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TONY BOUCHE BUILDING A TRIBUTE CAR FOR HIS LATE SON NATHAN

(Algoma, WI) July 6 – As many of you know Tony Bouche’s son, Nathan passed away in 2005. Nathan was gearing up and was ready to take over the driving duties for his dad’s IMCA Stock Car the next season. Tragically Nathan lost his life in a farming accident in October of 2005.

Nathan ran a few mechanics races and crewed for his dad each and every summer. The car Nathan drove was sold a few years back, Tony was able to find the car and purchased it. The goal is have the car ready for the 2nd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial at ThunderHill Raceway on August 7, 2010.

Tony a 30 plus year veteran in racing is asking the racing community for their help in getting the Ford ThunderBird on the track for the August 7 date. The car will be outfitted with the #27 which is the number Nathan wanted. The car will only be raced each year during the Nathan Bouche Memorial Event.
Donations are a one time thing, once the car is done it will always stay that way. Anyone donating will have there name placed on the car forever. Tony asks that you please not tell his wife, he wants it to be a surprise for her.

For more information to help, please call Tony @ 920- 255-0281

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.

POH’S CORNER PUB & STAUBER ELECTRIC TO HOST SPORT MOD NIGHT AT THE HILL 

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 30 – The IMCA Sport Mods will be in the spot light on Poh’s Corner Pub & Stauber Electric night at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway this Saturday July 3. Time permitting we will have driver intros for the Sport Mod feature.

Weekly Notes:

Tom Stark captured his first IMCA Sport Mod win, but Tom’s racer never made into victory lane. As he pulled into the infield flames erupted from under the hood. The power steering hose broke spraying fluid all over the headers, which ignited. His car also suffered a cut left rear tire, so it was pure luck he even finished the race.

Defending Champion Mike Pierrard won the IMCA Stock Car feature. His first of the season. Mike then headed back to his hometown of Green Bay where he packed his luggage and boarded a plane to Georgia. Mike is being relocated by his employer Georgia-Pacific, to Georgia for the remainder of the summer. Mike will be using some vacation for a few select nights of racing.

Former IMCA Hobby Stock Champion Keith “the kicker” Kickbusch made his return to the division after a 3 year hiatus, he also returned in the same car that won him the 2006 & 2007 titles. Kickbusch who had run sport mods for the last 2 seasons had sold all his equipment and had been spending more time on the lake than at the track. The car is currently owned by Marcus Moede. Moede had the car sitting and was looking for a driver, so the deal was made. “I’ve known Keith a long time and I know he won’t tear my equipment up.” “We pieced the car together with old spare parts, so it’s definitely a low budget ride” Said car owner Moede. It’s uncertain how many nights Kickbusch will race. “I’m just happy to be racing again” stated Kickbusch.

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.

WICKED WITCH ENTERPRISES TO HOST HOBBY STOCK NIGHT AT THE HILL, JUNE 26

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 23 – The IMCA Hobby Stocks will be in the spot light on Wicked Witch Enterprises night at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway this Saturday June 5 . Time permitting we will have driver intro’s for the Hobby Stock feature.

Luke Lemmens is eying first title as he sits with a 15 point lead in the hobby stocks over defending champion Frank Paul. With his second feature win of the season Brandon Peterson moved into the third spot 16 back.

Current point leader Todd Dart came from deep in the field after breaking a shock in his heat race. Dart would rally late and finishing in the top 4. Extending his point lead over Jay Matthias to 6 points.

Stockcar co-point leaders Troy Muench and John Heinz would both encounter trouble which would cost both of the point lead as Greg Gretz picked up his second win of the season. With the win Gretz is now the new point leader putting Muench 4 back and Heinz 5 back.

Jesse Kroll is leading the points for the first time in his career in the sport mods. He’s locked in a dog fight with Eric Arneson who sits 1 point back and 3 time feature winner Brad Lautenbach is 7 back.

Geno Sternard took over the points lead in the street stocks as James Bosman was caught up in a opening lap crash, sending him to the pits. Bosman now sits 7 back.

Jeremy DuBois came in the co-point leader in the 4 cyl’s, but with the win now holds a 2 point lead over Mike Sargent.

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.

$1 BUDWEISER NIGHT AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 16- With cooperation from mother nature racing is set to resume at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway this Saturday June 19. All Budweiser products are only $1.00

In association with Budweiser, Sonny’s Pizzeria and Arctic Glacier will be on hand with giveaways. Sonny’s Pizza is available each and every Saturday night at the concession stand.

With only 4 nights on the books, the battle for the championship in each division is still wide open.

