410 SPRINTS TO PROVIDE PLENTY OF THUNDER WHEN SERIES OPENS AT GRANDVIEW WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

Date: 4/15/2010 7:32:13 PM


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU
CONTACT:  BOB MILLER   443-513-4456

410 SPRINTS TO PROVIDE PLENTY OF THUNDER WHEN SERIES OPENS AT GRANDVIEW WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

The 21st season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will officially open on Wednesday night, May 26 with the Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series, all taking place at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.

The always exciting 410 sprints really know how to churn the one-third mile high banked oval and the one lap track record is 11.433, held by Jeff Shepard.      The 410 sprints will complete in time trials and a series of qualifying events  all leading up to the 35 lap, $5,000 to win feature event.   Also on the program will be the first time visit by the sportsman to the Thunder Series.   The sportsman will complete in a series of qualifying events and a 20 lap feature.   The grandstand gates will open at 5:30 PM with racing taking the first green flag at 7:30 PM   Adult admission prices will remain the same as prior years for this event, $20 for adults and $5 for children 6-11.  Children under the age of 6 will be admitted for free.

The 410 sprints always offer a field of talented drivers to include defending Thunder Series Champion Greg Hodnett and four time winner at Grandview.  Other expected entries include ten time Thunder Series winner Lance Dewease, nine time winner Fast Freddie Rahmer, Mark Smith, Darryn Pittman, Doug Esh, Chad Layton, Brian Leppo, Justin Henderson, Aaron Ott and Pat Cooper just to name a few.

For the sportsman stock cars,  expected entries include Craig Whitmoyer, Darryl Dissinger, Kevin Beach, Brad Grim, Brad Brightbill  Kevin Smith, Clay Butler and Jerrold Umbenhauer.

This event will mark the ninety-second Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event.  The first Thunder Show was presented in August of 1990, showcasing the 410 sprints in a event won by Stevie Smith of Hanover, PA .   Since that time, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has evolved into more then just a series of mid-week 410 sprint car events.  An ever-changing line-up of special events has been the major thrust of growth and recognition of this very popular racing series.

The Thunder Series promotional team of Grandview track owner Bruce Rogers and local publicist Bob Miller have reached out in 2010 with a new venture.  Working with track management at the New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ,  Miller and Rogers will promote a USAC Wingless Sprint and Big Block Modified double-header at the New Egypt Speedway on Thursday night, June 3.  Race time is set for 7:30 PM and more information on this event will be released shortly.

THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES:
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  - - Heat Race  Qualifying, 20 lap feature
Where: Grandview Speedway   43  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: 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.
*R.M. Palmer Candy Company, Reading, PA
* 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
                        Checkered Flag Fan Club Night

Thursday, June 3                NEW EGYPT SPEEDWAY
                        USAC NATIONAL WINGLESS SPRINT TOUR
                                   & BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS


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
                        NAPA Auto Parts Night

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)


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