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Ashley Newman Wires Late Model Field at Thunderhill

November 19th, 2015

Ripley, Tennessee–Asley Newman scored a convincing win behind the wheel of his Upton Motorsports #73 Greg’s Sawmill/ Longhorn Late Model by wiring the field on Saturday evening at Thunderhill Raceway.

The Upton Motorsports team and Ashley Newman visited Thunderhill Raceway (Summertown, Tennessee) on Saturday night for the Spooktacular 2000. Powering his #73 Longhorn Late Model, Newman earned the pole position starting spot for the feature via preliminary action. With $1,022 on the line, Ashley drove away from the field as he led every lap of the feature, bringing home his ninth win of the 2015 season.

“This Longhorn Race Car is something else,” laughed Newman. “We are still learning a lot about it, but it seems like we get faster every time we take it to the track. I want to thank the Upton family, my sponsors, my crew, and my fans for helping make this possible.”

Complete results from this event can be found at www.ThunderhillRacewayPark.com.

Ashley will chase a final win this weekend as he travels to Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) to compete in the annual Possum Town Grand Prix. The event posts a $2,000 top prize for the Limited Late Model division. For more information on the event, please visit www.ColumbusSpeedway.net.

Upton Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Greg’s Sawmill, 45 Race Shop, Best One Tire & Service, Gary Beard Trucking, Bob Pierce Race Cars, Rod End Supply, AR Bodies, Jeff Burns Racing Engines, Schoenfeld Headers, Real Racing Wheels, Ace Sign Company, PPM Racing Products, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Ashley Newman and Upton Motorsports, please visit www.AshleyNewman73.com and http://www.UptonMotorsports.com.

Another Top-4 Finish at Thunderhill for Budzo Racing

May 21st, 2015

With Friday night’s schedule event at Luxemburg Speedway rained out, we loaded up for only 1 night of racing this past weekend on Saturday night at Thunderhill Raceway.

Coming into the night, we held a 5 point lead over Randy LeMieux, Jr. after 3 nights of racing at the track. A total of 12 sportmods checked in on the evening, and a 5th place finish in the heat race set us up with a 9th place starting spot in the night’s feature.

Early in the feature, I looked to move through the field behind last week’s feature winner, Cody Rass. Rass was unable to make much headway on the bottom of the racetrack, so I looked to the outside to begin my pursuit to the front of the pack. After getting around Rass, I battled with Vince Engebregtsen for a few laps before clearing him to get up to 5th.

A few laps later, I went around the outside of Jarred VanLaanen to secure the 4th spot, but by that time the top 3 had broken away from the pack. I tried to close the gap with only 3 laps remaining in the feature, but the distance was too much, and I finished the night with a solid 4th place finish.

LeMieux ended up finishing in 3rd place, so our point lead shrunk from 5 points to 4 points heading into next week’s 7th Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial at Thunderhill. The IMCA stock car division will be running for a top prize of $1,000 to win.

We’ll be back at Luxemburg Speedway on Friday night, and of course we’ll be at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday night. We have won on the Nathan Bouche Memorial night the past 2 years, and we’re hopeful to make it 3 years in a row!

Remember to check out Budzo Racing on the web at budzoracing.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/budzoracing, on Twitter at twitter.com/budzoracing, on YouTube at youtube.com/budzoracing and on Instagram at

Bowers Scores Close Win On Opening Night At Thunder Hill Speedway

May 5th, 2015

Mayetta, KS – Thunder Hill Speedway opened up the 2015 season on Saturday night. As with most opening nights it was chalked full of anything and everything you could think of.

The BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modified division saw a driver return to find glory at a track he learned how to race on.
Steven Bowers Jr. had spent the last few years away from Thunder Hill Speedway chasing the Outlaw Modified tracks. Bowers started his racing career in the Street Stock division at Thunder Hill Speedway. The 2015 season he is returning to race full time and he got the season started on a good note. It took several tries to get the feature going, but once it did it turned into one of the best races of the night. The green flag waved and competitors danced and darted around for position on the track. Mike Petersilie, Corey Burch, Eric McMillian and Justin Becker all battled at the front of field. Bowers was working his way to the front in no time at all. A few bold moves down the back straight and a power move to over take the leader at the front of the field Bowers was well on his way to an easy win, or so he thought. Also working his way through the field from the back was Jordan Grabouski. Grabouski, no stranger to the winner’s circle, worked his way past the competition and then chased down Bowers. The two would hit lapped traffic. Grabouski would slide by Bowers a couple of times, but each time Bowers would meet the challenge and take back the top spot. A late race yellow would set up a dash to the finish.

As the green flag waved once again it was Bowers to the top spot with Grabouski in tow. Bowers would hold the lead to the white flag. Grabouski searched for any line that would push him to the top spot. The two racers headed into the final turn with a vengeance. Grabouski would make a dive from the top of the turn to the bottom hoping to use the momentum to his advantage coming out of turn 4. It wouldn’t work. Bowers holding his line on the top of the track he was able outrace Grabo to the finish by 1/2 a car length. The fans enjoyed the exciting finish. The win was Bowers first in quite some time at the track, but he will be looking for more this season. Grabouski finished 2nd, 3rd went to Mike Petersilie, veteran Tom Charles finished 4th and Jesse Richter rounded out the top 5.

It was a memorable night for Brandon Conkwright in the Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Feature. The 2nd year racer out of Wamego had a good rookie season last year. Unfortunately, Conkwright never cracked the win column in 2014.
After Saturday night he can finally mark one down in the win column. A career first win is always special, but Conkwright will be able to remember this night because of his dominating performance. Conkwright won his heat race earlier in the night and things kept on going for him in the feature.

In a competitive class as the IMCA Stock Cars it’s not very often you see someone wire the field from flag to flag. Conkwright did this on Saturday night. From the outset he took to the top spot and built a lead. A yellow would come out and bunch the field up, but each and every time Conkwright would answer the bell and take back off into the lead.
Lap after lap Conkwright would extend the lead until the checkered flag finally waved giving him his 1st win of his young career. Matt Haid and last year’s champ, Marvin Griffith Jr., put on a good battle for the 2nd spot as the two went back and forth during main event. Haid would get the runner up position, while Griffith took home 3rd. Last season’s IMCA Modified Champ, Mat Stallbaumer, worked his way to a 4th place finish and Greg Deters fought for a hard 5th place finish.

The Bad Boyz Bail Bonds IMCA N. Sport Mod Feature got off to a crazy start that saw a long red flag situation after Bryan Bowers and Troy Baumgartner got together at the top of turn 4 on lap number 4. As the drivers got settled in they put on an awesome feature. During this feature 3 and 4 wide battles were present and at the front of the field in the early part of the A it was a veteran, Rodger Peck, at the top spot. Peck, getting back into racing after sitting out last year, looked strong in the early going as he took to the top spot. Most races at Thunder Hill Speedway are hotly contested and this race was going to be no different. Tyler Frye, Bryan Rigsby were hot on the tail of Peck. Each would take a share at the top spot, but as the feature got going again on the lap 4 restart it was Tyler Frye that would take the top spot. Frye would lead lap after lap, as Peck and Rigsby began to battle with each other allowing Frye to build a lead. Austin Carter was also working his way through traffic. Carter had to start further back in the field and it took some time for him to get to the front. Carter was one of the fastest cars on the night. He would over take Rigsby for 3rd, then Peck for 2nd allowing him to close in on Frye. Carter would make a strong effort but it wouldn’t be enough to take down the Sport Mod hot shoe, Frye. Carter finished in the runner-up spot, Peck held on for a 3rd place finish, 4th would go to Rigsby and it was a strong run for Jacob Davis finishing in 5th.

A familiar face landed in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane in the Midwest Vending IMCA Hobby Stock Feature. It was the first feature of the night and Tommy Fose and Shay Simoneau jumped out front early in this one, but it was a hard charging Brian Stich that would slide his way through to the top spot. Stich is no stranger to victory lane. Last season he took home the most wins in the division with 4 and this season it doesn’t look like he is going to take a step back. Fose did a nice job of staying with Stich and applying the pressure, unfortunately he just wasn’t able to muster up the steam to get by Stich. He would make a charge on the final lap, but it would come up just a bit shy as Stich logged win number 1 of 2015. Simoneau would win the battle for 3rd, last year’s champ, Travis Burger, finished in 4th and racing from 10th to 5th was Tyler Hinrichs.

The final class to take to the speedway for their feature on Saturday night was the Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compacts. It was 2 car battle for the top spot. Last year’s track champ, Austin Umscheid, held off a late race charge from Scott Spellmeier to take the win. Brandon Lobdell was 3rd, 4th was Josh Ace and Barry Luthi finished in 5th. Next Saturday night, May 9th the best IMCA Racing in the Midwest continues. Make plans on coming out and having some fun and if you have a friend that has never been to the races, bring the with you. There is nothing like bringing a new fan to the track.

Pit Gates Open At 5:00 p.m., the drivers meeting is at 6:30 p.m. and hot laps and racing follow soon after. Ticket prices are $10 for Adults, Kids Under 12 are FREE!, Pit Passes are $25.00 and Kids Under 12 are $10. To follow all of the action fans can keep up with Thunder Hill Speedway action by logging on to their website at http://www.racethunderhillspeedway.com or follow them on Facebook at Thunder Hill Speedway!

Thunder Hill Speedway is located at 11995 142nd Rd, Mayetta, KS.

Siefert Swipes $800 Pay Day on Late Race Restart at Thunderhill

May 20th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)Former Thunderhill Raceway champion Jared Siefert used a green white checker restart to slide by defending champ James Tebon taking the win in the IMCA Modifieds. The win netted the former IMCA Modified National champ $800. Other feature winners were Shawn Havel (IMCA Stock Car), Jarred VanLaanen (IMCA Sport Mod), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Von Eytcheson (Street Stock) Cory Cochart earned the N.E.W. Racing Supplies Hard Charger award in the IMCA Modifieds. Next Saturday May 25 will be the 5th Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial featuring driver introductions for the IMCA Stock Cars.

Tebon and Siefert quickly sped to first and second with Tebon leading the way. Billy LeMieux was shuffled out of his front row starting spot but came storming back literally driving the car like he stole it. LeMieux pounded the cushion working to the outside of Siefert. Tebon stayed smooth working the low groove leaving the battle behind him. A series of cautions brought the field tight to Tebon’s bumper. LeMieux’s machine began to show smoke when another yellow flag flew forcing him to the pits with mechanical issues. Rookie Brad Lautenbach became a player on lap 10 running the top side eventually passing Siefert for second. Lautenbach then set his sights on Tebon pulling to the outside quarter panel of the leader when the caution flew. This put Lautenbach inside and Siefert outside for the green white checker finish. That was the break Siefert needed as he slipped passed Tebon taking the win in thrilling fashion. Tebon second, Lautenbach a strong third, Cory Cochart started in row five to finish fourth and Eugene Gregorich Sr. rounded out the top five. Shawn Havel scored a clean sweep in the IMCA Stock Cars.

Havel and defending champion Dave Bouche quickly distanced themselves from the pack. Bouche kept the lead as Havel began to search for a line to catch the leader. With 7 laps remaining Havel found the momentum in the high groove working passed Bouche as they raced door to door. Havel’s racer was hooked up and hauling the mail which brought him all the way to the NAPA Auto Parts victory lane. Bouche held of a closing Brett Koehler for second, Tom Brumlic and John Anschutz capped off strong runs finishing in the top five. The race went caution free. Jarred VanLaanen led every lap en route to victory in the IMCA Sport Mods. VanLaanen used his front row starting spot to take an early lead but several cautions kept Kelsy Hayes and Martin Kelsey on the back bumper of the leader. Hayes secured the second spot and set her sights on VanLaanen closing in midway through the contest. With a handful of laps remaining the caution again waved allowing Ryan LeMieux to challenge the leader. VanLaanen nailed a perfect restart and beat LeMieux back to the checkers by car length. Hayes held on for third, Randy LeMieux Jr. fourth and Dennis Miesler brought home a solid fifth. Scott Boulanger passed Ryan Rohr en route to victory in his John Soukup themed IMCA Hobby.

Rohr set the pace early leading the first five circuits before Boulanger blasted to the outside groove taking the lead. Derek Moede followed suit taking over second. With 5 laps remaining CJ Weckler broke an axle sending his car into a barrel roll out of turn 2. Dave Schmidt hit the debris field from Weckler‘s crashing machine, sending his race car into the backstretch wall. Both drivers emerged unscathed under the red flag but their night was over. Boulanger led the rest of the way taking home the win, Moede second, Travis Hackett was third, Rookie Dan VanPay placed an impressive fourth and Rohr rounded out the top five finishers.

Von Eytcheson went to victory lane scoring a clean sweep in the Street Stocks. Jimmy Anderson and Kevin Luedtke paced the first handful of laps before Eytcheson quickly worked from row 3 and to the lead. John Sternard worked to the back bumper of Eytcheson with 2 laps remaining but it was to little to late as Eytcheson took the win, Sternard had to settle for second, Luedtke third, Keith Kickbusch and Todd Wagner made their return to racing both finishing in the top five.

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. 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.

$800 To Win IMCA Mod Main/Spectator Eliminator at Thunderhill Opener

May 17th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Thunderhill Raceway is coming out of the gate swinging with a guaranteed $800 purse for the winner of the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified feature. The season opener is this Saturday May 18, brought to you by Dave Hatch Racing and WDOR. A $50 Hard Charger award will be given to the driver who passes the most cars in the mod main courtesy of N.E.W. Racing Supplies.

Thunderhill is in search of a few brave souls to race their street vehicles for the Spectator Eliminator tentatively taking place as the last race of the night. Drivers will need to have a “street legal” vehicle, helmet, seat belts are mandatory…racing suits recommended. Spectator Eliminator drivers must buy a pit pass, register at the pit gate before the night starts and attend the drivers meeting. No coming out of stands to race. Winner gets a trophy and a trip to victory lane!

The best photographers in the business, Dan & Mary Lewis are back once again to take photos. If you still need Hot Shot pictures, make sure to get to the track early. Huge thanks to all our division sponsors… Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified Modifieds Bull Pen Bar & Grill IMCA Stock CarsLaVine’s Ice IMCA Sport Mods Lackie Rental & Remodeling IMCA Hobby Stocks Showcase Kitchens Street Stocks

For those of you heading to the track the 42/57 bridge is closed for construction. Track GPS address is 1116 N 15th Pl…this will take you right to the pit gate. Detour signs are posted, so make sure to follow them into town, then let the GPS take you the rest of the way. Otherwise I’m pretty sure it will take you to the closed bridge.

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. 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.ited

Thunderhill Raceway Opener Washed Out for May 11th

May 13th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Mother-Nature has once again caused another track in N.E. Wisconsin to cancel a night of racing. Thunderhill Raceway is forced cancel due to heavy rains, pits being flooded & just plain ole nasty weather…oh and its snowing. We are set to attempt another go at it next Saturday, May 18 for Dave Hatch Racing, WDOR and Maas Floral night.

Talked to Woody and staff members that have been at the track since 7am trying to see what they could do to and make things a go. In preparation for the bad weather the track was worked until the early morning , unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate at all.

Woody stated, “Even if the pits weren’t flooded the condition of the racing surface likely would’ve been sketchy, unless you have mud and snow tires.” “We need warm weather and sun shine, cross your fingers for next weekend!” For those of you heading to the track this season, the 42/57 bridge is closed for construction. Track GPS address is 1116 N 15th Pl…this will take you right to the pit gate. Detour signs are posted, so make sure to follow them into town, then let the GPS take you the rest of the way. Otherwise I’m pretty sure it will take you to the closed bridge.

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. 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.

IMCA Modifieds Will Pay $650 to Win Season Opener at Thunderhill

May 8th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) With the May 11 season opener less than a week away the IMCA Modifieds will be chasing added cash to win the feature at Thunderhill Raceway. A great supporter of the track offered to kick in some extra cash, bringing first place pay to a guaranteed $650. In addition a hard charger bonus of $50 will be added to the driver who passes the most cars in the feature Thunderhill’s Modified class has fluctuated through recent years and there has be a lot of trash talking that anyone can win at the track known as the “Circle of Death”due its unique design. Its time to put up or shut up come opening night. We’re calling out the best in the IMCA Modified division to come and try to beat our hard working blue color locals. If you can do so, you’ll be walking away with a pocket full of cash….If not, it’ll once again prove our regulars are some of the best in the business.

Normally these type of added cash races come at end of the year specials at the expense of the drivers who pay large pit gate fees. Thunderhill is set to change all that offering a one time $50 membership fee, you basically get in FREE for all regular point nights. With our opener coming on May 11 it’ll offer drivers a fresh start to chase a championship if they’ve been off to a rough start at other tracks. Pits spots are still available.

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. 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.

Thunderhill Raceway and Door Cancer Team Up to Help Those Fighting Cancer

May 8th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)In this day and age its hard to find someone who asn’t had cancer touch their life. So many have fought and beat this disease, far too many times we have sadly lost loved ones. A fight with cancer is a tall enough task even with the best doctors in the world. The cost of medical bills alone can be staggering. Add in the loss of an income because they aren’t able to work, all of this can be to overwhelming for any family. This is where Thunderhill Raceway and DOOR CANcer come together.

Our goal in working with DOOR CAN is to help those who are currently courageously battling cancer. This will be achieved in several ways which include but are not limited to apparel sales, donations and a 50/50 raffle. We already have drivers who are willing to donate their payout after a night of racing. Several racers have come up with special paint jobs on their race cars to support the cause at Thunderhill as well as pay respects to those who have passed away. Most drivers these days barely have enough cash to fill up their hauler to get back home. This truly shows the character of drivers, crews, sponsors and staff we have at Thunderhill Raceway. A special committee separate from the race track will be in charge of all the money raised. Working with DOOR CANcer means we can directly work with local family’s in their time of need. For more information about DOOR CANcer please visit their website at www.doorcancer.com

Actions kicks off Saturday May 11 with 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. 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.

Thunderhill Raceway moves opening night to May 11 / Practice on May 4

May 1st, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Thunderhill Raceway staff members have decided to push opening night to Saturday May 11 due to weather and track conditions. Its been a fine line mastering mother nature. One way or another we plan to get cars on the
track before our new opening night.

Practice will now take place on Saturday May 4 at 2pm till ?? We realize everyone is amped up and ready for the season to start but we will always be cautious when it comes to drivers and the track. The last thing we want is drivers tearing up
equipment. Practice cost $15 for anyone entering the pits. Grandstands are free. “Every time the track surface starts to become workable, we get cold rainy weather and it halts all progress and we have to start the whole process all over again.”

Once again WDOR 93.9 FM will host the first night of the season. Maas Floral will be on hand with flowers to celebrate Mothers Day. We will be working with DOOR CANcer for the entire 2013 season, more information coming soon.

Actions kicks off Saturday May 11 with 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. 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.

Thunderhill practice cancelled for Saturday April 27…possible make up date

April 27th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Thunderhill Raceway has once again been forced to halt practice for Saturday April 27. Several track works and management surveyed the pit area and track surface. They all agreed it’s still to wet and soft. They still attempted to get on the track only to realize if they went any further, they would’ve gotten stuck.

We don’t want to see anyone wreck their cars. We are going the safe route in hopes of having a solid race surface when the green flag drops on our 2013 season. We are still looking at other possible dates to hold a practice before opening night, so stay tuned.

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. 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.

April 20 practice cancelled at Thunderhill Raceway

April 19th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Due to the recent cold wet weather we weren’t able to get on the track and judging from the projected weather forecast we have decided to cancel our April 20 practice. We are still on schedule for a practice on Saturday April 27. Practice is open to all classes, must have a muffler and starts at 3:00 p.m. till ?? The admission price for the pits will be $15.00 for drivers, $10.00 for pit crew and grandstands are free to spectators. $50 membership fee to get in free can be paid at anytime. Earlier the better, so things move at a faster pace come opening night. Opening night will be Saturday May 4 at 6pm.

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. 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.

Reality TV Promoter Meets With Kelsey Hayes & Thunderhill Raceway Staff

April 11th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) A few months back Sturgeon Bay’s Bill Hayes was approached by the makers of Great Lake Warriors which is a reality show that airs on the History Channel. They wanted to know if Hayes daughter, Kelsy was interested in a racing themed show, of which showcased what it’s like to be a female racer in a predominantly male sport and all the that goes into becoming and taking on the top guns in the IMCA Sport Mod division.

On Friday April 5 the tv producer/promoter met with Hayes, track promoter Woody Wodack and Thunderhill Raceway announcer Edward Anschutz to interview and get comfortable with inner the workings of Thunderhill Raceway. Footage was shot in the
shop where Hayes’s IMCA Sport Mod is being readied for the 2013 season. As of right now more footage is slated to shoot the first two nights of racing. Many know Bill for his recycling business, Metal’s America located in Door County. Bill is no stranger to dirt track racing. He’s raced everything from a Street Stock to a Modified. A few years ago his daughter Kelsy followed in his foot steps wanting to get behind the wheel. She began her career in the Hobby Stock division before moving to the highly competitive Sport Mods where she won two features in 2012 and finished third in the standings just a handful of points from winning the championship.

“We have a great dynamic here at Thunderhill, the fact footage will be shot at the track is great for everyone who supports our Saturday night shows” stated Woody. Many details are currently being discussed and we will have more information in coming weeks.

Thunderhill Raceway features arguably one of the nicest dirt track faculties in Wisconsin. On track Musco Lighting that makes it look like daytime when night falls. Hard packed pit area makes it easy if you need to work on your race car. The track is also level with the pit area making it very easily visible from the pits making it easy to keep up on track conditions. It also allows you to enjoy a night of racing as if you were in the stands. The PA system is second to none encased in an easy accessible covered grandstand that offers back rest and plenty of leg room. The track is a uniquely shaped 1/3 mile clay base with very little banking, it’s a true drivers track that is affectionately known as the “Circle of Death.” 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. 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.

Brandon Czarapata Heads into 2013 as Defending IMCA Stock Car National Champion

February 20th, 2013

(Seymour, WI)- Appleton’s Brandon Czarapata became just the third Wisconsin native to earn a National Championship in the IMCA Stock Car division. The others are, Kewaunee’s John Gregorich and Pulaski’s “Hot Rod” Snellenberger. When the 2012 season kicked off it was anything but easy for the veteran racer. At Seymour Super Speedway’s Spring Thaw Special, Czarapata broke two transmissions. One in hot laps and the other while leading his heat race which meant he’d start 21st on the starting grid for the feature, to which he responded with a last lap, last corner pass taking the win.

Czarapata is one of Wisconsin’s toughest competitors in the IMCA Stock Cars. His 2012 season is one racers dream of having. 24 feature wins in only 48 starts, that’s a 50% win ratio in the class they call “Too Tough To Tame.”

It wasn’t till late in the season Czarapata realized he was in contention for the National Title. “We raced Friday‘s at Luxemburg, Saturday’s at Shawano and Sundays at Seymour, it basically came down to if we won the Luxemburg Speedway Championship we had a shot at it.” Standing in the way of the Luxemburg title was another of the area’s best, multi-track champion Troy Muench of Brussels. The other obstacle was trying to beat out Four-Time National Champion, Mike Nichols of Harlan Iowa who was leading the national points.

Muench had led the standings for a good part of the year but a flat tire in the final weeks handed the lead over to Czarapata with one night to go. “The Luxemburg championship literally came down to the final laps of the feature, it was that close.” When the dust settled it was Czarapata sneaking out a 4 point edge over Muench, earning his second Luxemburg Speedway title, the other coming in 2003. “The plan was to just race two nights a week, but things were going well enough so we stayed racing at Shawano Speedway.” At Shawano he scored another seven feature wins on the flat ½ mile.
Czarapata had a little easier go of it at Seymour Super Speedway where he never finished outside the top three, conquering the high banked 1/3 mile oval with 12 feature wins. This also netted him the title beating out hometown driver and former champ Shawn Wagner of Seymour. “Shawn’s a tough guy to beat, he kept me honest all season long.”

On top of all those accomplishments Czarapata also earned the IMCA Northern Regional Title and the IMCA Wisconsin State Championship Asked if he will chase another national title “I’m not planning on it, if we start the season the way we
ended it, I may have to reconsider it.” “I couldn’t have done any of this without the support of my family and many great sponsors.”

Special thanks to Mike Kelsey for editing press release. To follow Brandon and a host of other great racers head out to Seymour Super Speedway on Sunday nights this summer. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:00 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook

Who Will Be King or Queen of Thunderhill Raceway in 2013??

February 20th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – With the opening night of May 4th fast approaching race teams are kicking it into high gear, working late nights in the shop with the thoughts and hopes of getting to victory lane. For some, its chasing that first checkered. For others its defending the track title, while others fight, do slide jobs or use the chrome horn try to take it away and crown themselves champions. In order to look forward, sometimes you need to look back. The last few years the
IMCA Stock Cars had the championship come down to the final lap of the season. Algoma’s Dave Bouche is a perfect example of that, winning the title by a mere one point over defending champion Troy Muench of Brussels. Bouche is set to return in
his home built “FAST Chassis” and defend his championship.

Muench is finishing his new Petrie Chassis and will be tough to beat when he hits the track. Algoma’s Shawn Havel looks to be one of the top contenders in challenging Bouche for the title. Havel led the class in feature wins, along with winning the North Dakota IMCA Series. Havel and Bret Koehler of Two River’s were the only two drivers to have multiple feature wins in the highly competitive division. Add in former champion Charlie Kroll of Forestville, Green Bay’s Jeremy Wiitala, last years Rookie of the Year, Marcus Moede of Algoma and Jamie Suchocki of Forestville. Last years IMCA Hobby Stock Champion, Tom Brumlic of Denmark will compete for Rookie of the Year. On paper it looks like the title will once again come down to the final night.

Not to be out done the IMCA Sport Mod’s put on one heck of a show with the top three in points separated by only five points when the final checker flew! Hometown favorite, Bernie Reinhardt of Sturgeon Bay etched his name in the record books by becoming the first driver at Thunderhill to win three titles in three different divisions. Reinhardt bested the class in his Victory Chassis with 4 feature wins. Sturgeon Bay’s “Dirt Track Diva”, Kelsy Hayes was the only other driver with multiple feature wins. Hayes used a Side Biter chassis to score two trophies, which were her first ever in the division. Green Bay’s Jarred VanLaanen also had a break out season scoring his first Sport Mod feature win. VanLaanen’s Harris Chassis earned a division best seven heat race wins, led the points for most of the season and came up just four points short of his first track title. Josh Massart of Brussels and veteran racer Ricky LeMieux of Sturgeon Bay made their presence felt last season. All drivers will certainly step up their game and attempt to chase down Reinhardt for the crown.

Algoma’s James Lee Tebon, put his new Slick Chassis on the map in a dominating performance. Earning his first championship in the IMCA Modifieds with a division best six feature and five heat race wins. Last years Rookie of the Year, Tyler Hackett of Algoma showed he’s a force to be reckon with scoring two feature wins right out of the gate. Hackett is also racing a Slick Chassis this year. Billy LeMieux of Sturgeon Bay kept the pressure on Tebon all season long. LeMieux took his SSR Chassis to second in the final standings also scoring two heat race wins. Frog Station’s Dan Ratajczak brought home three feature wins in his Side Biter chassis, Ratajczak is still chasing for that illusive first championship. Algoma’s Felix Dart looks to be running on a part time basis and is a threat to win anytime he hits the track. Luxemburg’s Scott Derenne finished a career best third in the standing. Look for Derenne to challenge for his first career feature win. There is a solid crop of Rookie’s entering the division in 2013, some of which will be title contenders. The IMCA Hobby Stocks will crown a new champion as Tom Brumlic heads to the IMCA Stock Cars. Off the roster from last season whoever tops the points, it’ll be their first career title which should add to the action. Casco’s Derek Moede looks to be the man to beat after coming up only three points short of the title to Brumlic. Moede will pilot a new machine that was built by Scott Derenne. Algoma’s Travis Hackett bested the class with five feature wins in his FAST Chassis. Hackett will no doubt be a title contender. Appleton’s Brittany King and East Maplewood’s Amber Weidner are just a couple of the ladies of the field who will give the boys a run for their money. A wild card in all of this is Luxemburg’s Scott Boulanger, who plans to race all season. He scored two feature wins last season running on a part time basis.

The Street Stocks have always been a mixed bag of racers for quite some time now and 2013 looks to be no different. Defending champion Dennis Weidner of East Maplewood isn’t sure what his plans are. In the off season Weidner put together an IMCA Stock Car with the help of Dave Bouche of Fast Chassis. He will be racing, just unsure what class. Jimmy Anderson of Forestville and Sturgeon Bay’s Kevin Luedtke seem to be the only drivers from the top five in points that are returning. The most dominant car that was wheeled by West Jacksonport’s Todd Polster was sold to Sturgeon Bay’s Brandon Peterson. Peterson is a former champion in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, so add him to the title hunt. Last years Feisty Fours champion, Joey Scoon of Sturgeon Bay is moving up and purchased Geno Sternard’s track champion car and will contend for Rookie of the Year.

Former champions, John Sternard of Sturgeon Bay and Maplewood’s Aaron Thornton are always a threat to win. Marvin Denny of Sturgeon Bay was in also in the title hunt for most of last season. Former champion also from Sturgeon Bay, Von Eytcheson won two features last season racing part time and will be tough to beat. Most of the Street Stock boys are from the Door County area, will a hometown hero take the title or will an “outsider” steal the top spot?

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. 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.

2013 Drivers Get in Free at Thunderhill & Offical Schedule Release

February 14th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) -Staff members at Thunderhill Raceway met recently to discuss the up coming race season and what could be done to offer racers and fans the best show without breaking the bank. It went to a vote and with a ONE TIME $50 membership fee, drivers will get in pits free the entire season on regular point nights for 2013.

You didn’t read it wrong we said DRIVERS GET IN FREE with mandatory membership fee! Many other tracks have implemented mandatory membership fees due to many reasons, essentially it equates to brand loyalty which results in a reduced pit pass prices for the season. Crew members prices will remain the same as last year, $25 membership fee then its $20 per night rest of the season. Its as simple as it sounds.

