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

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DANNY SNYDER WINS THIRD FIRECRACKER 40 LATE MODEL RACE, VONDOHREN WINS SECOND MOD FEATURE OF 2018 AND ARNOLD IS TOPS IN SPORTSMAN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. July 8, 2018 . . . Craig Von Dohren collected his second T.P. Trailers 30-lap NASCAR Modified feature victory of the season by holding off the hard-charging run of Mike Gular, the current Mod point leader, who was closing in during the final stages through the aid of the lapped cars. The Saturday night win didn’t come easy for Von Dohren, the ten-time and defending champion since twice he went through the middle of lapped traffic. He commented in victory lane that he knew they were racing for positions on the track that was getting slick for them as well as the others in the final event of the night. Von Dohren also thanked his crew and many sponsors who he realizes he wouldn’t be where he is without them.

Danny Snyder won his third Firecracker 40-lap Late Model NASCAR feature with defending point champion Chuck Schutz right behind. Snyder, the current point leader won the event back-to-back in 2012 and 2013.

In the 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature Brad Arnold, who was a spectator last week when mechanical problems sidelined him from the feature, finally had Lady Luck on his side and claimed his second feature victory of the year.

Events were broadcast by RCN-TV, Allentown and providing feature winners met the necessary requirements, they received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and also product certificates from VP Fuels. They also were the Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie award winners.

Modified action saw Eric Biehn overtake Chris Gambler for the lead on the second lap to become the new pacesetter.

While Biehn showed the way around the 1/3-mile oval, Gambler and Ryan Grim put on quite a dual for second with Jared Umbenhauer, Ray Swinehart and Von Dohren in pursuit.

Once Grim moved into second and erased the margin Biehn built up, he ran the bottom lane in an attempt to pass Biehn, who chose the high lane to keep the lead.

Ron Kline stopped in the second turn to bring out the only race caution on the ninth lap. It was still Biehn first on the restart, but by this time, 12th-place starter Von Dohren was in the challenging position.

The 13th lap was a lucky one for Von Dohren when he motored his self-owned, Nick Gatto powered No. 1C into the number one spot.

Umbenhauer advanced to second on the 16th circuit and took chase after Von Dohren who had somewhat of a slight margin built up.

By the 20th lap, the front runners that consisted of Von Dohren, Umbenhauer, Gular, Biehn and Duane Howard encountered lapped traffic that were also racing for positions, but it hampered the progression of the frontrunners also.

Two times Von Dohren had some narrow misses with the slower traffic when he went through the middle, but managed to get through.

With five laps to go Gular cleared Umbenhauer and was off after Von Dohren hoping to grab the lead.

Von Dohren never gave up and went on to score his 104th career Saturday night career win trailed by Gular, Umbenhauer, Howard and Jeff Strunk, who both came on strong in the end.

Brett Gilmore, Ray Swinehart and Timmy Buckwalter were the heat winners.

Invader Sean Merkel, winner of the Late Model Firecracker 40 in 2015, wasted no time taking the early lead away from polesitter and opening night winner Snyder at the start of the event.

Merkel ran the high line and Snyder made several efforts to dive underneath him, but each attempt failed.

The lead changed the eighth time around when Snyder put the KAM Fuels No. 44 into first.

Behind Snyder the battle for positions was hot and heavy between Merkel, Schutz, Brian Shuey, making a rare appearance and Wayne Pfeil.

Merkel and Schutz diced for second many laps until Schutz got by and set sail after Snyder.

Mechanical problems continued to hinder Bryon Sipe who battled with Kyle Merkel for the sixth spot many laps until a broken axle and flat tire slowed his pace bringing out the yellow with 23 laps completed. Snyder was still first when action resumed with Schutz challenging, but Snyder kept him behind.

It seemed Schutz would gain ground on Snyder, but that quick he lost it.

Snyder kept all the competition behind him and went on to claim his 10th Grandview career win followed by Schutz, Pfeil, Merkel and Shuey.

