Thunder on the Hill Racing Series returns to Grandview Speedway July 2

Photo by Rich Kepner
No. 28 of Billy Pauch Jr.  racing P.J. Gargilo.
Photo by Rich Kepner No. 28 of Billy Pauch Jr. racing P.J. Gargilo.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will return to the Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, July 2 with the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed Week Series in a double header with the 358 Modifieds. Gates will open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 p.m.

Sprint car time trials will open the program followed by heat race events for the modifieds and sprint cars. Last chance qualifying will be offered for the 410 sprints and modifieds all leading up to the 35 lap $5,000 to win sprint feature and the $3,000 to win 25 lap modified feature.

The one-lap Grandview Speedway track record is once again at risk with time trials on the program. The one-lap track record is 11.433, set by Jeff Shepard on May 21, 2008. Its unusual that a track record will stand for over five years so its very likely that a new track record could be established.

Top drivers expected to be in the 410 sprint field include defending event winner Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease, Fred Rahmer, Double D Danny Dietrich, Brian Montieth, Mark Smith, Alan Krimes, Ryan Smith, Brent Marks, Danny Sammons and Logan Schuchart, just to name a few. In the modifieds, Duane Howard will be a favorite along with Doug Manmiller, Frank Cozze, Craig VonDohren and Craig Hirthler.


A $500 cash bonus is posted by MACH 1 Chassis in Mechanicsburg. A $500 bonus will be awarded to the driver that has the best combined finished between the July 2 second 410 sprint show and the June 5 USAC event at Grandview.

Advance tickets are now on sale by calling 443 513 4456.

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2013 NAPA AUTO PARTS Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Schedule

Tuesday, July 2: THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- - - 7:30 p.m.; Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds

Tuesday, July 30:THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES- -Pioneer Pole Buildings, 7:30 PM - 16th Annual TRAFFIC JAM Modifieds and Sportsman.

Saturday, October 19:THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES Halloween Party, 6 p.m.: 358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman, Legends. Monster Smash Demo Derby Blast from the Past Vintage Car Club/Garden State Vintage Cars & Vinces Towing Owners Race.