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Jun
14

Eastern Storm Results

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JUNE 13, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

NAPA AUTO PARTS NIGHT ON THE HILL. . . . .

BRADY BACON SIZZLES ON HOT THUNDER ON THE HILL NIGHT; DUANE HOWARD TOPS GRANDVIEW MODS; EASTERN STORM ROLLS ONTO LINCOLN SPEEDWAY WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JUNE 14

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (JUNE 13, 2017) – It was a hot NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series night at Grandview Speedway and a packed house witnessed Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon collecting the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series win, claiming the $6,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic. Oley, PA’s Duane Howard claimed the win in the 30 lap $3,000 to win NASCAR 358 Modified feature, an event presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

This year’s Jesse Hockett Classic marked Bacon’s 18th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series and his first NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win. A field of thirty-two USAC sprints cars and thirty-two 358 Modifieds took part in the program. Even with extremely warm temperatures and a 50% chance of rain, the show did go on.

Greenfield, IN’s CJ Leary charged from the top starting spot battling with current USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series Point Leader, Justin Grant. Leary and Grant pulled away from the 23-car starting field gaining a sizable advantage before a lap 7 yellow.

Leary maintained control on the restart, with Grant hot on his heels and Chad Boespflug close for third. But as the leaders pulled away from the pack, a three-car battle for fourth-place ensued as Bacon challenged Dave Darland and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Just prior to half-way a turn-1 flip ended Carlisle, PA’s Chandler Leiby run. The red flag for Leiby, and an incident grandstand side halted the action for a lengthy period of time.

The open red, allowed crews to adjust their cars moving furiously around the open-wheel beasts and preparing for the second half of the feature event.

On the restart, Leary held the top spot, but all eyes were on Brady Bacon. Bacon charged three-wide with Grant and Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Bacon overtook Leary holding the inside line on lap 24 but Leary held on rim-riding the top side. Bacon charged alongside Leary as the two diced side-by-side for nearly 10 laps. Leary overtook Bacon with four-laps remaining, but an altercation with a lapped car slowed Leary and gave Bacon the opportunity to pounce forward for the $6,000 victory. Leary settled for second, Chris Windom finished in a hard-fought third place, Kevin Thomas Jr. came home in fourth and Justin Grant finished fifth.

The Eastern Storm continues on Wednesday at the Lincoln Speedway featuring the USAC Non-wing sprints cars and the 358 wing sprint cars. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Oley, PA’s Duane Howard claimed his 10th Thunder on the Hill Racing Series win leading the Norm’s Save Station No. 357 to the checkered flag in the non-stop 30-lap 358 Modified feature event.

Mike Gular quickly took the lead from his front row starting position and battled back-and-forth with John Willman. Howard moved into the second-position on lap nine with Craig VonDohren and Jeff Strunk quickly on his tail.

The leaders hit lapped traffic on the 14th circuit, and Howard closed quickly on Gular as VonDohren hammerd the cushion around the top side. Howard’s No. 357 slipped inside Gular with 10-laps remaining and VonDohren followed closely winding up the top side of the 1/3-mile oval.

Howard held on for the win, VonDohren came home second, Gular third, Jeff Strunk in the fourth position and Ryan Godown rounded out the top five finishers.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to action on Tuesday, July 4 for Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speedweek. The 410 Sprint Cars compete in a double header with the NASCAR 358 Modifieds. Gates open at 4 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

For more information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

AMSOIL USAC Time Trials:

