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By Robert MillerUSAC United States Auto Club National Sprint Car Series Top Story Logo

There is a storm heading our way in early June, the AMSOIL Non-Wing Sprints Eastern Storm will make its tenth swing to Pennsylvania and New Jersey with opening night set for the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 7.     The one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway is the perfect venue for these non-wing 410 sprint cars. Three abreast racing, a few slide jobs, a wheelie or two and an occasional bounce off the outside guardrail is just the norm when the non-wing warriors invade the hill.   The Tuesday, June 7 USAC sprint show will be part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series and the popular 358 Modifieds will be part of the wildly popular double header program.


Time trials for the USAC non-wing sprints will open the June 7 program.   Some say the USAC time trials are worth the price of admission.  Heat race qualifying will take place for the USAC sprints as well as the 358 Modifieds leading up to the 40 lap $6,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic as the 358 Modifieds battle for $3,000 to win in a 30 lap feature.  Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.


Wednesday night, June 8 it’s off to the Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, PA where it is all about “rub rails and rooster tails” as USAC and the 358 Sprints team-up for big double header of wing and non-wing sprint cars.   Along with qualifying for both divisions, the 358 Sprint will battle in a 20 lap feature event paying $1,000 to win and $150 to take the green.  This is a full points event for the 358 Sprints.    The  USAC Sprints will chase  $6,000 to win in  the  30 lap feature followed by a second USAC feature that will go  25 laps paying $3,000 to win.  One USAC driver could possibly earn $9,000.    The make-up feature should be a crowd please as the line-up will be determined by inverting the finish from the 30 lap feature.   Gates open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7 PM for the three feature race card.


The AMSOIL Eastern Storm will move to the New Egypt Speedway on Thursday night, June 9.    Friday night will be an off night for the series but they will return to action on Saturday night, June 11 at the Port Royal Speedway and close out the tour on Sunday night, June 12 at the Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, PA.


More news and details to come on the 10th Annual AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprints Eastern Storm.


SUMMARIES: 26 Feature Races


TRACKS           Grandview Speedway                7 Races

Big Diamond Raceway               5 Races

New Egypt Speedway                5 Races

Port Royal Speedway                4 Races

Lincoln Speedway                     2 Races

Hagerstown Speedway              2 Races

Susquehanna Speedway             2 Races

Mercer Raceway Park                 1 Race

Lernerville Speedway                  1 Race

@=2014 New Oxford rained out after semi.


RACE                  Levi Jones                 6

WINNERS:            Cole Whitt                 3

Bryan Clauson           3

Robert Ballou             3

Chris Windom            2

Damion Gardner         1

Jon Stanbrough          1

Bobby East                1

Hunter Schuerenberg  1

Jesse Hockett            1

Chad Boat                  1

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.   1

Daron Clayton            1

Dave Darland             1

Shane Cottle              1

Chase Stockon           1

Brady Bacon              1



CHAMPIONS:          Levi Jones              3

Cole Whitt              2

Bryan Clauson        2

Brady Bacon           1

Robert Ballou          1


Grandview Speedway

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<tel:610-754-7688>

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456<tel:443-513-4456>

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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 27 years of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar year after year.    In 118 events over $4 million dollars has been divided 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, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legends cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events.


About Grandview Speedway

Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 54th Anniversary season in 2016.   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.