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CHAMPIONS CROWNED…REINHARDT, MIESLER & HAYES GET FIRST WINS OF THE SEASON

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 31, 2013 Results- Championship night will certainly be remembered for a long time by all. Scott Reinhardt was able to hold off Shawn Havel to score his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were James Tebon (IMCA Modified), Dennis Miesler (IMCA Sport Mod), Bill Hayes (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Mike Sargent (Street Stock)

It was one of those nights where every feature could be the lead story. We will start with the IMCA Stocks which saw an opening lap crash that ended night for Jeremy Anschutz and Jamie Suchocki. Point leader Dave Bouche was also caught up in the wreck, giving the defending champion a damaged radiator. Bouche had to finish 12th or better to clinch the title. As the race restarted Scott Reinhardt raced to the lead. Bouche continued to race until his temperature gauge was pegged at 250 degrees, his car slowed and headed to the pits ending his night.

Title contender Shawn Havel hauled tail to the runner up position. Havel pressured Reinhardt for the lead. A full season of wear and tear began to set in as cars began to drop like flies. With 5 laps remaining there were only 3 cars left running. Reinhardt was able to hold off a hard charging Havel to score his first feature win of the season. Brett Koehler also battled mechanical issues to finish third, Dan Sell and Tony Bouche completed the top five. Despite not finishing the feature Dave Bouche was able to secure enough points to earn his second track championship in a row.

The opening lap of the IMCA Sport Mod main event was one fans won’t forget any time soon as Cody Rass and Andy Ratajczak wheel hoped resulting in Rass barrel rolling down the front stretch. Rass’s racer came to a halt on the driver side and the fuel cell was ripped out of the car lying next to the driver. The red flag waved stopping the field. Sturgeon Bay Fire and Rescue were called in to extricate Rass from his battered machine. Rass was alert and speaking to track officials. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital with back and neck pain, any additional info on his well being will be posted on our facebook page.

Lost in the mix was the point battle of Bernie Reinhardt and Randy LeMieux Jr. who came into the night just 3 points apart. Dennis Miesler was able to work past Rick LeMieux on lap 3 for the lead. Miesler held on the rest of the way to score his first feature win of the season. LeMieux Jr. did all he could but came up short with a second place finish, Reinhardt placed third, Kelsy Hayes rallied to fourth after a trip down pit lane and Jarred VanLaanen rounded out the top five. Reinhardt became the first driver to win back to back championships in the Sport Mods.

James Lee Tebon fought off a hard charging Todd Dart to score his 3rd feature win of the season in the IMCA Modifieds. With 2 laps remaining Tebon and Dart touched sending Dart sliding through the grass, ending his bid for the win. Eric Scribner raced to second in his first visit of the season, Rookie Greg Gretz was third, Scott Ratajczak came home fourth and Eric Arneson was fifth. For Tebon it was his second championship in a row.

Bill Hayes’s return to racing was a successful one as he worked past Justin Hartel for the lead on lap 4 of the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Hayes was able to hold off the competition for the win in only his second start of the season. Joe Hegnet came home second, Scott Boulanger was third, CJ Weckler fourth and Derek Moede was fifth. Boulanger was crowned champion of the division, the first of his career.

Mike Sargent muscled his way past Rookie Joey Scoon to win his first ever Street Stock main. Brandon Peterson crossed the finish line on fire and still finished second, Jeremy DuBois was third, Keith Kickbusch and Tony Everard completed the top five. Kickbusch was able to secure the championship, his second of the weekend after claiming the crown at Luxemburg Speedway on Friday,

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

20 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. James Lee Tebon, Algoma; 2 Eric Scribner, Forest Junction; 3. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 4. Scott Ratajczak, Frog Station; 5. Eric Arneson, Oconto

HEAT 1: Gretz; Cory Cochart, Casco

20 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor; 2. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 3. Brett Koehler, Two Rivers; 4. Dan Sell, Suring; 5. Tony Bouche, Algoma

HEAT 1: Havel; Dave DeGrave, Luxemburg
HEAT 2: T. Bouche; Reinhardt

20 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; 2. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 3. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: James Iverson, Luxemburg; Josh Massart, Forestville

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Bill Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Scott Boulanger, Duvall; 4. CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Derek Moede, Casco

HEAT 1: Hegnet; Amber Weidner, Maplewood
HEAT 2: Moede; Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 5. Tony Everard, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Nick Everard, Green Bay
HEAT 2: T. Everard; DuBois

DART WINS MOD MAIN WHILE TEBON TAKES BACK TO BACK TITLES AT THUNDERHILL

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 24, 2013 Results- “Felix” Todd Dart inherited the lead of the IMCA Modified feature on lap 8 and went on to score his 2nd feature win of the season at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Shawn Havel (IMCA Stock Car), Andy Ratajczak (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Billy LeMieux (Street Stock). Bartenders race winner was Luke Ebel. Powder Puff winners were Megan Anschutz and Danelle Ferron.

Powder Puff racers were Megan Anschutz, Danelle Ferron, Tasha LeMieux, Donna Ferron, Eve Hegnet, Jessica Haen, Micki Tahlier, Chelsea Lau, Corrina Dart, Michelle Kootz, Carla Wynveen, Heather Goldman and Polly Soukup. Nice Job Ladies!!

Bartenders racers were Luke Ebel, Kurt Romdenne, Nick VanEff and Jason Ledvina

Only one more night remains at Thunderhill and all five champions will be crowned next Saturday August 31. We encourage everyone to join in the “Trick or Treat” themed night brought to you by Floors by Josh.

