Grandview Speedway

By Bob Miller

The R.M. Palmer Candy company of West Reading, PA will again take part in the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series season finale set for the Grandview Speedway on Saturday night, October 19.    R.M. Palmer has been crafting seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948 and they plan to share some of their  Halloween treats at the House of Thunder Halloween Party and the  Grandview Thunder 5-25’s features only program at Grandview on Saturday, October 19.    Adults and children as well will be offered Halloween treats as they enter the House of Thunder at the front gate on race night.Grandview Speedway
Gates will screech open at 4 PM with race time set for 6 PM.   This five features program will also include a Monster Smash Demolition Derby to close out the night of racing.   Taking part in the five features format will be the 358 Modifies,  URC Sprints,  ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legend cars, each competing in a 25 lap feature event.   Also on the program will be the Blast from the Past and Garden State Vintage Stock cars.   More then 115 cars are expected to fill the pit area for this wild and popular features only program.
There will be some special treat baskets arranged by our good friends at Garage Talk Live.   With many thanks to the drivers who contributed, there will be 10  basket awards for the best costumes of the night.    There will be three basket awards to the top three Most Original Costume, the Scariest Costume and the Prettiest Costume.  A tenth basket will be awarded to the overall Track Choice.   Get creative, and lets all have fun at the annual House of Thunder Halloween Party on the Hill.   A few other surprises are being planned as well.
And don’t forget, the modified drivers will do some trick or treats of their own with the Trick or Treat Revenge Redraw.    If a driver has a score to settle or a need to get even with a fellow competitor, the Revenge Redraw may just be the time to do it.   The Modifieds will be timed in warm-ups  then at intermission, the top ten drivers will take part in the Trick or Treat Redraw.   How does it work?  It’s this easy.   When the driver draws his number, he will be required to give it to any one of the other nine drivers.    One driver will give away the pole starting position as a treat, while one driver will receive the number 10 and be tricked.  It’s always a lot of fun as the drivers decide a strategy and who they will trick or treat.    Fans just love this very interactive activity that engages the drivers and fans alike.    Of course, the announcer sometimes gets  caught in the middle.
General admission for this event is $25 for adults,  children 6-11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free.  The pit fee will be $30 with any license and $35 without a license.
Entry forms for the Monster Smash Demolition Derby are available on the home page of the Thunder website at:
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.
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  $10 ,  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
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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.