Tanner Jr. from taking over the lead. Dieva currently leads Tanner by just 6 points with Eddie Wagner lurking not far behind in third by just 19 points.

Larry Mc Vay, Tom Carberry, John Scarborough, Kevin Nagy, Cj Faison, Joe Kay, Jon Haegele, Jeff Geiges, Keith C Andersen, Scott R Frack and possibly some PA Sprint Series invaders maybe making the tow out to battle for the win tonight at Grandview Speedway Inc..

For more information on THIS event, LIVE race day coverage, and exclusive interviews with drivers, visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, our Instagram and Twitter pages @masprints305 and our website www.masprintseries.com!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
2:00 Pit Gates Open
4:15 Draw & Drivers meeting
4:30 Sprint Heat in Motors
4:45 Sportsman Warm-ups
Modified Warm-ups
Sprint Timed Warm-up 4 groups/3 laps
Track Prep
6:00 National Anthem
Sportsman Heats 8 laps
Modified Heats 10 laps
Sportsman Consolation 8 laps
Modified Consolation 10 laps

Intermission/Track Prep
Modifieds line-up on homestretch
Modified Traffic Jam 40 Laps
Sportsman 25 laps
Sprints 25 laps

We are also doing timed warm-ups instead of heats tonight, and you will have three laps to set your quickest lap time. There will be 4 sessions, and it will be set up just like how we did at Bridgeport for Pack the house night.. The order that you sign in as, you will be split up into your groups based on that, so please, DONT FORGET TO SIGN IN. Also, sign in as soon as you get to the track, don't lolly gag around.. lol

The fastest from each session will get the $50 cash for the usual heat race win and also the 5 gallons of fuel from Kelly Racing Fuel (please be sure to grab your fuel that you may have won previously this year because Rich will be there tonight) and then the top 3 from each session will be in the 12 car CRC Brakleen Redraw for the feature line up.

Jeffrey Geiges
Edward Wagner

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series
PO Box 4172
Trenton NJ 08610

www.Masprintseries.com

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OCTOBER 15, 2019
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY. . . . . . .

$5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR TENTH, $500 TO TAKE THE GREEN. . . . .

A MODIFIED TRADITION CONTINUES WITH THE 22ND ANNUAL 40 LAP MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 19 AT 6 PM

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 15, 2019) – Thirty years of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will close out 2019 at the Grandview Speedway with the twenty-second running of the Modified Traffic Jam, a 40 lap, $5,000 to win feature offering $1,000 to finish tenth and $500 just to start the main event. This Triple Thunder Thriller event will include the Sportsman and the MASS Sprint cars with race time set for 6 PM.

General Admission tickets are $25 for Adults, $10 for children age 6 through 11, and kids under 6 are FREE! Pit Admission is $40, and a license is not required. A special rules package is offered to competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, along with either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engine combinations. An event sheet with the complete pay structure, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

There is no entry cost but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443-513-4456. Modified drivers are required to pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff.

The star-studded list of modified pre-entries include defending Traffic Jam winner Ryan Watt, 2018 event winner Brett Kressley, 2018 Grandview Champion Mike Gular, Richie Pratt Jr, Billy Pauch Jr, 2019 Champion Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Craig VonDohren, Doug Manmiller, Jeff Strunk, Frank Cozze, Craig Whitmoyer, Mike Tyson, Brian and Kevin Hirthler, Jared Umbenhauer, Don Norris Jr., Eric Beihn, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Dylan Swinehart, Jack Swain, and Josh Adams.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Standard Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are permitted to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors. Rookie Sprint Car Driver Ricky Dieva currently leads the MASS Sprint Car Series point standing with Tim Tanner, Jr. in second and Eddie Wagner in third. Other sprint entries include Jeff Geiges, Jon Haegele, Larry Mcvay, Joe Kay, Dom Melar, Scott Frack and Tom Carberry to name a few.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 19 with general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for 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.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 16 years and will once again include the fan Costume parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween prizes.

‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by 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 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 136 events, over $4.5 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, USAC Midgets, 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 57th Anniversary season in 2019. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill 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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