Grandview Fan Favorite, Ryan Smith Close to First Thunder Win, Could it Happen July 3?

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BECHTELSVILLE, PA – “The Kunkletown Kid”, Ryan Smith has came close to winning a Thunder on the Hill event on several occasions.

In fact, at the 2017 Grandview Speedway Speedweek show, Smith reeled in race leader Kyle Larson and took the lead late in the race. Seconds later, he tagged the third turn wall, bringing out the red flag. The crowd roared in support of the outside pass Smith made on Larson and gave the local driver a standing ovation as he walked back to the pits.

NASCAR driver Kyle Larson went on to score the win, his only victory at a Thunder on the Hill event at Grandview. Smith has quickly become a favorite 410 driver for the Grandview crowd and he’ll be cheered on by many to lock down that first coveted Thunder on the Hill victory on Tuesday night.

Smith will take another run at a Thunder win on Tuesday night, July 3 at the Grandview Speedway. This exciting 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. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

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 before 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.

For July 3, Ryan Smith will have his hands full with challenges Freddie Rahmer Jr., Greg Hodnett, Danny “Double D” Dietrich, Alan Krimes, Brandon Rahmer, JJ Grasso, Lucas Wolfe, Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Moody 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.

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, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.

For more information on Grandview Speedway visit and for more information on NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series visit

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:

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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: