Anyone To Sweep Thunder On The Hill’s Triple “Roaring 20’s” For Mods At Grandview Could Win $8,500

Story By: BOB MILLER / THUNDER ON THE HILL – BECHTELSVILLE, PA – The Roaring 20’s refers to the decade of the 1920’s when the United States enjoyed great economic prosperity, sometimes called the crazy years.

Emphasizing the era, Jazz blossomed, the flapper redefined the modern look and there was a large scale growth of high speed cars, films, radio and aviation. This economic growth brought about new trends in lifestyle and culture.

The Roaring 20’s also introduced some of the most notorious gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface), John Dillinger, “Baby Face” Nelson, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, “Machine Gun” Kelly and of course, Bonnie and Clyde. For whatever reason, these names became household names and in many ways, the public saw these famous figures as heroes, that were often celebrated and admired, not scorned.

Well, it is now 2021, the Roaring 20’s are making their return, this time to the Grandview Speedway as part of the NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series event on Sunday night, May 30. It will all go down like this. For the Modifieds, it’s a big payoff, short distance, three times to get it done, take the loot and get out of town. Sounds easy…….but as we know, it never comes easy on, “the Hill”. It will take a plan and usually, in the dark of night, it’s the most famous figures who take the cash. The victors are usually celebrated, admired and sometimes scorned.

Likely entries who can close the deal and get it done include Craig VonDohren, Jeff Strunk, Duane Howard, Doug ManMiller, Billy Pauch Jr, Kevin and Brian Hirthler and Brett Kressley just to name a few.

So here’s the scoop, the Triple Roaring 20’s for modifieds will be joined by the sportsman stock cars and the Vintage Outlaw Racing Series on Sunday night, May 30 at the Grandview Speedway. Gates open at 5 PM and show time is set for 7:30 PM.

After modified qualifying heat race action, the first of three Roaring 20 lap modified features will take to the Grandview Speedway. Each 20 lap Modified feature will pay $2,000 greenbacks to the winner. If any driver can make it a three win heist, Pioneer Pole Buildings has a $2,500 bonus on the line, making the triple sweep worth $8,500 big ones. If one driver wins two features, PPB will add an additional $500 bucks in bonus money. All cash and no wooden nickels. Each feature offers an attractive payoff with $200 being paid just to start each feature.

Also on the program will be the sportsman, competing in a series of qualifying events leading up to a $1,300 to win 20 lap feature plus the first time showing of the Vintage Outlaw Racing Series.

The Triple Roaring 20’s event will allow both Big Block and 358 Modifieds to compete together in a unique rules package. This special rules package is offered to the regions modified drivers, 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.thunderonthehillracingseries.com There is no entry fee but drivers must pre-enter to be eligible for the posted payoff and to draw. Drivers must pre-enter by May 25th by calling 443 513 4456.

On race night, Sunday night, May 30, the front gate will open at 5 PM with qualifying getting underway at 7:30 PM. The pit gate will open at 2:30 PM.

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Qualifying for the Modifieds will determine the starting field with the top 12 finishers from the heat race events, drawing the top 12 starting positions in the opening feature. The winner of the first and second feature will then draw an invert number of 8, 10 or 12. This makes a sweep of the Pioneer Pole Buildings $2,500 bonus extremely possible.

For the Sunday, May 30 event, adult admission tickets are $25, Children 6 to 11 are $10, Children 5 and under will be admitted free. The pit fee is $40, and a license is not required.

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 a 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. You may pick-up and pay for your tickets on race night at 4:30 PM and enter the grandstands immediately. If possible, please bring exact change.

2021 Thunder on the Hill Race Dates

  • Sunday, May 30 Triple Roaring 20’s Big Block/358 Modifieds Plus Sportsman & Vintage Outlaw Racing Series 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 15 USAC Eastern Storm Jesse Hockett Classic National Sprint Tour & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 29 PA 410 Sprint Speed Week $10,000-to-Win Hodnett Cup & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 3 USAC National Midgets Ken Brenn Masters & 358* Modifieds 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 26 Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints & 358 Modifieds* 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 16 MODS at the MADHOUSE Big Block/358 Modified Triple 20’s & Sportsman 6 PM
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