Story By: BOB MILLER / THUNDER ON THE HILL – BECHTELSVILLE, PA – Always an anticipated event, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment present the All Star 410 Sprint Thunder Cup and the 358-Modified Doubleheader on Thursday night, August 26 at the Grandview Speedway.
The Thunder Cup for the 410 Sprints will offer $6,000 to the winner, $1,150 for tenth and $550 just to take the green flag in the 35 lap feature.
For the Modifieds, bonus money from both Pioneer Pole Buildings and GT Radiators will sweeten the pot with $5,000 offered to any first time Modified Thunder on the Hill winner and $3,500 to any repeat modified winner in the 30 lap feature.
GT Radiators added $200 to the runner position in the feature and posted $100 to each Modified heat race winner. To be eligible for the bonus, drivers are required to pre enter the event by calling 443 513 4456. There is no entry fee.
The 410 sprints are always a thrill on the hill and Thursday night will be no different with the best of the All Stars taking on the PA 410 sprint car roster. For the Modifieds, interest is high especially for drivers chasing down their first career Thunder on the Hill victory that will be worth $5,000 to win the 30 lap feature. What a prize and a memory maker for any driver pulling off the accomplishment. And it can happen! We were so close on the August 3rd event when four of the top five were potential first time feature winners right down to the checker flag.
The All Star 410 sprints will open the show with the Clever Girl Winery Time Trials paying $150 to the fast time of the night. The Sprints will continue with qualifying events all leading up to the 35 lap Thunder Cup. For the Modifieds, they will complete in three GT Radiator heat race events each paying $100 to win, building to their 30 lap feature event.
Many race fans take advantage of the Thunder on the Hill Advance Ticket program. Fans with advance tickets may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM providing them with choice seating. There are no reserved seats. Advance tickets are available by calling 443 513 4456. Please speak clearly and provide your first and last name and the number of tickets you need. Tickets may be paid for and picked up at the WILL CALL window on race night at 4:30 PM. We ask that you please bring exact change. Advance ticket holders may enter the grandstands at 4:30 PM. Advance tickets orders can be processed up to the day before the race. We apologize, but advance tickets will NOT be available on race day.
Some likely 410 sprint entries include Tyler “Sunshine” Courtney of Indianapolis, IN, Cory Eliason from Visalia, CA, Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikestm, MO, Cap Henry from Bellevue, OH, Zeb Wise of Angola, IN, Bill Balog of North Pole, AK, Paul McMahan, Nashville, TN, Kyle Reinhardt of Neptune City, NJ and Rick Abreu, St Helena, CA. Possible PA Posse entries could include defending Thunder Cup winner Danny Dietrich along with Freddie Rahmer, Brandon Rahmer, Anthony Macri, Kyle Moody, Ryan Taylor, Ryan Smith, TJ Stutts, and Lucas Wolfe just to name a few.
Modified drivers hungry for that first win paying $5,000 for 30 laps include Danny Bouc, Kyle Weiss, Dylan Swinehart, Brian Hirthler, Dominick Buffalino, Mike Lisowski, Craig Whitmoyer, Tim Buckwalter, Ryan Krachun, Matt Stangle, Jesse Leiby, Alex Yankowski, Jim Housworth and Jack Butler to name a few. The attractive $3,500 payday in the 30 lap modified feature is of interest to past Thunder winners to include Jeff Strunk, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard, Kevin Hirthler, Rick Laubach, Mike Gular, Brett Kressley Jared Umbenhauer and Kenny Gilmore.