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SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

21ST ANNUAL MODIFIED TRAFFIC JAM OFFERS $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR TENTH AND $500 TO TAKE THE GREEN

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY TO CLOSE OUT THUNDER SERIES AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SATURDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 13

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (September 16, 2018) . . . . Trick or Treat, Halloween Ghostly Ghouls, and a witches cauldron will hover under a full moon on Saturday night, October 13 when the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the House of Thunder Halloween Party at the Grandview Speedway. A Spooktacular event returns to the "haunted hill" with the 21st running of the Modified Traffic Jam, a 40 lap feature event paying $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth-place and $500 to start the twenty-four car starting field for all who pre-enter. The Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars will also be a part of this Triple Thunder Thriller event with pit gates opening at 2:30 PM, general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM with cars taking the green flag at 6 PM.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them 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 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM -- a race rich in history, having started in 1998 when Brett Hearn took the inaugural win. In the twenty year history of the Traffic Jam, Hearn is a four-time winner. Duane Howard, recent winner of the 2018 Freedom 76, is the first pre-entry driving the Norm Hansell #357.

A special rules package is offered as a 'treat' to the region's competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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

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. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed 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.

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 15 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 Pioneer Pole Buildings, 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 29 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 131 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, 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 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.

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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 written by Randy Kane

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QUICK NEWS ON FREEDOM 76: Donnie and Patti Miller have posted $100 for the drivers that finish 9th and 16th in the 48th Annual Freedom 76 in the name of their late son Chad who would have celebrated his birthday on 9/16. Much appreciated!!!

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KEVIN HIRTHLER WINS NON-STOP FREEDOM-38 SPORTSMAN RACE AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY
AUSTIN BISHOP TOPS MASS 305 SPRINT CAR FEATURE FIELD

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 15, 2018 . . . NASCAR T.P.Trailers 358 Modified regular Kevin Hirthler, who started from fourth-place by luck of the draw for the 26-car starting field aboard his self-owned No. 117 Crate powered Sportsman entry, took the lead on Lap 7 from Ken Eckert Jr. and raced off with a dominating performance to capture the checkered flag in the fifth annual Freedom 38’er Friday night at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.

The Boyertown, PA based driver lapped up to the eleventh-place finisher and won the non-stop 38-lapper by a full straightaway in a time of 10:11.28, taking home $1,500 for his efforts.

Hirthler became the fifth different winner in the 5-years, now, that the event has been raced.

For Hirthler, it was his second career Sportsman feature win at the track this season, his first since April 14, 2018, at the popular high-banked third-mile dirt track promoted by the Rogers family.

“With the rainout last Saturday night,” explained the 38-year-old second-generation car owner and driver, “the 358 Modified car is pretty much ready to go, so, that gave us some extra time to do a little extra work this past week on the Sportsman car and we got things done, scaled loaded up and just got things done in time to get he by maybe 4 o’clock.

“We just got the Crate engine in it back today. It is legit. It’s a GM Crate engine in it. It is my brothers back up engine and we had nothing but troubles with it the past two-years. After nothing but struggling with the engine it’s hitting on all eight cylinders tonight. We finally got things straightened out. It’s legit. Not a cheater. The engine has all the seals on it and when the track slicks up like it did tonight, it’s easy to drive and it has all kinds of power. Anybody is welcome to check the engine out after the races tonight if they have questions about it,” announced Hirthler.

The top 12 qualifiers out of the heat races redrew for starting positions, with Brian Mady from Milford, PA starting on the pole. Mady grabbed the lead for the first two tours, with Eckert Jr., who started outside the front row, whistling by to become the new race leader on Lap 3.

On Lap 7, Hirthler ducked in underneath Eckert Jr. exiting Turn 2 and motored out in front down the backstretch, as Eckert Jr., Mady, Dean Bachman and Craig Whitmoyer trailed.

With 14 complete, Whitmoyer advanced to fourth-place and the 43-year-old veteran took third-place a circuit later.