Rookie of the Year Greg Gretz jumped to the lead out pacing James Tebon on the opening lap of the IMCA Modified feature. Gretz held the top spot running the cushion as veteran racer Todd Dart worked low. Dart kept the pressure on but Gretz was up for the challenge holding off the from champ. Just before the midway contest Gretz suffered mechanical issues handing the lead over to Dart. A pit crew challenge was issued and right after the midway point all the drivers headed to pit lane where they had to change one tire. Each driver pitched in $20 for whoever had the fastest stop and that honor went to Billy LeMieux’s crew. As the race restarted Dart checked out, going unchallenged the remainder of the contest to win his 2nd feature of the year. By placing second Tebon earned enough points to clinch his second Modified championship a week early. LeMieux, Scott Ratajczak and Gretz completed the top five.

“Sugar Daddy” Shawn Havel kept his title hopes alive with his 4th IMCA Stock Car feature win of the season. Rookie David Reinhardt paced the field early on working to a huge lead. With everyone working the low line Havel went to the cushion racing to second and he began reeling in the leader. On lap 7 Havel took the lead and never looked back scoring the win and a clean sweep. For the second week in a row Jamie Suchocki took second, Scott Reinhardt was third, point leader Dave Bouche was fourth and John Anschutz was fifth. Bouche leads Havel by 12 points heading into championship night.

Andy Ratajczak lead all 15 laps to earn his 2nd feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods. Jarred VanLaanen took second, Bernie Reinhardt padded his point lead with third, Rookie of the Year Cody Rass was fourth and Randy LeMieux Jr. was fifth. Reinhardt holds a 3 point edge over LeMieux, VanLaanen is still in the hunt 5 marks back.

In IMCA Hobby Stock action it was Scott Boulanger had another dominating performance taking his 8th feature win of the season. Joe Hegnet, Derek Moede, Eric Micolichek and Bill Hayes completed the top five. Boulanger holds a 3 point lead over Moede.

Billy LeMieux earned his 4th feature win of the season in the Street Stocks. Point leader Keith Kickbusch was second, Jeremy DuBois came home third, Scott Pagels fourth and Marcus Moede ended up fifth. Kickbusch just needs to start the feature to clinch the title.

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

15 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Todd Dart, Algoma; 2. James Tebon, Algoma; 3. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Scott Ratajczak; 5. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee

HEAT 1: Tebon; Gretz

15 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 2. Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; 3. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor; 4. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 5. John Anschutz. Brussels

HEAT 1: Suchocki; D. Bouche
HEAT 2: Havel; Jeremy Anschutz

15 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Andy Ratajczak, Frog Station; 2. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; 3. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Rass
HEAT 2: Josh Massart, Forestville; VanLaanen

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Scott Boulanger, Duvall; 2. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Derek Moede, Casco; 4. Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg; 5. Bill Hayes, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Boulanger; Kim Denil, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; Hayes

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 3. Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Scott Pagels, The Badlands; 5. Marcus Moede, Algoma

HEAT 1: Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: LeMieux; DuBois

7 LAP BARTENDERS RACE: Luke Ebel, Sturgeon Bay
7 LAP POWDER PUFF RACE 1: Megan Anschutz, Brussels
7 LAP POWDER PUFF RACE 2: Danelle Ferron, Luxemburg

DAVE BOUCHE MAKES LATE RACE PASS TO STEAL WIN FROM JAMIE SUCHOCKI

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 17, 2013 Results- IMCA Stock Car point leader Dave “The Bulldozer” Bouche took the lead away from Jamie Suchocki with just 2 laps remaining to score his 3rd feature win of the season at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were James Tebon (IMCA Modified), Jarred VanLaanen (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Billy LeMieux (Street Stock)

The Powder-Puff race will makes its annual visit to the Hill on Saturday August 24. The rescheduled Bartenders race will also take place at the end of the night. Action will be brought to you by Palmer Johnson Yachts.

Tony Bouche looked like the man the beat early on in the IMCA Stock Car feature until Jamie Suchocki raced by using the high side on lap 8. Suchocki paced the field opening up a sizable advantage over Tony. Defending champ Dave Bouche quickly raced to the top five and slipped by his Uncle Tony for the runner up position. Dave then began to chop away at Suchocki’s advantage. Suchocki kept working the high side with Dave down low. With 3 laps remaining Dave snuck to the inside of the leader, taking the top spot as the white flag flew. Suchocki fought back on the final lap pulling ahead down the backstretch. The duo raced door to door out of turn 4 with checker waving, Dave was able to beat Suchocki to the finish line by only a fender. Shawn Havel was third, Tony Bouche fourth and Scott Reinhardt completed the top five. For the Bulldozer it was his second win in a row.

Jarred VanLaanen earned a his 3rd feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.

Three different drivers led the first 3 laps of the Sport Mod main with Rookie Cody Rass pacing the field through a series of cautions. This kept the field on his rear spoiler allowing Jarred VanLaanen to muscle his way by Rass on a lap 7 restart. Title contender Randy LeMieux Jr. had a good night go bad while running third as his racer lost power sending him coasting into the pits. VanLaanen went unchallenged the rest of the way picking up the win. Bernie Reinhardt capitalized on LeMieux‘s mechanical issues by placing second, Rass, Jeff Lautenbach and Jacob Zellner rounded out the top five.

Scott Boulanger raced around Travis Lumaye for the lead midway through the IMCA Hobby Stock feature and never looked back picking up his 7th victory of the season. It was also a clean sweep for Boulanger who sits tied for the point lead. Dave Schmidt was second, co-point leader Derek Moede placed third and Joe Hegnet was fourth.

Billy LeMieux earned a division high 4th feature win of the season in the Street Stocks. Point leader Keith Kickbusch was second, Kevin Leudtke came home third and Scott Pagels rounded out the top four.

In IMCA Modified action defending champion James Lee Tebon led every lap en rout to his 2nd feature win in a row. Rookie Greg Gretz was third and fellow Rookie Scott Ratajczak brought home third subbing for the injured Dan Ratajczak.

