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STERNARD FAMILY, RACING FOR A CAUSE

Posted on June 27th, 2011

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 27 – When you enter the race track each Saturday night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway there’s one thing you can be sure of and that’s running into a Sternard. The Sternard family has been a fixture at the track dating back into the 60’s. The Sternard family members have played several different roles at the track from promoting to having championship drivers.
 
Beginning with 2011 racing season former Street Stock Champion, John Sternard found himself in a different role other than behind the wheel of his IMCA Stock Car. After suffering an…

THUNDERHILL PREPARES FOR THE 300TH STOCK CAR FEATURE AND TRAILER RACE OF DESTRUCTION JULY 2

Posted on June 26th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 26 – Thunderhill Raceway will host its 300th IMCA Stock Car feature this Saturday night July 2. The track will also hold the 2nd Annual Trailer Race of Destruction brought to you by Poh’s Corner Pub and Bissen Asphalt.
 
Extra incentives will be put on the line to commemorate the running of the 300th feature. The winner of the Stock Car feature will receive $300, as well as a special commemorative trophy. The 300th feature includes points and non points nights since the track reopened 19 years ago.
 
Concluding the night’s events will be the…

THUNDERHILL GEARS UP FOR A BUSY JULY, TRAILER RACE OF DESTRUCTION, KING OF THE HILL MODIFIED TOURNAMENT AND MUCH MORE…

Posted on June 22nd, 2011

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Fans will be treated to a very entertaining month of July at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. July will hold 5 Saturday events for the month. All nights are regular points in all 6 divisions.

The month will kick off on July 2 with the 2nd Annual Trailer Race of Destruction brought to you by Poh’s Corner Pub and Bissen Asphalt. Winner will receive $300. Rules and regulations are posted on the track website under the “drivers” section. Call Woody to register 920-743-7052. With no rainouts the night will also bring the 300th IMCA Stock…

THUNDERHILL TOPLESS WINNERS, THE LAND SHARK CRASH VIDEO, FORMER CHAMP RETURNS AND UPDATE ON NICK LEMIEUX

Posted on June 20th, 2011

By Edward Anschutz

Mark it in the record books as Thunderhill featured its first ever “Topless Night” in the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Northern Sport Mods. The winners were Dan Ratajczak in the Modifieds and second year driver Tyler Hackett in the Sport Mods. Ratajczak sits third all time in the Modifieds with 20 feature wins. Each driver took home extra cash for their respective wins.

In the newly added Spectator Eliminator, the crowd was treated to the legendary “Land Shark” Jeff Schroeder making his debut at Thunderhill. The “Land Shark” synonymous with North…

JUNE 25 DRIVERS GET IN FREE AT THUNDERHILL MODS $750, STOCKS $500 TO WIN

Posted on June 19th, 2011

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 19 – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway drivers get in free for the 3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial on June 25. All you have to do is show up to race in any of our 6 divisions and you will get in the pits free. The night will be regular points in all classes with the field set by point average. Full payout is awarded in each class.

All IMCA division winners will be racing…

EXTRA CASH FOR TOPLESS IMCA MODIFIED AND SPORT MOD WINNERS AT THUNDERHILL JUNE 18

Posted on June 16th, 2011

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 16- Extra cash on the line for Thunderhill’s first ever topless night on June 18. Drivers were given the option of removing their roofs and sail panels in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified and Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mod classes. The drivers who choose to do so will be racing for extra cash.

Modified drivers that remove their roofs will be racing for an extra $200 to win the feature, with the Sport Mods getting an extra $100 added the winners purse if they remove their roof. Drives who leave the roofs on will…

JUNE 18 TOPLESS NIGHT AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY…WEEKLY NOTES

Posted on June 13th, 2011

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 13 – Thunderhill Raceway will hold its first ever topless race for the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Mods on June 18.

Drivers will be removing their roof and sail panels, the night will be brought to you by Little Hoppers Recycling. Time permitting we will have driver introductions for the Modifieds.

“Were very excited to give fans a different perspective of their favorite Modified or Sport Mod drivers.” Stated Woody. “This idea has been kicked around for a few years and it only made sense to do it the night after Luxemburg Speedway has…

JUNE 11 DRIVERS BICYCLE RACE / GIVE AWAY ON JIM OLSON MOTORS NIGHT AT THUNDERHILL

Posted on June 6th, 2011

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 6- For the second year in a row 6 lucky children will receive a new 20” bicycle on Jim Olson Motors night at Thunderhill Raceway on June 11.

The 6 children chosen will pick their favorite driver and at intermission those drivers will race around the 1/3 mile on bicycles. After the race the bikes will be given to each respective child.

The fifth feature run Saturday night was the 1,400th feature run at the Thunderhill since the track reopen on 5/1/1993. Stat courtesy of historian Tom Wagner.

The Spectator Eliminator saw 3 entries Saturday night…

IMCA STOCK CARS IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR ARCTIC GLACIER NIGHT AT THE HILL

Posted on June 1st, 2011

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 1- The Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars will be in the spotlight on Arctic Glacier night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Time permitting we will have driver introductions for the Stock Cars.

Thunderhill will again feature the Spectator Eliminator concluding the nights events. So if your looking to try racing without the budget of a race team, here’s your chance. Winner takes home a minimum $75.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions…

ADDED DETAILS FOR THE PEDAL PUSHERS BREAST CANCER FUND RAISER AT THUNDERHILL / IMCA HOBBY STOCK NIGHT

Posted on May 25th, 2011

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) May 25 – Time permitting we will be doing IMCA Hobby Stock driver introductions before the start of the feature brought to you by The Draft Haus Sports Bar and Banquet Hall. Saturday nights after the races the Draft Haus offers anyone with a paid wristband a free mug of beer or free rail mixer.

The Pedal Pushers will be doing a balloon release on Palmer Johnson Inc. Night at Thunderhill Raceway in order to raise money for their breast cancer fund raiser. Pink Balloons can be purchased at…

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BIG NEWS COMING AT THUNDERHILL DRIVERS MEETING THIS FRIDAY DEC 19

NEW CLASS, DRIVER GIVEAWAYS AND HUGE CONTINGENCIES ADDED FOR THE STOCK CARS AND SPORT MODS

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) December 18, 2014 Press Release- Since the last press release several items have been added to the drivers meeting this Friday, December 19th at 7pm at the Draft Haus in Sturgeon Bay.

First and foremost we ask everyone to attend this meeting. Whether you’re on the fence about your 2015 plans or you’re a full-time Thunderhill racer, we want you there. To sweeten the pot, multiple driver giveaways will take place for those who attend. With lowered gas prices, a great…

THUNDERHILL RACEWAY DRIVERS MEETING FRIDAY DEC 19th @ THE DRAFT HAUS

Thunderhill 2015 Drivers Meeting Dec 19

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) December 9th Press Release- Thunderhill Raceway preps for the 2015 season and will hold it’s drivers meeting on Friday December 19th, at The Draft Haus Sports Bar at 7:00 pm. The Draft Haus is located at 901 Egg Harbor Rd. Sturgeon Bay.

Fresh off the $30,000 contingency awards banquet last month, promoter Woody Wodack feels the track gaining traction heading for the 2015 season. “We put together one of the best contingency packages any dirt track in northeastern Wisconsin has ever seen.”…