BECHTELSVILLE, PA – Three-wide racing, thrilling slide jobs and rim-riding the guardrail with wheelie action is the best way to explain USAC 410 sprint car non-wing racing. You have to see it to believe it.
The leanest and meanest racers from USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series – the nation’s largest group of non-wing open-wheel racers – make their annual stop on the east coast for the 2017 version of the “Eastern Storm”, with a five-race series through Pennsylvania.
The action kicks off on Tuesday, June 13 at Bechtelsville, PA’s Grandview Speedway as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, presenting its’ twenty-eighth season. The Annual USAC Jesse Hockett Classic includes a 40-lap, $6,000-to-win USAC Wingless Sprint Car feature event along with Grandview’s competitive NASCAR 358 Modifieds – a Grandview Speedway mainstay. The USAC sprints will compete in time trials, qualifying heats and a “B” main leading up to the Jesse Hockett Classic. For the 358 NASCAR Modifieds, they will dual in a series of qualifying events leading up to the 30 lap $3,000 to win feature.
The AMSOIL Eastern Storm tour continues into Abbottstown, PA’s Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 14 with a 30-Lap, $6,000-to-win main event, that includes Lincoln Speedway’s 358 Winged Sprint Cars in a full points event paying $1,000 to the winner.
410 Sprint Car ace, Danny Dietrich, of Gettysburg, PA has made his non-wing intentions known as he chases the first four events of the Eastern Storm, and yes, he will be “wingless” at Grandview Speedway. Dietrich has claimed victories at all of these tracks in winged competition and is anxious to battle wheel-to-wheel with the top non-wing racers in the United States.
26-year-old Justin Grant, aboard the Sam McGhee Motorsports No. 11, sits at the top of the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car rankings with Chad Boespflug in a close second followed by Chris Windom, and 2015 Grandview Speedway winner Chase Stockon.
General Admission ticket pricing for Tuesday, June 7 at Grandview Speedway are $30 for Adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & under are FREE! Pit Admission pricing is $35 and a license is not required.
Tickets for Wednesday, June 8 at Lincoln Speedway are $25 for Adults, Students 12-17 are $20, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Admission is $30.
Advance tickets for both events are on sale now and may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456. Please provide your name and the number of tickets requested.
For both events, Grandstand Gates open at 5:00 PM and Racing starts at 7:30 PM.
The 11th year of the ‘Eastern Storm’ kicks off on Tuesday, June 13 at Grandview Speedway; followed by Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 14; Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday, June 15; Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 17; and rounding out the series on Sunday, June 18 at Susquehanna Speedway.
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.
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
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: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
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.