Hirthler Eyes Big Night in Triple 20’s Thunder Series Finale at Grandview

BECHTELSVILLE, PA – Kevin Hirthler is ready for Saturday night, October 17, when the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series closes out the 2020 season at the Grandview Speedway with the Trick or Treat Triple 20’s for the Big Block/358 Modifieds. Hirthler has three wins this season at Grandview, and he would like nothing more than to sweep the Triple 20’s and pocket $8,500.

Each feature will pay $2,000 to win, and a bonus of $2,500 is posted by Pioneer Pole Building’s if one driver pulls off the hat trick. There is a PPB $500 bonus if one driver wins two features. Gates will open at 4 PM with race time set for 6 PM. Pit gates will open at 2:30 PM. In addition to the Big Block/358 Modified Triple 20s, the sportsman will also be on the program competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to the 20 lap, $1,300 to win, main event.

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Kevin Hirthler owns fifteen career Grandview Speedway victories and scored one Thunder on the Hill win back in 2005. Kevin’s most significant win on the Hill came in 2012 when he took the victory in the Forrest Rogers Memorial, earning $10,000.

“With the format offered, it certainly is possible to win all three features in one night, but you will need a real fast, hot rod and a lot of luck.” Hirthler continued to say, “This different format is going to be interesting, and I think some drivers might try to use it to their advantage, never-the-less, it is going to be neat to run three features in one night.”




The 2020 season for Kevin Hirthler has been up and down. The three wins were impressive, but mechanical failures kept the Green Lane William Penn modified from qualifying on a few nights, and as a result, they dropped in points. “The completion level on the Hill is probably the toughest around, the cars are so close anymore and the amount of talent that shows up week in and week out from young to old is unbelievable,” said Hirthler.

Kevin will have a busy night, competing in both the modifieds and sportsman divisions. Kevin’s brother Brian Hirthler will also be doing double duty. Sponsors on the Green Lane William Penn Modifieds include Pioneer Pole Buildings, Pioneer Metal Roofing, Dave George Race Engines, Alpine Rentals, Four Star Lettering, Bicknell Racing Products, Jones Racing Products, and RoadRunner Racing Fuels.

Qualifying for the Modifieds will determine the starting field with the top 12 finishers from the heat race events, drawing the top 12 starting positions in the opening feature. The winner of the first and second feature will then draw an invert number of 8, 10, or 12. This makes a sweep of the Pioneer Pole Buildings $2,500 bonus extremely possible.

A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires allowed for competition, and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted. An event sheet with the complete payoff, rules, and details is available at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

There is no entry fee, but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff and to draw. Drivers may pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456.

For the Saturday, October 17 event, adult admission tickets are $25, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for at 3:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day. You may pick-up and pay for your tickets on race night at 3:30 PM and enter the grandstands immediately.

The conditions and requirements under the COVID-19 situation are ever-changing, and we will provide updates as we approach race night. To offer the safest possible conditions for our fans, competitors, officials, safety crew, and track employees, we are making the following requests.

Please bring exact change when purchasing general admission tickets or pit passes.

We also advise that you wear a face mask, although not mandatory.

When possible, especially when standing in line, practice social distancing, and be considerate of the individuals around you.

Also, as much as we want you to join us if you are not feeling well, please do not attend.

2020 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates:

Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 6 PM

MODS AT THE MADHOUSE Trick or Treat Triple 20’s & Sportsman

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

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: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com

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