Two practices will take place on April 20 & 27. 18 nights of action will fill the slate with the first points night of the season on May 4. We felt it was important to push our start date into May, with hopes of the weather being a little better for fans and drivers alike. This is also the same weekend that Luxemburg Speedway starts. Drivers racing at both tracks will get that much needed adrenaline rush come the first weekend in May. Championship night rounds out the season on August 31.

In order to help Wisconsin drivers chasing IMCA National, Regional & State championship Thunderhill will holds its first ever “THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER” on July 18th. It will be a non track points night but as stated above, IMCA sanctioned. Luxemburg is off that Friday.

July 6 IMCA Sport Mods will cut the roofs off and go Topless. July 27 The ever popular Trailer Race of Destruction with take place.August 24 Powder Puff NightSpectator Eliminator will also return for a minimum 3 events. May 18, June 15 & August 10. Rules forth coming.

Much more info to follow including our “RACING FOR A CURE” themed season. Complete
schedule release will be available on the tracks websites and on Facebook very soon…so stay tuned

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. 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.

Thunderhill Raceway Drivers Meeting Feb. 9th at the Draft Haus

January 29th, 2013

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Thunderhill Raceway will hold its drivers meeting on Saturday February 9th, at The Draft Haus Sports Bar at 7:00pm. The Draft Haus is located at 901 Egg Harbor Rd. Sturgeon Bay Pit spots must be paid for before or at the meeting. Any pit stalls that remain unpaid or open will then go to a lottery of drivers who want to purchase them. Memberships will also be available for purchase which allows for a few bucks off your pit pass throughout the season.

We’re very excited to have more info and details for our themed “Racing for a Cure” season and how we intend to start our charity group to help raise Cancer awareness and money for selective cancer charities. Several other items will be addressed at the meeting including schedule, general track rules, Street Stock rules and much more.

We hope to see you all their even if its just to have some great food and a few adult beverages…. www.thedrafthaus.com
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. 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.

2012 Thunderhill Raceway Awards Ceremony Rundown

December 6th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)  A near capacity crowd packed into The Draft Haus Sports Bar & Grill in Sturgeon Bay for the Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway 2012 awards ceremony and banquet. Sponsors, drivers, fans and track workers were greeted with several give-a-ways that included 2013 several season grandstand and pit passes. Each driver in attendance received one free pit pass for the upcoming season.

The 1/3 mile clay oval saw 12 total nights with 154 drivers earning points. Of those drivers 36 scored feature wins. All 6 division’s saw new champions, 4 of which earned their first ever track title.

In the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds Algoma’s James Lee Tebon won the title in dominating fashion with a division high 6 feature wins. The championship was the first ever Tebon, who switched over to a Slick Chassis this season. Billy LeMieux of Sturgeon Bay earned his best points finish of his career with second in the standings. Luxemburg’s Scott Derenne also scored a personal best third. Frog Station’s Dan Ratajczak won 3 features taking fourth and former champion Felix Dart of Algoma rounded out the top five. Algoma’s Tyler Hackett scored 2 feature wins on his way to winning Rookie of the Year honors.

Dave Bouche of Algoma took top honors in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Car class. It’s Bouche’s first ever IMCA Stock Car title, he also holds a title in the Street Stocks. The chase for the title wasn’t easy as he had to beat out one of the area’s best and defending champion Troy Muench of Union. Bouche bested Muench by a single point when the final checker fell, leaving fans on the edge of their seat the entire night. Green Bay’s Jeremy Wiitala stayed in the title hunt all season long and finished third in points, just 9 markers back of Bouche. Algoma’s Shawn Havel claimed a division best 3 feature wins on his way to fourth place. Former champion Charlie Kroll of Forestville tied Havel in the standings.

Algoma’s Marcus Moede took home Rookie of The Year, placing 8th in the standings with 2 heat race wins. Sturgeon Bay’s hometown ace, Bernie Reinhardt put his name in the record book by winning the Butch‘s Auto IMCA Northern Sport Mod crown with 4 feature wins. With the championship Reinhardt became the first driver to ever win 3 titles in 3 separate divisions at Thunderhill. Jarred VanLaanen of Green Bay led standings early but came up just 4 points short in a bid for the title. This was VanLaanen’s break out season since moving up from the IMCA Hobby Stocks a few years ago, he scored his first open wheel feature win and bested the class with 7 heat race wins. Sturgeon Bay’s Kelsy Hayes also had a solid season scoring her first of 2 feature wins and finished third in the standings 5 markers back of Reinhardt, which made a great battle for the title all season long. Josh Massart of Brussel’s, made a return to driver seat after several years off and placed a solid fourth in the standings. Veteran driver Ricky LeMieux of Sturgeon Bay rounded out the top 5. Last years IMCA Hobby Stock champion Brandon Peterson was the top Rookie in the IMCA Sport Northern Mods. Denmark’s Tom Brumlic had a banner year in the LaVine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stocks. Not only did he score his first career title at Thunderhill, he also won the championship at Luxemburg Speedway and earned the IMCA Wisconsin State title for the second year in a row. Casco’s Derek Moede kept Brumlic honest all year and when the dust settled he missed the title by only 3 points. Algoma’s Travis Hackett earned third place in the standings with a division best 5 feature wins. Appleton’s Brittany King had a banner season placing fourth as well as earning Rookie of The Year honors. Second generation driver Amber Weidner of East Maplewood had a solid season and took home fifth.

In the Lackie Rentals Street Stocks, Dennis Weidner of East Maplewood scored his first ever track championship. Weidner had to overcome a lot of racing bad racing luck, that included the use of an back up car several times. Weidner also faces a physical battle behind the wheel of his #44. He was involved in a farming accident years ago that led to the amputation of his left leg below knee down. He scored a feature win opening night and led the points all season. Jimmy Anderson of Forestville kept the pressure on finishing second in the standings just 3 points back of Weidner. Former champion Geno Sternard placed third with 2 feature wins. West Jacksonport driver, Todd Polster ran a partial schedule and still managed a division best 6 feature wins and came home fourth in the standings. Kevin Luedtke of Sturgeon Bay rounded out the top 5 and earned Rookie of the Year. Former Rookie Joey Scoon of Sturgeon Bay earned his first track title in the Feisty Fours with a division best 4 feature wins.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

6 Kings Crowned Champions at Thunderhill Raceway

September 3rd, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Shawn Havel used a late race pass on John Anschutz to score his third feature win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners on Floors by Josh night were James Lee Tebon (IMCA Modified), Kelsy Hayes (IMCA Sport Mod), Derek Moede (IMCA Hobby Stock), Todd Polster (Street Stock) and Kasey Gross (Four-Cylinders).

Billy LeMieux scored the Massart’s Auto Body Lucky Duck award. Top 10 in points for all divisions listed at bottom of the race summary. In the highly anticipated IMCA Stock Car feature John Anschutz jumped from the outside pole to the lead. Newly crowned Rookie of the Year Marcus Moede used the high side to pull even with Anschutz for the lead. The duo stayed door to door for the first half of the event with Anschutz able to hold off Moede’s advances. Dave Bouche came into the night leading defending Champion Troy Muench by just 2 points. Bouche stayed glued to Muench’s rear bumper for the first half of the race until Muench moved into the top four allowing him to take over the point lead. Bouche kept his cool charging into fifth with a hand full of laps remaining. Anschutz appeared to be on his way to his first feature win, but Shawn Havel had other plans taking over second and slipped by Anschutz with 3 laps remaining taking home his third win of the season. Anschutz held on for a season best second, Rick Dix third, Troy Muench fourth and Dave Bouche placed fifth securing his first ever Championship in the IMCA Stock Cars by 1 point over Muench.

Kelsy “Hollywood” Hayes outlasted Josh Massart scoring her second feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods. Massart wasted no time opening up a sizable lead in the opening laps. Hayes charged through on the top side and to the lead on lap 8. Massart fought back leading the next two laps as the duo battled for the lead. Leading the standings by only 1 point, Bernie Reinhardt quickly worked into the top four trying to distance himself from the guy chasing him for the title, Jarred VanLaanen. Hayes finally took sole possession of the top spot just past the midway point pulling away from the field and taking home the win in the caution free event. Massart ended a solid season second, Reinhardt third, Mark Joski fourth and newly crowned Wisconsin State and Luxemburg Speedway Champion Brad Lautenbach rounded out the top five. Brandon Peterson won Rookie of the Year honors. By virtue of his third place finish Bernie Reinhardt earned his first IMCA Sport Mod title, he also becomes the first driver at Thunderhill to win a Championship in three different divisions. Derek Moede made the point battle tight picking up his second feature win of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Eric Micolichek paced the opening lap before Travis Hackett worked the cushion and to the lead a lap later. Derek Moede came into the night trailing Tom Brumlic by 6 points. Moede knew his best chance for the title was to simply win. Moede tracked down Hackett and to the lead at the midway point. Hackett refused to give up taking the lead back 2 laps later. Brumlic who was suffering form ignition issues was unable to chase down the top four. Moede and Hackett raced door to door all the way to the final lap where Moede found just enough to power by for the win. Hackett second, Joe Hegnet third, Brumlic fourth and Rookie of the Year Brittany King fifth. Brumlic had just enough left under the hood of his racer to secure the Championship his first ever at Thunderhill. Brumlic’s stellar season also included a championship at Luxemburg Speedway and his second Wisconsin State title.

Todd Polster continued his domination in the Street Stocks with his sixth feature win. Title contender Jimmy Anderson came into the night trailing Dennis Weidner by just 5 points. Anderson wasted no time flexing his muscle leading the first 7 laps before Polster took charge, taking the lead away from Anderson and never looked back cruising to the win. Geno Sternard second, defending Champion Tony Everard third, Rookie of the Year Kevin Luedtke was fourth and Anderson rounded out the top five. Dennis Weidner kept close tabs on Anderson all race long, when the dust settled Weidner held a 3 point advantage scoring his first career track title. James Tebon left it all out on the track passing Billy LeMieux for the lead on lap 3 to score his sixth feature of the season in the IMCA Modifieds. LeMieux, Dan Ratajczak, Rookie of the Year Tyler Hackett and Scott Derenne completed the top five in the finishing order for the feature. Tebon’s domination of the IMCA Modifieds earned him the track title, which is the first of his career.

Kasey Gross made his first trip to Thunderhill a successful one, beating out Champion Joey Scoon for the victory. The Championship was a first for Scoon. Thunderhill wishes all the drivers who are heading out of state to race good luck! For 2013 information stayed connected by visiting the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Floors by Josh Championship night at Thunderhil September 1st

August 28th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Hopes and dreams can become reality this Saturday night September 1 at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway for championship night. For others it may mean a very long off season in wondering what more they could have done to take home the championship. Floors by Josh will play host to the seasons final event.

Floors by Josh is owned and operated by IMCA Sport Mod driver Josh Massart. They do everything from residential to commercial flooring. For more information please call (920) 333-0075 If there was a night Dave Bouche needed a feature win, Saturday’s victory in the IMCA Stock Car feature was the one to have. It was his first of the season after a 10 lap race battle with defending Champion and title contender Troy Muench. Bouche enters the final night with a 2 point edge over Muench. Jeremy Wiitala’s third place finish in feature leaves him still in the title hunt just 4 marks back of the leader. Every lap for these drivers will feel like a million miles as they chase for the top spot in the standings.

Bernie Reinhardt also had a very clutch night picking up his fourth feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods vaulting him to the lead with one night remaining. Jarred VanLaanen will have to beat Reinhardt by two spots on the track to take sole possession of the title, as he now trails Reinhardt by a mere 1 point. Kelsy Hays is still mathematically still in the hunt just 7 back, but she will need a little luck on her side to take home the title. Reinhardt has been a main stay at Thunderhill since it reopened in 1993, he has the chance to be the first driver with 3 championships in 3 different divisions. The crowd will be on the edge of their seat to see if he can complete this feat.

The IMCA Hobby Stock title will come down to two drivers both looking for their first track title. Tom Brumlic leads Derek Moede by 6 points. Moede looked to shave off more points last Saturday but got clipped by a car that lost control on the final lap cutting down his front tire. Brumlic battled motor issues and finished towards the tail end of the field. One mistake this Saturday could mean lights out for either title contender.

The Street Stocks are much of the same with Dennis Weidner and Jimmy Anderson going to battle. Weidner leads by just 5 points. Weidner has realized what he needs to do to win the title and stayed tight on Anderson’s bumper the whole feature. He will look to do the same this weekend. Anderson will need a little luck and a solid finish to put the pressure on Weidner.

James Tebon has a solid 30 point lead in the IMCA Modifieds over Billy LeMieux. Tebon has been mechanically sound all season and should claim the title when he takes to the 1/3 mile clay oval for the final time in 2012. Joey Scoon has a large enough lead that he officially locked up the Feisty Fours Championship, the title is the first career for the former Rookie of The Year.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. 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.

“The Bulldozer” Bouce Gets First Win & Inches Closer to IMCA Stock Car Title at Thunderhill Raceway

August 27th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Dave Bouche fought off defending champion Troy Muench late in the feature to score his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. There was only one caution the entire night of racing. Other feature winners were Dan Ratajczak (IMCA Modified), Bernie Reinhardt (IMCA Sport Mod), Travis Hackett (IMCA Hobby Stock), Von Eytcheson (Street Stock) and Joey Scoon (Four-Cylinders).

Northland Steel night saw Brian Rouer take home the win in the Bartenders race. Other entries were; Christie Bricco, Luke Ebel, Mark Marchant and Danelle Jessie. Josh Massart claimed an extra $100 winning the Stock Car vs. Sport Mod grudge race. Cody Junio was the winner for the Massart’s Auto Body Luck Duck award. Rookie Marcus Moede paced the field early in the IMCA Stock Car feature before title contender Jeremy Wiitala passed him for the lead on lap 3. His reign up front didn’t last long as point leader Dave Bouche worked to the inside and to the lead on lap 6. Troy Muench who came into the night second in points worked to Bouche’s back bumper by the midway point. Muench applied heavy pressure the rest of the way but was never able to rattle Bouche who picked up the clean sweep in the caution free event. The win leaves Bouche with a 2 point lead over Muench who finished second as they head into the final night of the 2012 season. Wiitala had to settle for third, Bret Koehler fourth and Charlie Kroll rounded out the top five. Bernie Reinhardt scored a clean sweep and took over the point lead in the IMCA SportMods.

Ricky LeMieux leaped from his front row starting spot and quickly built up a sizable lead over the field. Despite a roll over last week John Soukup looked no worse for wear sneaking into second. Title contenders Bernie Reinhardt, Kelsy Hayes and Jarred VanLaanen waged a solid battle on the back bumper of Soukup. LeMieux looked to have his first career Sport Mod win in hand but a lone caution with 4 laps remaining halted his hopes. On the restart Reinhardt edged by LeMieux and Soukup cruising to the victory, his fourth of the season. Hayes had to settle for second, VanLaanen made a late race charge to third, Soukup fourth and Josh Massart fifth.

Dan Ratajczak made it two in a row taking home top honors in the IMCA Modifieds. Billy LeMieux man handled his machine taking the lead while setting a blistering pace on a very smooth and tacky racing surface, but his machine wasn’t up for the challenge and slowed while leading handing the lead over to Dan Ratajczak on lap 7. Point leader James Tebon gave chase pulling to the back bumper of Ratajczak several times but wasn’t able to make the pass and Ratajczak scored his third feature win of the season. Tebon just about ensured the title with a second place finish, third for Tyler Hackett, fourth for Scott Derenne and Billy LeMieux fifth. Travis Hackett’s domination of the IMCA Hobby Stocks continued with his third feature in a row.

Eric Micolichek moved from the front row leading early. Travis Hackett gave chase taking the lead away with only 6 laps remaining and went on to win his fifth feature of the season, the contest went caution free. Dave Schmidt had a solid second, Amber Weindner third, Micolichek came home fourth after tangling with Derek Moede on the final lap and Joe Hegenet rounded out the top five.

Von Eytcheson scored a clean sweep passing Mike Sargent on lap 2 in the caution free Street Stock feature. The win is Eytcheson’s second of the season, Rookie Kevin Luedtke made a last lap pass for second, Sargent third, Geno Sternard fourth and Ed Franklin fifth. It was also the second win of week for Eytcheson who also won Thursday night at the Manitiwoc Expo.

Joey Scoon scored a clean sweep in the Feisty Fours. Saturday September 1 will be the final point night of the season in all six divisions and will be brought to you by Floors by Josh. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Action Will be Hot as Hades for Northland Steel Night & The Bartenders Race at Thunderhill Aug 25th

August 23rd, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) On Saturday, August 25 Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway readies for its second to final point night of the 2012 racing season. While the weather begins to cool, action will be hot as Hades when we kick off week 11 brought to you by Sturgeon Bay’s Northland Steel. To see what Northland Steel can do for you, check out their website at northlandsteel.net or call them toll free (800) 765-0153 Back by popular demand, the Bartenders Race will conclude action at the end of the night. Rules & guidelines for the special race; Be a bartender that doesn’t have any
previous racing experience, buy a pit pass…oh and no drinking before hand. So if you’re a bartender and you want to get in on the action, find a race car, pour yourself in the seat and hammer down till the checker flies.

Every week you expect drivers to break away from the pack and distance themselves in the title hunt but it hasn’t happened yet. As we draw closer to the last point night four of the six divisions are within 8 points or less in the battle for the championship.

The closest title chase comes to be in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars. Three drivers are separated by just 2 points. Algoma’s Dave Bouche climbed to the top of the standings for the first time in 2012. Bouche who is old school and builds his own race cars has been solid all season and now leads defending Champion Troy Muench of Union by a mere 1 point. Green Bay’s Jeremy Wiitala sits just 2 points back of Bouche in the third spot. All 3 drivers hold titles in the Street Stocks. The point battle is just as tight in the Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mods where Green Bay’s Jarred VanLaanen holds a slim 1 point advantage over hometown driver Bernie Reinhardt. VanLaanen’s had a frustrating few weeks of racing suffering from a blown engine to getting caught up in rough night of racing. VanLaanen has seen his solid point lead spontaneous combust as Reinhardt scored his fourth feature win of the season. Sturgeon Bay fan favorite Kelsy Hayes has quietly closed in on the lead duo and she sits just 7 points back in third. If Hayes can gain those 7 points in the next two Saturdays she’d become the first female champion at Thunderhill Raceway. It’s been a battle of survival as East Maplewood’s Dennis Weidner looks to claim his first ever title in the Lackie Rentals Street Stocks. Weidner has suffered 3 blown engines and his racer has felt the effects of the concrete wall on more than one occasion. That’s resulted in him using his back car on 4 separate occasions. The back up car is more or less an IMCA Hobby Stock that his daughter Naomi raced opening night. Despite all that Weidner clings to a 6 point lead over seasoned veteran Jimmy Anderson of Forestville, who is also looking for his first title. When Weidner has faltered so has Anderson, one more bad night for either driver could be the nail in the coffin.

Denmark’s Tom Brumlic opened the point gap in eyeing his first track title in the Lavine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stocks. As of a month ago Brumlic had a 20 point lead over Casco’s Derek Moede. Moede closed the points spread to just 2 points before last Saturday. Moede who is getting married in the off season, had his coin shower Saturday afternoon resulting in him missing his heat race. This forced him to start dead last on the field with no laps under his belt for the night. When the green flew for the main Moede slowed and had to be pushed to pit lane with fuel issues, he returned to action but was laps down. Brumlic snapped his string of bad luck capturing a sold second place finish and now leads Moede by 8 points.
It appears that unless Algoma’s James Lee Tebon is abducted by aliens he will take home the title in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds. Billy LeMieux of Sturgeon Bay has won several features in the Modifieds over the years is still mathematically in the title hunt depending on car count, trailing the leader by a hefty 27 points. Tebon has a division high 5 feature wins & 4 heat race wins, the former Street Stock hot shoe has the chance to capture not only one but two track titles in the same season as he sits just 3 points out of the lead at Luxemburg Speedway, either of which would be the first of his racing career.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA
Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. 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.

Kids Big Wheel Races on Witt Ford Night at Thunderhill

August 17th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) With only 3 nights remaining, the action at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway is sure to be hot and heavy for Witt Peninsula Night this Saturday, August 18. Witt Ford has dealerships in Crivitz and Sturgeon Bay. To see what Witt Ford can do for you, stop in or check out their website at wittauto.com. The annual Kids Big Wheel Races will also be on hand this Saturday and take place on the front stretch at intermission.

Last week saw four of the six division point leaders encounter issues allowing for some of the tightest points battles in recent history. As we head into week 10 James Tebon’s stranglehold in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds hasn’t wavered as a result of a second place finish last week. Tebon has held the point lead since opening night where he picked up the first of 5 feature wins this season. Billy LeMieux sits solidly in the second spot and is still in title contention 25 points behind Tebon. Defending Champion Troy Muench still sits as leader in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars, but his nicely padded point lead was erased when he suffered a flat tire last week.

Dave Bouche has been consistent and mechanically sound all season which has pushed him to second in standings, Bouche trails the leader by a mere 2 points. Jeremy Wiitala scored his first feature of the season at the right time receiving max points while the point leader faltered. Wiitala trails Muench by just 3 points. This battle looks to be one for the ages and will come down to the final lap of the 2012 season. Jarred VanLaanen’s bid for his first championship in the Butchs Auto IMCA Sport Mods took a huge blow when his engine grenaded while running second with just 3 laps remaining in the feature. Second place points runner Bernie Reinhardt used this too his advantage closing the gap to just 5 points. Kelsy Hayes busted out of her slump of bad luck and trails VanLaanen by 9 markers.

Title contender leader Randy LeMieux Jr. never made it to the green flag suffering transmission issues before the night even started. This pulled LeMieux Jr out of the title hunt for the season. As of 3 weeks ago Tom Brumlic lead the LaVine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stocks by a whopping 20 points over Derek Moede. As they had into action this weekend Brumlic’s lead has shrunk to just 2 points. Brumlic suffered a flat tire mid race while Moede scored second. This allowed CJ Weckler to close in as well, he sits 13 points back of Brumlic.

The Lackie Rentals Street Stocks are led by Dennis Weidner who again needed his backup car after wrecking in the heat race. This cost him points to Jimmy Anderson in the battle for the championship. Anderson sits just 8 back of the leader. Despite missing a night of racing Geno Sternard is now within striking distance for the title, he’s 15 points back of Weidner. Joey Scoon looks to have the title wrapped up in the Feisty Fours proved aliens don’t abduct him. He has a 35 point lead over Matt Sargent.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. 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.

Point Leaders Falter While the Hackett Brothers Double Up

August 14th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Rookie Tyler Hackett proved last weeks win was no fluke holding off point leader James Tebon scoring his second IMCA Modified feature in a row at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. While some point leaders faltered, other drivers took their first trophy of the season and tightened the points battles. Other feature winners were Jeremy Wiitala (IMCA Stock Car), Steve Georgenson (IMCA Sport Mod), Travis Hackett (IMCA Hobby Stock), Von Eytcheson
(Street Stock) and Joey Scoon (Four-Cylinders) Corina Luedtke piloting her husband Kevin’s Street Stock and Chelsea Lau racing the Joe Hegnet Hobby Stock each tasted victory in the 2012 Powder Puff races brought to you by Quietwoods RV Sales & Service. Other Powder Puff racers were Megan Anschutz, Carla Wynveen, Angela Kaye, Erin Weckler, Erika Wiitala and Danelle Ferron. Hats off to all of you and thanks for putting on a great show! Fresh off a strong third place finish Friday at Luxemburg Speedway, Tyler Hackett jumped to the lead on the first lap of the IMCA Modified feature. Point leader James Tebon followed suit and gave chase. A caution on lap 6 slowed the field and ended the night for Mark Vankauwenburg. This set up a 16 lap dash to checkers, Hackett held off advances from Tebon and led the rest of the way silencing his critics with his second feature win in a row and capping off a strong weekend. The engine Hackett won with belonged to the guy who chased him to the checkers and took second, James Lee Tebon. Dan Ratajczak was third, Billy LeMieux was credited with fourth after tangling with Gladstone, Michigan driver Greg Bruce on the final lap and Scott Derenne took home fifth.

Jeremy “Weeds” Wiitala moved solidly into the championship hunt in the IMCA Stock Cars with his first feature win of the season. Fresh off a heat race win Scott Reinhardt moved to the lead in the opening laps fighting off last weeks winner Bret Koehler. The caution flew on lap 3 as title contender Dave Bouche and former Champion Greg Gretz argued for track position which sent Gretz into a white tire ending his night and sent Bouche to the back of the pack for the restart. Reinhardt guarded the preferred low groove with Koehler, Rick Dix and Jeremy Wiitala giving chase. Wiitala took his machine to the high side of Reinhardt, racing side by side and eventually taking the lead at the midway point. Point leader Troy Muench muscled his way into the second spot at the same time, but his charge for the win came up short suffering a flat tire sending him to pit laneand laps down. Wiitala went unchallenged and scored the win. Dix held on for second, Dave Bouche made a late race charge to third, Koehler was fourth with another solid finish.

In the IMCA Sport Mods, Sturgeon Bay’s Steve Georgenson scored his first career feature win in the TC prepared machine.
Veteran Rick LeMieux and Stephanie DeJardin paced the field in the opening laps. The battle for the lead came to a halt as the duo made contact sending them spinning on the front stretch, sending cars scattering as the caution flew. DeJardin was brought back to the lead but her reign up front was short lived as Steve Georgenson worked to the lead from row 4 in only 5 laps. Point leader Jarred VanLaanen gave chase pulling right to the back bumper of Georgenson. With 3 laps remaining VanLaanen looked to extent his point but his engine blew up in a cloud of smoke ending his night. Georgenson held off last weeks winner Todd Wiese to the checkers, scoring his first feature win in front of a cheerful hometown crowd. Wiese had to settle for second, Bernie Reinhardt took home third closing the battle with point leader VanLaanen, Kelsy Hayes made a late race charge to fourth after starting last and Dennis Miesler capped of a solid night taking fifth.
For the second week in a row Travis Hackett made it a family affair pulling into the pull Pen Bar & Grill victory lane for his 3rd win of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Back after a hard wreck last Sunday at Seymour, Rookie Brittany King set a steady pace leading the main event. Last weeks winner Travis Hackett caught King at the midway point, taking the lead away. Point leader Tom Brumlic ended up with a flat
tire and went to the pit lane for service putting him laps down. Hackett went on to win his second feature in a row. Derek Moede closed in on Brumlic for the point lead with a second place finish, CJ Weckler had an up and down night that resulted with a third place, Dave Schmidt fourth and Joe Hegnet rounded out the top five. After a string of bad luck the first two nights Von Eytcheson scored a clean sweep in dominating fashion in the Street Stocks.

Eytcheson powered from his front row starting spot distanced himself from his competitors. Todd Polster made contact with Kevin Leudtke on lap 3 causing a caution while trying to chase down Eytcheson. Luedtke was given his spot back and Polster was put the back of the field. Eytcheson again drove away from the pack leaving the battle for second. With 3 laps remaining Polster made it back to the runner up position. He slowly began to close in on the leader but was never able to challenge Eytcheson who scored his second feature of the week after winning Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway. Polster had to settle for second, Luedtke third, Mike Sargent fourth and Geno Sternard rounded out the top five. Point leader Dennis Weidner was involved in a wreck in his heat race and had to run his backup car yet again, Weidner finished towards the tail end of the field losing several points to Jimmy Anderson in the title chase.

Joey Scoon won his third feature of the season in the Feisty Fours. Matt Sargent had something break after leading most of the feature hitting the turn 4 wall coming to the checker, he was shaken up but ok. Witt Peninsula Ford will host the races next Saturday, August 18 for the Big Wheel races. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on
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2012 Thunderhill Stats/ Week 10 Preview/ Only 4 points Night Left

August 7th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway heads for the finish line in the 2012 racing season. Of the six point leaders only 1 has a track title to their credit, that being Troy Muench in the IMCA Stock Cars. He holds titles in the Stock Cars and Street Stocks. Other division leaders are James Tebon (IMCA Modified), Jarred VanLaanen (IMCA Sport Mod), Tom Brumlic (IMCA Hobby Stock) & Joey Scoon (Feisty Fours) each eying their first career titles.

Racing is back this Saturday, August 11 for the Powder Puff Races brought to you by Quietwoods RV. All details for the Powder Puff are available on the track website in a previous press release. 136 cars have taken the green flag as we head into night #10. Of those 136 drivers, 35 have taken home feature wins and 44 of them took home heat race wins. In the
IMCA Modifieds James Tebon leads the division and all classes with 5 feature wins. Other feature winners in the Modifieds Dan Ratajczak, Todd Dart and Tyler Hackett each have one win a piece. Tebon leads the standings with a 23 point lead over Billy LeMieux. Eric Arneson is the leading Rookie of the Year.

Shawn Havel has been the only repeat winner in the IMCA Stock Cars with 2 wins to his credit. Greg Gretz, Troy Muench, Charlie Kroll, Rick Dix, Devin Snellenberger and Bret Koehler each have 1 feature win. Muench leads the standings with a 9 point edge over Dave Bouche. Marcus Moede is the leading Rookie of the Year. Bernie Reinhardt is the only racer with multiple wins in the highly contest IMCA Sport Mods with 3 victories. Randy LeMieux Jr., Jarred VanLaanen, Dennis Miesler,
Kelsey Hayes, Ryan LeMieux and Todd Wiese have 1 win a piece. VanLaanen leads the division with a 12 point edge over Reinhardt. Brandon Peterson is the leading Rookie of the Year.

