By Robert Miller
BECHTELSVILLE, PA (July 7, 2017) – It all goes down at sundown, Thursday night, August 17 when two of the country’s most popular drivers head towards ‘The Hill’ in a special event of epic proportions as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series continues at the Grandview Speedway. And yes, there will be, Smoke on the Hill.
This event, presented by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment set for Thursday, August 17, will find three-time NASCAR Cup Champion Tony Stewart and two-time Chili Bowl Nationals champion, Rico Abreu, strapping into a 410 sprint car to compete with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Also on the program is a series of qualifying events leading up to a 25 lap Sportsman feature event.
Advance tickets are available through the website at www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com or, just call 443 513 4456. It’s this easy. Please leave your name and phone number and the number of tickets you will need. You may pay for your tickets and pick them up on race night, Thursday, August 17 at the Will Call Window after 4 PM. This will entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. General admission tickets go on sale at 5 PM. Advance tickets will only be sold up to 9 PM on Wednesday night, August 16. Adult admission prices are $30, Children 6-11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted Free. The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required.
Brought to you by Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, you’ll find “Smoke on the Hill” and Rico Abreu when the green flag falls for the third Annual Thunder Cup — a 30 lap, $5,000 to win 410 sprint car special event.
Levan Machine & Truck Equipment located in Fleetwood, PA (just outside of Reading, PA) is part of the Thunder on the Hill family of sponsors. Levan Machine & Truck Equipment is a full-service machine shop and custom truck up-fitting center for Central Pennsylvania. Levan also provides a full line of truck bodies, van interiors, and utility and service bodies.
For full details on all of Levan Machine & Truck Equipment products and services log onto www.levanmachine.com
The Levan Machine & Truck Equipment visit will mark Tony Stewart’s first in action racing appearance at the Grandview Speedway located about 50 miles south of NASCAR mainstay, Pocono Raceway.
“Grandview was one of the first events I added to my schedule this year,” Tony Stewart explained. “After attending the race last year as a spectator and owner of the All Stars, I knew I had to participate in the race this year. As a sprint car fan, it is one of the most exciting tracks to watch a sprint car race. I cannot wait to get my [No.] 14 car unloaded on the Hill. The competition will be nothing short of spectacular. I hope we can have a good night and put ourselves in a position to compete for the win.”
Abreu, one of the most exciting and most popular Sprint Car drivers in the country is anxious to get back to the Berks County dirt track. Abreu raced in the July 4th PA Sprint Speed Week event and was in contention from the outset but an early race tangle took him out of the run for the win. Abreu stated. “I’ve got a lot of fans in Pennsylvania and I don’t get to race that far east too much, but definitely look forward to that night with the All Stars and all the tough Pennsylvania cars. It’s always fun going to different tracks especially in an area known for some of the best sprint car drivers in the country.”
Stewart and Abreu join more many full-time Arctic Cat All Stars competitors, but while the All Stars bring an elite group of drivers, a battalion of Central Pennsylvania’s top stars are prepared to defend their home turf – and when the greatest Sprint Car drivers in the world do battle it is sure to be unpredictable, especially “on the hill”.
Expected top guns include nine-time Grandview 410 Sprint Car winner and six-time Thunder on the Hill Champion, Greg Hodnett; along with past Thunder Cup winner Danny Dietrich, Lucas Wolfe, Freddie Rahmer, Alan Krimes, Brandon Rahmer, Ryan Taylor and Ryan Smith. While series regulars include Chad Kemenah, Caleb Armstrong, Max Stambaugh, T.J. Michael and Caleb Helms.
Additional news and updates about this event will be available on all of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series social media channels.
NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine and Truck Equipment, Quaker Steak & Lube, and GALCO Business Communications.
About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval. 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. We also offer pre-race Pit Tours. 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.
GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA
Speedway Phone: 610-754-7688
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website: Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.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 28 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 126 events over $4.3 million dollars has been divvied 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, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, WoO Sprints & Late Models, Sportsman, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.