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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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NASCAR SANCTIONED SATURDAY NIGHT STOCK CAR RACING ACTION JUNE 27 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, SPRINTS AND STOCKS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 30

Bechtelsville, PA June 23 . . . Fans will get a chance to see another exciting night of auto racing action at Grandview Speedway this Saturday, June 27, when a full show of T.P. Trailers Modified and T.P. Trailers Truck Equipment Sportsman is presented which will kick off the point season with the Blast From The Past Vintage Cars a part of the tripleheader show set to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $15 while youngsters under 12 are admitted free. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Fans are reminded to practice social distancing. Masks are recommended but not mandatory and if you are not feeling well please consider staying home.

The NASCAR sanction will be back in place this Saturday with Advance Auto Parts as their new national sponsor. Drivers will be required to have a NASCAR license. This provides them with the highest insurance coverage of 1 million dollars along with a full point fund for fewer races run this season. NASCAR sanctioned races have been decreased from 18 to 14. The state championship payout will remain the same with a payout of $2,000.00 for 1st, $1,000 for 2nd along with a custom driver’s suit valued at $1,200.00. The National Championship will be 4 less races. Through NASCAR the Modifieds have an $8,500 point fund, and Sportsman $3,000 for track points.

Grandview Speedway will continue to offer their own point fund making the track one of very few that reward racers with two point fund payoffs at the end of the season.

Pit crew members wishing to purchase a NASCAR license will receive the same insurance at the highest amount of $1million coverage. However, if the crew chooses not to purchase a license for the remainder of the 2020 race season they can pay an extra $5.00 for each event, but will include less insurance coverage. If a driver or crew member chooses to purchase the temporary license they will receive the full insurance coverage for the night. Temporary licenses are available for $25.00 for one night, or $50 for 3 weeks.

All licenses must be shown at the pit window or there will be an extra $5 charge for pit admission.

NASCAR licenses for Modified racers are priced at $200 for the season. Sportsman racers pay $110 and pit crew members pay $100.

Racers are reminded that T.P.Trailers/Truck Equipment decals must be displayed clearly visible on the race car in order to be eligible for their bonus awards.

In other news the Blast from the Past Vintage events will now be allowing the Outlaw class which allows anyone who is not a Blast from the Past member to race in all scheduled races this year.

Two premier divisions will come together, on the same night, at the same track and it all takes place at the Grandview Speedway as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the Pennsylvania 410 Sprints and NASCAR 358 Modifieds on Tuesday night, June 30 with a 7:30 PM starting time. Gates open at 5 PM. There is no NASCAR license required.

This event is part of the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and will showcase the 35 lap $10,000 to win Hodnett Cup. Along with the rich payoff, this race is dedicated to one of the all-time great Sprint Car drivers, Greg Hodnett who lost his life in a racing accident in 2018. Hodnett is a six time Thunder Series champion and a nine time feature winner at Grandview.

Coming up on Saturday, July 4th the Sportsman racers will be in the limelight as they take part in the Firecracker 40. And the Modifieds will make up the second part of the Holiday weekend show. Sportsman will be racing for a hefty $2,000 to win. Adult admission is $22 while youngsters 6 thru 11 pay $5. Children under 6 are admitted free.

Grandview Speedway, a one-third-mile, banked clay track, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, ten miles north of Pottstown in Bechtelsville, PA. For information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 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: Ernie Saxton: Email: Esaxton144@aol.com – Cell phone: 267.934.7286

Race results provided by Vicki Gehris

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TIM BUCKWALTER EARNS BIG MONEY VP FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL MONEY MAKER VICTORY AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BRIAN HIRTHLER TOPS THE FIELD IN SPORTSMAN MAIN EVENT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. JUNE 21, 2020 – Out of action due to the COVID19 virus, racing finally returned to the Grandview Speedway 1/3-mile banked clay oval on Saturday night presenting the third annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker 50-lap Big Block/Small Block Modified feature.

Rogers, the man who helped build the track, along with his father Forrest, was one of the most respected auto racing promoters in the business. During the 55 years of running the facility he was able to bring it to national notoriety. One of the most successful short track racing operations has continued under the operation of members of the Rogers family since he passed away.

Over 54 Modifieds and 35 Sportsman cars lined the pit area to partake in the action to start the 58th consecutive season set with six Modified heats and four Sportsman heats along with consies to see who would make the show.

When the jam packed night of stock car racing action was over Tim Buckwalter had won the Third Annual VP Race Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker 50-lapper that featured big and small block racers battling for the $7,500 top prize. And Brian Hirthler took home the win money in the 25-lap T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman main event. Each driver that qualified for the 50-lapper earned at least $1,000.