Three drives hold 2 features wins the IMCA Hobby Stocks they are, Scott Boulanger, CJ Weckler and Travis Hackett. Tom Brumlic and Derek Moede each have 1. Moede has chopped away at Brumlic’s lead sitting just 13 points back. As of two weeks ago that lead was at 20. Brittany King is the leading Rookie of the Year. Todd Polster leads the Street Stocks with 4 feature wins on the year, Geno Sternard has 2, either of them raced opening. Those two are the only repeat winners. Dennis Weidner and Marcus Moede each have 1 feature win. Weidner leads the standings with by 11 points over Jimmy Anderson. Jason Barfell is the leading Rookie of the Year. In Feisty Fours Joey Scoon holds a division high 2 feature wins, Calvin Stueck, Alex Wendt and Matt Sargent hold one win a piece. Scoon holds a commanding 34 point lead over Sargent.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA
Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. 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.

Powder Puff Night at Thunderhill Raceway Hosted by Quietwoods RV

August 7th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) The ladies will get their shot at the 1/3 mile clay oval this Saturday, August 11 as the fan favorite Powder Puff races return at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. The nights action will be brought to you by Sturgeon Bay’s Quietwoods RV & Sales. Green flag flies at 6PM Drivers competing in the Powder Puff will be required to have a paid pit pass. All entries will need to be submitted before intermission at back gate before the start of the night or to the pit steward after the races start. Please include, Name, Class and Racing experience.

Info on the remaining schedule at Thunderhill:This Saturday, August 11 Quietwoods RV, Powder Puff night
Saturday August 18 Witt Peninsula Ford, Kids Big Wheel Races
Saturday August 25 Northland Steel, Bartenders Race
Saturday September 1 Floors by Josh, Championship Night

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. 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.

Hackett Wins IMCA Modified Main/Wiese and Koehler Conquer T-Hill

August 3rd, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – What started as a night of talking over a few beers landed Tyler Hackett in the winners circle in the IMCA Modifieds on Floors by Josh, Bissen Asphalt, LaVines Ice night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Bret Koehler (IMCA Stock Car), Todd Wiese (IMCA Sport Mod), Travis Hackett (IMCA Hobby Stock), Todd Polster (Street Stock) and Joey Scoon (Four-Cylinders)

A conversation at the Bull Pen Bar & Grill with Dave Bouche and Sport Mod driver at that time Tyler Hackett, lead to Hackett racing the Luxemburg Special as a Modified. After that night Hackett switched over to the IMCA Modifieds and found victory in only his second week in the division.

Although Hackett lead every lap of the feature it was no easy task as point leader James Tebon was the first to take a shot at the Rookie. Next up it was 6-Time Mod Champion Felix Dart working to the runner up spot with Tebon being shuffled to fourth. With 5 to go 2-Time Mod Champion Jay Matthias began to battle Dart for the runner up position as they gave chase at Hackett. The duo gave it all they had but when the checker fell it was Hackett scoring the upset. Dart came home second, Matthias Second, Tebon fourth and Kyle Fredrick rounded out the top five with his first trip to the track this season. Bret Koehler finally shook off his bad luck taking home his first ever IMCA Stock Car feature win.

Luke Lemmens paced the opening lap with Koehler charging from the outside to the point a lap later. A series of cautions kept the field tight to Koehler’s tail piece as the laps slowly clicked away. With the majority of the field running down low, title contender Jeremy Wiitala took his machine up top and began to move through the field. Point leader Troy Muench worked his way through the field into the top 5 with 8 laps remaining. Both Wiitala and Muench worked to second and third from starting in row 7. They gave chase to Koehler but came up short with Koehler in the primer 65 scoring his first Stock Car main. Wiitala came home second, a hard charging Muench scored third, Rick Dix fourth and Lemmens settled for fifth. Koehler scored a clean sweep also winning his heat race earlier in the night. In the IMCA Sport Mods Todd Wiese made his second trip to Thunderhill a successful one taking home his first feature in the division.

Wiese worked from his pole position to a huge lead, leaving the battle for second. Kelsy Hayes was the first to work through traffic setting her sights on Wiese and slowly began to close in on what looked like a impossible task. Point leader Jarred VanLaanen worked from row 5 to third and joined Hayes on the way to Wiese’s back bumper. Just as the battle for the lead was about to heat up the caution flew, setting up a 4 lap dash to the checker. Second place points runner Randy LeMieux Jr., was already on his second car of the night after his machine lost power in the heat. He borrowed Ryan LeMieux’s car but his night ended under the caution, heading to the pits with a huge trail of rear end grease following him. On the restart Wiese was able to hold off VanLannen scoring his first ever IMCA feature. VanLaanen padded his point lead with a second place, Steve Georgenson made a trip down pit lane before the first lap and rallied to third, Hayes had to settle for fourth with Josh Massart took home fifth. Wiese scored a clean sweep also winning his heat race earlier in the night.

Travis Hackett, Tyler’s younger brother also scored a feature win, his second of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Hackett worked by Eric Micolichek on lap 2 and distanced himself from the field. Last weeks winner Derek Moede raced to second midway through the contest and mounted a charge at Hackett. Hackett had suffered a slue of mechanical issues this season but he over came them tonight holding off Moede to the checkers, scoring his second main of the season, Moede placed second staying in the title hunt, third went to former champion Joe Hegnet who pitted midway through the contest with a flat tire, point leader Tom Brumlic came home fourth and Sawyer Haese rounded out the top five.

Todd Polster returned to victory lane with his 4th feature win of the season in the Street Stocks. Mike Sargent paced the first 2 laps before former champ Geno Sternard raced by to the lead. A caution on lap 5 involved second place points man Jimmy Anderson, sending him to the pits with a busted steering box. Todd Polster who started last because of carburetor issues and former champion Aaron Thornton worked through the field and it looked to be a 3 car battle for the lead, but mechanical issues sent Thornton to the pits 2 laps later. Polster worked the low groove past Sternard with laps to go. Sternard stayed on Polster’s rear spoiler but wasn’t ever able to retake the lead and Polster scored the fan popular win. Sternard took home a strong second, Marvin Denny crossed the line third, Sargent fourth after a trip down pit lane and Ed Franklin had another solid run placing fifth. Polster then gave his race winning trophy away to a lucky race fan. After post race tech, Denny was disqualified for what the rep called an illegal part, bumping the rest of the field up one position. This moved point leader Dennis Weidner to fifth in the finishing order. Weidner had a hard crash in his heat race and again had to use his backup car and still managed to pad his point lead over Anderson.

Joey Scoon won his second feature of the season the Feisty Fours. The track is off this Saturday Aug 4. August 11 will be the next night at Thunderhill, featuring the Powder Puff Races brought to you by Quietwoods RV. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Vans Highway Auto Night at Seymour August 5th

August 2nd, 2012

(Seymour, WI) Seymour Super Speedway returns to action this Sunday, August 5 for Vans Highway Auto night. Seymour enters its 13th point night of the season. While some division leaders seem a lock for the title others have only just begun. Only 4 point nights remain for the all the IMCA divisions and 5 remain for the Street Stocks and Sport Fours.

The most contested of the titles is in the Street Stocks where Travis Springstroh has climbed a top the point standings with first career feature win. The car he won with is no stranger to victory lane, as it’s the former Street Stock Champion machine of Todd Everard. Springstroh leads the standings by a mere 1 point over Aaron Melchert. Despite a division leading 6 feature wins, early season leader Gary Kasperek slid back to third in points 3 back of Springstroh. All these drivers are chasing their first Seymour title.

In the IMCA Sport Mods Brad Lautenbach’s mid season surge has netted him the lead as he looks to defend his crown. Jeremy Cota and Josh Long still have a chance at the championship sitting tied for second only 5 markers back. Cota and Long are
searching for their first ever championships.

Racin’ Jason Czarapata looks to have the 2012 IMCA Modified title on the bag leading by whopping 85 points over Eric Arneson who is second. This means Czarapata could miss 2 complete nights of racing and still be point leader. 2-Time Thunderhill Raceway Champ Jay Matthias sits third, 2nd generation racer Mike Mullen fourth and former IMCA National & Seymour Champion Benji LaCrosse rounds out the top five in the stnadings. Brandon Czarapata holds a large 40 point lead over former Seymour champion Shawn Wagner in the IMCA Stock Cars. Brian Ambrosius sit’s a solid third, former Street Stock Champion Jeremy Wiitala sits fourth and Mitch Stankowski has made a push to the fifth place in the standings.

Calvin Stueck is looking for his first Seymour title in the Sport Fours, holding a 19 point lead over last weeks winner Jeff Behm who picked up his first win of the season.

Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:00 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook

Wednesday Races at Thunderhill for the Door County Fair Aug. 1st

August 1st, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) The Door County Fair has designated this Wednesday, August 1 to hold action for point night #8 at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. The night will be for track and all IMCA points. If you have a paid pit stall you will still get your spot. Racing starts at 6:30, $10 to get into the fair which gives you a free pass to the grandstands. $25 to go in the pits. For more Door County Fair info and prices please visit their website at www.doorcounty.org/Fair/ IMCA Modified point leader James Lee Tebon got back on track taking home feature win number 5 in front a 700+ crowd. The Algoma driver is the only one to have multiple wins in the class. Algoma’s Todd Dart and Frog Station’s Dan Ratajczak are the only other Mod drivers to score victories at Thunderhill.

The Mods saw the return of 4-Times Modified Champion Eugene Gregorich Sr. of Kewaunee. Gregorich has been testing and designing new setups for his 2010 Hairy Fatboy Chassis. Todd Dart and Gregorich have a combined 10 Modified Championships. That’s exactly half of the 20 years raced at Thunderhill.

Troy Munch of Union sits atop the stands in the IMCA Stock Cars. Algoma’s Dave Bouche has put the pressure on Muench finishing in front of him Saturday in the feature, closing the gap to a mere 2 points. Green Bay’s Jeremy Wiitala is still in the hunt running third in the standings, only 11 points back. No driver has ever won championships in 3 different divisions at Thunderhill, Wiitala could become the first as he holds titles in the Street Stocks and the defunct Bomber class. There’s a new sheriff in town for the IMCA Sport Mods and it’s Green Bay’s Jarred VanLannen leading the standings. Former point leader Randy LeMieux Jr., had a rear swedge tube break which allowed the rear end of the car to move erratically causing his racer to lose the driveshaft ending his night and costing him valuable points. Sturgeon Bay’s Bernie Reinhardt has been on a hot streak, leading the class with 3 feature wins. Reinhardt has crept back into the title chase moving to third in the standings a mere 4 points back of VanLannen. Like Wiitala, if Reinhardt can win the title he’d have 3 championship is 3 different classes.

Point leader Tom Brumlic had an up and down feature in the IMCA Hobby Stocks as he ran to the top 4 early on. But after a late race restart Brumlic was muscled back to the sixth spot where he would finish. Sturgeon Bay’s CJ Weckler used this to his advantage closing the points to 14 behind Brumlic. Race winner Derek Moede scored his first ever Thunderhill win and sits third in the standings 15 back of the leader.

Dennis Weidner had one of his best showings of the season since he won the feature opening night in the Street Stocks, bring home a solid second Saturday night. The East Maplewood driver extended his point lead to 9 markers over Forestville’s Jimmy Anderson. Weidner has had several motor issues but looks to have the mechanical demons gone and is poised to secure his first ever Championship. In order to give the fans a better show with Feisty Fours, they ran the class the wrong way around the track to which Sturgeon Bay’s Matt Sargent won his first ever feature. Joey Scoon also of Sturgeon Bay holds a commanding 33 point lead over Sargent and looks to just about have the title wrapped up barring something crazy happening.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 4:00 P.M. racing starts at 6:30 P.M. For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Havel, Tebon, Moede & Sternard Sweep Action at Thunderhill

July 31st, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – 74 cars took the green flag in front of a packed house at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway on Olson Fabrication night. Shawn Havel survived a late race restart outlasting Dave Bouche to score his
second feature of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars. Other feature winners were James Tebon (IMCA Modified), Ryan LeMieux (IMCA Sport Mod), Derek Moede (IMCA Hobby Stock), Geno Sternard (Street Stock) and Matt Sargent (Four-Cylinders). Thunderhill Raceway will have a quick turn around because of the Door County Fair, with racing taking place this Wednesday, August 1 with a start time of 6:30pm. Back gate is $25 with the fair and races only costing $10. Shawn Havel doubled up also winning the Estes Family drivers bike race around the 1/3 mile clay oval. Cory Nessinger was crowned the winner in the Trailer Race of Destruction.

Scott Reinhardt fought off Bret Koehler to lead the opening laps of the IMCA Stock Car headliner. Shawn Havel quickly shot to second and began to chase down the leader. Reinhardt biggest challenge became mechanical gremlins as his machine was forced to the pits on lap 7, handing the lead over to Havel. Dave Bouche and Charlie Kroll waged a spirited battle for the second spot with Bouche securing the position by the midway point. A caution late in the event setup a 4 lap dash to the checkers. Troy Muench used this to break into the top 3. As Bouche and Muench wrestled for second Havel went on to score his second feature win of the season, scoring a clean sweep by winning his heat race earlier in the night. Bouche scored second allowing him to gain 1 point in the title chase with Muench taking home third, Kroll fourth and last weeks winner Devin Snellenberger rounded out the top five. James Lee Tebon scored his 5th feature win of the season in the IMCA Modifieds. Second generation racer Scott Derenne jumped from the pole position and held the competition off early on. Last weeks winner Felix Dart wasted no time working the low groove into the runner up position. Point leader James Tebon followed suit and raced to the back bumper of Dart. With Tebon and Dart working down low, Billy LeMieux moved to the high side pulling even with Tebon. With the pressure on the point leader and Derenne sliding high Tebon went 3 wide with Dart taking the lead away from Derenne by the midway point. Tebon pulled away from a seasoned field picking up the win and padding his point lead. Dart had to settle for second, Derenne scored a season best third, Eugene Gregorich Sr. fourth, LeMieux fifth.

The “Rocket” Ryan LeMieux scored his first feature of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods after starting in row 8.
Jesse Kroll paced the opening lap as the leader before a broken ball joint sent him to the pits. Rick LeMieux paced the next two circuits before Kelsy Hayes took the lead away. Last weeks winner Bernie Reinhardt gave chase working to the runner up position by the midway point. Hayes led the next 10 laps and looked to have her second win of the season in hand with a solid lead. The caution flew on lap 15 as point leader Randy LeMieux Jr. lost a driveshaft on the front stretch, setting up a 5 lap dash to the checkers. Ryan LeMieux showed his hand after starting deep in the field, racing around Hayes on the restart and he cruised to his first feature win of the season. Hayes had to settle for second, Reinhardt placed a solid third, Jarred VanLaanen took home fourth and is the new point leader, Dennis Miesler rounded out the top five.

Derek Moede picked up his first main event of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Kimberly Denil lead the opening lap before Derek Moede made his way to the front. Dave Schmidt followed through taking over the runner up position on lap 5. Schmidt then set his sights on Moede. With just 2 laps remaining Schmidt took over the top spot using the cushion to his advantage. Moede mashed the throttle wrestling the lead away as the white flag flew. Schmidt popped the cushion giving Moede the advantage out of turn 2 and Moede scored the win in an action packed feature. Schmidt placed a solid second, Scott Boulanger placed third after starting on row 5, Rob Waechter Jr. was a late arrival and started in row 9 and finished fourth, CJ Weckler rounded out the top five. Geno Sternard inherited the lead at the midway point and survived a late race restart, winning the Street Stock feature.

Former Champion Von Eytcheson used his front row starting spot to distance himself from the rest of the field early on. Marvin Denny brought out the first caution as his racer lost a right front wheel. Denny headed to the pits but his crew got him back out in time and he stayed on the lead lap. Again Eytcheson pulled away on the restart with Geno Sternard and point leader Dennis Weidner giving chase. With the race well in hand Eytcheson’s racer broke ending his bid for the win, handing the lead over to Sternard. Sternard ran unopposed to his second victory of the season, Weidner padded his point lead with a second place finish, RJ Sternard placed a season best third, Ed Franklin placed fourth after an early trip down pit lane and tilte contender Jimmy Anderson brought home fifth. Action was halted with 5 laps remaining in the Street Stock main as Rookie Jason Barfell tangled with Kevin Luedkte. Barfell’s machine almost rolled over then slammed head on into the turn 2 wall. This also ended Luedkte’s night on the hook. Barfell emerged under his own power, beat up and bruised with his race car destroyed. Matt Sargent out dueled point leader Joey Scoon in the Feisty Four backwards race.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Thunderhill Trailer Race of Destruction

July 27th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Olson Fabrication Night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway will be action packed to say the least. The annual Trailer Race of Destruction will again take place mixing racing and a demo-derby into the nights finale. This will be Thunderhill’s third and final night for the Kay Distributing $1 Coors specials. Due to last weeks rainout the Estes Family Night drivers bicycle race and giveaway will take place this Saturday July 28. 6 children will choose their favorite driver and those drivers will race around the track . After the race the bikes will be given to those 6 children. Olson Fabrication is owned and operated by 1997 Street Stock Champion, Shawn Olson.

Last time we had green flag action fans saw Algoma’s “Felix” Todd Dart take home his 45th feature win in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds. Dart has scored wins in 19 of the 20 years since the track reopened in 1993, which began while he was racing for the late Wally Massart, father of Darrel Massart. Wally is also a member of Luxemburg Speedway’s “Hall of Fame”. 3rd Generation driver Devin Snellenberger of Pulaski earned his first career feature at Thunderhill in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars. Devin is son of former Hill Stock Car Champion, “Hot” Rod Snellenberger. Hometown driver Bernie Reinhardt became the first repeat winner in the Butchs Auto IMCA Sport Mods. The win was Reinhardt’s 19th career Thunderhill win. Reinhardt holds titles in the Bombers and Street Stocks. Reinhardt is the only driver to have raced every night since the track reopened in 93’.

In the Lackie Rentals Street Stocks it was West Jacksonport’s “Hot Rod” Todd Polster scoring his 3rd feature win of the season. Polster also has a second place finish and DNF to his season and he was leading the feature where he had mechanical failure. Polster is racing a car that was built more than 10 years ago by former Sturgeon Bay racer Jeff Ludwig. Polster is the hired gun racing the car for former Street Stock Champion, Johnny “The Jet” Sternard Denmark’s Tom “Tuffy” Brumlic scored his first feature win of the season in the LaVine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stocks. With the win Brumlic moves into a tie for 2nd in the division with a total of 15 feature wins. He’s currently tied with Keith Kickbusch as both trail Ed Anschutz who has 20 wins. Kickbusch and Anschutz have a combined 4 Hobby Stock titles as Brumlic looks to secure his first. All historical notes courtesy of Tom Wagner.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Bike Giveaways on Estes Family at Thunderhill J`uly 21st

July 19th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway will give 6 bikes away this Saturday, July 21. For the 3rd year in a row the track will feature a drivers bicycle race around the 1/3 clay oval. 6 children will choose their favorite driver and those drivers will race around the track at intermission. After the race the bikes will be given to those 6 children. The night is being brought to you by the Estes Family, they own several Door County based business’s such as Sonny’s Pizzeria, The Draft Haus, Little Hoppers and Hole N’ One Mobil. “The Estes Family has been huge supporters of Thunderhill and we look forward to putting some smiles on the kids faces this Saturday”…Woody For the 7th week in a row James Lee Tebon comes into Saturday night leading in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds. Billy LeMieux still sits in title contention second in points 15 behind Tebon. Eric “Chummy” Arneson leads the Rookie standings in the
Modifieds.

The battle for the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Car title has been up in the air all season and this week is no exception as Troy Muench climbs back to the top of the standings. Dave Bouche has been consistent all season and sits in the second spot only 3 points behind Muench. Jeremy Wiitala had a transmission failure which dropped him to third but he’s still right in the thick of it just 7 points of the leader. Marcus Moede is the Rookie leader in the Stock Cars.

The chase for the crown in the Butchs Auto IMCA Sport Mods gets tighter and tight every week. The top 3 drivers are only separated by a total of 6 points. Randy LeMieux Jr., again holds the top spot with Jarred VanLaanen a mere 2 points back and Bernie Reinhardt has made a mid season charge to third in the standings just 6 back of LeMieux. 2011 Hobby Stock Champion Brandon Peterson leads the Rookie points in the Sport Mods.

LaVine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stock point leader Tom Brumlic received maximum points winning the feature on Saturday. The victory pushed him to a 15 point lead over CJ Weckler. Brittany King is the leading Rookie in the Hobby Stocks.

Dennis Weidner has had the wildest year of all the point leaders. He holds the top spot in the Lackie Rentals Street Stock division. Weidner again blew an engine in the heat race and had to rush back to East Maplewood to get his spare car. With Marvin Denny having mechanical issues Jimmy Anderson moved to second in points 7 marks back of Weidner. The Street Stocks saw the return of former Champion Von Eytcheson, Von won his heat but was able to start the feature. Jason Barfell is the leading Rookie in the Street Stocks.

Although Todd Polster and Geno Sternard missed the first point night they have both slowly marched up the standings and despite that night off if they keep winning they could be a factor for the title. Polster leads the class with 3 feature wins.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Havel Dakota Series Champ/ Dart and Snellenberger Take Wins at the Hill

July 16th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) 6-time IMCA Modified Champion “Felix” Todd Dart captured his first feature of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Devin Snellenberger (IMCA Stock Car), Bernie Reinhardt (IMCA Sport Mod), Tom Brumlic (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Todd Polster (Street Stock)

Several of North Eastern Wisconsin’s best drivers took part in the IMCA Dakota Series Tour this week. 6 races in 6 nights and when the dust settled it was Algoma’s Shawn Havel taking home the Series Championship. Havel had the pressure on his back as he came into the final night of the series 2nd in points. Havel won the events finale, earning him the crown in the IMCA Stock Cars. Bonduel’s Greg Whichman took 4th in the standings, Kyle Fredrick of Oconto Falls was 15th and Jon Courchaine 22nd also of Oconto Falls. A total of 47 Stock Cars took the green flag in the Dakota Series.

In the IMCA Modified portion of the Dakota Series Algoma’s Todd Dart won the feature the opener. 2011 Series Champion Brian Mullen of Seymour placed 12th in points with Dart placing 13th. A total of 98Modifieds took the green flag in the Dakota Series. 3rd Generation driver Devin Snellenberger got out the broom scoring a clean sweep in the IMCA Stock Cars.
Bret “Bad Luck” Koehler led the opening circuits of the IMCA Stock Car feature before Devin Snellenberger charged down low from row 3 taking the lead away on lap 6. Laps later Koehler faded as his racer suffered 2 burnt plug wires. With
Snellenberger on point Greg Gretz and Troy Muench closed in on the rear bumper of “Snelly” making it a 3 car battle for the lead. Dave Bouche, Charlie Kroll and Scott Reinhardt waged battle for the fourth spot. Point leader coming into the night, Jeremy Wiitala exploded a transmission which dropped him from competition. Gretz gave it one last ditch effort muscling Snellenberger off the low groove coming for the checkers, but Snelly had just enough forward bite to take the win, it was his first ever feature win at Thunderhill. Gretz settled for second, Muench placed third and inherited the point lead. Dave Bouche placed fourth, moving him to second in the standings 3 behind Muench and Charlie Kroll took home fifth.

After a few weeks off “Felix” Todd Dart made a triumphant return winning in the IMCA Modifieds. Billy LeMieux mixed it up early going 3 wide down low passing Scott Derenne on the opening lap. Dart also did the same 3 wide move and Positioned himself in the second spot. LeMieux and Dart ran the same line nose to tail for the next 3 laps. Dart then took to the high side working to the outside of LeMieux and to the lead on lap 6. Dart then marched away from the field but the caution would fly 6 laps later erasing his huge lead. This time it was point leader James Tebon on the prowl moving to the second spot. A suspension issue hampered Tebon’s advances as he battled Cory Cochart and LeMieux. All alone up front was Dart cruising to the checkers taking his first win of the season. Cochart captured a solid second, Tebon placed third, LeMieux fourth and Derenne fifth. The win netted Dart an extra $100 from Ducksy Racing. Bernie Reinhardt scored his second win of the season fighting off point leader Randy LeMieux Jr. in the IMCA Sport Mod headliner. Josh Massart and Rick LeMieux traded the lead for the first few laps of the IMCA Sport Mod feature. Bernie Reinhardt wasted no time powering from row 4 to the inside of Massart and LeMieux making a 3 wide pass for the lead on lap 5. Midway through the contest last weeks winner Kelsy Hayes, Massart and LeMieux suffered mechanical issues ending their good runs. Point leader Randy LeMieux Jr. worked his way through the field and to the back bumper of Reinhardt but in the end it was Reinhardt pulling away through a set of cautions scoring his second win of the season. LeMieux Jr. still holds the point lead, Jarred VanLaanen rallied to third after being sent to the back of the feature after contact with John Soukup. Rookie Brandon Peterson was fourth and James Iverson rounded out the top five. The win netted Reinhardt an extra $100 from Ducksy Racing. Tom Brumlic padded his point lead scoring the win in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature.

The first 3 laps saw three different leaders with Naomi Weidner, Eric Micolichek and eventual leader Derek Moede. Moede’s reign in the top spot didn’t last long as Tom Brumlic closed in and passed Moede on the high side on lap 7 and never looked back scoring the win. Moede had to settle for second, Travis Hackett fought through his mechanical gremlins placing third, Dave Schmidt placed fourth in his first run of the season and last weeks winner CJ Weckler came home fifth. Todd Polster returned to victory lane in the Street Stocks with his 3rd main event win. Jimmy “Windows” Anderson paced the opening circuits before Todd Polster maneuvered his way around Windows for the lead. Polster set sail and scored a division high 3rd feature win, even though he has only raced 4 nights. Geno Sternard scored a solid second, with a third place finish Anderson moved to 2nd in the standings, Jeremy Schultz fourth and Ed Franklin placed fifth.

Point leader Dennis Weidner blew up his engine in the heat race and had to use a backup car and finished mid pack. Weidner’s lead shrunk to 7 points over Anderson. Estes Family will be the sponsor for night #7 on Saturday, July 21 which will feature the ever popular drivers Bike Race. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Veterans Get In Free for Swinkles Trucking Night at Seymour July 15th

July 14th, 2012

(Seymour, WI) – Seymour Super Speedway pays tribute to our War Veterans by offering them free admission to the grandstands this Sunday July 15. All you need is your soldier identification card to show proof and you will receive free admission. The night is brought to you by the friendly folks at Swinkles Truck & Excavating of Kaukauna.

Pulaski’s Racin’ Jason Czarapata leads the IMCA Modifieds standings with a solid 30 point lead over Rookie Eric “Chummy” Arneson of Oconto Falls. Czarapata didn’t finish last weeks feature and Chummy closed in slightly. With only 6 point nights left Chummy will need a little luck on his side. Czarapata leads the division with 5 feature wins. Brandon Czarapata of Waupun has dominated the IMCA Stock Cars, scoring 8 features wins. Seymour’s Shawn “Lunchbox” Wagner suffered a DNF last week dropping him to 32 points behind Czarapata. Czarapata currently sits 10th in the IMCA National points and is leading the Wisconsin State points.

Brad Lautenbach of New Franken leads the standings in the IMCA Sport Mods, he is also the defending champ. The battle for the title is very tight, Green Bay’s Josh Long sits in the second spot only 2 behind Lautenbach. Jeremy Cota of Oconto sits third, 6 points out and Algoma’s Tyler Hackett is still in the hunt fourth, 13 back.

The internet forums and Facebook have been a buzz regarding the Street Stocks. Aaron Melchert of Seymour is only the second driver to lead the standings this season. Tigerton’s Gary Kasperek and Freedom’s Travis Springstroh are tied for the runner up spot 3 points back of Melchert. Kasperek who uses a Wissota Street Stock at Seymour decided to race out in North Dakota last Sunday which cost him his point lead. Even with missing the night, he’s still in the title hunt and leads the division with 6 feature wins.

Clintonville’s Calvin Stueck leads the standings in the Sport Fours. He has a division high 6 feature wins and holds a 19 point lead over Jeff Behm, also of Clintonville.

Seymour Super Speedway’s GPS address is; Seymour Speedway, 637 North Main St. Seymour, WI 54165. Track phone number is (920)-883-7726. Racing in the five divisions that include IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, Street Stock and the Sport Fours in action every Sunday night. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Social media you can follow Seymour on Twitter and like us on Facebook

Thunderhill Week #6 Preview $1 Coors Light on Kay Distributing Night

July 13th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- For the second time this racing season Coors Light will be on sale Saturday night July 14 at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway for only $1, thanks to our friends at Kay Distributing. Thunderhill is at the midway point of the season and every position at the end of the feature will be critical.

Algoma’s James Tebon is closing in on some elite company in the IMCA Modifieds. He’s currently leading the standings at Thunderhill and is 2nd in points at Luxemburg Speedway. Leaving him as one of the hottest drivers in N.E. Wis. He holds 4 feature wins at the Hill, the most ever won in a season is 7 by Kewaunee’s Eugene Gregorich Sr. With 7 point nights left, that record could fall.

Jeremy Wiitala of Green Bay leads the standings in the IMCA Stock Cars for the second week in a row. Wiitala could become the first driver to hold titles in the Bombers, Street Stocks and Stock Cars if he can hold on to that point lead. Union’s
Troy Munch sits 2nd in the standings 3 back, with Algoma’s Dave Bouche 3rd just 5 behind.

Its hard to believe that with all the features Randy LeMieux Jr. has won, he has never scored a track championship. The Sturgeon Bay driver is back a top the standings with a slim 1 point advantage over Green Bay’s Jarred VanLaanen. VanLaanen
also an accomplished driver, is still looking for that first title as well. Sturgeon Bay’s Bernie Reinhardt sits 3rd in the standings 7 markers back. Reinhardt holds titles in the Bombers and Street Stocks. Last weeks feature winner Kelsey Hayes of Sturgeon Bay stays in title contention matching her car number sitting 9 points back. Hayes is also eying her first title. Hayes becomes only the second female to score feature win at Thunderhill. The other being Julie McDermid in the IMCA Modifieds.

