From Bob Miller
Bechtelsville, PA — (January 2, 2015) — For the twenty-sixth season, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will return to the Grandview Speedway with six exciting events presented by NAPA Auto Parts. Some one-hundred and fourteen Thunder on the Hill events were presented since Steve Smith and the Black Bandit #19 parked in victory lane at the very first Thunder Series event in August of 1990. Thunder on the Hill is a co-promotion between Grandview Speedway Owner Bruce Rogers and Special events organizer Bob Miller.
The Thunder Series has distributed in excess of $3.8 million dollars in payouts to the various divisions over the years. Thunder on the Hill has offered unique specialty events to include the 410 Sprints, USAC Sprints, WoO Late Models, CRA Non-Wing Sprints, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, DIRTcar Modifieds, ROC Modifieds, WoO Sprints, 358 Sprints, 358 Modifieds, Late Models, URC Sprints, SCRA Sprints, 600 Sprints, Legends and even the Monster Smash Demolition Derby. The Thunder shows are also unique with event names, fireworks on the parade lap, the Inside/Out Promotion, Joe the Pizza Dude, Pre-race Pit Tours, Race Team Meet & Greets at the front gate, the Grill on the Hill Hot Dog Giveaway in 2014, the annual Quarter Midget Fan Fest and for those who remember when we did the “guest announcer” for a night, offering a fan from the stands an opportunity to call a heat race.
It really is all about the race fans and in 2015, Jay Dugan will return to manage the Thunder on the Hill social media. Jay’s goal is to keep fans informed and engaged in all the happenings of Thunder on the Hill and this includes race night at the track as well as mid-week and during the off season.
In 2015, the Thunder Series will open with the very popular Grandview Thunder 5-25’s, a features only program that will showcase the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints & Legends on Sunday night, May 24.
On Tuesday night, June 2 the 9th Annual EASTERN Storm will open at Grandview Speedway with the USAC Non-Wing Sprints & ARDC Non-Wing Midgets taking part in the Annual Jesse Hockett Classic. This “rub rails and rooster tails” show is always a crowd pleasing event as the USAC stars are not afraid of the Grandview Speedway outside wall.
The third Thunder event will showcase the return of the DIRTCar Modifieds joined by a complete show of the Grandview 358 Modifieds making up the 18th Annual Traffic Jam on Tuesday night, June 16. This is a first time ever presentation of these two premier divisions coming together on the “hill”. The DIRTCar Modifies will battle 60 laps for $6,000 to win as the 358 Modified chase a $3,000 payday in a 30 lap feature. It’s a Double Down for Modifieds Night with an added $1,000 Bonus from Pioneer Pole Buildings for any driver who can Double Down and with both features.
Always a popular event is the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series when the 410 Sprints and the ROC Modifieds team up on Tuesday night, June 30.
For the first time ever, the Renegade 410 Sprints will make a stop “on the hill” at the Grandview Speedway joined by the 358 Modifieds on Tuesday night, July 28.
The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will close out 2015 with the Annual House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s on Saturday night, October 17. The features only program will include the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints and Legend Cars along with the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars. This event will start at 6 PM.
2015 Schedule presented by: NAPA Auto Parts, Window World, Pioneer Pole Buildings, GALCO Business Communications
Sunday, May 24 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
5-25’s 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, ARDC Midgets, TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends
Tuesday, June 2 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- -Jesse Hockett Classic 7:30 PM
USAC NATIONAL WINGLESS SPRINT TOUR & ARDC
Tuesday, June 16 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
SUPER DIRTCAR SERIES MODIFIEDS 18th Annual TRAFFIC JAM & Double Down for Modifieds (Pioneer Pole Buildings)
Big Block Modifieds 60 laps, 358 Modifieds 30 laps *NASCAR Point Race
Tuesday, June 30 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & ROC Modifieds
Tuesday, July 28 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES 7:30 PM
Renegade 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds*NASCAR Point Race
Saturday, October 17 THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party 6 PM
5-25’s Modifieds, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, TSRS 305 Sprints, Legends, Blast from the Past Vintage Cars