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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

Thunder on the Hill



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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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RICK STIEF MASTERS THE FIELD TO WIN FIRST EVER MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES EVENT

BRIDGEPORT, NJ

By ERIKA PALMAI-WAGNER

Rick Stief of Garnet Valley, PA scored his second career Racesaver 305 Sprint Car victory on Sunday night at Bridgeport Speedway. Stief started fourth and took the lead on lap fourteen after early race leader Ryan Stillwaggon had an engine expire while maintaining over a straightaway gap on Stief and the rest of the field. Stief then won the twenty lap feature event over Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Mark Bitner, and Dave Brown Jr who rounded out the top five.

“I honestly had no idea that I was leading the race until I took the checkered flag and looked over at the scoreboard,” Rick admitted post race. “I knew I was catching Ryan, but I was pretty focused on maneuvering the lapped traffic I had in front of me, so I had no idea. But I’m glad that I was finally able to win one this way, instead of losing one this way”.

Nineteen MASS 305 Sprint Cars signed in at the back gate on Sunday for their first ever event as a newly sanctioned series. Two heat races, which were sponsored by Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI Shocks) and Freiberger Excavating, were won by Mark Bitner and Dave Brown Jr. Both received $50 cash for their victories.

At the start of the twenty lap Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series feature, Tim Tanner and Ryan Stillwaggon started on the pole, with Stillwaggon claiming the top spot after a lap long side-by-side battle with Tanner. After an early race caution displayed for rookie Doug Snow who spun in turn 2, the green flag waved once again with Stillwaggon resuming the commanding position, followed by Tanner, Carberry who gained a spot on the restart, Stief and Jamie Kostic.

“When we got out front, I just wanted to stay smooth and keep the car straight,” Stillwaggon said. “We tried some new stuff on the car this week and it just worked!”

At the halfway mark, Stillwaggon, who was maintaining a blistering pace over Stief who was gaining positions himself, reached heavy lapped traffic. On lap fourteen, Stillwaggon’s campaign for the win came to a halt when engine failure seized his Quality Auto Body number 11.

“As I got to lapped traffic, I could really just go wherever the lapped cars didn’t because the car felt that good,” said Stillwaggon. “The motor started to lose oil pressure and soon enough that was the end of the night for us. I hope we caught it early though, but I’m not really sure.”

Inheriting the front running position unknowingly due to no caution being brought out, Stief continued to master lapped traffic for six more circuits while holding almost more than a half a track distance between his lightning fast Churches Speed #9s and the second place car of Tim Tanner.

“I raced three times this past weekend, and I finished in the top five all three nights, so this win ended my weekend on a great note I’d have to say,” mentioned Stief. “I’m going to be racing with both the PA Sprint Series as well as with MASS when my schedule allows but I just enjoy being able to travel around to different tracks and racing with these great group of people. The new management of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series are a passionate group of people who enjoy our sport, and I think I can speak for most people when I say that their efforts are appreciated and I look forward to what this season has to bring”.

Stief, who has been running full-sized Sprint Cars since 2012 credits his top finishes this weekend to the support he has from his sponsors which are Churches Speed & Auto Parts, K&S Seal Coating, All Seasons Glass Tinting, SEK Telcom and his dedicated crew member, Chas Vitable.

Next up on the Engler Machine & Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series schedule is a co-sanctioned points event with the PA Sprint Series at Susquehanna Speedway Park on May 20th. 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.

NOTES:

Ryan Stillwaggon collected the “Lightning Fast Time of the Night” award, collecting $25 courtesy of Bitner Automotive. Stillwaggon ran a 19.487 lap time in warm-ups.

Heat race victors Mark Bitner and Dave Brown each collected $50 cash courtesy of Competition Suspension Inc. and Freiberger Excavating LLC.

Eddie Wagner was the recipient of the Professional Design Inc. (PDS) “Luck of the Draw” award of $50 cash for drawing the highest pill number at the start of the night. Wagner drew a 50 out of 50 which started him last in the first heat.