Defending 2011 Wisconsin IMCA Hobby Stock Champ Tom Brumlic of Denmark still leads the standings only losing 1 point to last weeks feature winner CJ Weckler. Both drivers are looking for their first track title. Although it wasn’t a feature win, Appleton’s Brittany King made it a girl power night as the rookie picked up her first career checker flag in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. She is piloting the former Brandon Peterson track champion Hobby Stock.

East Maplewood’s Dennis Weidner keeps plugging along week after week finishing in the top 5 on a consistent basis. He started the season holding just a 1 point lead over Sturgeon Bay’s Marvin Denny. Now that lead has grown to 9 points over Denny. With influx of new drivers and the nights winding down its anyone’s guess who will score their first track title.

Joey Scoon has been unchallenged this season in the Feisty Fours holding a staggering 34 point lead. Scoon is a former Rookie of the Year.

All historical notes courtesy of Tom Wagner For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Hayes & Dix Hustle to IMCA Wins at Thunderhill Raceway

July 9th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Kelsy “Hollywood” Hayes survived two mid race cautions scoring her first career feature win in the IMCA Sport Mods at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were James Tebon (IMCA Modified) Rick Dix (IMCA Stock Car), CJ Weckler (IMCA Hobby Stock) and Geno Sternard (Street Stock) James Iverson set the pace early in the IMCA Sport Mod main event from his pole position. Kelsy Hayes charged from inside row 4 passing Iverson on lap 3. Hayes then distanced herself from the field. A pair of cautions just past the midway point set up and 8 lap dash to the checkers. The restarts proved no issue for Hayes as she once again pulled away scoring her first career feature win at Thunderhill to a loud round of applause from the hometown crowd. Randy LeMieux Jr., battled to a second place finish late in the going, netting him the point lead. Bernie Reinhardt finished a solid third, John Soukup fourth and Jarred VanLaanen needed 2 cars to keep in the title hunt as he broke rear suspension parts before the green ever flew for his heat. He jumped in the #2 machine of Josh Massart for the feature and rallied late to a fifth place finish.

“Racer” Rick Dix scored his first career feature win in the IMCA Stock Cars. Bret Koehler led from the drop of the green in the IMCA Stock Car feature. Despite a broken hood pin early on, he looked like the man to beat for the win. The caution flew just before the midway point when Marcus Moede and Charlie Kroll tangled. On the restart Rick Dix went outside of the preferred groove and pulled along side Koehler for the top spot. 2 laps later Dix secured the lead only to have Koehler work the low side and cut a good corner to pull even with Dix but the caution waved once again, slowing Koehler’s advances. Under caution Koehler’s machine suffered a broken upper A-Frame in his front suspensoin while running second sending him to the pits, ending his night. Dix led rest of the way scoring his first career feature. Point leader Jeremy Wiitala snuck by at the checkers scoring second, Dave Bouche third, fourth for Troy Muench who came from last in only 8 laps after being called in part of a caution. Scott Reinhardt had another solid run placing fifth. A wild finish ended with CJ Weckler being towed by a wrecker to the winners circle in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Fresh of her heat race win Rookie Brittany King set the pace early in the IMCA Hobby main event as she led past the midway point.. CJ Weckler used a caution for Joe Hegnet’s flat tire to work around and take the lead away from King. Phil Faustini gave chase getting to the back bumper of Weckler as the white flag flew. Weckler worked the middle groove with Faustini hunting down low, as the duo entered turn 3 they made contact cutting the right front tire down on Faustini’s machine sending Weckler and Faustini head on into the turn 4 wall, were they sat with smoke billowing out. Both cars suffered heavy damage but both drivers were ok. With a new ruled implemented just 2 weeks earlier, Weckler was awarded the win, his second of the season. Faustini was called for the contact putting him to the back in the finishing order. Point leader Tom Brumlic placed second, King placed a season best third, Derek Moede and Joe Hegnet came home fourth and fifth after making trips down pit lane for flat tires. Geno Sternard outlasted the competition capturing his first feature of the season in the Street Stocks.

Jimmy Anderson grabbed the top spot for the first 4 laps of the Street Stock headliner. Todd Polster who suffered a broken rocker arm in the engine during his heat race charged from the tail of the field to the lead on lap 5 and looked to have his third win in a row in hand. Geno Sternard also powered through the field quickly moving to second. With 5 laps remaining the power plant in Polster’s machine let go in a plume of smoke, handing the lead to Sternard who cruised to the checkers getting his first win of the season. Jimmy Anderson placed a season best second, point leader Dennis Weidner third, Chad DuBois scored fourth in his first run of the season and Jeremy Schultz came home fifth.

James Lee Tebon scored his 4th feature in 5 nights of racing in the IMCA Modifieds. Billy LeMieux set the pace early in the IMCA Modified feature. Point leader James Tebon quickly worked to second and set his sights on LeMieux. Midway through the contest Tebon worked to the inside and snatched the lead away from LeMieux. Tebon pulled away in his Slick Chassis Modified and picked up another feature win. LeMieux scored second keeping the points tight with Tebon. Cory Cochart third and Dan Ratajczak fourth.

Coors Light and Kay Distributing will be the sponsors for next Saturdays races which will feature $1 cans of Coors Light all night. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Whipple Trucking to Host Driver Autograph Night at the Hill on July 7th

July 7th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Whipple Trucking kicks off night #5 at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Race fans will be able to get the autograph of the their favorite drivers this Saturday July 7. The autograph session will take place at intermission in front of the grandstands.

Driver pictures and checkered flags will be available for purchase at the Dan Lewis photo & souvenir trailer. Drivers be ready with your Sharpies! Algoma’s James Lee Tebon continued his hot streak in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds picking his 3rd feature win of the season in only 4 nights of racing. Tebon stands tall atop of the standings holding an 8 point lead over Eric “Chummy” Arneson of Oconto Falls.

Jeremy “Weeds” Wiitala of Green Bay took sole possession of the #1 spot in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars. In a very tight points battle Weeds holds a 1 point edge over Troy Muench of Brussels. Algoma’s Shawn Havel and Dave “the Bulldozer”
Bouche also of Algoma are tied for 3rd just 4 points back of Weeds. “JVL” Jarred VanLaanen of Green Bay leads the standing in the Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mods. This is the first time JVL has led the standings in this division. JVL comes into this Saturday holding a 2 point edge over Sturgeon Bay’s Randy LeMieux Jr., better known as “The Kid”. Bernie Reinhardt of Sturgeon Bay sits 3rd in the standings 8 markers behind JVL.

The Denmark Gang’s, Tom “Tuffy” Brumlic holds the lead in the LaVine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stocks. Brumlic holds a 12 point lead over Sturgeon Bay’s CJ Weckler. Both drivers are looking for their first ever track championship.

Dennis Weidner of East Maplewood has been a model of constituency holding the lead in the Lackie Rentals Street Stocks for the first 4 nights. Sturgeon Bay’s Marvin Denny has kept the battle for the top spot close sitting just 6 points back of Weidner.

Joey Scoon of Sturgeon Bay holds commanding 34 point lead in Feisty Fours. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with
racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Miesler Scores First Feature Win, Havel Crowned King of the Hill

July 3rd, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – A very warm summer night greeted fans at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. A total of 82 drivers took to the 1/3 mile clay oval with Dennis Miesler out lasting Jarred VanLaanen to the checkers scoring his first
career feature win in the IMCA Sport Mods. Other feature winners were James Lee Tebon (IMCA Modified), Shawn Havel (IMCA Stock Car), Scott Boulanger (IMCA Hobby Stock), Todd Polster (Street Stock) and Joey Scoon (Four-Cylinders)

Dennis Miesler jumped to the lead from his front row starting spot in the IMCA Sport Mod feature. The red flag flew on lap 3 as Chad Vetting pounded the front stretch wall. He was ok but his night was over. The caution allowed Jarred VanLaanen to move past Miesler a lap after the restart. VanLaanen led the next few circuits as Miesler found his groove and worked back to the top spot on lap 6. VanLaanen and Miesler began to swap the lead lap after lap with the duo in break away from the rest of the field. Tyler Hackett powered into third midway through the contest. Miesler took the top spot midway through the contest and never let go scoring his first career feature win. VanLaanen scored a second place finish despite having carburetor issues the final 2 laps, he now leads the point standings. Hackett scored a solid third,
Kelsy Hayes fourth and Ryan LeMieux fifth.

Scott Boulanger survived a late race charge by Tom Brumlic to score his 2nd win of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Ryan Rohr used his pole position to take the lead till lap 4 in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Scott Boulanger charged from row 3 to lead on lap 5. Point leader Tom Brumlic worked from row five into the top four midway through the contest. Brumlic road the top side all the way to second then set his sights on Boulanger. Brumlic wrestled the lead away with 2 laps remaining. Brumlic took the white flag but his racer began to slow after suffering a flat tire. Boulanger capitalized taking the lead and the win. Sawyer Haese scored a second in his first run of the season. Former Champion Joe Hegnet placed third with Brumlic fourth and Eric Micolichek scored a season high fifth after being in pit lane early in the contest. Shawn Havel out dueled Bret Koehler to score his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars.

Bret Koehler jumped to the lead early in the IMCA Stock Car headliner. Koehler fought off the early advances of John Anschutz leading the first 8 laps. Shawn Havel worked quickly from inside row 3 to the outside of Koehler. Havel took the lead midway through the contest and looked to have the car to beat. Koehler didn’t relent chasing Havel lap after lap. With 3 laps remaining Koehler pulled even with Havel. Havel up high Koehler down low in a Saturday night shoot out to the checkers, when the dust settled it was Havel taking home the trophy. Koehler scored a season best second. Jeremy Wiitala placed third and took over the point lead. Troy Muench made a late race charge to fourth and Anschutz scored a season best fifth. Havel continued his hot streak beating Dave DeGrave to the checkers, scoring the win in the Stock Car King of the Hill tournament. The win netted Havel $500. James Lee Tebon flexed his muscle scoring his 3rd win of the season in the IMCA Modifieds.

Last weeks feature winner Dan Ratajczak jumped from row 2 to the lead in the opening laps. Defending Champion Jay Matthias followed suit and quickly worked to second. Point leader James Tebon charged from row 4 and began to work through the field. Midway through the contest Tebon reeled Matthias and passed Ratajczak for the lead. Tebon pulled away from the rest of the field scoring the win in the caution free event. Rookie Eric Arneson continues his strong season with second, Matthias had to settle for third, Ratajczak fourth and Todd Dart rounded out the top five. Todd Polster scored his 2nd feature win in a row in the Street Stock division. Kevin Luedtke led early from his pole position starting spot. Todd Polster worked the high side chased down Luedtke midway through the contest. With only 5 laps remaining Polster made the pass for the lead and cruised to victory, scoring a clean sweep after winning his heat race earlier in the night. Luedtke took home a solid second, former Champions Geno Sternard and Tony Everard placed third and fourth, Rookie Brad Laurent took home fifth in his first trip to the track this season. Joey Scoon dominated the competition leading every lap of the Feisty Four feature. Next Saturday night will be driver autograph night brought to you by Whipple Trucking. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter

$500 to Win Stock Car “King of the Hill” Tournament June 30 at Thunderhill

June 30th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway preps for its first ever Stock Car “King of the Hill” Tournament. This event has been held in the past for the Modifieds and Sport Mods. The event will pay a cool $500 to the winner and take place after all the features are finished. There is no added cost to enter the special race, all you have to do is show up at the track with your Stock Car this Saturday June 30.

The tournament will be set by a random draw. Two cars on the track at a time racing for two laps with winner moving onto the next round until a winner is crowned. The night will be brought you by Young Automotive and one of Sturgeon Bay’s favorite watering holes, Poh’s Corner Pub.

Algoma’s James Lee Tebon still sits atop the standings in the IMCA Modifieds with a 6 point edge over Sturgeon Bay’s Billy LeMieux. Former IMCA Sport Mod champ Eric Arneson sits just 7 markers back in third place. Frog Station’s Dan Ratajczak leaped into fourth in the standings after his dominating feature win last Saturday night, he now sits tied with Kewaunee’s Cory Cochart just 9 points behind. Cochart also has a title in the Sport Mods coming in 2009.

Troy Muench of Brussels entered last week in a three way tie for the points lead in the IMCA Stock Cars. When the night ended he found himself still tied for the lead, but this time it was with Green Bay’s Jeremy Wiitala. Algoma’s David Bouche sits third just 1 point back of the co-point leaders. Algoma’s Shawn Havel has quietly worked into title contention just 6 marks back of the lead. Fresh off a feature win Forestville’s Charlie Kroll sits fifth in points, just 7 points back of the top spot.

Sturgeon Bay’s Randy LeMieux Jr. leads the standings in the IMCA Sport Mods for the 3rd week in a row. Green Bay’s Jarred VanLaanen went for the feature win last week but in the end it cost him a couple points too LeMieux as he was caught on the high side and ended finishing behind LeMieux. He sits second in points 2 markers back of the leader. Bernie Reinhardt of Sturgeon Bay ended a dry spell picking up his first feature win since 2009. The win moved him within 3 points of LeMieux.

Denmark veteran Tom Brumlic leads the standings in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. CJ Weckler of Sturgeon Bay moved into title contention with his first sanctioned feature win last Saturday. Former Street Stock champion Phil Faustini moved up to third in the standing just 8 back of Brumlic. Former point leader Tyler Hackett of Algoma suffered a broken drive shaft that dropped him to fourth in the standings 10 points behind Brumlic. East Maplewood’s Amber Weidner continues with a career season sitting fifth in the point chase 12 back of the leader.

Dennis Weidner of East Maplewood leads everyone in the Street Stock standing holding a 7 point edge over Sturgeon Bay’s Marvin Denny. Denny was caught up in an opening lap wreck that left him with a busted tie rod and DNF for the night. Forestville’s Jimmy Anderson sits third still in title contention 13 points out of the top spot. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. For our social media like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Kroll Scores T-Hill Milestone Win

June 25th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Charlie Kroll etched his name into the record books Saturday night, winning his 50th career track feature at the Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay.. Sharing the winner’s circle with Kroll, who captured the checker in the IMCA Stock Cars, were Dan Ratajczak in the IMCA Modifieds, Bernie Reinhardt in the IMCA Northern Sport Mods, C.J. Weckler in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, Street Stocker Todd Polster, and first time winner Alex Wendt in the Feisty Fours. Entering the night, Kroll already stood as the track’s all-time winning driver, collecting 49 since it reopened in 1993 as Thunderhill. The total included wins in the Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Street Stocks and even one in the now defunct Bomber class. To hit the 50 mark, he had to fend of a challenge from another of the Raceway’s most successful drivers, Jeremy Wiitala.

It took time to set the stage for the late race drama, as the event was plagued with a series of early cautions. Four caution flags flew in the first five laps, including one that wiped away a Kroll pass of Bret Koehler for the lead. Koehler’s stay at the top was short-lived regardless, as Kroll used an inside pass on the fourth lap to grab the top spot; and that one stood. With the early issues behind them, Kroll broke from the field with Wiitala, Troy Muench and Dave Bouche in tow. Wiitala ran the distance within a couple car lengths of the leader, but could never quite pull even to attempt a pass, as the top four crossed the stripe in order. After an early incident sent him to the back of the pack, Devin Snellenberger raced his way through the field to place fifth followed by Rob Waechter.

In the Modifieds, Ratajczak cruised to his first Thunderhill win of the season, breaking James Tebon’s streak of two straight wins. He took the lead at the initial drop of the green, and despite a mid-race caution that bunched the field, stayed clear of any serious challengers. Billy LeMieux withstood race-long pressure from Jay Matthias to score the runner-up finish, with Tebon fourth. Jared Siefert used the high line to advance as high as third before drifting back to a fifth place run.

Names synonymous with Thunderhill racing history sorted out as the contenders in the Northern Sport Mod headliner. Reinhardt used an inside move through turns one and two to secure the top spot from Josh Massart on the fifth lap. He established a solid lead as Steve Georgenson, Randy LeMieux, Jr, Andy Kletczka and Jarred VanLaanen battled for second.
Caution with six to go erased the lead, but Reinhardt was able to hold off Georgenson for his first win of the year.

In the IMCA Hobby Stocks, Derek Moede literally had victory in his sights. But just as he was exiting turn four for the stretch run, contact with Rob Waechter, Jr sent him skidding to the infield. Running third, Weckler was able to dodge the sliding Moede, as Waechter gathered himself back up, actually crossing the line first. Officials ruled that Waechter was part of the incident, meaning the win would go to Weckler. Tom Brumlic’s second place finish lifted him to the division’s point lead, as pre-race leader Travis Hackett snapped a drive shaft late in the event.

Polster passed Dennis Weidner on the third lap, then built a safe cushion over Gene Sternard to score his first win of the season in the Street Stocks. A first lap back-stretch wreck ended the night for four cars, including second place
point driver Marvin Denny. In the Feisty Fours, Wendt raced off to a commanding lead early. Joey Scoon advanced from the last row to second, but without any cautions in the event, had no chance to catch the eventual winner. The night was run in memory of two long-time friends of the Raceway who both passed away earlier this year; Terry Simon and Bob Brown.

Contributions from the families, as well as proceeds from the sale of commemorative decals, increased the night’s purse by over $3,000 cash, as well as several product certificates.

Racing returns to the Raceway Saturday night, highlighted by the annual King of the Hill competition, this year featuring the IMCA Stock Cars. Young Automotive and Poh’s Corner Pub will host the night’s events, with all six of the Raceway’s divisions in action. Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side, with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com.

Thunderhill Raceway Pays Tribute to Terry Simon June 23rd

June 21st, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway pays tribute to long time track supporter and Door County resident, Terry Simon. Terry and his wife Darlene were a main stay at all local dirt tracks including sponsoring several cars over the years. Sadly in January we lost Terry in a logging accident, Saturday night June 23 will be dedicated it his memory with the first Annual Terry Simon Memorial.

Darlene will have decals for sale to commemorate the night, $5each or 3 for $10. Decals can also be purchased at the Troy Muench trailer. All proceeds raised will be put into drivers payout for that night. The night will be brought to you by long time track sponsor Wicked Witch Racing. Due to last week being cancelled the Bob Brown Memorial will also take place this Saturday. The same goes for Jim Olson Motors being part of the nightly sponsor with giveaways for free oil changes.

In the IMCA Modifieds Algoma’s James Lee Tebon sit’s atop the standings having won the first two point nights. A three car tie for the runner up position has Kewaunee’s Cory Cochart, Oconto Falls rookie Eric Arneson and 6 time Mod champ Todd
Dart of Algoma looking to end Tebon’s winning streak. Defending track champion out of Brussels, Troy Muench, Algoma’s Dave Bouche and Kewaunee’s Greg Gretz sit tied for the lead in the IMCA Stock Cars. Gretz and Muench each have one feature win the season and both hold titles in the Stock Cars. Bouche has had a consistent two nights of racing and has a Street Stock championship to his credit at Thunderhill coming in 1995.

The IMCA Sport Mods have 5 drivers within 10 markers of opening night feature winner and point leader Randy LeMieux Jr., of Sturgeon Bay. Jarred VanLaanen of Green Bay has one feature win to his credit and sits just 1 point out of first. Veteran racer Bernie Reinhardt of Sturgeon Bay sits third 5 markers back, Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Kelsey is having the best start to a season sitting fourth, 9 points out, Kelsy Hayes also of Sturgeon Bay sits fifth 10 back of LeMieux. Of that group Reinhardt is the only driver that has a championship at Thunderhill winning the Bomber title in 1994 and Street Stocks in 1999.

Algoma’s Travis Hackett holds a slim 1 point margin over Denmark’s Tom Brumlic in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. No matter how the points shake out their will be a first time champion crown in this division. The same can also be said for the Street Stocks, as former champion Geno Sternard of Sturgeon missed the first night of racing. Maplewood native Dennis Weidner leads the chase for the title with a 2 point edge over Sturgeon Bay’s Marvin Denny For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Jim Olson Motors/ Bob Brown Memorial June 16th at the Hill

June 15th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway will pay respects to former racer Bob Brown of Forestville who passed away in April. The night will be brought to you by Sturgeon Bay’s Jim Olson Motors. Jim Olson will
be passing out hats and certificates to race fans for free oil changes. Should be another great night for racing so come get your thrill at Thunderhill Saturday night June 16.

Algoma’s James Lee Tebon is perfect so far this season winning the first 2 features. The win becomes Tebon’s 7th in the IMCA Modifieds. Eric Arneson of Oconto Falls, Kewaunee’s Cory Cochart and Algoma’s Todd Dart sit in a three way tie for 2nd 5 points behind Tebon.

Defending IMCA Stock Car Champion Troy Muench of Brussels, fought off Algoma’s Dave Bouche for his first win of the young season. The win brought Muench into a 3 way tie for the point lead with Dave Bouche and Kewaunee’s Greg Gretz. Green Bay’s Jarred VanLaanen scored his first career IMCA Sport Mod feature win. VanLaanen a graduate of the IMCA Hobby Stocks now has feature wins in two divisions.

Opening night feature winner Randy LeMieux Jr. of Sturgeon Bay, holds a slim 1 point lead over VanLaanen. Luxemburg’s Scott Boulanger made his first outing of the season a successful one taking home the feature win in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. It was Boulanger’s first ever Thunderhill win. Algoma’s Travis Hackett holds a 1 point edge over veteran Tom
Brumlic of Denmark.

Algoma’s Marcus Moede made a splash in the Street Stocks racing his 2011 Luxemburg Speedway Championship IMCA Hobby Stock to victory Saturday night over Jacksonport’s Mayor, Todd Polster. Moede is also running for rookie of the year in the IMCA Stock Cars which made it a busy night for him jumping between 2 divisions. Maplewood’s Dennis Weidner leads the point standings into week #3 with a 2 point lead over Sturgeon Bay’s Marvin Denny.

Next weeks races will pay honor to Sturgeon Bay’s Terry Simon with the 1st Annual Terry Simon Memorial. Terry‘s wife Darlene will have decals for sale to commemorate the night, $5each or 3 for $10. All proceeds raised will be put into drivers pay for that night.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Tebon Goes Two for Two during Palmer Johnson Night at Thunderhill Raceway

June 12th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) A hot humid afternoon welcomed 5 divisions to the Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. The humid temperatures made for a tacky surface as the feature events started under sunny skies.

James Anderson and Todd Polster started on the front row for the Lackie Rentals and Remodeling Street Stocks as they rolled out first on the evening. Polster got the early holeshot into turn one and battled Marcus Moede for the first 8 circuits of the race. As Anderson faded, Gene Sternard made a move to the top 3 and let Polster pull away during a heated battle with Moede. But just past halfway Sternard pushed Moede just hard enough that as Polster caught lap traffic the top 3 were nose to tail, with a handful of laps left Moede pulled alongside Polster and grabbed the lead for good. Polster held on for second with sternward in tow, third. Dennis Weidner and Marvin Denny rounded out the top 5.

Next out of the chute was the Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mods. James Iverson and Stephani DeJardin led the field to green. The race went yellow immediately as Kelsy Hayes turned around on the first circuit, after a top of the order restart the field went back underway and Hayes jumped on the throttle again this time getting a great jump on the restart as the field went 4 wide and Hayes, from back in the field, brought Bernie Reinhardt and Jared VanLaanen along for a spirited 3-way battle for the top spot. Hayes pulled several car lengths out ahead of the field but brought out her second yellow of the evening with a spin in turn 4, collecting Josh Massart. A restart and a field reset for Vanlannen and Reinhardt, they pulled out to a lead again but Martin Kelsey and Randy Lemieux raced into the mix. A yellow for Iverson put the top five back together for the race to the finish, a torrid 5 way battle for the lead, with Vanlannen victorius over Lemuiex, Reinhardt, John Soukup and Kelsey.

The Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars raced onto the track with Brett Koehler and Charlie Kroll on the front row, Koehler jumped to the outside on the start and caused Kroll to Check up into turn one, again jumbling the field in a 4 wide frenzy for the back stretch real estate. Troy Muench and David Bouche started in the third row but quickly worked their way into second and third respectfully behind Koehler, nose to tail the three drivers mirrored each other and pulled ahead of the field, but as the yellow came out for Scott Reinhardt spin in turn 2, it reset the field and Koehler began to lose the handle on the car and Muench capitalized jumping to the outside and Bouche followed. Jeremy Wiitala and Shawn Havel raced side by side for fourth with Kroll racing his way back towards the front. No matter how many times Bouche knocked on the door, Muench would not relent. Muench took the checkered flag, followed by, Bouche, Kroll, Wiitla and defending champ Greg Gretz rounding out the top 5.

The Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds were led to green By Dan Ratacjzak and Eric Arneso with a two lap side by side duel Arneson went wide and got held up in the marbles, allowing Ratacjzak to pull ahead. James Lee Tebon, fresh off of the opening night feature win was in third chasing down Arneson and then setting sights on the leader. Ratacjzak held the point past halfway and slowly Tebon worked to the inside closer each lap until 8 to go when he dove into turn one and took the lead. Arneson gathered the handle on his modified and got around Ratacjzak pulling Cory Cochart into the top three where they finished. Ratacjzak held onto fourth and Todd Dart finished
fifth.

The Lavine’s Ice Hobby stocks concluded the racing program with Brittany King starting on the pole and jumping out to the early lead for the first few circuits until her car started overheating under the first yellow of the main event for Naomi Weidner. King went to the pits for repairs and rejoined the field at the tail end on the restart. Phil Faustini Inherited the lead during the pitstop sequence, and led the field to green again with Scott Boulanger and Tom Brumlic chasing the leader. Brumlic went by to take the lead the hard way, passing on the cushion in turn 4 after 3 laps of side by side dueling for the top spot. Boulanger chased after Brumlic in the middle portion of the main event getting to lapped traffic with 10 to go, Boulanger pinned the leader in lapped traffic and set his sights on his first career victory, exclaiming in the BullPen Victory Lane “It’s about time we got one, I knew I didn’t want to finish second here again.” Boulanger was followed to the stripe by Brumlic, Travis Hacket, Sawyer Haese and Faustini.

Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway resumes racing again next Friday night June 16th with the Jim Olson Motors/Bob Brown Memorial. Gates open at 4:30pm, racing follows at 6:00pm. For full race finishes, point standings and more information visit www.racethunderhill.com.

$1 Coors Light on Palmer Johnson Night at Thunderhill June 9

June 9th, 2012

Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway is set to kick off night #2 on Saturday June 9, brought to you by Palmer Johnson Yachts. The night will feature $1 Coors Light! Looks to be some warm weather this weekend and theirs nothing better than a cold beer on a hot night. The track has also upgraded its food menu, so be sure to check out the yummy additions. Opening night saw Algoma’s James Lee Tebon take home top honors in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds. Tebon who has several feature wins switched from a Victory Chassis to a Slick Chassis for the 2012 season. 2009 Champion Gretz of Kewaunee put on a dominating performance in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars. Gretz drives a Ford powered machine with a chassis that him and his younger brother Kraig built.

They say old race cars never die, they just go faster and Sturgeon Bay‘s “The Kid” Randy LeMieux Jr. proved that taking home the feature win driving for Darrel Massart in the Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mods. The chassis originally started as a Pro Chassis in the early 2000’s and was raced as an IMCA Mod by Mike Mashl. Massart then bought and raced the car several years taking home many wins. It was then sold and purchased by Keith Kickbush who ran it for 2 seasons as a Sport Mod. Massart then bought the car back and with LeMieux behind the wheel picked up the teams first win on opening night. This is why the car number is “218” 2 which is notorious with the Massart Family and the 18 which is LeMieux’s car number. Algoma’s Travis Hackett took home the main event in the Livine’s Ice IMCA Hobby Stocks. Hackett is in his third year in the division was a title contender all the way to the final point night in 2011. Hackett wheels a FAST Chassis which is built by former Street Stock Champion & current IMCA Stock Car Driver Dave Bouche. Bouche has built several winning Championship cars for such drivers as Craig Paque and Keith Kickbush. Maplewood’s Dennis Weidner made a memorable win in the Lackie Rentals & Remodeling Street Stocks. Dennis who suffered a mechanical failure in the heat race borrowed his daughter Naomi’s IMCA Hobby Stock to run the Street Stock feature. When the dust settled Weidner held on for the win in an under powered car and is the point leader for the first time in his career.

Clintonville’s Calvin Stueck scored a clean sweep in the Feisty Fours. Stueck is the defending Champion at Thunderhill and he has 4 feature wins and is sitting second in points at Seymour Super Speedway, making him one of the top dogs in the Four Cylinders.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Tebon & Gretz Get Out the Broom, Sweeping Action at Thunderhill

June 5th, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) James Lee Tebon fought off a late race charge from Todd Dart to pick up the win in the IMCA Modifieds at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (IMCA Stock Car), Randy LeMieux Jr.
(IMCA Sport Mod), Travis Hackett (IMCA Hobby Stock), Dennis Weidner (Street Stock) and Calvin Stueck (Four-Cylinders) James Tebon jumped to an early lead in the IMCA Modified main, leaving the battle for the runner up spot to Eric Arneson, Todd Dart and Cory Cochart. With a handful of laps to go a caution for a driveshaft that came out of Eugene Gregorich’s machine bunched the field. Dart used this to his advantage securing the second spot, setting his sights on Tebon for the lead, but again Tebon drove away from the field and picked up the win. Tebon scored a clean sweep after winning his heat race earlier in the night. Dart placed second, Billy LeMieux made a late race charge coming home third, Cory Cochart and rookie Eric Arneson rounded out the top five. With the win Tebon earned the Massart’s Auto Body lucky dog award worth $75.
Tebon also took home top pay in the Modified shoot-out which paid $250 to win in addition to his feature pay, making it three checkered flags for the Algoma driver. Former champion Greg Gretz flexed his muscle scoring a clean sweep in the IMCA Stock Cars.

