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TRACK CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 31, 2014 Press Release- After one of best and most competitive seasons in recent memory, champions were crowned for the 2014 season at Thunderhill Raceway. We fought mother nature all day, but in the end the rain wouldn’t stop and our final night was washed out. “Thank you to everyone who helped pack and to all the drivers, fans, crews, workers and sponsors who waited it out with us.” “Thanks to everyone for making this such a great season.”-Woody Continue reading

CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT PLUS TRAILER RACE OF DESTRUCTION AUG 30 AT T-HILL

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 27, 2014- It all comes down to this Saturday night August 30 at Thunderhill Raceway. Champions in all five divisions will be crowned. The points battles are still up for grabs in every single division. After the final feature of 2014 the second installment of the Trailer Race of Destruction will take place. The evening will feature a Halloween “Trick-or-Treat” theme for anyone who wants to join in on the fun. The entire nights festivities will be brought to you by Floors by Josh. Racing starts at 6pm Continue reading

911 Lawn Care Night Tonight at Thunderhill

It’s race day! Tonight is sponsored by 911 Lawn Care & Wood Products / Dairy Queen (Orange Julius) and features the 5 regular divisions in action. Plus, we have Kids Big Wheel Races and Power Wheels races at intermission. After the show, the ladies will get another shot at glory with Powder Puff races to conclude the evening’s events! Join us at the track tonight, 6pm start time!

Thunderhill Raceway Rained Out Saturday August 16 / Trailer Race of Destruction Added to Championship Night

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 16, 2014- Thunderhill Raceway battled mother nature all day but in the end to much rain and serious impeding weather has cancelled Dairy Queen night. The staff did all they could in keeping pace with the rain since 8am. Several measures were taken to try and hold the track but all hopes were washed away with another dose of moisture. Radar also shows another large group of thundershowers heading into the area, so we have been forced to pull the pin. Continue reading

QUIETWOODS RV TRAILER RACE OF DESTRUCTION AT T-HILL SATURDAY AUGUST 9

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) August 7, 2014 Press Release- With only 4 point nights remaining in the 2014 season at Thunderhill Raceway drivers and crews will make their final push to see who will be crowned King of the Hill in each division. Action all season long as has been hot and heavy. By the looks of the standings, every title could come down to the final lap of the season. Continue reading

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RACING AT THUNDERHILL TOMORROW 7/30/14

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 29, 2014 Press Release- A full program is on slate for Wednesday, July 30 and Thunderhill Raceway. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and the Street Stocks will be in action with a 6:30pm start time. This is being treated as a regular night and is a track point night. Line ups will be set by point average. The night will also count towards the $30,000 contingency program. Continue reading

Extra pay for top 5 finishers in the IMCA Modifieds plus $700 to win Saturday July 12 at Thunderhill

7/12 Modified Payout

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 10, 2014 Press Release- Thunderhill Raceway Modified drivers will once again race for added pay this Saturday, July 12. The top five spots in the main will receive a pay bump with the feature winner taking home $700. Second place pays $400, third $300, fourth $225, fifth $200. No extra fees at the back gate. Being treated as a regular points night.

The 3rd Annual Terry Simon Memorial will take place as the first attempt was washed out by mother nature. The night will feature $1 cans of Coors Light with a paid wristband and free popcorn. Street Stocks will be in competition for bragging rights in the for King of the Hill tournament. Racing starts at 6pm.

Race Wars…

Point leader shakeups! Top five in the Street Stock separated by only 3 points. New point leader in the IMCA Stock Cars. IMCA Sport Mods all locked up. Super tight battles in the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Kevin Luedtke has emerged with the point lead heading into week 8 in the Street Stocks. Billy LeMieux has slipped to second but is only one point behind. Both drivers are chasing their first title. Former champ Geno Sternard sits third just 2 points out of it. Jeremy DuBois and Mike Sargent are tied for fourth in the standings but are still in contention for the crown only 3 points back.

Speaking of the Street Stocks, despite controversy surrounding the bounty on Street Stock driver Billy LeMieux, it still stands and has grown to $600. LeMieux started the season with 4 feature wins but mechanical gremlins have plagued the Sturgeon Bay driver. Three straight dnf’s have cost him the point lead. While some drivers have questioned the legitimacy of the mechanical issues other realize its just how racing goes sometimes.

