By Edward Anschutz
(Sturgeon Bay, WI) June 20, 2013 Press Release- The 2nd Annual Terry Simon Memorial will kick off night No. 5 at Thunderhill Raceway this Saturday night June 22. Race fans will be treated to free Pop Corn with a paid wristband. The Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds will be in the spotlight and will feature driver introductions before their feature.
Eagles Inside Groove…Not much has changed with Mother Nature claiming the features last Saturday. The biggest thing we need at the Hill is warm sunny weather. We are just above the .500 mark when it comes to battling water falling from the sky. I don’t like say that “R” word, its bad luck!
The Egg Harbor Fun Park go-karts have quickly become a hit with race fans. For the foreseeable future we will have kids that are 4’ and taller get an extra ticket at the ticket booth AFTER the nightly events have started. We will draw 3 tickets before the final heat race of the night and those kids will be able to race their favorite driver. If your child wins please make sure to come up to the announcers tower and let me know who your favorite racer is and we will do our best to get them on the go-kart track for your race at intermission.
So far 12 drivers have tasted feature wins, they include Jared Siefert and Dan Ratajczak in the IMCA Modifieds. IMCA Stock Cars drivers Shawn Havel, Luke Lemmens and Bret Koehler. Jarred VanLaanen, Chris Budzban and Bernie Reinhardt in the IMCA Sport Mods, Scott Boulanger in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Von Eytcheson, Keith Kickbusch and Brandon Peterson in the Street Stocks.
When it comes to feature wins Scott Boulanger leads all divisions with 3 on the season. The IMCA Hobby Stock driver from Luxemburg is looking for his first career track championship. The Hobby’s have only ran 3 features so he sits perfect so far. The only other repeat feature win is Frog Station’s Dan Ratajczak in the IMCA Modifieds, he has 2 wins on the season.
As for heat race wins 31 drivers have earned a checkered flag 8 of those drivers hold more than one win. Derek Moede of Casco leads all classes with 3 heat race wins in his IMCA Hobby Stock.
10 heat races have been completed in the IMCA Stock Cars with 9 different winners. The only repeat winner is Algoma’s Tony Bouche is his Ford powered machine.
Thunderhill Raceway pink ribbon decals can be purchased in the Dan Lewis Photography and Souvenir trailer located behind the grandstand. 100% of the proceeds go into our Door Cancer account to help local families battling cancer.
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.