By Bob Miller
From the USAC Thunder Thriller on June 5 to the July 30 410 Sprint & ROC Modified Showdown, the 2013 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has presented racing events that are second to none, and we still have one more show before our season closes. The Thunder Series season finale is set for Saturday night, October 19 at the Grandview Speedway and will present the traditional House of Thunder Halloween Party and the Grandview Thunder 5-25’s. It’s a busy night of features only to include the 358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Wingless Midgets, Sportsman and Legends cars each racing in a 25 lap feature event. Also on the program will be the Blast from the Past & Garden State Vintage Cars, the Vince’s Towing Owners Race and the always popular Monster Smash Demolition Derby.
Gates will open at 4 PM with the first of five 25 lap features taking the green flag at 6 PM. The Legend’s will be the first feature of the night followed by ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, 358 Modifieds with the URC Sprints being the night-cap feature event. The Monster Smash Demolition will close out the full night of racing.
This event is an invite only so expect to see the top drivers from each division with more the one-hundred and fifteen cars expected to fill the pit area. For the URC Sprints, this event will be a point race with the season long championship title being decided at Grandview Speedway.
General admission for this event is $25 for adults, children 6-11 $5 and children five and under will be admitted for free. The pit fee will be $30 with any license and $35 without a license.
The October 19 House of Thunder Halloween Party will mark the 109th event of the twenty-four year old Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. Plans are already in the making for a huge 2014 Thunder Celebration as Thunder on the Hill reaches its’ twenty-fifth year. We’re collecting the “greatest moments” of the past twenty-four years of Thunder and we’re asking you to submit your fondest memory. What is that one race, event or moment in Thunder Series history that stands out for you? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include your name, address and phone number. Some great prizes will be distributed as we plant a 25 year history video and plan a t-shirt design for this great celebration.
Saturday, October 19 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6 PM
358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends. Monster Smash Demo Derby Blast from the Past Vintage Car Club/Garden State Vintage Cars & Vince’s
Towing Owners Race
Saturday, October 19 6 PM Gates Open 4 PM
Grandview Thunder 5-25’s House of Thunder Halloween Party
Grandview Speedway Route 100 Bechtelsville, PA 10 mile north of Pottstown, Bechtelsville, PA
For GPS Users: 43 Passmore Road Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Adult General Admission $25, Children 6-11 $5 , Children 5 and under Free Pit Fee $30 with any license/$35 without a license
TRACK PHONE: 610 754 7688
ADDITIONAL Thunder on the Hill INFORMATION: 443 513 4456 Bob Miller
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 51st Anniversary season in 2013. 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 house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.