With 18 in the record books, Whitmoyer climbed into the runner-up role, however, Hirthler was pulling away as the laps quickly clicked off.

With 28-laps recorded, Hirthler was now a full straightaway out in front of Whitmoyer, who was running second in front of Eckert Jr. and Mady.

“I have no idea where second-place was because I never saw anybody,” offered Hirthler in victory lane. “You had to pick your way through the field and all the lapped cars because they were out there racing for position too. You had to maneuver up high or go low and if you could hit the inside slime just right going through the corners, your car would slide up a little, giving you room to get under some cars. I came up off the corners a few times and it wasn’t easy picking a way through the lapped traffic.”

Hirthler went basically unchallenged after he got out in front, easily winning the event over Whitmoyer of Hamburg, PA, Eckert Jr. of Orwigsburg, PA, Mady and Dylan Swinehart of Fleetwood, PA.

A total of four heat races for 45 Sportsman cars were won by Andrew Kries, John McGovern, Hirthler and Swinehart, with a pair of consolation races going out to Cale Ross and Brad Grim.

“We had real good draws in, both, the heat and the feature tonight and that certainly was a help in where we ended things,” revealed Hirthler.

With 23 MASS 305 Sprint Cars on hand, everyone qualified, with Austin Bishop, Tim Tanner Jr. and Rick Stief winning the heat races. There was no consolation needed.

In the 25-lap main event, it was Andy Best blasting from the pole position into the lead with the green waving, with Eddie Wagner and Bishop, who started from third, in tow.

Lap 6 and again on Lap 7, Chad Connor spun to bring out the caution flag.

When racing resumed it was still Best showing the way, with Bishop now second in front of Brendon Poff out of Richboro, PA for Lap 8.

A caution for Bryant Davis stopping in Turn 3 bunched up the field again after 9-laps. A circuit later, Davis went high through Turn 4, caught the outside boiler plate exiting Turn 4 and flipped wildly near the starters stand to bring out a red flag on Lap 10. Davis walked away uninjured.

Again it was Best on top, on the restart, for Lap 11, but a lap later it was Bishop rocketing underneath Best exiting Turn 2 to become the new race leader racing down the back part of the speedway.

Lap 16 saw the leaders get caught up with lapped traffic, knocking out the second and fourth-place cars as a result, as the caution reappeared.

With the new green it was Bishop over Poff, Wagner and Tom Carberry.

By Lap 19, Bishop was nearly a full straightaway out in front, as he easily went on to score his second win on the tour, this season, and his first career victory at Grandview Speedway. Bishop was celebrating his 20th birthday, a great birthday present.

“If I win, usually, it is on other driver’s birthdays and never on my own,” offered the race winner. “It is a nice little way to reward myself. Normally I don’t have the best of luck, but tonight the track was really racy all night long. It got a little rubbered down and I saw Andy started to wash up through the corner and I ducked in there underneath and got him to get the lead.”

Runner-up was Poff, with Carberry, Wagner and Jason Dunn following.

Tim Tanner Jr. was crowned as the MASS 305 Sprint Car 2018 champion, with CJ Faison winning Rookie of The Year honors for 2018.

Some 32 358 Modified racers showed up to run several practice sessions in order to prepare for the upcoming Freedom 76 event the following night, paying $25,000 to the winner.

Kevin Hirthler and many other top Modified talents will be back in racing action tonight at 7 p.m. with the running of the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. There are qualifying heat races, Cash Dash paying $1,000 to win, Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and THEN the Freedom 76.

