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NEWS FROM THE ROGERS FAMILY OPERATED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA
TRACK PHONE: 610.754.7688 or visit www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ esaxton144@aol.com, 215.752.7797 or 267.934.7286
Race results story created by Vicki Gehris

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KRESSLEY SCORES THIRD MODIFIED VICTORY AT GRANDVIEW, 3 OTHERS JOIN THE WINNER’S CIRCLE ON BECHTELSVILLE CAR WASH NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. JULY 1, 2018 . . . Saturday night at Grandview Speedway in activities sponsored by Bechtelsville Car Wash, Brett “The Threat” Kressley scored his third T.P. Trailers NASCAR 30-lap Modified feature victory by outdistancing runner-up Duane Howard.

In the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature Ryan Beltz scored his second point career win in the event.

Tim Tanner Jr. was the victor in the 25-lap Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprint feature.

Brett Peters was able to win the 15-lap feature in the Blast From The Past Vintage division.

Providing the feature winners met the requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and also product certificates from BP Fuels.

Jordan Henn returned to the Modified ranks after being forced out of competition a few weeks ago and wasted no time grabbing the early lead.

John Willman, Ray Swinehart, Kenny Gilmore and Ron Kline diced for the remaining positions behind the rookie.

Willman and Gilmore battled for four laps for second before Willman broke free and set sail after Henn and by lap 11 he put his bids in for the lead.

By the Dan’s Deli ½- hoagie mark, a three-way battle for the top spot ensured between Henn, Willman and Kressley.

Kressley, who started 12th, made a bold move coming out of the fourth turn and got around Willman and Henn for first.

Mark Kratz slowed his pace in turn two to bring out the 21st lap caution.

Kressley held his pace on the restart with the order behind him comprised of Willman, Howard, Jared Umbenhauer and Mike Gular, with all of them trying their best to advance.

Howard moved by Willman on the 22nd lap and set his signs on Kressley, who had a commanding lead built up.

No more restarts were needed once Kressley gained control to allow anyone an opportunity to overtake him and at the wave of the checkered it was career win number six. Chasing him across the line were Howard, Umbenhauer, Willman, who finally had a change of luck for his season best finish and Gular.

Qualifying events were won by Craig Von Dohren, Henn, Kressley and Ryan Grim. Tim Buckwalter and Brett Gilmore won the consolation races.

The Sportsman feature saw Kenny Bock take the early lead and set the pace for four laps until Beltz slipped underneath him as the pair came off turn four to become the new leader.

Kyle Lilick brought out the first yellow on the ninth lap when he stopped along the homestretch infield apron. On the restart Bock got the edge on Beltz and was back in first.

After two tries to get the 11th lap in in the books Beltz managed to regain the lead.

Behind Beltz jockeying for positions were Bock, Mark Kemmerer, Craig Whitmoyer and Jack Butler.

Kemmerer moved into second on the 19th lap and set sail after Beltz. In no time Kemmerer caught the leader to pressure him.

A fourth turn multi-car incident set up a one lap shoot out for the win. On the restart as Beltz and Kemmerer exited the fourth turn, contact was made between the two and Kemmerer hit the first turn wall putting him out of contention. He was uninjured but the car sustained heavy damage.

Beltz never surrendered the lead and went on to claim the win. Finishing second was Whitmoyer followed by Bock, for his season best finish, Brian Hirthler and Butler.

Beltz, Butler and Lilick were the heat winners. The consi went to Ken Eckert Jr.

In the 25-lap MASS Sprint feature pole sitter Scott Frack was the early leader and survived several caution and red flag incidents.

Things changed on the 12th lap red flag restart brought out when Logan Diehl flipped on the backstretch. He was uninjured. Frack held the lead when racing resumed, but now Tanner Jr. got past Ryan Stillwagon for second to challenge the leader.

The red was displayed again for Bryant Davis’ flip between turns three and four after he hit the infield tire marker. This time Tanner Jr. made his move to the inside groove off four and was the new leader with Stillwagon following through for second.

Tanner Jr. and Stillwagon raced side-by-side for several laps, but it was Tanner Jr. that picked up the victory. Finishing a close second was Stillwagon followed by Dan Brown, Rick Stief and Andy Best.

Todd Lapp led the 15-lap Blast From The Past Vintage feature for five laps before Brett Peters passed him for the front position.