Arnold, who chalked up his first 25-lap NASCAR Sportsman of the season May 5, 2018, finally had a change of luck when he pulled into the winner’s circle for the second time by a comfortable margin over runner-up Louden Reimert.

Kurt Bettler was the early leader after two tries to complete a lap, but the second time around Arnold put the No. 830 into tat the head of the pack.

Within no time Arnold had a sizeable lead while Kenny Bock, Bettler, Kyle Lilick and Reimert jockeyed for the remaining spots. Trying to break into the top five was Brad Brightbill.

Cale Ross spun in the fourth turn to regroup the pack on the 15th lap. Arnold maintained his pace on the restart, but four laps later Reimert put his bids in for first.

Nothing hampered Arnold for a change and he kept everyone behind him to chalk up his fourth career win. Chasing Arnold across the line were Reimert, Brightbill, Lilick and Mike Lisowski.

Heats were won by Andrew Kreis, Nathan Mohr and Arnold.

Coming up on Saturday, July 14th, 7:30 p.m. another exciting evening of NASCAR stock car racing on the high banks. Included in the Whelen Engineering sponsored tripleheader show will be the T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Sportsman and Late Models. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m.

The edge of your seat action is priced at just $15 for adults, FREE for youngsters under 12 and there is FREE parking on the speedway grounds. Check in at www.grandviewspeedway.com for more info, visit Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

Friday, July 20th, 6 p.m. is the first Friday night show of Outlaw Enduros and Blast from the Past Vintage Modifieds. Also included will be Super Mod 4x4 Trucks and Vintage Midgets. Pit admission is $30 while adults in the spectator area pay just $10.

RACE RESULTS

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

NASCAR Late Model Feature (20 Laps): 1. Danny Snyder, 2. Chuck Schutz, 3. Wayne .Pfeil, 4. Sean Merkel, 5. Brian Shuey, 6. Kyle Merkel, 7. Cory Merkel, 8. Steve Todorow, 9. Lou Egrie. 10. Drew Weisser, 11. Jordan Knepp, 12. Dallas Breidenbach, 13. Bryon Sipe, 14. Steve Wilson, 15. Dirk Rimrott, 16. Patrick Robinson, 17. Dawn Horning, 18. Todd Ravel, 19. George Irwin, 20. Dave Ogin, 21. Terry Snyder.

NASCAR Sportsman Feature (25 Laps): 1. Brad Arnold, 2. Louden Reimert, 3. Brad Brightbill, 4. Kyle Lilick, 5. Mike Lisowski, 6. Kurt Bettler, 7. Brian Hirthler, 8. Dylan Swinehart, 9. Brad Grim, 10. Jack Butler, 11. Kenny Bock, 12. Jesse Landis, 13. Derrick Smith, 14. BJ Joly, 15. Andrew Kreis, 16. Cale Ross, 17. Ryan Beltz, 18. Nicho Flammer, 19. Mike Mammana, 20. Craig Whitmoyer, 21. Jim Housworth, 22. Nathan Mohr, 23. Steve Young, 24. Mark Kemmerer.
DNS: Mike Koffel.

COMING EVENTS AS OF JULY 8

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

Friday, July 20 Outlaw Enduro and Blast from the Past Vintage Cars along with Super Mod 4x4 Trucks and Vintage Midgets– 6 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Jul
08

THUNDER ON THE HILL NEWS

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JULY 7, 2018
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER SERIES CONTINUES ON LEVAN MACHINE & TRUCK EQUIPMENT NIGHT AS. . . . . .

ARCTIC CAT ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS & NASCAR 358 MODIFIEDS INVADE “THE Hill” AT GRANDVIEW THURSDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 23

The fourth Annual Thunder Cup Championship for sprint cars will return to Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, August 23rd in an event sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. This will mark the 131st race of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and is presented by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment.

