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TONY BOUCHE TOPS THE IMCA STOCK CAR A-MAIN

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 14 – Algoma’s Tony Bouche survived several late race cautions to pick up his first feature win in the class since 1996. Other feature winners at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway, were Shawn Kilgore (Mods), Tyler Hackett (sport mod), Maynard Hegnet (hobby stock), Joe Schwister (street stocks) and Mike Sargent (four-cylinders).
 
Tony Bouche used his front row starting spot to jump out to an early lead until a series of cautions would fly. Scott Reinhardt and Dave DeGrave took there shots at the veteran Bouche but as the race progressed DeGrave would clip an infield tire sending it rolling onto the racetrack. Cars would scatter and Reinhardt and DeGrave would be sent pit side with damages.
 
As the race resumed Bouche would find his hands full with Rookie Jeremy Wiitala as he battled Bouche for the top spot. That would allow Tony’s Nephew, Dave Bouche to make it a three wide battle for the lead. Dave down low, Tony in the middle and Wiitala up high. When they crossed the flag stand it was Dave Bouche the new leader, but as soon as Dave enter turn one he clipped a series of infield tires sending his car spinning in front of the field.
 
The caution flag would fly setting up a green white checker finish. The green would again fly with Tony Bouche hugging the low line, as the white flew Wiitala would make charge back up top. The duo would run door to door out of turn 2, Bouche would find better grip down low and go on to pick up the feature win much to the delight of the crowd. Jeremy Wiitala, Todd Polster, Troy Muench and Shawn Havel rounded out the top 5.
 
Defending champion Shawn Kilgore became the first repeat winner in the IMCA Modifieds.
 
Kyle Lentz used his front row starting spot to take the lead early, with standing constant pressure from James Tebon. Lentz appeared to be on his way to his first ThunderHill win but a caution for the damaged racer Todd Dart would bunch the field. Once the race restarted Kilgore wasted no time disposing of Tebon and a lap later passed Lentz and cruised to his second feature win of the season. Following Kilgore at the checkers were Kyle Lentz, James Tebon, Jared Siefert and point leader Jay Matthias rounded out the top 5.
 
Rookie Tyler Hackett picked up his first career ThunderHill IMCA Sport Mod Main.
 
Keith Peterson set the pace on lap one before Tyler Hackett snuck by and took over the top spot. Hackett would be dogged all race long by former champion Jeff Vlies. But the rookie with stood the pressure and picked up the win. Jeff Vlies, point leader Eric Arneson third, followed by Tom Stark and Brad Lautenbach rounded out the top 5.
 
Maynard Hegnet fended off Adam Pallex to win the caution free feature, his first of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. At the checkers it was Adam Pallex, Rodger LaViolette, Marcus Moede and CJ Weckler rounded out the top 5.
 
Joe Schwister passed Dennis Weidner on lap 10 to pick the win the Street Stocks.
 
Dennis Weidner set the early paces until lap 10 when Schwister power by on the outside. A lap later Weidner’s car would erupt in flames under the hood ending his night. Weidner would walk away uninjured. Racing would resume only for 2 laps as co-point leader James Bosman who was in a borrowed car after breaking in his heat, would go for a wild ride rolling on his side and coming to a halt on all four wheels and bring out the red flag. Bosman would emerge unhurt. When racing resume it was Schwister holding on for the win with Jimmy Anderson, point leader Geno Sternard third , Tony Everard and Kipped Burlo rounded out the top 5.
 
Mike Sargent passed rookie Joey Scoon late in the going and picked up his first feature win of the season in the Four-Cylinders.
 
Next week, August 21 Bissen Asphalt & Sturgeon Bay Sand and Gravel will be the sponsor for Saturday night, which will include driver introductions for the modifieds.
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. 