Peters never faltered and went on to win the event trailed by Doug Steppenchuck, Andy Cassel, Lapp and Wyatt Jacobus.

There is Tuesday night, July 3, racing at Grandview featuring the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek 410 sprints and TP Trailers 358 Modifieds. Racing takes place at 7:30 p.m.

The biggest event of the season is coming up for the Late Model stock cars at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, July 7th when the annual Firecracker 40 takes place.

The format for the Late Model portion of the tripleheader night of racing excitement will have racers run practice hot laps, timed hot laps and the fastest eight will redraw for the 40-lap feature race. However if the car count is 24 or more then there will be qualifying through eight lap heat races with 24 cars starting the Firecracker 40.

Joining the Late Models as part of the Firecracker tripleheader will be the very popular T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds along with the exciting Sportsman racers.

Racers taking part in the Low Down & Dirty Meet and Greet at the main entrance starting at 5 p.m. will be Danny Snyder, Kyle Merkel and Wayne Pfeil.

Adult admission for this special night of racing will be $20 while youngsters 6 through 11 pay just $5. Kids under 6 are admitted FREE. Active military, with proper ID, are admitted free. And there is free parking on the speedway grounds.

RACE RESULTS

BRC Car Wash T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Brett Kressley, 2. Duane Howard, 3. Jared Umbenhauer, 4. John Willman, 5. Mike Gular, 6. Mike Mahaney, 7. Craig Von Dohren, 8. Jeff Strunk, 9. Kevin Hirthler, 10. Ryan Grim, 11. Ron Kline, 12. Doug Manmiller, 13. Ryan Lilick, 14. Eric Biehn, 15. Jordan Henn, 16. Clay Butler, 17. Joe Fanelli, 18. Kyle Weiss, 19. Steve Swinehart, 20. Chris Esposito, 21. Bobby Trapper, 22. Ryan Watt, 23. Kenny Gilmore, 24. Mark Kratz, 25. Brett Gilmore, 26. Ray Swinehart, 27. Timmy Buckwalter, 28. Ron Seltmann Jr. DNQ: Ron Myers, Skylar Sheriff, Bobby Gunther Walsh, Briggs Danner, Dan Waisempacher, Frank Cozze, Bobby Trapper Jr., Carroll Hine III, Justin Grim and Chris Gambler.

BRC NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Ryan Beltz, 2. Craig Whitmoyer, 3. Kenny Bock, 4. Brian Hirthler, 5. Jack Butler, 6. Brad Brightbill, 7. Joe Funk III, 8. Mike Mammana, 9. Brad Grim, 10. Sean Weiss, 11. Derrick Smith, 12. Nicho Flammer, 13. Mark Kemmerer, 14. Jim Housworth, 15. Louden Reimert, 16. Mike Lisowski, 17. Jesse Landis, 18. Kurt Bettler, 19. Ken Eckert Jr., 20. Andy Clemmer, 21. Dylan Swinehart, 22. Paul Houseknecht, 23. Kyle Lilick, 24. Nathan Mohr. DNQ: Andrew Kreis and Brad Arnold.

MASS Sprint Feature (25 Laps): 1. Tim Tanner Jr., 2. Ryan Stillwagon, 3. Dan Brown, 4. Rick Stief, 5. Andy Best, 6. Jonathan Haegele, 7. Eddie Wagner, 8. Jeff Geiges, 9. Tom Carberry, 10. Zack Burd, 11. C.J. Faison, 12. Chad Connor, 13. Tim Smolenyak, 14. Scott Frack, 15. Bryant Davis, 16. Logan Diehl, 17. Tyler Reinhardt, 18. Brendon Poff, 19. Austin Bishop, 20. Johnny Yanek, 21. Keith Andersen, 22. Dominic Melair, 23. Daniel Leaper, 24. Larry McVay.

Blast From The Past Vintage Feature (15 Laps): 1. Brett Peters, 2. Doug Steppenchuck, 3. Andy Cassel, 4. Todd Lapp, 5. Wyatt Jacobus Sr., 6. Rich Decker, 7. Domique Deglas, 8. Ricky Rutt, 9. Doug Miller, 10. Dave Dissinger, 11. Tom Orth, 12. Brock Jacobus, 13. Bill Gerhart. DNS: Mike Kelly and Mike Mervine.