Previous Thunder Cup winners include Greg Hodnett (2015), Danny Dietrich (2016) and Dale Blaney (2017). All three drivers are expected to be in the field to chase the $5,000 to win 35 lap feature along with many others who complete on the All Star Circuit of Champions tour. The 358 NASCAR Modifieds will be on the race card as well. After a series of qualifying events, the modifieds will duke it out in a 30 lap $3,000 to win feature event.

On Thursday night, August 23, gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. Adult admission prices are $30, children 6-11 $10 and kids 5 and under will be admitted for free. The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required.

For advance tickets, please call 443-513-4456, clearly speak your first and last name and tell us the number of tickets you would like. You may pick-up an pay for your tickets on race night (Thursday, August 23) after 4 PM at the Will Call Window. All advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one half hour prior to general admission tickets going on sale. Advance tickets may be ordered daily until 9 AM on race day. On race day, tickets go on sale at 5 PM.

Thunder on the Hill welcomes the return of Levan Machine & Truck Equipment back to Grandview as they are the event sponsor for Thursday, August 23. Levan Machine & Truck Equipment is a full-service machine and truck shop as well as a custom fabrication shop. They are located just outside of Reading, PA. Check out their full line of truck and trailer equipment including snowplows and salt spreaders. Or, to learn about our capabilities including CNC machining, complete driveline service, MIG, TIG and stick welding check out their website at www.levanmachine.com

Fans may camp out at the Speedway for the ultimate Thunder on the Hill 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, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

For more information on Grandview Speedway visit www.GrandviewSpeedway.com and for more information on NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

2018 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

Thursday, August 23 7:30 PM 4th Annual Thunder Cup All Star 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* (NASCAR point race)

Saturday, October 13 6 PM 21st Annual Traffic Jam for Modifieds 40 laps $5,000 to win Mods at the MADHOUSE Halloween Party

Big Block/358 Modifieds, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

Grandview Speedway

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

About Grandview Speedway

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

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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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FIRECRACKER 40 FOR NASCAR LATE MODELS HEADLINES TRIPLEHEADER RACING ACTION AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA July 6, 2018 . . . The biggest event of the season is here for the NASCAR Late Model stock cars at Grandview Speedway on Saturday when the annual Firecracker 40 takes place.

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

Veteran Danny Snyder is leading the points going into this event. Multi-time champion Chuck Schutz has been having a tough season but is expected to challenge for the win. Kyle Merkel, Lou Egrie, Wayne Pfeil and others will be looking to take home the pot of gold.

Joining the Late Models as part of the Firecracker tripleheader will be the very popular T.P. Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds along with the exciting Sportsman racers. The battle for the Modified title is very close with Mike Gular in front of the standings despite no feature wins. Close behind is ten time track titleholder Jeff Strunk who sent fans home after the Tuesday night Thunder Modified race talking to themselves about his 23rd to 1st run in the 30-lap main event. He goes for his third Saturday night win of the season.

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

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

Information is available at www.grandviewspeedway.com, Facebook or telephone 610.754.7688.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RACE RESULTS

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

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

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

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

COMING EVENTS AS OF JULY 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LATE MODELS IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY FOR FIRECRACKER 40, JULY 7TH

T.P.TRAILERS NASCAR 358 MODIFIEDS AND SPORTSMAN ALSO PART OF TRIPLEHEADER

BECHTELSVILLE, PA June 27, 2018 . . . The biggest event of the season is coming up for the Late Model stock cars at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, July 7th when the annual Firecracker 40 takes place.

With $1,200 offered to the winner, based on an 18 car field of entries, $800 for second and $500 for third along with $200 just to take the green in the feature the race is attracting a lot of attention. And if the winner meets all the requirements there is cash and award bonuses from T.P. Trailers and VP Racing Fuels.

To make it easier for visitors to come challenge the regulars on the banked one-third-mile clay oval NASCAR crew and driver temporary licenses will be available for just $25 and they will be good for 3 weeks.

Visiting Late Model racers will be able to compete on the tires they normally use but will be required to use an American Racer (Grandview stamped) right rear tire for the 40-lap main event.

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

Should the number of entries not reach 18, the purse will be adjusted.