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

18 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 2. Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; 3. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 4. Tony Bouche, Algoma; 5. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor

HEAT 1:Reinhardt; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: T. Bouche; Jeremy Anschutz, Brussels

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; 2. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Jacob Zellner, Luxemburg

HEAT 1: Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Zellner; Reinhardt

15 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. James Lee Tebon, Algoma; 2. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 3. Scott Ratajczak, Frog Station

HEAT 1: Tebon; Gretz

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Scott Boulanger, Duvall; 2. Dave Schmidt, Casco; 3. Derek Moede, Casco; 4. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg

HEAT 1: Boulanger; Schmidt
HEAT 2: Moede; Hegnet

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 3. Kevin Leudtke, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Scott Pagels, The Badlands; 5. Jeremy DuBois, Algoma

HEAT 1: Dave Schmidt, Casco; Pagels
HEAT 2: LeMieux; Marcus Moede, Algoma

JOSH MASSART WINS IMCA SPORT MOD MAIN IN MEMORY OF HIS GRANDMA

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 10, 2013 Results- When the week started it was a tough one for Josh Massart with the passing of his Grandma Joan, widow of Wally Massart. With deep family ties to racing in Door County Josh Massart did his family proud winning his second feature in a row in the IMCA Sport Mods at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were James Tebon (IMCA Modified), Dave Bouche (IMCA Stock Car), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Billy LeMieux (Street Stock)

Kids Big Wheel races will take place Saturday August 17 and will be brought to you Witt Peninsula Ford.

Rookie Jacob Zellner raced past Rick LeMieux on lap 4 to take charge in the IMCA Sport Mod main event. Zellner then pulled away from the field until a caution at the midway point the bunched the field. While under caution Bernie Reinhardt had a tire go flat, he went laps down while on pit lane costing him the point lead. Again Zellner zoomed away from the pack. Josh Massart worked to the runner up position and began chopping away at Zellers’s lead. Massart hounded the leader lap after lap. With just 3 laps remaining Massart ducked under Zellner and took the top spot. Massart motored away from the pack to pick up the win in front his family and friends. Massart dedicated the win to his Grandma. Randy LeMieux Jr. placed second and took over the point lead. Zellner crossed the finish line third but lost the handle on his racer pounding the front stretch wall, he would be ok. Ryan LeMieux and Jared VanLaanen completed the top five.

Dave Bouche inherited the lead midway through the IMCA Stock Car feature to score his 2nd win of the season.

Bret Koehler quickly slipped by Scott Reinhardt taking the lead of the IMCA Stock Car feature. Troy Muench quickly worked to second and began pressuring the leader with Dave Bouche giving chase. At the cross flags Muench ducked inside of Koehler coming out of turn 4 and heavy contact was made. The duo locked horns all the way down the front stretch and when it ended Billy LeMieux, Muench and Reinhardt headed to pit lane with flat tires as the caution waved. Fans erupted with a chorus of cheers and boos. Koehler was deemed part of the caution handing lead over to Dave Bouche. Bouche held off the advances of Shawn Havel the remainder of the event, going on to score the win. Bouche’s win awarded him an extra point over Havel in the title chase, Jamie Suchocki placed a strong third, Muench rallied to fourth and Tony Bouche was fifth.

In IMCA Hobby Stock action it was Scott Boulanger scoring 6th feature win of the season in a caution filled race. Joe Hegnet came home second, Derek Moede brought home third and holds a mere 1 point advantage over Boulanger in the title chase. Eric Micolichek and CJ Weckler rounded out the top five. Weckler claimed the carburetor of Hegnet, the claim was accepted.

James Tebon lead every lap en route to his first feature win of the season holding of Todd Dart to the checkers in the IMCA Modified feature. Rookie Greg Gretz was third and Matt Vilquette brought home fourth.

Billy LeMieux blasted by Scott Pagels on lap 5 and never looked back scoring his 3rd feature win of the season in the Street Stocks. Pagels had to settle for second, Mike Sargent was third, Marcus Moede fourth and Kevin Luedtke brought home fifth.

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

15 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. James Lee Tebon, Algoma; 2. Todd Dart, Algoma; 3. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 4. Matt Vilquette, De Pere

HEAT 1: Dart; Tebon

18 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. David Bouche, Algoma; 2. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 3. Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; 4. Troy Muench, Brussels; 5. Tony Bouche, Algoma

HEAT 1: Muench; Havel
HEAT 2: Bret Koehler, Two Rivers; D. Bouche

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Josh Massart, Brussels; 2. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 3. Jacob Zellner, Luxemburg; 4. Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay

HEAT 1: VanLaanen; Jeff Lautenbach, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Massart; LeMieux Jr.

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Scott Boulanger, Duvall; 2. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Derek Moede, Casco; 4. Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg; 5. CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Boulanger; Amber Weidner, Maplewood
HEAT 2: Hegnet; Micolichek

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Scott Pagels, The Badlands; 3. Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 5. Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: LeMieux; Pagels
HEAT 2: Luedtke; Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee

DART & HAVEL HUSTLE TO $1000 PAYDAY / MASSART WINS FIRST SPORT MOD MAIN AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 27, 2013 Results- Shawn “Sugar Daddy” Havel snatched $1,000 and a feature win away from Troy Muench and Ben Kroll late in the going of the IMCA Stock Car main event at Thunderhill Raceway. The victory earned Havel a special Kim Parsons Memorial Trophy along with the his biggest payday of his career . Other feature winners were Todd Dart (IMCA Modified), Josh Massart (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Keith Kickbusch (Street Stock). Quietwoods RV Sales & Service provided a wild Trailer Race of Destruction. Those who attended saw how tough their campers are. Thank you to all the teams who participated.

Next weekend there will be no racing as the Door County Fair is in town. Racing will resume on Saturday August 10. Huge thanks to Steve Parsons for providing special trophies for all feature winners. Parsons is helping promote organ and tissue donation in memory of his daughter.