Shawn Havel jumped to the point as Greg Gretz gave chase. The due raced door to door for the top spot, Havel’s Chevy powered racer riding the cushion with Gretz’s Ford powered machine working the low groove. The duo raced away from the pack settling the battle between themselves. Charlie Kroll worked his way into the top four but mechanical issues sent his car pit side ending his night. Gretz snuck by Havel midway through the contest never looking back picking up the win. Havel had to settle for second, a wild three car battle ended with Jeremy Wiitala taking home third, Dave Bouche fourth by inches over Troy Muench. Like Tebon, Gretz won the Stock Car shoot-out netting him an extra $250 and a picture with his son in the Budweiser, Bull Pen Bar & Grill victory lane. “The Kid” Randy LeMieux Jr. led every lap winning the IMCA Sport Mod feature. On a very fast racing surface LeMieux jumped to an early lead. Steve Georgenson gave chase and began to reel in LeMieux midway through the feature. Georgenson worked to LeMieux’s back bumper as they powered through lap traffic but he couldn’t make the pass and LeMieux took home the win in the caution free event, Georgenson second, Jarred VanLaanen a solid third, Chris Budzban and Bernie Reinhardt rounded out the top five.

Travis Hackett came out victories in the IMCA Hobby Stocks also scoring a clean sweep. Derek Moede set the pace early in the Hobby Stocks. Hackett ran in Moede’s tire tracks for half the race, running nose to tail. Hackett moved up a groove up and began to run the cushion pulling to the outside of Moede several times. The duo checked out from the rest of the field, with 3 laps to go Hackett worked past Moede for the lead. Moede got sideways on the front stretch allowing Hackett the breathing room he needed to cruise home and take the trophy. Moede second, defending state champion Tom Brumlic used a late race pass to place third, CJ Weckler fourth and former Street Stock champion Phil Faustini fifth.

Dennis Weidner used a back up car in winning a wild Street Stock feature. And Paluch and Marvin Denny started on the front row and when the green dropped the pair made heavy contact which ended the night for Paluch, Jason Barfell, Josh Massart in the Geno Sternard machine. Dennis Weidner who had blown his engine during the heat race, borrowed his daughters IMCA Hobby Stock to race the feature. His plan was just to make a few laps to get his points, but after the caution he found himself leading the feature. As the race restarted Denny dogged Weidner the entire way but was never
able to make the pass as Weidner picked up a very popular win. Defending Four Cylinder champion Calvin Stueck continued his winning ways leading every lap and taking home the win in the Feisty Fours.

Special thanks to all the sponsors who supported the Nathan Bouche Memorial; Dave Hatch Racing, WDOR, Dorsch Ford, Tri County Heating, North Bay Construction, Packerland Whey, Metals America, Engine Rebuilding Service, Wisconsin Custom
Machine, 141 Speedway, Luxemburg Speedway, Van Drisse Racing Parts, Hackett Racing, Denil Auto & Trucking, Seiler Tire, Mike Weitor Racing, Kroll Racing Fabrication and Malfroid Racing.

Racing continues onto night #2 next Saturday, June 9. The night will be brought to you by Palmer Johnson Yachts and be $1 Coors beer. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Extra Pay for Nathan Bouche Memorial at Thunderhill May 26th

May 25th, 2012

WDOR 93.9 FM & 910 AM will kick off the 20th season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Opening night at the 1/3rd mile clay oval will kick off this Saturday May 26 at 6pm.

The night will pay tribute to Nathan Bouche, son of veteran racer Tony Bouche. Nathan passed away in a farm accident a little more than 7 years ago. Nathan would have been racing the year after he passed away & trading paint with his dad in the IMCA Stock Cars with the #27 car. A tribute car was put together a few years back, painted black with the #27. Tony will piloting Nathan’s car again come Saturday. We hope everyone can make it out for this special night in honoring a Son, a Brother and a Friend.

Extra cash has been added to throughout the pay line in all divisions. On top of that extra pay has been added to the winners in all classes. IMCA Mods $500 to win, IMCA Stock Cars $400, IMCA Sport Mods $350, IMCA Hobby Stocks & Street Stocks $250, Feisty Fours $100. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday
night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook
and Twitter.

Thunderhil Raceway Open Practice Tuesday May 22nd at 6pm

May 20th, 2012

Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway will hold an open practice / test and tune Tuesday, May 22 at 6PM till ?? Practice is open to any division. $15 for driver and $10 for crew entering the pits. Stands will be free and open to the public. Rodger says the track is looking great and is race ready.

Opening night is May 26, rest of the racing schedule is being finalized and will be sent out shortly.

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Thunderhill Raceway Drivers Meeting on Wednesday May 9th

May 6th, 2012

Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway will hold a drivers meeting on Wednesday, May 9. Meeting will take place at The Draft Haus Sports Bar at 7:00pm. The Draft Haus is located at 901 Egg Harbor Rd. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54125 Pit spots and memberships will be available for purchase. All memberships paid for at the meeting will only be $20, after May 9 they will be $25. Memberships are NOT mandatory…none members will pay $25 per pit pass, with members paying $20 per pit pass.

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Thunderhill Raceway Sets May 26th As Opening Night for 2012

May 3rd, 2012

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway readies for its 20th season with the opener scheduled for Saturday night, May 26. All 6 divisions will be in action. Street Stocks and Feisty Fours will return with the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks running under the IMCA sanctioning.

There will be a drivers meeting held to get pit spots taken care of as well as track rules and what else is in store for the track for 2012. Another press release will be sent out in the coming days for the date of the meeting.

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Lautenbach, Degrave, Weckler, Thornton and Liegeois Take Checkers at John Miles Park

October 15th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Brad Lautenbach continued his winning ways capturing the Sport Mod main event at John Miles Park in Sturgeon Bay. Other feature winners were Dave DeGrave (Stock Car), Aaron Thornton (Street Stock), CJ Weckler (Hobby
Stock)and Ralph Liegeois Jr. (Four-Cylinders). The track saw a total of 52 cars take the green flag for the Wednesday night show.

Scott Boyea took advantage of his front row starting spot pulling out to an early lead in the Sport Mod feature. A caution plagued event kept the field bunched. Erik Mahlik made his presence felt as he worked to the inside of Boyea for the lead. The
duo would make contact as another caution flew sending Boyea to pit lane with a flat tire. Mahlik inherited the lead but his reign up front didn’t last long as Brad Lautenbach worked from row 5 to take the lead in only 5 laps. Lautenbach would lead the rest of the way out lasting Troy Jerovetz, taking home another feature win. Jerovetz placed a solid second followed by Randy LeMieux Jr., Mahlik and Kurt Moeller.

Dave “The Hammer” DeGrave scored a clean winning his heat and feature in Stock Cars.

DeGrave snatched the lead away from Mike Weitor on the opening lap and built up a half a track advantage. Driving his Uncle Tony’s racer, Dave Bouche and Weitor battled hard for second with Bouche winning that battle. A caution on lap 9 bunched the field. This time DeGrave wouldn’t pull away from the field as the race restarted with Bouche pulling tight to DeGrave’s rear bumper. Bouche looked to the inside of DeGrave several times but never was able get along side the leader as DeGrave lead
every lap en route to taking the checkers. Bouche settle for second, third for Weitor, Tim Jandrin fourth and Jeremy Anschutz rallied after an early spin to place fifth.

Aaron “The Hammer” Thornton dominated the Street Stock feature leading every lap en route to victory.

Tony Everard and Thornton drew the front row with Thornton quickly pulling away from the field leaving the battle for second. Everard, Geno Sternard, John Sternard, Bob Czarapata and Jerry Winkler waged a physical battle for the runner up position. By
the midway point Thornton began to put the tail end of the field a lap down, a wreck on the front stretch sent Geno and Matt Van Pay behind the wall with extensive damage to their machines, which resulted in a caution. On the restart John ternardand Winkler had their best chance to challenge Thornton for the top spot, but the veteran once again set a vigorous pace and pulled away. Winkler suffered a flat tire battling for second, ending his mount with only 5 laps remaining. Thornton went
unchallenged the rest of the way picking up the win. John Sternard in his first race of the season placed a solid second followed by Czarapata, Jon Ashcraft and Everard limped home to a fifth place finish after blowing up his engine on the last lap.

As soon as the Street Stock feature ended Thornton for went his victory lap and photo. Instead he quickly drove to the pits as Troy Muench borrowed Thornton’s car to race the Stock Car feature, Muench’s machine suffered a mechanical failure during his heat race and was unable to get it fixed in time. Muench passed a few cars before leading to the pits with more mechanical issues.

CJ Weckler lead every lap winning his first ever Hobby Stock Feature.

A wild first lap ended with Maynard Hegnet hard into the front stretch wall, ending his night. CJ Weckler snuck past the crash and took the lead on the first lap. As the race progressed Tom Brumlic, Brandon Peterson and Dave Schmidt closed in on Weckler. Brumlic became victim to a mechanical failure which ended his bid for the win. Peterson hounded Weckler the entire race but was never able to make the pass. Weckler picked up the win and celebrated his first career feature by taking a polish
victory lap. Peterson and Schmidt placed a close second and third, with Travis Lumaye fourth and Kim Denil rounded out the top 5.

Ralph “The Legion of Doom” Liegeois Jr. took top honors in the four cylinders.

Brian Johnson jumped to the lead from his front row starting spot. Calvin Stueck and Liegeois squared off with a physical battle for second, with Liegeois taking the runner up position at the midway point. Johnson looked to have the win in the bag
when his machine began to slowing out of turn 2. Liegeois then made quick work of the ailing Johnson and went on to pick up the win. Stueck also snuck by placing second, Johnson manage to maintain third with Michael Verheyden and Kasey Gross
rounding out the top 5.

The Denil’s would like to send a big thank you to the drivers, crews, fans and track workers for all their help and support, as well as all the sponsors who helped put on the Fall Special; Denil Auto & Trucking, Metals America, 141 Speedway, Reinhardt Construction, Kurtz Corral, Napa of Sturgeon Bay, Witt Peninsula Ford, Custom Seal Coating, May’s Sports Center, That Guy Sign and Design, Little Hoppers, The Draft Haus, Greystone Castle, Bley’s Bar, Rouer Plastering & Drywall, Livewire Services, Institute Saloon, McDonalds of Sturgeon Bay, FTM Construction, John Henry’s at Stonehenge, Spude Construction and Van Pay’s Lawn Care.

2011 Champions Crowned at Thunderhill Raceway

September 5th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – 103 cars packed the pits as “Hot Rod” Todd Polster outlasted “Chargin” Charlie Kroll to take home his first feature of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Dan Ratajczak (IMCA Modified), Brad Lautenbach (IMCA Sport Mod), Dave Schmidt (IMCA Hobby Stock), Les Sternard (Street Stock) and Charlie Gross (Four-Cylinders).
 
Rookie Luke Lemmens and Todd Polster battled for lead early in the Stock Car main event, with Polster powering past Lemmens on lap 3. The top 3 in points would suffer a rough night as Dave Bouche and Greg Gretz ended up in the pits before the night
was over and point leader Troy Muench made contact with the turn 1 wall and had a lengthy stop on pit lane, but stayed on the lead lap.
 
Midway way through the contest Charlie Kroll and Shawn Havel would make their presence felt challenging Polster for the lead. Feeling pressure Polster began to hug the tires which left the top side open and Kroll came motoring by and taking the lead with 8 laps remaining. Polster moved back to the high groove and closed back in on Kroll with Havel in toe. A bobble by Kroll out of turn 4 allowed Polster to retake the lead with 5 laps to go. Havel and Kroll hounded Polster the rest of the way but couldn’t get by as Polster picked up his first win of the season also scoring a clean sweep followed by Havel, Kroll, Jeremy Wiitala and Troy Muench.
 
Troy Muench was crowned the 2011 IMCA Stock Car champion. Muench is only the second driver to win a title in the Street Stocks and Stock Cars the other is Mike Pierrard.
 
“The Frog Station Flash” Dan Ratajczak took the lead early and dominated the IMCA Modified feature.
 
Rookie Cory Cochart and Chris Derenne would lock horns while battling for the lead in the Modifieds bringing out the first caution. Derenne and Cochart would be done for the night, that handed the lead to Evan Madden. Madden would quickly come under attack as Dan Ratajczak powered to the outside taking the lead on lap 3. Ratajczak began to check out leaving the battle for second between Madden and Billy LeMieux.
 
LeMieux made contact with Madden which sent LeMieux spinning out of turn 4. As LeMieux tried to save the car point leader Jay Matthias had no where to go making heavy contact with LeMieux‘s machine. This sent LeMieux to the pits and Matthias
down pit lane with a broken steering box and his night would be over. Ratajczak again pulled away on the restart. Todd Dart would make a late race charge to second but it was all Ratajczak who went on to pick of his third feature of the season by almost a straightaway. Dart second, Eric Mahlik with a Sport Mod took an impressive third, Madden fourth and James Lee Tebon rounded out the top five.
 
“Big Money” Jay Matthias had just enough of a point cushion over “Felix” Todd Dart to take his second consecutive IMCA Modified title. Matthias becomes only the third driver in the Modifieds to take back to back championships, the other two are Dart and Eugene Gregorich.
 
Brad Lautenbach worked past Todd Weise to take home his fifth feature win of the year in the IMCA Sport Mods.
 
Keith Peterson and Todd Weise set the early paces in the Sport Mod feature before Peterson’s racer would slow with a suspension failure bringing out the caution which sent point contender Tyler Hackett to the pits. Todd Weise would have Tom Stark battling on the low groove and Weise worked the high side. As Weise and Stark battled for the lead, point leader Brad Lautenbach marched through the field and with 3 laps to go taking the lead away from Weise and went on to win the feature and score a clean sweep. Stark would sneak by for second, Weise third, Mike Joski fourth from row 6 and Ryan LeMieux fifth from row 7.
 
With the win Brad Lautenbach picked up the IMCA Sport Mod crown. Not only did he take the Thunderhill title, he also took home championships at Luxemburg Speedway, Seymour Super Speedway as well as the IMCA Sport Mod Wisconsin State title. There’s been five different champions in the five years of the Sport Mods at Thunderhill.
 
Dave Schmidt lead every lap on his way to his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.
 
Dave Schmidt would jump from row two and set a blistering pace as he pulled away from the rest of his competitors. 2011 Luxemburg Speedway champion Marcus Moede would give chase quickly moving into second. Tom Brumlic made a late race charging moving into third with 5 laps to go. Schmidt would dominate the event winning by over a half a lap. Moede would hold off Brumlic for second, fourth to CJ Weckler and fifth to Travis Hackett.
 
Brandon Peterson would drive a safe race finishing inside the top 10 and securing his first ever track championship in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.
 
Tom Brumlic took home the IMCA Hobby Stock Wisconsin State crown.
 
The “Black Stallion” Les Sternard powered by Kipp Burlo with 5 laps remaining to win the Street Stock feature.
 
Kipp Burlo would set the early paces of the Street Stock feature before last weeks winner Aaron “The Hammer” Thornton worked by down low taking the lead on lap 4. Thornton’s reign up front wouldn’t last long as his engine would expire 3 laps later. Burlo would inherit the lead but was quickly challenged by 67 year old Les Sternard. Sternard led the final 5 circuits to take home his second feature of the season in the caution free event followed by Burlo, George Paul, Tony Everard and Nick Everard rounded out the top five.
 
Tony Everard and Geno Sternard came into the night tied for the lead in the Street Stocks. Everard came out on top finishing two spots ahead of Sternard. This is Everard’s first Street Stock title. Everard becomes the first person at Thunderhill to hold titles in the Feisty Fours and Street Stocks.
 
Charlie Gross battled his son Kasey to the checkers taking home his second feature win of the season in the Feisty Fours.
 
Calvin Stueck took home his first ever track title taking home top honors in the Feisty Fours.
 
Thunderhill Raceway would like to thank everyone for their support all season, we wish everyone a quick off season and look forward to seeing you all in 2012.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Halloween Themed Championship Night at Thunderhill Raceway Plus Extra Cash Sept. 3

September 1st, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Thunderhill Raceway prepares for the final point night of 2011 on September 3. Champions will be crowned in all 6 divisions. The night will also feature a Halloween theme where fans, drivers and track workers are invited to dress up in costumes. Drivers and crew are encourage to decorate their trailer in the Halloween theme for the children.
 
Floors by Josh will be sponsoring the final night of racing and has thrown extra cash on the line with $200 for the winner in IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Sport Mods and an extra $100 to the IMCA Modified winner. The Feisty Fours will hold a backwards race after the champions are crowned that pays $75.
 
The Algoma Motors trip to Las Vegas will be given away on the final night as well. Fans are still eligible to enter at the concession stand as they will be taking four more names and putting them into the drawing for the trip.
 
Defending IMCA Modified champion Jay Matthias of De Pere holds a 10 point edge over Algoma’s Todd Dart.
 
Union’s Troy Muench just needs to qualify for the feature to be crowned champion in the IMCA Stock Cars as he holds a 25 point lead over last years champion Greg Gretz of Kewaunee.
 
Fresh off his first track title at Seymour Speedway, New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach holds a 3 point lead over defending champion Eric Arneson of Oconto Falls.
 
Sturgeon Bay’s Brandon Peterson is eyeing his first ever track title in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Peterson was last years runner up in the standing. Depending on car count Peterson may only have start the feature to take home the title as he holds a double digit over Denmark’s Tom Brumlic.
 
The Street Stock point battle will come down to the final lap as Sturgeon Bay’s Geno Sternard is tied a top the standings with Green Bay’s Tony Everard. Sternard is the defending champion while Everard is a former champion in the Feisty Fours.
 
Clintonville’s Calvin Stueck looks to take home his first career championship as he leads in the Feisty Fours.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Dave “The BullDozer” Bouche Takes IMCA Stock Car Main

August 30th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Fresh off a feature win in the Street Stocks last week, Dave Bouche would muscle his way inside Bret Koehler with 4 laps remaining to take home his first IMCA Stock Car feature of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Brad Lautenbach passed Rod Solem and held off Eric Arneson on his way to winning the “King of The Hill” Sport Mod Tournament. Other feature winners were Eugene Gregorich Sr. (IMCA Modified), Eric Arneson (IMCA Sport Mod), Marcus Moede (IMCA Hobby Stock), Aaron Thornton (Street Stock), and Calvin Stueck (Four-Cylinders)
 
John Anschutz and Bret Koehler would do battle in the early goings of the Stock Car main event. Koehler would edge Anschutz and take the top spot. Dave Bouche would power to second by lap three and run down Koehler. Both drivers would be running the low groove, as Bouche waited for an opening point leader Troy Muench and defending Champion Greg Gretz would join the battle. The top four would run nose to tail down low.
 
With 5 laps remaining Gretz would be the first to try the top side and he would pull along side and pressure Bouche for the second spot. Koehler would leave just enough opening coming into turn 3 and Bouche would tuck in battling to the inside. Koehler and Bouche would lock horns with smoke and sparks coming off their racecars, when the dust settled Bouche would take the lead. A caution with 2 laps remaining would set up a dash to the checkers. Muench and Gretz would be right on Bouche’s bumper on the restart but Bouche would pull away and pick up the win, his 20th career at Thunderhill. Gretz would have to settle for second, followed by Muench, last weeks winner Charlie Kroll and Todd Polster rounding out the top five.
 
Muench holds a 25 point lead over Gretz going into the final night.
 
“The Professor” Eugene Gregorich Sr. would lead every lap winning his 2nd feature of
the season in the IMCA Modifieds.
 
Eugene Gregorich would work the top groove around Chris Derenne in the opening laps
of he Modified feature. Gregorich would pull out to a sizable lead as James Tebon quickly worked to second. Tebon would try the low and high groove trying to chase down Gregorich but it wouldn’t be enough as Gregorich cruised to victory in the caution free event. Tebon took home second, third for point leader Jay Matthias, with Todd Dart fourth and Jeremy Jacobs fifth.
 
Gregorich captured his 41st Thunderhill feature in a car that was built in 2002. The Modified originally built as a Harris Chassis for Brian Mullen, which Gregorich cut apart and basically made a Franken Stein machine with his own rear suspension design
which Gregorich has affectionately named “2010 Hairy Fat Boy” Chassis.
 
By virtue of his third place finish Matthias holds a 10 point edge over Dart heading into the last point night.
 
Eric “Chummy” Arneson would take the lead away from Jeff Lautenbach midway through the IMCA Sport Mod feature and pick up his 6th checker of the season.
 
Jeff Lautenbach would do battle with Tom Stark early in the Sport Mod feature. Jeff would have the lead running the low groove as Stark challenged to the outside. While heading into turn 3 Stark and Jeff Lautenbach made contact sending Stark sliding through grass. Stark would stay in the gas and come back on track in the fifth spot. A few laps later Stark’s engine would expire in a plume of smoke and his night would be over.
 
Defending Champion Eric Arneson wasted no time chasing down the leader driving around Jeff at the midway point. Arneson would go uncontested picking up the victory. Tyler Hackett would take a solid second, Rod Solem in his first visit of the season would place third, point leader Brad Lautenbach took home fourth with Jeff Lautenbach holding onto fifth.
 
Brad Lautenbach will go into the final point night with a 4 point edge over Arneson.
 
Marcus Moede would his use his backup car and claim his second feature of the season in the IMCA Stocks.
 
The Hobby Stocks saw Kim Denil, Dave Schmidt and Marcus Moede exchange the lead, with Moede taking charge on lap 4. Schmidt would find the top groove and began to chase Moede down. With 2 laps remaining Schmidt would pull even with Moede but Schmidt would get to high out of turn 2 and tag the backstretch wall. Moede would take the win, Schmidt would soldier on to second, CJ Weckler third, Travis Hackett and point leader Brandon Peterson rounded out the top five. As Moede pulled into victory lane his radiator hose blew, had the race been a lap longer he wouldn’t have finished.
 
Second place point contender Tom Brumlic would encounter trouble allowing Peterson to extend his lead to double digits.
 
The 300th Street Stock feature goes to Aaron “The Hammer” Thornton as he would nail down his second feature of the season.
 
Drama would start early the Street Stocks as point leader Geno Sternard would suffer transmission trouble in his heat race that would send him scattering to find a different car for the feature. Andy Paluch who was in his third night of the season gave up his front row starting spot and loaned his racer to Sternard who would then start dead last on the grid.
 
Fresh off another heat race win Kipp Burlo pulled away to a huge lead early in the Street Stock feature. 2004 Street Stock Champion Aaron Thornton would make his first appearance in nearly 2 months and wage battle with Jimmy Anderson and Rick Sternard. With 5 laps remaining Thornton would take the second spot and quickly close in on Burlo. With 2 laps remaining Thornton would make the pass for the lead passing Burlo down low, a lap later Burlo’s machine would slow and head into the pits ending his night. Thornton would take home the win, followed by Les Sternard, Anderson, Nick Everard and Rick Sternard.
 
Geno Sternard would finish two spots behind Tony Everard leaving those two drivers tied for the point lead with one night to go.
 
Matt Borths would battle Kasey Gross early in the Feisty Four main. Gross would work to the inside taking the lead just before the midway point. While leading Gross would clip an infield tire sending his machine rolling on its roof. Gross would emerge uninjured but his night would be over. Once the race was restarted point leader Calvin Stueck would work to the outside of Matt Borths with two laps remaining and capture his 6th feature of the season.
 
Floors by Josh will host Championship night on Saturday, September 3. Their will be a Trick or Treat them for the kids. Champions will be crowned in all 6 classes. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Thunderhill Sport Mod King of the Hill and 300th Street Stock Feature Sat. August 27th

August 26th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – IMCA Sport Mod appreciation night will kick off on Saturday August 27 at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. The Sport Mods take their turn racing for extra cash in the “King of The Hill” race.
 
$500 will be spread out to the top 5 finishers in the King of the Hill race, with the winner taking home $300. There is NO extra fee at the back gate for the Sport Mod King of The Hill. How it works…the top 10 finishers in the feature will automatically be in, then we will take 2 provisional’s (the highest drivers in points who didn’t make it in the top 10).
 
Drivers will redraw for the 12 starting spots. The race will take place at the end of the night and will be a total of 20 laps with a competition caution coming just after lap 10. Drivers will have a 10-15 minute break on pit lane to make adjustments. They will then line back up the way they finished on lap 10 and race to the checker. 1st pays $300, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$50, 4th-$30, 5th-$20 This payout is in addition to full feature pay. If a driver is able to win both they would be walking away with a good chunk of change.
 
The night will also feature the running of the 300th Street Stock feature. The nightly event will be brought to by Tisler Salvage. Tisler has been in business since 1966 and offers parts for all makes and models of vehicles. Their website features an online parts inventory search, for more info please visit www.tislersalvage.com
 
For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Point Battles Tighten With Only 2 Nights Remaining at Thunderhill

August 25th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – As the 2011 season draws to a close, pressure is at an all time high for teams challenging for titles at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. With only 2 point nights left teams will be burning the midnight oil checking every nut and bolt to make sure their race cars are ready for the final push as we get set to crown champions in all 6 divisions.

In the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds, Jay Matthias sits atop the standings holding a 9 point edge over Todd Dart. Dart is a former Champion and holds 6 Mod titles. Matthias captured his first career title last season and is looking to repeat. Since the track reopened in 1993 Todd Dart and Eugene Gregorich are the only drivers to have ever went back to back in the Modifieds. Third in points sits 2004 Champion, Jeremy Jacobs who is 16 markers back. Dan Ratajczak and James Lee Tebon sit tied for
the 3rd spot 23 points behind Matthias.

Dart leads the division with 3 feature wins, Ratajczak and Jacobs have 2, Matthias and Tebon each have 1 win.

Troy Muench holds the biggest lead of all the divisions, holding a 26 point edge over defending Champion Greg Gretz in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars. Last years Rookie of The Year Jeremy Wiitala sits 3rd 34 points back. Dave Bouche sat 2nd in
the standings for most of the season before mechanical failures have dropped him to 4th 36 points back. Muench holds a title in the Street Stocks which came in 2003 and last year Muench took home the Stock Car title at Luxemburg Speedway. Wiitala holds titles in the Bombers (2001)and Street Stocks (2009). Bouche was the 1996 Street Stock Champion.

Muench also holds the most feature wins in any class taking the checkers 6 times, Gretz has 3 and Wiitala has 1.

The tightest points battle comes in the Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mods where Brad Lautenbach holds a 6 point edge over defending Champion Eric Arneson. Tyler Hackett sits 3rd just 11 markers back of the leader. Lautenbach is eyeing his first ever
career title and also holds the lead in the IMCA Wisconsin State points and currently sits 6th in the IMCA National points. Arneson is a former Luxemburg Speedway and IMCA Wisconsin State Champion.

Arneson leads the division with 5 feature wins, Lautenbach has 4 and Hackett has 2.

A first time Champion will be crowned in the Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks. With Luke Lemmens heading to the IMCA Stock Cars it left the door wide open for another driver to take home their first crown. Brandon Peterson who was the runner up last season, holds a slim 7 point lead over veteran racer Tom Brumlic. C.J. Weckler has been a model of consistency and sits 3rd
in the standings 11 points back. Brumlic is currently leading the IMCA Wisconsin State points.

Fresh off a feature win Brumlic leads the class in wins with 4, Peterson has 3. Peterson has the most points of all the 6 divisions and has averaged a 3rd place finish.

Defending Champion Geno Sternard leads the standing in the Lackie Rentals and Remodeling Street Stocks. Geno suffered a suspension failure Saturday night on the last lap and allowed Tony Everard to tighten the points battle. Everard now only
sits 2 points back. Each driver has led the standings this season and looks as though the title will come down to the final lap of the season. Everard is in his second year of the Street Stocks after taking home 3 consecutive titles in the Feisty Four-Cylinders (05‘, 06’ 07’). Les Sternard has held his share of the point lead for much of the season but mechanical issues have pushed him back to 3rd 30 points out. Les came out of retirement at the tender age of 65 years young and raced sparingly the last couple years before running a full season in 2011, he is also the only driver to take points this season that has raced at the old Door County Speedway back in the 70’s.

Geno leads the class with 5 feature wins, Les has 1 win. Though Everard has no feature wins he has averaged a top 5 finish every week.

Calvin Stueck is eyeing his first career Championship in the Denil Auto & Trucking Feisty Four-Cylinders. Stueck currently holds a 9 point edge over Casey Gross and an 15 point edge over last years Rookie of The Year, Joey Scoon. Gross has 2 titles to his credit at Tomahawk Speedway (09’ &10’).

Stueck leads the class with 5 feature wins, Scoon has 2 and Gross picked up his first win of the season last Saturday.

For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Kroll, Kilgore, Lautenbach, Brumlic and Boche Victorious at the Hill

August 22nd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – “Chargin” Charlie Kroll would work past Todd Polster with 5 laps remaining to pick up his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Shawn Kilgore (IMCA Modified), Brad Lautenbach (IMCA Sport Mod), Tom Brumlic (IMCA Hobby Stock), Dave Bouche (Street Stock) and Kasey Gross (Four-Cylinders)
 
Tony Bouche would lead the first 3 circuits before Todd Polster would work to the
top side taking the lead away. Last years Stock Car Champions Charlie Kroll and Greg
Gretz would quickly give chase moving to the back bumper of Polster. Gretz would be
the first to take a shot at the leader, Gretz’s Ford powered machine would work the low groove racing under the leader. Polster would have a little more momentum and hang on to the top spot.
 
Gretz would lose ground and quickly jumped back to the high side, this allowed Kroll to sneak by for second. Kroll then went to work keeping constant pressure on Polster. The duo raced door to door for the lead, with 5 laps remaining Polster would slide high out of turn 4 and make contact with the front stretch wall allowing Kroll to take command of the race as he would go on to take home the win, Gretz would sneak by for second followed by Polster, Point leader Troy Muench and Shawn Havel.
 
Shawn Kilgore would take the lead on lap 2 and cruise to his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Modifieds.
 
Billy LeMieux and Shawn Kilgore would wage battle in the opening laps of the Modified main with Kilgore taking the lead on lap 2. Dan Ratajczak and LeMieux would tangle while battling for second, sending LeMieux’s racer sliding into the front stretch wall. LeMieux would emerge unhurt and would express his displeasure to Ratajczak. Once racing resumed Kilgore would run the cushion to perfection taking home the win over a hard charging James Lee Tebon, Todd Dart would place third, point leader Jay Matthias and Jeremy Jacobs rounded out the top 5.
 