Chase Stockon - 13.830 2. Brady Bacon - 13.854 3. Kevin Thomas Jr. - 13.871 4. Kyle Moody - 13.892 5. Thomas Meseraull - 13.893 6. Jarrett Andretti - 13.905 7. Robert Ballou - 13.978 8. Dave Darland - 13.993 9. Justin Grant - 14.062 10. Trevor Kobylarz - 14.100 11. Tony DiMattia - 14.106 12. Kyle Robbins - 14.141 13. Jerry Coons, Jr. - 14.148 14. Chris Windom - 14.153 15. Isaac Chapple - 14.182 16. Alex Bright - 14.196 17. Chad Boespflug - 14.210 18. Aaron Farney - 14.217 19. Joey Biasi - 14.228 20. Tyler Courtney - 14.241 21. C.J. Leary - 14.266 22. Carmen Perigo - 14.365 23. Matt Westfall - 14.419 24. Chandley Leiby - 14.530 25. Shane Golobic - 14.531 26. Danny Dietrich - 14.596 27. Dustin Smith - 14.653 28. Austin Burke - 15.095 29. Kyle Lick - 15.219 30. Chad Wilson - 15.234 31. Steve Wilbur - 15.248 32. Trey Hivner - 15.691

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Isaac Chapple 2. Chandler Leiby 3. Chad Boespflug 4. Tony DiMattia

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Tyler Courtney 2. Alex Bright 3. Justin Grant 4. Jarrett Andretti

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Aaron Farney 2. Matt Westfall 3. CJ Leary 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr.

Heat 4 (8 Laps) – 1. Chris Windom 2. Dave Darland Joey Biasi 4. Trevor Kobylarz

B-Main (12 Laps) – 1. Chase Stockon 2. Robert Ballou 3. Brady Bacon 4. Thomas Meseraull 5. Kyle Robbins 6. Jerry Coons, Jr.

A-Main (40 Laps) – 1. Brady Bacon 2. CJ Leary 3. Chris Windom 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr. 5. Justin Grant 6. Robert Ballou 7. Chase Stockon 8. Jerry Coons, Jr. 9. Tyler Courtney 10. Jarrett Andretti 11. Matt Westfall 12. Aaron Farney 13. Thomas Meseraull 14. Alex Bright 15. Kyle Robbins 16. Dave Darland 17. Chad Boespflug 18. Isaac Chapple 19. Tony DiMattia 20. Trevor Kobylarz 21. Chandler Leiby 22. Joey Biasi

358 Modifieds

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Craig VonDohren 2. Duane Howard 3. Doug Manmiller 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Danny Erb 6. Ryan Beltz

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Brett Kressley 2. Rick Laubach 3. Danny Bouc 4. Frank Cozze 5. Ryan Godown 6. Blaine Bracelin

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Kenny Gilmore 2. John Willman 3. Mike Gular 4. Ryan Watt 5. Chris Esposito 6. Jared Umbenhauer

CONSOLATION: (10 Laps) – 1. Kyle Borror 2. Brian Hirthler 3. Ryan Grim 4. Brandon Grosso 5. Clay Butler 6. Mark Kratz

Feature (30 Laps) – 1. Duane Howard 2. Craig VonDohren 3. Mike Gular 4. Jeff Strunk 5. Ryan Godown 6. Doug Manmiller 7. Kenny Gilmore 8. Rick Laubach 9. John Willman 10. Danny Bouc 11. Danny Erb 12. Brett Kressley 13. Kyle Borror 14. Frank Cozze 15. Ryan Watt 16. Chris Esposito 17. Jared Umbenhauer 18. Brandon Grosso 19. Ryan Grim 20. Clay Butler 21. Brian Hirthler 22. Ryan Beltz 23. Blaine Bracelin 24. Mark Kratz

2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:

Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week - 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 SMOKE ON THE HILL . . . . 410 Sprint car entries Tony Stewart and Rico Abreu

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

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JUNE 1, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
LEVAN Machine & Truck Equipment bring

“SMOKE ON THE HILL” TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY;

TONY STEWART & RICO ABREU JOIN ALL STAR SPRINTS IN THUNDER SHOW THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 1, 2017) – Two of the country’s most popular drivers head towards ‘The Hill’ in a special event of epic proportions.

When the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series heads to Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 17, three-time NASCAR Cup Champion Tony Stewart and two-time Chili Bowl Nationals champion, Rico Abreu, will strap into a 410 sprint car and compete with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Tony Stewart


Rico Abreu

Brought to you by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, you’ll find “Smoke on the Hill” and Rico Abreu when the green flag falls for the third Annual Thunder Cup -- a 30 lap, $5,000 to win 410 sprint car special event.

