NAPA AUTO PARTS, COMDIAL TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS & LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS RETURN TO THUNDER ON THE HILL, 21st SEASON SET TO OPEN WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

Date: 3/19/2010 9:38:26 PM

 
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CONTACT:  BOB MILLER  443-513-4456

NAPA AUTO PARTS, COMDIAL TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS &  LEE MYLES TRANSMISSIONS RETURN TO THUNDER ON THE HILL, 21st SEASON SET TO OPEN WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

Since August of 1990, a total of ninety-one racing events were presented under the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series banner.  From the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars to DIRTcar Modifieds, plus the USAC Sprints, ARDC Wingless Midgets, NASCAR Modifieds, 410 Sprints and the URC Sprint Cars are just some of the different divisions that make the Thunder Series so wildly popular.  One thing you should not expect at a Thunder Show, is more of the same.    When the seven Thunder events kickoff 2010, look for the return of their key sponsors, NAPA Auto Parts, COMDIAL Telephone Communications  and Lee Myles Transmissions & Car Care, and they'll all be present on Wednesday night, May 26 with the return of the Keystone Cup Speed Week 410 Sprint Series joined by the Sportsman Stock Cars.   Gates will open at 5:30 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

The 410 Sprints remain the "jewel" division of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, and why not?   After all, it was the 410 Sprints the opened the Thunder Series in that sensational first outing in August of 1990, when Stevie Smith rallied home the winner with a capacity crowd on hand.    The opener will showcase the 410 sprints in time trials, qualifying events and a $5,000 to win 35 lap feature event.

Popular sprint car driver Joey Saldana just might have said it best.   "Driving a 410 sprint car at Grandview is like flying a jet fighter plane in a high school gymnasium".

The Sportsman Stock Cars will be on the  Wednesday, May 26 program and participation is open to all competitors.  Heat races, a consolation and a 20 lap feature will make up the Sportsman portion of the program.

Admission prices for this event will remain the same as prior years.  Adult general admission will be $20, Children from 6-11 will be $5 and children under the age of six will be admitted for free.  If you are planning to go into the pits, the pit fee is $25 and a pit license in not required.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is all about fun and excitement.  For the race fans, be sure to sign-up for the Inside/Out Promotion, where race fans can watch warm-ups inside the fourth turn.  If you've never done it, you owe it to yourself to feel the ground rumble when the 410 sprints take the green flag.

The always fun Rhyme Time will return, asking fans to write a rhyme about a favorite or, not so favorite driver.  The track announcer will read your rhyme and based on the applause of the crowd, prizes will be awarded to the winner.

Other fun things include the Beach Ball Bounce, JOE the Pizza Dude, the live singing of the national anthem, fireworks on the feature parade lap and the always joyous victory lane celebration that is complimented with champagne spraying and confetti flying.  After the drop of the checker flag,  fans are invited to go in the pit area and meet your favorite drivers and get an up close look at the race cars.

Grandview speedway offers free parking, great food at reasonable prices, a great view from every seat in the house, an event program book, Thunder on the Hill race wear

The Next Thunder Event:
When: Wednesday night, May 26  7:30 PM   Gates open at 5:30 PM
What:   Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 21st  Anniversary Season Opener Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series- - Time Trials, Qualifying, 35 lap Sprint feature plus. . . Sportsman Stock Cars - - Heat Qualifying, 20 lap feature (open to all Sportsman- -Car Specs to be Announced Shortly)
Where: Grandview Speedway   Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA  19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA (19505)
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: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Special Happenings:  Meet Ms. Thunder on the Hill  Cassi Pinder,  See JOE the Pizza Dude,  The Round Table Girls. Fan Giveaways and Rhyme Time.   The popular Inside/Out Promotion,  Grandview Thunder Program Book, 21st 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.

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 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!


      2010 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Wednesday, May 26       THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
                        Keystone Cup Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & Sportsman

Tuesday,  June 1                THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
                        USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour  & ARDC Wingless Midgets
                        ARDC Non-Winner's Race  12 laps

Tuesday, June 15                THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
                        Super DIRT Series TRAFFIC JAM 100 Plus Sportsman Invitational
                        & Garden State Vintage Stock Cars

Tuesday, June 29                  THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
                        Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds

Wednesday,  July 14               THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
                        ROC on the Hill Race of Champions Modifieds 60 Laps  & Sportsman 40 Laps

Wednesday,  August  18      THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES
                        World of Outlaws Late Models & 358 Modifieds

Saturday, October 16              THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES  Halloween Party   6 PM
                        Grandview Thunder 5-25's  358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets,  Sportsman, Legends.  Monster Smash Demo Derby Garden State Old Timers                                                                (Rain Date Sunday 4 PM)



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