Modified qualifying heats winners were Brian Hirthler, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley, Billy Pauch Jr., Tim Buckwalter and Kyle Weiss. Consi winners were Dom Buffalino, Jeff Strunk and Mike Lisowski.

Cole Stangle, Brandon Edgar, Ryan Beltz and Brad Brightbill were the heat winners in the Sportsman with Ryan Higgs and Dakota Kohler winning the consies.

Every driver that made the main event through the heats redrew for starting positions.

Through the luck of the draw in the 50-lap event, Billy Pauch Jr. pulled the number one starting grid for the Bruce Rogers Memorial and kept the Rod Breitenstein/BMS Racing No. 14 in the lead until Tim Buckwalter dove underneath him coming off the fourth turn to put the Norm Saxton-owned No. 23X at the front of the pack.

Buckwalter, who has won in just about every type of race car he has ever wheeled, had a full straightaway lead built up at one point and in the later stages, Craig Von Dohren was closing in, but he didn’t have enough laps to actually catch him. At the drop of the checkered Buckwalter picked up the prestigious victory.

Von Dohren received an extra cash award from We The Fans for being the hard charger coming from 22nd to second after he made the race via the consi.

In the 25-lap Sportsman feature it appeared that Brandon Edgar was possibly on his way to his second career victory at the track. Former point champion Brian Hirthler had other ideas and with two laps to go he managed to take the lead away and go on to claim the win which was his sixth career triumph. The last two openers were won by his brother Kevin, but this year Brian decided it was his turn.

The Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award recipients were Buckwalter and Edgar. Doug Manmiller received the Cargo Trailers certificate. Four non-qualifying drivers received $250 from American Racers Tires in a drawing and they included Mark Kratz, Brad Grim, T.J. Lilly and Nate Brinker.

Before the green could be thrown in the Modified feature, a tangle occurred in the third turn during the four-abreast parade lap. Through it, Buckwalter got a flat tire, but he was allowed to go to the pits and change it and not lose a position.

Pauch Jr. maintained the lead when action resumed trailed by Kyle Weiss, Ryan Krachun, Dylan Swinehart and Buckwalter.

The running order remained the same for several laps with Buckwalter and Krachun swapping third and fourth coming upon lapped traffic.

Meme DeSantis brought out the yellow on the 14th lap when he slowed along the homestretch. Before the restart Weiss, who was running a solid second constantly gaining ground on Pauch Jr. had to pit with a left flat tire relinquishing second for Buckwalter. Pauch Jr. held his ground on this restart, but one lap later Buckwalter was the new leader.

While Buckwalter showed the way action behind him was hot and heavy between Pauch Jr., Jared Umbenhauer, Krachun and D. Swinehart.

By the 25th lap Buckwalter had a full straightaway lead built up in his mount powered by a Morrison Race Engine, but by now he was being chased by Umbenhauer, Von Dohren, Pauch and Ryan Watt, who loaned Buckwalter parts earlier in the evening.

Von Dohren finally cleared Umbenhauer after battling for second for many laps and set sail after the rapid running Buckwalter.

Despite the fact Von Dohren closed the distance, he ran out of laps to try to get the lead away from Buckwalter as Buckwalter pulled into the winner’s circle trailed by Von Dohren, Watt, Umbenhauer and Jeff Strunk, another driver that had to run the consi to make the show.

Interesting to note that multi-time track champions Von Dohren and Strunk had to qualify through the consolation events.

Sportsman action saw pole sitter Jesse Landis set the pace for six laps before Edgar moved into first on the seventh circuit.

Nathan Mohr found himself facing the wrong direction in the first turn bringing out the yellow eighth lap. Before action resumed Jim Housworth, while running a solid fifth, had to pit since the belly pan was dragging. On the restart Landis managed to regain control, but was short lived as tree laps later Edgar took back the lead coming out of the fourth turn.

Behind Edgar dicing for positions were Landis, Brian Hirthler, Kyle Lilick and Brad Arnold.

Once Hirthler overtook second he began to pressure Edgar.

With two laps remaining the fifth lead change occurred as Hirthler was now the new leader.

Hirthler never surrendered the lead and was back in victory lane again trailed by Edgar, Lilick, Arnold and Landis.

