USAC EASTERN STORM SWING TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW, TUESDAY, JUNE 1, PA POSSE DRIVER ADDED TO ENTRY LIST

Date: 5/27/2010 6:02:57 PM

 
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USAC EASTERN STORM SWING TO OPEN AT GRANDVIEW, TUESDAY, JUNE 1, PA POSSE DRIVER ADDED TO ENTRY LIST


Four nights of exciting, wheel banging, wall bumping and slide jobs, USAC  wingless sprint car style,  will open at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 1 when the USAC Eastern Storm Racer's Challenge heads east.  Grandview Speedway will open the series followed by Lincoln on Wednesday night, June 2, New Egypt Speedway on Thursday night, June 3 and the Big Diamond Raceway on Friday night, June 4.    PA Posse driver Johnny Mackison of York, PA will be an entry in the $6,000 to win USAC wingless sprint car feature at Grandview.

Mackison was a Thunder on the Hill feature winner back in June of 1992, racing that night with a top wing.  On Tuesday night, June 1,  the wing will come off and Mackison is excited about the change.   "I love wingless sprint cars, where motor has little to do with your success, it's all up to the driver", commented Mackison.

The Eastern Storm Racer's Challenge presented by RS, EH&D and DHA with Sherwin Williams will make their fourth visit to Grandview.  Levi Jones was the feature winner in 2007 as Jesse Hockett won the twin features in 2009.

The Tuesday, June 1 event at the Grandview Speedway will be race #93 of the wildly popular NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, promoted by track owner Bruce Rogers and special events promoter Bob Miller.    The USAC Wingless Sprints will take part in time trials, a series of qualifying events all leading up to the 40 lap "Elbows UP" feature event.  Also on the program, just to give you a full dose of wingless racing, will be the exciting ARDC Wingless Midgets.   A series of qualifying events will lead up to their 25 lap feature event.

Current AMSOIL National Sprint Tour point leader Damion Gardner of Concord, CA will lead all competitors to the "hill"  for this "wild and wooly" event.   Other expected entries include Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, AZ,  Levi Jones of Olney, IL, Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, IN,  Tracy Hines New Castle, IN,  Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA,  Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN, Shane Cottle, Kokomo, IN, Ricky Williams, Canton, OH and Brady Short of Bedford, IN.    Local URC feature winners Josh Weller and Mark Bitner are signed up for Grandview as well as URC racer Jonathan Swanson.

One of the biggest events in New Egypt Speedway history will take place on Thursday night, June 3rd  when the National touring  USAC Wingless Sprints  invade this popular three-eighth mile, for their first return visit to the state of New Jersey in 32 years.  The USAC wingless sprints are known around the country for their "bring you to the edge of your seat" three wide racing excitement.

Without the top wing that is sported today by most sprint cars, the wingless sprints allow race fans a clear view of the driver as they fight the wheel in fierce competition.  The USAC wingless sprints, also known for their "slide jobs", a racing slang descriptor of an on the track pass. . . . . .  with just a touch of attitude.     If you've never seen wingless sprint car racing, you don't know what you're missing.

Along with the  USAC wingless sprints,  the powerful New Egypt Big Block Modifieds will join this gate-buster Double Header on Thursday night, June 3rd.    Both divisions will compete in a series of qualifying events all leading up to the $6,000 to win 40 lap USAC wingless sprint feature and a $3,000 to win Big Block Modified 30 lap main event.  This event is a joint promotion between New Egypt Speedway, Special events Promoter Bob Miller and Grandview Speedway owner Bruce Rogers.


Coming Events:
When: Tuesday night, June 1    7:30 PM   Gates open at 5:00 PM
Where:  Grandview Speedway   43  Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA  19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
 What:   USAC Wingless Sprints "Eastern Storm Racers Challenge"  $6,000 to Win. . . . Plus ARDC Wingless Midgets
Admission: $25 Adults, $10 Children 6-11, Children under 6 Free
Pit Fee:   $30, license is not required
Track #:   610-754-7688
Website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Special Attraction at Grandview:     Round of Wedge Productions is proud to present local guitarist, Greg Ort, in concert on Tuesday June 1st at the Grandview Speedway, beginning his performance at 5 PM.    Greg will also perform the National Anthem at the start of the evening's event.
Guitarist Greg Ort "Goes to Eleven" in the hard rock/heavy metal world.  He brings rock guitar back to its roots by way of modern technique.  In a computer generated world, Greg gives recorded and live music the soul that it truly takes to draw the listener in. Drawing from influences such as Ted Nugent, Steve Vai, Greg Howe and Paul Gilbert (think '80's shred kings) to Blues masters like Albert Collins, Albert King, and Johnny Winter. His live sets include songs from rock to blues to country along with his own powerhouse originals, all set in a classic "Power Trio" rock format. One fan said "He's a natural".
Greg's played many area bars, clubs and music halls including BB King's Blues Club in New York City, L'Amours in Brooklyn, The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and Crocodile Rock in Allentown, PA.

                              AND
When: Thursday night, June 3    7:30 PM   Gates open at 5:00 PM
Where:  New Egypt Speedway    720 Route 539  New Egypt, NJ  08533 (GPS Friendly address 702 Pinehurst Road)
What:   USAC Wingless Sprints "Eastern Storm Racers Challenge"  $6,000 To Win. . . . Plus BIG Block Modifieds  $3,000 To Win!
Admission: $30  Adults, $10 Children 6-11, Children under 6 Free
Pit Fee:   $35, license is not required
Track #:   609-578-1900
Website: www.newegyptspeedway.net or www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.

Special Happenings:  Meet the Specialty Bethel, PA and Joe Adams Lettering  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.


2010 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule
Tuesday,  June 1                THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - Grandview Speedway
                        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- - -Grandview Speedway
                        Super DIRT Series TRAFFIC JAM 100. . It's ROAD RAGE, WITH  800 HP BIG BLOCK WEAPONS Plus Sportsman Invitational & Garden State Vintage Stock Cars

Tuesday, June 29                THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - - -Grandview Speedway
                        Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
                        NAPA Auto Parts Night

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

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

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


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