The stakes were high when the 17 car starting field of IMCA Stock Cars rolled out. All drivers knew at the end of the 25 lap feature a $1,000 payday was waiting for the winner. Ben Kroll wheeled his White Lightening Chassis to lead in the opening laps. Troy Muench was the first to put the pressure on Kroll for the top spot. Muench was then able to work inside Kroll taking the lead on lap 10. Even with the lead Muench was unable to shake Kroll at the midway point of the contest.

With Muench and Kroll arguing for the same real-estate, Shawn Havel raced to third on the high side. As laps clicked away Havel inched closer and closer to the outside of Kroll for second. With a handful of laps remaining Kroll knew it was go time and he began to muscle his way inside of Muench. Every time Kroll tangled with Muench, Havel gained more ground. With 2 laps remaining Havel took the lead but Muench rallied back pulling even with Havel down the backstretch on the final lap. With the checkers coming down it was Havel taking the win and the money by half a car length over Muench. Kroll was third, Dave Bouche and Bret Koehler completed the top five.

“Felix” Todd Dart joined Havel at the pay window scoring a $1,000 victory in the IMCA Modifieds.

The Modified main brought some heavy hitters out for the extra cash that included 2 former IMCA National Champions and several multi-time track champions. As Leddy dropped the green Rookie Greg Gretz raced past Eric Arneson and to the lead. Gretz winner of the last 2 features looked tough early on. Dart quickly slid into the runner up position, reeled in Gretz and took the lead away on lap 9. Laps later Gretz suffered mechanical woes ending his night. Dart ran unopposed the remainder of the contest earning his first feature win of the year. Dart is 4 feature wins shy of the big “50” at Thunderhill. James Tebon, Dan Ratajczak, Jared Siefert and Tyler Hackett rounded out the top five. The 25 lap contest went green to checker.

Josh Massart took the lead away from Martin Kelsey on lap 3 and survived a series of cautions to win his first ever IMCA Sport Mod feature. Kelsey lost a power plant while running fourth ending his night. With a second place finish Randy LeMieux Jr. sits just 1 point behind point leader Bernie Reinhardt who was third, Dennis Miesler and Rookie Jacob Zellner completed the top five.

In IMCA Hobby Stock action Scott Boulanger took the lead away from CJ Weckler on lap 2 and never looked back racing to his 5th feature win of the season. Joe Hegnet scored second, point leader Derek Moede was third, Rookie Dan Van Pay was fourth and second generation racer Cody Junio had his best career finish with fifth.

Street Stock point leader Keith “The Kicker” Kickbusch outlasted Billy LeMieux to win his 3rd feature of the season. LeMieux raced door to door with Kickbusch the entire 15 laps but had to settle for second. Marcus Moede rallied late to nab third.

FEATURE & HEAT RESULTS

25 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1.Todd Dart, Algoma; 2. James Tebon, Algoma; 3 Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station.; 4. Jared Siefert, Luxemburg; 5. Tyler Hackett, Algoma

HEAT 1: Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Dart
HEAT 2: Siefert; Ratajczak

25 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Shawn Havel, Algoma; 2. Troy Muench, Brussels; 3. Ben Kroll, New Franken; 4. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 5. Bret Koehler

HEAT 1: Muench; Havel
HEAT 2: B. Kroll D. Bouche

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Josh Massart, Forestville; 2. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 3. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; 5. Jacob Zellner, Luxemburg

HEAT 1: LeMieux Jr.; Massart
HEAT 2: Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay; Martin Kelsey, Sturgeon Bay

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Scott Boulanger, Duvall Speedbarn; 2. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Derek Moede, Casco; 4. Dan Van Pay, Denmark; 5. Cody Junio, Casco

HEAT 1: Hegnet; Moede
HEAT 2: Boulanger; Van Pay

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 2. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 4. Scott Pagels, The Badlands; 5. Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: LeMieux; Kickbusch
HEAT 2: Pagels; Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay

DEFENDING CHAMPION DAVE BOUCHE IS BACK ON TOP WITH WIN AT THUNDERHILL

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 20, 2013 Results- Dave “The Bulldozer” Bouche brought home his first feature win of the season with a late race pass on Charlie Kroll at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (IMCA Modified), Jacob Zellner (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and John Sternard (Street Stock).

Action was halted in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature when Travis LeMaye broke an axle sending his car rolling. He emerged ok but his car suffered extensive damage.

Next Saturday July 27 will feature the ever popular Trailer Race of Destruction brought to you by Quietwoods RV Sales & Service. Quietwoods is slated to bring four campers to get wrecked in the race. To pre-register please contact Woody by Phone: (920) 743-7052 or email: woodysigns@itol.com

Scott Reinhardt worked to high side around Dennis Weidner to earn the lead early on in the IMCA Stock Car feature. Former champ Charlie Kroll returned after a couple weeks off and his presence was felt early on as he battled Jeremy Anschutz for the runner up position. Point leader Dave Bouche joined in working to the inside of title contender John Anschutz for fourth. Just past the midway point of the race Kroll broke away from the pack charging under Reinhardt taking the lead. Bouche was able to follow Kroll down low to the runner up position. Bouche latched onto Kroll’s rear bumper, with just 3 laps remaining Bouche ducked under Kroll out of turn four blasting to the lead. Bouche pulled away in the final laps en route to his first feature win of the season. Kroll scored a season best second, John Anschutz stayed a close with third, Reinhardt had another consistent night with fourth and Jeremy Anschutz completed and racy top five.

14 year old Rookie Jacob Zellner pulled an upset scoring his first feature win in the IMCA Sport Mods.

