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NEWS FROM NASCAR SANCTIONED ROGERS FAMILY GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, Bechtelsville, PA
Event Organizer Kenny Rogers-Assistant Event Organizer Tina Rogers
Track phone: 610.754.7688 – www.grandviewspeedway.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ernie Saxton @ 215.752.7797 or Esaxton144@aol.com or 267.934.7286 (cell)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RAIN STOPS MASS 'PACK THE HOUSE NIGHT' EVENT AT BRIDGEPORT
Bridgeport, NJ
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

For the second time this season, scattered pop-up rain showers forced Bridgeport Speedway officials to postpone the features for all classes including the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series to a later date.

With twenty Sprint Cars signed in at the back gate, two heat races were run prior to the cancellation, with Tommy Carberry and Mark Bitner taking home the victories for each qualifying event.

A complete redraw of the top eight finishers of the combined heat races was implemented with Bryant Davis and Jeff Geiges set to start on the pole.

The next event on the schedule is at Grandview Speedway Inc. this coming Saturday, June 24th. Sponsoring this event will be the official parts trailer of MASS, Thayer Performance and Parts. The next time the 305 Sprint Cars Series is set to return to Bridgeport is Saturday, July 8th.

For more information on upcoming MASS events, please visit our Facebook page Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series or log on to our website www.masprintseries.com.

*Photos below are of our two heat race winners of the night…
(Mark Bitner #202 won the Freiberger Excavating heat race #2 and $50 cash)
(Tommy Carberry #28 won the CSI Shocks heat race #1 and $50 cash)
Photos courtesy of Erika Palmai Wagner

Mark Bitner


Tommy Carberry

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TANNER CAPITALIZES ON DARLING’S MISFORTUNE TO WIN INAUGURAL MASS EVENT AT DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL
DELMAR, DE

By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

Tim Tanner Jr. of Doylestown, PA had Lady Luck on his side on Saturday before claiming his first feature win of the season on Saturday at Delaware International Speedway after race leader Kevin Darling came to a sudden stop with just a lap remaining of the twenty-five lap A-Main event. Tanner, who started second alongside Tommy Carberry, led early in the race, surviving two red flags before succumbing the top spot to Darling on lap five.

“The track was really rough tonight, and I had a hard time getting comfortable in the car,” Tanner admitted. “I was trying to run around the bumps, but what I found out after working through lapped traffic was that the fastest way around the track was actually going through the holes. Once I found my groove to where I was comfortable, I was actually able to gain on Kevin, but I don’t think we had anything for him”.

With Carberry and Tanner starting on the front row, a full field of twenty-four cars took the green flag with the leaders racing side by side for the lead going into turn one. Carberry would resume the lead with Tanner and third place starting Kevin Darling closely following behind until the first caution was displayed for Ryan Stillwaggon who spun off of the embankment in turn one.

Moments after the race was restarted, a red flag was displayed when chaos erupted at the rear of the field for two cars that tangled and flipped viciously in turns three and four.  Bobby Scherff (56) and Bronzie Lawson IV (4B) were involved in the wreck, but thankfully they walked away uninjured.  Unfortunately, their cars could not say the same as they suffered minor but race ending damage.

With Tanner grabbing the lead from Carberry once the race resumed, the 9D of Darling would work the outside groove, eventually exchanging spots with Carberry for second. On lap five, a second red flag was brought out for Bobby Sandt, who slid to a stop in turn three after a fire erupted in his cockpit, because of a broken fuel line. Safety crews quickly extinguished the fire, but Sandt and his father, who ran out on the track to aid his son, were both transported to the local hospital after suffering minor burns in the incident.

Tanner and Darling would battle for the lead after the green flag waved once again, with Darling taking over first by utilizing the high side just as he did to gain second. Darling appeared to be untouchable by mastering multiple restarts and lapped traffic while maintaining a sizable lead over Tanner who was also holding his own over the third-place car of Carberry.

“As the race progressed and after we were able to get some laps in after all of those cautions, lapped traffic wasn’t really that big of an issue because they were holding their own,” said Darling. “We planned on running the bottom, so we added gear. But the bottom ended up getting used up by the races before us so I moved to the middle and found some bite. I like running the top at DIS, but with the new track layout, it’s just too far around to make any time. I checked the bottom occasionally to make sure it wasn’t taking rubber. If it did, then that’s where I would have stayed”.