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series MASS 305 Sprint Cars (25-laps) – 1) Austin Bishop, 2) Brendon Poff, 3) Tom Carberry, 4) Eddie Wagner, 5) Jason Dunn, 6) Tim Tanner Jr., 7) CJ Faison, 8) Ryan Stillwagon, 9) Dave Brown, 10) Tyler Reinhardt, 11) Rick Stief, 12) Zack Burd, 13) Jonathan Haegele, 14) Keith Anderson, 15) Christopher Moll, 16) Tom Tanner, 17) Andy Best, 18) Larry McVay, 19) Mike Haggenbottom, 20) Jeff Geiges, 21) Bryant Davis, 22) Chad Connor, 23) Daniel Leaper

Sportsman (38-laps) – 1) Kevin Hirthler, 2) Craig Whitmoyer, 3) Ken Eckert Jr., 4) Brian Mady, 5) Dylan Swinehart, 6) Ryan Beltz, 7) Dean Bachman, 8) John McGovern, 9) Andrew Kries, 10) Billy Osmun III, 11) Mark Kemmerer, 12) Brad Grim, 13) Mike Kellner, 14) Nate Klinger, 15) Jim Housworth, 16) Brian Hirthler, 17) Louden Reimert, 18) Mike Lisowski, 19) Cale Ross, 20) Brad Arnold, 21) Lex Shive, 22) Mike Mammana, 23) Ryan Higgs, 24) Ryan Lilick, 25) Jesse Landis, 26) Brad Brightbill

Racing action is set for tonight, Saturday, at 7 p.m. with the running of the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic paying $25,000 to win. There are qualifying heat races, Cash Dash paying $1,000 to win, Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and THEN the Freedom 76.

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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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SPRINTS, SPORTSMAN AND MODIFIEDS AT GRANDVIEW FRIDAY NIGHT; $25K TO WIN 48TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 ON SATURDAY; AUTOGRAPH AND PHOTO SESSIONS ANNOUNCED

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 13, 2018 . . . The excitement continues to build for two big nights of auto racing action at Grandview Speedway this weekend topped by the 48th Annual Freedom 76 Modified Classic that rewards the winner with $25, 000 plus lap money on Saturday night.

The weekend kicks off with the action packed Freedom 38 for Sportsman stock cars paying the winner of the 38-lapper $1,500. And the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, featuring the popular 305 Sprints, will have current point leader Tim Tanner leading a large field of entries as they battle in the Delphi Contractors & Demolition sponsored 25-lap main event.

Also on Friday night, action starting at 7:30 p.m., the Modified racers planning to participate in the Freedom 76 will be given practice time during the evening’s events.

Pits open at 3 p.m. and main grandstand gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $12 with youngsters 6 through 11 paying $5 and kids under 6 admitted free.

Advance tickets for the Freedom 76 will be available Friday night for just $35 while on race day they will sell for $40. Youngsters, 6 through 11, on Saturday will pay $10 while kids under 6 are admitted free.

Saturday will see pit gates open at 9 a.m. Advance ticketholders are admitted to the main grandstands at 3 p.m. while the ticket windows open at 3:30 p.m.

Before the action starts on the track Saturday the Grandview Speedway 2018 champions will be featured in an autograph session at the photo stand from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Modified champion Mike Gular, Sportsman champion Louden Reimert and Late Model champion Danny Snyder will have their Sharpies ready to sign autographs for the fans. And MS Motorsports Leslie Donegan will be part of the activities.

At 5:30 p.m. there will be a photo session and interviews featuring the 2018 Champions in Victory Lane.

And then it will be on track action as Modified racers warm up, participate in qualifying events, the $1,000 to win Cash Dash, the Schaffer Racing Minuteman 20 and topped off by the 48th edition of the Freedom 76, “The Granddaddy of Modified Stock Car Classics”.

Heading up the Modified action will be many top visiting talents including Stewart Friesen (fresh from action in the Las Vegas NASCAR Camping World Truck race), Billy Pauch Sr. and Jr., Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach, Ryan Godown, Alan Johnson along with others taking on Grandview champion Mike Gular, Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk (last year’s winner), Duane Howard, Jared Umbenhauer, Frank Cozze and so many more. And as always there will be some surprise entries.

Rain date for the Freedom 76 is September 22nd. There is no rain date for the Friday night events.