Rookie Bobby Scherff was the Bruce’s Auto Body “Hard Charger” in the feature after advancing six positions from his 18th starting spot. Scherff also received a brand new Hoosier Racing Racesaver right rear tire courtesy of Thayer Performance and Parts.

The Pellegrini Family sponsored Sunday night’s race in honor of their family patriarch Albert A. Pellegrini. The top four received additional money, with fifth place receiving a brand new Hoosier Racesaver right rear.

Jamie Kostic received a $25 gift certificate to Todd’s Performance for finishing in 9th place, and feature winner Rick Stief received 5 gallons of fuel courtesy of Kelly Fuels.

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INC. HEAT 1 RESULTS (8 LAPS): Mark Bitner, Rick Stief, Ryan Stillwaggon, Jamie Kostic, Joe Kay, Gabe Fox, Eddie Wagner, Sam Lieberman, Douglas Snow, Harris Kohen

FREIBERGER EXCAVATING HEAT 2 (8 LAPS): Dave Brown, Tommy Carberry, Tim Tanner Jr., Stef Carberry, Jeff Geiges, Bryant Davis, Bobby Scherff, Craig Pellegrini, Keith Anderson

FEATURE RESULTS (20 LAPS): Rick Stief, Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Mark Bitner, Dave Brown, Joe Kay, Stef Carberry, Eddie Wagner, Jamie Kostic, Jeff Geiges, Bryant Davis, Bobby Scherff, Keith Anderson, Doug Snow, Craig Pellegrini, Harris Kohen DNF: Gabe Fox, Ryan Stillwaggon, Sam Lieberman

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Jeffrey Geiges
Edward Wagner

Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series
PO Box 4172
Trenton NJ 08610

www.Masprintseries.com

May
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Bridgeport Speedway Quick Results

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MODIFIEDS

1 – David Hunt, 2 – Ryan Godown, 3 – Jeff Strunk, 4 – Richie Pratt Jr, 5 – Ryan Watt, 6 – Wade Hendrickson, 7 – Mike Barone, 8 – Neal Williams, 9 – PJ Oliver, 10 – Jimmy Horton, 11 – Dave Shirk, 12 – Rusty Smith, 13 – Jack Swain, 14 – Bob Sarkisian, 15 – Jim Britt, 16 – Ron Roberts, 17 – Tommy Beamer, 18 – Ricky Dieva, 19 – Billy Pauch Jr, 20 – Mike Franz, 21 – Sammy Martz, 22 - Rick Laubach

MASS SPRINTS

1 – Rick Stief, 2 – Tim Tanner Jr, 3 – Tommy Carberry, 4 – Mark Bitner, 5 – Dave Brown, 6 – Joe Kay, 7 – Stef Carberry, 8 – Eddie Wagner, 9 – Jamie Kostic, 10 – Jeff Geiges, 11 – Bryant Davis, 12 – Bobby Scherff, 13 – Keith Anderson, 14 – Douglas Snow, 15 – Craig Pellegrini, 16 – Harris Kohen, 17 – Gabe Fox, 18 – Ryan Stillwaggon, 19 – Sam Lieberman

CRATE SPORTSMAN

1 – Brian Papiez, 2 – Dave Damiano, 3 – Scott Hitchens, 4 – Brandon Grosso, 5 – Eric Kormann, 6 – Louden Reimert, 7 – Clyde Cox, 8 – Roger Manning, 9 – Chris Jenkins, 10 – Ryan Simmons, 11 – Matthew Peck, 12 – Tom Sherby, 13 – Rich Deck Jr, 14 – Bobby Bracall, 15 – Adam Cox, 16 – Scott Hulmes, 17 – Steve Kemery, 18 – Matt Stangle, 19 – Jim Gallagher Jr, 20 – Billy Briggs, 21 – Brad Roberts, 22 – Matt Budd, 23 – Chuck Sayres, 24 – David Crossman, 25 – Chad Kohler, 26 – Andrew Belmont

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Thunder Series 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU
APRIL 17, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER SERIES OPENS 2017 WITH MODIFIED, SPRINT & SPORTSMAN TRIPLE HEADER SUNDAY, MAY 28 AT GRANDVIEW

The twenty-eighth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Sunday night, May 28 at the Grandview Speedway. The popular series that is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts and presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings will open with the Big Block Modified/358 Modified Showdown competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to the 40 lap feature paying $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for tenth and $500 just to start the main event for pre-entered drivers. Also on the card will be the Sportsman and MASS Sprint Cars, competing in qualifying events leading up to a 25 lap Sportsman feature and a 20 lap sprint car feature.