RACE SUMMARY

IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; 2. Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; 3. James Tebon, Algoma; 4. Jared Siefert, Luxemburg; 5. Jay Matthias, DePere
 
HEAT 1: Siefert; Tebon
HEAT 2: Kevin Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; Matthias
HEAT 3: Kilgore; Chris Derenne, Luxemburg
 
IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Tony Bouche, Algoma; 2. Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay; 3. Todd Polster, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Troy Muench, Union; 5. Shawn Havel, Algoma
 
HEAT 1: Jeremy Jauquet, Green Bay; T. Bouche
HEAT 2: Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Dave Bouche, Algoma
 
IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Tyler Hackett, Algoma; 2. Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; 3. Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; 4. Tom Stark, Egg Harbor; 5. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken
 
HEAT 1: Jesse Brey, Two Rivers; Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Arneson; Hackett
HEAT 3: Jesse Kroll, Algoma; JJ Anderson, Pulaski
 
IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Maynard Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Adam Pallex, Algoma; 3. Rodger LaViolette, Forestville; 4. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 5. CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay
 
HEAT 1: Moede; Hegnet
HEAT 2: Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; LaViolette
 
STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Joe Schwister, Black Creek; 2. Jimmy Anderson, Forestville; 3. Geno Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Tony Everard, Green Bay; 5. Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 1: Schwister; Dennis Weidner, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Burlo; David Baenen, New Franken
 
FOUR-CYLINDER FEATURE: 1. Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Joey Scoon, Sturgeon Bay: 3. Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Matt Sargent, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Brian Sargent, Sturgeon Bay
 
HEAT 1: Scoon; Mike Sargent

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MUENCH, LAUTENBACH, STERNARD & RAIN RULE THE BOUCHE MEMORIAL

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by Tom Wagner

(Sturgeon Bay, WI – 8/7//2010) – Three features hit the record books before rain washed away the final two during the second annual Nathan Bouche Memorial at the Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay Saturday night.

Troy Muench (IMCA Stock Cars), Brad Lautenbach (IMCA Northern Sport Mods) and Gene Sternard (NEW Super Stocks) won features in nearly identical fashion before a heavy thunderstorm moved through the area forcing cancellation of the remaining two main events.

The IMCA Stock Car headliner was flagged four laps short of the scheduled 25 lap duration, but the 21 circuits that were raced featured a classic side by side battle between veterans Muench and Charlie Kroll for the win.

Feature line-ups are normally set by a racer’s nightly point average. For the Bouche Memorial special running during the Door County Fair, feature qualifiers lined up through the luck of the draw, allowing the two contenders a rare opportunity to start on the front row.

Both took full advantage, pulling away from a tight pack at the drop of the green. Muench led, but Kroll refused to fade. Working the bottom groove, Kroll would pull even with the leader, only to have Muench carry the momentum from the outside to maintain a slight advantage at the scoring line.

The duo marched in step, at times in a near dead-heat at the line until they picked up the back end of the field with six laps to go. Kroll was forced to back off, and fall in line behind Muench as they passed below four cars.

But before Kroll could clear the traffic and resume the hunt, division point leader Greg Gretz’ Thunderbird crawled to a halt just shy of the backstretch resulting in a caution.

The cars realigned with Muench on point, but before the green could fly to finish out the final four laps, the rains moved in, Muench was declared the winner for leading the last completed lap, and the night was done.

The win was the second of the season for Muench. Two-time track champ Matt Junio finished third, after chasing, but not quite catching, the leaders for the entire event. Two-time feature winner Kyle Wanner was fourth. Back in action late in the season, former Raceway regular Todd Polster recorded his best finish of the year by placing fifth.

The IMCA Northern Sport Mod feature was highlighted by another memorable two-car duel; this one between Lautenbach and Ryan LeMieux.

Lautenbach didn’t waste an opportunity for a rare second row starting spot. The four-time winner raced past Tyler Hackett on the third lap, and appeared to be easily headed to win number five. He would get the win, but it was far from easy.

LeMieux drew the fifth row for his starting spot. Racing with a little extra motivation just one day after his grandmother’s (Bea LeMieux) funeral, the second place point driver was on a mission.

Picking his way through traffic, he captured third in the order on lap 12 and then passed Steve Georgenson one lap later for second.

He quickly reeled in Lautenbach, shifted to the low line and took over the lead on the 14th lap. Lautenbach kept pace and began looking for an opening to mount a counter-strike. That came with six laps to go, as he gained a stronghold under LeMieux.