Point leader Brad Lautenbach power his way from 12th to the lead in 13 laps picking up the win in the IMCA Sport Mods.
 
Todd Weise jumped from his front row starting spot taking the lead early in the contest. Dennis Miesler would follow in Weise’s tire tracks as he dogged the leader. Midway through the contest Brad Lautenbach would work inside Miesler take the second spot and went to work on Weise. Lautenbach would make the pass only to see a caution fly. This would put Weise back to the lead. Once the race restarted Weise would hug the low groove trying to hold off the point leader, but it wouldn’t be enough as Weise would slide high allowing Lautenbach to take the lead for good as he would cruise to his 4th feature win of the season. Defending Champion Eric Arneson would make a late race charge placing second, Miesler took home a solid third followed by Wiese and Kelsy Hayes.
 
Wisconsin State point leader Tom Brumlic pass Dave Schmidt on lap 4 and pick up the victory in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.
Dave Schmidt would jump from row 2 to lead the opening circuits, before Tom Brumlic would charge by and take the lead on lap 4. Brumlic would run the rest of the contest unchallenged as he picked up his 4th feature on the season. Schmidt would place second, CJ Weckler, Marcus Moede and point leader Brandon Peterson would round out the top five. With the win Brumlic now sits only 7 points behind Peterson.

Stock Car driver Dave Bouche would pilot the Edward Anschutz machine to victory in the Street Stocks.
 
2nd Generation driver Connor Iverson would take command early in the Street Stock main event. Iverson would come under heavy pressure from Rick Sternard. A caution on lap 6 would bunch the field. Former Street Stock Champion Dave Bouche would use the restart to his advantage working inside Iverson for the lead, Sternard then jumped to the high side making it a 3 wide battle for the lead. The trio would make contact out of turn 2 and when the dust settle Sternard and Iverson would head to pit lane with the caution flying. Bouche would inherit the lead and never look back picking up his first win in the division since 1996. Tony Everard would make a late race charge to second followed by Les Sternard, Ford Malvitz and David Baenen would round out the top 5 after going down pit lane early in the race.
 
Point leader Geno Sternard would suffer a broken a suspension part which sent his car into the backstretch wall on the last lap. With Everard placing 2nd, Sternard’s lead is down to only 2 points with only 2 point nights remaining.
 
Kasey Gross held off point Leader Calvin Stueck to pick up his first feature of the season and scoring a clean sweep in the Feisty Four Cylinders.
 
Racing resumes next Saturday night for the Tisler Salvage Sport Mod “King of The Hill” tournament. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

After a Four Hiatus the “Powder Puff” Returns to the Hill

August 19th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – The ladies of ThunderHill Raceway will get their chance to take the 1/3rd mile clay oval. Its been four long years since the track offered a night in which is affectionately called the Powder Puff.
 
“Every year I receive many phone calls from fans who want to know, are we having a Powder Puff?” Stated track promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack; “My goal is to give the fans what they want so the Powder Puff will return.”
 
The night will be brought to you by Peil Construction and Custom Seal Coating. The night will also feature kids big wheel races at intermission.
 
This week features 20 questions with Street Stock driver Les Sternard. To see how he answered his 20 questions please visit the track website. For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook
and Twitter.

Lautenbach, Hackett and Arneson Battle For the IMCA Sport Mod Crown

August 16th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) As the 2011 points season draws to a close the battle for the Butchs Auto IMCA Sport Mod title heats up at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Three drivers are locked in a dog fight with only 3 point nights left.
 
New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach comes in your point leader eyeing his first ever crown. Algoma’s Tyler Hackett is in his second year of racing, holds down the second spot just 4 points behind Lautenbach. Defending Champion Eric Arneson of Oconto Falls comes in third, just 5 markers back. Of the 12 features run Lautenbach, Hackett and Arneson combined have taken the checker 10 times. Arneson leads the class with 5 feature wins, Lautenbach has 3 with Hackett taking 2 wins.
 
Arneson and Lautenbach have become the ones to beat at any dirt track in North Eastern Wisconsin. Arneson is currently leading points at Luxemburg Speedway and Seymour Super Speedway. The guy who is second to Arneson at those two tracks, you guessed it Brad Lautenbach.
 
Lautenbach came into the weekend holding an 11 point edge over Arneson in the IMCA Wisconsin State point battle. As the drivers get ready for Seymour tonight, Arneson has chopped into that lead and just sits a handful of points back. Both drivers have cracked the top 20 in IMCA National points with Lautenbach sitting 7th and Arneson 11th. Lautenbach also holds a feature win in Beatrice Speedway in Nebraska earlier this season.
 
Arneson is a former Luxemburg Speedway and Wisconsin State Champion . The state title is based on a combined total of points at all IMCA tracks the driver has competed at in their state. Will Arneson repeat at Thunderhill, will Lautenbach score his first ever title, or will Hackett play the role of spoiler and collect his first crown. They have three weeks to settle it and its anyone’s guess who will come out on top at Thunderhill Raceway.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

LaCrosse King of the Hill/Matthias and Muench Pad Point Lead

August 15th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Green Bay’s Benji LaCrosse led every lap enroot to victory and was crowned “2011 King of The Hill” at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. The win netted LaCrosse $1500 for his efforts, courtesy of Packerland Whey, Paul J. Georgia and Joe Hernandez. With LaCrosse winning Thursday night at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa he took home a total of $8000 in just 2 nights of racing. Feature winners were Jay Matthias (modified), Troy Buench
(stock car), Tyler Hackett (sport mod), Rick Lumaye (hobby stock), Geno Sternard (street stock) and Calvin Stuck (four-cylinders).
 
Defending IMCA Modified Champion Jay Matthias picked up his first feature win of the season.
 
Eugene Gregorich would wrestle the lead away from Tony Wedelstadt in the early goings. Gregorich pulled out to a sizeable lead leaving the battle for second. Point leader Jay Matthias would slice his way through the field and climb to the second spot. Once in the clear Matthias would begin to reel in Gregorich. A caution for Rick Johnson as his machine would make heavy contact with the front stretch wall. Johnson’s racer would suffer heavy damage and he was done for the night.
 
This would put Matthias and Todd Dart right on the leaders bumper and set up a 6 lap dash to the checker. When the green flew Dart and Matthias would swarm Gregorich with Matthias taking the lead. Brian Mullen and Benji LaCrosse would move past Dart and Gregorich but were never able to challenge the defending Champion who would pick up his first checker of the year followed by Mullen, LaCrosse, Gregorich and Dart. Matthias now holds a 10 point lead over Dart with 3 point nights remaining.
 
Troy Muench would methodically work his way through the field and pick up his fifth feature of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars.
 
Bret Koehler would jump from the pole leading the first 6 circuits before Shawn Havel would take over the top spot. Point leader Troy Muench quickly worked into the top four and battled door handle to door handle with defending Champion Greg Gretz for second. Muench would take over the runner up spot midway through the contest and set his sights on Havel.
 
With 5 laps remaining Muench would work down low passing Havel for the lead. Havel would fight back retaking the lead 2 laps later. The duo would race side by side with the white flag waving Muench would find a little more bite and move passed Havel for good and take home the victory. Havel would place a season best second, defending Champion Greg Gretz would place a solid third, followed by Jeremy Wiitala and Kyle Fredrick who started 11th.
 
Tyler Hackett picked up his second feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.
 
Keith Peterson and Jeff Lautenbach would battle for the lead early, this would allow Jarred VanLaanen to close in and take the lead on lap 5, a lap later the caution would fly. As the race resumed Tyler Hackett would make his presence felt working to high side of VanLaanen. Midway through the contest Hackett would take over the lead and begin to pull away only to have the caution flag fly.

This would set up a 5 lap dash to the checkers, on the restart defending Champion Eric Arneson would do battle for second with VanLaanen. This would allow Hackett to pull away and pick up the win. VanLaanen would brush off Arneson and take a career best second followed by Arneson, Kelsy Hayes and Steve Georgenson would started outside row 7. With the victory Hackett climbs to second in the standings just 4 points behind Brad Lautenbach with Arneson 5 back in 3rd.
 
Rick Lumaye would take the lead on lap 2 and never look back picking up his first career IMCA Hobby Stock Feature win.
 
Point leader Brandon Peterson would make a late race charge to place second, Travis Lumaye would place a season best third, fourth for IMCA State point leader Tom Brumlic and Dave Schmidt would round the top 5.
 
Defending Street Stock Champion, Geno Sternard would make a last lap pass winning his 5th feature of the season.
 
Andy Paluch and Dennis Weidner would battle for the lead early with Weidner getting the best of that battle and opening up a large lead. Point leader Geno Sternard steadily worked through traffic pulling even with Weidner with only a handful of laps remaining. The duo raced side by side all the way to the checkers where Sternard would find just enough to slide by Weidner and make yet another last lap pass for the win. Connor Iverson would place a career best third follow by Tony Everard and Paluch.
 
Point leader Calvin Stueck would survive a wild Feisty Four-Cylinder feature and pick his fifth win of the season adding to his point lead.
 
Next Saturday night will be brought to you by Peil Construction and Custom Seal Coating. The night will feature kids big wheel races and powder puff action.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

King of the Hill to $1500 To Win for This Saturday August 13th

August 11th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- The 3rd Annual “King of The Hill” IMCA Modified Tournament will take place this Saturday, August 13 at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. The winners purse has now been pushed to $1500. The night will be brought to you by Witt Peninsula Ford.
 
Due to the winners share going up the racing format for this event has received another tweak to allow more drivers with a chance at taking home the $1500 pay day. Each Modified driver racing Saturday will draw a chip, this will determine your opponent and designate if you will start high or low by even and odd numbers. At intermission we will have 2 cars on the track at a time they will race for 2 laps with the winner moving on. All the winners will be put in a race at the end of the night, those drivers will come out and draw for their spot in front of the grandstands. After the drawing they will line up and have a 12 lap shoot out to find out who will be crowned King of The Hill.
 
A short list of drivers who have verbally committed to racing Saturday night Brian Mullen, Benji LaCrosse, Art and Jared Siefert, Jamie Schmidt, Kyle Lentz, Dan Ratajczak, Todd Dart, Jay Matthias, James Tebon, Mike and Tony Wedelstadt and many more. This should be one of the best races of the season with these All-Star caliber drivers. If a driver could pull of the feature win and win the tournament they stand close to taking home $2000.
 
Special thanks to Dan, Scott and Angie from Packerland Whey the original creators of this event and to Joe Hernandez and Paul J. Georgia for helping push this event to $1500. Pit gate prices will remain the same $20 if you are a member $25 if not. The kids Big Wheel races have been postponed to August 20.
 
For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Tebon Tops The Hill

August 9th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI ) – James Tebon used a late race pass to propel him to his first IMCA Modified feature win of the year Saturday night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay. Joining Tebon in victory lane on Door County Fair night were Troy Muench in the IMCA Stock Cars, Eric Arneson in the IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Nick Everard in the Street Stocks and Travis Hackett in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Tebon’s win came at the expense of four-time champion Eugene Gregorich, who took command of the headliner at the drop of the green. He worked to a sizeable advantage over the course of the race’s first half, but lost it as caution bunched the field on the 11th lap. Gregorich maintained the point on the restart with Tebon right behind in second. Tight quarter racing for third between Chris Derenne, Jeremy Jacobs and Todd Dart eventually led to a second late caution as Derenne was sent sliding into the pack, collecting Jared Siefert and point leader Jay Matthias. Gregorich worked the high line for the final laps, opening the door on the inside for Tebon. The Algoma veteran took advantage, pulling even and squeezing through to the lead with two laps to go. Gregorich was able to hold off the charging Jacobs for second, with Dart fourth and Dan Ratajczak crossing the line fifth.

Muench took another step closer to his first Thunderhill IMCA Stock Car championship with his fourth win of the season. The final laps proved to be a duel between Muench and Thursday night’s feature winner, Jeremy Wiitala.

Bret Koehler led the first half of the feature, but on the 12th lap, he found himself under assault from two sides. With Wiitala edging past him from the inside, Muench swung to the extreme outside groove. The three-wide sequence through the corner moved Wiitala to the lead with Muench a close second. Wiitala was able to keep Muench at bay for five more lap before the eventual winner completed the winning pass on the 15th circuit.

Defending co-champ Greg Gretz made a late move to second with five laps to go, but couldn’t reel in Muench to contend for the win. Wiitala completed a successful Fair week with a third place run followed by Koehler and Charlie Kroll, who nipped Shawn Havel at the wire for fifth. Defending IMCA Northern Sport Mod champ Arneson picked up two points on division leader Brad Lautenbach with his fifth feature win of the season.

After taking the lead from Steve Georgenson on the 8th lap, Bernie Reinhardt appeared to be in position to win his first feature of the year. Reinhardt’s cause was aided by a battle for second involving Georgenson, Randy LeMieux, Jr, Tyler Hackett and Arneson. Timing was key, as Arneson finally gained the spot on the 15th lap, one lap before a final caution erased Reinhardt’s lead. Hampered by a broken spring, Reinhardt proved no match for Arneson, who shot to the lead from the inside on the restart. Hackett followed through to take the second spot, where he eventually finished. A first lap tangle had sent Lautenbach down pit lane under caution, but the point leader fought back to salvage a third place finish, with Reinhardt fourth and LeMieux fifth.

First place was the best place to be in a rugged Street Stock feature, and that’s where Everard stayed after a lap five pass of Kipp Burlo. Several incidents thinned the field, none of which hindered Everard as he stayed clear of the carnage en route to his second feature win of the season. A spirted battle for second between Sternards – Geno, Rick and Les – eventually went to Geno, the division’s defending champ and current point leader. Rick finished a career best third.

Veteran Scott Pagels returned to action and carded a solid fourth place run, just ahead of Connor Iverson who scored his first career top five finish.

C.J. Weckler used a three-wide move from the outside through three and four to take the lead on the first lap of the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Weckler led the field until the 10th lap, when Marcus Moede’s outside pass put him in control.

Moede would hold the top spot for only three circuits, as Hackett split the seams between the lead duo, slicing through to the lead with just two laps to go.

Hackett would motor away to his third win of the season, with Moede holding off division leader Brandon Peterson for second. Tom Brumlic and Eric Micolichek rounded out the top five.

Racing returns to the Raceway Saturday night, highlighted by the rescheduled Packerland Whey IMCA Modified King of the Hill competition. An additional $1,000 dollars has been added to the purse, courtesy of Prestige Yacht Coatings and Paul J. Georgia, CPA, bringing the total count for the added event up to $1,500.

Witt Peninsula Ford Lincoln will host the regular night’s events, with all six of the Raceway’s regular divisions in action.

Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side, with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com.

Witala Fends off Fredrick to Take Home $1000 Pay Day at Thunderhill

August 7th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Jeremy Wiitala fought off Kyle Fredrick and Jeremy Christians to take home his first feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Tony Wondra (MSA Sprints) and Eric Barth (Legend Cars)
 
Former IMCA National Champion “Hot” Rod Snellenberger would draw the pole for the 25 lap IMCA Stock Car feature. Fans and sponsors would ante up an extra $900 to win if Snellenberger would start last in the feature, but the current Wisconsin State point leader opted to keep front row starting spot.
 
Snellenberger would lead the opening 2 circuits before the “High-Side Hustler” Kyle Fredrick would work to the outside and take over the lead. Snellenberger would then come under attack for the second spot from former Champion “Mad” Matt Junio who was driving Casey Groessl’s racer and multi-time Champion Jeremy “Weeds“ Wiitala. Wiitala would get the best of that battle and work into the second spot. A caution on lap 5 would bunch the field.
 
On the restart the 2010 IMCA Super National’s champion Jeremy Christians would join in the chase as he worked into third right on the back bumper of Wiitala. Fredrick would continue to lead running the high groove. Wiitala began to work down low and begin to make his presence felt. On lap 13 Wiitala would sneak below Fredrick and take the lead. Fredrick would come back 2 laps later and retake the top spot. The pair would run door to door not allowing any room for Christians to get through. With 8 laps remaining Wiitala would take the lead back from Fredrick. Christians and Fredrick would keep constant pressure on Wiitala all the way to the checkers. The win would net Wiitala $1000. Fredrick would place second, Christians third, Shawn Wagner and Rod Snellenberger rounded out the top five. Tony Wondra would survive a pair of late race cautions to pick up the victory in the MSA Sprint Cars.
 
Wondra would take off from his front row starting spot and quickly sprinted away from the rest of the pack. At the mid way point Wondra would start to encounter heavy lap traffic allowing Danny Schlafer to close in. Wondra who had been running the top side for most of the race switched to the bottom in hopes of clearing lap traffic. But Schlafer continued to dog the leader. With only 2 laps remaining Schlafer would be right on the back bumper of Wondra, but the caution would fly as rookie Jeremy Schultz winged machine would come to a halt on the backstretch.
 
This would set up a green white checker finish. The field would reset and the green would fly, Wondra would waste no time going right back down low tight to the infield tire. Earl Possi would quickly power into the second spot but it wouldn’t be enough as Wondra picked up the win, Possi would place second, Tim Haddy third, fourth for Danny Schlafer with Lance Fassbender taking fifth.
 
Eric Barth would pass Ethan Ross on lap 5 and cruise to the feature win in the Midwest Legend Cars.
 
Mike Mueller would make a late race charge placing second, Ross would hold on for third, D.J. Rose and Greg Hartlaub would round out the top five.
 
Extra money on the line this Saturday August 6. The Fiesty Fours have off. IMCA Modifieds $800 to win, 2nd $500, 3rd $400, 4th $300 and $100 to start, IMCA Stock Cars $600 to win, 2nd $350, 3rd $225, 4th 200 and $100 to start, IMCA Sport Mods $400 to win, 2nd $200, 3rd $150, 4th $130 and $40 to start, IMCA Hobby Stocks $300 to win $40 to start, Street Stocks $300 to win $40 to start
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

King of the Hill Modified Tournament Rescheduled for August 13th

August 3rd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Due to the cancellation Saturday night because of rain, Thunderhill Raceway has rescheduled the Packerland Whey “King of The Hill” IMCA Modified tournament for Saturday August 13.

Every IMCA Modified driver that enters the gate Saturday August 13 will automatically be entered into the “King of The Hill” tournament.

Right now the tournament is scheduled to take place at intermission, two drivers on the track at a time racing for 2 laps with the winner moving to the next round until a winner is crowned. The winner will take home a guaranteed $500, Woody is hard at
work trying to find additional funding to raise the winners share. If you would wish to add funding to the tournament please contact Woody at 920-743-7052

The night will be brought to you by Sturgeon Bay’s Witt Peninsula Ford.

For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

$1000 to Win! $100 to Start IMCA Stock Car Feature, MW Legend and MSA Sprint Cars at Thunderhill 8/4

July 29th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) The Door County Fair will feature a Thursday night show at Thunderhill Raceway on August 4. This will be the first of two fair specials taking place that week.
 
The IMCA Stock Cars will be racing for $1000 to win, 2nd $500, 3rd $375, 4th $200 and will pay $100 to start with a guaranteed purse. The night will feature a draw redraw format and will be IMCA sanctioned. The night will be for State, Regional and National points. It is NOT a track point night.
 
Joining the Stock Cars will be the MSA Winged Sprint cars who put on a great show last year, racing 3 and 4 wide on the 1/3 mile clay oval. The Midwest Legend cars will be making their first ever appearance at Thunderhill.
 
Special thanks to Peil Construction, Total Lawn Car, Bleys Bar, Denil Auto & Trucking, Cater Plumbing, Mobile Detailing, Custom Seal Coating and Reinhardt Construction. All these Door County business’s have stepped up and pitched in to raise the pay for the Stock Cars and allowing the pay scale to remain solid through the entire field.
 
Pit gate prices will be $25 for a pit pass and a $20 for the entry fee for the Stock Cars. Note no other regular divisions are running this night.
 
Prices to get in the fair if you don’t want to ride the Tilt-A-Whirl will cost $5 and the grandstand will be $8. Making a total of only $13 to see some of the areas best drivers compete. Racing will start at 6pm. For more Door County Fair information please visit http://www.doorcounty.org/Fair/

All Modified Drivers Will Be Eligible for the $500 “King of the Hill” Tournament July 30th

July 27th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Every IMCA Modified driver that enters the gate this Saturday July 30 will automatically be entered into the “King of The Hill” tournament at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. The nightly events will be brought to you by Sturgeon Bay’s Quietwoods RV & Campgrounds.
 
“A late change to this years format will benefit all drivers and give them a chance at the $500 pay day.” Stated Woody.
 
Right now the tournament is scheduled to take place at intermission, two drivers on the track at a time racing for 2 laps with the winner moving to the next round until a winner is crowned. As of right now the winner will take home a guaranteed $500, Woody is hard at work trying to find additional funding to raise the winners share. If you would wish to add funding to the tournament please contact Woody at 743-7052
 
The “King of The Hill” tournament is being bought to you by Luxemburg’s Packerland Whey. The night will be a regular point night and the tournament will have NO baring on the point standings. It is regular admission for the pits and grandstand.

In 2009 former Wisconsin State Champion Tim Czarneski took home the $500 and in 2010 Tony Wedelstadt took top honors.
 
For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Dart, Gretz, Arneson, and Gregorich Jr. Take Home IMCA Wins at Thunderhill

July 26th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- “Felix” Todd Dart took the lead from Cory Cochart midway through the IMCA Modified feature and cruised to his third win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (stock car), Eric Arneson (sport mod), Eugene Gregorich Jr. (hobby stock), Dennis Weidner (street stock) and Charlie Gross (four-cylinders) 

Rick Johnson and rookie Cory Cochart would battle for the lead in the early goings with Cochart taking the lead on lap 4. Cochart would come under heavy pressure from last weeks winner Eugene Gregorich. This would allow Todd Dart and point leader Jay Matthias to close in. Gregorich would look several times under Cochart but just didn’t have enough to make the pass. A caution with 11 laps remaining would bunch the field. On the restart Dart would use the middle groove to pull along side Cochart and take the lead. Dart would slowly pull away and pick up the win, his 44th at Thunderhill. Matthias would place a strong second, Gregorich was third, Tebon would sneak by for fourth with Cochart placing fifth in only his second night in the
car.
 
Greg Gretz would charge from row four taking the lead on lap 7 and picking up his second straight feature of the season in the IMCA Stock Cars.
 
Veteran racer Tony Bouche would lead the field early in the contest as defending champion Greg Gretz methodically worked his way through traffic. Gretz would pull to the outside of Bouche and the pair of Ford powered cars would race door to door. With Gretz taking the lead on lap 7. Shawn Havel would follow Gretz through the field and move into the runner up position and began to slowly try to reel in Gretz. John Anschutz and Luke Lemmens would tangle in turn 3 and the caution would fly with just 4 laps remaining. This would put Havel and point leader Troy Muench who started outside row seven right behind Gretz on the restart. As the green flew Gretz would pull away leaving the battle for second. Gretz would take home the win, his third of the season followed by Havel, Dave Bouche would sneak by Muench at the line for third and Tony Bouche would come home fifth.
 
Eric “Chummy” Arneson would find redemption taking home his fourth feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.
 
Last weeks feature winner Tom Stark would take the lead away from Jeff Lautenbach early in the contest. Current State point leader Eric Arneson would quickly work his way to second and begin to cut into Starks lead. At the midway point Arneson would work past Stark and take the lead. Tyler Hackett would break into the clear and begin to chase down Arneson, but it wouldn’t be enough as the race would go green to checker with the defending champion taking home the clean sweep. Arneson would find redemption after contact with a lap car last week cost him a chance at victory. Hackett would place a strong second, Stark third, point leader Brad Lautenbach fourth and Randy LeMieux Jr. would place fifth.
 
Asphalt hot shoe Eugene Gregorich Jr. made his first appearance of the year a successful one, starting last and winning the IMCA Hobby Stock main event.
 
The Hobby Stocks saw 6 different leaders in the first 13 laps of the feature. Point leader Brandon Peterson would battle lap after lap with Travis Hackett. The duo would trade the lead several times before Eugene Gregorich Jr. would pass Peterson
with 2 laps remaining winning his first every IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Gregorich Jr. who had trouble in the heat race started last in the feature. Peterson would pad his point lead taking second, C.J. Weckler, State point leader Tom Brumlic and Rick
Lumaye rounded out the top five.

Dennis Weidner would take the lead with 5 to go and win his first feature of the season in the Street Stocks.
 
Kipp Burlo would lead early jumping from his front row starting spot. Dennis Weidner who also started on the front row would be locked in a battle with James Anderson and Aaron Thornton for second. Weidner was the only car working the outside groove. For several laps Weidner would catch Burlo only to slide high with Anderson and Thornton looking under him. This allowed Burlo to hold the low line and stay in command of the race, a caution on lap 9 would set up a 6 lap dash. On the restart Weidner would find the bite he was looking for and would take the lead away from Burlo. Weidner would go on to pick up his first feature win of the season. Burlo would place second, Anderson, Thornton and point leader Geno Sternard would round out the top five.
 
In the Feisty Fours, Charlie Gross would out duel his son Kasey and point leader Calvin Stueck to pick up his first ever feature win. Stueck who suffered damage in his heat race would start last in a borrowed car to come home second, Kasey Gross would challenge for the lead but a shredded right front tire would relegate him to a third place late in the event. TJ Everard would place fourth with Joey Scoon fifth.
 
Next Saturday July 30 will feature the “King of The Hill” Modified tournament. A change to the tournament this year will allow every Modified to enter the event with a cash prize of $500. The race will take place at intermission with 2 cars on the track for a 2 lap race with winner moving on. The night will be brought to you by Quietwoods RV & Campgrounds and Packerland Whey.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Street Stocks in the Spotlight July 23 As We Celebrate Christmas in July at Thunderhill

July 23rd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Fans and children a like will get a chance to enjoy the holiday season a little early in 2011. As Miller Lite will host the annual Christmas in July theme at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday July 23.

Time permitting we will do driver introductions for the Lackie Rentals and Remodeling Street Stocks come feature time. We are asking all drivers to participate by decorating your trailers in the Christmas spirit.

Every Saturday night at Thunderhill the track offers a $1 beer special from 4:30pm to 5:30pm with a paid ticket.

The track is also giving away a trip to Vegas courtesy of Algoma Motors. Its free to enter, all you have to do is sign up at the concession stand behind grandstands. Each night we will draw 4 names that will go into a big drawing at the end of the racing season.

For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Mid Season Recap/All Titles Still Up for Grabs at Thunderhill

July 22nd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway is just past the half way mark in the 2011 racing season. Titles in all 6 divisions are still up for grabs with 7 point nights remaining.
 
Despite several early rainouts forcing the track to open later than anyone else and the addition of another track racing on Saturday nights, Thunderhill Raceway still has seen a total of 148 different drivers take the green flag. The track also saw its biggest crowd in 10 years over the 4th of July weekend. Of those 148 drivers 30 of them won features. A feature win is worth 40 points every spot after that gets deducted by one point.
 
The Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds have seen 6 different feature winners in the first 9 weeks. Jeremy Jacobs, Dan Ratajczak and Todd Dart each have 2 feature wins. Mike Wedelstadt, Evan Madden and Eugene Gregorich each have 1 feature win. Defending Champion Jay Matthias has been a model of consistency averaging a 4th place finish each night and he is the point leader holding a 10 point edge over Jacobs, Ratajczak sits 12 back, Dart 15 back and James Tebon rounds out the top 5, being 28 points behind. Of all the feature winners, when combined share a total of 11 Thunderhill track titles in just the Modifieds.
 
Jacobs took home the Mod title in 2004. Gregorich also holds 4 titles in the Modifieds and one in the IMCA Stock Cars at Thunderhill and Dart has 6 titles at the Hill as well as Street Stock Championship in the early 90’s at the Seymour Tri-Oval.

 
Dart also leads the Modified division in features with 42 wins, Gregorich sits second with 23 and Ratajczak sits third for with 20 wins.
 
The Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars have seen 5 different feature winners. Troy Muench leads the division with 3 feature wins. Rookie Luke Lemmens and Defending Champion Greg Gretz each have 2 feature wins. Brandon Czarapata and Kyle Fredrick each have one. Muench leads the point standings by 18 marks over Dave Bouche. Jeremy Wiitala sits third 22 points back. Gretz sits 28 points back in third. Muench’s lead is the largest of all 6 divisions. Lemmens is currently ranked 6th in the IMCA National rookie standings, he also is a former IMCA Hobby Stock Champion at the Hill.

Muench, Bouche and Wiitala each have a Thunderhill Street Stock title under their belt. Bouche in 95’ Muench in 03’ and Wiitala in 09’. Muench is the defending Stock Car Champion at Luxemburg Speedway. Bouche also holds Street Stock titles at Luxemburg Speedway and Manitowoc Expo. Wiitala was last years rookie of the year, he also holds a title in the Bomber class at the Hill and is Street Stock Champion at Seymour Speedway.
 
The Butch’s Auto IMCA Northern Sport Mods have seen 5 different feature winners. Defending Champion Eric Arneson and Brad Lautenbach each have three feature wins. Jesse Kroll, Tyler Hackett and Tom Stark each won once. The top 4 are separated by only 24 points. Lautenbach sits a top the standings by 13 points over Hackett, 14 over Arneson and 24 over Kelsy Hayes.
 
Lautenbach is the all time leader in the Sport Mods with 16 feature wins and is eying his first ever track title. Hackett is in his second year of racing after switching over from racing four-wheelers, he holds feature wins at Luxemburg and Thunderhill. Arneson’s 3 feature wins this year are his first ever at the Hill. Arneson holds a title at Luxemburg Speedway and is a IMCA Wisconsin State Champion. Hayes is also in her second year in the Sport Mods and was crowned rookie of the year last season.
 
The Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks come in with tightest points battle of all the divisions, the top 5 are only separated by 9 points. The class has seen 4 feature winners, Brandon Peterson and Tom Brumlic each have 3 wins a piece. Second year driver Travis Hackett has 2 and Marcus Moede has 1. Peterson has been averaging a 3rd place finish each night that has pushed him to the top of the standings. State points leader Tom Brumlic sits second just 6 points back. By winning the last 2 feature Hackett moves to third 7 back. Moede sits 4th 8 behind and CJ Weckler is 9 back in 5th. The Hobby Stocks will crown a new Champion this season as no driver in this class has ever won a title.
 
In the last 3 weeks 3 different drivers have held the points lead in the Lackie Rentals and Remodeling Street Stocks. The division has seen 6 different feature winners, 3 of which got their first career wins in the division. Defending Champion Geno Sternard holds a division high 4 feature wins. Nick Everard, Aaron Thornton, David Baenen, Les Sternard and Jimmy Anderson each have 1 feature win to their credit this season.
 
Geno sit’s a top the standings with a 3 point edge over Tony Everard, 9 points over his uncle Les for third and Nick Everard sits fourth 23 marks back.
 
The Denil Auto and Trucking Feisty Fours have had four different winners with the top 4 separated by just 13 points. Calvin Stueck has been dominant in the class with 4 feature wins, Joey Scoon and rookie TJ Everard have 2 wins a piece and one A-Main win for Matt Borths.
 
Stueck has a 4 point lead over Kasey Gross, last years rookie of the year Joey Scoon sits third 5 points back with Matt Borths fifth 13 back of the leader. Joey Scoon was last years rookie of the year. Gross is the defending Champion at Tomahawk Speedway. He is the only driver in the title hunt that has won a track title.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

$500 To Win King of the Hill Modified Tournament just 2 Weeks Away At Thunderhill Raceway

July 20th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – In two shorts weeks Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway will host the 3rd Annual King of the Hill Modified Tournament. The tournament will pay $500 to the winner and will take place at intermission courtesy
of Packerland Whey.
 
The event will take place in two weeks on Saturday night July 30. We will take the top 2 out of each heat race and two provisional starters chosen by Packerland Whey. A total of 8 drivers will set the field. There will be only 2 cars on the track at a time to race each other for 2 laps. The winner of the 2 lap contest advances into the next round, until were down to the final 2 drivers. Again it will be a 2 lap dash with the winner taking home $500
 
It doesn’t matter if you have raced at Thunderhill this year or not, all drivers are eligible. Just finish top 2 in the heat and your automatically in the dash for cash. Past winners 2009 Tim Czarneski and in 2010 Tony Wedelstadt was picked as a provisional starter and upset the field taking home the win.
 
If additional sponsors can be found the purse will be raised. Heat races will be set by point average as it will still be a regular points night. No added cost at the back gate, standard fee to enter the pits. Cars must be IMCA legal. For more information or to become a sponsor for the tournament please call Woody 920-743-7052 Full details forth coming for the IMCA Sport Mod tournament on August 27.
 
Packerland Whey Products, Inc. has been manufacturing a liquid dairy & beef energy and protein supplement for 20+ years. The liquid feed is called Lacto-Whey® and is made from whey. A feed supplement made from cows for cows. The original ownership of Packerland Whey Products, Inc. was shared between 7 local cheese plants. In December 2004 the Thiry Daems Cheese Factory Inc, one of the original owners, became the sole owner of Packerland Whey Products, Inc. The owners of Thiry Daems Cheese Factory Inc are Dan, Scott, and Angie Ratajczak. They are young and enthusiastic for future success in the dairy industry.
 
For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Eugene Gregorich Scores IMCA Modified A-Main at Thunderhill

July 19th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Four-time IMCA Modified champion Eugene Gregorich would fight off a late race charge from Jay Matthias to take home his first win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were
Greg Gretz (stock car), Tom Stark (sport mod), Travis Hackett (hobby stock), Geno Sternard (street stock) and TJ Everard (four-cylinders).
 
Eugene Gregorich would jump from his front row starting spot in the Modified feature and pull out to a half a track lead by the midway point. The battle for second would be a three car contest with Chris Derenne, Dan Ratajczak and defending champion Jay Matthias. Matthias would battle to second at the halfway point. Gregorich would begin to encounter lap traffic slowing his progress and allowing Matthias to close in.
 
With 5 laps remaining in the contest Mathias would get to Gregorich’s back bumper. Over the next few laps Gregorich would continue to work through lap traffic on the last lap Matthias would work to the inside of the leader. With the checkers waving
Gregorich would find a little more bite out of turn 4 and take home the win, making it a clean sweep in the caution free event. Matthias would pad his points lead placing second followed by Derenne, Ratajczak and Mike Wedelstadt.
 
Defending IMCA Stock Car champion Greg Gretz would take the lead on lap 6 and never look back winning his second feature of the season.
 
Tony Bouche and Todd Polster would battle early in the contest with Polster taking the lead away from Bouche. A series of cautions early would keep the field tight. Gretz would use this to his advantage working his way to second by lap 5. On the
restart Gretz would use a cross over move and slide up in front of Polster taking the lead on lap 6. Gretz would get bottled up in lap traffic midway through the feature allowing Jeremy Wiitala to close in on Gretz, but with a clear track Gretz would slowly pull away taking home the win. Wiitala would place second, followed by Polster, points leader Troy Muench who battle from row 5 to take fourth and Don Aregoni would have another good showing placing fifth.
 
Tom Stark would inherit the lead with 5 laps remaining and take home the win in the IMCA Sport Mods.
 
Jeff Lautenbach would lead the first 7 circuits before defending track champion Eric Arneson would make the pass, taking over the lead. Arneson would begin to check out on the field. With five laps remaining Arneson appeared to be on his way to another feature win, but contact from a lap car would send his machine spinning to a stop off turn 3. This handed the lead over to Tom Stark. Stark would go uncontested picking up his first feature win of the season. Tyler Hackett would place second, point leader Brad Lautenbach would place third with Jeff Lautenbach placing a season best fourth and Randy LeMieux Jr. fifth.
 
Travis Hackett would make it two feature wins a row in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.
 
State points leader Tom Brumlic and Hackett would battle door to door all 15 laps, each lap the duo would trade the lead. With 3 laps remaining Hackett would capture the lead for good and take home his second feature win of the season. Brumlic would settle for second, CJ Weckler third, point leader Brandon Peterson would make a late charge to fourth with Rick Lumaye fifth.
 
Defending Street Stock champion Geno Sternard would make a last lap last corner pass to collect his fourth feature win of the season.
 
Aaron Thornton would jump to an early lead from his front row starting spot. Kipp Burlo would work to the back bumper of Thornton and begin to challenge for the lead. Just as Burlo was about to take the lead his racer would suffer a mechanical failure and end his night. This would allow Geno Sternard to take the second spot right behind Thornton. With one lap remaining Sternard pull to the high side and pull even with Thornton. Sternard would find a little bit more traction out of turn four and pass Thornton for the win. With the win Sternard is the new points leader. Thornton settled for second, followed by Nick Everard, Dennis Weidner and Tony Everard.
 
TJ Everard would lead every lap in route to his second feature win in a row in the Feisty Fours.
 
Point leader Kasey Gross would encounter trouble midway through the event handing the points lead to Calvin Stueck who would place second. Third for Matt Borths, fourth for Michael Verheyden and fifth to Brittany King.
 
Next Saturday, July 23 will be brought to you by Miller Lite and the Street Stocks will feature driver introductions as well as the annual Christmas in July theme. Drivers are encouraged to decorate their trailers with the Christmas theme. Prizes for the best decorated trailer will be given out.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Driver Autograph Night At Thunderhill Raceway July16

July 14th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Fans will get to meet and get the autograph of their favorite racer this Saturday July 16 at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.
 
The night will be brought you by Sturgeon Bay’s Sonny’s Pizzeria and The Draft Haus Sports Bar. Saturday nights after the races the Draft Haus offers anyone with a paid wristband a free mug of beer or free rail mixer.
 
For fans who are looking for something for the drivers to sign, the Dan Lewis Photography trailer offers many options, from pictures to checkers flag. Lewis also offers custom designed photos. So just stop at the big black trailer located behind the grandstand to purchase whatever you may need.
 
“Felix” Todd Dart picked up the 300th feature run in the IMCA Modifieds last Saturday. The win was Darts 43rd in just that class which is a division high with Eugene Gregorich holding second with 22 feature wins.
 
Troy Muench picked up his third feature win of the season and extended his point lead to 16 over Dave Bouche. Muench and Bouche are former Street Stock champions at Thunderhill with Bouche taking the title in 1995 and Muench in 2003. Muench is the defending Luxemburg Speedway IMCA Stock Car champion but either driver has yet to take home the crown in the Stock Cars at Thunderhill. Mike Pierrard is the only driver at Thunderhill to take a title in the Street Stocks and Stock Cars.
 
Brad Lautenbach marched through the field in the Sport Mods taking home his third win of the season after suffering a flat tire in the heat race that relegated him to the rear for the start of the feature. The win was his 16th total and is a division high. The top three finishers in the feature were all driving cars that were raced in the Modified class before being converted into IMCA Sport Mods. Brad’s car use to be Sawn Jerovetz’s Harris, Tyler Hackett’s use to be Mike Mashl’s Shaw and Kelsy Hayes’s use to be Mike Wedelstadt’s Side Biter. In the four years of the division no driver has be able to repeat as champion.
 
Special thanks to track historian Tom Wagner for feature win stats.
 
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

300th IMCA Modified Feature at Thunderhill Goes to Todd Dart

July 12th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Thunderhill Raceway celebrated its 300th feature in the IMCA Modifieds and when the fireworks ended it was 6-time champion “Felix” Todd Dart sitting in victory lane. Other feature winners were Troy Muench (stockcar), Brad
Lautenbach (sport mod), Travis Hackett (hobby stock), Jimmy Anderson (street stock) and Teddy Everard (four-cylinders).
 
Former champion Eugene Gregorich would jump to a sizable lead at the drop of the green for the IMCA Modified feature leading the first 6 laps before Todd Dart would move from row 4 into second. Like the days of old a side by side battle with Dart and Gregorich. Dart would take the lead away from Gregorich on lap 7. Dart would slowly pull away from the field till a caution with 3 laps remaining would bunch the field. Dan Ratajczak would pull to the outside of Dart on the restart but that was as close as he would get, as Dart cruised to the win, his second of the season. Gregorich would suffer a flat tire ending his good run. Second would go to Ratajczak followed by point leader Jay Matthias, Evan Madden and Jeremy Jacobs.
 
With the win Dart pocketed an extra $300 dollars and a special trophy commemorating the 300th modified feature.
 
Point leader Troy Muench charged through the field out dueling Kyle Fredrick to take home the win in the IMCA Stock Cars.
 
Jeremy Anschutz would jump from the pole leading the first 6 laps of the IMCA Stock Car feature before Todd Polster would work to the inside taking over the top spot. Polster’s reign up front wouldn’t last long as Troy Muench would rocket from row 6
and take the lead midway through the feature. Last weeks winner Kyle Fredrick and defending champion Greg Gretz would make a charge through the pack and begin working on Polster for the runner up spot. Gretz and Polster would tangle, sending Gretz to pit lane with a flat tire. This would move Fredrick who started in row 7 to the third spot as he tried to reel in Muench. A caution would fly with 4 laps remaining and wipe away the lead Muench had.
 
When the green flew Fredrick would move to the second spot and with one to go he
would move to the high side and pull even with Muench, but it wouldn’t be enough as
Muench would power down low and pick up his third win of the season and pad his points lead. Polster would be caught up in a late race wreck with Luke Lemmens ending their chances at top 5 finish. Fredrick would place second, third for Jeremy Wiitala followed by Dave Bouche and Scott Reinhardt who both started deep in the field.
 
Points leader Brad Lautenbach would come from row 8 to take home his third feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.
 
Tom Stark would jump from his front row starting spot opening up a big lead early. Second year Sport Mod drivers Tyler Hackett and Kelsy Hayes would reel in Stark waging a three car battle for the lead. Brad Lautenbach quickly worked through the field and by midway point was running in the top 5. Stark, Hackett and Hayes would go 3-wide for the lead with Hackett taking the top spot on lap 10. A lap later Stark would push up make contact with Hackett and send him spinning in turn 3. Caution would fly and Stark would be put to the back for the contact and Hackett would be given his spot back as the leader.
On the restart Lautenbach would make a power move and take the lead away from Hackett. Hackett would keep constant pressure on Lautenbach but was never able to make the pass. Lautenbach picked up the win with Hackett a close second, followed by Hayes, defending champion Eric Arneson and Jarred Van Laanen would have his best run of the season taking fifth.
 
Travis Hackett would lead every lap of the IMCA Hobby Stock feature to take home his first win of the season. Tom Brumlic would nip Marcus Moede at the line for second, point leader Brandon Peterson would place fourth with CJ Weckler rounding out the top five.
 
Jimmy “Windows” Anderson would take home the time shorted Street Stock Feature, his first of the season. Defending champion Geno Sternard would place second, Ford Malvitz would have another strong run placing third with new points leader Tony Everard fourth and brother Nick Everard fifth. Teddy Everard took home his first win of the season in the Feisty Fours. Point leader Kasey Gross second followed by Calvin Stueck, Michael Verheyden and Joey Scoon.
 
The family of Teddy, Tony and Nick Everard have all won their first features at Thunderhill in the Feisty Fours.
 
Next week July 16 will be Driver Autograph night at Thunderhill and will be brought to you by Sonny’s Pizzeria and The Draft Haus of Sturgeon Bay.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Extra $300 to the Winner of the 300th IMCA Feature This Saturday July 9th at Thunderhill

July 7th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – For the second week in a row Thunderhill Raceway will add an extra $300 to the top prize for the driver that takes home the win in the 300th IMCA Modified feature this Saturday, July 9. The winner will also receive a special commemorative trophy marking the accomplishment.
 
The nightly events will also feature a kids coin drop on the front stretch at intermission. The night will be brought to you by Algoma’s Lake Side Painting and Sherwin Williams.
 
Thunderhill has set up a fan giveaway on their Facebook page. The giveaway features 2 grandstand passes, 2 Thunderhill tees & $20.00 concession stand tab for the person who can guess the winner of the 300th IMCA Modified feature this Saturday. If more than one person picks the same driver they will go into a hat so to speak and one winner will be picked.
 
In 7 nights of racing the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds have only seen 2 repeat winners. Jeremy Jacobs and Dan Ratajczak have 2 wins each with Evan Madden, Todd Dart and Mike Wedelstadt each with 1 win.
 
The Street Stocks saw the division’s oldest driver, Les Sternard take home his first Street Stock feature. Sternard who recently turned 67 years young, inherited the lead after his Nephew Geno Sternard’s engine expired on the final lap. The Street Stock Les won in is the same car his Son “Revin” Kevin Sternard won the championship with in 2002. Les’s other Son, John took home the Street Stock title in 2008. With the win Les sits in a tie for the point lead with Tony Everard. Despite the engine failure defending champion Geno Sternard sits just 3 points back.
 
With the win the Sternard’s now join two other family’s who have had their father and two sons win features since the track reopened in 1993. They are Don Aregoni, Don Jr. and Greg as well as Ted Everard, Tony and Nick.
 
In only his second start of the season at Thunderhill Kyle Fredrick took home the 300th IMCA Stock Car feature. The Stock Car division has seen 39 different drivers take points so far this season. The track has seen some of the areas hottest drivers hit the 1/3 mile such as Fredrick, Shawn “Lunch Box” Wagener and Brandon Czarapata. Add in our local hot shoe’s and it becomes anyone’s guess who will take come the feature win.
 
Troy Muench is the current points leader in the Algoma Motors Stock Cars, Muench is a former Street Stock champion and is the defending Stock Car champion at Luxemburg Speedway. With a runner up finish Saturday night Dave Bouche climbed to second in the standings 13 markers back, Shawn Havel sits 15 points back and defending track champion Greg Gretz 17 back.
 
For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Sternard Family, Racing for a Cause

June 30th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) When you enter the race track each Saturday night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway there’s one thing you can be sure of and that’s running into a Sternard. The Sternard family has been a fixture at the track dating back into the 60’s. The Sternard family members have played several different roles at the track from promoting to having championship drivers.
 
Beginning with 2011 racing season former Street Stock Champion, John Sternard found
himself in a different role other than behind the wheel of his IMCA Stock Car. After suffering an injury that sidelined him, John found himself in the role of a car owner. “Doctors ordered I take it easy for at least a full year.” Said Sternard. So John went on the hunt to find a driver, enter Todd Polster former owner of Sternard’s current car. A deal was made and Polster would drive for Sternard at Thunderhill Raceway.
 
The car would wear the #76 which is synonymous with the Sternard family, when it came to paint and lettering John and the team went with a pink and purple design. “The pink and purple themed car was to honor not only my aunt Diane Sternard and Missy Delfosse who have both battled cancer, but to show our support for people who have or are fighting cancer.”
 
Sternard then teamed up with the American Cancer Society and sponsored a Relay Team for Life. Polster who owns Bleys Bar also jumped aboard to co-sponsor the relay team. “We take a portion of our winnings each night and donate it to the American Cancer Society.” John’s father Les Sternard who races Street Stocks also joined in and did a green colored scheme on his car. “The Street Stock I designed was to honor my brother Chuck who has battled and beat Lymphoma twice.”
 
The Sternard’s have been using racing as a tool to bring attention to their cause, bringing their cars to parades and doing special appearances to help raise awareness and donations. “We are challenging our fellow drivers to come aboard and help donate to the American Cancer Society.” “We are asking any fans that have been affected by cancer or know someone who has to come down after the races and sign the dash or rear firewall of my #76 IMCA Stock Car.”
 
As for getting back behind the wheel, “Doctors say my back is healing properly and I plan to do a few nights of racing later this year.” esthetically stated Sternard, “I do enjoy being a car owner, I’ve always admired former NASCAR team owner and crew chief Junior Johnson.”
 
If you are interested in helping Sternard donate to the American Cancer Society please contact him by email sternard02@hotmail.com, phone 920-495-6631 or just stop by after the races in Sturgeon Bay Saturday nights.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Thunderhill Prepares for the 300th Stock Car Feature and Trailer Races of Destruction July 2

June 29th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Thunderhill Raceway will host its 300th IMCA Stock Car feature this Saturday night July 2. The track will also hold the 2nd Annual Trailer Race of Destruction brought to you by Poh’s Corner Pub and Bissen Asphalt.
 
Extra incentives will be put on the line to commemorate the running of the 300th feature. The winner of the Stock Car feature will receive $300, as well as a special commemorative trophy. The 300th feature includes points and none points nights since
the track reopened 19 years ago.
 
Concluding the nights events will be the ever so popular Trailer Race of Destruction. The winner will receive $300. Rules and regulations are posted on the track website under the “drivers” section. Call Woody to register 920-743-7052
 
Oconto Falls IMCA Sport Mod driver, Eric “Chummy” Arneson picked up his third feature win of the season Saturday night at Thunderhill. With the win Arneson pulled to a 1 point lead ahead of New Franken’s Brad Lautenbach. Despite not winning a feature last season Arneson was a model of consistency and took home the Sport Mod title and until this season had never won a feature at the Hill.
 
The IMCA Hobby Stocks will see a first time champion as no drivers in the field has ever won a title. With 6 nights in the books the battle for the title is still up for grabs. Denmark’s Tom Brumlic picked up a division high third feature win of the season. Despite winning half of the features run, he only holds a 1 point edge over two time feature winner Brandon Peterson of Sturgeon Bay. Algoma’s Marcus Moede is the only other driver to win a feature this season, he currently sits tied for third with Sturgeon Bay’s C.J. Weckler 7 marks back.
 
Noticeably absent in the IMCA Stock Cars was Kewaunee’s Luke Lemmens. Lemmens was the 2010 IMCA Hobby Stock champion at the Hill and is in his first year in the Stock Cars. Despite being a rookie Lemmens came into the weekend 5th in points with 2 feature wins and was ranked 8th in the IMCA National Rookie standings.
 
Lemmens was involved in a hard wreck Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway when his racer suffered a broken steering box , having no steering it sent his car driver side first into a pack of cars racing by on the front stretch. Green Bay’s Rick Dix and Algoma’s Dave Bouche would get collected in the wreck. Lemmens car would suffer enough damage that he wasn’t able to race the next night. Its still uncertain when the #00 machine will return to action. The Bouche crew would work till 3 A.M. Saturday morning to put the #21 car back together from the wreck and he would come home with an 8th place finish Saturday night.
 
For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Jacobs Takes Bouch Memorial at the Hill

June 28th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – A late race pass was the difference as former track champ Jeremy Jacobs raced to the IMCA Modified feature win in the 3rd annual Nathan Bouche Memorial Saturday night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay.

Top division prizes on the night also went to Brandon Czarapata in the IMCA Stocks Cars, Eric Arneson in the IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Geno Sternard in the Street Stocks, Tom Brumlic in the IMCA Hobby Stocks and Joey Scoon in the 4 cylinder class.

For the bulk of the IMCA Modified headliner, it appeared that the die was cast; Jacobs would finish second to Tony Wedelstadt. The second generation racer from Fremont took the lead at the drop of the green, and while never able to pull
completely away, he maintained a consistent edge on a trio of pursuers – Jacobs, Jay Matthias and Shawn Kilgore. But with two laps to go, Jacobs made a charge, diving to the bottom through one and two. The two raced hard through the corner with Jacobs taking control down the backstretch. After leading 18 laps, Wedelstadt could only watch as Jacobs pulled away heading to the white flag. He then fell prey to Matthias and Kilgore as both shot by on the low line. The win for Jacobs was his second of the season after taking the victory on opening night.

Czarapata scored the IMCA Stock Car win in only his second visit of the year. Starting from the front row, he led every lap, but saw several leads wiped away by a series of cautions. Jeremy Wiitala took over the second spot on the 8th lap, but Czarapata proved to be the master of the restart, never giving the runner-up a chance to draw even. A late rally by Troy Muench scored a third place finish, preserving his point lead for another week. Todd Polster ran in the lead pack though the event to grab fourth ahead of Shawn Havel.

The IMCA Northern Sport Mod feature proved to be a duel between the two co-point leaders entering the night; Arneson and Brad Lautenbach, Arneson took the top spot from Jarred VanLaanen on the 8th lap, after a two-lap side by side battle following restart prompted by leader Tom Stark’s breakdown. Lautenbach worked his way past VanLaanen as well to grab second. Arneson took control of the higher preferred line, leaving the bottom groove open for Lautenbach. Lautenbach made several runs, diving under the leader, but each attempt fell short as Arneson was able to carry the momentum on the higher line. Holding the advantage to the checker, Arneson’s third win of the season moved him into solo possession of the division lead by a single marker over Lautenbach. Chris Benes kept the pressure on the point leaders finishing an impressive third.
Randy LeMieux, Jr raced from his sixth row starting spot to fourth ahead of VanLaanen. Sternard came a long way in a short amount of time to catch Kipp Burlo en route to the Street Stock win. Burlo took the lead at the drop of the green, and built what appeared to be a safe cushion. Sternard moved into second on the 10th lap, chased down the leader and passed him
with a strong move on the outside line through one and two with just one lap to go. It was the second straight win for the defending class champ, and third overall on the season.

Ford Malvitz turned in a career best performance, running up front the entire way, placing third. Point leader Tony Everard was fourth, with Les Sternard joining his nephew in the top five. Brumlic used an outside move to get around Marcus Moede and leader Dave Schmidt on the sixth lap of the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Scott Boulanger eventually secured second after a hard fought battle with Brandon Peterson, Moede and Schmidt. He cut into Brumlic’s advantage, but ran out of time
before he could mount a serious challenge.

Scoon shot to the inside of Matt Borths on a restart on the second lap of the 4 cylinder feature, dominating the rest of the way, as he posted his second feature win of the season. With his car sidelined after banging the wall in the heat, Kasey Gross jumped behind the wheel of father Charlie’s machine to place second.

This Saturday night, Poh’s Corner Pub and Bissen Asphalt will host the show. The Raceway’s regular six divisions will be on hand, with the finale of the night the ever popular trailer race of destruction. The night will also mark the 300th feature run in the IMCA Stock Car class since the track reopened in 1993. The winner will receive an extra $300, as well as a special commemorative trophy. Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side, with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the
track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com

Jacobs Takes Bouche Memorial at the Hill

June 27th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – A late race pass was the difference as former track champ Jeremy Jacobs raced to the IMCA Modified feature win in the 3rd annual Nathan Bouche Memorial Saturday night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway in
Sturgeon Bay. Top division prizes on the night also went to Brandon Czarapata in the IMCA Stocks Cars, Eric Arneson in the IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Geno Sternard in the Street Stocks, Tom Brumlic in the IMCA Hobby Stocks and Joey Scoon in the 4 cylinder class.

For the bulk of the IMCA Modified headliner, it appeared that the die was cast; Jacobs would finish second to Tony Wedelstadt. The second generation racer from Fremont took the lead at the drop of the green, and while never able to pull
completely away, he maintained a consistent edge on a trio of pursuers – Jacobs, Jay Matthias and Shawn Kilgore. But with two laps to go, Jacobs made a charge, diving to the bottom through one and two. The two raced hard through the corner with Jacobs taking control down the backstretch. After leading 18 laps, Wedelstadt could only watch as Jacobs pulled away heading to the white flag. He then fell prey to Matthias and Kilgore as both shot by on the low line. The win for Jacobs was his second of the season after taking the victory on opening night.

Czarapata scored the IMCA Stock Car win in only his second visit of the year. Starting from the front row, he led every lap, but saw several leads wiped away by a series of cautions. Jeremy Wiitala took over the second spot on the 8th lap, but Czarapata proved to be the master of the restart, never giving the runner-up a chance to draw even.
A late rally by Troy Muench scored a third place finish, preserving his point lead for another week. Todd Polster ran in the lead pack though the event to grab fourth ahead of Shawn Havel.

The IMCA Northern Sport Mod feature proved to be a duel between the two co-point leaders entering the night; Arneson and Brad Lautenbach, Arneson took the top spot from Jarred VanLaanen on the 8th lap, after a two-lap side by side battle following restart prompted by leader Tom Stark’s breakdown. Lautenbach worked his way past VanLaanen as well to grab second. Arneson took control of the higher preferred line, leaving the bottom groove open for Lautenbach. Lautenbach made several runs, diving under the leader, but each attempt fell short as Arneson was able to carry the momentum on the higher line. Holding the advantage to the checker, Arneson’s third win of the season moved him into solo possession of the division lead by a single marker over Lautenbach. Chris Benes kept the pressure on the point leaders finishing an impressive third. Randy LeMieux, Jr raced from his sixth row starting spot to fourth ahead of VanLaanen. Sternard came a long way in a short amount of time to catch Kipp Burlo en route to the Street Stock win. Burlo took the lead at the drop of the green, and built what appeared to be a safe cushion. Sternard moved into second on the 10th lap, chased down the leader and passed him
with a strong move on the outside line through one and two with just one lap to go. It was the second straight win for the defending class champ, and third overall on the season. Ford Malvitz turned in a career best performance, running up front the entire way, placing third. Point leader Tony Everard was fourth, with Les Sternard joining his nephew in the top five.

Brumlic used an outside move to get around Marcus Moede and leader Dave Schmidt on the sixth lap of the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Scott Boulanger eventually secured second after a hard fought battle with Brandon Peterson, Moede and Schmidt. He cut into Brumlic’s advantage, but ran out of time before he could mount a serious challenge. Scoon shot to the inside of Matt Borths on a restart on the second lap of the 4 cylinder feature, dominating the rest of the way, as he posted his second feature win of the season. With his car sidelined after banging the wall in the heat, Kasey Gross jumped behind the wheel of father Charlie’s machine to place second.

This Saturday night, Poh’s Corner Pub and Bissen Asphalt will host the show. The Raceway’s regular six divisions will be on hand, with the finale of the night the ever popular trailer race of destruction.

The night will also mark the 300th feature run in the IMCA Stock Car class since the track reopened in 1993. The winner will receive an extra $300, as well as a special commemorative trophy.

Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side, with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com

Thunderhill Gears Up For a Busy July, Trailer Race of Destruction, King of the Hill Modified Tournament and Much More…

June 25th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Fans will be treated to a very entertaining month of July at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. July will hold 5 Saturday events for the month. All nights are regular points in all 6 divisions.
 
The month will kick off on July 2 with the 2nd Annual Trailer Race of Destruction brought to you by Poh’s Corner Pub and Bissen Asphalt. Winner will receive $300. Rules and regulations are posted on the track website under the “drivers” section. Call Woody to register 920-743-7052 With no rainouts the night will also bring the 300th IMCA Stock Car feature. Complete details for the Stock Car feature coming soon.
 
July 9 will host a Kids Coin Drop and is brought to you by Lake Side Painting and Sherwin Williams. Weather permitting this night will be the 300th feature for the IMCA Modifieds. Complete details for the Modified feature coming soon.
 
July 16 will be brought to you by Sturgeon Bay’s Sonny’s Pizzeria. Since 1996 Sonny’s Pizzeria has been the #1 stop in Door County for Chicago style pizza.
 
July 23 brings a Christmas in July theme. We are asking teams to participate and decorate their trailers in the Christmas theme for the children. The night will be brought to you by Miller Lite.
 
July 30 will feature The Packerland Whey 3rd Annual King of the Modified Tournament. We will take the 6 drivers from the heat races and 2 provisional spots. Drivers will take the track 2 at a time and race for 2 laps with the winner advancing to the next round. The winner of the knock out style tournament takes home payday of $500. The is brought to you by Quietwoods RV & Camping.
 
For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter. All nights are subject to change

June 25th, Drivers Get in Free at Thunderhill-Mods $750, Stocks $500 to win

June 23rd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway drivers get in free for the 3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial on June 25. All you have to do is show up to race in any of our 6 divisions and you will get in the pits free. The night will be regular points in all classes with the field set by point average. Full payout is awarded in each class.
 
All IMCA division winners will be racing for extra pay. The IMCA Modifieds will pay $750 to win and has also been designated as a qualifier for the 2011 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $500 to win and a guaranteed spot in qualifying for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions, during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Cenex. Karl Chevrolet IMCA Northern Sport Mods race for $300 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250.
 
