BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. – For the 24th consecutive season, the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will join the Grandview Speedway schedule of events for 2013.
Back in 1990, sprint car driver Dave Kelly brought together Grandview Speedway track owner Bruce Rogers and local publicist Bob Miller with the idea of running a 410 sprint show at Grandview Speedway.
In August of 1990, Stevie Smith driving his Black Bandit No. 19 won the historic first ever Thunder on the Hill event. That one race soon developed into a series that presented 106 events and lured national divisions of racing to Grandview Speedway to include the SCRA Sprints, WoO Sprints & Late Models, DIRT Modifieds, USAC Non-wing sprints, RoC Modifieds, URC Sprints and ARDC Midgets. The Thunder Series crossed barriers by presenting different divisions and doing anything but, the normal.
Four race dates will be part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series in 2013, to include the four most popular shows of the past.
On June 5, the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series will return to the Hill for a double-header with the ARDC Wingless Midgets. Race time is set for 7:30 p.m. Always a block-buster event, evident by last year’s capacity filled grandstands will be the Pennsylvania Sprint Speed Week Series.
The best of the 410 sprint car drivers will team up with the Grandview 358 Modifieds for this always crowd-pleasing event that will take place on Tuesday night, July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
The 16th running of the Pioneer Pole Buildings TRAFFIC JAM for modifieds will take place on Tuesday night, July 30. Rich in tradition, winning the TRAFFIC JAM is on the wish list of every modified driver.
The Thunder Series finale will again be the House of Thunder Halloween Party and Grandview Thunder 5-25’s. The Saturday night, October 19 event will showcase five divisions of racing in a features only format. Included in the program will be the 358 Modifieds, URC Sprints, ARDC Midgets, Sportsman and Legends. Also on the card will be the Blast from the Past Vintage Cars, the Vince’s Towing Owners Race and the MONSTER SMASH Demolition Derby. The first of five feature will take the green flag at 6 p.m.