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IMCA MODIFIEDS WILL PAY $650 TO WIN SEASON OPENER AT THUNDERHILL

By Edward Anschutz
Editorial contributor Mike Kelsey

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)  May 5, 2013- With the May 11 season opener less than a week away the IMCA Modifieds will be chasing added cash to win the feature at Thunderhill Raceway. A great supporter of the track offered to kick in some extra cash, bringing first place pay to a guaranteed $650. In addition a hard charger bonus of $50 will be added to the driver who passes the most cars in the feature

Thunderhill’s Modified class has fluctuated through recent years and there has be a lot of trash talking that anyone can win at the track known as the “Circle of Death” due its unique design. Its time to put up or shut up come opening night. We’re calling out the best in the IMCA Modified division to come and try to beat our hard working blue color locals. If you can do so, you’ll be walking away with a pocket full of cash….If not, it’ll once again prove our regulars are some of the best in the business.

Normally these type of added cash races come at end of the year specials at the expense of the drivers who pay large pit gate fees. Thunderhill is set to change all that offering a one time $50 membership fee, you basically get in FREE for all regular point nights. With our opener coming on May 11 it’ll offer drivers a fresh start to chase a championship if they’ve been off to a rough start at other tracks. Pits spots are still available.

Five divisions do battle every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock and Street Stocks will compete on the 1/3rd mile clay oval. For more information, please visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side. 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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Thunderhill Raceway moves opening night to May 11 / Practice on May 4

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) April 29, 2013- Thunderhill Raceway staff members have decided to push opening night to Saturday May 11 due to weather and track conditions. Its been a fine line mastering mother nature. One way or another we plan to get cars on the track before our new opening night.

Practice will now take place on Saturday May 4 at 2pm till ?? We realize everyone is amped up and ready for the season to start but we will always be cautious when it comes to drivers and the track. The last thing we want is drivers tearing up equipment. Practice cost $15 for anyone entering the pits. Grandstands are free.

“Every time the track surface starts to become workable, we get cold rainy weather and it halts all progress and we have to start the whole process all over again.”

Once again WDOR 93.9 FM will host the first night of the season. Maas Floral will be on hand with flowers to celebrate Mothers Day. We will be working with DOOR CANcer for the entire 2013 season, more information coming soon.

Actions kicks off Saturday May 11 with IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock and Street Stocks will compete on the 1/3rd mile clay oval. For more information, please visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side. 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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Thunderhill Practice Cancelled for Saturday April 27

(Possible Make Up Dates Under Consideration)

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) April 25, 2013- Thunderhill Raceway has once again been forced to halt practice for Saturday April 27. Several track works and management surveyed the pit area and track surface. They all agreed it’s still to wet and soft. They still attempted to get on the track only to realize if they went any further, they would’ve gotten stuck.

We don’t want to see anyone wreck their cars. We are going the safe route in hopes of having a solid race surface when the green flag drops on our 2013 season. We are still looking at other possible dates to hold a practice before opening night, so stay tuned.

Five divisions do battle every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock and Street Stocks will compete on the 1/3rd mile clay oval.

For more information, please visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side. 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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2ND ANNUAL LAKESHORE MOTORSPORTS SHOW AND SALE

( Manitowoc, WI ) The 2nd annual Lakeshore Motorsports Show and Sale will take place Saturday, January 15th in the Merchants Building at the Manitowoc County Expo grounds.

16,000 feet of display space, Food and Beverages, Inside space available for tables, booths and exhibits. Outside space available for race cars, trucks and trailers. Buy / Sell / Trade, New and used racing parts, equipment and supplies.

Time: 10AM – 4PM FREE PARKING! Admission: Adults $3.00 12 and under Free

For Setup & Display information please call: Greg Herrmann ( 920- 686-9331 or 920-973-5030 ) or Joe Roberts ( 920-973-2718 ) or visit our website www.lakeshoremotorsportsshow.com.

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THUNDERHILL RACES CANCELED 6/12

Due to the amount of rain the past few days, the scheduled races at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway have been canceled. There is too much standing water on the track surface.

Racing will resume next week, June 19, at 6pm with the regular divisions of IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders in action. The night of racing is sponsored by Budweiser (Flanigan Distributing) and is also $1 Beer Night on all Budweiser products. For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call (920) 743-7052.