With the white flags waving on lap twenty four, race leader Kevin Darling came to a rolling stop in turns one and two after engine issues forced him to retire prematurely. Tanner and Carberry would now line up nose to tail preparing for the last lap showdown. Carberry attempted to pass Tanner around the outside, but he was unable to complete the pass. Crossing the finish line first was Tanner, followed by Carberry, Brendon Poff, Jeff Geiges, and Joe Kay completed the top five.

“The last time I ran at DIS was twenty years ago in a Big-Block Modified, and we ran well then,” Tanner said. “I was excited to come back here this weekend with MASS and run at this track that was home to URC for so many years in the past. It’s a great track and even though it’s a long haul, I would love to come back here in the future”.

Tanner, who currently sits second in the championship points just one point behind Tommy Carberry, attributes his win to his dedicated crew, family and sponsors that support him each week. Sponsoring the number 18 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Sprinter are PWD Lubricants, Martelli’s Metal Fab, Richboro Beer & Soda, Champion Tire, Marianne’s Diner, D&I Construction, Steve’s Collision, Scarlet Oaks Wholesale Nursery, National Water Management, Tanner Brother’s Dairy and Mike’s Mobile Truck Repair.

Next up on the Engler Machine & Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series schedule is ‘Pack the House Night’ at Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday, June 17th. For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or visit our website at www.masprintseries.com.

FEATURE (25 LAPS): TIM TANNER, Tommy Carberry, Brendon Poff, Jeff Geiges, Joe Kay, Rick Stief, Eddie Wagner, Scott Frack, Bryant Davis, Ryan Stillwaggon, Stef Carberry, Dave Graber, Zack Burd, Bobby Butler, Harris Kohen DNF: Kevin Darling, Jamie Kostic, Craig Pellegrini, Daren Bolac, Bobby Sandt, John Webster, Bobby Scherff, Bronzie Lawson IV, Matt Smith

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC HEAT #1 ($50 Cash & $50 CSI Gift Certificate): Rick Stief
FREIBERGER EXCAVATING HEAT #2 ($50 Cash): Brendon Poff
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES HEAT #3 ($50 Cash): Kevin Darling
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN SERVICES NATIVE BONUSES ($50 Cash each):
Top New Jersey Native: Tommy Carberry
Top Pennsylvania Native: Tim Tanner
Top Delaware/Virginia Native: Kevin Darling
Top North/South Carolina Native: Daren Bolac

DMI Ticket Recipients: Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Brendon Poff, Jeff Geiges, Joe Kay, Eddie Wagner, Zack Burd, Jamie Kostic, Bobby Sandt, Scott Frack
$25 DMI Gift Certificate (3): Tim Tanner, Kevin Darling, Scott Frack
BITNER AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTENING FAST TIME AWARD ($25 CASH): Kevin Darling
BRUCE’S AUTO BODY HARD CHARGER AWARD ($25 CASH): Dave Graber
THAYER PERFORMANCE BURNING RUBBER HARD CHARGER BONUS: Dave Graber
KELLY FUELS 5 GALLONS FREE FUEL: Tim Tanner
VALDERSERE HARD LUCK AWARD ($100 Cash): Bronzie Lawson IV
Todd’s Performance $25 Gift Certificate: Stef Carberry & Dave Graber
Worst Pill Draw $25 Cash: Craig Pellegrini
Bruce’s Auto Body 15th Sign in: Rick Stief

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INCLIMENT WEATHER HALTS RACING AT GRANDVIEW, MASS RAIDS DELAWARE INTERNATIONAL ON JUNE 10TH

BECHTELSVILLE, PA
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER
Twenty-Six Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series competitors were eagerly ready to take part in the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events at Grandview Speedway on Sunday. But with the forecast drastically take a turn for the worse, officials were forced to cancel the ‘Triple Thunder Thriller’ event.

