21st THUNDER SERIES TO OPEN WEDNESDAY, MAY 26. . . . . . .

Date: 4/24/2010 12:10:18 PM

 
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CONTACT:  BOB MILLER  443-513-4456

21st THUNDER SERIES TO OPEN WEDNESDAY, MAY 26. . . . . . .
ADULT ADMISSION PRICE HOLDS AT $20 FOR KEYSTONE CUP 410 SPRINT SERIES PLUS  SPORTSMAN AT GRANDVIEW SPEEDWAY


The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will do its' very best to keep racing affordable in 2010.   The 21st season of Thunder on the Hill will open on Wednesday night, May 26 with the Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Speed Week Series.  Joining the powerful 410 sprints  will be the first ever Thunder Series visit by the Sportsman.  Adult General Admission for this event will be $20, with children 6-11 just $5.  Children under the age of 6 will be admitted free.   The 410 sprints at Grandview always thrill the crowd as they turn the high-banked one-third mile in the eleven second bracket.

The one lap track record is held by Jeff Shepard with a time of 11.433 set on May 21, 2008.   So how does that compare to other divisions?  The Big Block Modified one lap track record is 14.349 as the World of Outlaws Late Models get around the "hill" with a fast time of 15.117.   World of Outlaw sprint car driver Joey Saldana said it best, "Driving a 410 sprint car at Grandview is like flying a jet fighter plane in a high school gymnasium".    Racing at Grandview Speedway is thrilling on any given night, but there's something  very special about the 410 sprint shows.  Most times, they are just amazing!

Defending Thunder Series Sprint Champion Greg Hodnett will lead the PA Posse to Grandview on Wednesday night, May 26.   Hodnett is a four time feature winner at Grandview and 2009 marked his first Thunder Series Title.   He'll have plenty of competition to include ten time Thunder winner Lance DeWease and nine time feature winner Fast Freddie Rahmer along with Daryn Pittman, Doug Esh, Justin Henderson, Mark Smith, Chad Layton,  Brian Montieth,  Brian Leppo and Alan Krimes  just to name a few.   Time trials and qualifying events will lead up to the 35 lap feature paying $5,000 to the winner of the opening event of the Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series.

For years, the sportsman drivers have been asking to be part of the Thunder Series, and they'll have four races in 2010.   Qualifying events will determine the starting field in their 20 lap feature on Wednesday night, May 26.   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.

The always popular USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour will head East in June and the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and Grandview Speedway will host the opener on Tuesday night, June 1.   The USAC wingless sprints and the ARDC wingless midgets will be the double header racing program.    Thunder Series Promoters Bruce Rogers and Bob Miller have worked out an arrangement with management of the New Egypt Speedway to bring the wingless sprints to New Jersey on Thursday night, June 3.  The USAC wingless sprints and the Big Block Modifieds will be the two division race card on an expected very wild night of racing.   For USAC, this will mark their first visit to New Jersey in twenty-seven years.

More Facts:
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  40 laps   & 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 40 laps  & BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS 30 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
                        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)


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