Rules for Late Models can be found at www.grandviewspeedway.com or telephone Ed Scott at 484.239.7583.

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

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

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

Jun
25

THUNDER SERIES NEWS

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JUNE 25, 2018

CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS GEARS UP FOR THUNDER SERIES SHOW. . . .
GREG HODNETT FIRST TO ENTER $7,000 TO WIN 410 SPRINT SPEED WEEK SERIES AT GRANDVIEW, TUESDAY, JULY 3, 410 SPRINT & MODIFIED DOUBLEHEADER

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 25, 2018) – The fastest cars on dirt, the 410 Sprint Cars will invade the “hill” for the 24th running of the Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week Series at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 3 and Greg Hodnett is an early entry for this event.

Hodnett is a six-time Thunder on the Hill Series Champion and he owns nine Thunder Series feature wins. Hodnett is the only driver to win the Thunder Series Championship over four consecutive years from 2012 to 2015. Hodnett, from Memphis, TN and resides in Spring Grove, PA will again be wheeling the Mike Heffner #27 when he invades Grandview Speedway to chase the $7,000 payday in the 35 lap feature on Tuesday night, July 3.

This always crowd-pleasing doubleheader event is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and is presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. Joining the 410 Sprints will be the popular NASCAR 358 Modifieds competing in qualifying events leading up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature that is a NASCAR point race.

In last year’s event, NASCAR driver Kyle Larson made a rare dirt track appearance, his first visit to Grandview Speedway and came home the winner. Expected entries to challenge Hodnett include Freddie Rahmer Jr., Ryan Smith, Danny Dietrich, Alan Krimes, Brandon Rahmer, JJ Grasso, Lucas Wolfe, Brock Zearfoss and Ryan Taylor to name a few.

The Grandview Speed Week event features a 35-lap Sprint Car A-Main -- the fifth race of a ten-race stretch for the winged warriors. Drivers from across the region will compete for a $7,000 winner’s share. Tenth place will pay $1,050 with $400 to start the A-main. Non-qualified cars will be rewarded with $125.

Time Trials for the 410 Sprint Cars will open the show on Tuesday, July 3 at 7:30 PM. The pit gates will open at 2:30 PM and the Grandstands will open at 5:00 PM. Fans can up-close to the drivers and their mighty machines with the Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet kicking off at 5:00 PM.

General Admission Adult tickets are $28, Children ages 6-11 are $10, and Under 6 is Free of charge! Pit admission is $35, and no license is required.

With no regular Sprint Car action, drivers from all of the central Pennsylvania hotbeds are anxious to get on the neutral ground that Grandview provides.

Advance tickets are on sale now and may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please provide your name and the number of tickets requested. Tickets may be picked up and paid for on race night after 4:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one-half hour prior to the sale of General Admission tickets. Advance tickets will be available until 9 AM on race day. General Admission tickets go on sale at 5 PM.

Fans may camp out at the Speedway for the ultimate Speed Week 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, and GALCO Business Communications.

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.

For more information on Grandview Speedway visit www.GrandviewSpeedway.com and for more information on NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

2018 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Race Dates
Tuesday, July 3 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM 24th Annual 410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series Plus 358 Modifieds*
Thursday, August 23 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 7:30 PM All Star 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds*
Saturday, October 13 Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 6 PM Mods at the MADHOUSE Halloween Party: Big Block/358 Modifieds, Sportsman, MASS Sprints

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

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

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

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RECENT HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE MOHR WINS SUMMER SPLASH 40 SPORTSMAN RACE WHILE STRUNK AND KYLE MERKEL ALSO VISIT VICTORY LANE AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY NIGHT

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. June 24, 2018 . . . Nathan Mohr, a recent graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School, lost the lead twice during the running of the Summer Splash 40-lap NASCAR Sportsman feature on Saturday night at Grandview Speedway, but through the aid of restarts he jumped back into first. Mohr then proceeded to hold off the hard charges of Gary Wagner until the challenger was sidelined by tire issues, and then with two laps to go Mike Lisowski was on his bumper. Not knowing how really close challenger Lisowski actually was, he held his pace and went on to pull the Mohr-family owned No. 17M into victory lane for his first career win and it was worth $1,500.

