Friesen claimed the win  at  the Super DIRTCar Series 'Big Show 8' Event at Albany-Saratoga Speedway

Friesen claimed the win at the Super DIRTCar Series ‘Big Show 8’ Event at Albany-Saratoga Speedway on Wednesday, July 6.

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 8, 2016) – Race fans are buzzing with anticipation as the elite Big-Block Modified drivers of the Super DIRTCar Series race into Grandview Speedway on Thursday, July 14 as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill 19th Annual Traffic Jam presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

The 60-lap Big-Block Modified portion of the event offers a lucrative $7,000 payday to the winner, plus $1,000 for tenth and a whopping $500 to take the green flag in the main event. A standard Super DIRTCar Series format of timed dashes, qualifying heat races, and a consolation are on tap prior to the drop of the green flag for the 19th Annual Traffic Jam.

On a recent hot streak, Sprakers, NY’s Stewart Friesen is among competitors anxious to reach the Berks County high banks. Friesen claimed two Super DIRTCar Series victories this past week — bringing his season total to three – and catapulting him into the second spot in the Super DIRTCar Series Championship standings, just 28 points behind defending race winner Matt Sheppard.

Friesen is no stranger to the Bechtelsville boilerplate, the 32-year-old hot shoe claimed the victory in the 2014 Freedom 76 – Grandview’s crown-jewel event – and holds a single NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill win in a 60-lap Race of Champions event in 2010.

Standing in Friesen’s way are the nation’s top Big-Block Modified competitors, including eleven former Traffic Jam winners.

Traffic Jam Champions expected to seek competition include Matt Sheppard (2015), Rick Laubach (2014), Duane Howard (2013), Danny Johnson (2012), Jeff Strunk (2011), Craig VonDohren (2010), Tim Fuller (2009, 2005), Brett Hearn (2009, 2007, 2002, 1998), Billy Decker (2008, 2003), Frank Cozze (2000), and Jimmy Horton (1999).

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.

Also on the card: the popular Sportsman division, in a 20-lap $1,000-to-win event expected to bring competitors from all over the region, itching for Grandview glory.

Prior to racing action fans are encouraged to participate in the Low Down & Dirty Pre-Race Meet and Greet featuring legendary drivers Kenny Brightbill and Gerald Chamberlain signing autographs alongside area-favorite Dominick Buffalino and Super DIRTCar Series regular Keith Flach. The Meet & Greet takes place from 5 PM – 6 PM in front of the main entrance.

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 3:30 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 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
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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

Thursday, August 18
All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series
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.