Levan Machine & Truck Equipment located in Fleetwood, PA (just outside of Reading, PA) is part of the Thunder on the Hill family of sponsors. Levan Machine & Truck Equipment is a full-service machine shop and custom truck up-fitting center for Central Pennsylvania. Levan also provides a full line of truck bodies, van interiors, and utility and service bodies. They are the local Boss Snowplow distributor including snowplows and salt spreaders; a Knapheide retailer for truck bodies and lift gates, and a Weatherguard distributor for van and truck interior products. Levan Machine & Truck Equipment also provides repair as an ASE Blue Seal recognized service location. For full details on all of Levan Machine & Truck Equipment products and services log onto www.levanmachine.com

The Levan Machine & Truck Equipment visit will mark Tony Stewart’s first in action racing appearance at the Grandview Speedway located about 50 miles south of NASCAR mainstay, Pocono Raceway.

"Grandview was one of the first events I added to my schedule this year,” Tony Stewart explained. “After attending the race last year as a spectator and owner of the All Stars, I knew I had to participate in the race this year. As a sprint car fan, it is one of the most exciting tracks to watch a sprint car race. I cannot wait to get my [No.] 14 car unloaded on the Hill. The competition will be nothing short of spectacular. I hope we can have a good night and put ourselves in a position to compete for the win.”

Abreu, one of the most exciting and most popular Sprint Car drivers in the country is anxious to get to the Berks County dirt track.

“I’m really excited to get to Grandview, I've heard a lot of great things about the track,” Abreu stated. “I've got a lot of fans in Pennsylvania and I don't get to race that far east too much, but definitely look forward to that night with the All Stars and all the tough Pennsylvania cars. It's always fun going to new tracks especially in an area known for some of the best sprint car drivers in the country."

Stewart and Abreu join more than 15 full-time Arctic Cat All Stars competitors, but while the All Stars bring an elite group of drivers, a battalion of Central Pennsylvania’s top stars are prepared to defend their home turf – and when the greatest Sprint Car drivers in the world do battle it is sure to be unpredictable, especially “on the hill”.

Expected top guns include nine-time Grandview 410 Sprint Car winner and six-time Thunder on the Hill Champion, Greg Hodnett; along with past Thunder Cup winner Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Freddie Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Brandon Rahmer. While series regulars include Chad Kemenah, Caleb Armstrong, Ryan Smith, Max Stambaugh, T.J. Michael and Caleb Helms.

Additional news and updates about this event will be available on all of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series social media channels.

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, Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:

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 Speed Week - Tuesday, July 4 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & 358 Modifieds*

SMOKE ON THE HILL. . .. 3rd Annual Thunder Cup Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions - Thursday, August 17 7:30 PM - 410 Sprint Cars & Sportsman* Tony Stewart & Rico Abreu racing on the Hill

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, Legend 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.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

All Star Enterprises, LLC, owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

May
28

Thunder News

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SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

RAIN STOPS THUNDER ON THE HILL SERIES SUNDAY, USAC INVADES THE HILL TUESDAY, JUNE 13

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (May 28, 2017) – Thirty-two Modifieds were signed in for action when rain began falling on the famed 1/3-mile Grandview Speedway – as a result, NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series officials were forced to cancel Sunday’s Pioneer Pole Buildings Triple Thunder Thriller event.

“Like most of the race fans, we’ve been watching the radar intently for days,” Co-Promoter Bob Miller stated. “For the past three or four days things looked promising and we were excited to get the 28th Thunder on the Hill Racing Series season started.”

Guests can use their rain checks for any future Thunder on the Hill event of equal value or they may pay the additional fee for a show of great value. The May 28 ticket will hold its’ face value.

The Thunder crew turns their focus to Tuesday, June 13th and a thrilling double-header event -- the 11th running of the Jesse Hockett Classic USAC AMSOIL Non-Wing National Sprint Car Touring Series as part of the Eastern Storm, coupled with the 358 NASCAR Modifieds. General Admission tickets for these two headline divisions are $30 for Adults, $10 for children (6-11), and Kids 5 & Under always Free.