Additional details, camping info, and more is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com. Check in on Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

Grandview Speedway, celebrating 56 years of continuous operation, is located on Passmore Road in Bechtelsville, PA, just off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown.

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series

DELPHI DEMOLITION JOINS AS CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT RACE SPONSOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY; $500 TO WIN, $165 TO START --PLUS!-- $250 IN LAP MONEY!
BECHELSVILLE, PA
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

With the 2018 season winding down to a close with a heated points battle finally coming to an end this Friday, September 14th at Grandview Speedway, the Delaware Auto Exchange Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series has partnered with Sewell, NJ's Delphi Contracting & Demolition to raise the stakes on Championship Night!

Delphi Contracting has upped the purse an extra $1000, making it $500 to win and $165 to start. Second through fifth place will be awarded with $325, $280, $250, and $220, with an increase in payout throughout the rest of the field will be seen as well. On top of this, $250 in lap money ($10 a lap led in the twenty-five lap feature) will be up for grabs as well.

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 draw of the night, the $25 Bitner Automotive 'Lightning Fast Time of the Night' bonus, 5 gallons of fuel to the winner of each heat race event and feature, courtesy of Kelly Racing Fuels, a $25 Todd's Performance gift certificate, the “Burning Rubber Bonus” which is a BRAND NEW Hoosier Racing Racesaver Spec Right Rear tire courtesy of Thayer Performance, the Fred's Trailers $25 Hard Charger Award and the CRC Industries Brakleen feature redraw concludes the list of extras up for grabs for members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series.

Delphi Contracting & Demolition services Southern Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware regions as a provider of high quality demolition and excavating services. They take pride in their ability to meet deadlines, finish projects 100% to satisfaction and keep projects contained to within the allotted area.

Owner Mike Pjatikin, has a long and successful history in the 600 Micro Sprint scene, recently winning the Winged Outlaw Finale at the 2017 Tulsa Shootout with hot shoe Christopher Bell behind the wheel of his Pjatikin Motorsports 600 Micro Sprint this past December.

Tim Tanner Jr. - the current point leader by 15 points over second place standing and owner of one feature win at Bridgeport Speedway in 2018 Rick Stief - finally won his first race at Grandview Speedway Inc. at MASS' last appearence "on the hill" back in June, and is looking to make a come back this week, after receiving third degree burns on his hands and arms during a pit side accident at BAPS Motor Speedway in August.

Several additional drivers looking forward to pocketing the $500 prize this Friday are "Flyin" Ryan Stillwaggon, double time 2018 feature winner Eddie Wagner, “Downtown” Dave Brown, Jeff Geiges, "The Blonde Bomber" Austin Bishop, Bobby Scherff, Tom Carberry Brendon Poff, Joe Kay, and 2018 Rookie of the Year contenders Cj Faison and Jason Dunn will all be in attendance.

Pits are scheduled to open at 3PM, grandstand gates opening to fans at 5:30 with warm-ups beginning at 6:30 and the first green flag scheduled to open at 7:30PM. General Admission for Adults is $12; Children (6-11): $5; Under 6: FREE and Pit Admission is $30.

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!

For more information on Delphi Contracting & Demolition, visit their website at www.delphicontracting.com, on facebook at Delphi Contracting or call them at 856-228-3600.

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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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CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE GOES DOWN TO FINAL POINT RACE IN ALL THREE NASCAR DIVISIONS AT GRANDVIEW; 48TH ANNUAL FREEDOM 76 OFFERS $25,000 TO WINNER ON SEPTEMBER 15

SPORTSMAN AND MASS SPRINTS IN ACTION ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

BECHTELSVILLE, PA September 2, 2018 . . . The battle for the NASCAR and track championships will go down to the final point race on Saturday, September 8th when the WNPV 1440AM Radio Champions Night is presented at Grandview Speedway with action for the three division show getting the green at 7:30 p.m.

