The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series roars into Grandview Speedway this coming Sunday, May 29 for the opening of their 27th season of racing action. Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

The highlight of Sunday’s ‘Triple Thunder Thriller’ is a 40-lap Big-Block vs. 358 Small-block Modified challenge, with a whopping $5,000 dedicated to the winner’s share. This event is lucrative to race teams boasting $1,000 for a tenth-place finish and $500 to take the green flag.

This lucrative payout is expected to bring some less-familiar faces to the famed 1/3-mile high banks drivers like Keith Flach, Jimmy Horton, Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Godown, and Wade Hendrickson have all expressed interest in claiming the $5,000 top prize.

Among them is Boyertown, Pa-native, Ryan Watt. The 36-year-old driver competes regularly on Saturday Nights in the Big-Block division at Bridgeport Speedway – where he won the Big-Block Championship in 2013. But don’t let that ‘big track’ experience fool you, Watt is a force to reckon with at Grandview Speedway.

“We’ve been lucky enough to be fast almost everywhere we go – but racing at Grandview is special because we live so close,” Watt explained. “I raced sportsman at East Windsor Speedway (N.J.) early on in my career. To me, the way you would approach racing there and the way you race at Grandview is very similar.”

Celebrating his 19th season of Modified competition in 2016, Watt holds two career wins in Saturday Night action at Grandview Speedway, while searching for his first Thunder on the Hill Victory.

Watt and company will have their hands full with veterans to Thunder Victory Lane. Drivers like 12-time Thunder Series winner, Jeff Strunk, 8-time Series winner, Duane Howard, and 5-time Series winner, Craig Von Dohren.
Along with the mighty modifieds, the Sportsman are set for action in a 25-lap, $1,300 to win event and the TSRS Sprint Cars are on the agenda.

There is no entry fee but competitors are encouraged to pre-enter by calling 443-513-4456. All drivers are welcome to participate in this event with full qualifying races for all divisions.

The Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet kicks off at 5 PM and includes: Billy Pauch Jr., Nathan Mohr, and Eddie Strada


Celebrating the 27th season of racing action, the 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, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet & Greet, JOE “THE PIZZA DUDE”, giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by the Thunder Girls. Jim Gallagher and GALCO Communications always take part in offering some special fun for the race fans.

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.

Modified & Sportsman Tire Rules — American Racer or Hoosier Tires are allowed. No mixing of tire brands, competitors must run four of one brand. Any Track Stamp is welcome. American Racer Compounds: Fronts – 33 or harder, Left Rear – 44 or harder, Right Rear – 48 or harder. Hoosier Tire Compound must be D300 or harder.

Modified Rules – Weights: 358 on Gas: 2,275 lbs., 358 on Alcohol: 2,350 lbs., Big Block: 2,500 lbs. ** No oxygenated gasoline. Standard body, NO SAIL PANELS.

Sportsman Rules – Weights: Open Sportsman w/ Steel Wheels: 2,450 lbs., Open Sportsman w/ Aluminum Wheels: 2,500 lbs., Crate 604: 2,375 lbs., Crate 602 w/ Aluminum Wheels: 2,375 lbs. SAIL PANELS ARE PERMITTED

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
Series Website:
Track Website:
Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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 26 years of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar year after year. In 117 events over $3.9 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, 410 Sprint Cars, 360 & TSRS Sprints, 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 53rd Anniversary season in 2015. 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.