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2010 Season a Go for Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway

Posted on October 10th, 2009

October 10, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Joe Hernandez, owner of Prestige Yacht Coatings of Sturgeon Bay, has signed on for another season to be the headline sponsor of Thunderhill Raceway for the 2010 racing season.

Prestige Yacht Coatings came aboard prior to the start of last season, providing the track ample sponsorship to keep the doors open. The company also sponsored several local drivers during the 2009 campaign.

The awards banquet for the 2009 season has been set for Friday, November 13 at the Ladder House Sports Bar & Grill. The cash bar will open at 6pm with…

RAIN CANCELS CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT AT THUNDERHILL

Posted on August 29th, 2009

by Chris Budzban

August 29, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Persistent rain showers put an end to the 2009 season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

It was a season of firsts in all divisions, as all the champions had never won a title in their respective divisions.

Two-time IMCA stock car champion Shawn Kilgore captured his 1st career IMCA modified title, beating out six-time and defending champion Todd Dart.

Former street stock track champion Mike Pierrard also picked up his 1st career title in the IMCA stock car division, winning out over Pat Davister and Troy Muench.

IMCA stock car veteran Cory Cochart…

Dart Passes Kilgore on Final Lap for Modified Victory at Thunderhill

Posted on August 23rd, 2009

by Chris Budzban

August 22, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Seeking his 7th modified track title, Todd Dart cut his deficit to a mere two points by winning the IMCA modified feature over Shawn Kilgore at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Ryan LeMieux and Chris Derenne fought for the early lead of the modified feature, with Brett Wenzel close behind. Kilgore rode the outside lane into the 4th spot, and motored past Wenzel and in between LeMieux and Derenne to take the lead. Kilgore built up a strong lead with Dart getting into the second spot. A…

King of the Hill IMCA Modified Races Tonight at Thunderhill

Posted on August 22nd, 2009

We’re having a little special “King of the Hill” event in the IMCA modifieds tonight at Thunderhill. What we’ll do is take the top 2 drivers in each heat race, plus two provisionals to make up an 8 car field.

The cars will come out two at a time and race each other in a 2 lap dash. Winner will move to the next round until we have the last man/woman standing.

This is being put on by Dan & Scott Ratajczak of Packerland Whey. The winner will receive a $500 prize.

Racing gets underway at 6pm.

“Frog Station Flash” Ratajczak Conquers Mods at Thunderhill

Posted on August 15th, 2009

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By Chris Budzban

August 15, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Frog Station’s Dan Ratajczak passed Two Rivers’ Kyle Kudick and held off defending track champion Todd Dart to pick up his 1st feature win of the season in the IMCA modified division at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

A pileup in the middle of the pack sent Jay Matthias and points leader Shawn Kilgore down pit lane early. Both would rejoin the field, but Kilgore later pulled off with more issues. On the restart, Kudick…

Dart Takes Home Top Prize in Mods at Nathan Bouche Memorial

Posted on August 6th, 2009

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Photos by Dan Lewis Photography (http://www.danlewisphoto.net/)

By Chris Budzban

August 5, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Algoma’s Todd Dart got by Sturgeon Bay’s Kevin Sternard with 2 laps remaining to take home the $1,450 top prize in the IMCA modifieds at the 1st annual Nathan Bouche Memorial at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Sternard took charge from lap 1 and stuck to the bottom of the race track with Dart and Shawn Kilgore nipping at his heels.  Kilgore tried to swoop around Sternard on the outside on a couple occasions, but…

Kilgore Dices to 2nd IMCA Modified Win at Thunderhill

Posted on August 1st, 2009

by Chris Budzban

August 1, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – New Franken’s Shawn Kilgore sliced and diced his way through the field of IMCA modifieds to capture his 2nd feature win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Kilgore also won the feature on Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway.

Two Rivers’ Brett Wenzel set the pace early on in the modified feature, with Billy LeMieux and Chris Derenne right behind. Kilgore started picking off cars one by one on the outside, steadily making his way into the top 3. About halfway through, Kilgore had pulled…

IMCA Modified Top Prize Bumped to $1,000 for Thunderhill’s Fair Night Special

Posted on August 1st, 2009

August 1, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – The original top prize in the IMCA modified division for the Fair Night Special on Wednesday, August 5 has been pushed up from $800 to $1,000.

With the bump in pay, the winner will be a qualifer for the Fastshaft All-Star Invitational race ballot for the IMCA Supernationals in Boone, Iowa in September.

Racing will start at 6:30pm on Wednesday evening for the special. All weekly divisions minus the NEW super stocks will be in action. For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call (920) 743-7052.

Christmas in July Rescheduled for Upcoming Weekend at Thunderhill

Posted on July 30th, 2009

July 30, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Rain showers put a damper on Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway’s plans for “Christmas in July” at the track this past weekend, so the festivities will be held this coming Saturday evening during the regularly scheduled racing program.  The night of racing will be sponsored by Miller Lite.

A reminder to race teams that they are encouraged to dress up their race haulers with a Christmas theme, as prizes will be awarded to the best appearing rigs. The track and personnel will be donning Christmas decorations and apparel as well.

There will be no…

Thunderhill Raceway Teams with Breast Cancer Family Foundation

Posted on July 30th, 2009

July 30, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Family Foundation to help educate on cancer awareness and prevention.

The foundation is based in Green Bay, WI and helps cancer patients and families find information, services and resources about cancer that impact their quality of life.

Thunderhill will be donating the track’s share of the 50/50 raffle to the foundation, along with 3 specially made racing flags. One flag will be signed by all of the drivers, and a pair of pink & black checkered flags will be signed by…

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TONY BOUCHE OUT DUELS CHARLIE KROLL TO CLAIM IMCA STOCK CAR MAIN AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

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…

BUDZO & THE BULLDOZER MAKE LATE RACE PASSES TO WIN AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography – www.danlewisphoto.net

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…

SATURDAY MAY 23 $1000 TO WIN IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE AT THUNDERHILL

$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…