“We were really happy with the number of teams that supported us today, even with threat of rain,” Eddie Wagner, Regional Director of MASS said. “The quality of talent we had in the pits tonight was sure to shape up to be a great night of racing, that’s for sure. I can’t thank the Thunder on the Hill management and officials enough for trying to make a go at it, and for including us in their show tonight.”

Fans, drivers and teams who attended Sunday’s rained out event can use their wristbands for any future Thunder on the Hill event “of equal value or they may pay the additional fee for a show of great value” as per the Thunder on the Hill website. The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be back for a Thunder on the Hill event on October 14th for the ‘Madhouse Halloween Party’.

With Big Diamond Speedway cancelling the June 2nd appearance of the MASS 305 Sprint Cars due to rain outs plaguing their season and special events that they’ve had to continuously postpone, the series will shift their focus on its first ever race at Delaware International Speedway on Saturday, June 10th.

“We are really excited for our first ever appearance at Delaware International,” Wagner stated. “I’ve raced myself at DIS when I ran with URC a few years ago, and I think this track is the perfect place for Sprint Cars. The surface is very racy to where you can use both the top and bottoms of the speedway to your advantage, making the show always exhilarating for the fans and the drivers as well”.

For upcoming details on the next event at Delaware International Speedway and news on what’s happening with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or visit our website at www.masprintseries.com.

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MAY 26, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

TWO DAYS OF ACTION HEADLINE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY;

THUNDER SERIES OPENS SUNDAY, MAY 28 WITH $5,000-TO-WIN PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS MODIFIED BIG ONE

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 26, 2017) – Dirt track racing is Americana. Nothing speaks more to that statement than a Memorial Day holiday weekend and two nights of racing at Grandview Speedway.

The 1/3-mile dirt track in Bechtelsville, PA prepares for a double-header with their NASCAR racing program on Saturday, May 27, followed by the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill special event series kick-off on Sunday, May 28.

On Sunday, NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents the Triple Thunder Thriller presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. The main event features the over 800 horsepower ground-shaking Big-Block Modifieds challenging the ultra-quick Small-Block Modifieds in a 40 lap duel to the finish, where a $5,000 jackpot waits in victory lane. The lucrative Modified kick-off event includes a $1,000 tenth place prize and $500 payday to start the feature.

With a special rules package, the region’s top Modified racers are expected to be in attendance. Hometown heroes like Craig Von Dohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard and Doug Manmiller defend the Berks County oval against New Jersey invaders Billy Pauch Jr. and Ryan Godown. Young and hungry drivers like Danny Bouc, Jared Umbenhauer, and Ryan Krachun search for their first Thunder on the Hill Victory.

The rules package allows for competition from Big-Block and Spec 358 engines and both American Racer and Hoosier tires. No open small block motors are permitted. For further rule information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Along with an exciting Modified main event, the Sportsman will compete in a $1,300-to-win, 25-lap feature event; and the MASS Sprint Car Series debuts.

Helping to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend will be a stunning firework display prior to the start of the main 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, Lauren Fischer.

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.

Saturday’s program includes the TP Trailer NASCAR 358 Modifieds, BRC Late Models, Sportsman and Blast form the Past vintage racers. Craig VonDohren leads the weekly championship standings heading into Saturday night action.

Adult admission for Saturday night racing is $15 while youngsters 11 and under being admitted free. Military personnel with proper ID are admitted FREE. Pit admission is $30 with a NASCAR license. Free parking is available on the speedway grounds.

Fans have the ability to camp out at the Speedway for the ultimate weekend experience. Campers are asked to park in the turn 4 parking area, there are no hook-ups available, and no box camping allowed. Track officials ask that all fires be contained. There is no fee for camping.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:

Memorial Day Triple Thunder Thriller --Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM - Grandview Speedway -- Big Block/358 Modifieds* 40 laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprint

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

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

3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions - Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman*

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

*NASCAR Points event

Grandview Speedway
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 28 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 124 events over $4.2 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 55th Anniversary season in 2017. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

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BROWN WINS WIRE TO WIRE PASS/MASS CO-SANCTION SHOWDOWN AT SUSQUEHANNA
YORK HAVEN, PA
By ERIKA PALMAI WAGNER

“Downtown” Dave Brown took the checkered flag this past Saturday night at Susquehanna Speedway for the ninth time in his career over Tyler Reeser, Cale Reagle, Darren Miller, and Kyle Ganoe. Saturday’s event at Susquehanna marked the first co-sanctioned Racesaver 305 event between the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and PA Sprint Series on the 2017 schedule. Brown was one of sixteen MASS registered drivers who made the haul out to the Central Pennsylvania speedway, in efforts to take on the talents of the PA Sprint Series.