After contending with some lapped traffic, LeMieux moved to the outside and resumed the charge, but Lautenbach was too strong, holding on for his second straight win since missing several weeks due to a back injury suffered in a crash at Luxemburg Speedway.

Hackett, Ryan’s brother Randy LeMieux, Jr and J.J. Anderson completed the top five.

What appeared to be a run-away turned into another close finish in the Super Stocks. Brian Weslow took off from his front row starting spot to establish what would have been an insurmountable lead. But with six laps to go, the Green Bay driver lost the handle coming out of the second turn, spinning himself out.

Second place running Tony Everard inherited the lead for the restart with Dave Bouche positioned on the inside and Sternard on the outside of the second row. Current IMCA Stocker Bouche, the 1995 champion in the Streets, was making a rare appearance back in the class, driving for Ed Anschutz.

As the green flew, Bouche and Sternard stormed past Everard, with Bouche taking the lead. He held the lower line with Sternard mounting his charge from the outside.

In yet another side by side conclusion on the night, Sternard was able to pull even and eventually control the final laps en route to his second win of the season.

Bouche placed a close second followed by Everard, Dave Gauger in his track debut and Todd Everard.

Both the IMCA Modified and IMCA Hobby Stock features were rained out.

Racing in all six classes resumes this Saturday, with Witt Ford hosting the show, set to include the annual Big Wheel races for the kids.

Prestige Yacht Coatings 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.

Thunderhill Raceway Results 8/7/10

IMCA Stock Car 25 Lap Feature – Troy Muench, Namur: Charlie Kroll, Forestville: Matt Junio, Casco: Kyle Wanner, Suamico: Todd Polster, Sturgeon Bay: Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg

Semi-Feature – Justin Jacobson, Hortonville: Dave Bouche, Algoma: Casey Groessl, Algoma: Mike Pierrard, Green Bay

Heat 1 – Muench: Kroll
Heat 2 – Aaron Thornton, Maplewood: Wanner
Heat 3 – J.J. Heinz, Green Bay: Polster
Heat 4 – Shawn Havel, Algoma: Bret Koehler, Two Rivers

IMCA Northern Sport Mod 25 Lap Feature – Brad Lautenbach, New Franken: Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay: Tyler Hackett, Algoma: Randy LeMieux, Jr, Sturgeon Bay: J.J. Anderson, Pulaski: Steve Georgenson, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 – Ryan LeMieux: Randy LeMieux, Jr
Heat 2 – Tom Stark, Egg Harbor: Josh Long, Green Bay
Heat 3 – Lautenbach: Jesse Brey, Two Rivers

NEW Super Stock 20 Lap Feature – Gene Sternard, Luxemburg: Dave Bouche, Algoma: Tony Everard, Green Bay: Dave Gauger, Brillion: Todd Everard, Green Bay: Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 – James Bosman, Sturgeon Bay: Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay
Heat 2 – Todd Everard: Bouche

IMCA Modified Feature (Rained Out)

Heat 1 – Todd Dart, Algoma: Shawn Kilgore, New Franken
Heat 2 – Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont: Kevin Sternard, Sturgeon Bay

IMCA Hobby Stock Feature (Rained Out)

Heat 1 – Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee: C.J. Weckler, Sturgeon Bay
Heat 2 – Roger LaViolette, Forestville: Marcus Moede, Luxemburg

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STERNARD STIFLES COMPETITION, TAKES HOME $800 PAYDAY AT THUNDERHILL

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(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 5 – Kevin Sternard led every lap in a caution free feature, picking the top prize of $800 in the IMCA Modifieds at ThunderHill Raceway. Other winners were (MSA Sprint Cars) TJ Luedke, (IMCA Sport Mod) Johnny Whitman.
 
Kevin Sternard out duel former track champion Jeremy Jacobs on the opening lap and slowly began to pull away leaving the competition battling behind him. The top four would break away from the pack, with Kyle Kudick holding down the second spot. The battle for third would heat up as the defending champion Shawn Kilgore and former champ Todd Dart battled door to door. Kilgore would make the pass, and challenge Kudick late in the going for the runner up spot. When the checkers fell it was Sternard winning by a straight away leading all 30 laps. Second for Kyle Kudick, after starting deep in the field third for Shawn Kilgore, fourth Todd Dart, Jared Siefert would round out the top five.
 
