USAC Midgets Invade Grandview on July 30

USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget stars, including Chris Windom, Kevin Thomas,  Zeb Wise and Tanner Carrick  are heading to Grandview Speedway Tuesday night, July 30 for the Ken Brenn Midget Masters.

The USAC Midgets and 358 NASCAR Modifieds will showcase this double-header racing program that is part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.   Gates will open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM.   The USAC Midget will run time trials and a series of qualifying heat race events leading up to the 30 lap Ken Brenn Midget Masters.  The modifieds will compete in qualifying and their 30-lap main event.

Pioneer Pole Buildings has added an additional $1,000 to the modified feature payoff and this is how it will work.   All modified drivers that were part of the July 2 Thunder on the Hill event will be eligible for the bonus payoff.   The top ten cars in the July 30 feature finish that were at the July 2 event will earn an additional $100.    This is a “thank you” to the modified teams that helped run in the track on July 2 after the rain nearly forced the show to be cancelled.  “We greatly appreciate the modified owners and drivers who cooperated with packing the track at the last Thunder Show and this a small way to say, “thank you”, commented Bob Greene of Pioneer Pole Buildings.

Pioneer Pole Buildings is the premier builder of post frame buildings in PA, NJ, DE, MD, WV, VA and NY.  PPB has established a solid reputation for providing customers with top-quality buildings at very affordable prices.

Advance tickets may be ordered by calling 443-513-4456.   Please speak your name clearly and leave the number of tickets you needed.  Tickets may be paid for and picked up on race night at the WILL CALL window after 3:30 PM.   Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM, one-half hour prior to General Admission tickets going on sale at 5 PM.    General admission tickets are $28 for adults,  $10 for children 6 to 11 and kids 5 and under will be admitted for free.   The pit fee is $35 and a license is not required.

Other USAC Midget entries include NASCAR and versatile racing star Kyle Larson, Jerry Coons Jr., Chad Boat and “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney as they chase the $3,500 payoff in the Ken Brenn Midget Masters feature event.   Some last-minute shuffling of cars  may produce some surprise USAC Midget additional star entries.

The one-third mile high banked Grandview Speedway has a rich history in presenting some of the best midget racing in the country and Tuesday night, July 30 will mark a historic return of the midgets to the track on the hill.  Modified favorites expected to be in the house include Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Rick Laubach, Jared Umbenhauer, Frank Cozze and Brett Kressley as they chase $3,000 to win the 30 lap Modified feature event plus the PPB bonus money.     Gates open at 5 PM with race time set for 7:30 PM.

Popular USAC driver Jerry Coons, Jr. from Tucson, AZ is a two-time USAC National Midget Champion (2006-2007) and owns nineteen USAC National Midget wins.   Coons is one of six drivers that are USAC Triple Crown winners , having won Silver Crown, National Sprint and National Midget titles in his career. 

Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, IN is the current NOS Energy Drink National Midget point leader and won six times in the first sixteen races this season.  Nicknamed “Sunshine”, he is still looking for his first USAC Midget victory in Pennsylvania.  

The Tuesday night, July 30 Ken Brenn Midget Masters & Modified double-header will also present  Low, Down & Dirty as they present their pre-race fun and activities with another popular Meet & Greet taking place from 5 to 6 PM.

Be sure to plan and attend the first return of the USAC National Midgets to Grandview in thirty years.

 

Grandview Speedway Contact Information

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

Twitter/Instagram: @TOTHRACING

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thunderonthehill

 

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 134 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 race wear 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 PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK SCHEDULE:

Jul 30: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)

Jul 31: Action Track USA (Kutztown, PA)

Aug 1: Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run, PA)

Aug 2: Linda’s Speedway (Jonestown, PA)

Aug 3: Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Newmanstown, PA)

 

PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK WINNERS:

2015: Rico Abreu at Path Valley (8/18) and Rico Abreu at Lincoln (8/19)

2016: Tanner Thorson at Lanco (8/16)

2017: Justin Grant at Susquehanna (8/13), Chad Boat at Path Valley (8/14), Tanner Thorson at Lanco (8/15) and Chad Boat (8/17)

2018: Zeb Wise at Lanco (8/4) and Chad Boat at BAPS (8/5)

 

ALL-TIME PENNSYLVANIA MIDGET WEEK WINS:

(3) Chad Boat

(2) Rico Abreu & Tanner Thorson

(1) Justin Grant & Zeb Wise

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