Bechtelsville, PA — (July 8, 2013) — For the first time ever, the 410 Sprints and ROC Modifieds will share the spotlight in the unique double-header to take place at the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 30 as the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to action at the Grandview Speedway.
The 16th Annual Pioneer Pole Buildings ROC 60 lap Traffic Jam will pay $5,000 to the winner as the MACH 1 Chassis 35 lap 410 sprint car feature will also payout $5,000 to the victor. Never before have these two divisions come together for a show that will certainly “rock” the house. “Race fans were extremely disappointed that rain forced the cancellation of the recent 410 sprint and 358 modified twin-bill at Grandview on July 2nd “, commented event co-organizer Bob Miller. “Track owner Bruce Rogers and I worked through some details, reached out and contacted many of the 410 sprint drivers and were able to bring these two divisions together on Tuesday, July 30.”. A total purse on more then $48,000 is posted.
Fred Rahmer, Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Chad Layton, Brian Montieth, Ryan Smith, Billy Dietrich and Ryan Wilson are a few of the drivers who have already agreed to take part in the MACH 1 Chassis 35 lap 410 sprint feature. Time Trials and heat race qualifying will lead up to the $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth and $400 to take the green 35 lap feature event.
A $500 cash bonus is posted by MACH 1 Chassis in Mechanicsburg, PA and will be awarded to the driver that has the best combined finished between the July 30 410 sprint show and the June 5 USAC event at Grandview. Mach 1 Chassis maintains a large inventory of open wheel parts and accessories at their Mechanicsburg, PA shop. They inventory enough parts and products to essentially a complete race-ready roller. Mach 1 fabricates many parts in-house as well as serving as an authorized dealer for many of the sports leading manufacturers. If they don’t have it, Mach 1 will get it for you! Take a tour of the Mach 1 Shop by visiting www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8_
The Pioneer Pole Buildings Traffic Jam, rich in history with fifteen events previously presented will offer heat race qualifying, a consolation and a 60 lap $5,000 to win main event. The modified payoff with offer $1,000 for ten and $325 to take the green flag.
Defending PPB Traffic Jam feature winner Danny Johnson will be in the field along with Jeff Strunk (2011 winner), Craig VonDohren (2010 winner) and Jimmy Horton the 2000 winner of the Traffic Jam are also expected in the line-up. Modified contenders looking for their first event PPB Traffic JAM victory include Duane Howard, Ryan Godown, Kevin Hirthler, Doug Manmiller, Mike Gular and Rick Laubach just to name a few.
Rain check tickets from the July 2 event will be honored at face value ($22) and tickets may be exchanged at any ticket window on race night, Tuesday, July 30 for an additional $3. With these two premier divisions on the same program, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is pleased to offer this show for a very reasonable admission price of just $25 for adults.
In the event of rain, Wednesday night, July 31 will be the rain date and offer a starting time of 7:30 PM.
We regret the need to remove the ROC Sportsman from this program but were compelled to do so based off the number of advance tickets sold and the number of phone call inquiries we received about the 410 sprints. Thunder on the Hill and Grandview Speedway will look for an alternate date to reschedule the sportsman. The sportsman are a great division and have performed so well in previous Thunder Shows, and we deeply apologize for making this change in the program.
So don’t forget, Tuesday night, July 30 the PPB Modifieds and MACH 1 Chassis 410 sprints hit the hill at Grandview Speedway.