Susquehanna Speedway Victory Lane, Dave Brown with Miss Mid-Atlantic, Taylor Wagner



“Everything went well from the start tonight,” said the twenty-six-year-old Aston, PA native. “We pulled a good number that helped us start up front in the heat race, which is always a big help. The car was great for the heat and with just a few adjustments for the feature to make the car work on a dry-slick track with the help of my friends at Newlin Bar Service, we were good enough to get the job done!”

Thirty-four cars took part in four eight-lap qualifying heat races, with five cars transferring from the heat to the a-main. Dave Brown, Tyler Reeser, Dave Grube and Kyle Ganoe were all credited with wins in the qualifying events, also earning them $50 cash from heat race sponsors CSI Shocks, Freiberger Excavating and Professional Design Services. The B-Main was won by Nick Sweigart, who also took home a $50 gift certificate to CSI Shocks for his efforts.

At the start of the twenty-lap feature event, Cale Reagle and rookie Austin Bishop brought the field around for the green flag, with Reagle taking control of the lead immediately by the time they reached the flag stand. Bishop, who jumped to the high side of the multi-groove speedway, tried to challenge the leader for the front running spot a lap later, but he was unable to complete the pass, so he settled back into second.

Brown, who started in fourth, advanced quickly into third and began catching ground on second place utilizing the very top of the race track.

“After looking at the track and watching the midgets, I knew there was a lane up close to the wall that had not seen much traffic, so I basically had to work that groove in for a few laps, and it began to work,” noted Brown. “When I got to the second-place car, I noticed that Austin was running that line as well, but I think my car was a little bit better than his, so I was able to get a slider in around him in turns three and four, and after that we were able to focus on the leader”.

By the half way point with ten laps down, Reagle caught up to lapped traffic, with Brown lurking closely behind. On lap eleven, Brown passed Reagle for the lead, again applying his strategy to that ultra-high groove that was working so well for him the entire race. Running away with the lead with over a half a straight away gap on the top five, Brown said “a balance of aggressiveness and patience” is what he attributed to his success in maneuvering through lapped traffic.

“With most of the field leaving the top side open, it was less patience and more of a ‘hammer down’ mindset that I was thinking when getting around the slower cars,” Brown said. “I just knew the top was the fast way around and I wasn’t going to move down to try and pass any lap cars, just in case there was someone close behind”.

In the closing laps of feature, twenty-one-year-old PASS regular Tyler Reeser moved into the top three by running a similar line that leader Dave Brown was using. On the last lap, Reeser stole second from Reagle, while “rim riding” around the outside wall in hopes to gain enough ground to make for an exciting finish.

“The bottom of the track was actually pretty decent, and I was able to pass a few cars down there on my way to the front,” Reeser said. “The top just had more momentum because of the cushion and with that being as good as it was, it really helped me mainly for the same reason Dave said and that’s because a lot of people don’t use it, so who ever does use it can see it as an open window”.

“I’m not sure how much more time I needed, but were we both in lapped traffic, and that plays a huge roll in things,” Reeser explained. “I think a caution would have been the best thing to see for me”.

“I just have to thank my dad, my buddy Damian, Newlin’s Bar Service who has been a huge help in getting my car set-up right this year,” Brown thanked in a post-race interview. “All of my sponsors, Ennis Burner’s and Fuel Service, Beck Welding and Fabrication, and D. Capps Carpentry. Everyone and anyone who helps me out, just know that you guys make it possible for me to be competitive and able to what we’ve done tonight”.

On Sunday, May 28th the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be making their first of four appearances at Grandview Speedway. Stay tuned for more information on this event. For more info on what’s going on with the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/midatlanticsprintseries/ or visit our website at www.masprintseries.com.