The former National Karting champion raced from row 2 and to the lead around Jeff Lautenbach. Zellner then set sail leaving the battle for second behind him. Kelsy Hayes was the first to get through to second. Title contender Randy LeMieux Jr. and point leader Bernie Reinhardt began working through field and into the top five. Zellner had a straight away lead with only 5 laps remaining when the caution flew. This put Hayes and LeMieux Jr. on his back spoiler. The green dropped and Zellner again dusted the field pulling away in dominating fashion to earn his first ever feature win. LeMieux Jr. was second, Reinhardt came home third, Jarred VanLaanen rallied late for fourth and Jesse Kroll rounded out the top five.

For the second week in a row Rookie Greg Gretz led every lap en route to victory in the IMCA Modifieds.

Point leader James Tebon gave chase getting to Gretz’s back bumper late in the going but didn’t have enough to make the pass. For Gretz it was a clean sweep after winning his heat race earlier in the night. Tebon settled for second once again, Dan Ratajczak was third, Billy LeMieux brought home fourth and Eugene Gregorich Sr. was fifth. The contest went green to checker. Tebon leads Ratajczak by a mere 2 points.

Scott Boulanger earned his 4th feature win of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Dave Schmidt slid past Travis LeMaye for the lead on the opening lap. Schmidts lead was erased as Scott Boulanger raced by down low for the top spot on lap 4. Schmidt stayed within striking distance the entire race but it was all Boulanger when the checkers fell. Schmidt was a strong second, last weeks winner Sawyer Haese was third, point leader Derek Moede was fourth and Joe Hegnet rounded out the top five.

Johnny “The Jet” Sternard scored a clean sweep in the Street Stocks.

Sternard slipped from row 2 to the lead on the opening lap. Sternard paced the field until a series of cautions set up a 6 lap dash to the checker. Sternard was stalked by point leader Keith Kickbusch the rest of the way but Sternard who is a former Street Stock champion was up for the challenge earning his first feature win of the year. Kickbusch padded his point lead with second, Brandon Peterson was third, Kevin Luedtke came home fourth and Todd Wagner placed fifth.

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS

18 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 2. James Tebon, Algoma; 3. Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; 4. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Eugene Gregorich Jr., Kewaunee

HEAT 1: Gretz; Ratajczak

18 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 2. Charlie Kroll, Forestville; 3. John Anschutz, Brussels; 4. Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor; 5. Jeremy Anschutz, Brussels

HEAT 1: S. Reinhardt; D. Bouche
HEAT 2: Kroll; Shawn Havel, Algoma

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Jacob Zellner, Luxemburg; 2. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 3. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; 5. Jesse Kroll, Mount Pleasant MI

HEAT 1: Martin Kelsey, Sturgeon Bay; Zellner
HEAT 2: Kelsy Hayes; Sturgeon Bay; Reinhardt

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Scott Boulanger, Duvall; 2. Dave Schmidt, Casco; 3. Sawyer Haese, New Franken; 4. Derek Moede, Casco; 5. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Hegnet; Travis LeMaye, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Schmidt; Moede

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. John Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 3. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Todd Wagner, Brussels

HEAT 1: Sternard; Luedtke
HEAT 2: Peterson; Jeremy DuBois, Algoma

PULASKI’S “HOT ROD” SNELLENBERGER FINDS REDEMPTION – WINS BADGER STOCK CAR TOUR NIGHT #2

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By Ed Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 18 – Pulaski’s “Hot” Rod Snellenberger survived a late race challenge from Boulder Junction’s Mark Schuenmann and Marion’s Dan Michonski to win round II of the Iron Horse Sales & Service Ironman swing for the Badger Stock Tour presented by Kick Ass Drive Train & Iron Horse Recycling at Thunder Hill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay Thursday.

With bonus monies Snellenberger earned $950 for his win. It capped off a night of redemption for Snellenberger, who was charged with a caution the night before at Seymour Speedway and sent to the back after battling near the front of the pack. “I’m pretty pumped to win this one,” said Snellenberger in victory lane. “I was pretty fired up after what happened last night at Seymour.”

A total of 38 BST stock cars checked in to compete at Thunder Hill.

Manitowoc’s Logan Rhode rode the top side to the lead early in the 30 lap Kick Ass Drive Train Stock Car feature. Cautions plagued the field early on as Snellenberger raced past Rhode for the lead on lap 13. Algoma’s Dave Bouche and Oconto Falls driver Eric Arneson who qualified through a last chance qualifier raced into the top five as Marion’s Dan Michonski secured the runner up position.

Bouche muscled his way under Michonski on lap 18 resulting in a flat tire for Bouche which ended his bid for the win. Schuenemann battled from row 8 and into the top 3 with 10 laps to. Schuenemann was the only driver to using the top side of the track battling past Sturgeon Bay’s Billy LeMieux for third. A caution with 3 laps remaining set up a thrilling dash to the checkers. Schuenemann raced past Michonski for second and set his sights on the leader pulling even with “Hot” Rod with 2 laps to go. Snellenberger fought back using the low groove keeping lead and barely beating Michonski and Schuenemann to the checkers for the win. It was a clean sweep for the former Thunderhill champion who won his heat race earlier in the night. Michonski battled back for second, Schunemann had to settle for third, LeMieux rallied to third after heading to pit lane early in the contest and Arneson completed the top five.

The winner of Seymour’s round I event, Scott Stewart of Oconto, just missed making the show by placing seventh in the second B main.

The Macdonalds Auto Electric Hard Charger Award went to Hortonville’s Justin Jacobson who started 24th and finish 6th.

Brandon Peterson out dueled fellow Sturgeon Bay driver Billy LeMieux to grab the lead early and held on to win the street stock feature.

Green Bay’s Jarred VanLaanen lead every lap en route to victory in the IMCA Sport Mod feature. The win is his second of the year at Thunderhill.

