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 beat out last year’s runner-up Brad Lautenbach for the crown in the IMCA northern sport mod division. The title is Cochart’s 1st in any division.
Frank Paul captured his 1st career track title as well, a solid season for the veteran of the division. He beat out hometown driver Brandon Peterson.
Veteran NEW super stock driver Jeremy Wiitala picked up his 1st career title in the division. Wiitala was the track champion in the bomber division back in 2001.
Kipp Burlo edged Kasey Gross in the 4 cylinder division for his 1st career championship.
The rainout concludes the 2009 season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Thank you to all the sponsors, drivers, fans and track personnel who made it a very exciting and successful season at the track.