NAPA AUTO PARTS THUNDER SERIES TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY SUNDAY, MAY 29; BIG BLOCKS TO CHALLENGE 358 MODIFIEDS IN 40 LAP $5,000 TO WIN, $1,000 FOR TENTH & $500 TO TAKE THE GREEN SERIES OPENERadmin
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 and Rick Laubach are just a few drivers eyeing the $5,000 payoff. Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.
The popular 2016 Thunder Series schedule has a lot to offer this year including the return of the USAC Non-Wing Sprints in the 10th Annual Eastern Storm. This year, the 358 NASCAR Modifieds will do double-duty with USAC on Tuesday night, June 7.
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill racing series is presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings and will continue with the third race of the season on Tuesday night June 28. These popular 410 sprint and 358 Modified double-headers are always thrillers and this year there is a double-shot with a pair of these events. The 22nd running of Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week hits the Bechtelsville high-banks on Tuesday, June 28, and the 2nd Annual Thunder Cup takes place on Tuesday, July 26. Danny Dietrich won the Thunder Cup in 2016 after a thrilling late race pass, stopping the dominating Greg Hodnett.
On Thursday, July 14, the 19th running of the Traffic Jam will showcase the stars and cars of the Super DIRTCar Series Big-Block Modifieds competing against our hometown heroes in an always exciting event. Joining this show will be the Sportsman competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to a twenty-five lap feature.
Thursday, August 18 the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents a Sprint Car showdown like no other when the nationally touring All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series invades the Grandview Speedway in an all-winged double header that includes the ever competitive TSRS Sprint Car Series as an accompaniment. Race time is 7:30 PM. Some very big plans in the works for this event!
The Thunder series will close out 2016 on Saturday, October 15 with the MODS at the MADHOUSE Halloween Party featuring a $5,000-to-win, 40 lap Big Block Modified/358 Modified Challenge that includes the Sportsman and the TSRS Sprint Cars on this Triple Thunder Thriller Halloween Party.
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*
Tuesday, June 28 7:30 PM
PA 410 Sprint Speed Week & 358 Modifieds*
Thursday, July 14 7:30 PM PPB Night
Super DIRTcar Series 19th Annual Traffic Jam
60 Laps Modifieds & Sportsman
Tuesday, July 26 7:30 PM
410 Sprints Thunder Cup & 358 Modifieds*
Thursday, August 18 7:30 PM PPB Night
All Star Circuit of Champions & TSRS Sprints
Saturday, October 15 6 PM
MODS at the MADHOUSE Halloween Party
Big Block Modified/358 Modified Challenge 40 Laps, Sportsman & TSRS Sprints
*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.