Modified drivers pre-entered for this event include Craig VonDohren, New York modified driver Keith Flach, Billy Pauch Jr, Jared Umbenhauer, Kevin Hirthler, Kyle Weiss, Danny Bouc, Brett Kressley and John Willman to name a few. There is no entry fee and drivers or car owners may enter by calling 443-513-4456. Even for race teams that do not Pre-enter, a very attractive payoff will offer $4,000 to win $400 to take the green flag in the feature event. This event is also a point race for the season-long NASCAR points.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings mobile sales unit will be on display at all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events including the Sunday, May 28 Triple Thunder Thriller. Gates will open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM. Admission prices are $25 for adults, $10 for children 6-11 and children five and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required.

The 2017 season continues just two weeks later with the invading USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Series on Tuesday, June 13 competing with Grandview's premier racing division the NASCAR 358 Modifieds.

The 2017 racing season will include activities and promotions, providing fun for the fans with elements such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience - where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet, JOE "THE PIZZA DUDE", giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by Miss Thunder on the Hill, Lauren Fischer.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor, joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak and 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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In honor of the passing of their family patriarch, the family of Craig Pellegrini Jr., who is the driver of the number 27 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series Racesaver 305 Sprint Car, have graciously chosen to sponsor the top five finishers of the Season Opener at Bridgeport Speedway on April 30th in memory of Albert A Pellegrini, Craig’s car owner, grandfather and mentor, who passed away earlier this year.

“My grandfather was a dedicated race fan who just loved going to the races when he could,” Pellegrini Jr. noted. “As a child, I can remember spending my weekends with him and my dad at Bridgeport Speedway on Saturday nights, and also he often liked coming and watching me race go karts when we ran them before moving into a full-sized Sprint. With this being the first race of the season since his passing, and also with it being the first race for the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series, we couldn’t have thought of a better way to remember him by then raising the ante on opening day in his name”.

Albert A Pellegrini of Buena, NJ, was a zoning officer for Buena Vista township for over twenty-five years, and also was employed by Bernal Mechanical for over thirty years as an estimator and purchasing agent. Pellegrini also owned a gas station in Vineland, NJ where he would build and work on racecars that he raced at Vineland Speedway. Dedicated to his work and family, Albert never wanted anything less for his three sons and grandchildren whom he was survived by.

“He really made me smile at the track, and he always knew what was best for me,” Craig Jr. recalls. “We were really looking forward to this upcoming season because we were finally going to be racing closer to home, but his memory will keep me going, and I will always be thinking of him and what he strived for me to be - FAST”.

On April 30th at Bridgeport Speedway, which is dubbed as the “fastest dirt track in the east”, members of the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will be able to race for an increased purse thanks to the Pellegrini Family. The winner of the twenty lap feature event will take home $500, with second claiming $300, third place will receive $225, fourth place will get $175, and fifth place will collect the advertized $150 plus a brand new Hoosier Racesaver Spec right rear tire. Additional bonuses, including $50 dollars to each heat race winner, and other added weekly contingency bonuses will also be up for grabs to MASS members.

Confirmed entries to the series opener on Sunday April 30th in addition to Craig Pellegrini Jr. are Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Bryant Davis, Stef Carberry, Joe Kay, Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, David Bonner, Logan Diehl, Rick Stief, Bryant Davis, Brendon Poff, Harris Kohen, and Dave Brown Jr. to name a few. A list of seven brand new rookie racers who will making their debut on the 30th include Patrick Compton, Austin Burke, Bobby Schreff, Dean Conk Jr., Tom Carberry, Doug Snow, and John Webster Jr.