The T.P Trailers 30-lap NASCAR Modified feature had its second repeat winner when Jeff Strunk, who recently won on June 9, survived a one-lap shoot out and was able to keep Mike Gular, who is currently at the top of the point race, behind to go on to record his 69th Saturday night career triumph. Gular also chased Strunk across the line during Strunk’s previous win.

Kyle Merkel, who returned to Late Model action a few years ago after being on other racing ventures, led the 25-lap NASCAR Late Model feature from start to finish to park the Dave “Crazy” Yost owned No. 26 mount in the winner’s circle. Merkel had been shut out of the win column since April 20, 2013.

All feature winners received monetary awards from T.P. Trailers and merchandise awards from VP Fuels providing they met the necessary requirements. The Dan’s Deli ½-way hoagie recipients were Jack Butler, Sportsman; Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Modified and Merkel, Late Model.

The Saturday night NASCAR events were all part of the Safety Net Animal Sanctuary Fundraiser.

Mohr, starting from the pole position in the Sportsman event, wasted no time keeping Derrick Smith, Andrew Kreis, Kurt Bettler and Mark Kemmerer behind him at the drop of the green by starter Ray Kemp.

By the sixth lap Butler was chasing Mohr down from the runner-up spot.

Butler reeled Mohr in on the eighth lap and took to the outside path coming off the fourth turn and advanced into first.

Behind Butler, who was hoping to pick up his first career win as a birthday present, the battle for second d was a heated one between Mohr and Wagner while Smith, Kreis and Dylan Swinehart vied for the remaining top five spots.

Debris in the fourth turn, plus the stopped car of Ryan Beltz between the first and second turn brought the pack bumper-to-bumper with the first caution on last 18. Butler continued to show the way while Mohr, Wagner, Brian Hirthler and Swinehart continued their paint swapping battles.

Jesse Landis stopped in the fourth turn for the 21st lap yellow. This time Mohr outgunned Butler to regain first and it held with Wagner following through for second with Butler falling to third.

The lead changed again when Wagner moved to the front of the pack on the 24th lap.

Butler’s valiant efforts went up in a puff of smoke when a blown engine ended his night and the final yellow with 26 laps completed.

This time the restart was better than previously and Mohr was back in first.

Despite all the challenges Mohr held his composure and didn’t faltered to go on to claim a hard-fought triumph. Chasing him across the line were Lisowski, Swinehart, Hirthler and Craig Whitmoyer.

Louden Reimert, Mohr and Bettler were the heat winners.

Polesitter Mark Kratz took the early lead in the Modified feature and within no time had a commanding lead built up over Bobby Gunther-Walsh, Chris Esposito, Briggs Danner and Bobby Trapper Jr.

Brett Gilmore slowed along the homestretch to bring out the eighth lap caution. On this restart Gunther-Walsh overtook Kratz to become the new leader.

The ½-way point, the order behind Gunther-Walsh consisted of Esposito, Kratz, Strunk, who started 15th and Danner.

Strunk moved into second on the 19th lap and set sail after Gunther-Walsh who had to deal with lap traffic along with the others.

It didn’t take long for Strunk to erase the margin and by the 22nd lap he was the third different leader.

Coming on strong behind Strunk were Gunther-Walsh, Gular, Umbenhauer and Esposito. Esposito’s night ended when he pulled into the infield with three laps to go.

Umbenhauer, who was running a solid fourth, slowed in the third turn to set-up a one-lap shoot out to the finish that involved Strunk, Gular, Craig Von Dohren, Frank Cozze and Duane Howard, who came through from 28th. Strunk quickly punched the accelerator as he knew his fellow competitors wanted to be in victory lane also.