Mike Gular has been the point leader in the T.P.Trailers 358 Modifieds most of the season. Without benefit of a feature win Gular, looking to win his first championship, has used consistency to hold on to the top spot and hopes consistency, or perhaps a feature win on the final night, carries him to the title. Gular has 3536 counters compared to 3386 for second place Craig Von Dohren, a ten time champion. Von Dohren has three wins to his credit and is 150 points behind the leader. Jeff Strunk, another 10 time champion, has tallied 2 wins and3351 points, putting him 185 points behind. With the most points available to a driver on Saturday being 310 only these three drivers have a chance to win the lucrative title.

Sophomore standout Louden Reimert has not won a feature in the Sportsman division but like Gular he has used consistent performance to tally 2684 points to hold a 135 point edge over Brad Grim and 236 counters more than Mike Lisowski. Only these three drivers can win the Sportsman title on the final point night as just 260 points can be earned.

And in the Late Models, much like Gular and Reimert, Danny Snyder has set the pace in the point battle for the season. With 2211 points and three wins Snyder has a 158 edge over defending champion Chuck Schutz. Snyder and Schutz have each earned three wins. With just 210 points available only Wayne Pfeil in third spot and Kyle Merkel in fourth join Reimert and Schutz as possible champions.

There have been 123 different drivers earn points racing in the three divisions with 12 different winners in the Sportsman, 8 winners in Modifieds and 7 winners in Late Models.

All three divisions will be in action on Saturday night. This will be the final night of racing for the Late Models while the Sportsman return on Friday night, September 14th in a doubleheader Freedom 38 show that will also feature the exciting Mid Atlantic Sprint Series in a 7:30 p.m. show. The Sportsman will run in a non-points race.

Modified racers will be looking forward to the $25,000 to win 48th Annual Freedom 76 set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 15th. Many will be using this night as an opportunity to test and tune for the big money event.

Advance tickets are available at the track prior to September 15th for the Freedom 76 and are priced at $35 while on race day they are priced at $40.

Additional information can be had at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

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New Egypt Speedway
Route 539, New Egypt, NJ
Track Phone: 609-758-1900
Website: www.newegyptspeedway.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nesspeedway
Contact: Mike Wisniewski - Wiz Motorsports Communications, 856-982-5137

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Modified Championship and First Responders
Night - Modifieds, Hammer Sportsman, Street Stocks & 4-Cylinders

3:00 p.m. - Pit gates open
4:00 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
5:00 p.m. - Hot laps start
6:00 p.m. - Racing starts

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Championship Night presented by United States
Air Force - Hammer Sportsman, Crate Modifieds, Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's
Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars, Street Stocks & 4-Cylinders

3:00 p.m. - Pit gates open
4:00 p.m. - Grandstand gates open
5:00 p.m. - Hot laps start
6:00 p.m. - Racing starts

KUHL AND GROSSO COLLECT MODIFIED FEATURE VICTORIES AT NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY

New Egypt, NJ (September 2, 2018) - At New Egypt Speedway's Twins Night
presented by Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Dealerships, Bryan
Kuhl and Brandon Grosso each won a Modified feature. In the Mid-Atlantic
Sprint Series, Mark Bitner picked up the win in the scheduled feature while
Ryan Stillwaggon was victorious in the postponed main event originally
scheduled for April 14. The Crate Modified feature went to John Criscione
while Jermain Godshall took top honors in the main event for the Larry's Hot
Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars.

After several attempts, the first of two 20-lap features for the Modifieds
got underway with Rocco Infante on top. On the third revolution, Bryan Kuhl
slipped by John Pakenham to move into second. By lap five, Kuhl was
challenging Infante for the lead. At the halfway point with Infante still
in charge, the caution flag waved for a tangle between Rich Rutski and PJ
Oliver. On the ensuing restart, Kuhl bolted past Infante and ascended to the
front of the pack with Infante and Chad Barney next in line. With six laps
left, Barney drove by Infante for second as Kuhl was stretching out his
advantage. Although the margin between Kuhl and Barney would close in the
final laps, Kuhl went unchallenged to register his first career Modified
win. Barney's strong run netted him second. With Infante finishing third,
Pakenham came home in fourth. Brian Papiez was fifth after starting the race
in twelfth.