LeMieux gains nothing from the bounty and if anything it has hurt him in the point standings. On his bad nights there’s more cars chasing the bounty, so if he doesn’t finish he’s losing more points. When LeMieux doesn’t break, he hasn’t been beaten. Dating back to last season where won a division best 5 feature wins and 7 heat race wins. Combine that with this years stats and its 9 feature wins and 9 heat race wins in only a season and a half. Some drivers don’t have that many wins in their career. LeMieux has shown up each week to win and that’s why the bounty will stay in place.

It’s a dead heat for the top spot in the IMCA Sport Mods. Chris Budzban and Ryan LeMieux are tied for the lead. Jarred VanLaanen sits third 5 points behind. All three drivers are looking to earn their first championship.

Defending IMCA Stock Car champ Dave Bouche leads the standings for the first time this season. Fresh off his second feature win of the season, Shawn Havel sits second and is tied with former champ Charlie Kroll. They both are just 1 point back. Havel is chasing his first ever championship.

Todd Dart rolled to his fifth feature win of the season in the IMCA Modifieds and leads the class by 9 points over defending champ James Tebon.

Jeremy Jauquet has lead the IMCA Hobby Stock points since opening night. He leads the division with 3 feature wins but he only has a 5 point advantage over Derek Moede.

FRIDAY JULY 4TH SPORT MOD TOPLESS $1,500 TO WIN, $150 TO START JOHN SOUKUP MEMORIAL AT THUNDERHILL

John Soukup Memorial

Colton Pink Fire Truck

Sprint Car 2 Seater

Extra cash incentives for Sport Mods

Calling all Street Stocks…the $500 bounty on Billy LeMieux still remains

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) July 2, 2014- The 2nd Annual John Soukup Memorial will pay $1,500 to the winner and $150 to start the feature in the IMCA Sport Mods. Draw re-draw will set the field. This special event will take place on Friday July 4th. Luxemburg Speedway has the night off. All 5 divisions will be in action. The Sport Mod headliner will be 40 laps with a 10 minute competition caution on the front stretch in front of the grandstands at the midway point. Drivers will be allowed out of their car and crews will be able work on their machines.

It’s also Topless Night for the Sport Mods. All Sport Mods MUST remove their roofs and sail panels to be eligible for $1,500 top prize. I’ll repeat that, in order to claim the $1,500 for the win you must have the roof and sail panels removed. If not standard pay applies to any position.

It will NOT be a track point night for the Mods, Stock Cars or Sport Mods but will be IMCA sanctioned with National, State and Regional points awarded. This is done so competing drivers at the Oshkosh Speedzone can stay in the points chase.

Racing starts at 6:00 PM Entry for the event will be the same price as a regular show. For the pits non-members are $25 and members are $20. No extra fees! Grandstand tickets are same as regular points night $10 per adult. No extra cost for anyone entering the pits or stands.

Mods, Stock Cars and Sport Mods lineups will be through draw re-draw for heats and features. It will be a regular point night for the IMCA Hobby Stocks and Street Stocks. $1 Busch Light with paid wristband.

One spot in the Sport Mod feature will be randomly drawn for an $100 courtesy of Vicky and Gary Soukup.

Gretz Carpentry and Remodeling of Kewaunee will sponsor $100 to the racer who leads lap 24 of feature.

Huge thanks to Gnome Games, Sal Mar Resort and division sponsor LaVine’s Ice for the added winners purse.

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. Track GPS address is 1116 N 15th Pl. 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.

EXTRA PAY FOR TOP 5 FINISHERS IN THE IMCA MODIFIED MAIN AT THUNDERHILL JUNE 28

June 28 Extra Mod Pay

By Edward Anschutz

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 27, 2014 Press Release- The Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds will be competing for an added purse for the top 5 finishers this Saturday June 28 at Thunderhill Raceway. The feature will pay $700 to win, 2nd place pays $400, 3rd $300, 4th $225, 5th $200.

Standard pit pass price, no added fees. Racing starts at 6 PM. Standard pay for 6th place on back.

We are one week away from the $1000 to win $150 to start John Soukup Memorial topless IMCA Sport Mod Special which will take place next Friday July 4.

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. Track GPS address is 1116 N 15th Pl. 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.