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2012 THUNDERHILL STATS / WEEK 10 PREVIEW / ONLY 4 POINT NIGHTS LEFT

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway heads for the finish line in the 2012 racing season. Of the six point leaders only 1 has a track title to their credit, that being Troy Muench in the IMCA Stock Cars. He holds titles in the Stock Cars and Street Stocks. Other division leaders are James Tebon (IMCA Modified), Jarred VanLaanen (IMCA Sport Mod), Tom Brumlic (IMCA Hobby Stock) & Joey Scoon (Feisty Fours) each eying their first career titles.

Racing is back this Saturday, August 11 for the Powder Puff Races brought to you by Quietwoods RV. All details for the Powder Puff are available on the track website in a previous press release.

136 cars have taken the green flag as we head into night #10. Of those 136 drivers, 35 have taken home feature wins and 44 of them took home heat race wins. In the IMCA Modifieds James Tebon leads the division and all classes with 5 feature wins. Other feature winners in the Modifieds Dan Ratajczak, Todd Dart and Tyler Hackett each have one win a piece. Tebon leads the standings with a 23 point lead over Billy LeMieux. Eric Arneson is the leading Rookie of the Year.

Shawn Havel has been the only repeat winner in the IMCA Stock Cars with 2 wins to his credit. Greg Gretz, Troy Muench, Charlie Kroll, Rick Dix, Devin Snellenberger and Bret Koehler each have 1 feature win. Muench leads the standings with a 9 point edge over Dave Bouche. Marcus Moede is the leading Rookie of the Year.

Bernie Reinhardt is the only racer with multiple wins in the highly contest IMCA Sport Mods with 3 victories. Randy LeMieux Jr., Jarred VanLaanen, Dennis Miesler, Kelsey Hayes, Ryan LeMieux and Todd Wiese have 1 win a piece. VanLaanen leads the division with a 12 point edge over Reinhardt. Brandon Peterson is the leading Rookie of the Year.

Three drives hold 2 features wins the IMCA Hobby Stocks they are, Scott Boulanger, CJ Weckler and Travis Hackett. Tom Brumlic and Derek Moede each have 1. Moede has chopped away at Brumlic’s lead sitting just 13 points back. As of two weeks ago that lead was at 20. Brittany King is the leading Rookie of the Year.

Todd Polster leads the Street Stocks with 4 feature wins on the year, Geno Sternard has 2, either of them raced opening. Those two are the only repeat winners. Dennis Weidner and Marcus Moede each have 1 feature win. Weidner leads the standings with by 11 points over Jimmy Anderson. Jason Barfell is the leading Rookie of the Year.

In Feisty Fours Joey Scoon holds a division high 2 feature wins, Calvin Stueck, Alex Wendt and Matt Sargent hold one win a piece. Scoon holds a commanding 34 point lead over Sargent.

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 beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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POWDER PUFF NIGHT AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY HOSTED BY QUIETWOODS RV

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) The ladies will get their shot at the 1/3 mile clay oval this Saturday, August 11 as the fan favorite Powder Puff races return at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. The nights action will be brought to you by Sturgeon Bay’s Quietwoods RV & Sales. Green flag flies at 6PM

Drivers competing in the Powder Puff will be required to have a paid pit pass. All entries will need to be submitted before intermission at back gate before the start of the night or to the pit steward after the races start. Please include, Name, Class and Racing experience.

Info on the remaining schedule at Thunderhill:
This Saturday, August 11 Quietwoods RV, Powder Puff night

Saturday August 18 Witt Peninsula Ford, Kids Big Wheel Races

Saturday August 25 Northland Steel, Bartenders Race

Saturday September 1 Floors by Josh, Championship Night

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 beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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WEDNESDAY RACES AT THUNDERHILL FOR THE DOOR COUNTY FAIR AUG. 1 / WEEK #8

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) The Door County Fair has designated this Wednesday, August 1 to hold action for point night #8 at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. The night will be for track and all IMCA points. If you have a paid pit stall you will still get your spot.

Racing starts at 6:30, $10 to get into the fair which gives you a free pass to the grandstands. $25 to go in the pits. For more Door County Fair info and prices please visit their website at www.doorcounty.org/Fair/

IMCA Modified point leader James Lee Tebon got back on track taking home feature win number 5 in front a 700+ crowd. The Algoma driver is the only one to have multiple wins in the class. Algoma’s Todd Dart and Frog Station’s Dan Ratajczak are the only other Mod drivers to score victories at Thunderhill.

The Mods saw the return of 4-Times Modified Champion Eugene Gregorich Sr. of Kewaunee. Gregorich has been testing and designing new setups for his 2010 Hairy Fatboy Chassis. Todd Dart and Gregorich have a combined 10 Modified Championships. That’s exactly half of the 20 years raced at Thunderhill.

Troy Munch of Union sits atop the stands in the IMCA Stock Cars. Algoma’s Dave Bouche has put the pressure on Muench finishing in front of him Saturday in the feature, closing the gap to a mere 2 points. Green Bay’s Jeremy Wiitala is still in the hunt running third in the standings, only 11 points back. No driver has ever won championships in 3 different divisions at Thunderhill, Wiitala could become the first as he holds titles in the Street Stocks and the defunct Bomber class.

