Date: 7/9/2009 11:46:08 PM


Thunder on the Hill Continues 20th Anniversary Celebration. . . . . . .

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presented by Lee Myles Auto Repairs will continue  their twentieth season Anniversary celebration  on Wednesday night, July 15 at the Grandview Speedway.   On the program will be the Triple Crown Thunder Thriller, a three division racing program that will showcase the 358 Modifieds, URC Sprints and the ARDC Wingless Midgets.   The 358 Modifieds and URC will compete in a series of qualifying events leading up to their 25 lap feature.  For the ARDC Wingless midgets,  their top twenty-six drivers will go to battle in their 25 lap main event.  

Fast Fred Rahmer of Salfordsville, PA is an expected entry for the URC Sprint portion of the show on Wednesday.   Rahmer, a nine time Thunder Series feature winner and a five time Thunder on the Hill sprint champion will be driving the powerful  Elmer Stoltzfus #00.   Rahmer  drove this car in the Rislone URC Sprint Nationals at Williams Grove on June 26  and delivered a solid fourth  place finish.  

Rahmer will have his work cut out for him, especially with URC's  "top guns" that include the Jersey Jet JJ Grasso, Trevor Lewis, Davey Sammons, Curt Michael and Chris Coyle.   Heats, a "B" Main and the 25 lap feature will be URC portion of the show.

The always popular 358 Modifieds will also be on the program with a series of heats, a consolation and a  25 lap feature.   Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, MeMe Desantis, Kevin Hirthler, Billy Pauch Jr. and Rick Laubach are the top six drivers in the modified series point chase for the Thunder title.

Always a popular attraction, the ARDC Wingless midgets will be on the program with a twenty-six car field taking the green flag in their 25 lap feature.   
Steve Buckwalter,  Frank Polimeda,   Brett Arndt,  Eric Heydenreich, Drew Heistand, Tracy Readinger, Nick Wean,   Zack Martini,  Stephanie Stevens are just some of the drivers expected to battle for their stand on the Thunder Series  podium.

The Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will also salute the Living Legends of the Hill with many popular drivers from  ARDC, URC and the 358 modifieds past.  If you are a former driver or owner at Grandview, that  competing in the Modifieds, URC Sprints or 358 Modifieds, please call us at 443-513-4456.

The staff of Thunder on the Hill is pleased  to announce that the admission prices for the Wednesday, July 15 Triple Crown Thunder Thriller  will be an affordable  $20 for adults, $5 Children 6-11 and kids under the age of 6 will be admitted FREE.    If you are interested in going in the pits, the pit fee is $25 and a license is not required.

On Wednesday night, July 15, the gates will open at 5:30 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Come out early and meet the Living Legends and take part in the Inside/Out Promotion, where you can watch warm-ups from the infield.  It is free, just sign up at the will call window.

NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
When: Wednesday night, July 15
7:30 PM   Gates open at 5:30 PM
What:   Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 20th Anniversary Season Continues!
Where: Grandview Speedway   Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA  19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
Track Facts: Free Parking,  Great Food at Reasonable Prices, Family Seating Section, All seats un-reserved, Directions, lodging and camp sites listed on our websites.
Admission: $20  Adults, $5 Children 6-11, Children under 6 Free
Pit Fee:   $25, license is not required
Track #:  610-754-7688
Website:  or

Special Happenings:  Salute to Living Legends of URC, Modifieds & ARDC.
Meet Ms. Thunder on the Hill  Skye  Michael,  See JOE the Pizza Dude sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts, The Round Table Girls.   Try the Inside/Out Promotion, Fan Giveaways, Fans  Rhyme Time Competition, Grandview Thunder Program Book,  Beach Ball Bounce, Rhyme Time Competition,  20th Anniversary Thunder on the Hill Racing Series t-shirts, Fireworks on feature parade lap, Fans invited to take part in the joyous victory lane ceremonies and meet the drivers in the pit area following the races.

Wednesday, July 15  Order of Events:
5:30     Gates Open
6:45      URC Sprint Warm-up
            Modified Warm-ups

7:30 PM National Anthem

URC Heats 10 laps
Modified Heats 10 laps
ARDC Wingless Midget Warm-ups
URC  "B" Main  12 laps
Modified Consi  10 laps

Triple Crown Thunder Thriller
ARDC Wingless Midget Feature 25 laps
URC  Sprint Feature 25 laps
358 Modified Feature 25 laps

2009 Thunder on the Hill Series Schedule of Events
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   Checkered Flag Fan Club Night
Thursday, August 13 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - - TRAFFIC JAM - -  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!

Thunder Sponsors:
* NAPA Auto Parts- - - Long time Thunder on the Hill Racing Series sponsor  will again have their banners and flag waving high above the Grandview Speedway podium.  
* Lee Myles Transmissions  & Auto Care at three locations in Berks County.   Fern Street Reading, Perkiomen Ave 422 Birdsboro and North 5th Street Highway Reading.  Other locations in Allentown, Easton, Mt. Pocono and York, PA
* COMDIAL Telephone Communications will return once again to add some fan fun for all the Thunder fans.
* BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports- - Making Thunder bigger for all
* Fairgrounds Square Mall- - Reading, PA- - Fan Giveaway fun!
* Ronie's Exeter Café- - Reading, PA

Return-to-Thunder On The Hill Racing Series News and Results