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Dart Passes Kilgore on Final Lap for Modified Victory at Thunderhill

Posted on August 23rd, 2009

by Chris Budzban

August 22, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Seeking his 7th modified track title, Todd Dart cut his deficit to a mere two points by winning the IMCA modified feature over Shawn Kilgore at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Ryan LeMieux and Chris Derenne fought for the early lead of the modified feature, with Brett Wenzel close behind. Kilgore rode the outside lane into the 4th spot, and motored past Wenzel and in between LeMieux and Derenne to take the lead. Kilgore built up a strong lead with Dart getting into the second spot. A…

“Frog Station Flash” Ratajczak Conquers Mods at Thunderhill

Posted on August 15th, 2009

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By Chris Budzban

August 15, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Frog Station’s Dan Ratajczak passed Two Rivers’ Kyle Kudick and held off defending track champion Todd Dart to pick up his 1st feature win of the season in the IMCA modified division at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

A pileup in the middle of the pack sent Jay Matthias and points leader Shawn Kilgore down pit lane early. Both would rejoin the field, but Kilgore later pulled off with more issues. On the restart, Kudick…

Dart Takes Home Top Prize in Mods at Nathan Bouche Memorial

Posted on August 6th, 2009

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By Chris Budzban

August 5, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Algoma’s Todd Dart got by Sturgeon Bay’s Kevin Sternard with 2 laps remaining to take home the $1,450 top prize in the IMCA modifieds at the 1st annual Nathan Bouche Memorial at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Sternard took charge from lap 1 and stuck to the bottom of the race track with Dart and Shawn Kilgore nipping at his heels.  Kilgore tried to swoop around Sternard on the outside on a couple occasions, but…

Kilgore Dices to 2nd IMCA Modified Win at Thunderhill

Posted on August 1st, 2009

by Chris Budzban

August 1, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – New Franken’s Shawn Kilgore sliced and diced his way through the field of IMCA modifieds to capture his 2nd feature win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Kilgore also won the feature on Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway.

Two Rivers’ Brett Wenzel set the pace early on in the modified feature, with Billy LeMieux and Chris Derenne right behind. Kilgore started picking off cars one by one on the outside, steadily making his way into the top 3. About halfway through, Kilgore had pulled…

Madden Scores First Career IMCA Mod Win at Thunderhill

Posted on July 18th, 2009

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By Chris Budzban

July 18, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Algoma’s Evan Madden led all 20 laps and fended off heavy pressure from Kevin Sternard to pick up his first career IMCA modified victory at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Madden took off from the pole position and feathered the throttle, building a nice lead over the rest of the field. Sternard started to chomp away at the lead midway through the caution-free contest, getting to Madden’s bumper with 5 laps remaining. Sternard took a peak on the inside…

Tebon Roars to Victory in Mods at Thunderhill

Posted on July 11th, 2009

July 11, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Algoma’s James Lee Tebon got by Chris Derenne midway through the IMCA modified feature and cruised to victory at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Derenne set the pace early on with Tebon lurking up high. Tebon made the pass stick on lap 10 and begun to build up a straightaway lead on the field. A caution flag flew, bunching the field. Tebon powered back to a nice lead, with action behind him. Shawn Kilgore charged hard through the field, starting on the back row up to the top 5. Tebon held on…

WEDELSTADT HOLDS OFF DART IN MODS AT THUNDERHILL

Posted on July 4th, 2009

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By Chris Budzban

July 4, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Fremont’s Mike Wedelstadt held off defending IMCA modified track champion Todd Dart to pick up his second feature win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Brussels’ Troy Muench picked up his third consecutive feature win in the IMCA stock car division.

Denmark’s Tim Czarneski took the early lead in the IMCA modified feature, but was passed on the outside by Wedelstadt. Wedelstadt pulled away with a good lead, but contact…

STARK BESTS KILGORE IN MODS AT THUNDERHILL

Posted on June 27th, 2009

Tom Stark Feature Win 6/27/2009

By Chris Budzban

June 27, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Egg Harbor’s Tom Stark survived heavy pressure from New Franken’s Shawn Kilgore to capture the IMCA modified feature win at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Stark shot out to the early race lead, followed closely by Tim Czarneski. Stark and Czarneski ran the top groove around the track, with Mike Wedelstadt and Kilgore down low. A late caution bunched the field, with Kilgore getting past Wedelstadt to grab the second spot. Kilgore tried…

KUDICK’S LATE PASS SECURES IMCA MOD WIN AT THUNDERHILL

Posted on June 20th, 2009

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By Chris Budzban

June 20, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Two Rivers’ Kyle Kudick made the high line work and shot past Brett Wenzel with 3 laps to go, winning his 1st IMCA modified feature of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Wenzel set the pace early from his front row starting spot, with Kevin Sternard right behind. Sternard fought hard down low, but Wenzel closed the door each time. A caution flew for a spin by Dan Ratajczak, bunching the field. When racing…

ZEITLER DOMINATES IMCA MOD FEATURE AT THUNDERHILL

Posted on June 14th, 2009

Old Faces Return to Victory Lane

by Chris Budzban

June 13, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Luxemburg’s Dave Zeitler led every lap of the IMCA modified feature en route to his first feature win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Zeitler wasn’t the only veteran to see victory lane as Jerry Wenzel, Eugene Gregorich and Eddie Anschutz also picked up feature wins on the night.

Zeitler grabbed the lead right out of the box and took to the high line right away. Billy Lemieux took the second spot on the low line, followed by Jeremy Jacobs….

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GRETZ, VANLAANNEN & BRUMLIC BEST AT THUNDERHILL / SPORT MOD SHAKEUP

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 16, 2015 Race Results- The IMCA Sport Mod title is up for grabs as point leader Chris Budzban falters, while Jarred VanLaanen races into title chase with victory at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (IMCA Modified), Tom Brumlic (IMCA Stock Car), Dave Schmidt (IMCA Hobby Stock), Phil Faustini (Street Stock) and Nathan Delsart (Thunder Truck)

Next Sunday August 23 will be brought to you by Coors Light. Championship night is right around the corner on August 30….

TONY BOUCHE STIFLES SUCHOCKI’S HOPES OF STOCK CAR VICTORY

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 9, 2015 Results- Tony Bouche made a last lap, last corner pass on Jamie Suchocki to steal the win in the IMCA Stock Cars at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Todd Dart (IMCA Modified), Vince Engebregtsen (IMCA Sport Mod), Ford Malvitz (IMCA Hobby Stock), Billy LeMieux (Street Stock) and Tory Peterson (Thunder Truck). Adam Sternard took home the win and $500 in the Trailer Race of Destruction.

Action was red flagged twice on the night. The first was for…

HISTORIC NIGHT FOR LEMIEUX

(Sturgeon Bay, WI – 7/29/2015)

Chances are, Billy LeMieux will long remember the last week of July, 2015.

After winning two features on Sunday, he came back to repeat the feat Wednesday night as Thunderhill Raceway’s program shifted to midweek to open the Door County Fair.

Joining LeMieux in victory lane on the night were Tyler Hackett in the Modifieds, Randy LeMieux, Jr in the Sport Mods, Travis LuMaye in the Hobby Stocks and Nathan Delsart in the Thunder Trucks.

Winning two features in a night is a slick trick on its own, but four features in a single week had never been…