BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to the Grandview Speedway Tuesday night, July 4 when the annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series invades the Hill. The 358 Modifieds will also be on the race card presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM. Advance tickets may be reserved by calling 443 513 4456. Please provide your name, phone number and the number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the Will Call Window after 4 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM.
One of the biggest dirt track racing events of the season will showcase the 23rd running of 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 $5,000 winner’s share. Tenth place will pay $1,000 with $400 to start the A-main. For Grandview’s own NASCAR 358 Modifieds, they will battle in a 30-lap feature event, with $3,000 going to the winner.
Fans can get up-close to the drivers and their mighty machines with the Low Down and Dirty Meet and Greet kicking off at 5:00 PM at the main entrance. Sign up when you arrive at the front gate to do a free pre-race pit tour or do the Inside/Out promotion, where you can watch warm-ups from the infield. You will feel the ground shake when the 410 sprints go at the drop of the green.
General Admission Adult tickets are $25, Children ages 6-11 are $10, and Under 6 is Free of charge! Pit admission is $35, and a license is not required.
Expected 410 sprint entrants include: 2015 Thunder Cup Champion, Danny Dietrich; Greg Hodnett, an 8-time winner at Grandview Speedway; Lucas Wolfe, Ryan Smith, Freddie Rahmer, Brandon Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Aaron Ott and Davey Sammons.
The Grandview small-block Modified stars will be out in full force defending their home turf: Current weekly series point leader, Craig VonDohren; 10-time Track Champion, Jeff Strunk; 2017 Thunder Modified winner, Duane Howard; and 4-time Thunder on the Hill winner, Doug Manmiller.
The area’s top modified competitors are marking their calendars. Rick Laubach, Ryan Watt, Billy Pauch Jr., Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, and Kevin Hirthler are all expected to be in attendance.
Fans may camp out at the Speedway for the ultimate Speedweek 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.
2017 Thunder Racing Series Schedule:
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* Levan Machine and Truck Equipment present Smoke on the Hill Tony Stewart and Rico Abreu racing 410 sprint cars.
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 125 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.