BRIGHTBILL, CHAMBERLAIN, ‘THE DOCTOR’ AND MORE AT TRAFFIC JAM MEET & GREET THURSDAY, JULY 14 AT GRANDVIEWadmin
BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 10, 2016) – A pre-race event of epic proportions highlights an exciting day of action when the Super DIRTCar Series Big-Block Modifieds compete in the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at the Grandview Speedway in a 60-Lap event paying $7,000 to the winner on Thursday night, July 14. This special night of racing is sponsored by Pioneer Pole Buildings.
The big night of racing will kick off with a Meet & Greet combining legends from another era, present-day icons and future stars! The Low Down and Dirty Radio Show Meet & Greet starts at 5 PM, with two of the most prolific Modified drivers ever.
Kenny Brightbill of Sinking Spring, PA claimed over 400 wins in a variety of divisions at nearly every race track in the region spanning a nearly 50-year racing career. He is a member of the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame, National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame and the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame.
Gerald Chamberlain, vividly remembered as ‘The Everett Express’, claimed over 600 career wins and is part of the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame – inducted as part of the inaugural class in 1992.
“The Doctor” Danny Johnson is a 4-time Super DIRTCar Series Big-Block Modified Champion and sits second on the Big-Block Modified All-Time Win List. Johnson, of Rochester, NY, will pilot the Traction Grabber No. 27J Big-Block Modified in the 60-lap Traffic Jam main event – but before that, the future hall of famer will sign autographs and meet with fans.
The Meet and Greet rounds out with two up-and-coming drivers forging their way to Modified greatness. Super DIRTCar Series regular Keith Flach, of Ravena, NY, pilots the Flach Companies/Gould Erectors No. 43 machine. Flach is a regular and feature winner at the Lebanon Valley Speedway. Joining Flach is New Jersey-Pennsylvania region hot shoe, Dominick Buffalino, of Morganville, NJ. Buffalino has claimed victories at both New Jersey race tracks this season, steering the Michael Dow Electric No. 51M.
The Low Down and Dirt Meet and Greet is free of charge and takes place in front of the Grandview Speedway main entrance. Fans are encouraged to bring items for these competitors to autograph, as well as, take pictures and share stories.
The Pre-Race excitement doesn’t stop there.
NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill mainstay fan activities include the Inside/Out Program: where fans have the opportunity to sign-up — free of charge – and watch competitors hot lap from the infield of the Grandview Speedway. This unique view of the racing action puts fans close to dirt track inside the turn 4 guardrail.
Thunder on the Hill Pit Tours give fans a behind-the-scenes look at what teams to do prepare for racing action. Fans can sign-up free of charge and get a guided tour of the pit area, prior to racing action.
Over 800 horsepower of action concludes the night activities. The region’s greatest competitors battle it out door-to-door, and wheel-to-wheel grinding for the lucrative $7,000 winner’s share in the final area appearance of the Super DIRTCar Series Big-Block Modifieds. The 19th Annual Traffic Jam payout has expanded from the series norm offering $1,000 for tenth place and $500 to all competitors that start the Feature event.
More than 20 contracted Super DIRTCar Series competitors join over a dozen anticipated Pennyslvania-New Jersey-Delaware competitors making the 19th Annual Traffic Jam presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings a must-see event.
Along with the Big-Block Modifieds, the very popular Sportsman division races for $1,200 to win the 25-lap event. Nine different winners have claimed victories in Grandview Speedway Sportsman action, combine that with a contingent of invaders and you have a Sportsman event that would make any true race fan’s mouth water.
General Admission tickets for Thursday, July 14 are $25 for Adults, $10 for Children 6-11 and Free for Children Under 6. Pit Admission is $35, no license is required.
Pit Gates open at 2:30 PM, Driver’s Meeting is at 6:15 PM, Hot Laps at 6:45 PM and Racing Starts at 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 prior to the sale of General Admission tickets.
Celebrating the 27th season of racing action NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series always includes fun for the fans with activities such as Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, JOE “THE PIZZA DUDE”, giveaways, fireworks and appearances by the Thunder Girls.
NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.
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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
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2016 Thunder on the Hill Event Dates:
Thursday, July 14
19th Annual Traffic Jam
Super DIRTCar Series Big-Block Modifieds and Sportsman
Tuesday, July 26
2nd Annual Thunder Cup
410 Sprint Cars and 358 Modifieds
2 Sprint Features & 2 Modified Features
Thursday, August 18
All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series
410 Sprint Cars and TSRS Sprint Cars
Early Entries: Steve Kinser & Sammy Swindell
Saturday, October 15
Mods at the Madhouse Halloween Party
358 NASCAR Modifieds, Sportsman, and TSRS Sprint Cars
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 27 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 119 events, over $4 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, 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 54th Anniversary season in 2016. 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.