In IMCA Modified action 6-Time Modified Champ “Felix” Todd Dart holds a 4 point edge over Jay Matthias. Dan Ratajzcak and defending champion Shawn Kilgore are tied for 3rd 7 points back. Billy LeMieux sits in 5th place 12 marks back.

Troy Muench and John Heinz sit tied atop the standings in the IMCA Stockcar division. Greg Gretz sits 3rd 8 points back, with defending champion Mike Pierrard 4th 17 points back. Rookie Jeremy Wiitala rounds out the top 5, 18 points back.

In his first full season at Thunderhill Raceway Eric Arneson , sits atop the standings in the IMCA Sportmods. Arneson holds a 1 point lead over Jesse Kroll. Third is Ryan LeMieux 9 points back. Last years runner up in points Brad Lautenbach sits 4th, 11 points back. Former Bomber and Street Stock Champion Bernie Reinhardt sits 5th, 16 points back.

Current state point leader Luke Lemmens sits atop the IMCA Hobby Stock standings, Marcus Moede sits 8 points back. Roger LaViolette and defending champion Frank Paul are tied for 2nd, 14 back. Brandon Peterson sits 17 points back in 5th.

James Bosman has held the point lead in the Street Stocks after his opening night win. Gene Sternard sits 2nd only 1 point back. Andy Poluch is 3rd, 9 back. Rookie Tony Everard is 4th, 11 back and Jimmy Anderson sits 5th, 14 points out of the lead.

Mike Sargent sits tied with Jeremy DuBois for the point lead in the Four-Cylinders. Matt Sargent is 10 back in 4th and Adam Goldman is 4th, 13 points 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.

SONNY’S PIZZERIA TO HOST DRIVER AUTOGRAPH NIGHT AT THUNDERHILL JUNE 12

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 9 – Fans of all ages will be able to get there favorite drivers autograph on Sonny’s Pizzeria night at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway this Saturday June 12. Sonny’s Pizza is available each and every Saturday night at the concession stand.
 
Arctic Glacier will return as well as their night fell victim to mother nature. Arctic Glacier Inc., is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality packaged ice to consumers in Canada and the United States, their local distributor is managed local by former racer Don Aregoni Jr.
 
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.

Rain Showers Dampen Thunderhill

6/5/10 (Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Rain showers fell upon Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway about an hour before start time, canceling tonight’s racing events.

Racing will resume next week, June 12, sponsored by Sonny’s Pizzeria of Door County. During intermission, fans will be able to “meet and greet” drivers for autographs in front of the grandstands.

Racing begins at 6pm with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders. For more information, call (920) 743-7052 or visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com.

STREET STOCKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR ARCTIC GLACIER NIGHT AT THE HILL

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 2 – The Street Stock division will be in the spot light on Arctic Glacier night at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway this Saturday June 5 . Time permitting we will have driver intro’s for the Street Stock feature.

Arctic Glacier Inc., is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality packaged ice to consumers in Canada and the United States, their local distributor is managed local by former racer Don Aregoni Jr.

For those who don’t already know, the racing community lost one of its own Monday morning, Mark Reinhard. Mark was a former racer and tech official at ThunderHill Raceway and just all around good guy . ThunderHill will be dedicating the nightly events in honor of his memory.

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.

Mark Reinhard Funeral Services

Funeral services have been set for Mark Reinhard. Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday evening at McMahon’s Funeral Home in Luxemburg, and also on Friday morning at St. Killian Church in New Franken from 9am to 10:15am. Mass is scheduled for 10:30am on Friday morning at St. Killians.

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Thunderhill Raceway will have special “In Memory of Mark Reinhard” 5×10 decals available to drivers and fans for a $5 donation. 100% of the proceeds will go to Mark’s wife, Jodi, and family. Extra donations are welcome as well.

Palmer Johnson night to feature a drivers bicycle race/giveaway May 29

by Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) May 26 – Fans and drivers a like will be in be in for a treat on Palmer Johnson night at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway May 29. You will get to see at least 6 drivers race bicycles around the 1/3 mile clay oval for charity.
 
6 lucky kids will get to choose their favorite driver/rider. The winner of the bicycle race will receive a $100 donation to there charity of choice. After the race, the bikes will be given to the kids. Any race team willing to donate a 24” bike and or ride in the event is welcome to join.
 
The 2010 Peddle Pusher Breast Cancer Fundraiser will be in full swing as the girls will be riding their bikes 18 miles from Forestville to the races in Sturgeon Bay and will be giving all proceeds raised on there trip along with t-shirt sales to Breast Cancer Research. So remember to wear your black shirts this Saturday!
 
Action will heat up with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders in action. Pit gates open at 4pm, racing starts at 6pm.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side . For more information, visit the tracks website at www.racethunderhill.com or call promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack at (920) 743-7052. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.