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Woody’s Signs and Econo Foods Sponsor “Christmas in July” Night at Thunderhill

July 23, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI – Woody’s Signs and Econo Foods of Sturgeon Bay will sponsor the annual “Christmas in July” themed event this Saturday night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Race teams 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.

Racing begins at 6pm on Saturday evening with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders hitting the 1/3 mile clay oval. For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call (920) 743-7052.

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Madden Scores First Career IMCA Mod Win at Thunderhill

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By Chris Budzban

July 18, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Algoma’s Evan Madden led all 20 laps and fended off heavy pressure from Kevin Sternard to pick up his first career IMCA modified victory at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Madden took off from the pole position and feathered the throttle, building a nice lead over the rest of the field. Sternard started to chomp away at the lead midway through the caution-free contest, getting to Madden’s bumper with 5 laps remaining. Sternard took a peak on the inside with 1 lap to go, but Madden was able to hold him off for his first career feature win in the division. Sternard settled for second, Shawn Kilgore third, Jeremy Jacobs fourth and Todd Dart fifth.

Two Rivers’ Jerry Wenzel captured his second feature win of the season in the IMCA stock car division. Wenzel grabbed the early lead, and built up a nice lead over Jamie Suchocki and Troy Muench. A pair of caution flags flew late, but that didn’t faze Wenzel from taking the checkers. Muench took home second, followed by Suchocki, Pat Davister and Shawn Havel.

Kewaunee’s Cory Cochart sped past James Iverson to take home his second feature win of the season in the IMCA northern sport mods. Iverson led early, but was sandwiched by Cochart on the outside and Brad Lautenbach on the inside. Cochart’s pass attempt would stick, netting him the win. Bernie Reinhardt came in second, followed by Iverson, Lautenbach and Nick Potts.

In the IMCA hobby stocks, rookie driver Adam Pallex of Algoma held off late pass attempts by points leader Frank Paul and Luke Lemmens to capture his first career IMCA hobby stock feature win. Lemmens took second, Chris Christensen third, Paul fourth and Jarred VanLaanen fifth.

NEW super stock points leader Jeremy Wiitala passed Logan Rhode on the outside with 3 laps remaining to pick up his fourth feature win on the season at Thunderhill. Rhode took second, followed by James Anderson, Todd Everard and Gene Sternard

Algoma’s Matt Borths picked up his second feature win of the season in the 4 cylinder division.

Next week’s races are sponsored by Woody’s Signs and Econo Foods of Sturgeon Bay. The night will feature a “Christmas in July” theme with the regular racing program of IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders. Racing gets underway at 6pm. For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call (920) 743-7052

RACE SUMMARY

IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE — Evan Madden, Algoma; Kevin Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg; Todd Dart, Algoma

Semi-feature — Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Randy Markwardt, Jr., Sheboygan

Heat 1 — Sternard; Kilgore
Heat 2 — Art Siefert, Green Bay; James Lee Tebon, Algoma
Heat 3 — Eric Van Iten, Green Bay; Dart

IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Jerry Wenzel, Two Rivers; Troy Muench, Brussels; Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Shawn Havel, Brussels

Heat 1 — Havel; Suchocki
Heat 2 — Muench; Marty Abshire, Waukesha
Heat 3 — Davister; Von Eytcheson, Forestville

IMCA NORTHERN SPORT MOD FEATURE — Cory Cochart, Kewaunee; Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; James Iverson, Luxemburg; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Nick Potts, Green Bay

Heat 1 — Jesse Kroll, Algoma; Reinhardt
Heat 2 — Cochart; Jeff DuBois, Luxemburg

IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE — Adam Pallex, Algoma; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; Chris Christensen, Carlsville; Frank Paul, Kewaunee; Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay

Heat 1 — Pallex; Paul
Heat 2 — VanLaanen; Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay

NEW SUPER STOCK FEATURE — Jeremy Wiitala, Seymour; Logan Rhode, Manitowoc; James Anderson, Forestville; Todd Everard, Green Bay; Gene Sternard, Luxemburg

Heat 1 — Wiitala; Anderson
Heat 2 — Everard; Les Sternard, Sturgeon Bay

4 CYLINDER FEATURE — Matt Borths, Algoma; Kasey Gross, Gleason; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay; Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 — Borths; DuBois
Heat 2 — Gross; Matt Sargent, Sturgeon Bay

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Tebon Roars to Victory in Mods at Thunderhill

July 11, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Algoma’s James Lee Tebon got by Chris Derenne midway through the IMCA modified feature and cruised to victory at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Derenne set the pace early on with Tebon lurking up high. Tebon made the pass stick on lap 10 and begun to build up a straightaway lead on the field. A caution flag flew, bunching the field. Tebon powered back to a nice lead, with action behind him. Shawn Kilgore charged hard through the field, starting on the back row up to the top 5. Tebon held on for the win, followed by Brett Wenzel, Kilgore, Art Siefert and Eric Van Iten.