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

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:

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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Apr
18

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.

Mar
13

THUNDER SERIES NEWS

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MARCH 12, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

THUNDER SERIES OPENER SET FOR SUNDAY, MAY 28, MODS TO CHASE $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR 10TH AND $500 TO START

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (March 12, 2017) – The twenty-eighth season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open on Sunday, May 28 at the Grandview Speedway with the return of the poplar Memorial Day Weekend Triple Thunder Thriller. On the program will be the Big Block Modifieds/358 Modifieds competing together in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the 40 lap $5,000 to win feature event. The first place prize is certainly an eye catcher complimented by a payoff of $1,000 to finish tenth and $500 just to start the main event. The Sportsman and MASS (Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series) sprint cars will also be on the race card offering heat race qualifying and a feature for both the Sportsman and Sprint Cars. Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Long-time partner of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, Pioneer Pole Buildings – the region’s premier builder of post frame buildings --will again be on-board as a key marketing partner for the 2017 series of special events at Berks County’s Grandview Speedway. A great supporter of regional auto racing, Pioneer Pole Buildings can be seen emblazoned on the machines of many of Grandview Speedway’s regular competitors including 2016 Modified Champion, Craig VonDohren – a six-time Thunder on the Hill Series winner.

The Pioneer Pole Buildings mobile sales unit will be on display at all of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events kicking off on Sunday, May 28 at Grandview.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series of 2017 will 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. If you have never seen a wingless 410 sprint event, this is a must see show, especially on the high-banks at Grandview Speedway.

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, take a ride in Eli’s AutoWorld Pace Truck, 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, Eli’s AutoWorld and GALCO Business Communications.

2017 Racing 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 27 years of the most anticipated events on 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.

Jan
08

THUNDER ON THE HILL NEWS

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JANUARY 8, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

28TH NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES RETURNS TO GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY IN 2017

Bechtelsville, PA (January 8, 2017) -- Five events highlight a series of specials that would make even the most loyal race fans salivate for the 28th year of action for the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series events at the Grandview Speedway. One hundred and twenty-four events have been presented in this co-promotion between Bruce Rogers, owner of Grandview Speedway, and Bob Miller, special events promoter -- with nearly 4.3 million dollars distributed to competitors. The Thunder Series started as a 410 stand-alone event in August of 1990 and expanded to presenting multiple divisions from WoO Late Models and Sprints to USAC and SCRA non-wing sprints to include DIRTcar Modifieds and All Star Sprints plus a long list of support divisions.

NAPA Auto Parts, the sponsor of the Thunder Series has been part of these wildly popular event since that first race in 1990. NAPA and their local stores will again be the lead sponsor of the Thunder Series.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend (May 28) will kick off the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series with a 358-Small-Block/Big-Block Modified spectacular that includes the Sportsman and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. The modifieds will compete for $5,000 to win the 40 lap feature with an attractive $500 to take the green flag. With the Grandview Speedway racing on both Saturday and Sunday night, this Holiday weekend is filled with exciting action on the Grandview 1/3-mile dirt track.

The first mid-week event takes place on Tuesday, June 13 for the annual invasion of the USAC National Sprint Car Series, EASTERN STORM. These wingless warriors will take part in the Jesse Hockett Classic and will be joined by Grandview’s headline division – the 358 Modifieds. This marks the eleventh annual swing of the USAC Eastern Storm and as tradition stands, Grandview Speedway will host the opening night.

Nothing says ‘This is America’ quite like 410 Sprint Cars and we celebrate our Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4 with the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Car Speed Week – a gathering of the region’s top Sprint Car competitors in a lucrative event that includes the very best of the 358 Modifieds.

Thursday, August 17 the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents a Sprint Car showdown like no other when the nationally touring Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series returns to the Grandview Speedway competing for the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup. Joining the All-Stars is the ultra-competitive Sportsman division. In the 2016 event, Steve Kinser and Sammy Swindell were surprise 410 sprint entries and a surprise or two are planned for 2017. Prior Thunder Cup winners were Danny Dietrich 2015 and Stevie Smith in 2016.