Next Saturday, June 27, a full show of T.P. Trailers Modified and T.P. Trailers Truck Equipment Sportsman which will begin the point season will be presented with the Blast From The Past Vintage Cars will be part of the tripleheader show set to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

RACE RESULTS

VP Race Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker 50 Big Block/Small Block Modified Feature (50-laps): 1. Rick Buckwalter, 2. Craig Von Dohren, 3. Ryan Watt, 4. Jared Umbenhauer, 5. Jeff Strunk, 6. Rick Laubach, 7. Duane Howard, 8. Billy Pauch Jr., 9. Mike Gular, 10. Doug Manmiller, 11. Ryan Krachun, 12. Kyle Weiss, 13. Dylan Swinehart, 14. Richie Pratt, 15. Dom Buffalino, 16. Ryan Grim, 17. Ryan Godown, 18. Matt Stangle, 19. Brian Hirthler, 20. Ryan Lilick, 21. Steve Davis, 22. 22. Meme DeSantis, 23. Mike Lisowski, 24. Brett Kressley. DNQ: Briggs Danner, Brandon Grasso, Ron Myers, Louden Reimert, Kenny Gilmore, Eric Biehn, Ron Kline, Kevin Hirthler, Joe Funk, Nate Brinker, Tommy Scheetz, Jack Swaim, Ray Swinehart, Craig Whitmoyer, Richie Hitzler, Colt Harris, Brad Grim, John Willman, Darren Schuler, Don Waisempacher, Ron Kline, Justin Grim, T.J. Lilly, Clay Butler, Cale Ross, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Jordan Henn, Mark Kratz, Mark Levy, Brett Gilmore..

Sportsman Feature (25-laps): 1. Brian Hirthler, 2. Brandon Edgar, 3. Kyle Lilick, 4. Brad Arnold, 5. Jesse Landis, 6. Jack Butler, 7. Brad Brightbill, 8. Kyle Smith, 9. Ryan Beltz, 10. Cole Stangle, 11. Ryan Higgs, 12. Jesse Leiby, 13. Derrick Smith, 14. Dakota Kohler, 15. Dean Bachman, 16. Kenny Bock, 17. Parker Guldin, 18. Nate Brinker, 19. Nathan Mohr, 20. Dug Snyder, 21. Mark Kemmerer, 22. Jim Housworth, 23. Tom Miller, 24. John McGovern, 25. Scott Kohler, 26. Kevin Hirthler, DNQ: Jimmy Leiby, Chuck Eckert, Lex Shive, Bryan Rhoads, Beau Robot, Mark Gaugler, Decker Swinehart, Chris Esposito, Ryan Laise.

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JUNE 18, 2020

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES PRESENTS. . . . .

$10,000 TO WIN 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK HODNETT CUP UP FOR GRABS, 358 MODIFIEDS ON DOUBLE HEADER TUESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 30 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

The powerful roar of the 410 Sprints will return to the Hill on Tuesday night, June 30 when the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series joins the 358 NASCAR Modifieds in this always thrilling double header at the Grandview Speedway. This will mark the opening event of the 2020 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and $10,000 will go to the winner of the 35 lap 410 Sprint Hodnett Cup. This event is dedicated to the memory of former Thunder on the Hill Champion Greg Hodnett, who lost his life in a racing accident in 2018. The Hodnett Cup is a trophy that belonged to Greg Hodnett and will now carry the name of every winner of the Hodnett Cup. Joining the high powered 410 Sprints will be the always exciting 358 NASCAR Modifieds taking part in a series of qualifying events leading up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Event sheets and payoff details for both the 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds are posted on the website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. Grandstand admission for this event is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids five and under will be admitted for free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.

Advance tickets for this event are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly, provide you first and last name and the number of tickets you need. There is no need to leave your phone number. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the Will Call Window after 4:30 PM. With advance tickets, you may enter the grandstands immediately after receiving your tickets. We do ask that you please bring exact change. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM.

The Thunder Series will continue on Tuesday night, August 4 when the USAC National Midgets invade the Hill for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters also joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with action getting underway at 7:30 PM. On Thursday night, August 27, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprints will bring the party to the Hill with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds being part of this double header on Levan Machine & Truck Night at Grandview.

The Thunder Series will close out 2020 with the Annual October Halloween event on Saturday night, October 17 with the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s for 358 Modifieds joined by the Sportsman with a 6 PM starting time.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 marks the thirty-first season of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway. Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high banked dirt oval located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA.

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

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

Levan Machine & Truck Presents: 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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THIRD ANNUAL VP RACING FUELS BRUCE ROGERS MEMORIAL PAYING $7,500 TO WIN SET AT GRANDVIEW JUNE 20

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 14, 2020. . . Practice is over and racing, actual racing, is ready to be run.