Johnny “The Hitman” Whitman lead all 25 laps in the IMCA Sport Mods taking home a $400 payday.
 
Johnny Whitman would battle Eric Arneson from his front row starting spot, and take the lead on lap 1. Whitman would quickly distance himself from the field. Brad Lautenbach would march his way through the pack and began battling Arneson for the runner up position. Whitman had the race well in hand, but caution for the broken down machine of Jeff Vlies would bunch the field mid way through the contest. When the race resumed Lautenbach quickly worked into the second spot as Arneson would slide to high losing a handful of positions. Lautenbach would give chase but it was Whitman who would pull away and pick up the win. Second to Brad Lautenbach, third for rookie Tyler Hackett, Ryan LeMieux came home fourth after starting deep in the field and fifth went to Eric Arneson.
 
Racing resumes this Saturday August 7 with the 2nd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial.
 
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

RACE SUMMMARY

MSA SPRINT CAR FEATURE: 1. TJ Luedke 2. Tony Wondra 3. Kurt Davis 4. Ben Schmidt 5. Jeremy Schultz 6. Randy Call 7. Josh Walters 8. Mark Wernes Jr. 9. Kenjay Fielder 10. Lance Fessbender 11. Brian Portschy 12. Paul Pokorski 13. Earl Possi 14. Jeff Wilke 15. Danny Schlafer 16. Randy Brunette 17. Al Schlafer 18. Brandon McMullen 19. Eliot Kulow 20. Scott Mohs 21. Tim Haddy 22. Shane Wenninger
 
B MAIN: 1. Possi 2. Portschy 3. Wenninger
 
HEAT 1: 1. Walters 2. Davis
HEAT 2: 1. Kulow 2. Pokorski
HEAT 3. 1. Schlafer 2. Luedke
 
IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Kevin Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers; 3. Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; 4. Todd Dart, Algoma; 5. Jared Siefert, Luxemburg; 6. Dean Mauer, Green Bay; 7. Mike Wedelstadt, New London; 8. Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; 9. Russ Reinwald, Juneau; 10. Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; 11. Jay Matthias, DePere; 12. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 13. Tim Czarneski, Denmark; 14. Chris Derenne, Luxemburg; 15. Rick Johnson, Gills Rock; 16. Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; 17. Tony Wedelstadt, New London; 18. Danny Deau, Green Bay
HEAT 1: Jacobs; Dart
HEAT 2: LeMieux; Matthias
 
IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Johnny Whitman, DePere; 2. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; 3. Tyler Hackett, Algoma; 4. Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; 6. Rod Solem, Seymour; 7. Steve Jorgenson, Sturgeon Bay; 8. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 9. Tom Stark, Egg Harbor; 10. Jeremy Cota, Oconto Falls; 11. Josh Long, Green Bay; 12. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 13. Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; 14. Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; 15. Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; 16. Stephanie DeJardin, Luxemburg; 17. Keith Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 18. JJ Anderson, Pulaski; 19. James Iverson, Luxemburg; 20. Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee
 
B MAIN: Vlies; Stark; J. Lautenbach
 
HEAT 1: Whitman; R. LeMieux Jr.
HEAT 2: B. Lautenbach; Jorgenson
HEAT 3: Solem; Hackett

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JACOBS BECOMES 10TH DIFFERENT WINNER THE MODIFIEDS AT THUNDERHILL

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 31 – Former IMCA Modified Champion Jeremy Jacobs took the lead away from Rick Johnson and went on to win his first feature of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway. Other feature winners were Kyle Wanner (stockcar), Brad Lautenbach (sport mod), Travis Hackett (hobby Stock), James Bosman (street stock) and Matt Prouty (four-cylinders)

Rick Johnson set the early paces until Jeremy Jacobs used the low side to take the top spot. Jacobs would survive several late race cautions to pick up his first feature win of the season. By virtue of a second place finish Jay Matthias is now the new point leader. Third for Mike Wedelstadt, fourth Todd Dart and fifth for Billy LeMieux who start last.

Kyle Wanner picked up his second feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars.

