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THUNDERHILL RACEWAY RESCHDULES DAY #2 OF FALL CLASSIC FOR WED. SEPT 15./ CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT SEPT 11

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) September 11 – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunder Raceway was forced to cancel tonight September 11 after battling mother nature all day long.

All events for events have been rescheduled for Wednesday September 15. With a tentative start time of 6pm.

Drivers who were not at night #1 are still eligible to race the last chance qualifiers. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

We want to thank all the fans, crews, sponsors and drivers for their patience.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter. Or call Woody at 920-743-7052.

THUNDERHILL CANCELED FOR 9/11, RESCHEDULED FOR 9/15

We are CANCELED for tonight. Unfortunately the rain is not letting up and no sun in sight. We are RESCHEDULING for Wednesday, Sept. 15th with a 6pm start time.

All of the events scheduled for tonight will be run on the Wednesday show, including the trailer race of destruction. More information, if needed, will be made available during the week.

7-TIME NHRA TOP FUEL CHAMPION TONY SCHUMACHER WILL BE AT THUNDERHILL SATURDAY SEPT. 11 FOR A MEET AND GREET

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) September 8 – 7-Time NHRA Top Fuel Champion “The Sarge” Tony Schumacher will be on hand, for day number two of the September 10 & 11 Fall Classic at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway.

Schumacher is the defending Full Throttle NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Champion and currently sits 3rd in points eyeing his 8th career title. He is the first driver in NHRA history to win six consecutive Top Fuel Championships.

Schumacher will be available with paid admission for Saturday nights event on September 11. The Sarge will be signing autographs and greeting fans underneath the grandstands from 3 pm to ? He will have a full variety of apparel and souvenirs available for purchase.

Top Fuel Dragsters are powered by a 500 Cubic Inch Engines that makes a staggering 8000 (eight thousand) Horsepower. In comparison to our IMCA Modifieds which make between 450 to 550 Horsepower. Schumacher’s Army sponsored Dragster runs the 1000 foot drag strip in just under 4 seconds (just under a ¼ mile). Reaching speeds over 320 Miles Per Hour.

To put it in prospective, a NHRA Top Fuel Dragster accelerates quicker than any other land vehicle on earth , quicker than a jet fighter plane and quicker than the space shuttle.

The Fall Classic will qualify 10 cars Friday and 10 cars Saturday per division. Fastrak Late Models and Modifieds will be racing for $1000 to win, Stock Cars $700, Sport Mods $700, Street Stocks & Hobby Stocks $400 and 4-Cylinders $150. Payout based on 25 mods, 30 stocks, 30 sport mods, 25 streets, 22 hobbies and 20 4cyl. Saturdays features will be followed by a $250 to win Trailer Race of Destruction and $100 to the Best Appearing vehicle/trailer combo. We are taking the first 20 vehicles to register, for more information and rules on the Trailer Race, please contact John Knudson @920-559-6800.

Grandstand admission as follows. Friday – Adults $8, Senior Citizens and Students (13-16) $6, Kids (6-12) $2. Saturday – Adults $12, Senior Citizens and Students (13-16) $10, Kids (6-12) $3, Kids 5 & Under Free both nights.

We will be offering a special half-off grandstand admission to any Police, Fire & EMT showing their badge or ID. This special ticket pricing is done to show our support of Law Enforcement, Fire Protection and Paramedics who put their lives on the line each and every day for our community. We ask that you please come and support are local heroes.

There will be entertainment both nights at ThunderHill and for those who have seen the entertainment over the years, you know your in for a good time. We will have the live band of “Dow Jones” playing your favorite hits Friday Night and the “Unknown DJ” Saturday Night. Camping is available on fair grounds for the cost of $20 per night.

Single day pit passes will be $30, 2-day passes are $50. (Driver entry fees not included in pit pass) Entry fees per division: Mods $25, Stock Cars $20, Sport Mod, Street Stock and Hobby Stock $15.

Pit Gates will open at 1:30pm both days. Pit stalls can be reserved for $20, otherwise open parking. Sign in cutoff will be 5:30pm Friday and 4:00pm Saturday.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

BUTCH’S AUTO & TRI COUNTY HEATING MAKE IT $700 TO WIN THE SPORT MOD FEATURE AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) September 7 – Butch’s Auto of Sturgeon Bay and Tri County Heating of New Franken have each pitched in $100 extra to the winner of the IMCA style Sport Mod Feature for the September 10 & 11 Fall Classic at ThunderHill Raceway.

