NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER SERIES TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SUNDAY, MAY 29; $5,000 TO WIN FOR THE MODIFIEDS, PLUS SPORTSMAN & TSRS SPRINTS MAKE UP TRIPLE THUNDER THRILLER EVENTadmin
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will open in a big way Sunday night, May 29 at the Grandview Speedway in a huge show presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.
The Big Block Modifieds will challenge the weekly 358 Modifieds in a 40 lap main event that will pay $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for tenth and a hefty $500 payoff just to start the main event. This Triple Thunder Thriller show will also find the Sportsman and the TSRS Sprints rounding out the program of heat race qualifying all leading up to the Triple Thunder Thriller “big 3” feature events. Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Billy Pauch Jr, Ryan Watt, Rick Laubach, Jimmy Horton, Kevin and Brian Hirthler are just a few drivers eyeing the $5,000 payoff. Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.
This event will mark the 27th season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series at Grandview and the 119th Thunder event since the series started in 1990.
Jeff Strunk enters the Thunder Series event as the winningest driver with twelve wins under the Thunder on the Hill banner followed by Duane Howard an eight time winner and Craig VonDohren a five time winner.
Advance tickets for the Sunday, May 29 event will be on sale Saturday night, May 28 at the Grandview Speedway until 8:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstand at 4:30 PM on Sunday night, one-half hour prior to general admission tickets going on sale.
Gates will open at 5 PM with heat race qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM.
The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series mainstay activities and promotions, providing fun for the fans with elements such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet, JOE “THE PIZZA DUDE”, giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by the Thunder Girls will all be part of the coming season, plus a few added surprises presented by GALCO Business Communications and Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants.
2016 Racing Schedule:
NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings & Quaker Steak & Lube
Sunday, May 29 7:30 PM PPB Night
Triple Thunder Thriller
Big Block/358 Modified Challenge* 40 laps, Sportsman & TSRS Sprints
Tuesday, June 7 7:30 PM
Jesse Hockett Classic
USAC Non-Wing Sprints & 358 Modifieds*
*indicates NASCAR Modified Point Race
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: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
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 on the racing calendar year after year. In 118 events over $4 million dollars has been divided 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.