Forestville’s Von Eytcheson took command of the lead early in the IMCA stock car feature, with Shawn Havel on his outside. Troy Muench, looking for a 4th straight feature win, tangled with Jamie Suchocki, putting him a lap down to the rest of the field. Havel charged hard on the outside, getting by Eytcheson and built a comfortable lead en route to the checkers. Following Havel were Eytcheson, Pat Davister, Mike Pierrard and Dave Bouche.

An opening lap fracas took out 6 cars in the IMCA northern sport mod feature. Outside polesitter Tim Mcormick spun, collecting Eric Arneson, Jeff Lautenbach and Rod Solem among others. When the race resumed, Jeff DuBois snatched the top spot with Jesse Kroll and Brad Lautenbach in tow. Kroll jumped to the outside of DuBois and rode the outside line to victory. Bernie Reinhardt, DuBois, Lautenbach and Cory Cochart would finish second through fifth, respectively.

Hometown driver Brandon Peterson picked up his first feature win of the season in the IMCA hobby stock division. It wasn’t easy, as he had to duel with the up-and-coming 2nd year driver Luke Lemmens down to the wire. In the end, the inside line prevailed for Peterson, netting him the win. Lemmens settled for second, Frank Paul third, Marcus Moede fourth and CJ Weckler fifth.

When he’s not in the booth announcing, he’s out on the track winning features. That’s the story for Thunderhill announcer/NEW super stock driver Eddie Anschutz. Anschutz has made 3 appearances on the track this season, and picked up his second win on Saturday night. He took the lead away from Gene Sternard and promptly took the checkers. Sternard finished second, followed by Jeremy Wiitala, Dennis Weidner and James Anderson.

A wild finish in the 4 cylinder feature would net a win for Sturgeon Bay’s Kipp Burlo, his 1st of the 2009 season. Jeremy DuBois was black flagged for taking out race leader Matt Borths, giving the win to Burlo.

Next week’s races are sponsored by Dave Hatch Racing. Racing gets underway at 6pm with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders. For more information, visit the website at www.racethunderhill.com or call (920) 743-7052.

RACE SUMMARY

IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE — James Lee Tebon, Algoma; Brett Wenzel, Two Rivers; Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Art Siefert, Green Bay; Eric Van Iten, Green Bay

Heat 1 — Tebon; Rick Johnson, Gills Rock
Heat 2 — Tim Czarneski, Denmark; Van Iten
Heat 3 — Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont; Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers

IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Shawn Havel, Brussels; Von Eytcheson, Forestville; Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Mike Pierrard, Green Bay; Dave Bouche, Algoma

Heat 1 — Troy Muench, Brussels; Ben Kroll, New Franken
Heat 2 — Marty Abshire, Waukesha; Pierrard
Heat 3 — Havel; Bouche

IMCA NORTHERN SPORT MOD FEATURE — Jesse Kroll, Algoma; Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; Jeff DuBois, Luxemburg; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Cory Cochart, Kewaunee

Heat 1 — Tim Mcormick, Sturgeon Bay; Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee
Heat 2 — Lautenbach; Nick Potts, Green Bay

IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE — Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; Frank Paul, Luxemburg; Marcus Moede, Luxemburg; CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 — Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay; Chad Kaminski, Luxemburg
Heat 2 — Lemmens; Peterson

NEW SUPER STOCK FEATURE — Eddie Anschutz, Kewaunee; Gene Sternard, Luxemburg; Jeremy Wiitala, Seymour; Dennis Weidner, Maplewood; James Anderson, Forestville

Heat 1 — Sternard; Anderson
Heat 2 — Todd Everard, Green Bay; Tim Jandrin, Kewaunee

4 CYLINDER FEATURE — Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay; Tony Everard, Green Bay; Matt Borths, Algoma; Jared Smith, Luxemburg; Matt Torphy, Bonduel

Heat 1 — Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay; Kasey Gross, Gleason
Heat 2 — Burlo; Everard

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WEDELSTADT HOLDS OFF DART IN MODS AT THUNDERHILL

Mike Wedelstadt Thunderhill 7/4

By Chris Budzban

July 4, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Fremont’s Mike Wedelstadt held off defending IMCA modified track champion Todd Dart to pick up his second feature win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Brussels’ Troy Muench picked up his third consecutive feature win in the IMCA stock car division.