COMING EVENTS AS OF JULY 1

Saturday, July 7 Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Model Firecracker 40--7:30 PM

Saturday, July 14 Whelen Engineering Night - Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models--7:30 PM

Friday, July 20 Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage Cars – 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 21 Hatfield Quality Meats Night - Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars – 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 28 AD Moyer Lumber Night - Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models--7:30 PM

Saturday, August 4 Checkered Flag Fan Club Night - Modifieds, Sportsman, Late Models--7:30 PM

Saturday, August 11 Pioneer Pole Buildings Forrest Rogers Memorial 50 laps, Sportsman, Late Models--7:30 PM

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NEWS FROM THE ROGERS FAMILY OPERATED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA
TRACK PHONE: 610.754.7688 or visit www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ esaxton144@aol.com, 215.752.7797 or 267.934.7286

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FOUR DIVISIONS OF RACING AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY INCLUDING MODIFIEDS, SPORTSMAN, VINTAGE RACERS AND MID ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES SPONSORED BY BECHTELSVILLE CAR WASH

FIRECRACKER 40 FOR LATE MODELS SET FOR JULY 7, $1200 TO WIN, $200 TO TAKE GREEN

LATEST NASCAR POINT STANDINGS SHOW GULAR, REIMERT AND SNYDER ON TOP

BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 25, 2018 . . . Sprint car racing will be part of the big four division show of racing presented by Bechtelsville Car Wash on Saturday, June 30th at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway. The MASS 305 Sprinters will be making their first appearance of the season on the one-third-mile, banked clay oval with racing action getting the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

The battle for the NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified championship will continue with point leader Mike Gular leading action. Sportsman stock cars and Blast from the Past Vintage cars will make up the balance of the exciting night of racing action.

Four feature winner Austin Bishop is expected to lead a stellar field of Sprint car racing talents including Mark Bitner, Tim Tanner Jr., Ryan Stillwagon, Rick Stief, and a host of others. The Sprinters run in a full series of qualifying events topping off their night with a 20-lap main event.

Late Models will not be a part of the Saturday night action but will be featured in the annual Firecracker 40 on Saturday, July 7th. That event will also include the T.P.Trailers Modifieds and Sportsman. The Late Models will race for $1,200 to win with $200 to take the green. LATE MODEL VISITORS can obtain a temporary NASCAR license for just $25 that is good for 3 weeks. Only one American Racer tire is needed and that is on the right rear for the feature event. Tire compounds are 44/48/50.

Adult admission of the Firecracker 40 is $20 with youngsters 6 thru 11 paying just $5. Kids under 6 are admitted FREE.

Fans are invited on Saturday to visit the Low Down & Dirty Internet Radio Show’s Meet and Greet that will feature Modified racers Mike Mahney and Chris Esposito, Sportsman racer Joe Funk and an unnamed MASS Sprint racer. The Meet and Greet takes place near the main entrance and starts at 5 p.m.

Adult admission for this special night of racing action will be $18 while youngsters under 12 being admitted free. There is free parking on the grounds of the speedway.

Latest NASCAR point standings show that Mike Gular is still on top of the T.P.Trailers 358 Modified standings after six nights of racing. Gular has 1688 points, just 10 points ahead of Jeff Strunk who has 1678. Third is Craig Von Dohren with 1659. In the Sportsman standings rising young star Louden Reimert is in front with 1272 followed by Brad Grim at 1248 and Craig Whitmoyer with 1204. And in the Late Models Danny Snyder continues to lead the standings with 1083, Lou Egrie has 1014 and Saturday’s feature winner Kyle Merkel is third with 989.

For up to date information check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR MODIFIEDS AS OF JUNE 23, 2018

