97.7 The Big Dawg Night Rescheduled for June 20

Posted on June 10th, 2009

June 10, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Due to last weekend’s race program succumbing to rain showers, 97.7 The Big Dawg will sponsor the June 20 program along with Budweiser at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

The Big Dawg will be out broadcasting live at the track starting at 4:30pm and will be giving away tickets to various country music shows and festivals.

In addition, it will be $1 beer night sponsored by Budweiser. Thunderhill already has a $1 beer special running from 4:30pm to 5:30pm every race night with a paid wristband. The special will run for the…

Thunderhill Races Cancelled 6/6

Posted on June 6th, 2009

June 6, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Light rain showers soaked the track all afternoon at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway, and they weren’t letting up anytime soon.

Racing will resume next Saturday night, June 13 at 6pm with our regular racing program of IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders.

For more information, visit the website at or call (920) 743-7052.

97.7 The Big Dawg Night at Thunderhill June 6

Posted on June 3rd, 2009


Live Broadcast, Giveaways and More!

June 2, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway heads into the fifth week of racing action with one of its new sponsors bringing a full plate of festivities to the table.

97.7 The Big Dawg will be broadcasting live at the track starting at 4:30pm. The Big Dawg will be giving away an abundance of prizes throughout the night, including Country USA, Porterfield Countryfest, Hodag Festival and Fuddfest tickets.

In addition, 97.7 The Big Dawg is kicking off their newest…

Dart Nabs Second Feature Win at Thunderhill

Posted on May 30th, 2009


by Chris Budzban

May 30, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Although he won the IMCA modified points title for the sixth time in 2008, Algoma’s Todd Dart did not have a single feature win on the season. It didn’t take him long to grab his first feature win of 2009, and he notched his second feature win tonight at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Dart followed early race leader Eric Van Iten on the bottom of the race track for several laps, then turned on the jets and headed up…


Posted on May 23rd, 2009


by Chris Budzban

May 23, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – New Franken’s Shawn Kilgore made the move to the inside of Kevin Sternard on the final lap to win he IMCA modified feature at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Kilgore also took home the win on Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway.

In other action, Chargin’ Charlie Kroll dominated the IMCA stock car feature while Jarred VanLaanen led every lap of the IMCA hobby stock feature event.

Sternard took off from his front row starting spot and built up a sizable lead,…

6 Time Champion Dart Tops Mods at Thunderhill

Posted on May 16th, 2009


Photos courtesy of Holly Anschutz

by Chris Budzban

May 16, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Algoma’s Todd Dart took the lead early and held off another former champion Jeremy Jacobs on his way to the IMCA modified feature win at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Also, Ellisville’s Robert Waechter Jr. picked up his 1st career IMCA hobby stock feature win.

Sturgeon Bay’s Kevin Sternard led the early stages of the IMCA modified feature, until a spin by Dan Ratajczak bunched the field. Dart and Jacobs would both attempt to…

Wedelstadt, Snellenberger Win Opener at Thunderhill

Posted on May 10th, 2009

Mike Wedelstadt

By Edward J. Anschutz Jr.

May 9, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Fremont’s Mike Wedelstadt took the lead away from Green Bay’s Art Siefert and never looked back cruising to the IMCA modified victory. In the IMCA stock cars, Pulaski’s Rod Snellenberger was able to fend of a late race charge from John Heinz and win from the pole at Thunderhill.

In the IMCA modifieds, Denmark’s Tim Czarneski set the pace for the first 6 laps of the feature, until Art Seifert would use the top side to track…

WDOR 93.9 Sponsors Opening Night at Thunderhill

Posted on May 7th, 2009

May 7, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – The 2009 season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway gets underway this Saturday night, May 9 at 6pm, sponsored by WDOR 93.9. IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders will compete weekly through the month of August.

“This year is going to be a no-frills year for the track,” said track promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack. “We’re going to come here to race our weekly program and have a good time.”

Admission for the 2009 season hasn’t changed. A ticket for adults will cost $9.00, $6.00 for senior…

New Season, New Website for Thunderhill

Posted on May 5th, 2009

May 5, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – With the 2009 racing season right around the corner, Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway’s website has received a big overhaul.

The new look was put together by Chris Budzban of, whom also handles the public relations duties of the track. “When I took over the website duties last year, I did everything the hard way. This year I’ve added functions which allow fans to become more involved and ‘in the flow’ along with a more user-friendly look,” said Budzban.

More features will be added to the website during the season, such…

51 Cars Attend Thunderhill Practice Session

Posted on May 2nd, 2009

May 2, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – A total of 51 cars showed up at the Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway for an afternoon practice session. The practice, along with a car show earlier in the day, was sponsored by 97.7 The Big Dawg radio station.

Winners of the car show were Ryan LeMieux in the IMCA modifieds, Don Aregoni in the IMCA stock cars, CJ Weckler in the IMCA hobby stocks, Shawn LeMieux in the IMCA northern sport mods, Jeremy Wiitala in the NEW super stocks and Kipp Burlo in the 4 cylinders.

Prizes were awarded to the winning…

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Photos by Dan Lewis Photography –

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 9, 2015 Results- Tony Bouche made a last lap, last corner pass on Jamie Suchocki to steal the win in the IMCA Stock Cars at Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Todd Dart (IMCA Modified), Vince Engebregtsen (IMCA Sport Mod), Ford Malvitz (IMCA Hobby Stock), Billy LeMieux (Street Stock) and Tory Peterson (Thunder Truck). Adam Sternard took home the win and $500 in the Trailer Race of Destruction.

Action was red flagged twice on the night. The first was for…


(Sturgeon Bay, WI – 7/29/2015)

Chances are, Billy LeMieux will long remember the last week of July, 2015.

After winning two features on Sunday, he came back to repeat the feat Wednesday night as Thunderhill Raceway’s program shifted to midweek to open the Door County Fair.

Joining LeMieux in victory lane on the night were Tyler Hackett in the Modifieds, Randy LeMieux, Jr in the Sport Mods, Travis LuMaye in the Hobby Stocks and Nathan Delsart in the Thunder Trucks.

Winning two features in a night is a slick trick on its own, but four features in a single week had never been…

Lemieux Doubles Up at Thunderhill

Photos by Dan Lewis Photography –

By Greg Aregoni

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Billy Lemieux was a star studded Man in Door County over the weekend. Not only did he rank in 135th place out of 160 players at the M.A.C Softball tournament; He decided to double up on Feature wins at Thunderhill Raceway on Sunday night. Lemieux earned wins in both the IMCA Stockcar Feature and Street Stock Feature.

Other winners included: Tyler Hackett(IMCA Modifieds) Jarred VanLaanen(IMCA Sportmods) Dave Schmidt(IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Nathan Delsart(Thunder Trucks)

David Reinhardt opened up as the King of…