LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS & AUTO CARE JOIN THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES OF 2009

Date: 1/29/2009 10:09:49 AM

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE---THANK YOU

20th Season of Thunder . . . . . .
LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS & AUTO CARE JOIN THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES OF 2009


The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing has a new addition to
its list of sponsors. NAPA Auto Parts remains the lead Thunder Series
sponsor after a seventeen year run with this wildly popular and
successful series that will celebrate their twentieth anniversary at the
Grandview Speedway in 2009. Joining the sponsor list is Lee Myles
Transmissions & Auto Care. For several years, the folks at Lee Myles
have played a part in the Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show and now they
plan to gain more exposure by participating in the local short track
racing scene. This unique series offers Lee Myles Transmissions
exactly what they are looking for. There are a variety of fan
activities being planned and Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care will be
present and a participant in every event on the six race 2009 Thunder on
the Hill Racing Series.

Participating Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care centers are located at
914 Fern Avenue and 1665 North 5th Street Highway both in Reading, PA
and 6714 Philadelphia Pike/Route 422 in Exeter, PA. For more
information on Lee Myles Transmissions & Auto Care please visit their
website at www.LeeMylesReading.com. And be sure watch for the Lee
Myles folks at the 24th Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show at the
Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA, February 22 to the 28th. Of
course, they'll be in full force when the Thunder on the Hill Racing
Series kicks off their 20th Anniversary season at the Grandview Speedway
on Wednesday night, May 20 for the opening event of the Keystone Cup
Speed Week Series for the 410 Sprints plus the 358 Modifieds.

As the banners fly high for both NAPA Auto Parts and Lee Myles
Transmissions & Auto Care, COMDIAL Telephone Communications will return
for their eleventh season as a Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
sponsor. COMDIAL President Jim Gallagher is looking forward to another
fun year of participating with the drivers and fans of the Thunder
Series.

Over the nineteen year history of the Thunder on the Racing Series,
eighty-five racing events were presented, paying out in excess of $2.8
million dollars just to the headline classes. The Thunder Series
began in August 1990, presenting stand alone 410 sprint car events.
By the third year, variety was key to the on-going success of Thunder on
the Hill and series quickly adjusted to be the premier special events
series it is today. The first novelty event was bringing the CRA
wingless sprints to Grandview as many of these road warriors traveled
from California. Soon to follow was the SCRA Sprints, World of
Outlaw Sprints, USAC Sprints, All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints, the
358 Sprints and the URC Sprints all found their way onto one of the
Thunder on the Hill race cards.

Soon the DIRT Big Block Modifieds were knocking on the pit gate and so
started the very popular 100 Lap Traffic JAM. Variety continued as the
Thunder Series managed to deliver one crowd pleasing show after another.
The Grandview NASCAR Modifieds and Late Models also found their way to
join the Thunder Series menu of specials. Then came the idea of the
features only format that would offer a racing program of five different
divisions competing in five feature events in one evening, and without
heat races, time trials or qualifying of any kind. Once again this
event attracted a big crowd and the Grandview Thunder 5-25's remains one
of the most popular shows to take place under the Thunder banner that
flies behind the Grandview podium for each and every Thunder Show. The
Thunder Series continued to expand to include the ARDC Midgets, WoO Late
Models, Sportsman/Modifieds, Rolling Thunder Legends and the 600cc
Sprints.

Variety is the spice of life and may just be one of the key ingredients
to the on-going success of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. While
at times it may not make sense to mix and match divisions or to drift
away from your conventional weekly shows that seem to work, the Thunder
Series did, and continues to present much more than the conventional
weekly racing event.

The Thunder on the Hill Series past champions list is an all star cast
that includes Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe, Lance Dewease,
Billy Pauch, Mark Kinser, Bill Brian Jr. and Bobby Weaver along with
Modified Series Champions Doug Manmiller, Mike Gular and Jeff Strunk.
The sprint car feature winners list showcases names like Steve Kinser,
Keith Kauffman, Jac Haudenschild, Levi Jones, Don Kreitz Jr., Danny
Lasoski, Sammy Swindell, Cris Eash and Kramer Williamson. On the
modified winners list is Brett Hearn, Duane Howard, Jimmy Horton, Billy
Decker, Frank Cozze, Tim McCreadie, Tim Fuller and Craig VonDohren.