This now makes it $700 to win Sport Mod main.

“The Sport Mods put on a great show week in and week out, they have been by far our fastest growing class, I can’t thank Tri County Heating and Butch’s Auto enough for their support all season long and for our special.” Said Track Promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack.

The Fall Classic will qualify 10 cars Friday and 10 cars Saturday per division. Fastrak Late Models and Modifieds will be racing for $1000 to win, Stock Cars $700, Sport Mods $700, Street Stocks & Hobby Stocks $400 and 4-Cylinders $150. Payout based on 25 mods, 30 stocks, 30 sport mods, 25 streets, 22 hobbies and 20 4cyl. Saturdays features will be followed by a $250 to win Trailer Race of Destruction and $100 to the Best Appearing vehicle/trailer combo. We are taking the first 20 vehicles to register, for more information and rules on the Trailer Race, please contact John Knudson @920-559-6800.

Single day pit passes will be $30, 2-day passes are $50. (Driver entry fees not included in pit pass) Entry fees per division: Mods $25, Stock Cars $20, Sport Mod, Street Stock and Hobby Stock $15.

Pit Gates will open at 1:30pm both days. Pit stalls can be reserved for $20, otherwise open parking. Sign in cutoff will be 5:30pm Friday and 4:00pm Saturday.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

FASTRAK LATE MODELS ADDED TO SEPT. 10 & 11 THUNDERHILL FALL CLASSIC

2010 Fall Classic Flyer

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) September 2 – The Fastrak Late Models will make their first appearance of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway. Head lining the 2-day Fall Classic on September 10 &11.

The Fastrak Late Models will kick-off their 2010 Fastrak Great Lakes Region Series. ThunderHill will be their first night of the series with the road to the Quarter Million dollar point fund. They will be running a 40 lap feature the Saturday Night of the Fall Classic that pays $1000 to win and $150 to start.

We will be giving away a bow valued at almost $700 courtesy of Full Force Archery. We also like to thank Gold Star Racing Supplies for coming aboard.

The Fall Classic will qualify 10 cars Friday and 10 cars Saturday per division. Fastrak Late Models and Modifieds will be racing for $1000 to win, Stock Cars $700, Sport Mods $500, Street Stocks & Hobby Stocks $400 and 4-Cylinders $150. Payout based on 25 mods, 30 stocks, 30 sport mods, 25 streets, 22 hobbies and 20 4cyl. Saturdays features will be followed by a $250 to win Trailer Race of Destruction and $100 to the Best Appearing vehicle/trailer combo. We are taking the first 20 vehicles to register, for more information and rules on the Trailer Race, please contact John Knudson @920-559-6800.

Grandstand admission as follows. Friday – Adults $8, Senior Citizens and Students (13-16) $6, Kids (6-12) $2. Saturday – Adults $12, Senior Citizens and Students (13-16) $10, Kids (6-12) $3, Kids 5 & Under Free both nights.

We will be offering a special half-off grandstand admission to any Police, Fire & EMT showing their badge or ID. This special ticket pricing is done to show our support of Law Enforcement, Fire Protection and Paramedics who put their lives on the line each and every day for our community. We ask that you please come and support are local heroes.

There will be entertainment both nights at ThunderHill and for those who have seen the entertainment over the years, you know your in for a good time. We will have the live band of “Dow Jones” playing your favorite hits Friday Night and the “Unknown DJ” Saturday Night. Camping is available on fair grounds for the cost of $20 per night.

Single day pit passes will be $30, 2-day passes are $50. (Driver entry fees not included in pit pass) Entry fees per division: Mods $25, Stock Cars $20, Sport Mod, Street Stock and Hobby Stock $15.

Pit Gates will open at 1:30pm both days. Pit stalls can be reserved for $20, otherwise open parking. Sign in cutoff will be 5:30pm Friday and 4:00pm Saturday.

ALL CLASS & TRACK RULES APPLY…NO CLAIM

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

CHAMPIONS WILL BE CROWNED FOR FLOORS BY JOSH NIGHT AT THUNDERHILL

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 31 – Floors by Josh will host Championship Night at Prestige Yacht Coatings. Champions will be crowned in all 6 divisions this Saturday night, September 4.. Which will include a kids coin drop.

Floors by Josh is owned and operated by former third generation racecar diver Josh Massart.

All points championships are still up for grabs.