1. Mike Gular, Boyertown, PA #2 1688
2. Jeff Strunk, Pottstown, PA #126 1678**
3. Craig VonDohren, Oley, PA #1C 1659*
4. Brett Kressley, Orefield, PA #19B 1583**
5. Duane Howard, Oley, PA #66/357H 1532
6. Frank Cozze, Wind Gap, PA #4 1348
7. Kevin Hirthler, Boyertown, PA #117 1131
8. Ryan Lilick, Collegeville, PA #49 1094
9. Doug Manmiller, Shoemakersville, PA #44M 1024
10. Ryan Grim, Laury’s Station, PA #17 1004
11. Justin Grim, Orefield, PA #611 909
12. Kyle Weiss, Hamburg, PA #21K 886
13. Clay Butler, Bloomsbury, NJ #48 857
14. Kenny Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #M7 842
15. Tim Buckwalter, Douglassville, PA #23X 812
16. Jared Umbenhauer, Richland, PA #19 698
17. Eric Biehn, Barto, PA #87 688
18. Steve Swinehart, Perkiomenville, PA #942 653
19. Dan Waisempacher, Springtown, PA #01 598
20. Brian Krummel, Middletown, NY #17Z 553
21. Mike Mahaney,  King Ferry, NY #14 508
22. Bobby Trapper, Jr., Scranton, PA #2T 503
23. Joe Fanelli, Exton, PA #22 482
24. John Willman, Birdsboro, PA #74W 477
25. Ron Kline, Salford, PA #3 467
26. Brett Gilmore, Fleetwood, PA #7 461
27. Mike Kellner, Lansdale, PA #57 449
28. Bobby Gunther Walsh, Allentown, PA #1 440
29. Danny Erb, Boyertown, PA #44 437
30. Briggs Danner, Allentown, PA #6 434

Also a feature winner Ryan Watt *

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR LATE MODELS AS OF JUNE 23, 2018

1. Danny Snyder, Frederick, PA #44 1083**
2. Lou Egrie, Willow Grove, PA #X4 1014
3. Kyle Merkel, Green Lane, PA #26 989*
4. Drew Weisser, Reading, PA #19 960
5. Steve Todorow, Trumbauersville, PA #93 932*
6. Wayne Pfeil, Mohnton, PA #72 873*
7. Chuck Schutz, Pottstown, PA #00/1 798*
8. Steve Wilson, Green Lane, PA #15 674
9. Jordan Knepp, Pottstown, PA #108 550
10. Todd Ravel, Shoemakersville, PA #88 550
11. Patrick Robinson, Bechtelsville, PA #5 530
12. Bryan Sipe, Shoemakersville, PA #33S 508
13. Brian Shuey, Shoemakersville, PA #177 498
14. Shawn Horning, Blandon, PA #8M 230
15. Dallas Breidenbach Spring City, PA #X 210
16. Dirk Rimrott, Phoenixville, PA #5H 200
17. Dave Ogin, Fleetwood, PA #12 187
18. Sean Merkel, Boyertown, PA #118 176
19. Kody Sites, #99K 120
20. Dustin Fitzcharles, #22X 80

UNOFFICIAL POINT STANDINGS FOR NASCAR SPORTSMAN AS OF JUNE 23, 2018

1. Louden Reimert, Oley, PA #58 1272
2. Brad Grim, Coplay, PA #23 1248*
3. Craig Whitmoyer, Hamburg, PA #99 1204
4. Brad Brightbill, Sinking Springs, PA #19 1188
5. Dylan Swinehart, Fleetwood, PA #38 1079
6. Mike Lisowski, Minersville, PA #15 951
7. Brad Arnold, Sinking Spring, PA #830 920*
8. Brian Hirthler, Green Lane, PA #4* 909*
9. Kyle Lilick, Collegeville, PA #104 891**
10. Jim Houseworth, Reigelsville, PA #72 820
11. Joe Funk, Coopersburg, PA #14F 806
12. Mark Kemmerer, Green Lane, PA , PA #F10 796
13. Jack Butler, Phillipsburg, NJ #5 767
14. Jesse Landis Gilbertsville, PA #976 717
15. Kenny Bock, Birdsboro, PA#6 663
16. Gary Wagner, West Lawn, PA #47 652
17. Ryan Beltz, Barto, PA #221 631
18. Kurt Bettler Hellertown, PA #54 625
19. Andrew Kreis, Boyertown, PA #6K 514
20. Ryan Higgs, Nazareth, PA #16 510

Also Feature Winner: Nathan Mohr*

* denotes feature win (Feature wins listed are only those that are

NASCAR point events.)