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 BRAND NEW website at www.masprintseries.com.

Mid-Atlantic Sprints series opening day April 30th at Bridgeport Speedway
2pm gates open
Hot Laps 4pm
Racing Starts at 5pm

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INAUGURAL SEASON OF MID-ATLANTIC SPRINT SERIES, PRESENTED BY ENGLER, SET TO START APRIL 30TH AT BRIDGEPORT SPEEDWAY; OVER $10,000 IN SPONSORSHIP TO HANDOUT

TRENTON, NJ March 28, 2017 ... With the stage is set, and the 2017 schedule officially completed, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series presented by Engler Machine & Tool members and teams are anxious to begin the battle for the first ever MASS championship title on Sunday, April 30th, at the “fastest track in the east” - Bridgeport Speedway, which is located in Logan Township, NJ.

The newly established 305 Racesaver/IMCA sanctioned Sprint Series officially announced their schedule of eighteen events, with stops in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, at tracks such as Bridgeport, Grandview, Delaware International, Big Diamond, Georgetown, Williams Grove, and Susquehanna Speedways. This diverse schedule will test the driver's’ skill and stamina, as teams battle throughout the season to crown a champion.

Competitors like Tim Tanner, Tommy Carberry, Bryant Davis, Stef Carberry, Joe Kay, Eddie Wagner, Jeff Geiges, Craig Pellegrini, David Bonner, Logan Diehl, among others, intend to fight for the crown. A list of seven brand new rookie racers, including Patrick Compton, Austin Burke, Bobby Schreff, Dean Conk Jr., Tom Carberry, Doug Snow, and John Webster Jr. will also be joining the series, all eyeing the Geiweit Creations Rookie and the year title.

As the new series on the block, the management team, which consists of Eddie Wagner and Jeff Geiges, who are 305 Sprint Car drivers themselves, has worked hard to make the first season start off with a bang.

One of the first tasks set in place was to make sure the purse stayed true to RaceSaver roots with at least $300 to win and $150 to start for all races. MASS secured major marketing partners to come on board to help encourage members to race as often as they can by adding additional contingency and cash sponsors to each event.

“One of the thing that we are excited for this season is all of the people who were happy to support our series, whether is was as a sponsor, a track, and especially our drivers and teams who are planning on running with MASS,” Regional Director Eddie Wagner said. “We are going to be paying our heat race winners $50 in cash, and we have secured sponsors for the hard charger award, quick time of the night, and other incentives that will offer parts giveaways, cash, fuel, tires, certificates, and more”.

“Engler Machine and Tool and Diversified Machine Inc. (DMI) have really upped the ante this year with their support in MASS,” Wagner stated. “These companies, which are a pivotal part of the Sprint Car parts industry, have given over $6500 worth components to raffle off at the end of the year. Engler is supplying a brand new injection and DMI is providing a brand new XR-3 Bulldog rear end and complete front end kit. Raffle tickets will be distributed on Engler and DMI sponsored race nights and additional tickets will be awarded to teams holding the top five spots in points and members who have raced in three consecutive Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series events”.

“We have surpassed over $10,000 in handouts for our first season. We owe a lot to our marketing partners that have come on board. The positive support and generosity are amazing,” says Jeff Geiges, MASS general manager. “We have all put in countless hours to make sure our vision for this series is set in motion.”

Included in the ever-growing list of marketing partners are Mach-1 Chassis, Robison Racing Products, Thayer Performance Engines and Products, JDL Graphics, Bitner Automotive, Bruce's Auto Body, Professional Design Services LLC, Todd’s Performance, Kelly Racing Fuel, Lawrence Collision, A Cut Above the Rest Excavating Maintenance and Trucking , Geiswite Creations, CSI Shocks, and ERK Steering.

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 BRAND NEW website at www.masprintseries.com.

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