BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing National Sprint Car Tour’s Eastern Storm will open at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 15 as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continues. The USAC gang certainly knows that rooster tails, slide jobs and some wheel banging are just part of the journey to win the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic paying $6,000 to win. Joining the USAC National Stars will be the popular 358 modifieds taking part in qualifying leading up to the $3,000 to win 30 lap feature. On race night, gates open at 5 PM and race time is 7:30 PM.
The USAC Eastern Storm was organized way back in 2007 when Bruce Rogers and Bob Miller approached USAC about a return to Berks County. Levi Jones won the inaugural Eastern Storm that marked the first USAC event in Berks County since Paul Pitzer took the USAC win at the Reading Fairgrounds in April of 1979. Since 2007, Grandview has opened the Eastern Storm annually, presenting fourteen events.
The USAC non-wing racers really do spice up the on track action. The wheel-to-wheel racing can sometimes be viewed as a contact sport! These drivers are very respectful with each other but they won’t give an inch. Often, it takes a slide job to make a pass! If you’ve never seen a USAC Non-Wing National Tour event, plan to be at Grandview Speedway Tuesday night, June 15.
The story line heading into Grandview will have all eyes on “The Macho Man” Brady Bacon from Broken Arrow, OK who will be chasing his fifth consecutive win in a Thunder on the Hill event at Grandview. Only Brady Bacon and Greg Hodnett have accomplished winning four features in a row at Thunder on the Hill. The USAC National Sprint Car Tour feature event will have some drivers looking to stop the Bacon win steak include Kevin Thomas, Jr., Robert Ballou, Tanner Thorson, Jake Swanson, CJ Leary and local drivers Briggs Danner, Rick Buckwalter, Alex Bright and Steven Drevicki. Don’t count out any of these local non-wing stars!
The 358 Modifieds will share the spotlight with qualifying events leading up to a 30 lap feature paying $3,000 to the winner. Likely contenders for the event include Brett Kressley, Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Rick Laubach, Danny Bouc, Ryan Godown and Jared Umbenhauer just to name a few.
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 and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 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.
We ask that you bring exact change when purchasing your advance tickets, general admission tickets and Pit Passes. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 are $10 and children 5 and under will be admitted free. The Pit fee is $40 and a license is not required.
Continued support of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is provided by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment in Fleetwood, PA and Pioneer Pole Buildings. All three sponsors play a key role is the on-going success of the Thunder Series.
In the thirty-one previous years, there has been 140 Thunder on the Hill events with the payout in excess of $4,976,000. The all-time Thunder on the Hill feature winners list is a who’s who of dirt track racings’ local and national stars. To review the stats and history of Thunder on the Hill, please visit our website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates
Tuesday, June 15 USAC Eastern Storm Jesse Hockett Classic National Sprint Tour & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM
Tuesday, June 29 PA 410 Sprint Speed Week $10,000-to-Win Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM
Tuesday, August 3 USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Masters & 358* Modifieds 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple Roaring 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM
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