THUNDER SERIES APPROACHES HISTORIC 100TH EVENT IN 2011

Date: 2/6/2011 10:44:03 PM

 
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THUNDER SERIES APPROACHES  HISTORIC 100TH EVENT IN 2011
 
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has been making history for most of its twenty-one years at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA.    In 2011, Thunder on the Hill will reach its' 100th event.
 
From that wildly successful first Thunder Show in August of 1990, when the grandstands were literally overflowing with spectators, the Thunder Series has evolved to be much more then just a stand alone 410 sprint car event.   The risky call to bring the winged 410 sprint cars into stock car county was without a doubt the right decision and as the years went on, Thunder on the Hill offered a diverse variety of divisions  that today are well received by  thousands of race fans.
 
As the race fans keep coming back, so do the sponsors with NAPA Auto Parts returning for the twenty-first season.  Also returning  to have a strong presence at the Thunder Series is VERTICAL Telephone Systems, previously known as COMDIAL.   We also welcome members  of the Thunder Series sponsor roster to include Lee Myles Transmissions and BPG  Racing.    With ninety-seven Thunder Series events in the books and more then $3.2 million dollars paid to the competitors, it's time to take a look at the exciting 2011 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.  
 
The 2011 Thunder Series proudly presents the following events:
 
Wednesday, May 25 the Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series will invade the lightening fast and always tricky Grandview Speedway.   The high speed 410 sprints turn the one-third mile oval in the eleven second bracket.    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".    In other words, if you've never seen  the 410 sprints at Grandview, the Thunder Series opener is the one to see.   The 358 Modifieds with all their stars like Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Doug Manmiller, Kevin Hirthler and Jeff Strunk will be in the field.
 
Always a popular event on the Hill will be the USAC National Wingless Sprint Series, titled the Jesse Hockett Classic, taking place on Tuesday night, May 31.     The wingless 410 sprints offer a thrill a minute and in fact, most fans will tell you that USAC sprint time trials at Grandview are worth the price of admission.   Making this show a double wingless madness event will be the ARDC Wingless Midgets.
 
Thunder on the Hill will reach its'  historic 100th event on Tuesday night, June 28 and in fitting style, the 410 Sprints will headline this show joined by the 358 Modifieds.  Plenty of surprises are planned in what will be a huge celebration.
 
Wednesday night,  August 3rd the Thunder Series will present the fifteenth consecutive Big Block Modified TRAFFIC JAM, this year going 60 laps, paying $5,000 to win and the event will be sanctioned  by the (ROC) Race of Champions.   This ROC on the Hill event will double up with the always exciting sportsman stock cars.   Let's not forget that exciting 2010 TRAFFIC JAM when Craig VonDohren beat the invaders in what could very well be, the best modified race of 2010.
 
The Thunder Series will close out the season with their annual House of Thunder Halloween Party on Saturday, October 15 at 6 PM.     This  always big and sometimes spooky event will be loaded with tricks and treats.  This show salutes the success of Thunder on the Hill presenting its showcase divisions to include the 358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Wingless Midgets, Sportsman and Legend cars  along with the Garden State Vintage Stock Cars and the Monster Smash Demo Derby.  An added attraction will be the Vince's Towing Legend Owners Race.
 
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is a co-promotion between Grandview Speedway track owner Bruce Rogers and special events promoter Bob Miller.
 
 
 
Wednesday, May 25               THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING Series  7:30 PM
                                                     Keystone Cup 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds                                                 
                                                         
Tuesday,  May 31                THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES  7:30 PM
                           USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour  Jesse Hockett Classic  & ARDC Wingless Midgets
 
Tuesday, June 28                                   THUNDER EVENT   #100
                                THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES   7:30 PM
                        Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds                                
 
Wednesday, August 3             THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES     7:30 PM
                        ROC on the Hill  TRAFFIC JAM   60 lap Modifieds & 40 laps Sportsman
 
Saturday, October 15    THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES  Halloween Party        6 PM                                        
358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, 
Sportsman, Legends.  Monster Smash Demo Derby Garden State Vintage Stock Cars
and the Vince's Towing Legend Owners Race    
(Rain Date Sunday  Oct 16    4 PM)
 
Special Road Shows:
 
Thursday, June  2                   New Egypt Speedway   7:30 PM    Gates Open 5 PM
                                USAC National Wingless Sprint Tour & Big Block Modifieds
                                        New Egypt, NJ    www.newegyptspeedway.net
 
Tuesday, July 12                    Lincoln Speedway   7:30 PM     Gates Open  5 PM
                                ROC Big Block Modifieds 60 laps & 358/360 Sprint Challenge  25 laps
                                        Abbottstown, PA  www.lincolnspeedway.com 
 
Coming Events:
 
Event 98
When: Wednesday, May 25  7:30 PM   Gates Open at 5 PM
What:  Keystone Cup 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds
Where:  Grandview Speedway   43  Passmore Road, Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA  19505, ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
Track #:   610-754-7688
Website:
www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or www.grandviewspeedway.com
Meet Ms. Thunder on the Hill  Stephanie Reid,  See JOE the Pizza Dude,  The Round Table Girls. Fan Giveaways and Rhyme Time.   The popular Inside/Out Promotion,  Grandview Thunder Program Book, 22nd  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
* VERTICAL Telephone Systems  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
* Vince's Towing- - Reading, PA
 
 


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