The one lap track records at the one-third mile Grandview Speedway were
also established at Thunder events. Jeff Shepard holds the one lap
track record in a 410 sprint car with a time of 11.433 established on
May 21, 2008. In the Big Block Modifieds, Billy Decker holds the quick
lap time of 14.349 set on July 16, 2008. For the past ten years,
COMDIAL Telephone Communications and President Jim Gallagher remain
proud sponsors of the quick time bonus, paying out thousands of dollars
to past fast time winners.

Looking to 2009 and the 20th Anniversary season of Thunder on the Hill,
you'll find the return of the Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series, the USAC
Wingless Sprints National Tour featuring Twin 20's, and the
Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series. The URC Sprints, ARDC Wingless
Midgets, Big Block Modifieds, NASCAR 358 Modifieds and the Rolling
Thunder Legend Cars will be on the various race cards. A first time
ever Thunder presentation at the Grandview Speedway will take place on
Thursday night, August 13 when the World of Outlaws Late Models team up
with the Big Block Modifieds in a block-buster double-header on the
hill. And lets not forget, the Sportsman Modifieds will take part in
their first Thunder Show on Saturday, October 17. It a big season of
fun and excitement, Thunder on the Hill style.

2009 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Sponsored by Lee
Myles Transmissions & Auto Care
Fan Fun Provided by
COMDIAL Telephone Communications
Wednesday, May 20
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Keystone Cup Speed
Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Tuesday, June 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES USAC National Wingless
Sprint Tour (Twin 20's) & ARDC Wingless Midgets
Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Pennsylvania Sprint
Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Wednesday, July 15 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - -TRIPLE CROWN
THUNDER THRILLER - - FAN FUN NIGHT! ! 358 Modifies (full show) URC
Sprints (full show) ARDC Feature Only
Thursday, August 13 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - - TRAFFIC JAM
Twin 50's WoO Late Models & Open Competition Big Block Modifieds
Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6
PM Grandview Thunder 5-25's URC Sprints, 358 Modifieds, ARDC Wingless
Midgets, Rolling Thunder Legends, Sportsman Modifieds & Garden State
Vintage Stock Cars + Monster SMASH DEMO Derby in the dark!

THUNDER ON THE HILL ALL TIME CAREER WIN
WINS DRIVER NAME SPRINTS LAST WIN
11 Billy Pauch (410 Sprints) (1-CRA) (1-SCRA) 8/22/2006
10 Lance Dewease (410 Sprints) 10/18/2003
9 Fred Rahmer (410 Sprints) 7/1/2008
4 Greg Hodnett (410 Sprints) 7/16/2003
4 Keith Kauffman (410 Sprints) 10/20/2001
4 Steve Kinser (WoO) 5/24/2005
2 Mark Bitner (URC Sprints) 8/12/2008
2 Cris Eash (410 Sprints) 8/29/2000
2 Jeff Shepard (410 Sprints) 5/21/2008
2 Steve Smith Sr. (410 Sprints) 6/30/1991
1 Ed Aikin (URC) 10/18/2003
1 Bill Brian Jr. (410 Sprints) & URC 10/15/2005
1 Alan Cole (410 Sprints) 8/23/2005
1 Chris Coyle (URC Sprints) 10/20/2007
1 Jon Eldreth (URC Wingless) 8/20/1996
1 Billy Ellis (URC Wingless) 9/3/1995
1 Doug Emery (URC) 8/11/2002
1 Jac Haudenschild (WoO) 5/30/1995
1 Levi Jones (USAC Wingless Sprints) 6/6/2007
1 Dan Kaszubinski (URC) 5/4/2003
1 Mark Kinser (WoO) 8/5/1996
1 Mike Kirby (CRA) 5/5/1992
1 Rick Koenig (URC Wingless) 9/1/1996
1 Don Kreitz Jr. (410 Sprints) 8/27/1997
1 Danny Lasoski (WoO) 5/23/2007
1 Johnny Mackison (410 Sprints) 6/11/1992
1 Tim Schaffer (410 Sprints) 8/23/1995
1 Donny Schatz (WoO) 5/16/2006
1 Todd Shaffer 410 Sprints 7/3/2007
1 Sammy Swindell (WoO) 5/29/1996
1 Bobby Weaver (410 Sprints) 8/27/1991
1 Kevin Welsh (URC) 5/5/2002
1 Kramer Williamson (URC) 8/28/2001
1 Kyle Purks (URC) 10/18/2008