PA/MASS IMCA SPRINTS ( 34 Cars ):
1) 44x Dave Brown 2) 5T Tyler Reeser 3) 99 Cale Reigle 4) 9c Darren Miller 5) 0 Kyle Ganoe 6) 17A Colby Dice 7) 11 Austin Bishop 8) 14 Kyle Craker 9) 99 Stefanie Carberry 10) 67 Ken Duke Jr. 11) 8D Scott Ellerman 12) 3D Dave Grube 13) 83 Billy Ney 14) 28 Tommy Carberry 15) 9s Rick Stief 16) 77J Jeff Geiges 17) 18 Tim Tanner Jr. 18) 9B Brendon Poff 19) 39x
Scott Frack 20) 8 Nick Sweigart 21) 20 Stephanie Dodson 22) 50 Jay Krout 23) 4c Cody Hackenberry 24) 92 Alex Potosky ( DNF )

DNQ: 70 Eddie Wagner, 77 Andrew Hake, 56 Bobby Scherff, 0 Harris Kohen, 2 Erin Statler, 15B Bryant Davis, 13 Kurt Knepper, 57v David Bonner, 94D Logan Diehl, 777 Doug Snow
 
Lap Leaders: 99 Reigle (1 - 11), 44x Brown (12 - 20)

CSI Shocks B-Main: $50 Nick Sweigart
Heat 1, CSI: David Brown $50
Heat 2, Freiberger Excavation: Tyler Reeser $50
Heat 3, Professional Design Services: Dave Grube $50
Heat 4, Professional Design Services: Kyle Ganoe $50
Todd's Performance: David Bonner $25 
DMI Hard Luck Award: Bryant Davis $50
Bruce's Auto Body Hard Charger: $25, Kyle Craker (19th to 8th) 
Kelly Fuels: Dave Brown 5 Gallons of Fuel

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MAY 5, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

Sportsman & MASS Sprints join Thunder on the Hill Series event. . .

BIG PAYDAY OFFERED FOR BIG BLOCK/358 NASCAR MODIFIEDS SUNDAY NIGHT, MAY 28 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 5, 2017) – Backyard barbecues and Big Block vs. Small Block Modifieds highlight an exciting weekend for area race fans as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series kicks off their 28th season of racing action on Sunday, May 28 with the Pioneer Pole Buildings Triple Thunder Thriller event at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.

With a 7:30 PM start time, the Triple Thunder Thriller includes three exciting stock car racing divisions competing on the Berks County dirt track with a $5,000-to-win (for pre-entered competitors), 40-lap main event featuring the Big Block vs. Small Block Dirt Modifieds.

A lucrative payday for pre-entered drivers -- $1,000 for 10th, and $500 to start -- has enticed competitors from all over the east coast including Pennsylvania drivers Craig Von Dohren and Duane Howard; New Jersey’s father-son duo of Billy Pauch Sr. and Billy Pauch Jr.; and New York’s Lebanon Valley Speedway regular Keith Flach.

Teams are encouraged to pre-enter by calling 443-513-4456 or by visiting www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com. There is NO ENTRY FEE for this special event.

Included on this holiday spectacular are the Sportsman division competing in a 25-lap event with $1,200 going to the victor and the first appearance of the newly formed MASS Sprint Car Series in a 20-lap 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, take a ride in the Eli’s Auto World Pace Truck, see Joe ‘The Pizza Dude’ offering up free pizzas to the rowdiest fans, give-a-ways, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill, Lauren Fischer.

Helping to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend will be a special fireworks display on the parade lap to start the $5,000 to win modified feature 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. Don’t forget, Grandview Speedway will be in action on Saturday night, May 27 so bring the camper and overnight for free on the most “popular hill” in Bechtelsville, PA

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Eli’s Auto World Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:

Memorial Day Triple Thunder Thriller --Sunday, May 28 7:30 PM - Grandview Speedway -- Big Block/358 Modifieds* 40 laps, Sportsman & MASS Sprint

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

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

3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions - Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman*

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

*NASCAR Points event
Grandview Speedway
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website: www.grandviewspeedway.com
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 28 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 124 events over $4.2 million dollars has been divvied up among the area's fastest racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless Sprints, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 55th Anniversary season in 2017. The facility offers free parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.

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