Strunk kept everyone behind to score the win with Gular, Von Dohren, Cozze and Howard in tow. Walsh, a fan favorite, held on to have his best night of the season finishing sixth.

Heats were won by Kratz, Gunther-Walsh and Clay Butler. Justin Grim won the consi.

Merkel started in the top slot in the 25-lap NASCAR Late Model feature and was off and running at the onset trailed by Steve Todorow, Lou Egrie, Chuck Schutz and Danny Snyder, the current point leader. Trying to into the top five was Drew Weisser and he accomplished that fete on the fifth circuit when he moved into fifth.

A flat tire with two laps to go ended Todorow’s night when he stopped in turn three out of contention. Now Schutz, the defending pint champion, was behind Merkel on the restart but Merkel managed to stay ahead.

No one was able to overtake Merkel and he went on to claim a well-deserved win. Finishing second was Schutz followed by Egrie, Snyder and Weisser.

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

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

And on Tuesday, July 3rd the Thunder on the Hill Series, a co-promotion between Bob Miller and the Rogers Family, will offer the 410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series plus the 358 Modifieds. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m

RACE RESULTS

Summer Splash NASCAR Sportsman Feature (40 Laps): 1. Nathan Mohr, 2. Mike Lisowski, 3. Dylan Swinehart, 4. Brian Hirthler, 5. Craig Whitmoyer, 6. Louden Reimert, 7. Mark Kemmerer, 8. Brad Grim, 9. Brad Brightbill, 10. Jim Housworth, 11. Joe Funk III, 12. Mike Mammana, 13. Kyle Lilick, 14. Andrew Kreis, 15. Jesse Landis, 16. Kenny Bock, 17. Kurt Bettler, 18. Gary Wagner, 19. Andy Clemmer, 20. Derrick Smith, 21. Jack Butler, 22. Brad Arnold, 23. Ryan Beltz, 24. Lex

T.P. Trailers NASCAR Modified Feature (30 Laps): 1. Jeff Strunk, 2. Mike Gular, 3. Craig Von Dohren, 4. Frank Cozze, 5. Duane Howard, 6. Bobby Gunther-Walsh, 7. Doug Manmiller, 8. Briggs Danner, 9. Kevin Hirthler, 10. Brett Kressley, 11. Timmy Buckwalter, 12. Clay Butler, 13. Eric Biehn, 14. Bobby Trapper Jr., 15. Mark Kratz, 16. Mike Mahaney, 17. Ryan Lilick (provisional), 18. Ron Seltmann Jr., 18. Steve Swinehart, 20. Ron Kline, 21. Dan Waisempacher, 22. Jared Umbenhauer, 23. Chris Esposito, 24. Joe Fanelli, 25. Justin Grim, 26. Kenny Gilmore, 27. John Willman, 28. Ray Swinehart, 29. Brett Gilmore. DNQ: Bobby Trapper, Skylar Sheriff, Ryan Grim and Ron Myers.

NASCAR Late Model Feature (25 Laps): 1. Kyle Merkel, 2. Chuck Schutz, 3. Lou Egrie, 4. Danny Snyder, 5. Drew Weisser, 6. Wayne Pfeil, 7. Steve Wilson, 8. Jordan Knepp, 9. Steve Todorow, 10. Todd Ravel, 11. Brian Shuey

COMING EVENTS:

Saturday, June 30 Bechtelsville Car Wash Night –Modifieds, Sportsman, Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series and Vintage Racers – no Late Model racing

Tuesday, July 3 410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series plus 358 Modifieds (NASCAR points) part of Thunder on the Hill Series – Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 7 Firecracker 40 for Late Models plus T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds and Sportsman

Saturday, July 14 Whelen Engineering Night featuring T.P.Trailers NASCAR 358 Modifieds, Late Models and Sportsman

Friday, July 20 Outlaw Enduros and Blast From the Past Vintage Racers – 6 p.m.

Saturday, July 21 Hatfield Quality Meats Night featuring T.P. Trailers 358 Modifieds, Late Models, Sportsman and Blast from the Past Vintage Racers

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