Bobby Armbruster Photo

Bobby Armbruster Photo

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (June 20, 2016) – The ink is still fresh on the giant  check that Bryan Clauson claimed earlier this month after winning the USAC non-wing sprint car feature at Grandview Speedway on June 7.    Now, the Noblesville, IN native is Bechtelsville-bound once again to compete with the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week event at Grandview Speedway on Tuesday, June 28.  But on this night, Clauson will be racing with a wing all the horsepower it provides.  This event is presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

The 22nd Annual Speed Week event at the 1/3-mile clay oval features a 35-lap Sprint Car main event, the fourth race of a nine-race stretch for the winged 410 sprint cars.  Drivers from across the region will compete for a $5,000 winner’s share.  Tenth place will pay $1,000 with $400 just to  start the main event.

Also on the card, Grandview’s own NASCAR 358 Modifieds battle in a 30-lap event, with $3,000 up for grabs.  This event is a NASCAR point race for the always exciting 358 modifieds.

Time Trials for the 410 Sprint Cars will open the show on Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 PM.  The pit gates will open at 2:30 PM and the Grandstands will open at 5:00 PM.  Fans can get up-close to the drivers and their mighty machines with the Low, Down and Dirty Meet and Greet kicking off at 5:00 PM.  If you would like to visit the pits, sign up for the free pre-race pit tours.

General Admission Adult tickets are $25, Children ages 6-11 are $10, and Under 6 is Free of charge.   Pit admission is $35, and no license is required.

Clauson, who’s ‘Circular Insanity’ tour will see him chase 200 events this year, has picked up two USAC non-wing victories, but this marks his first venture to Grandview Speedway in a winged Sprint Car.  Clauson’s, with several starts in the Indianapolis 500, loves to get dirty in sprint car racing and will certainly add to the show.  Some early pre-entries include Lucas Wolfe, Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith, Brent Marks, Aaron Krimes, Freddie Rahmer, 8 time winner at Grandview Greg Hodnett, Brandon Rahmer and Stevie Smith just to offer a sampling of the quality of the field.

Last July, in the Inaugural Thunder Cup 410 Sprint Car race it was Gettysburg, PA’s Danny Dietrich, breaking Greg Hodnett’s four-race Grandview win streak to claim the $5,000 top prize.  Alan Krimes finished in third in the July 2015 event  and he has been so close to scoring that Grandview victory.  It could just happen on Tuesday night, July 28.

A $200 bonus has been posted to the top 360 Sprint Car, with a $100 bonus to the second 360 Sprint Car.

The Grandview small-block Modified stars will be out in full force defending their home turf: Current weekly series point leader, Craig VonDohren; 10-time Track Champion, Jeff Strunk; two-time 2016 race winner, Duane Howard; and 4-time Thunder on the Hill winner, Doug Manmiller.

Previous Thunder on the Hill modified winners Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Ryan Godown, and Kevin Hirthler are all expected to be in attendance.

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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Grandview Speedway

GPS USERS: 43 Passamore 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
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Advance ticket pick-up: 4:00 PM
Advanced Ticket Entrance: 4:30 PM
Low Down & Dirty Meet & Greet: 5:00 PM
Grandstand Gates: 5:00 PM
Racing: 7:30 PM
General Admission Ticket Pricing: Adults: $25; Children 6-11: $10; Kids 5 & Under: FREE!
Pit Admission: $35

2016 Thunder on the Hill Event Dates:

Tuesday, June 28
2016 Pennsylvania Sprint Car Speed Week
410 Sprint Cars  35 laps and NASCAR 358 Modifieds 30 laps*
*NASCAR point race

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

Thursday, August 18
All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series
See Steve Kinser & Sammy Swindell
410 Sprint Cars and TSRS Sprint Cars

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.