By Erika Palmai Wagner
BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. – This Saturday, Oct. 14, the Engler Machine and Tool Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will make its way for the final time this season to the high-banked Grandview Speedway.
IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be one of three divisions competing during the Thunder on the Hill Triple Thunder Thriller special.
Unlike past years, where this event was invitation only to drivers in the top 25 in points, all teams are eligible to compete.
Freiberger Excavating, title sponsor of the second heat race at each MASS event, has upped the main event another $750, making it $500 to win and $165 to start. Second through fifth place will be awarded with $325, $280, $250, and $220 respectively, with an increase in payout throughout the rest of the field as well.
“I love racing, everything about it. I have been a part of racing since I was 15 years old and even though I am not behind the wheel any more, I still have to be a part of it in some way,” said Pat Freiberger, owner/operator of Freiberger Excavating, a former competitor and team owner and current sponsor of Stefanie Palmai Carberry, who drives the Palmco Motorsports no. 99. “I love this sport and I want to support a series that has a great concept of keeping Sprint Car racing affordable and fun for the Saturday night driver.”
Among the drivers looking forward to pocketing the $500 prize this Saturday are last year’s Spooktacular Thunder on the Hill winner Tommy Carberry, newly-crowned 2017 Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series champion Eddie Wagner, Dave Brown, Tim Tanner Jr., Jeff Geiges, Austin Bishop, Brendon Poff, Stefanie Palmai Carberry, Samantha Lieberman and hometown defenders Dave Graber and David Bonner.