Round III will take place at Oshkosh Speedzone Friday, July 19. Joining the BST will be the Custom Windows Plus Badger Mod Tour presented by Gandrud Chevrolet. Racing gets underway at 7 p.m. both nights. The winner of the “Ironman” Swing will receive $1000 at Oshkosh Friday night.

For more information please check out our page on Facebook or call (920) 676 5990 for further information.

RACE SUMMARY

30 LAP IRON HORSE SALES & SERVICE BADGER STOCK TOUR PRESENTED BY KICK ASS DRIVE TRAIN & IRON HORSE RECYCLING “A” MAIN 1st) Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski 2nd)Dan Michonski, Shawano 3rd )Mark Schuenemann, Boulder Junction 4th)Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay 5th) Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls 6th) Justin Jacobson, Hortonville 7th) Jamie Suchocki, Forestville 8th) Larry Karcz, Pulaski 9th) Logan Rhode, Manitowoc 10th) Tyler Smith, Luxemburg 11th) Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor 12th) Mike Schmidt, Shawano 13th) Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski 14th) JJ Heinz, Green Bay 15th) Dan Gracyalny, Greenville 16th) Dave Bouche, Algoma 17th) Luke Lemmens, Wausau 18th) David Hoerning, Appleton 19th) Dustin Loberger, Oconto 20th) Shawn Havel, Algoma 21st) Kyle Frederick, Oconto Falls 22nd) Jeremy Wiitala, Green Bay 23rd) Harley Simon, Seymour 24th) Greg Gutt, Greeley CO

B MAIN 1) Loberger; Schuenemann 2) Arneson; Dave Bouche

HEAT 1) Rhode; Gutt

HEAT 2) Rod Snellenberger; Michonski

HEAT 3) Schmidt; Lemmens

HEAT 4) Suchocki; Hoerning

IMCA NORTHERN SPORTMOD FEATURE – Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Chris Budzban, Luxemburg; Kevin Bethke, Appleton

HEAT 1) Anderson; Krull
HEAT 2) Van Laanen; Rick LeMieux

STREET STOCK FEATURE – Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Geno Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; Rick Mahlberg, Denmark; Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; Frank Groeshel, Appleton

Heat – Mahlberg; Groeschel

SCOTT RATAJCZAK & GREG GRETZ GET FIRST OPEN WHEEL FEATURE WINS @ T-HILL

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 13, 2013 Results- Scott Ratajczak survived a wild final lap to win his first ever feature win the IMCA Sport Mods at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (IMCA Modified), Troy Muench (IMCA Stock Car), Sawyer Haese (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Keith Kickbusch (Street Stock).

Thunderhill is back in action on Thursday July 18 for the Badger Stock Car Tour with Sport Mods and Street Stocks. Our regular five classes will be back racing for points on Saturday July 20.

Scott Ratajczak in only his second night in the IMCA Sport Mods raced to the lead from his front row starting spot. Ryan LeMieux steadily worked through the field for row 4 and at the midway point was in the runner up position as he began to chop away at Ratajczaks half a lap lead. As the laps wore on the handling began to deteriorate on Ratajczaks racer and he fell into the clutches of Ryan LeMieux and the race to the checker was on. The duo checked out from the rest of the field as they settled the race for the win like a couple of heavy weight boxers. As the white flag flew the pair made heavy contact as they nearly came to a stop out of turn 2. With such a large gap back to third place both drivers were able to gather it back up and raced door to door out of turn 4. With the checkers waving Ratajczak beat LeMieux back to the finish line by a bumper for his first career feature win. LeMieux wasn’t happy with the way he was raced on the final lap and let the flagman know about it in front of a very animated crowd. Despite his displeasure it was a strong second place for LeMieux, Randy LeMieux Jr. made a late race charge to third, Rick LeMieux was fourth and Rookie leader Cody Rass was fifth. The contest was caution free.

Troy Muench put his John Soukup tribute car in victory lane leading every lap of the IMCA Stock Car feature.

Muench a former champion who is used to starting deep the field, took advantage of his front row starting spot pulling away from the field at the drop of the green. A couple of early race cautions helped keep the field close to the leader. Scott Reinhardt and John Anschutz gave chase but as the laps clicked away Muench again pulled away working the low groove. Again the caution flew setting up a 7 lap dash to the checker, that’s what point leader Dave Bouche needed as he sliced from fifth to second on the restart. With 5 laps remaining Bouche caught Muench and began to apply heavy pressure to the leaders back bumper. Bouche was warned for rough driving allowing Muench a little more breathing room to which he used to take home his first feature win of the season. Bouche padded his point lead with second, Anschutz brought home third, Larry Karcz scored another top four and Tony Bouche completed the top five.

Greg Gretz scored an upset in the IMCA Modifieds as the Rookie lead every lap en route to victory.

Although on paper it shows Gretz as a Rookie, in only a handful of nights he has 3 heat race wins which is best in the division. With Gretz out front a caution on lap 2 brought the field to a halt as Eric Arneson and Dan Ratajczak tangled. Gretz built a big lead early but James Tebon began to close in on the leader late in the contest but it was all No. 24 up front with Gretz scoring a convincing clean sweep. Second for Tebon who sits alone as point leader with a 1 point edge over Dan Ratajczak who was third, Cory Cochart won a race long battle for fourth over Felix Dart who was fifth.

Sawyer Haese was victories in his visit to Thunderhill scoring the win in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Eric Micolichek paced the field from the front row with Joe Hegnet giving chase. Hegnet then muscled his way to the inside and took the lead but a caution negated the pass. As the race restarted Micolichek had suspension problems after battling with Hegnet ending his night in the pits. Sawyer Haese made quick work of the field racing to the lead on lap 7. Haese never looked back scoring his first career Thunderhill feature win. Hegnet was second, point leader Derek Moede rallied late for third, Ryan Rohr had strong fourth and Scott Boulanger rounded out the top five.
Keith Kickbusch clobbered the competition with his 2nd feature win of the season in the Street Stocks.