The Thunder series rounds out 2017 on Saturday, October 14 with the MODS at the MADHOUSE Triple Thunder Thriller Halloween Party featuring a 40 Lap Big-Block/Small-Block Modified challenge that includes the Sportsman and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series. This event will continue the tradition of the popular Halloween Party getting underway at 6 PM

The 2017 racing season will include the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series mainstay 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 the Thunder Girls.

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 Racing Schedule:

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

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 Speed Week – 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 27 years of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar year after year. In 124 events over $4.3 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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OCTOBER 15, 2016
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

BILLY PAUCH JR. WINS THRILLING THUNDER ON THE HILL MODS AT THE MADHOUSE SEASON FINALE AT GRANDVIEW SATURDAY

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 15, 2016) – With a full moon looming over the Grandview Speedway, it was Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch Jr. battling back from a mechanical issue early in the evening to claim a hard fought win in a wild and exciting Mods at the Madhouse main event. Pauch topped a field of forty-two modifieds, taking home the $5,000 prize during Saturday night’s NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. This festive Halloween event delivered a spooky scenario with Pauch Jr, Ryan Watt and Craig VonDohren finishing first, second and third, all carrying the car number 14.

“We got off to a rough start this evening breaking the driveshaft in warm ups,” an elated Pauch Jr. explained. “Winning here is really special and I’m glad we could grab one for the Breitenstein team.”

Orefield, PA’s Brett Kressley – aboard the Norm’s Save Station No. 357 machine – set the pace early on and held the lead through some early race cautions, battling with second place starter, John Willman.

Pauch Jr., aboard the Rod Breitenstein-owned No. 14 machine, charged around the outside of Kressley at the conclusion of the third circuit, as Boyertown, PA’s Ryan Watt moved into the third position and claimed second just a few laps later.

The caution flew for the fourth time on the ninth lap, as a mechanical issue ended the night for Kressley – who was holding on to the third position.

Watt slid inside Pauch Jr. on the restart, as Willman battled ten-time Grandview Speedway Champion, Jeff Strunk for the third position.

The pair of No. 14 machines of Watt and Pauch Jr. diced around lapped traffic as competitors got the halfway signal, with ‘The Kid’s Kid’ taking the lead for the second time on lap 23.

A lap 30 yellow retired the machines of Hellertown, PA’s Rick Laubach and Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch – both with left-side flat tires while running in fifth and sixth respectively.

Watt shot like a rocket on the restart taking the lead from Pauch Jr., only for Pauch Jr. to battle back to the top spot one lap later. Pauch Jr. set his sights on the $5,000 top prize holding off Watt and claiming his second NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series victory.

Ryan Watt settled for the second position, electrifying the crowd with some daring moves. Craig VonDohren of Oley, PA finished in the third position, Mike Gular came home in fourth, Jeff Strunk in fifth.

Ryan Godown, of Ringoes, NJ, charged from the 22nd starting position to finish sixth, Kyle Weiss in seventh, John Willman in eighth, Doug Manmiller in ninth and John McClleland battling back from an early race caution to finish tenth.

Brad Arnold of Sinking Spring, PA picked up the $1,300 top prize in the 25-lap Sportsman main event, dominating the event from the first-place starting position. Arnold’s second Grandview Speedway win of the season was no easy task as he held off previous Thunder winner Paul Kline and Freedom 76 prelude winner Brandon Grosso – who finished in second and third position. 2016 Grandview Track Champion Jordan Henn finished in the fourth position and Jim Houseworth rounded out the top five finishers.

Ringoes, NJ’s Tommy Carberry claimed his first TSRS Sprint Car career victory dominating A-Main. The 29-year-old racer led the field to the green flag and led all of the 20 laps, holding off five-time TSRS Champion Mike Haggenbottom after a lap 19 caution flag. Haggenbottom finished in the second position, Dave Brown finished in third, Tim Tanner Jr. finished in fourth and Chris Allen came home in the third position.