Wanner passed Mike Wietor on lap 3 and survived a caution plagued feature to take home his second feature of the year. Point leader Greg Gretz was second, third for Dave DeGrave, fourth for Rick Dix and Charlie Kroll rounded out the top five.
The #65 of Bret Koehler claimed the engine of Wanner, claim was accepted and the drivers swapped engines.

Brad Lautenbach returned in style, picking up his fourth feature win in the IMCA Sport Mods, after a neck injury sidelined him for more than a month.

Shawn LeMieux set early laps before Rod Solem took over the top spot. Solem would until 3 laps to go that’s when Lautenbach made his move and went to on to pick up a division high fourth feature win. Second went to Solem, Tom Stark third, fourth for Jeremy Cota and Jesse Brey rounded out the top five.

Rookie Travis Hackett lead from the drop of the green in the IMCA Hobby Stocks and went on to win his second career feature. Second went to CJ Weckler, third Rodger LaViolette, fourth Brandon Peterson, fifth Adam Pallex.

Point leader James Bosman passed James Anderson in the early stages of the race and went on to win by over a half a lap in the Street Stocks. Kipp Burlo came home with a career best second, third for Tony Everard, fourth James Anderson and fifth for David Baenen.

Matt Prouty picked up his second feature win of the season in the Four-Cylinders out dueling point leader Jeremy DuBois.

Thursday August 5 MSA Sprint cars with IMCA Mods and IMCA Sport Mods will be in action. Racing starts at 6pm.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side . For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter

RACE SUMMARY

IMCA MODFIED FEATURE: 1. Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; 2. Jay Matthias, DePere; 3. Mike Wedelstadt, New London; 4. Todd Dart, Algoma; 5. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Dan Rataczjack, Frog Station; Dart
HEAT 2: Chris Derenne, Luxemburg; Matthias

IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Kyle Wanner, Suamico; 2. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 3. Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg; 4. Rick Dix, Green Bay; 5. Charlie Kroll, Forestville

CONSI 1: Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor; Bret Koehler, Two Rivers

HEAT 1: Gretz; Jeremy Wiitala; Green Bay
HEAT 2: John Mahlberg, Hilbert; DeGrave
HEAT 3: Ben Kroll, New Franken; Troy Muench, Union

IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; 2. Rod Solem, Seymour; 3. Tom Stark, Egg Harbor; 4. Jeremy Cota, Oconto Falls; 5. Jesse Brey, Two Rivers

HEAT 1: Martin Kelsey, Sturgeon Bay; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls
HEAT 2: Shawn LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Stark
HEAT 3: Brey; Lautenbach

IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Travis Hackett; Algoma; 2. CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Rodger LaViolette, Forestville; 4. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Adam Pallex, Algoma

HEAT 1: LaViolette; Peterson
HEAT 2: Weckler; Frank Paul, Kewaunee

STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. James Bosman, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Tony Everard, Green Bay; 4. James Anderson, Forestville; 5. David Baenen, New Franken

HEAT 1: Nick Grovogel, Forestville; Baenen
HEAT 2: Burlo; Bosman

FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE: 1. Matt Prouty, DePere; 2. Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Joey Scoon, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Brian Sargent, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Prouty; DuBois

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BIG MONEY MATTHIAS CASHES IN, TAKING THE THUNDERHILL MODIFIED MAIN

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 17 – Jay Matthias capture his first checker of season in the IMCA Modifieds after passing Dave Zeitler on lap 3 at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway. Other feature winners were Scott Reinhardt (stockcar), Jeff Vlies (sport mod), Luke Lemmens (hobby Stock), Ryan Brandes (street stock) and Jeremy DuBois (four-cylinders)

Dave Zeitler set the early paces in the IMCA Modified feature, before second place points runner Jay Matthias took over the top spot. A series of cautions mid race would keep the field bunched. Point leader Todd Dart would visit pit lane twice during the event for damage on his car. Dart would salvage a ninth place finish. With the win Matthias sits second a single point behind Dart. Shawn Kilgore made a late race charge for the win but would come home second, third for Kevin Sternard, fourth for Kyle Kudick and Dan Ratajzcak placed fifth after starting nineteenth.

