Where oh where will Brady Bacon be with three laps to go?
At the previous two USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Eastern Storm events at the Grandview Speedway, Broken Arrow, Okla. driver Brady Bacon was in the right place at the right time. Bacon, the defending winner of the last two Jesse Hockett Classic events took the lead with just three laps to go in both 40-lap feature events.
This Tuesday night, June 11, Brady Bacon will attempt the “hat trick” of three wins in a row on the “hill”. This year, the Jesse Hockett Classic will pay $10,000 to win, so Bacon just may be racing a little harder to get that lead position a little earlier in chase of the biggest payoff of the 13th Annual Eastern Storm.
The USAC AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars will bring a field of talent to the “hill” in chase of the $10,000 to win 40-lap Jesse Hockett Classic. Also on the card will be the NASCAR Modifieds chasing a $3,000 payday for the win in their 30-lap feature. The USAC Sprints will open the show with time trials and a series of qualifying events followed by the Modifieds that will take part in qualifying heats and a consolation. Gates open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM.
Advance tickets may be ordered for the Tuesday, June 11 USAC Sprints & Modified show by calling (443) 513-4456. Please speak slowly and clearly when leaving a message and be sure to provide your name and number of tickets you will need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL Window on race night after 3:30 PM. Advance ticket holders may entitle you to enter the grandstands at 4:30. Adult admission tickets are $30, children 6 to 11 $10 and children five and under will be admitted for free. Advance tickets may be order until 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 11. General admission tickets will go on sale at 5 PM at the Grandview Speedway.
Be sure to come out early and be part of the Low, Down & Dirty pre-race activities taking place at the main gate at Grandview Speedway from 5 PM to 6 PM. You’ll have a chance to meet and greet USAC drivers Robert “The Madman” Ballou, Issac Chapple, Timmy Buckwalter and Joey Biasi. The crew of Low, Down & Dirty always ask drivers “the right questions”, far different then the normal interview. You’ll get a great feel for who these drivers really are. In addition, an Eastern Storm Autograph Card will be available at the Meet & Greet Free of Charge thanks to Racing Fans Worldwide. Be sure to inquire about the benefits of Racing Fans Worldwide. For a minimal membership free you’ll enjoy discounts on rental cars, Delta Airline tickets, other travel and hotel discounts, plus much, much more. Visit their website for more details; firstname.lastname@example.org
See cars and representatives from the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR) at Grandview on Tuesday night. The EMMR will have at least two restored Weikert Livestock sprint cars on hand and you are invited to meet the folks from the museum and chat about racings past memories. The EMMR will be located in the first turn grandstand area from 5 to 7 PM with interviews going on from 6 PM to 6:45 PM. Enjoy the memories and become a member of the EMMR and help preserve racing history.
The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars come east just once a year and this show at Grandview Speedway is a must-see event. These guys make even the time trials exciting, as they bicycle, pull wheelies and send roaster-tails flying high in sky, and that’s with just one car at a time on the racetrack. The heat races earn the drivers their ticket to start the 40 lap $10,000 to win Jesse Hockett Classic.
When the green flag drops in the feature, you won’t know where to watch as the field of twenty-two cars race three abreast, pull off slide jobs, take part in some wheel banging and yes, run countless laps with their rear bumpers inches from the outside boiler-plate. You’ll see all this on the one-third mile high-banked Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night, June 11.
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: http://www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com
Track Website: http://www.grandviewspeedway.com
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 30 years of the most anticipated events of the racing calendar year after year. In 132 events, over $4.6 million dollars has been divvied 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, All-Star Circuit of Champions, 360 & 410 Sprint Cars, Sportsman, Late Models, Midgets, Legend Cars, DIRTcar and ROC Modified events. The 2019 30th Anniversary Series of Thunder on the Hill is dedicated to Bruce Rogers.
About Grandview Speedway
Grandview Speedway is a high-banked one-third mile clay oval, celebrating their 57th Anniversary season in 2019. 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 racewear and great viewing from every seat in the house. Race fans may take part in the Inside/Out promotion, where you can sign up (no charge) to watch warm-ups from inside turn four. Race fans are also invited to victory lane following the racing program and, race fans may enter the pits after the races to meet the drivers. Be ready to enjoy the spine-tingling fireworks salute on the feature event parade lap.
2019 Eastern Storm Schedule
Tuesday, June 11: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pa.)
Wednesday, June 12: Bridgeport Speedway (Swedesboro, N.J.)
Thursday, June 13: BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, Pa.)
Friday, June 14: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) **Silver Crown**
Saturday, June 15: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.)
Sunday, June 16: Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, N.Y.)
Tuesday at Grandview, pits open at 2pm (Eastern), front gates open at 5pm and racing at 7:30pm. NASCAR 358 Modifieds will join the USAC Sprint Cars. Adult general admission tickets are $30, kids 6-11 are $10. Children 6 and under are free. Advance tickets may be ordered by calling (443) 513-4456.
Wednesday at Bridgeport, racing starts at 7:30pm (Eastern). Adult general admission tickets are $30, students 10-15 are $10, children 9 and under are free.
Thursday at BAPS, Adult general admission tickets are $25, seniors are $15, students 13-17 are $15, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 apiece.
Friday at Williams Grove for the Silver Crown race, pits open at 5pm (Eastern), hot laps begin at 7pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. The 410 wing sprints are also on the event card. Adult general admission tickets are $28, age 13-20 are $10, kids 12 and under are free. Pit passes are $35 apiece.
Saturday at Port Royal, it’s a sprint car doubleheader with 410 wing sprints also on hand. Adult general admission tickets are $25, students are $10 and pit passes are $35 apiece.
Sunday at Weedsport, pits open at 4pm (Eastern), front gates open at 5pm and hot laps begin at 7pm with qualifying and racing immediately following. Champion Oil Modifieds and NY6A Micro Sprints are also on the docket. Reserved seating is $32, adult general admission tickets are $28, age 11-17 are $12 and age 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $32 apiece for members and $36 for non-members. Reserve camping is $30 and general camping is $24.
Watch each and every “Eastern Storm” race live and on-demand at http://www.FloRacing.com/. Listen live on the USAC app. Follow along with live updates on https://www.facebook.com/usacracing/ and https://twitter.com/USACNation, plus live timing and scoring on the Race Monitor app.