With the top eleven finishers inverted for the second 20-lap Modified
feature, polesitter Brandon Grosso grabbed the lead with Matt Stangle and
Kevin Vaclavicek in tow. Following a trio of cautions, Grosso was still on
top with seven circuits completed and Vaclavicek was in second. Stangle
regained the runner-up position on lap eight just before the yellow lights
illuminated for Rich Rutski. At the halfway point, Grosso was still pacing
the field with Stangle in second, Davey Sammons in third and David VanHorn
in fourth. On the eleventh revolution, the yellow flag waved for the final
time for an incident between JR Fulper and Ryan Krachun. When racing
resumed, the top two of Grosso and Stangle remained intact and VanHorn
advanced into third as a mechanical issue forced a slowing Sammons to drop
out of the race. With five to go, Grosso was cruising along as VanHorn was
reeling in Stangle. Grosso would lead every lap of the contest to score his
second win of the year. VanHorn got by Stangle with two circuits left to
finish in second. With Stangle taking third, Vaclavicek was fourth and Chad
Barney was fifth. The Modified heats were won by Brandon Grosso, Chad Barney
and Davey Sammons. JR Fulper won the consolation race.

Polesitter Mark Bitner led from start to finish to win the 20-lap main event
for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Cars. The victory was the first of the year for
Bitner in the series and his eighth career checkered flag at New Egypt
Speedway. The runner-up spot was claimed by Andy Best. Austin Bishop
completed the race in third. Eddie Wagner came from his eighth starting
position to finish in fourth. Fifth was taken by Jason Dunn. Jeff Geiges and
Austin Bishop were victors in the qualifying races for the Mid-Atlantic
Sprint Cars.

In the 20-lap feature for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Cars from April 14, Ryan
Stillwaggon overtook Jeff Geiges with two circuits remaining and pulled away
to capture his first career New Egypt Speedway checkered flag. The victory
was the second of the year for Stillwaggon in the series. Geiges, who led
the opening eighteen tours, finished second. Third went to Mark Bitner.
Austin Bishop was fourth and Eddie Wagner came home in fifth.

After taking the lead from Aaron Weaver on lap five, John Criscione motored
away from his rivals to claim the top prize in the 20-lap Crate Modified
feature. This was Criscione's third career victory. Weaver held on for
second with Joe Toth taking third. Twelfth place starting Connor King was
fourth. Eric Palmer completed the top five. John Criscione and Eric Palmer
took the Crate Modified heat contests.

In the 20-lap main event for the Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast
Wingless Sprint Cars, Jermain Godshall powered out of the final corner of
the last lap to edge out Duane Nixon for his second victory of the year.
With Nixon taking second after leading nineteen tours of the race, Brian
Spencer was third. Joey Biasi, the heat race winner, wound up in fourth and
Heidi Hedin was fifth.

On Saturday, September 8 at New Egypt Speedway, the 2018 track champion in
the Modified division will be decided on Modified Championship and First
Responders Night. All First Responders will receive free grandstand
admission with proper identification. Along with the Modifieds, the Hammer
Sportsman, Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders will be in competition. The pit
area opens at 3:00 p.m. with the grandstand gates unlocking at 4:00 p.m. Hot
laps get cranked up at 5:00 p.m. and the racing action begins at 6:00 p.m.
Admission to the grandstand is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and older,
$10 for teens 12-15, $10 for military personal and their spouses with ID,
and Kids 11 & under are free. Pit admission is $30 with a New Egypt Speedway
license and $40 with no license.

