Napa Auto Parts Returns as Thunder Series Sponsor, Hvac Distributors Joins as Race Sponsor for Pa 410 Sprint Speed ​​Week Series at Grandview Tuesday, June 27

For 31 of the past 33 years, NAPA Auto Parts was the title sponsor of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series, and their flag will proudly fly again when this very unique and successful series returns to Grandview Speedway in 2023. The continuation of this partnership is about taking care of your sponsors and ensuring they get the maximum exposure and customer contacts. We were pleased to hear from NAPA representative John Hanlon that NAPA returned for another season of Thunder on the Hill events at Grandview Speedway.

NAPA Auto Parts and NAPA Auto Care Centers have a strong presence in our area with locations in Amber, Collegeville Auto Parts, Downingtown, Gilbertsville Auto Supply, Glenside, Frazer, Horsham, Kutztown, Lansdale, Norristown, Pottstown Auto Parts, Pennsburg Auto Parts, Phoenixville Auto Parts, Quakertown, Reading, Southampton, Strafford and Telford Auto Parts. During the season, many, if not all, of these NAPA locations will be present at Thunder on the Hill.

Joining the team of Thunder on the Hill sponsors for 2023 is HVAC Distributors, Partners for Success. HVAC Distributors will be the event sponsor for the ever-popular PA 410 Sprint Speed ​​Week event on Tuesday, June 27, consisting of $10,000 to win 35-lap Hodnett Cup and 358 Modifieds. HVAC Distributors is a full-service wholesale distributor and manufacturer of residential and light commercial heating and air conditioning equipment and accessories operating in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia and Western New York.

“HVAC Distributors is excited to see racing at Grandview Speedway return in 2023 and be part of the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series as an event sponsor for the Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed ​​Week show,” added Todd Basselgia of HVAC, “We are looking forward to to meet and make many new friends and get the word out about HVAC distributors and the Daikin product line.” Visit HVAC at or call them at: 800.228.4822.

The NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series has assembled four high-profile events in 2023, and it all kicks off on Sunday night, May 28, with the “Balls to the Wall” 50 for Modifieds. This popular and different format was introduced last year and offered an attractive payout for a 50-lap race unlike any other. This is a strategy race designed with the top four cars turning around on lap 20 and again on lap 35. $1,500 will go to the leader on laps 20 and 35 with $5,000 online for the leader on lap fifty. Cars finishing in the top ten on laps 20 and 35 will also earn extra cash. So do you race hard to sweep the three segments or do you set the pace to be there after 50 laps?

In 2022 “Balls to the Wall”, Duane Howard led the first segment with Kevin Hirther, who was in pursuit of the win the entire race, collecting the bonus for the second segment. At the end of the 50 laps it was Oley’s Craig Von Dohren who crossed the wire first. Von Dohren added, “I didn’t use much strategy, I just had to get in quickly and keep moving”.

The “Balls to the Wall” 50 is joined by the popular 602 sportsman, with both classes competing in qualifying races leading up to their feature events. The doors open at 17.00 with the race time set at 19.30.

The next event is set for Tuesday night, June 13, with the always exciting AMSOIL USAC Non-Wing Sprints National Tour, titled the 40 lap Jesse Hockett Classic, going a distance of 40 laps and paying $6,000 to win. The best USAC drivers in the country will participate in the opening night of the USAC Eastern Storm. Also on the program will be the 358 Modifieds participating in a series of qualifying events leading up to a 30-lap main event that will pay $3,000 to win. The time of the race is 19:30.

Race three will be the HVAC Distributors Pennsylvania 410 Sprint Speed ​​Week Series running on Tuesday evening, June 27th. This event, known as the Hodnett Cup, will go 35 laps and pay $10,000 to the winner. The Hodnett Cup is presented in memory of sprint car great Greg Hodnett, who lost his life in a racing accident several years ago. The 358 Modifieds will share the spotlight in this event again, going 30 laps for $3,000 to win. The doors open at 17.00 with the race time set at 19.30. Be sure to check out the HVAC Distributors Partners for Success setup on race night and stop by to say hello.

The Thunder Series finale is set for Tuesday evening, July 25th when Levan Machine & Truck Equipment of Fleetwood, PA will present the High Limits Sprints. The 410 Sprints will showcase this standalone program and after a series of qualifying the green flag will drop to start the 40 lap main event that will pay a solid $23,023 to the winner. This is the richest win in the 34-year history of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series. The High Limits Sprint Car Series is a midweek racing series led by 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson and four-time World of Outlaws champion Brad Sweet. The mission is to develop sprint car racing and inject more money into the sport. The 2023 High Limit Sprint Car Series will have stops at just twelve select tracks, and Grandview/Thunder on the Hill is proud to be a part of this new venture.

Many more details on all Thunder Shows in 2023 will be released soon.

At this time, we are pleased to announce the return of NAPA Auto Parts as series sponsor, along with event sponsors Levan Machine & Truck Equipment and HVAC Distributors. Associate sponsors include Pioneer Pole Buildings and GT Radiators.


Associate Sponsors Pioneer Pole Buildings, Levan Machine & Truck Equipment, GT Radiators

Sunday 28 May at 19.30

Modified balls for the wall 50 Plus 602 Sportsman

“A unique, wild and crazy reverse race for the modified”

Tuesday 13 June at 19.30

USAC Non-Wing National Tour

Eastern Storm Jesse Hockett Classic 40 laps

Plus 358 Changed*

Tuesday 27 June 19.30

HVAC Distributors Partners for Success Night

PA 410 Sprint Speed ​​Week

Hodnett Cup $10,000 to win 35 laps

Plus 358 Changed*

Tuesday 25 July at 19.30

Levan machine and truck equipment present:

High Limits 410 Sprints 40 laps

$20,023 to win

Grandview Speedway Contact Information Track Phone: 610-754-7688

GPS USERS: 43 Passmore Road, Bechtelsville, PA 19505

Located less than a mile off Route 100, 10 miles north of Pottstown, PA

Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Phone: 443-513-4456

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