|Date: 5/23/2010 10:50:52 PM|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- - -THANK YOU
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THE REAL DEAL, 410 SPRINTS RETURN TO GRANDVIEW ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR THUNDER SERIES OPENER
Always a top attraction at the one third mile high banked Grandview Speedway, the 410 sprints will be returning on Wednesday night, May 26 to officially open the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, celebrating its' twenty-first season. The 410 sprints have been a standing tradition on the "hill" as this event will mark the kickoff of the Keystone Cup Sprint Speed Week Series. Six races at six tracks and it all gets underway at the Grandview Speedway.
Time trials, Qualifying events and a $5,000 to win 35 lap feature will make up the sprint car portion of the show as the sportsman make their first Thunder appearance, competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to a 20 lap feature. The sportsman event is open to all competitors and will follow the Big Diamond Sportsman rules.
Lance Dewease will be a favorite in the field on Saturday night. Dewease has ten feature wins to his credit, but his last Grandview victory came way back in October of 2003. Fast Freddie Rahmer will also be in the hunt. Rahmer is a nine time Grandview Thunder feature winner with his last victory taking place in July of 2008. Other entries include defending Series Champion Greg Hodnett, Brian Montieth, Doug Esh, Darryn Pittman and Justin Henderson.
The entire field will be gunning at a new track record. The current fast time is held by Jeff Shepard with a fast time of 11.433, established on May 21, 2008.
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event on Wednesday night, May 26 will begin at 7:30 PM. Gates will open at 5 PM with warm-ups getting underway at 7 PM. Adult general admission is $20, Children 6-11 $5 and under six will be admitted for free. The pit fee on May 26 will be $25 and a license is not necessary.
Fans are encourage to arrive early and enjoy the pre-race activities that will gain include the Inside/Out Promotion. Fans may register at the Will Call Window to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. This view offers a new perspective of watching the 410 sprints work the one-third mile Grandview Speedway. Don't be surprised as you feel the ground shake under your feet when the green flag falls.
Advance tickets are now on sale for the May 26 event by calling 443-513-4456, or, they can be purchased at Grandview Speedway on Saturday night.
When: Wednesday night, May 26 7:30 PM Gates open at 5:00 PM
What: Thunder on the Hill Racing Series 21st Anniversary Season Opener Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series- - Time Trials, Qualifying, 35 lap Sprint feature $5,000 to win 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: See the Sportsman Young Guns, 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.
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