BECHTELSVILLE, PA (October 11, 2016) – Big, powerful machines; the fastest drivers in the region; and a Halloween trick-or-treat celebration – that’s what is in store for fans attending Grandview Speedway’s 2016 Modified racing finale this Saturday, October 15.

NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series presents Mods at the Madhouse — the culmination of the 27th season of Thunder action on the 1/3-mile high banks – including the popular Halloween Party and a full-show with four divisions of racing action with the Modifieds, Sportsman, TSRS Sprint Cars and Vintage Cars all presented by Pioneer Pole Buildings.

The main event features the over 800 horsepower ground-shaking Big-Block Modifieds challenging the ultra-quick Small-Block Modifieds in a 40 lap duel to the finish, where a $5,000 jackpot waits in victory lane. The lucrative Modified finale includes a $1,000 tenth place prize and $500 payday to start the feature.

Drivers from around the region are taking advantage of a special rule package that allows for maximum participation. Hometown heroes like Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk and Doug Manmiller defend the Berks County oval against New Jersey invaders Billy Pauch Sr. and Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Godown, and Willie Osmun. Plus, Pennsylvania invaders Ryan Watt and Rick Laubach; and young guns like Brett Kressley, Danny Bouc, Jared Umbenhauer, and Ryan Krachun.
The rules package allows for competition from Big and Small Block engines and both American Racer and Hoosier Tires. However, no open small block motors will be permitted. For further rule information visit

The Sportsman compete in a 25-lap, $1,300 to win main event. 2016 Grandview Speedway Sportsman Champion Jordan Henn looks to hold off 2016 New Egypt Speedway Sportsman Champion and winner of the Freedom 76 Sportsman Spectacular Brandon Grosso to claim the top prize. Grandview Sportsman contenders Craig Whitmoyer, Ryan Lillick and Brian Hirthler are expected to be in competition.

Five-time TSRS Sprint Car Series Champion Mike Haggenbottom leads the winged warriors into the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series finale with Tim Tanner Jr., Jeff Geiges, Kyle Purks and Chris Allen expected for competition.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Halloween Party events have been a staple of the Grandview Speedway schedule for over 15 years and will again include the Costume Parade. Race fans young and old are encouraged to dress in costume to be eligible for special Halloween treats.

Kressley’s Auto and Truck present “Joe the Pizza Dude” offering up hot, delicious and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around!

Fans interested in early admission can take part in our Advance Ticket Reserve. Advanced tickets are available by calling 443-513-4456, where you can leave a message with your name, contact number, and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked-up at the Grandview Speedway Will Call window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advanced ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM a full half-hour before General Admission tickets go on sale.

General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday, October 15 is $25 for adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Area admission is $35 and a license is not required.

The Pit gates open at 2:00 PM, Advanced ticket holders can enter at 3:30 PM, General Admission gates open at 4:00 PM and the first Green flag flies at 6:00 PM.

Celebrating the 27th season of racing action, the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series always includes fun for the fans with activities such as: Pre-Race Pit Tours, the Inside/Out Experience – where fans can sign-up to watch hot laps from the infield, giveaways, fireworks, and appearances by the Thunder Girls. Jim Gallagher and GALCO Communications always take part in offering some special fun for the race fans.

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with Thunder on the Hill as the Series title sponsor joined by Pioneer Pole Buildings, Quaker Steak & Lube, Eli’s Auto World, and GALCO Business Communications.

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
Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456
Series Website:
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Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

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 of the racing calendar year after year. In 123 events over $4.2 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.