Denmark’s Tim Czarneski took the early lead in the IMCA modified feature, but was passed on the outside by Wedelstadt. Wedelstadt pulled away with a good lead, but contact between Shawn Kilgore and Jay Matthias drew a yellow. With 2 laps to go, Dart started to make his move on the inside, but Wedelstadt would prevail on the top line. Dart settled for second, followed by Dave Zeitler, Kevin Sternard and Kilgore, who came from the back after the incident with Matthias to finish fifth.

Nobody has been able to stop Troy Muench as of late in the IMCA stock car division. Don Aregoni grabbed the early lead, with Von Eytcheson charging hard on the inside. The two would tangle, and Muench shot through to capture the lead. The battles behind Muench would heat up, with Charlie Kroll and Bret Koehler getting together, and each ending up with a flat tire. Muench went on to win, followed by Mike Pierrard, who came from the back of the field after an early incident, Pat Davister, Dave Bouche and Jerry Wenzel.

IMCA hobby stock points leader Frank Paul picked up his fourth feature win of the season. Paul battled with Jarred VanLaanen for the top spot, but Luke Lemmens shot past VanLaanen for the runner-up spot. Lemmens took to the outside, running side by side with Paul towards the end of the race. The two would split a lapped car and come to the checkers with Paul edging out Lemmens, who blew his engine at the finish line. Roger LaViolette finished third, Brandon Peterson fourth and VanLaanen fifth.

Kewaunee’s Eugene Gregorich picked up his third feature win in the IMCA northern sport mod division. Gregorich made a three-wide pass on Jesse Kroll and Brad Lautenbach to take the lead, and then held off a charging Cory Cochart for the win. Cochart settled for second, Kroll third, Eric Arneson fourth and Lautenbach fifth.

Seymour’s Jeremy Wiitala captured his third NEW super stock feature win at Thunderhill, passing Todd Everard on the outside and holding him off for the win. Everard finished second, Logan Rhode third, Tim Jandrin fourth and James Anderson fifth.

4 cylinder points leader Kasey Gross picked up the win, cruising to an easy win.

Next week’s races are sponsored by Bissen Asphalt. Racing gets underway at 6pm with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders in action. For more information visit www.racethunderhill.com or call (920) 743-7052.

RACE SUMMARY

IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE — Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont; Todd Dart, Algoma; Dave Zeitler, Luxemburg; Kevin Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; Shawn Kilgore, New Franken

Heat 1 — Billy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg
Heat 2 — James Lee Tebon, Algoma; Sternard
Heat 3 — Tim Czarneski, Denmark; Kilgore

IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Troy Muench, Brussels; Mike Pierrard, Green Bay; Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Dave Bouche, Algoma; Jerry Wenzel, Two Rivers

Heat 1 — John Anschutz, Brussels; Bouche
Heat 2 — Bret Koehler, Two Rivers; Pierrard
Heat 3 — Muench; Shawn Havel, Brussels

IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE — Frank Paul, Luxemburg; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; Roger LaViolette, Forestville; Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; Jarred VanLaanen, Green Bay

Heat 1 — VanLaanen; Adam Pallex, Algoma
Heat 2 — Lemmens; Paul

IMCA NORTHERN SPORT MOD FEATURE — Eugene Gregorich, Kewaunee; Cory Cochart, Kewaunee; Jesse Kroll, Algoma; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Brad Lautenbach, New Franken

Heat 1 — Kroll; Cochart
Heat 2 — Arneson; Lautenbach

NEW SUPER STOCK FEATURE — Jeremy Wiitala, Seymour; Todd Everard, Green Bay; Logan Rhode, Manitowoc; Tim Jandrin, Kewaunee; James Anderson, Forestville

Heat 1 — Everard; Jandrin
Heat 2 — Rhode; Gene Sternard, Luxemburg

4 CYLINDER FEATURE — Kasey Gross; Gleason; Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay; Jeremy DuBois, Sturgeon Bay; Mike Sargent, Sturgeon Bay; Tyler DeBouche; Suamico

Heat 1 — Tony Everard, Green Bay; Burlo
Heat 2 — Gross; DeBouche

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STARK BESTS KILGORE IN MODS AT THUNDERHILL

Tom Stark Feature Win 6/27/2009

By Chris Budzban

June 27, 2009; Sturgeon Bay, WI — Egg Harbor’s Tom Stark survived heavy pressure from New Franken’s Shawn Kilgore to capture the IMCA modified feature win at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.