The Third Annual VP Racing Fuels Bruce Rogers Memorial Money Maker is set for Saturday, June 20 at Grandview Speedway and it rewards the winner with at least $7,500 and that is quite an incentive for the dozens of racers expected to be on hand. The big money event will mark the official start of the 58th consecutive season of stock car racing at the Berks County clay oval. Every racer that makes the starting field earns $1,000 or more. And there just may be more money offered before race day. However the honor of winning the 50-lap Small Block/Big Block Modified race could very well mean more to the winner than the big bucks.

Rogers, the man who built the one-third-mile, banked clay track along with his father, was one of the most respected auto racing promoters in the business. And he was very well respected by the competitors. During his 55 years of running the popular auto racing facility he was able to bring it to national notoriety. It is one of the most successful short track racing operations in nation and has continued under the operation of members of the Rogers family since he passed away.

Many well-known racing talents have expressed interest in being a part of this event which will kick off the 58th consecutive season of stock car racing at the Bechtelsville oval. In addition to track regulars such as Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Doug Manmiller, Jared Umbenhauer, Colt Harris, Mike Lisowski, Skyler Sherrif, Dan Wasenpacher, and others. There are a number of visitors expected to be part of the action.

A full series of qualifying events will lead up to the 50-lap main event. Sportsman stock cars will be featured as the second part of the show. Rules can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Racers planning to participate are requested to pre-enter (no entry fee) by telephoning or texting 484-256-4375. There is no license required and it is a non-point event. Please provide driver’s name, contact information and phone number to assist in the promotion of the event. Complete details, information sheet, can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com at Bruce Rogers Memorial.

Drivers and owners are asked to please go to www.grandviewspeedway.com and print off the W-2 form and return it to the pit office on opening day. A W-9 form must have been provided to officials in order to participate in the pill drawing.

Ticket prices for the June 20 special event are $28 for adults, $5 for youngsters 6 thru 11 and those under 6 will be admitted FREE. Pit admission is $40. Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing action getting the green flag at 7:30 p.m. Pits open at 4 p.m.

It is recommended that all attending wear a mask when they cannot practice social distancing but it is not mandatory. Also there is no COVID-19 waiver to be signed for the event.

Fans that are not sitting with family members are asked to practice social distancing. There are ample seating areas to do that when possible.”

Attendees are being asked, if possible, to provide exact change for tickets, pit passes and items being purchased at concession stands.

In addition it is suggested that those who do not feel well or feel uncomfortable being around others please do not attend.

Non-smokers are reminded that their section is located within the non-alcohol section of the grandstands.

Anyone wishing to camp may do so Saturday overnight. All campers must be off the property the next day.

Coming up on Saturday, June 27th, is a tripleheader show featuring the T.P.Trailers Modifieds, T.P.Truck Equipment Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage racers starting at 7:30 p.m.

Information on Grandview Speedway can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or at 610.754.7688.

The one-third-mile, banked clay track is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

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JUNE 7, 2020

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER ON THE HILL ANTICIPATES GREEN FLAG, 2020 SEASON TO OPEN TUESDAY, JUNE 30 WITH SPEED WEEK 410 SPRINT HODNETT CUP & 358 MODIFIEDS

It has been a long wait, but the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series should finally open and will showcase one of the premier events of the series, Speed Week for the 410 Sprints plus 358 NASCAR Modifieds, taking place at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 30. The show will start at 7:30 PM with gates opening at 5 PM. The 410 sprints will take part in Time Trials, heat race events and a “B” Main leading up to the 35 lap Hodnett Cup feature event. For the 358 NASCAR Modifieds, they’ll be competing under their weekly rules and will qualify through heat race events, a consolation and a 30 lap main event that will carry NASCAR points.

Event sheets and payoff details for both the 410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds are posted on the website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. Grandstand admission for this event is $30 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids five and under will be admitted for free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required. For questions on this event please feel free to call 443 513 4456.

The Thunder Series will continue on Tuesday night, August 4 when the USAC National Midgets invade the Hill for the 2nd Annual Ken Brenn Midget Masters also joined by the 358 NASCAR Modifieds with action getting underway at 7:30 PM. On Thursday night, August 27, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprints will bring the party to the Hill with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds being part of this double header on Levan Machine & Truck Night at Grandview.

The Thunder Series will close out 2020 with the Annual October Halloween event on Saturday night, October 17 with the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s for 358 Modifieds joined by the Sportsman with a 6 PM starting time.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever changing and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing and be consideration of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us, if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 marks the thirty-first season of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview Speedway. Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high banked dirt oval located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA.

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES SCHEDULE

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

Levan Machine & Truck Presents: 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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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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