WINS DRIVER NAME MODIFIEDS LAST WIN
6 Jeff Strunk (Modifieds) 6/14/2005
4 Brett Hearn (Modifieds) 7/18/2007
4 Doug Manmiller (Modifieds) 10/18/2008
3 Craig VonDohren(Modifieds) 8/12/2008
2 Frank Cozze (Modifieds) 8/23/2005
2 Billy Decker (Modifieds) 7/16/2008
2 Jimmy Horton (Modifieds) 7/16/2002
2 Tim McCreadie (Modifieds) 8/18/2004
1 Keith Brightbill (Modifieds) 10/18/2003
1 Tim Fuller (Modifieds) 7/19/2005
1 Kenny Gilmore (Modifieds) 10/15/2005
1 Mike Gular Modifieds) 8/22/2006
1 Kevin Hirthler (Modifieds) 6/18/2005
1 Duane Howard (Modifieds) 7/3/2007
1 Tom Mayberry (Modifieds) 7/18/2001
1 Kyle Purks (URC) 10/18/2008
1 Rick Schaffer (Modifieds) 10/21/2000
1 Glenn Strunk (Modifieds) 7/20/1999
1 Tom Umbenhauer (Modifieds) 10/14/2006

THUNDER ON THE HILL SPRINT SERIES TITLE CHAMPIONS
YEAR DRIVER OWNER
2008 Fred Rahmer Jenn & Chad Clemens
2007 Lucas Wolfe Laura Allenbach
2006 Fred Rahmer Sandy Kline
2005 Fred Rahmer Joe Harz
2004 Fred Rahmer Joe Harz
2003 Greg Hodnett Apple Motorsports
2002 Lance Dewease Al Hamilton
2001 Billy Pauch J & M Motorsports
2000 Lance Dewease Joe Harz
1999 Lance Dewease Joe Harz
1998 Lance Dewease Walt Dyer
1997 Fred Rahmer Al Hamilton
1996 Mark Kinser Karl Kinser
1995 Billy Pauch John Zemaitis
1994 Bill Brian Jr. Bill Brian Sr.
1993 Billy Pauch John Zemaitis
1992 Billy Pauch John Zemaitis
1991 Bobby Weaver John Zemaitis
1990 Billy Pauch Glenn Hyneman

COMDIAL BIG SHOW SERIES CHAMPIONS
YEAR DRIVER OWNER
2008 Doug Manmiller/Rod Breitenstein
2007 Doug Manmiller/Rob Breitenstein
2006 Mike Gular Rudy Gular
2005 Jeff Strunk Chad Sinon
2004 Jeff Strunk Chad Sinon
2003 Greg Hodnett Apple Motorsports
2002 Greg Hodnett Apple Motorsports
2001 Lance Dewease Joe Harz

ONE LAP TRACK RECORD
CLASS DRIVER DISTANCE TIME DATE
410 Sprints Jeff Shepard One Lap 11.433 5/21/2008
Big Block Modifieds Billy Decker One Lap 14.349 7/16/2008

For more information, please visit our Thunder on the Hill website at:
www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

Grandview Speedway is a one-third mile high-banked clay oval and is the
home of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.
* Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route
100 in Bechtelsville, PA (19505) just ten mile north of Pottstown, PA.
* For more information and race day calls, please phone us at
610-754-7688.
* For all Thunder events, there are no reserved seats, however,
tickets may be purchased in advance. Advance ticket holders my enter
the grandstands one-half hour before general admission tickets go on
sale on race night. This allows advance tickets holders to choice
seating.
* Grandview Speedway offers FREE Parking.
* There is a great variety of excellent food that is priced very
reasonably as compared to other sporting events. Be sure to try the
French Fries!
* Children under the age of 5 are admitted FREE to all Thunder on
the Hill events.
* We offer family seating and alcohol free seating areas. (Please
ask at the main entrance for more information)
* Alcohol is allowed to be brought into the facility, however the
maximum is a hand cooler and we're sorry, but no glass containers
please.
* Pits are open to all since a license is not required. The pit
fee is usually priced higher than the grandstand admission. Call or
inquire at the ticket window for more information.
* After the races, fans are invited to enter the pit area Free of
Charge to get a close up look at the cars and drivers. In fact, we
encourage fans to visit the pits where you'll find many of the drivers
looking to meet and greet you as well.
* And don't forget. . . . Grandview Speedway is in operation every
Saturday night from April to October, featuring NASCAR 358 Modifieds and
Late Models, race time is 7:30 PM, but please check the schedule and
website for any changes or updates.
* www.grandviewspeedway.com


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