Saturday, October 10, 2015   OFFICIAL SITE OF THE THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES   Mailing List Sign-Up 
THUNDER SERIES BRINGS SPOOKY END TO 2015 AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 MODS AT THE MADHOUSE 40 TO PAY $5,000 TO WIN, $500 TO START, SPORTSMAN & TSRS SPRINTS JOIN HALLOWEEN PARTY The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will close out their season with the annual Halloween Party that will showcase the Mods at the Madhouse, a thrilling three-division show headlined by a 358 Modified/Big Block event which will include qualifying heat race plus qualifying and feature events for the Sportsman and the TSRS Sprints. Race time is set for 6 PM on Saturday night, October 17 (Rain date: Saturday, October 24). A frightening and chilling tradition of the Thunder Series calendar for over 15 years, the Halloween themed event will feature a 40-lap 358 Modified/Big-Block feature event with a possible $5,000 top-prize going to the winner. The treats don't stop there, with tenth place paying $1,000 and a whopping $500 to start. Heat race events will determine the 24 car starting field. The top 12 qualifiers from the heat race events will redraw for the top 12 starting spots in the 40 lap Mods at the Madhouse feature. Pre-entries include many of the area's top stars who dare to enter the Madhouse. Regular Grandview ghouls include: 2015 Track Champion Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Doug Manmiller, Frank Cozze, Kenny Gilmore, Kevin Hirthler, Danny Erb, Kyle Weiss, Jared Umbenhauer, Ray Swinehart, plus invading drivers like Billy Pauch Jr., Jimmy Horton, Ryan Watt, Eric Engstrom and others are all set to haunt the hill. There is no entry fee but competitors are encouraged to pre-enter by October 10th by calling 443-513-4456. Pre-entered competitors will compete for a $5,000 top prize. If the winner is not pre-entered the winner's share will be $4,000. All other positions will be paid as posted to include $500 just to start the 40 lap feature. Double file restarts will be in place for the 40 lap feature up to lap 38. Joining the Modifieds on Saturday, October 17 (Raindate: October 24) will be the Sportsman, competing in a 25-lap feature event paying $1,300 to the winner. 2015 Track Champion Brett Kressley was among the first entries received, and Freedom 38 winner Craig Whitmoyer has also pre-entered for this event. All Sportsman competitors are welcome to attend with full qualifying heat races and a consolation event on the schedule. Also on the schedule is a full program of TSRS Sprint Cars with a 25-lap main event, heats, and a consolation. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween treats, a tradition of this event for many, many years. The Halloween Party remains a big part of this event. General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday, October 17 is $25 for Adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & under are FREE! The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required. A rain date of Saturday night, October 24 is in place. Advance tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456. Please provide your name, the number of tickets you will need and a phone number. Tickets may be paid for and picked-up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM a full half-hour before General Admission tickets go on sale. Celebrating the 26th 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: Quaker Steak & Lube, Window World, GALCO Business Communications & Pioneer Pole Buildings. 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: http://|,HTTP://,_blank| Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING Facebook: http://|,HTTP://,_blank| 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. END


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 The count is  99 Indianapolis 500's, 57 Daytona 500's,  &
117 Thunder on the Hill events!

"Driving a 410 sprint car at Grandview is like flying a Jet fighter plane in a high school gymnasium",  Joey Saldana


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What are drivers saying about 410 Sprints at Grandview?

Danny Dietrich -- "It's great racing here, I wish we came here more."

Lucas Wolfe -- "This race and the Speed Week event here last year are two of the best races I've been to in the last two seasons."

Greg Hodnett -- "This is a racy place, I really like it. It was a good race too."

Alan Krimes -- "Awesome race track. It's a shame we'll only race here once this year. I said it last year and I'll say it again. This is the best track we go to all year. You can move all over. Run the top, bottom or roll through the middle."
358 Vs.Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman plus 305 Sprints

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