Rookie John Denil Jr. paced the field before he spun on lap 2 ending his hopes for a win. Brandon Peterson inherited the lead and looked to have the car to beat running down low until point leader Keith Kickbusch broke free of the field and moved to the high side challenging for the lead. The pair swapped the lead lap after lap. With 5 laps remaining Kickbusch took hold of the lead for good and never let go cruising to the win. Peterson placed second, Kevin Luedtke was third, Todd Wagner fourth and Rookie Joey Scoon was fifth.

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS

18 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 2. James Lee Tebon, Algoma; 3.Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; 4. Cory Cochart, Casco; 5. Felix Dart, Algoma

HEAT 1: Gretz; Tebon

20 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Troy Muench, Brussels; 2. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 3. John Anschutz, Brussels; 4. Larry Karcz Jr., Pulaski; 5. Tony Bouche, Algoma

HEAT 1:T. Bouche; Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski
HEAT 2: Muench; Dan Sell, Suring
HEAT 3: John Anschutz; Jeremy Anschutz, Brussels

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Scott Ratajczak, Frog Station; 2. Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 4. Rick LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Cody Rass, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Josh Massart, Forestville; Ryan LeMieux
HEAT 2: LeMieux Jr.; Rick LeMieux

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Sawyer Haese, New Franken; 2. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Derek Moede, Casco; 4. Ryan Rohr, Casco; 5. Scott Boulanger, Duvall

HEAT 1: CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; Hegnet
HEAT 2: Travis Hackett, Algoma; Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 2. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Todd Wagner, Brussels; 5. Joey Scoon, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Kickbusch; Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Peterson; Luedtke

“Grand” Night For Reinhardt at Thunderhill

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By Tom Wagner

(Sturgeon Bay, WI – 7/6/2013) – Over 20 years of racing experience paid off in a big way for defending IMCA Northern Sport Mod champ Bernie Reinhardt, as the Sturgeon Bay veteran raced to his second feature win of the season Saturday night at the Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay.

Joining Reinhardt in victory lane on the night were Benji LaCrosse in the IMCA Modifieds, Shawn Havel in the IMCA Stock Cars, Billy LeMieux in the Street Stocks and Dave Schmidt in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The Sport Mods were in the spotlight Saturday, an evening dedicated to the memory of racer John Soukup. Soukup’s number “99″ was prominent on the night; both on the track and at the pay window, as the Sport Mod field was gunning for a top prize of $1,099.

Josh Massart led the headliner through a series of cautions over the course of the first 14 laps. Reinhardt was able to work the high line and secure the top spot on the 15th lap. He edged away to what appeared to be a comfortable cushion on second place running Jarred VanLaanen, but a caution set the stage for some late drama with five laps to go.

In his first start of the year, Jesse Kroll had been a force from the outside line all feature long. From the third starting spot on the restart, he was able to shoot past Reinhardt for the lead. But before the lap could be counted, another caution flew and Kroll was relegated back to third. Tipped off to Kroll’s dominance on the outside, Reinhardt was able to adjust his line enough on the second late restart to break his challenger’s momentum, allowing him to secure the top spot for good and pull away to the win – and the thousand dollar payoff.

In the Modifieds, Dan Ratajczak was shooting for his fourth win in a row, and wasted little time taking charge. He popped from his second row starting spot to take the lead on the first lap, with LaCrosse moving into second two laps later.

For the next 14 laps, it was a high speed chess match; LaCrosse trying to edge inside with Ratajczak refusing to budge. With time running out, LaCrosse changed tactics, going to work on the high side of the leader. The move paid off, and the 2007 champ was able to make the pass en route to his first Thunderhill win of the season.

Bret Koehler had used an outside move to pass Jeremy Anschutz on the ninth lap of the IMCA Stock Car feature, only to become a victim of a similar play by Havel in the closing stages of the division’s main.

Havel was put in position by a restart with five laps to go. He powered to the outside of second place Jaime Suchocki, and continued on past Koehler to record his second feature win of the season.

In the early going, first place wasn’t the best place to be in the Street Stock feature as both John Denil, Jr and Mike Sargent spun while out front. Sargent’s misfortune on the sixth lap allowed LeMieux to take control and cruise to his second straight win in the division.

Point leader Keith Kickbusch gave chase, but couldn’t get close enough to mount a serious challenge.

In the Hobby Stocks, pole sitter Justin Hartel suffered a flat tire as the field took the initial green, setting off a wild scramble as the tight pack of cars swerved around him. Schmidt was the first to break into the clear, taking the lead on the first lap.

While he wasn’t able to totally escape, a race-long battle for second between Joe Hegnet, Scott Boulanger and Derek Moede occupied the trio long enough to prevent any of them from moving in on Schmidt.

Hegnet lost and then regained the runner-up spot on the final lap as Schmidt took the checker for his first win of the year.

Saturday night, the Street Stocks will be in the spotlight with driver introductions, hosted by Jim Olson Motors of Sturgeon Bay.