Winner Austin Bishop (Ralph Richards Photo)

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BISHOP WINS TWENTY LAP MASS FEATURE IN FRONT OF 'PACKED HOUSE' AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY BRIDGEPORT, NJ
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER
erikapalmai5@gmail.com

Austin Bishop won his fourth feature event of 2018, but his first ever with Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series this past Saturday Night at Bridgeport Speedway. In front of a packed grandstands on account of the speedway's annual 'Pack the House Night' free admission to fans event, Bishop survived multiple restarts, pressure from a hard charging and fast Jeff Geiges and two red flags to take the $450 to win cash prize, thanks to race night sponsor Lin Bethman's Auto Center.

"In those final laps, all I could think about was a staying out front in the clean air and keeping my line straight because I knew Stillwaggon was close behind and he is usually fast at Bridgeport," Bishop mentioned. "I noticed the track started to take rubber in the middle groove, so the objective for me was to keep the car straight and in the rubber so that I could bring it home to victory lane!"

Bishop, who started on the inside pole along side Jeff Geiges after drawing the number one spot during the CRC Industries Brakleen redraw, quickly jumped out front of the twenty-four car field, and maintained the position all throughout the twenty lap feature, constantly facing a challenge from veteran driver, Jeff Geiges, who was all over the back bumper for the first half of the feature.

"Jeff and I were putting on an awesome race and we were both fast!" Bishop said. "At the half way point, I got caught up with the lapped car of Leaper, who was running the same middle line that I was, and coming out of turn two, I anticipated to get around Dan going low, and we came up to him quickly, and unfortunately he went low too, causing me to get into the back of him," Bishop explained.

"I tried to quickly unhook our bumpers by going around the outside of him, but it was just to late and we spun him around, collecting Geiges as well. I feel bad about the situation and how it happened, but I'm just glad that everyone walked away unharmed," Bishop said.

With Geiges now sidelined after the lap nine mishap, Bishop ran away with the win, with the battle for second gaining attention with Tim Tanner Jr. and Ryan Stillwaggon swapping positions, with Tanner eventually finishing up in the runner up spot, and Stillwaggon settling in third. Eddie Wagner and Dave Brown would round out the top five.

"Our season started off a little rocky, with us not being able to finish the first three races we've entered, but now, after running eight shows total in 2018, we've won four of them!" Bishop said. "We're running for National points and the MASS championship this year, so as long as we have twenty decent finishes, we should be in good shape."

Austin Bishop credits his success to the crew of the No. 11A (Parke Bishop, Tyler Rissler, and Frank Styer) and his sponsors Kozie Clothes, Sloan Ford, Doug's Welding, Classic Car Auto Mall, Frank's Shocks and Two Cousin's Pizza.

This weekend, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series has off, but is scheduled to return to action next Saturday, June 30th Grandview Speedway Inc.. Information on this event will be released in the coming days.

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

LIN BETHMAN AUTO CENTER FEATURE FINISH (20 LAPS): AUSTIN BISHOP, Tim Tanner Jr., Ryan Stillwaggon, Eddie Wagner, Dave Brown, Brendon Poff, Scott R Frack, Mark Bitner, Rick Stief, Tom Carberry, Bryant Davis, Samantha Lieberman, Cj Faison, Randy Wilbert, Craig Pellegrini Jr., Josh Fox, Jason Dunn, Chad Connor, Larry Mc Vay, Logan Diehl, Jeff Geiges, Dean Conk Jr., Dan Leaper, Doug Suiter DNS- Zack Burd

Professional Design Services HEAT 1 $50 CASH - Jeff Geiges
Freiberger Excavating HEAT 2 $50 CASH - Eddie Wagner
Bruce's Auto Body HEAT 3 $50 CASH - Tim Tanner Jr.
Engler Machine and Tool Front Row - Austin Bishop & Jeff Geiges
Thayer Performance Burning Rubber Hard Charger Bonus - Dave Brown (+10 positions)
Half Way Leader $25 CASH - Austin Bishop
Bitner Automotive Lightning Fast Time Award $25 CASH - Jeff Geiges
Kelly Racing Fuels 5 Gallons of FREE Fuel - Austin Bishop
Keizer Sprint Wheels $50 Gift Certificate 10th Place Finisher - Tom Carberry
$50 CASH Random Driver's Meeting Giveaway & $25 Worst Pill Draw - Craig Pellegrini Jr.