New Egypt Speedway is located on Route 539 just minutes from Six Flags Great
Adventure and the New Jersey Turnpike. A racy 7/16-mile D-shaped dirt oval,
New Egypt Speedway serves Garden State race fans with some of the best
competition in the country. New Egypt's state-of-the-art facilities feature
daylight-quality lighting and excellent sightlines from any seat in the
house. The grandstands are fully wheelchair accessible with wide, clear,
and well-groomed walkways. Concession facilities serve up everything from
Jersey Burgers to ice cream treats at family-friendly prices.

For more information, visit online: www.newegyptspeedway.net, "Like" us on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/newegyptspeedwayofficial, or follow us on
Twitter @nesspeedway.

NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY RESULTS - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Modifieds
Heat 1 - 1. Brandon Grosso 2. Bryan Kuhl 3. Kevin Vaclavicek 4. Rich Rutski
5. John Pakenham 6. Brian Papiez
Heat 2 - 1. Chad Barney 2. John McClelland 3. David VanHorn 4. Rocco Infante
5. Danny Bouc 6. PJ Oliver
Heat 3 - 1. Davey Sammons 2. Blaine Bracelin 3. TJ Lilly 4. Ryan Krachun 5.
Billy Pauch Jr. 6. Eric Palmer

Consolation - 1. JR Fulper 2. Matt Stangle 3. Dillon Steuer 4. Steve Davis
5. Joseph Brown 6. Rick Holsten

DNQ: David Hunt, Derek Krum, Jimmy Horton, Cale Ross, Mickey Kessler, Dakota
Kessler

MODIFIEDS - 20 LAPS - FEATURE #1
1. BRYAN KUHL 2. Chad Barney 3. Rocco Infante 4. John Pakenham 5. Brian
Papiez 6. David VanHorn 7. TJ Lilly 8. Davey Sammons 9. Kevin Vaclavicek 10.
Matt Stangle 11. Brandon Grosso 12. JR Fulper 13. Ryan Krachun 14. Steve
Davis 15. Billy Pauch Jr. 16. Dillon Steuer 17. Eric Palmer 18. Joseph Brown
19. Rich Rutski 20. PJ Oliver 21. Rick Holsten 22. Danny Bouc 23. Blaine
Bracelin 24. John McClelland

MODIFIEDS - 20 LAPS - FEATURE #2
1. BRANDON GROSSO 2. David VanHorn 3. Matt Stangle 4. Kevin Vaclavicek 5.
Chad Barney 6. Billy Pauch Jr. 7. TJ Lilly 8. John McClelland 9. Danny Bouc
10. Dillon Steuer 11. Bryan Kuhl 12. JR Fulper 13. Ryan Krachun 14. Rocco
Infante 15. Blaine Bracelin 16. Davey Sammons 17. Brian Papiez 18. David
Hunt 19. Eric Palmer 20. Rich Rutski 21. Steve Davis 22. Rick Holsten

DNS: PJ Oliver, John Pakenham, Joseph Brown

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series
Heat 1 - 1. Jeff Geiges 2. Mark Bitner 3. Larry McVay 4. Justin Dunn 5. Jon
Haegele 6. Ryan Stillwaggon
Heat 2 - 1. Austin Bishop 2. Andy Best 3. Eddie Wagner 4. Joe Kay 5. Duane
Nixon 6. Keith Andersen

MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES - 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. MARK BITNER 2. Andy Best 3. Austin Bishop 4. Eddie Wagner 5. Jason Dunn
6. Ryan Stillwaggon 7. Larry McVay 8. Jon Haegele 9. Joe Kay 10. Jeff Geiges
11. Randy Wilbert 12. Keith Andersen 13. Craig Pellegrini 14. Christopher
Moll 15. Ricky DiEva 16. Chad Connor 17. Duane Nixon 18. Steve Voorhees 19.
Zack Burd

DNS: Brendon Poff

MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES - 20 LAPS FEATURE - FROM APRIL 14
1. RYAN STILLWAGGON 2. Jeff Geiges 3. Mark Bitner 4. Austin Bishop 5. Eddie
Wagner 6. Andy Best 7. Jason Dunn 8. Jon Haegele 9. Larry McVay 10. Zack
Burd 11. Joe Kay 12. Duane Nixon 13. Chad Connor 14. Brendon Poff