The second running of the Mods at the Madhouse event marked event number 124 of the 27 year history of NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Modified

Heat 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Ray Swinehart 2. Mike Gular 3. Brett Kressley 4. Steve Young 5. John McClelland

Heat 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Rick Laubach 2. Billy Pauch 3. Brian Houseknecht 4. Kyle Weiss 5. Dan Bouc

Heat 3 (10 Laps) – 1. Craig VonDohren 2. Jeff Strunk 3. Jim Britt 4. Kevin Hirthler 5. Steve Davis

Heat 4 (10 Laps) – 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. John Willman 3. Ryan Watt 4. Doug Manmiller 5. Jared Umbenhauer

Consolation 1 (10 Laps) – 1. Chris Esposito 2. Colt Harris

Consolation 2 (10 Laps) – 1. Ryan Godown 2. Brian Hirthler

Feature (40 Laps) – 1. Billy Pauch Jr. 2. Ryan Watt 3. Craig VonDohren 4. Mike Gular 5. Jeff Strunk 6. Ryan Godown 7. Kyle Weiss 8. John Willman 9. Doug Manmiller 10. John McClleland 11. Rick Laubach 12. Ray Swinehart 13. Kevin Hirthler 14. Brian Houseknecht 15. Jim Britt 16. Steve Young 17. Billy Pauch 18. Brian Hirthler 19. Chris Esposito 20. Danny Bouc 21. Steve Davis 22. Colt Harris 23. Brett Kressley 24. Jared Umbenhauer

DNQ: Ryan Krachun, Duane Howard, Kory Fleming, Danny Erb, Dan Waisenpacher, Ryan Kunkle, Ryan Lilick, David Hunt, Nate Christman, Doug Pannepacker, Don Hoffman, Dan Hineline, Kevin Beech, Eric Engstrom, Justin Grim, Anthony Moran, Willie Osmun,

Sportsman

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – 1. Brandon Grosso 2. Dylan Swinehart 3. Ryan Shupp 4. Joe Funk 5. Chad Kohler 6. John McGovern

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – 1. Brad Arnold 2. Jim Houseworth 3. Mike Lisowski 4. Paul Kline 5. Roger Manning

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – 1. Jordan Henn 2. Brett Gilmore 3. Craig Whitmoyer 4. Brian Hirthler 5. Paul Houseknecht

Consolation (8 Laps) – 1. Mike Lisowski 2. Ryan Lilick 3. Brandon Whitmoyer 4. Derrick Smith 5. Ray Woodall, Sr. 6. Jeremy Guiswite

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Brad Arnold 2. Paul Kline 3. Brandon Grosso 4. Jordan Henn 5. Jim Houseworth 6. Brian Hirthler 7. Craig Whitmoyer 8. Paul Houseknecht 9. Chad Kohler 10. Brandon Whitmoyer 11. Ryan Schupp 12. John McGovern 13 Jordon Cox 14. Jeremy Guiswite 15. Kenny Bock 16. Brett Gilmore 17. Mike Lisowski 18. Ryan Lilick 19. Joe Funk 20. Brian Papiez 21. Ray Woodall, Sr. 22. Roger Manning 23. Dylan Swinehart 24. Derrick Smith

DNQ: Mike Koffel, Jason Kosch, Scott Kohler, BJ Joly, Todd Hoffman, Cale Ross, Nathan Mohr

TSRS Sprint Cars

Heat 1 (6 Laps) – 1. Bryant Davis 2. Dave Bonner 3. Ryan Stillwaggon 4. Mike Haggenbottom 5. Tim Tanner Jr. 6. Keith Anderson

Heat 2 (6 Laps) – 1. Tommy Carberry 2. Samantha Lieberman 3. Chris Allen 4. Dave Brown 5. Scott Frack

Feature (25 Laps) – 1. Tommy Carberry 2. Mike Haggenbottom 3. Dave Brown 4. Tim Tanner, Jr. 5. Christopher Allen 6. Bryant Davis 7. Samantha Leiberman 8. Keith Anderson 9. Dave Bonner 10. Scott Frack 11. Ryan Stillwaggon

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