De Pere’s Jay Matthias sit’s a top the IMCA Modified standings hold a 12 point edge over Algoma’s Todd Dart. Matthias is eyeing his first career track title.

Kewaunee’s Greg Gretz holds just a 1 point lead over Forestville’s Charlie Kroll in the IMCA Stock Cars.

Oconto Falls, Eric “Chummy” Arneson holds a 26 point edge over Sturgeon Bay’s Ryan LeMieux in the IMCA Sport Mods. Arneson has to qualify for the feature and he clinch his first ever ThunderHill title.

In the IMCA Hobby Stocks, Kewaunee’s Luke Lemmens holds 11 point edge over Sturgeon Bay’s Brandon Peterson. Lemmens also currently sits tied with Algoma’s Marcus Moede in the battle for the IMCA State Crown.

Sturgeon Bay’s Geno Sternard is eyeing his first career title holding a 7 point lead over Green Bay’s Tony Everard. This is Everard’s first year in the Street Stocks as he is a former four-cylinder Champion

Sturgeon Bay’s Jeremy DuBois leads the Four Cylinders with a 14 point edge over Sturgeon Bay’s Mike Sargent.

Rookie of the Year Battles:

Green Bay’s Jeremy Wiitala will be crowned Rookie of the Year in stock cars, Wiitala is a former Bomber and Street Stock Champion. Wiitala currently sits 3rd in points.

In the IMCA Sport Mods, Sturgeon Bay’s Kelsy Hayes holds a 5 point edge over Algoma’s Tyler Hackett. Hayes sits 7th in points with Hackett 8th.

Algoma’s Travis Hackett will be crowned the Hobby Stock Rookie of the Year. Hackett currently since 4th in the standings.

Tony Everard will just need to sign in and he will be crown Rookie of the Year in the Street Stocks.

Joey Scoon will the top Rookies in the Four-Cylinder Division

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. With IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders in action. Pit gates open at 4:00pm, racing starts at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

GRETZ BATTLES KROLL FOR THE IMCA STOCK CAR TITLE AT THUNDERHILL

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 31 – This Saturday September 4, the IMCA Stock Car class will feature Greg Gretz vs. Charlie Kroll and Ford vs. Chevy in a championship that most likely will come down to the final lap. The two title contenders came into last weeks feature tied for the lead. Gretz would finish 3rd and Kroll 4th, handing Gretz a 1 point advantage heading into the final points night at ThunderHill Raceway.

Charlie Kroll

“Chargin” Charlie Kroll of Forestville, a long time veteran in the IMCA Stock Car Class has raced everything from bombers to modifieds. Kroll a multi-time champion at area tracks in the stock cars claimed the 1994 for title at ThunderHill.

At the time of his ThunderHill title, Charlie was driving for Kurt Gretz in a Ford Thunderbird. Kurt was known for being a chassis guru. 16 years after that title Kroll now finds himself in battle for the Stock Car title with Kurt’s son, Greg Gretz.

“It’s pretty neat to be racing against Greg, I can remember when he was just a young boy helping his dad and I in the shop working on the racecar.” Said Kroll; “I think Greg is a good guy, and as much as I would like to win the title, if I can’t theirs no one else I’d rather see get it than Greg.”

Kroll now in a Chevy the last few years, Charlie went to cousin Ben for a new chassis. Kroll debuted the car at Luxemburg and won the first night out. With expectations set high, Kroll set his goals on winning the track title at ThunderHill.

“The season started out well and we had are sites set on the title, but we had one bad night where we didn’t make the feature and I thought we were out of the title hunt being behind by over 20 points.” Said Kroll.
Kroll would go on to win a feature midway through the season and get back into the title chase as Gretz would suffer trouble late in the season.
“If I win the title I will retire from racing, if not we will be back again next season.” Said Kroll

Greg Gretz

Greg Gretz of Kewaunee, will come into the final night eying his first career track title. After a intense battle last week with Kroll, Gretz showed he would not let the veteran rattle him, and finished one spot ahead taking back the point lead.

This is not the first time Gretz has had a chance at a title. “We were leading the points at Shawano with 2 weeks to go and I had a family emergency.” Gretz chose to stay with his family and not go racing, he would lose the title by a mere 3 points.

When asked if there’s any added pressure in racing someone who has had great success and used to race for your dad; Gretz stated, “Not really, I race him the same way as I would anyone else.”

