Grandview Speedway
 By Bob Miller
Grandview Speedway
On Sunday, May 25 at Grandview Speedway, the Lucky 7 event jump starts the 25th anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. To kick-off the 2014 version of the successful series co-promoted by Bruce Rogers and Bob Miller, the race card will encompass seven feature events with no qualifying and showcase the racing talents in five divisions. Twin features for the 358 Modifieds and a tandem of main events for the URC Sprint Cars will be staged along with single contests for the ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legend Cars. All of the feature events will be 25-laps in distance.
With a minimum of twenty cars in each division, over one-hundred participants are expected to be on hand.  On Sunday, May 25, gates unlock at 5:00 p.m. with racing starting at 7:30 PM.  In appreciation to the great fans of the Thunder on the Hill series, grandstand general admission for adults will be a fan friendly $20 with children between the ages of 6 and 11 admitted for $10. Admission to the pit area is $30 with a license and $35 without a license.  If necessary, Monday, May 26 has been reserved as the rain date with gates opening at 4:00 PM and a start time of 6:00 PM.  Several additional fan activities are being scheduled and they will be announced shortly.
Following the opener, four additional events are scheduled for the silver anniversary season of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. On Tuesday, June 3, the Amsoil USAC Non-Wing Sprint Cars begin their Eastern Storm tour with a return to Grandview Speedway to compete in the $6000-to-win 40-lap Jesse Hockett Classic. Daron Clayton, the Modern Day Cowboy, will be looking to repeat his 2013 winning effort. The wingless ARDC Midgets round out the program.  Racing gets underway at 7:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, July 1, the Pennsylvania Posse 410 Sprint Cars invade the “Hill” during the annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series and will be joined by the Race of Champions Modifieds. Greg Hodnett is slated to back in action and the four-time Thunder Series Sprint Champion will be looking for another checkered flag. The start time for this race is set for 7:30 p.m.
The 17th Annual Traffic Jam for the Modifieds, sanctioned by the Race of Champions, takes place on Tuesday, July 30. The 410 Sprint Cars complete the two-division card.  Duane Howard won the 2013 contest and will be looking to secure his second Traffic Jam victory on this night. The first green flag waves at 7:30 p.m.
To close out the 25th Anniversary season, the House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s is set for Saturday, October 18. Five 25-lap feature events are on tap along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars and a Monster Smash Demolition Derby. This spectacular event gets cranked up at 6:00 p.m.  A rain date of Sunday, October 19 has been established for this race and will carry a start time of 4:00 p.m.
Once again, NAPA Auto Parts will be returning as the Thunder on the Hill Series Sponsor and will be joined by GALCO Business Communications and Lee Myles Transmission to celebrate the 25th Anniversary season
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. In the twenty-four previous seasons of Thunder on the Hill, one-hundred and nine events were presented paying out in excess of $3,658,950 in prize money.
Grandview Speedway is located on Passmore Road just off Route 100 in Bechtelsville, PA, just ten mile north of Pottstown, PA    Additional information on Grandview Speedway is available by calling 610-754-7688.  The successful Berks County speedway is operated by Bruce Rogers and family.
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2014 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
Presented by:  Pioneer Pole Buildings &  GALCO Business Communications
Grandview Speedway
Route 100
Ten mile north of Pottstown, PA
GPS Users:  43 Passmore Road  Bechtelsville, PA  19505
Speedway Phone:   610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Information:   443 513 4456
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Thunder on the Hill fans are encouraged to engage on social media platforms using the hashtag #TOTHRacing before, after and during racing events.  #TOTHRacing content will be promoted across the Thunder on the Hill official social media platforms on Facebook:, Twitter: @TOTHRacing and Instagram: @TOTHRacing.
2014 Thunder Series Race Dates:
Sunday, May 25    7:30 PM       Lucky 7 Grandview Thunder 7-25 lap features in one night.  2-358 Modified 2 URC Sprint, Plus ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends.  Rain Date Monday, May 26   6 PM
Tuesday, June 3    7:30 PM      Jesse Hockett Classic USAC National Non-Wing Sprint Tour & ARDC Midgets
Tuesday, July 1     7:30 PM     410 Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series Plus ROC Modifieds
Tuesday, July 29   7:30 PM      17th Annual Traffic JAM ROC Modifieds & 410 Sprints
Saturday, Oct 18       6 PM     House of Thunder Halloween Party- – Features Only  Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends, Monster Smash Demo Derby, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars.   Rain Date:  Sunday, October 19   4 PM
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 52nd  Anniversary season in 2014.   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.