Thunder On The Hill Turning 100


BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series will reach a historic milestone this season at Grandview Speedway when the special-event series holds its 100th event.

From the first Thunder Series show in August of 1990, when the grandstands were literally overflowing with spectators, the Thunder Series has evolved to be much more then just a stand alone 410 sprint-car event.

The risky call to bring the winged 410 sprint cars into stock-car country was, without a doubt, the right decision and as the years went on, Thunder on the Hill offered a diverse variety of divisions that today are well received by thousands of race fans.

With 97 Thunder Series events in the books and more then $3.2 million dollars paid to the competitors, it’s time to take a look at the 2011 NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

The 2011 Thunder Series proudly presents the following events:

– May 25 the Keystone Cup 410 Sprint Series will invade the lightening fast and always tricky Grandview Speedway. The high-speed 410 sprints turn the one-third mile oval in the eleven second bracket. The 358 modifieds and all of their stars will also be on hand.

– Always a popular event on the Hill will be the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series event, this year known as the Jesse Hockett Classic, taking place May 31. Making this show a double wingless madness event will be the ARDC Midget Series.

– Thunder on the Hill will reach its historic 100th event June 28 and, in fitting style, 410 sprint cars will headline this show joined by 358 modifieds. Plenty of surprises are planned in what will be a huge celebration.

– August 3rd the Thunder Series will present the 15th consecutive Big-Block Modified Traffic Jam. This year the race will be 60 laps, pay $5,000 to the winner and be sanctioned by the Race of Champions. This event also features the sportsman stock-car class.

– The Thunder Series will close out the season with their annual House of Thunder Halloween Party Oct. 15. This show salutes the success of Thunder on the Hill and will include 358 modifieds, the URC Sprint Series, the ARDC Midget Series, sportsman and Legend cars along with the Garden State Vintage Stock Cars and the Monster Smash Demo Derby. An added attraction will be the Vince’s Towing Legend Owners Race.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series is a co-promotion between Grandview Speedway track owner Bruce Rogers and special events promoter Bob Miller.

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