(October 7, 2016) – The Pauch name is
synonymous with Pennsylvania-New Jersey region dirt track racing, so it’s no
surprise that when Grandview Speedway lights up with Big-Block vs. Small-Block
Modified racing on Saturday, October 15 that both Billy Pauch Sr. and Billy
Pauch Jr. will be among the entrants.
For the first time
in nearly a month the Berks County dirt track will see action as NAPA Auto Parts
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents ‘Mods at the Madhouse’ a three
division racing program highlighted by a 40 lap, $5,000 to win Big-Block vs.
Small-Block Modified ‘spooktacular’ that also includes the Sportsman and TSRS
Sprint Car Series -- all with a fun Halloween Party theme. This season finale
event is presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.
While known in
racing circles as ‘The Kid,’ Billy Pauch Sr. is no slouch at Grandview
Speedway. With 11 Thunder on the Hill Sprint Car victories and 22 Modified
victories – including six prestigious Freedom 76 wins – Billy Pauch Sr. has
proven he’s one of the toughest on the 1/3-mile. Pauch enters the Mods at the
Madhouse event aboard the K&A Excavating No. 1
Billy Pauch Jr. follows right in his father’s footsteps, the younger Pauch has
amassed an astounding win list during his racing career that includes victories
at Grandview Speedway, New Egypt Speedway, Action Track USA and Big Diamond
Both Pauch Sr. and
Pauch Jr. will compete against each other in the Mods at the Madhouse 40-lapper,
where the Big-Block Modifieds compete together with the Small-Block Modifieds in
a main event that includes a $1,000 tenth place prize and $500 to start.
Drivers are encouraged to pre-register for this event and there is NO ENTRY FEE
A special rule package has been created for this event that
allows participation from all area Modified competitors, including Big and Small
Block engines and both American Racer and Hoosier Tires. However, no open small
block motors will be permitted. For further rule information visit www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
to pre-register can do so by calling 443-513-4456. Teams should
leave their name, contact phone number, car number and division. Pre-entered
competitors will compete for a $5,000 top prize and $500 to start –
non-pre-entered drivers will compete for a $4,000 top prize and $400 to
Joining the mighty modifieds on Saturday,
October 15 is the popular
Sportsman division. A regional favorite at a variety of speedways, many
invading Sportsman drivers are scheduled to compete in the 25-lap feature event
offering a $1,300 top prize. The TSRS Sprint Car Series joins the action with a
25-lap feature event and the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars round out the
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the
Hill Racing Series Halloween Party events have been a staple of the Grandview
Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will again include the Costume Parade.
Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for
special Halloween treats.
Fans interested in early admission can
take part in our Advance Ticket Reserve. Advanced tickets are available by
calling 443-513-4456, where you can leave a message with your name, contact
number, and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and
picked-up at the Grandview Speedway Will Call window on race night after 3:00 PM.
Advanced ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30
PM a full half-hour before
General Admission tickets go on sale.
General Admission ticket
pricing for Saturday, October 15 is $25 for adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and
Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Area admission is $35 and a license is not
For Saturday, October 15 the Pit gates open at 2:00 PM, Advanced ticket holders can enter at 3:30 PM,
General Admission gates open at 4:00
PM and the first Green flag flies
at 6:00 PM.
Celebrating the 27th
season of racing action, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the
Hill Racing Series always includes fun for the fans with activities such as:
Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can sign-up to watch
hot laps from the infield, the Low Down & Dirty Radio Show pre-race Meet
& Greet, JOE “THE PIZZA DUDE”, giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by
the Thunder Girls. Jim Gallagher and GALCO Communications
always take part in offering some special fun for the race
NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the
Hill as the Series title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak
& Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone:
Series Website: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
About Thunder on the
Hill Racing Series
The brainchild of Grandview Speedway owner Bruce
Rogers, special events promoter Bob Miller and local driving star Dave Kelly,
the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series celebrates 27 years
of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 123
events over $4.2 million dollars has been divided up among the area's fastest
racers. What started as a single 410 Sprint Car event in 1990 has blossomed to
feature a variety of racing action including 358 Modifieds, USAC Wingless
Sprints, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends
Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval,
celebrating their 54th Anniversary season in 2016. The facility offers free
parking, quality food at reasonable prices (be sure to try the french fries), a
program book, Grandview Speedway and Thunder on the
Hill race wear and great viewing from every seat in the