Stark shot out to the early race lead, followed closely by Tim Czarneski. Stark and Czarneski ran the top groove around the track, with Mike Wedelstadt and Kilgore down low. A late caution bunched the field, with Kilgore getting past Wedelstadt to grab the second spot. Kilgore tried to make a move down low on Stark, but Stark powered to victory. Kilgore settled for second, followed by Wedelstadt, Todd Dart and Jay Matthias.

Brussels’ Troy Muench survived a wreck-filled IMCA stock car contest to pick up his second feature win in a row at Thunderhill. A spin by Charlie Kroll wiped out multiple drivers in the top 10 in points, including Pat Davister, Shawn Havel and Dave Bouche. Muench pulled away from the field to pick up the win, followed by Mike Pierrard who came through the infield, Bret Koehler, Jamie Suchocki and Von Eytcheson.

Forestville’s Roger LaViolette picked up his 1st career feature win in the IMCA hobby stock division, doing so rather convincingly. Kelsy Hayes and Marcus Moede battled for second, but tangled in turn 3, sending both to the rear of the field. Brandon Peterson would capture the runner-up spot, followed by Luke Lemmens, Frank Paul and CJ Weckler.

Last year’s runner-up in points in the IMCA northern sport mod division Brad Lautenbach shot out to the early lead and never looked back, taking home his 1st feature win of the season. Lautenbach held off challenges from last week’s winner Bernie Reinhardt, who settled for the runner-up spot, followed by Eric Arneson, Tim Mcormick and Jesse Kroll.

Green Bay’s Todd Everard beat out rivals John Sternard and Jeremy Wiitala to capture the NEW super stock feature win. Sternard and Wiitala battled side-by-side while they caught Everard, but neither could make the pass. Sternard finished second, Wiitala third, James Anderson fourth and Tim Jandrin fifth.

Green Bay’s Tony Everard picked up his 3rd feature win of the season in the 4 cylinder division.

Next week’s action is sponsored by Arctic Glacier. Races begin at 6pm on Saturday evening, with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders in action. For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call (920) 743-7052.

RACE SUMMARY

IMCA MODIFIED FEATURE — Tom Stark, Egg Harbor; Shawn Kilgore, New Franken; Mike Wedelstadt, Fremont; Todd Dart, Algoma; Jay Matthias, DePere

Heat 1 — Ryan LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay; Tim Czarneski, Denmark
Heat 2 — Rick Johnson, Gills Rock; Stark
Heat 3 — Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers; Jeremy Jacobs, Luxemburg

IMCA STOCK CAR FEATURE — Troy Muench, Brussels; Mike Pierrard, Green Bay; Bret Koehler, Two Rivers; Jamie Suchocki, Forestville; Von Eytcheson, Forestville

Heat 1 — Rick Dix, Green Bay; Charlie Kroll, Forestville
Heat 2 — Muench; John Anschutz, Algoma
Heat 3 — Pat Davister, Luxemburg; Eytcheson

IMCA HOBBY STOCK FEATURE — Roger LaViolette, Forestville; Brandon Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee; Frank Paul, Luxemburg; CJ Weckler, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 — James Bosman, Sturgeon Bay; Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay
Heat 2 — LaViolette; Marcus Moede, Luxemburg

IMCA NORTHERN SPORT MOD FEATURE — Brad Lautenbach, New Franken; Bernie Reinhardt, Sturgeon Bay; Eric Arneson, Oconto Falls; Tim Mcormick, Sturgeon Bay; Jesse Kroll, Algoma

Heat 1 — Lautenbach; Mcormick
Heat 2 — Arneson; Kroll

NEW SUPER STOCK FEATURE — Todd Everard, Green Bay; John Sternard, Green Bay; Jeremy Wiitala, Seymour; James Anderson, Forestville; Tim Jandrin, Kewaunee

Heat 1 — Everard; Jandrin

4 CYLINDER FEATURE — Tony Everard, Green Bay; Kasey Gross, Gleason; Kipp Burlo, Sturgeon Bay; Nick Everard, Green Bay; Adam Goldman, Sturgeon Bay

Heat 1 — Gross; N. Everard
Heat 2 — Burlo; T. Everard