Big Block / 358-Mod Traffic Jam To Close Out 2019 Thunder On The Hill Series At Grandview

Story By: BOB MILLER / THUNDER ON THE HILL – BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The frightening roar of race cars fill the Grandview Speedway for the final time this year on Saturday, October 19 at 6:00 PM for the 30th Anniversary Season finale of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series.

Highlighted by the 22nd Annual Modified Traffic Jam, the 358 Modifieds will challenge the Big Block Modifieds in a 40 lap main event with $5,000 on the line for the winner, $1,000 for tenth place and $500 to start the event. To be eligible for the posted payoff, drivers are required to pre-enter by calling 443 513 4456 on or before October 16. Please provide the drivers name, car number and phone number. There is no entry fee. For all the rules and complete payout, please visit our website at :

Joining the Modifieds on the card will be the Sportsman division, and the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Car Series.

Fans interested in advance tickets may order them by calling 443-513-4456. Please speak clearly and leave your name and the number of tickets you would like. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the Will Call Window on race night after 3:00 PM. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 3:30 PM, one-half hour before general admission tickets going on sale at 4 PM.

Long in lineage, the Traffic Jam boasts wins by some of the top competitors dirt track racing has seen, and has been an integral part of the Thunder on the Hill schedule since 1998 when Brett Hearn took the inaugural win.

In the twenty-one year history of the Traffic Jam, Hearn is a four-time winner. Tim McCreadie, Billy Decker, and Matt Sheppard are two-time winners of this event. Drivers who have one Traffic Jam victory include Jimmy Horton, Frank Cozze, Tim Fuller, Alan Johnson, Danny Johnson, Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Rick Laubach, Brett Kressley, and 2018 race winner, Ryan Watt

A special rules package is offered as a ‘treat’ to the region’s competitors, with both American Racer and Hoosier tires, allowed for competition and either Big-Block or Spec Small-Block engines permitted.

General Admission ticket pricing for Saturday, October 19 is $25 for adults, Children 6-11 are $10 and Kids 5 & Under are FREE! Pit Area admission is $40, 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.

The popular Sportsman division is also on the card, competing for a $1,300 top prize for 25-laps of competition on ‘the hill.’ The same tire rule is in effect for the Sportsman – competitors are allowed to compete on Hoosier or American Racer rubber. Grandview Sportsman rules are in effect and competitors are allowed to run sail panels. Full rules are available on the Grandview Speedway website.

The MASS Sprint Cars will compete in heat race qualifying action and a 25-lap A-Main. Standard MASS club rules apply to competitors.

Fans are invited to come dressed for the occasion, Halloween costumes will be popular attire for the night with awards going out to best dressed for children and adults. Please expect some Halloween candy and of course, this night always provides some tricks and treats along the way.

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

‘Joe the Pizza Dude’ will offer up hot, delicious, and FREE pizzas to the rowdiest of race fans before the action kicks off. Make some noise when ‘The Pizza Dude’ comes around, to earn yourself a free pizza!

NAPA Auto Parts continues their long run with the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as the title sponsor joined by Levan Machine and Truck Equipment and GALCO Business Communications.