Thunderhill Raceway is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side, with racing in five 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 7/6/2013

LaVines’s Ice IMCA Northern Sport Mod 25 Lap Feature – Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; Randy LeMieux, Jr, Sturgeon Bay; Jesse Kroll, Forestville; Josh Massart, Brussels; Chad Vetting, Valders

Heat 1 – Massart; Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay
Heat 2 – Jacob Zellner, New Franken; VanLaanen
Heat 3 – Vetting; Kroll

Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified 20 Lap Feature – Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay; Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station: Todd Dart, Algoma; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 – Gretz;: LeMieux

Bull Pen IMCA Stock Car 20 Lap Feature – Shawn Havel, Algoma; Dave Bouche, Algoma; Jaime Suchocki, Forestville; Jeremy Anschutz, Sturgeon Bay; Bret Koehler, Two Rivers; Charlie Kroll, Forestville

Heat 1 – Troy Muench, Namur
Heat 2 – John Anschutz, Brussels: Jeremy Anschutz
Heat 3 – Dan Sell, Suring, Suchocki

Showcase Kitchens Street Stock 15 Lap Feature – Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay; Von Eytcheson, Brussels; Jeremy Dubois, Sturgeon Bay; Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 – LeMieux; Luedtke
Heat 2 – Kickbusch; Debois

Lackie Rental IMCA Hobby Stock 15 Lap Feature – Dave Schmidt, Casco; Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; Derek Moede, Casco; Scott Boulanger, Luxemburg; Travis Hackett, Algoma; Amber Weidner, East Maplewood

Heat 1 – Boulanger; Hegnet
Heat 2 – C.J. Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; Moede

SUCHOCKI SWEEPS STOCK CAR MAIN / DAN & ANDY RATAJCZAK RACE TO WINS @ T-HILL

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 29, 2013 Results- Jamie Suchocki withstood all challengers scoring a clean sweep the IMCA Stock Car feature at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Dan Ratajczak (IMCA Modified), Andy Ratajczak (IMCA Sport Mod), Travis Hackett (IMCA Hobby Stock), Billy LeMieux (Street Stock).

Next Saturday July 6 will be the 1st Annual John Soukup Memorial. $1 Coors w/paid wristband. The IMCA Sport Mods will be Topless and they’re racing for extra cash.

Jamie Suchocki sped to the lead from his front row starting spot in the IMCA Stock Car feature. Shawn Olson in only he second race of the season raced to the leaders back bumper as a series of cautions plagued the field. Olson kept Suchocki honest as laps clicked away. Larry Karcz Jr. made his presences felt as he worked inside Olson for the runner up spot. The duo made contact resulting in Olson suffering a flat tire ending his night. Karcz set his sites on Suchocki and began to work the leader over. With heavy and constant pressure Suchocki was forced to run a perfect lap each and circuit around the track. As the top two played bumper tag, point leader Dave Bouche caught the duo and made it a trio for the lead. With Karcz pressured from Bouche, Suchocki was able to gain a car length lead on the final lap and scored the feature win. Bouche won the battle for second, Karcz in his first run of the season was third, John Anschutz fourth and Troy Muench completed the top five.

Andy Ratajczak had a stellar weekend of racing, not only did the young gun score his first feature win Friday at Luxemburg Speedway. 24 hours later he completed the same feat at Thunderhill in the IMCA Sport Mods.

Ratajczak led every lap of the feature going unchallenged through contest collecting the win. Defending champion Bernie Reinhardt had the rest of the field covered placing second thus taking over the point lead, Rookie Jacob Zellner had a career best finish of third, Dennis Miesler made a late race charge to fourth after starting in row 7 and title contender Randy LeMieux Jr. brought home fifth.

Not to be outdone Andy’s father Dan Ratajczak raced to his 3rd feature win in a row in the IMCA Modifieds.

Ratajczak matched his son by leading every lap in the Modified main event en route to the win. Point leader James Tebon ounce again placed second at the pay window, Tyler Hackett took home third in his first run of the season, former champ Todd Dart was fourth and Billy LeMieux rounded out the top five.

Billy LeMieux took the lead away from Scott Pagels on lap 5 and never looked back picking up his first Street Stock feature win.

Point leader Keith Kickbusch padded his point lead placing second, Marcus Moede was third, Brandon Peterson fourth and Geno Sternard came home fifth after starting in row 7. LeMieux’s racer let out a huge puff of smoke when he took the checker which turned out to be a blown transmission that lasted just long enough to earn the victory. LeMieux has raced Mods and Street Stocks each night throughout the season.

Travis Hackett picked up his first feature win of the year in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

CJ Weckler paced the field until lap 6 when he lost the handle and spun in turn 4 whole battling for the lead with Scott Boulanger. Hackett inherited the lead and never let go taking home the win. The run for 4 feature wins in a row ended as Boulanger suffered mechanical problems while running 2nd ending his night. Derek Moede placed second and took over the point lead, Sawyer Haese was third, Joe Hegnet fourth and Amber Weidner had a solid fifth place finish.

FEATURE, HEAT & LCQ RESULTS

20 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Dan Ratajczak, Frog Station; 2. James Tebon, Algoma; 3. Tyler Hackett, Algoma; 4. Todd Dart, Algoma; 5. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Mark Joski, New Franken; Ratajczak
HEAT 2: Jay Matthias, Green Bay; Hackett

20 LAP BULL PEN BAR & GRILL IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; 2. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 3. Larry Karcz Jr., Pulaski; 4. John Anschutz, Brussels; 5. Troy Muench, Brussels

HEAT 1: Suchocki; Shawn Olson, Casco
HEAT 2: Dennis Weidner, Maplewood; Karcz
HEAT 3: Muench; Bret Koehler, Two Rivers

20 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Andy Ratajczak, Frog Station; 2. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 3. Jacob Zellner, New Franken; 4. Dennis Miesler, Luxemburg; 5. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay
HEAT 2: Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; LeMieux Jr.
HEAT 3: Zellner; Josh Massart, Forestville

15 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Travis Hackett, Algoma; 2. Derek Moede, Casco; 3. Sawyer Haese. New Franken; 4. Joe Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay; 5. Amber Weidner, Maplewood

HEAT 1: Hackett; CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay
HEAT 2: Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg; A. Weidner

15 LAP SHOWCASE KITCHENS STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Keith Kickbusch, Kewaunee; 3. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 4. Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay 5. Geno Sternard, Sturgeon Bay

HEAT 1: LeMieux; Kickbusch
HEAT 2: Scott Pagels, Bad Lands; Kevin Luedtke, Sturgeon Bay