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NEWS FROM THE ROGERS FAMILY OPERATED GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, BECHTELSVILLE, PA
TRACK PHONE: 610.754.7688 or visit www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ esaxton144@aol.com, 215.752.7797 or 267.934.7286

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GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SET FOR TWO BIG NIGHTS OF RACING ACTION ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

BECHTELSVILLE, PA May 22, 2018 . . . NASCAR sanctioned short track stock car racing will be the attraction at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night (May 26) kicking off two big nights of dirt track racing as part of Memorial Day weekend excitement.

The Saturday night show will feature the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models. The tripleheader card of excitement will have racing starting at 7:30 p.m.

At least 12 events of stock car racing will be presented with 28 cars going to the starting line in the 30-lap Modified feature race while Late Models and Sportsman will each race in 25-lap main events after a full series of qualifying events.

Modified point leader Brett Kressley will be looking for his second win of the season with strong competition coming from the likes of Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Mike Gular, Frank Cozze and a host of other talents.

Spectator gates open at 5:30 p.m. and that is when the Low Down and Dirty Internet radio show will be presenting their weekly Meet and Greet with drivers and cars on display. This week Sportsman racers Nathan Mohr and Ken Eckert Jr. will be there along with Modified talent Justin Grim.

Admission for the Saturday night action packed racing is just $15 for adults while youngsters under 12 are admitted FREE. There is free parking on the speedway grounds.

And the second part of the Memorial Day weekend action at Grandview will feature the first Pioneer Pole Buildings Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events on Sunday, May 27th with the 21st Annual Traffic Jam Big Block/Small Block Modifieds main event, a 40-lapper paying $5,000 to win, topping the show. Also included will be the Sportsman stock cars along with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. Gates open at 5 p.m. while starts at 7:30 p.m.

Fans will have the opportunity to see top names in Modified stock car racing along with rising stars in Sportsman and Sprint car racing in the Sunday action.

Adult admission is $25 while youngsters 6 – 11 paying $10. Kids under 6 are admitted free. Admission to the pit area, no license required, is $35.

Complete information on racing at Grandview can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or by telephoning 610.754.7688.

Grandview Speedway, one of the most successful NASCAR short tracks in the nation, is located on Passmore Road, just off Route 100, in Bechtelsville, PA 10 miles north of Pottstown.

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Thunder on the Hill News

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MAY 13, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

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

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS 21ST ANNUAL MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM, SPORTSMAN & SPRINTS IN TRIPLE THUNDER THRILLER AT GRANDVIEW SUNDAY, MAY 27, PLUS FAN FUN STUFF

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 13, 2018) – It’s that time of the year for honoring the American flag, enjoying a barbecue, tail-gating and taking in a night on the hill with a show of Modified, Sportsman and Sprint Car Racing all in one night. Thanks to the Thunder Series sponsor NAPA Auto Parts and race event sponsor Pioneer Pole Buildings, it will all happen at the Grandview Speedway on Sunday night, May 27 as the 29th season of Thunder on the Hill takes the first green flag of the season.

It’s an exciting Memorial Day holiday weekend for Grandview Speedway race fans; as this is more than just a race, the Sunday, May 27 event will showcase the 21st Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings TRAFFIC JAM. This event is just loaded with prestige and is one of those events every modified driver wants to add to their resume of greatest wins. Who won this event in the past ?

Previous Traffic JAM winners include Brett Hearn a four-time winner and the inaugural victor in 1998. Other TRAFFIC JAM winners include Matt Sheppard, Jimmy Horton, Tim McCreadie, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Alan Johnson, Frank Cozze, Rick Laubach, Danny Johnson, Tim Fuller and the youngest Traffic Jam winner, 25-year-old Brett Kressley of Orefield, PA, the 2017 defending winner of this event.

Kressley, off to a strong start in 2018 would like nothing more then to make it a back-to-back Traffic Jam victory.

With a 7:30 PM start time, the Thunder Series kick-off show includes three exciting racing divisions competing on the Berks County dirt track – with the 40-lap Traffic Jam paying $5,000-to-win, $1,000 for tenth and $500 to start the Modified main event, a $1,300-to-win Sportsman showdown, and the MASS Sprint Car Series.

There is no entry fee and no track/series license required to compete in this event. A special rules package was created to accommodate all area competitors. Both American Racer and Hoosier tires will be allowed for competition, and Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines are permitted.

