BECHTELSVILLE, PA JUNE 24, 2019 . . . . . . .The Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speedweek Series invades the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 2 as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates their 30th anniversary season. The 35 lap 410 sprint feature will pay a hefty $10,000 to the winner. Making this blockbuster double-header even bigger is the NASCAR 358 modifieds joining the show, competing in qualifying all leading up to the 30 lap $3,000 to win main event.

Thunder on the Hill and the Grandview Speedway joined the PA SpeedWeek series in 1995, just shortly after the first ever series in 1991. The SpeedWeek event did fall to rain in both 1995 and 1996 with Fred Rahmer winning the first SpeedWeek event at Grandview in 1997. Since that first event, Grandview completed seventeen SpeedWeek events with victories going to Fred Rahmer a five time winner, Greg Hodnett with three wins, Lance Dewease, Tyler Walker and Kyle Larson each have two wins and Billy Pauch, Todd Shaffer and Chad Kemenah all have single wins. Kyle Larson won the last two SpeedWeek events on the one-third mile Grandview Speedway.

Since 1991 PA SpeedWeek has presented one-hundred and ninety-seven races visiting twelve different track and producing forty-two different event winners. Fred Rahmer leads all drivers with thirty SpeedWeek victories followed by Greg Hodnett and Lance Dewease each with twenty-six wins. Stevie Smith (11) and Danny Dietrich (9) round out the top five SpeedWeek winners.

So who won the SpeedWeek Championships? Fred Rahmer won thirteen titles, followed by Greg Hodnett (5), Lance Dewease (3), Lucas Wolfe (3), and Danny Dietrich and Steve Smith each have one championship. Greg Hodnett was the SpeedWeek Champion in 2018.

Fred Rahmer 30
Greg Hodnett 26
Lance Dewease 26
Stevie Smith 11
Danny Dietrich 9
Donnie Kreitz Jr. 8
Keith Kauffman 8
Cris Eash 6
Billy Pauch 5
Steve Smith 5
Todd Shaffer 5
Doug Esh 4
Tyler Walker 4
Daryn Pittman 4
Brian Montieth 4
Kyle Larson 4
Lucas Wolfe 4
Jeff Shepard 3
Alan Krimes 3
Trey Starks 2
Mark Smith 2
Chad Kemenah 2
Sean Michael 2
Billy Brian Jr. 2
Cole Duncan 1
Rico Abreu 1
Freddie Rahmer II 1
Steve Buckwalter 1
Brent Marks 1
Brady Bacon 1
Kyle Moody 1
Blane Heimbach 1
Dave Blaney 1
Sam Hafertepe Jr 1
Logan Schuchart 1
Justin Henderson 1
Cory Haas 1
Ed Lynch Jr. 1
Cody Darrah 1
Brett Mann 1
Jerry Stone 1
Lenny Krautheim 1

On Tuesday night, July 2 gates will open at 5 PM with warm-ups at 6:45 PM. The 410 sprint cars will open the show with time trials followed by the 358 modified and 410 sprint qualifying. This will all lead up to the $10,000 to win 35 lap Speed Week Sprint car feature event and the 30 lap Modified feature.

Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, July 2 PA 410 Sprint Speed Week Series and 358 NASCAR Modifieds by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to provide your name and number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night, Tuesday, July 2 after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM at the Grandview Speedway.

Early entries for the 410 sprints include Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Ryan Smith, Lucas Wolfe, Brandon Rahmer, and TJ Stutts. In the modified field, look for Ryan Watt to make it three wins in a row, Kevin Hirthler, Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk and Ryan Godown to chase the $3,000 payday.

Come out early on Tuesday night, July 2 and sign up for the pre-race Pit Tours or be part of the Inside/Out Promotion so you may enjoy watching warm-ups from the infield. Be sure to take a look at the Thunder on the Hill 30th Anniversary T-shirt available at the front gate and be sure to pick-up a program book to guide you through the show.

2019 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
Tuesday, July 2 PA Sprint Speed Week 410 Sprints $10,000 to win & 358 Modifieds
Tuesday, July 30 USAC Midgets “The Ken Brenn Midget Masters” 30 laps & 358 Modifieds
Thursday, August 22 All Star Sprints Smoke on the Hill Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds
Saturday, October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party, 22nd Annual Traffic Jam 40 laps Modifieds, Sportsman and MASS Sprints

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, and Galco Business Communications.

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:

Track Website:

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING


About Thunder on the Hill Racing Series

he 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 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 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, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.

About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. 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.