Rookie Tony Wedelstadt used a provisional starting spot to win the 2nd Annual King of the Hill Modified Tournament.
Wedelstadt defeated, last weeks winner feature Chris Derenne, former track Champion Jeremy Jacobs and defending track champion Shawn Kilgore to take home $500 courtesy Packerland Whey.

Scott Reinhardt scores first career IMCA Stockcar feature win with a borrowed engine.

Reinhardt a former Bomber and Street Stock Champion took the lead away from Tony Bouche in the early going and looked to have the race well in hand until Charlie Kroll broke threw the field and began to reel in Reinhardt. Kroll would get to Reinhardt’s rear bumper but could never complete pass. Kroll would settle for second as Reinhardt crossed the checkers first. Reinhardt who blew up his engine the week before had to borrow an engine from his brother Gary just to go racing this weekend. Brett Koehler third, Shawn Havel fourth and points leader Greg Gretz fifth.

After the feature per IMCA rules any driver in the top four of the running order can have their engines claimed by anyone outside the top four that’s on the lead lap. The #2 of Mike Gilson would claim the engine of Brett Koehler. The #42 of Ben Kroll would claim the engine of Charlie Kroll. #60 of Kyle Wanner would claim the engine of Shawn Havel and the #57 John Heinz would claim the engine of Scott Reinhardt. All claims were accepted.

Former Champion Jeff “Pepe” Vlies passed rookie Scott Boulanger with one lap to go to pick up his third feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods. Boulanger second, Ryan LeMieux third, Jesse Brey and Steve Jorgenson rounded out the top five,

Ryan Brandes would pass James Bosman to score his first win of season in the Street Stocks.

Point leader Andy Paluch would suffer damage and spend most the night on pit lane, Handing the point lead over to Bosman who placed second to Brandes. Third for Matt Reinke in his first night at the track. Fourth Dennis Weidner and Tony Everard fifth.

IMCA Hobby Stock point leader Luke Lemmens won his second feature of the season passing last weeks winner Travis Hackett by mere inches at the checker. Third was Marcus Moede, fourth Brandon Peterson and fifth for Roger LaViolette.

Four-Cylinder point leader Jeremy DuBois picked up his fourth feature win of the season.

Next week, July 24 Miller Lite will be the sponsor for Saturday night, which will include Christmas in July special themed race trailers.

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

RACE SUMMARY
IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1 Jay Matthias, DePere; 2. Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; 3. Kevin Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers; 5. Dan Ratajzcak, Frog Station

HEAT 1: Tim Czarneski, Demark; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Kyle Lentz, Green Bay; Kilgore
HEAT 3: Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg

IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor; 2. Charlie Kroll, Forestville; 3. Bret Koehler, Two Rivers; 4. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 5. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee

CONSI 1: Todd Polster, Sturgeon Bay; Mike Gilson, Greenleaf
CONSI 2: Larry Karcz, Pulaski; Rick Dix, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Tony Bouche, Algoma; Kyle Wanner, Suamico
HEAT 2: Mike Wietor, Green Bay; Koehler
HEAT 3: Reinhardt; Havel
HEAT 4: John Heinz, Green Bay; John Anschutz, Brussels

IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Jeff Vlies, Kewaunee; 2. Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; 3. Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Jesse Brey, Two Rivers; 5. Steve Jorgensen, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Boulanger; Shawn LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Jesse Kroll, Algoma; Tyler Hackett, Algoma

IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; 2. Travis Hackett, Algoma; 3 Marcus Moede, Algoma; 4. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Rodger LaViolette, Forestville

HEAT 1: LaViolette; Peterson
HEAT 2: Rob Waechter Jr., Ellisville; Dave Schmidt, Algoma

STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Ryan Brandes, Brillion; 2. James Bosman, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Matt Reinke, Chilton; 4. Dennis Weidner, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Tony Everard, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Weidner; Bosman
HEAT 2: Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay; Jimmy Anderson, Forestville

4 CYLINDER FEATURE: 1. Jeremy Dubious, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Mathias Prouty, DePere; 3. Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Matt Trophy, Green Bay; 5. Matt Sargent, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: DuBois; Brian Johnson, Oconto Falls