There’s a new sheriff in town for the IMCA Sport Mods and it’s Green Bay’s Jarred VanLannen leading the standings. Former point leader Randy LeMieux Jr., had a rear swedge tube break which allowed the rear end of the car to move erratically causing his racer to lose the driveshaft ending his night and costing him valuable points. Sturgeon Bay’s Bernie Reinhardt has been on a hot streak, leading the class with 3 feature wins. Reinhardt has crept back into the title chase moving to third in the standings a mere 4 points back of VanLannen. Like Wiitala, if Reinhardt can win the title he’d have 3 championship is 3 different classes.

Point leader Tom Brumlic had an up and down feature in the IMCA Hobby Stocks as he ran to the top 4 early on. But after a late race restart Brumlic was muscled back to the sixth spot where he would finish. Sturgeon Bay’s CJ Weckler used this to his advantage closing the points to 14 behind Brumlic. Race winner Derek Moede scored his first ever Thunderhill win and sits third in the standings 15 back of the leader.

Dennis Weidner had one of his best showings of the season since he won the feature opening night in the Street Stocks, bring home a solid second Saturday night. The East Maplewood driver extended his point lead to 9 markers over Forestville’s Jimmy Anderson. Weidner has had several motor issues but looks to have the mechanical demons gone and is poised to secure his first ever Championship.

In order to give the fans a better show with Feisty Fours, they ran the class the wrong way around the track to which Sturgeon Bay’s Matt Sargent won his first ever feature. Joey Scoon also of Sturgeon Bay holds a commanding 33 point lead over Sargent and looks to just about have the title wrapped up barring something crazy happening.

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 through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 4:00 P.M. racing starts at 6:30 P.M. For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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FAIR SPECIAL AT THUNDERHILL REGULAR POINTS NIGHT WED AUGUST 1 & INFO

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Thunderhill Raceway readies for an action packed night of racing on the 1/3 mile clay oval Wednesday, August 1 for the Door County Fair. It will be for regular track points including all IMCA points. The format will be the same as any regular night of racing with starting positions based on your point average. Please note the start time has been moved to 6:30 to try and allow everyone ample time to make it to the track because of it being a weekday.

6 divisions will be in action with the open wheel Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds, full steel bodied Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars, Butchs Auto IMCA Sport Mods, LaVine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stocks, Lackie Rentals Street Stocks and the Feisty Fours will be in action.

The cost to get in the Door County Fair is only $10, after that your free to walk the grounds taking in the sights and sounds with it then being free to go in the grandstands for the races. Pit passes at the back gate will be $25 per person. The night is presented to you by Sturgeon Bay’s Prestige Yacht Coatings.

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. For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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THUNDERHILL TRAILER RACE OF DESTRUCTION / $1 COORS / ON OLSON FAB NIGHT JULY 28

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 25 – Olson Fabrication Night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway will be action packed to say the least. The annual Trailer Race of Destruction will again take place mixing racing and a demo-derby into the nights finale. This will be Thunderhill’s third and final night for the Kay Distributing $1 Coors specials.

Due to last weeks rainout the Estes Family Night drivers bicycle race and giveaway will take place this Saturday July 28. 6 children will choose their favorite driver and those drivers will race around the track . After the race the bikes will be given to those 6 children.

Olson Fabrication is owned and operated by 1997 Street Stock Champion, Shawn Olson.

Last time we had green flag action fans saw Algoma’s “Felix” Todd Dart take home his 45th feature win in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds. Dart has scored wins in 19 of the 20 years since the track reopened in 1993, which began while he was racing for the late Wally Massart, father of Darrel Massart. Wally is also a member of Luxemburg Speedway’s “Hall of Fame”.

3rd Generation driver Devin Snellenberger of Pulaski earned his first career feature at Thunderhill in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars. Devin is son of former Hill Stock Car Champion, “Hot” Rod Snellenberger.

Hometown driver Bernie Reinhardt became the first repeat winner in the Butchs Auto IMCA Sport Mods. The win was Reinhardt’s 19th career Thunderhill win. Reinhardt holds titles in the Bombers and Street Stocks. Reinhardt is the only driver to have raced every night since the track reopened in 93’.

In the Lackie Rentals Street Stocks it was West Jacksonport’s “Hot Rod” Todd Polster scoring his 3rd feature win of the season. Polster also has a second place finish and DNF to his season and he was leading the feature where he had mechanical failure. Polster is racing a car that was built more than 10 years ago by former Sturgeon Bay racer Jeff Ludwig. Polster is the hired gun racing the car for former Street Stock Champion, Johnny “The Jet” Sternard

Denmark’s Tom “Tuffy” Brumlic scored his first feature win of the season in the LaVine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stocks. With the win Brumlic moves into a tie for 2nd in the division with a total of 15 feature wins. He’s currently tied with Keith Kickbusch as both trail Ed Anschutz who has 20 wins. Kickbusch and Anschutz have a combined 4 Hobby Stock titles as Brumlic looks to secure his first.

All historical notes courtesy of Tom Wagner.

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 beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.