Story By: BOB MILLER / THUNDER ON THE HILL – BECHTELSVILLE, PA – NAPA Auto Parts proudly presents the Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Triple Roaring 20’s for modifieds, joined by SpeedSTRS in their first time appearance in the Thunder Series on Sunday night, May 29 at the Grandview Speedway.
Race time is set for 7:30 PM. The triple 20’s format was introduced in 2020 and was a popular event for fans and competitors, attracting a field of fifty modifieds.
The Roaring Triple 20’s is a favorite for the competitors with the rich payoff and the format is also popular for drivers looking to score their first career modified win.
After modified qualifying heat race action, the first of three modified features will take to the Grandview Speedway. Each 20 lap Modified feature will pay $2,000 to the winner and with thanks to Pioneer Pole Buildings, a $5,000 bonus is posted to any driver who can sweep the three features. A triple sweep would be worth $11,000.
If one driver wins two features, PPB will add an additional $1,000 in bonus money. Each feature offers an attractive payoff with $200 being paid just to start each feature. Also on the program will be the SpeedSTRS qualifying through eight lap heats leading up to the 25 lap feature that will pay $2,500.
Expected entries include Billy Pauch, Billy Pauch Jr, Steve Buckwalter, Ryan Krachun, Briggs Danner, Steve Buckwalter, Alex Bright, Tim Buckwalter, Tom Mayberry and Richie Tobias Jr. to name a few.
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.
On race night, Sunday night, May 29, 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.
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 for the remaining features.
For the Sunday, May 29 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.