To pre-enter teams can call 443-513-4456 or visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Along with the Modifieds, the Sportsman will be in action competing in a 25-lap event with $1,300 going the winner. A similar relaxed rule package is available to the Sportsman teams and, as per Grandview Sportsman rules, sail panels will be allowed during this event.

The sprint cars round out this Triple Thunder Thriller with the MASS Sprint Car series participating in qualifying events and a 25-lap feature event.

Special thanks to Delaware Auto Exchange, sponsors of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and they will be at the track early greeting the first 150 fans through the front gate with Delaware Auto Exchange koozie’s plus, as the night goes on, $800 worth Delaware Auto Exchange gift cards will be handed out.

As always, GALCO Business Communications are back at the Hill. GALCO is second only to NAPA Auto Parts as the longest sponsors of Thunder on the Hill. GALCO representatives Tom Cooper and Paul Lorenz are thrilled to again add some special spectator give-aways. Long time Thunder Series friend, Jim Gallagher will be at many of the events on behalf of GALCO. Jim is usually at the front gate meeting new fans.

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

Helping to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend will be a special fireworks display before the start of the main event.

Spectator gates will open at 5 PM, with racing action set for 7:30 PM. Adult General Admission is $25, Children 6-11 are $10, and Children 5 and Under are Free of Charge. Pit Area pricing is $35, and a license is not required.

Race fans interested in early admission can take part in our Advance Ticket Reserve. Advance tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. You can leave a message with your name, contact number, and the number of tickets you’re requesting. Tickets may be picked up and paid for at the Grandview Speedway will call window on race night after 4:00 PM. Advance ticket holders are eligible to enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM a full half-hour before General Admission tickets go on sale.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

2018 Race Dates

Sunday, May 27 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM
21st Annual Traffic Jam Big Block/358 Modifieds*, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

Thursday, June 14 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM
12th Annual USAC Non-Wing Sprints Jesse Hockett Classic Plus 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, July 3 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM
24th Annual 410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series Plus 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 23 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM
All Star 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds*

Saturday, October 13 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 6 PM
Mods at the MADHOUSE Halloween Party Big Block/358 Modifieds, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

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
Thunder Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 56th Anniversary season in 2018. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap. For more information visit: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

May
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Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

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MAY 6, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS OPENS THUNDER SERIES 2018 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SUNDAY, MAY 27, $5,000 TO WIN MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM ON TAP PLUS SPORTSMAN & SPRINT CARS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 6, 2018) – Barbecues, burgers, and Big-Block vs Small-Block Modifieds highlight an exciting Memorial Day holiday weekend for Grandview Speedway race fans; with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series opening its season on Sunday, May 27 with the 21st Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings TRAFFIC JAM.

With a 7:30 PM start time, the Thunder Series kick-off show includes three exciting racing divisions competing on the Berks County dirt track – with a 40-lap, $5,000-to-win, $500 to start Modified main event, a $1,300-to-win Sportsman showdown, and the MASS Sprint Car Series.

While the winner takes home the largest portion of the lucrative TRAFFIC JAM , a generous payout is available to all competitors. $1,000 will go to the 10th place finisher, and $500 to start the 40 lap feature event.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings 21st running of the TRAFFIC JAM will continue with plenty of prior prestige. Previous Traffic JAM winners include Brett Hearn a four-time winner and the inaugural victor in 1998. Other TRAFFIC JAM winners include Matt Sheppard, Jimmy Horton, Tim McCreadie, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Alan Johnson, Frank Cozze, Rick Laubach, Danny Johnson, Tim Fuller and the youngest Traffic Jam winner, 25-year-old Brett Kressley of Orefield, PA, the 2017 defending winner of this event. Kressley would like nothing more then to make it a back-to-back victory.

There is no entry fee and no track/series license required to compete in this event. A special rules package was created to accommodate all area competitors. Both American Racer and Hoosier tires will be allowed for competition, and Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines are permitted.

To pre-enter teams can call 443-513-4456 or visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Along with the Modifieds, the Sportsman will be in action competing in a 25-lap event with $1,300 going the winner. A similar relaxed rule package is available to the Sportsman teams and, as per Grandview Sportsman rules, sail panels will be allowed during this event.

The sprint cars round out this Triple Thunder Thriller with the MASS Sprint Car series participating in qualifying events and a 25-lap feature event.

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

Helping to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend will be a special fireworks display before the start of the main event.

