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Posted under Race Reports on May 17th, 2015

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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) May 16, 2015 Results- “Hot Rod” Snellenberger capitalized on a late race restart to score the victory in the IMCA Stock Cars at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Todd Dart (IMCA Modified), Bernie Reinhardt (IMCA Sport Mod), Marcus Moede (IMCA Hobby Stock), Billy LeMieux (Street Stock).

Next Saturday, May 23 the IMCA Stock Cars will be racing for $1000 to win.

A field of 18 IMCA Stock Cars took to the track to do battle. John Anschutz and Tom Brumlic battled for the lead until lap 5. That’s when Jamie Suchocki came cruising by for the top spot. Rod Snellenberger quickly made his way from row 4, to the runner up and began to pressure Suchocki. Snellenberger was glued to the leaders back bumper. A caution with 5 laps remaining changed everything. With Suchocki running perfect down low, Snellenberger chose to restart up top. As the green flew Snellenberger got a great restart pulling past Suchocki, taking the lead. “Hot Rod” never looked back racing to his first win at the Hill in 2015. Suchocki scored his best finish of the young season with second, Dave Bouche rallied late to place third, Billy LeMieux and John Anschutz completed the top five.

After 3 feature wins in a row, a $100 bounty was put up for anyone who could beat Dave Schmidt in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Teams were very eager to take their shot! Marcus Moede moved past CJ Weckler for the lead on lap 4. Schmidt raced to second and began to close in as Moede searched high and low for more traction. Just past the midway point Schmidt caught the leader and pulled high to make the pass in turn 3. Schmidt slipped a little too high on corner entry, which resulted in a spin down the track and through the infield grass. Schmidt continued under green but fell back to last. Moede cruised to victory. Amber Weidner continued her strong season with a second, Ford Malvitz, Eric Micolichek and Travis Lumaye rounded out the top five. With the win Moede also took over the point lead.

After only missing one week of racing to assemble a new car, Tyler Hackett paced the early laps of the IMCA Modified feature in his Madman Chassis. A series of cautions kept the field close. Todd Dart executed quick passes to challenge Hackett. Dart took the low groove and raced past Hackett but a caution wiped the pass away. On the restart Hackett jumped low to block Dart’s advances. Dart switched up his strategy, moved to the high groove and made the pass on Hackett. Dart dominated the remainder of the event. Greg Gretz was able to work by Hackett late to place second, Eric Arneson was fourth and Mark Vankauwenberg in his first visit of the season was fifth.

Bernie Reinhardt led every lap of the IMCA Sport Mod feature to score his first win of the season. Tom Stark closed in late but ran out of time and had to settle for second. Title contenders Randy LeMieux Jr. and Chris Budzban were third and fourth. Vince Engebregtsen won a late race battle to place fifth.

Billy LeMieux got rid of his bad luck, scoring a clean sweep in the Street Stocks, Phil Faustini dogged LeMieux the entire race but was never able to make the pass. James Dahlstrom clings to a 1 point lead with a third place finish, Ryan Manthie in his first visit was fourth and Jimmy Anderson was fifth.


18 LAP ROUER’S GRAND SLAM IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE: 1. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski; 2. Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; 3. Dave Bouche, Algoma; 4. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 5. John Anschutz, Brussels

HEAT 1: LeMieux; Snellenberger
HEAT 2: Tom Brumlic, Denmark; Suchocki

18 LAP KELSEY RACING IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE: 1. Todd Dart, Algoma; 2. Greg Gretz, Kewaunee; 3. Tyler Hackett, Algoma; 4. Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; 5. Mark Vankauwenberg, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Hackett; Gretz

18 LAP LAVINE’S ICE IMCA SPORT MOD FEATURE: 1. Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Tom Stark, Egg Harbor; 3. Randy LeMieux Jr., Sturgeon Bay; 4. Chris Budzban, Luxemburg; 5. Vince Engebregtsen, Green Bay

HEAT 1: Stark; LeMieux Jr.
HEAT 2: Reinhardt; Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay

18 LAP LACKIE RENTALS IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE: 1. Marcus Moede, Algoma; 2. Amber Weidner, Maplewood; 3. Ford Malvitz, Sturgeon Bay; 4. Eric Micolichek, Luxemburg; 5. Travis Lumaye, Forestville

HEAT 1: Dave Schmidt, Casco; Micolichek

18 LAP REESE’S AUTOBODY STREET STOCK FEATURE: 1. Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; 2. Phil Faustini, Sturgeon Bay; 3. James Dahlstrom, Denmark; 4. Ryan Manthie, Green Bay; 5. Jimmy Anderson, Forestville

HEAT 1: LeMieux; Faustini


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By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) May 9, 2015 Results- Last night at Thunderhill Raceway a pair cagey veterans in Tony Bouche and Charlie Kroll squared off. Bouche was able to put his 38 years of racing knowledge to good use as he out dueled Kroll late in the going to score a popular win in the IMCA Stock Cars. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (IMCA Modified), Cody Rass (IMCA Sport Mod), Dave Schmidt (IMCA Hobby Stock) and James Dahlstrom (Street Stock)

With a perfect racing…


Photos by Dan Lewis Photography –

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) May 1, 2015 Results- Defending IMCA Stock Car champ Dave “The Bulldozer” Bouche used a late race restart to steal the victory away from Billy LeMieux by inches at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were, Eric Arneson (IMCA Modified), Chris Budzban (IMCA Sport Mod), Dave Schmidt (IMCA Hobby Stock), Phil Faustini (Street Stock) and Nathan Delsart (Thunder Truck)

Billy LeMieux leapt from his front row starting spot to the lead early in the IMCA Stock Car headliner. Evan Madden hustled to the…


$1000 to win IMCA Stock Cars

7th Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) April 27, 2015 Press Release- A $1,000 payday will be waiting for the winner in the IMCA Stock Car feature Saturday, May 23 at Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay, WI. The extra cash for the winner is courtesy of the Bull Pen Bar & Grill located in Forestville.

Costs to get in for the night will remain the same as a regular race night. Drivers and crew members with membership $20, without membership $25. Grandstand prices will stay…