Crate Modifieds
Heat 1 - 1. John Criscione 2. Johnny Bangs 3. Joe Toth 4. Jeremy Martino 5.
Connor King 6. Dan Fleming 7. John Aumick
Heat 2 - 1. Eric Palmer 2. Aaron Weaver 3. George Gareis Jr. 4. Ryan Simmons
5. Kyle Kania 6. Tom Princiotta 7. Steve Hicks

CRATE MODIFIEDS - 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. JOHN CRISCIONE 2. Aaron Weaver 3. Joe Toth 4. Connor King 5. Eric Palmer
6. John Aumick 7. Johnny Bangs 8. Jeremy Martino 9. Steve Hicks 10. Kyle
Kania 11. Bobby Holzwarth 12. George Gareis Jr. 13. Ryan Simmons 14. J.D.
Cranstoun 15. Tom Princiotta 16. Dan Fleming 17. Kevin Borden 18. Matt
Miller 19. Glenn McIntyre 20. Steve Desmelyk

Larry's Hot Rods & Harley's Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars
Heat 1 - 1. Joey Biasi 2. Duane Nixon 3. Brian Spencer 4. Jermain Godshall
5. Karl Freyer 6. Al Cheney 7. Heidi Hedin 8. Rich Mellor

LARRY'S HOT RODS & HARLEY'S NORTHEAST WINGLESS SPRINT CARS - 20 LAPS FEATURE
1. JERMAIN GODSHALL 2. Duane Nixon 3. Brian Spencer 4. Joey Biasi 5. Heidi
Hedin 6. Karl Freyer 7. Al Cheney 8. Rich Mellor 9. Lee Nardelli 10. Paul
Comstock 11. Chase Leahy

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AUGUST 29, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

HOUSE OF THUNDER HALLOWEEN PARTY RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE TO SHOWCASE $5,000 TO WIN 21ST ANNUAL TRAFFIC JAM PLUS SPORTSMAN AND SPRINTS

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (August 29, 2018) . . . . Two traditions come together at the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 13 to close out the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series for 2018.

The popular fun for all House of Thunder Halloween Party will treat the fans with the 21st running of the 40 lap Traffic Jam for Big Block Modifieds & 358 Modifieds. Also on the program will be the Sportsman and MASS Sprints. Pit gates will open at 2:30 PM, the front gate will open at 4 PM and race time is set for 6 PM.

Advance tickets may be ordered 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 prior to general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM. Advance tickets orders will be available until 9 AM on race day, Saturday, October 13, then general admission tickets go on sale at 4 PM.

This haunting Halloween trick-or-treat celebration will spotlight the Modified Traffic JAM which is rich in history that started in 1998 when Brett Hearn took the initial win. In the twenty year history of the Traffic Jam, Hearn is a four time winner. Tim McCreadie, Billy Decker and Matt Sheppard are two time winners of this event. Drivers who have one Traffic Jam victory include Jimmy Horton, Frank Cozze, Tim Fuller, Alan Johnson, Danny Johnson, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard and Rick Laubach. The defending Traffic Jam winner is Brett Kressely, making it his first Traffic Jam victory and first Thunder on the Hill win.

$5,000 will go to the winner of the 40 lap Traffic Jam with a hefty $1,000 for tenth and $500 just to start the main event. A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules and details is posted on the website at: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

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

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ A loosened tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed 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.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents Mods at the Madhouse 40 Lap Traffic Jam – the conclusion of the 29th season of Thunder action – featuring the popular Halloween Party, is a full-show with three divisions of racing action including a Big-Block vs. Small-Block Modified challenge Traffic Jam, the Sportsman division, and the MASS Sprint Cars.

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

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party has been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 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 Pioneer Pole Buildings, 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 29 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 131 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, 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 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.

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