Thun­der on the Hill fi­nale tonight

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - SPORTS - By Jeff Stover js­tover@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @Mer­curyXS­tover on Twit­ter

BECH­TELSVILLE >> Be part of the Hal­loween Pa­rade watch for Ghostly Ghouls and be part of the MODS at the MAD­HOUSE in a big night of Spook­tac­u­lar rac­ing on the “haunted hill” of Grand­view Speed­way Satur­day night, Oc­to­ber 13 for the fi­nale of the 29th sea­son of the NAPA Auto Parts Thun­der on the Hill Rac­ing Se­ries. The 358 Mod­i­fieds/Big Block mod­i­fieds will bat­tle in the 21st run­ning of the Traf­fic Jam, a 40 lap fea­ture pay­ing $5,000 to win, $1,000 for tenth and $500 to take the green for pre-en­tries of the 40 lap fea­ture. The Sports­man and MASS Sprint cars will also be on the pro­gram that starts promptly at 6 p.m.

A treat of pre-en­tries in­cludes Free­dom 76 win­ner Duane Howard, Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren, Billy Pauch, Ryan Godown, Billy Pauch Jr., Ryan Watt, MeMe DeSan­tis, Mike Gu­lar, Bran­don Grosso, Don Nor­ris, Jared Um­ben­hauer and Gary Hager just to name a few.

Sports­man and MASS Sprint Cars will also be a part of this Triple Thun­der Thriller event with pit gates open­ing at 2:30 p.m., gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets go on sale at 4 p.m. with cars tak­ing the green flag at 6 p.m.

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 p.m. Ad­vance ticket hold­ers may en­ter the grand­stands at 3:30 p.m., one-half hour be­fore gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets go­ing on sale at 4 p.m. Ad­vance tick­ets or­ders will be avail­able un­til 9 a.m. on race day, Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, then gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets go on sale at 4 p.m.. The pit page will open at 2:30 p.m. and race time is set for 6 p.m.

This haunt­ing Hal­loween trick-or-treat cel­e­bra­tion will spot­light the Mod­i­fied Traf­fic JAM -- a race rich in his­tory, hav­ing started in 1998 when Brett Hearn took the in­au­gu­ral win. In the twenty year his­tory of the Traf­fic Jam, Hearn is a four-time win­ner.

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. An event sheet with the com­plete pay­off, rules, and de­tails is avail­able at www.thun­deron­the­hill­rac­

There is no en­try fee but driv­ers must pre-en­ter to be el­i­gi­ble for the posted pay­off. Driv­ers may pre-en­ter by call­ing 443 513 4456.

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 AMain. 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.

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