Like racecars Greg’s father used to own, Gretz dawns the blue oval running a Ford Thunderbird. “The car is a Wolfe Chassis I purchase from my brother last season.”

Same as Kroll, Gretz started the season with aspiration of winning the title. “You always have the goal of winning the title, but sometimes you just have to see what happens.”

When asked if he will approach the last night any different Gretz stated; “Were not going to be racing the car Friday as we normally do.” We have a brand new car my brother and I have been working on all summer and we would like it to give it a shake down run at Luxemburg and have it ready for the up coming IMCA Super Nationals.”

The two title contenders will settle it on the 1/3 mile clay oval this Saturday night September 4 at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS BATTLES GOING DOWN TO THE WIRE ON LITTLE HOPPERS NIGHT AT THUNDERHILL

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 26 – Little Hoppers of Door County to host the second to last points night at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway.

Little Hoppers services can be found on Division Road in Sturgeon Bay, they provide a variety of garbage (trash), waste removal, recycling services to Door and Kewaunee County residents and businesses. For more info please visit www.little-hoppers.com

Also there is a correction as we will not be having the Halloween theme this week, it has been changed to the second day of the September 10 & 11 Fall Classic.

Weekly Notes:

The IMCA Stock Car title is completely up for grabs as Forestville’s Charlie Kroll and Kewaunee’s Greg Gretz are currently tied for points lead. With only 2 points nights remaining, the championship could come down to the final lap of the season.

Luxemburg’s Dave DeGrave picked up with in the Stock Car class, this was his second career stock car win, but first at ThunderHill. Dave won Rookie of the Year honors last season and is a former IMCA Hobby Stock track champion.

Sturgeon Bay’s Billy LeMieux became the 11th different winner in 12 points nights in the IMCA Modifieds. Defending champ, Shawn Kilgore is the only repeat points night winner.

In the Modified points battle Algoma’s Todd Dart was able to gain one point on DePere’s Jay Matthias last Saturday. Matthias now holds a 10 point edge over Dart.

Sturgeon Bay’s Geno Sternard picked up his third win of the season in the Street Stocks, he currently holds a 6 point lead over Rookie Tony Everard of Green Bay. Everard is former multi-time four cylinder champion at The Hill. Former title contender Sturgeon Bay’s James Bosman suffered a blown engine during his heat race and was unable to race the rest of the evening moving him to 3rd in points 17 back.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. With IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders in action. Pit gates open at 4:00pm, racing starts at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

THUNDERHILL SETS FALL CLASSIC SEPT. 10 & 11 WITH TRAILER OF RACE DESTRUCTION

Trailer Race RulesPDF

(Sturgeon Bay, WI ) August 20 – After a one year hiatus, Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill will return with it’s annual 2 day Fall Classic on September 10 and 11. And for the first time will be headlined be a Trailer Race of Destruction. Racing will start at 6pm Friday and 4:30 Saturday.

The Fall Classic will qualify 10 cars Friday and 10 cars Saturday per division. Modifieds will be racing for $1000 to win, Stock Cars $700, Sport Mods $500 Street Stocks & Hobby Stocks $400 and 4-Cylinders $150. Payout based on 25 mods, 30 stocks, 30 sport mods, 25 streets, 22 hobbies and 20 4cyl. Saturdays features will be followed by a $250 to win Trailer Race of Destruction and $100 to the Best Appearing vehicle/trailer combo. We are taking the first 20 vehicles to register, for more information and rules on the Trailer Race, please contact John Knudson @920-559-6800.

“I’ve had a lot of phone calls from drivers who aren’t heading to the Super Nationals this year, so having the special gives a chance for those racers to win some good money in their back yard.” Stated track prompter Bryan “Woody” Wodack; “The trailer race always seems to be a crowd favorite, and were excited to see what kind of carnage will be made for the fans.”

There will be entertainment both nights at ThunderHill as the live band of Dow Jones will be rocking Friday Night and a DJ Saturday Night. Camping is available on fair grounds for the cost of $20 per night.

Single day pit passes will be $30, 2-day passes are $50. (Driver entry fees not included in pit pass) Entry fees per division: Mods $25, Stock Cars $20, Sport Mod, Street Stock and Hobby Stock $15.

Pit Gates will open at 1:30pm both days. Pit stalls can be reserved for $20, otherwise open parking. Sign in cutoff will be 5:30pm Friday and 4:00pm Saturday.

ALL CLASS & TRACK RULES APPLY…NO CLAIM

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.