Spectator gates will open at 5 PM, with racing action set for 7:30 PM. Adult General Admission is $25, Children 6-11 are $10, and Children 5 and Under are Free of Charge. Pit Area pricing is $35, and a license is not required.

Race fans interested in early admission can take part in our Advance Ticket Reserve. Advance tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. You can leave a message with your name, contact number, and the number of tickets you’re requesting. Tickets may be picked up and paid for at the Grandview Speedway will call window on race night after 4:00 PM. Advance ticket holders are eligible to enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM a full half-hour before General Admission tickets go on sale.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

2018 Race Dates

Sunday, May 27 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM
21st Annual Traffic Jam Big Block/358 Modifieds*, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

Thursday, June 14 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM
12th Annual USAC Non-Wing Sprints Jesse Hockett Classic Plus 358 Modifieds*

Tuesday, July 3 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM
24th Annual 410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series Plus 358 Modifieds*

Thursday, August 23 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM
All Star 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds*

Saturday, October 13 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 6 PM
Mods at the MADHOUSE Halloween Party Big Block/358 Modifieds, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

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

Thunder Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 56th Anniversary season in 2018. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap. For more information visit: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series

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EDDIE WAGNER LEADS THE DELAWARE AUTO EXCHANGE MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES TO DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY SATURDAY MAY 5TH
DELMAR, DE

Eddie Wagner of Newfield, NJ is beginning the 2018 season just where he left of in 2017, currently leading the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series points chase as they head south to Delaware International Speedway on Saturday, May 5th. Wagner, who has won the last two MASS events at Bridgeport Speedway, on the 5/8th mile and most recently on the 3/8th mile track, is the currently defending his 2017 MASS Championship title. He is usually the force to beat at the South Jersey facility and hopes to bring his success to a different track, starting this weekend.

“Last weekend was honestly one of the most fun races that I have ever been a part of,” Wagner said. “Hopefully we can build off of that finish, and have a strong run at Delaware, a track that I love and have been to a lot when I raced URC. Mark Cathell and his staff at DIS do a great job and have been a pleasure to work with, so I hope we can put a good show on for them, and of course the fans!”

Tim Tanner Jr., last year’s Delaware International Speedway winner, is looking to defend his 2017 victory after a top ten finish last week at Bridgeport.

“I am excited to be heading back down to Delaware this weekend,” Tanner explained. “My family will be with me and I’m really happy to be able to have them in the pits area with us! I learned a lot from last year’s show, so I look forward to applying what we know now, and we’ll see if we can make it to victory lane again!”

Bordentown, NJ’s Larry Mc Vay, who earned the hard charger award for his efforts in going from 20th to 3rd at Bridgeport, is slated to join the hefty field of drivers committed to make the tow to the Southern Delaware ½ mile oval. Jeff Geiges, Tyler Reinhardt, Rick Stief, Bryant Davis, Joe Kay, Scott Frack, Brendon Poff, Zack Burd, David Graber, Harris Kohen, Austin Bishop, John Yanek, along with rookies Jason Dunn, Chad Connor, Dan Leaper, Dom Melair, Cj Faison, and Reid Mitchell are all entries to expect this Saturday night with more showing support in the coming days.

In addition to the advertised purse, MASS’ associate sponsor Engler Machine and Tool will be sponsoring the front row starters for the feature events with two free raffle tickets for the $3,800 injection. Thayer Performance will be handing out a BRAND NEW Hoosier Racing Tire Racesaver Spec Right Rear tire to the Hard Charger of the night. Also, Kelly Racing Fuels, the official Fuel sponsor of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, will be beginning their “Hard Charger of the Month” campaign this weekend at DIS, and information on that will be released this week.

Additional contingency awards include $50 cash to each heat race winner presented by Professional Design Services, Freiberger Excavating and Bruce’s Auto Body, a $50 gift certificate to Keizer Sprint Wheels for the worst pill drawl of the night, the $25 Bitner Automotive 'Lightning Fast Time of the Night' bonus, 5 gallons of fuel to the winner of the A-Main courtesy of Kelly Racing Fuels, a $25 Todd's Performance gift certificate, and the CRC Industries Brakleen feature redraw concludes the list of extras up for grabs for members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

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

Photo courtesy of Mike Calla from www.wheelsofspeed.com
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