The Nathan Bouche Memorial is brought to by Wicked Witch Racing, Dorsch Ford, Hutter Construction, IMCA, Tri-County Heating, Mike Weitor Racing, Paul J. Georgia CPA, Lake Side Painting, Olson Fabrication, Seiler Tire, North Bay Construction, Van Drisse Racing Parts, Packerland Whey, Web Master Chewy, Vanlaanen Motorsports, The Draft Haus, Dan Lewis Photography and Elite Sports Marketing, who will offer a $75 off a sponsor ship proposal to every feature winner that evening.
 
Please make sure to thank these sponsors as they are the reason all drivers will be able to get in the pits free. The night will also be Driver Autograph Night for the fans.
 
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Ratajczak Rockets to Topless IMCA Modified Win at Thunderhill

June 22nd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Dan Ratajczak of Frog Station captured the first ever Topless IMCA Modified feature passing James Tebon on lap three and going on to win his second main of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Troy Muench (IMCA Stock Cars), Tyler Hackett (IMCA Sport Mod), Brandon Peterson (IMCA Hobby Stock), Geno Sternard (Street Stock) and Calvin Stueck (Four-Cylinders).
 
Fans were treated the first ever Topless night in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified A-main where drivers removed the roofs and sail panels. Giving fans a birds eye view of the drivers in the cockpit.
 
Tony Wedelstadt and James Tebon battled early for the top spot. Tebon would take the lead but was quickly hounded by Dan Ratajczak. Ratajczak would work past Tebon on lap four and never look back picking up his second feature win of the season, he also made it a clean sweep winning his heat race. Jay Matthias would sneak by Tebon for the runner up spot, with the second place finish Matthias takes over the points lead. Tebon would place third with Jeremy Jacobs fourth. With Ratajczak running with the roof off his Modified, he pocketed an extra $200 for the victory.
 
Troy Muench would out duel Shawn Havel with two laps remaining to pick up the win in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars.
 
Bret Koehler let the opening circuits before he was chased down by the machine of Shawn Havel on lap three. Havel quickly began to drive away from the pack. 10th place starter Troy Muench broke free from the pack and began to chase down Tavel. By lap twelve Havel and Muench were locked in a battle for the lead. Muench working down low and Havel up high door to door lap after lap. With two laps remaining Muench would slip by Havel and go on to pick up his second feature of the season also scoring a clean sweep. With the win Muench moved into the points lead. Havel would settle for second place pay, defending champion Greg Gretz third and Koehler holding on for fourth.
 
Tyler Hackett took home his first feature win of the season in the Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mods.
 
Like the Modifieds the Sport Mods were also given the chance to run Topless. Martin Kelsey would lead early from his front row starting spot. Steve Georgenson would make his presence felt and would work past Kelsey on lap three. Georgenson’s reign
up front wouldn’t last long as second year driver Tyler Hackett would make the pass on lap seven and go on to win the feature. Kelsy Hayes and Eric Arneson would wage a spirited battle for the runner up spot, Hayes would come home second with her best run of the season. Arneson would close up the points race finishing third, as leader Brad Lautenbach would pit late in the feature for a broken shock. Randy LeMieux Jr. would come home fourth after starting twelfth. Hackett would take a home an extra $100 for winning the feature with his roof removed.
 
Brandon Peterson would survive a late race charge by Travis Hackett and pick up the win in the Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks. Brandon Peterson would take the lead away from Marcus Moede early in the feature. Peterson was challenged late by Travis Hackett but Peterson was up for the challenge and would keep Hackett at bay to go on and score a clean sweep in the division, winning the heat and feature. With the win Peterson would take over the points lead, Hackett would place second, Moede third and Wisconsin IMCA Hobby State points leader Tom Brumlic fourth.
 
Defending champion Geno Sternard would win a thriller in the Lackie Rentals Street Stocks feature.
 
Last weeks feature winner David Baenen would power by Jimmy Windows for the lead early in the contest. With a series of cautions midway through the event it would keep Geno Sternard and Nick Everard tightly on the back bumper of Baenen. Baenen
would shake off Everard with Sternard moving to the second spot. Baenen looked well on his way to another feature win with checker flags waving in the air Baenen lost the handle on his machine in turn four and went sliding into the infield grass. Sternard would sneak by and take the win, his second of the season. Everard would place a strong second, Brian Weslow third and Les Sternard fourth. Calvin Stueck would capture his fourth feature win of the season in the Denil Auto and Trucking Feisty Fours. Points leader Casey Gross would encounter problems and the points lead would go to Stueck.
 
Action was halted during Feisty Four feature as Nick LeMieux would hit the turn four wall and barrel roll on the front stretch with his car coming to a stop on the passengers side. LeMieux was helped out of the car and taken to a near by hospital for further observation.
 
The win in the Woody’s Signs Spectator Eliminator went to Craig Wilson. The legendary “Land Shark” made its debut for the Spectator Eliminator. But the ride didn’t last long, when coming for the checkers driver Jeff Schroeder lost control of his 1969 Chevy Impala and went head on the front stretch wall destroying the car. Schroeder would escape unharmed.
 
Next week will be the 3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial on Saturday June 25 at Thunderhill Raceway. The night will be brought to you by Wicked Witch Racing and will be Driver Autograph Night.
 
Drivers will get in the pits “FREE”. All IMCA division winners will be racing for extra pay. The IMCA Modified will pay $750 to win and has also been designated as a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $500 to win and a guaranteed spot in qualifying for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions, during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Cenex. Karl Chevrolet Northern Sport Mods race for $300 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Extra Cash for Topless IMCA Modified and Sport Mod Winners at Thunderhill

June 18th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Extra cash on the line for Thunderhill’s first ever topless night on June 18. Drivers were given the option of removing their roofs and sail panels in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified and Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mod classes. The drivers who choose to do so will be racing for extra cash.
 
Modified drivers that remove their roofs will be racing for an extra $200 to win the feature, with the Sport Mods getting an extra $100 added the winners purse if they remove their roof. Drives who leave the roofs on will get regular pay if they would win.
 
For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

June 18th Topless Night at Thunderhill Raceway

June 15th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Thunderhill Raceway will hold its first ever topless race for the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sport Mods on June 18.
 
Drivers will be removing their roof and sail panels, the night will be brought to you by Little Hoppers Recycling. Time permitting we will have driver introductions for the Modifieds.
 
“Were very excited to give fans a different perspective of their favorite Modified or Sport Mod drivers.” Stated Woody. “This idea has been kicked around for a few years and it only made sense to do it the night after Luxemburg Speedway has their topless race, so drivers only have to take their roofs off once during the season.”
 
Weekly Notes:
 
Special thanks to all drivers and crews for their extra work on the track so we could go racing Saturday night. Mother nature really threw the track a curve ball so to speak. Also thank you to all the employees for their hard work and dedication coming to the track as early as 7am to start prep on the track.
 
Algoma’s Marcus Moede picked up the win in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Its Moede’s first feature win in four years at Thunderhill. With the win Moede moved into fifth in the standings only 3 points behind leader Tom Brumlic of Denmark.
 
New Franken’s David Baenen won his first Thunderhill feature in the Street Stocks. Baenen snapped a 9 year winless streak with his last win coming at Luxemburg Speedway. Baenen moved to fifth in the standings only 12 points behind new point leader Tony Everard of Green Bay.
 
Noticeably absent Saturday night was former Street Stock and Bomber champion Aaron “The Hammer” Thornton. The driver out of Maplewood just picked up his first feature win of the season on June 4 in the Street Stocks. But when the night of June 11started the 95 car was no where in sight. Thornton was rushed to the hospital Saturday afternoon with what doctors believe to be a heart attack. We wish “The Hammer” a speedy recover from everyone at Thunderhill.
 
Kewaunee’s Luke Lemmens and Luxemburg’s James Iverson competed in the Bellin Run Saturday morning in Green Bay. Iverson would go onto his best finish to date in the IMCA Sport Mods leading most of the feature and coming home second to defending champion Eric Arneson. Lemmens would score his second feature win in a row in the IMCA Stock Car’s. With the win last week Lemmens now holds victories in 3 different divisions Feisty Fours, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Stock Cars.
 
For a complete list of 2011 event 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 with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Madden Cruises to Thunderhill Modified Victory

June 13th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Evan Madden took command early, sprinting away to his first IMCA Modified feature win of the year Saturday night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay.

Joining Madden in victory lane were Luke Lemmens in the IMCA Stock Cars, Eric Arneson in the IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Dave Baenen in the Street Stocks, Marcus Moede in the IMCA Hobby Stocks and Calvin Stueck in the 4 cylinder class.

In the Modified headliner, Madden took full advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead from Chris Derenne at the initial drop of the green. With Derenne holding the line in second, Madden steadily increased his advantage, pulling away to an insurmountable lead.

While Madden raced away uncontested at the point, Derenne was forced to fend off repeated attacks from Dan Ratajczak to hold the runner-up spot, with Jay Matthias, James Tebon and Shawn Kilgore stacked up behind in a tight pack.. Ratajczak was
able nose inside several times, but Derenne carried the momentum and held the spot to the checker.

At the line, Madden claimed his first feature of the season by nearly half a lap, with Derenne winning the race-long battle with Ratajczak for second.

After wrestling the lead away from Dave DeGrave on the 14th lap, Lemmens was able to stave off a late efforts from Troy Muench to win for the second week in a row in the rugged IMCA Stock Cars.

A late incident that collected point leader Shawn Havel, Bret Koehler and Don Aregoni, set the stage for a four lap shoot-out to the finish. Lemmens had the lead, with veterans Muench, Charlie Kroll, Greg Gretz and Dave Bouche lined up in the two rows behind him for the restart.

Muench secured second, pulling even with Lemmens multiple times, but the rookie was able to hold his line en route to the win.

In a memorable IMCA Northern Sport Mod feature, Arneson used a late restart to jump from third to first, setting up his second win of the year.

Prior to the move, James Iverson was in position to upset the field and score his first career feature win. Iverson had been fast all night, and looked to be in control until Jason LaViolette’s blown engine forced caution, setting the stage for the final dash.

Behind him, Arneson, Brad Lautenbach, Bernie Reinhardt, Tom Stark and Jarred VanLaanen had been dicing for position lap after lap. The late restart positioned Reinhardt on the inside and Arneson on the outside of the second row.

The starting spot allowed Arneson to gain the outside edge as he powered around Iverson to the win.

In the Street Stocks, Baenen out-dueled Kipp Burlo for the lead on the 11th lap, then withstood a late caution as he drove away to his first career feature win. Les Sternard recorded his best finish since returning to the sport, a solid second, in front of Dennis Weidner and Tony Everard.

A late caution didn’t derail Moede as he notched his first IMCA Hobby Stock feature win of the season.

He took the lead from Eric Micolichek on the second lap, leading the rest of the way. A tight battle for second was eventually decided by Peterson who took the spot late in the contest.

Stueck became the Raceway’s first three-time winner on the season, passing Charlie Gross on the fourth lap in the 4 cylinder feature. Charlie held off son Kasey at the line for second.

Originally scheduled for July 16th, Saturday will be ‘Topless Modified” night at the Hill. The unique event will feature the IMCA Modified class running without roofs, sponsored by Little Hoppers of Sturgeon Bay. The Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Hobbies and 4 cylinders will also be on hand, as well as another match-up of Spectator Eliminator action.

Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side, with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com.

June 11 Drivers Bicycle Race/Give Away On Jim Olson Motors Night at Thunderhill

June 9th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- For the second year in a row 6 lucky children will receive a new 20” bicycle on Jim Olson Motors night at Thunderhill Raceway on June 11. The 6 children chosen will pick their favorite driver and at intermission those drivers will race around the 1/3 mile on bicycles. After the race the bikes will be given to each respective child. The fifth feature run Saturday night was the 1,400th feature run at the Thunderhill since the track reopen on 5/1/1993. Stat courtesy of historian Tom Wagner.
 
The Spectator Eliminator saw 3 entries Saturday night but it was Theodore Everard once again taking home the winners purse. Winner takes home a minimum $75, please visit the track website for a sign up sheet and rules. Dan Ratajczak made it a special victory in the IMCA Modifieds as he paid tribute to fallen hero, Casco’s CPL. Jesse L. Thiry. Ratajczak has a special picture decal of Thiry on the right side door of his Side Bitter Modified. Thiry will be riding along all season on the #73. To learn more about CPL. Jesse L. Thiry please visit www.fallenheroesmemorial.com/oif/profiles/thiryjessel.html
 
Noticeably absent was opening night IMCA Sport Mod winner Jesse Kroll and defending IMCA Stock Car co-champion Chargin’ Charlie Kroll. Jesse an Algoma High School athletic standout made the long trip to La Crosse, WI for his first ever track and field event. With father (Charlie) watching Jesse went on to win the WIAA Division 3 state championship in the long jump with a 22-foot-1¼ leap. Jesse will be attending Central Michigan for college.
 
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Lemmens Leads Every Lap Takes Home First IMCA Stock Car Main at Thunderhill

June 8th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Luke Lemmens would lead every lap of the IMCA Stock Car feature, taking home the top prize at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Other feature winners were Dan Ratajczak (modified) Brad Lautenbach (sport mod), Tom Brumlic (hobby stock), Aaron Thornton (street stock) and Calvin Stueck (four-cylinders).
 
Dan Ratajczak took the lead on lap 2 and never looked back winning the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modified feature, his first of the season at Thunderhill.  

Veteran Chris Derenne lead the opening circuit before Dan Ratajczak would work down low and take the top spot. Ratajczak would pull away leaving the battle for the second spot. Billy LeMieux and James Tebon would tangle battling while running for
the runner up position. This would allow former track champion Shawn Kilgore to work the outside and move to second. Kilgore would pull away from the pack but was never able to challenge Ratajczak who would win the caution free event, Kilgore would take the points lead finishing second with defending champion Jay Matthias third, James Tebon and last weeks feature winner Todd Dart rounded out the top five.
 
Rookie Luke Lemmens would lead every lap winning his first career Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Car Feature.
 
The Stock Car drivers were treated to driver introductions to start their feature. Front row starter Luke Lemmens wouldn’t waste any time when the green dropped building a big lead early. Jeremy Wiitala would do battle with defending champion Greg Gretz late in the running. Gretz would have to settle for second as Lemmens was long gone by the time he got around Wiitala in the caution free feature. Wiitala would place third with new points Shawn Havel fourth and fifth for Bret Koehler who
start 18th.
 
Brad Lautenbach padded his point lead winning the feature in the Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mod feature.
 
Bernie Reinhardt would set the early paces in the Sport Mod main event. A series of
cautions would keep the field bunched as Brad Lautenbach quickly worked through the
field from outside row five. Lautenbach would take the lead away from Reinhardt on
lap 5. Dennis Miesler would work to second and begin to run down Lautenbach. Miesler
would get to the back bumper but could never complete the pass. Lautenbach would
take home the top spot with Miesler setting for second place money, Steve Georgenson
third with Tyler Hackett and Kelsy Hayes rounding out the top five after going down pit lane early in the contest.
 
Tom Brumlic would complete yet another dominating performance winning the Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stock main event.
 
Four drivers came into the night tied for the points lead in the Hobby Stock feature. Mitch Vandermause would jump from his fourth starting spot to lead the opening 2 laps. Wisconsin State points leader Tom Brumlic would make a quick charge to the front taking the lead from Vandermause and go on to win his third feature in as many nights of racing. With the win Brumlic would take soul possession of the points lead. Travis Hackett would place a solid second, C.J. Weckler would battle and place third with Marcus Moede fourth and Brandon Peterson fifth after going down pit lane early in the feature.
 
Former Lackie Rentals and Remodeling champion Aaron Thornton came home the winner in a caution plagued Street Stock feature.
 
Second year Street Stock driver Kipp Burlo would use his pole position to take the top spot early. Aaron Thornton would battle quickly to the second spot. On lap 2 Thornton and Burlo would make contact sending Burlo spinning out of turn four. Caution would fly and track officials would give Burlo back the lead and send Thornton to the tail of the field. Burlo would lead till a flat tire would side line his machine handing the lead over to Brian Weslow. Thornton would battle from the back moving back into the top four midway through the event. Thornton would take the lead on lap 11 and capture the checker. With the win Thornton would score a clean sweep after winning his heat race earlier in the evening. Weslow would come home second, Tony Everard third, Geno Sternard would battle back to fourth after an early wreck sent him to the tail of the field and Ed Franklin would round out the top five.
 
Calvin Stueck would lead every lap picking his second feature win at Thunderhill in the Denil Auto and Trucking Feisty Fours.
 
For the second week in a row Theodore Everard would win the Woody Signs Spectator Eliminator.
 
Next week, June 11 will feature a drivers bicycle race at intermission brought to you by Jim Olson Motors.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter

IMCA Stock Cars in the Spotlight for Arctic Glacier Night at the Hill

June 3rd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) The Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars will be in the spotlight on Arctic Glacier night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.
 
Time permitting we will have driver introductions for the Stock Cars.
 
Thunderhill will again feature the Spectator Eliminator concluding the nights events. So if your looking to try racing without the budget of a race team, here’s your chance. Winner takes home a minimum $75.
 
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Dart Dominates Night 2 at Thunderhill

May 30th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – 105 cars packed the pits at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Feature winners were Todd Dart (modified) Greg Gretz (stockcar), Eric Arneson (sport mod), Tom Brumlic (hobby stock), Nick Everard (street stock) and Joey Scoon (four-cylinders).
 
Todd Dart took the lead on lap three and went on to win the 20 lap feature in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds.
 
Billy LeMieux set the early paces of the modified feature before Todd Dart worked underneath and took the top spot. By the midway point Shawn Kilgore would make his way to the second spot. Kilgore then began to hunt down Dart would had almost a
straightway lead. It looked as though Dart had the race wrapped up but a caution with two laps remaining set up a dash to the finish. Kilgore and LeMieux would give it one last shot but it was Dart would again pull away and pick up his first win of
the season, Kilgore would settle for second, , Jeremy Jacobs would make the pass and take third with LeMieux fourth and defending champion Jay Matthias fifth.  Greg Gretz would survive two late race restarts to take home the top honors in the Alnoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars.
 
Bret Koehler would jump from his pole position and quickly distance himself from the rest of the field. But a caution on lap seven would erase his lead. This time he had defending champion Greg Gretz on his back bumper, Koehler would make a slight bobble out of turn four and slide high and that’s all Gretz needed as he drove by Koehler to take the lead on lap fourteen. The caution again would fly with three laps remaining, Dave DeGrave and Dave Bouche would give Gretz all they had on the restart but when the checkers flew it was Gretz taking the win, DeGrave second, Bouche third, points leader Troy Muench fourth and Shawn Havel fifth.
 
A roll of good fortune for defending Butch’s Auto IMCA Sport Mod champion Eric Arneson who had rolled his car Friday night at Luxemburg Speedway, was able to fend off a hard charging Brad Lautenbach to pick up his first Thunderhill feature.

Chris Benes set the early paces in the Sport Mod feature until defending champion Eric Arneson slid under Benes and took the lead on lap seven. Arneson was out to a sizable lead until Wisconsin State Points leader Brad Lautenbach got to second and set his sites on the leader. With five laps remaining Lautenbach and Arneson were locked in a dog fight for the lead. When the dust settled it was Arneson taking home the win, Lautenbach second, Tyler Hackett third, Randy LeMieux Jr. and Chris Benes rounded out the top five.

Tom Brumlic would lead every lap in the caution free event for the Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks taking the feature win.
Tom Brumlic would use his front row starting spot to drive away and dominate the Hobby Stock feature. Brumlic would make it a clean sweep also winning his heat race. The battle for second would go to CJ Weckler with Dave Schmidt third, Travis Hackett and Brandon Peterson rounded out the top five. There now stands a four way tie for the points lead with Peterson, Brumlic, Weckler and Hackett.
 
Nick Everard picked up his first career Lackie Rentals and Remodeling Street Stock feature.
 
Nick Everard would lead the opening laps before Jimmy Anderson would power by after a restart on lap eleven. Anderson’s reign as leader was short lived as has his engine would expire, handing the lead back to Nick Everard as he would cruise to victory. Tony Everard would place second, Geno Sternard would come from row nine to place third, Brian Weslow fourth and fifth for David Baenen after going down pit lane with a flat tire. The contest was red flagged midway through the feature as Aaron Thornton and Josh Novak would become hooked together sending Novak’s machine into the backstretch wall. Both cars were finished for the night, both drivers escaped without injury.
 
Joey Scoon made a last corner pass coming for the checkers on Ralph Liegeois Jr. to take home the win in the Denil Auto Feisty Fours.
 
Theodore Everard won the Woody Signs Spectator Eliminator.
 
Next week, June 4 will be brought to you by Arctic Glacier Ice and will feature driver introductions for the IMCA Stock Cars.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Pedal Pushers Breast Cancer Fund Raiser at Thunderhill May 28th

May 28th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – ThunderHill Raceway will host the 2nd Annual Pedal Pushers Breast Cancer Fund Raiser on May 28 brought to you by Palmer Johnson Inc.
 
Last year they started taking sponsors and donations and decided to donate it all to Breast Cancer research and awareness. With everyone’s help they were able to raise money for the “Susan G Komen Cure Foundation” which is a nationally based organization to fight breast cancer.
 
The 2011 Pedal Pusher Breast Cancer Fund Raiser will be in full swing as the girls will be riding their bikes 18 miles from Forestville to the races in Sturgeon Bay. They are accepting sponsors and donations that will be given to a local breast cancer foundation. They are asking anyone who purchased a shirt to wear it this Saturday to the races at Thunderhill. Donations are still being accepted in any amount in advance or at the racetrack. To donate please contact Amanda Van Pay @920-676-0172
 
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Nathan Bouche Memorial Rescheduled for June 25th

May 28th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – The 3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial has been rescheduled for Saturday June 25 at Thunderhill Raceway. The night will be brought to you by Wicked Witch Racing and will be Driver Autograph Night.
 
On behalf of Thunderhill I would like to give a huge thanks to Sheila Turner of Wicked Witch Racing for allowing us to reschedule Nathan’s race on her night.
 
Drivers will still get in the pits “FREE” on June 25. All IMCA division winners will be racing for extra pay. The IMCA Modified will pay $750 to win and has also been designated as a qualifier for the 2011 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $500 to win and a guaranteed spot in qualifying for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions, during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Cenex. Karl Chevrolet Northern Sport Mods race for $300 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250.
 
Other sponsors include Dorsch Ford and Hutter Construction along with IMCA, Tri-County Heating, Mike Weitor Racing, Paul J. Georgia CPA, Lake Side Painting, Olson Fabrication, Seiler Tire, North Bay Construction, Van Drisse Racing Parts, Packerland Whey, WebMaster Chewy, Vanlaanen Motorsports, Dan Lewis Photography and Elite Sports Marketing, who will offer a $75 off a sponsor ship proposal to every feature winner that evening.

Added Details for the Pedal Pushers Breast Cancer Fund Raiser at Thunderhill/IMCA Hobby Stock Night

May 29th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Time permitting we will be doing IMCA Hobby Stock driver introductions before the start of the feature brought to you by The Draft Haus Sports Bar and Banquet Hall. Saturday nights after the races the Draft Haus offers anyone with a paid wristband a free mug of beer or free rail mixer.
 
The Pedal Pushers will be doing a balloon release on Palmer Johnson Inc. Night at Thunderhill Raceway in order to raise money for their breast cancer fund raiser. Pink Balloons can be purchased at the track for $1 and all proceeds will be donated to a local breast cancer foundation. Balloons being sold are courtesy of, Brad and Larry Lautenbach and Tri County Heating of New Franken.
 
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter

IMCA winners get bigger payouts at Thunderhill’s Nathan Bouche Memorial

May 20th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Winners will get bigger shares of IMCA feature purses paid at this week end’s Nathan Bouche Memorial at Thunderhill Raceway. The Saturday, May 21 main event for IMCA Modifieds will pay $750 and has also been designated as a qualifier for the 2011 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $500 to win and a guaranteed spot in qualifying for the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions, during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Cenex. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $300 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250.
 
“We thought it was important to support this event because of the Bouche family and Thunderhill’s long-time connections to IMCA,” said Brett Root, vice president of operations for the sanctioning body.
 
IMCA is also among the sponsors who contribute to the third annual memorial to free admission to the pit area for competing drivers, along with no entry/registration fee.

Other sponsors include Dorsch Ford and Hutter Construction along with Tri-County Heating, Mike Weitor Racing, Paul J. Georgia CPA, Lake Side Painting, Olson Fabrication, Seiler Tire, North Bay Construction, Van Drisse Racing Parts, Packerland Whey, WebMaster Chewy, Vanlaanen Motorsports, Dan Lewis Photography and Elite Sports Marketing, who will offer a $75 off a sponsor ship proposal to every feature winner that evening.
 
Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Saturday.

IMCA Comes Board to Support the Nathan Bouche Memorial

May 19th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – The International Motor Contest Association better known as IMCA has come aboard as associate title sponsor for the 3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial at Thunderhill Raceway which will take place this Saturday May 21. Any driver racing that evening will get in the pits free.
 
IMCA is the oldest active automobile racing sanctioning body in the United States. IMCA currently sanctions 5 tracks in North East Wisconsin and has been with Thunderhill for 19 years. IMCA became involved after talks with Thunderhill track promoter Bryan “Woody“ Wodack . IMCA wants to “honor Nathan and his family on behalf of the racing community.” Stated; Brett Root – Vice President of IMCA

This isn’t the first time IMCA has reached out to support one of its sanctioned tracks, from programs that help feed needy families during the holiday seasons to all the proceeds of the annual golf tournament at the Super Nationals goes to local charities. IMCA just announced that the Deery Series will work with a local charity for children’s cancer research called Karsyn’s Krusaders which was formed for Karsyn Miller a 5 year old girl who was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
 
The Nathan Bouche Memorial night will be brought to you by title sponsors Dorsch Ford and Hutter Construction along with: Tri County Heating, Mike Weitor, Racing, Paul J. Georgia CPA, Lake Side Painting, Olson Fabrication, Seiler Tire, North Bay Construction, Van Drisse Racing Parts, Packerland Whey, WebMaster Chewy, Vanlaanen Motorsports, Dan Lewis Photography and Elite Sports Marketing who will offer a $75 off a sponsorship proposal to every feature winner that night.
 
Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial May 21st at Thunderhill Raceway all Drivers Get in Free

May 18th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway to host the 3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial this Saturday May 21. Any and all drivers who show up to race at 1/3 mile clay oval will receive a free pit pass and full pay at the end of the night. This is also a full points night for all IMCA divisions, Street Stocks and Feisty Fours.
 
Last year all donations went into resurrecting the IMCA Stock Car that Nathan would have driven. Nathan’s father Tony Bouche will once again race the #27 car for this weekend. This years donations will make sure all drivers get in the pits for free any extra money raised will go into that nights purse. If you are interested in supporting the 3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial please call Tony Bouche at 920-255-0281
 
The Nathan Bouche Memorial night will be brought to you by Dorsch Ford and Hutter Construction along with associate sponsors: Mike Weitor Racing, Lake Side Paining, Olson Fabrication, Seiler Tire, North Bay Construction, Van Drisse Racing Parts, Packerland Whey, WebMaster Chewy, Vanlaanen Motorsports, Dan Lewis Photography and Elite Sports Marketing who will offer a $75 off a sponsorship proposal to every feature winner that night.
 
We at Thunderhill hope everyone will be able to join us on this special night.
 
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Mother Nature Wins Again, Thunderhill Raceway (WI) Canceled for May 14th

May 15th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Race has been force to cancel for tonight May 14.
 
Persistent showers have the made the track workable and we don’t want to wreck the track or cars just for the sake of racing.
 
Next week will be the 3rd Annual Nathan Memorial night where drivers get in the pits “FREE”.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Sponsor List Growing Fast for the Nathan Bouche Memorial at Thunderhill

May 14th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Thunderhill Raceway is set to host its first ever drivers get in free night in honor of the late Nathan Bouche on May 21. This stands for all drivers whether you have ever raced at Thunderhill or not, if you show up with a racecar you get in free for that night with full pay at the end of the night.
 
“This year the business’s and race teams who donate money will go into making sure every driver that comes through the pit gate will get in free and if we get enough donations we will put extra money in the payout for that night.” Stated Tony & Cheryl Bouche; “We can’t thank everyone enough for what this has meant to us and our family and were happy to give back to the drivers in honor of our son.”
 
The Nathan Bouche Memorial night will be brought to you by Dorsch Ford and Hutter Construction along with associate sponsors: Mike Weitor Racing, Lake Side Paining, Olson Fabrication, Seiler Tire, North Bay Construction, Van Drisse Racing Parts, Packerland Whey and Elite Sports Marketing who will offer a $50 off a sponsorship proposal to every feature winner that night. If you are interested in supporting the 3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial please call Tony Bouche at 920-255-0281  

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Spectator Eliminator to Start at Thunderhill May 14th Rules and Regulations

May 11th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Ever wish you had the chance to race around the 1/3 mile clay oval but don’t have the budget to own a race car, well here’s your chance. The Woody’s Signs Spectator Eliminator is set to kick off this Saturday May 14 at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway.
 
Drivers will be able to compete for a minimum cash price of $80 in a winner takes all race. Cars and or trucks will be lined up on the front stretch and will receive the green flag from a dead stop. They will race around for one lap, first one back to the checker flag wins. If there are more than two vehicles we will go into a elimination style format until there is one winner.
 
There will only be two vehicles racing at a time. Races will take place at the end of the night. Drivers to pay a $15 entry fee along with a $20 pit pass. All entry fees will be put in the winners purse for the night along with $50 courtesy of Woody’s Signs.
 
For more information about rules or to sign up, please visit the track website at www.racethunderhill.com click on the “driver” link and scroll down and click on 2011 Spectator Eliminator Rules & Information Sheet. Just print out the form and hand it in before the start of the nights events at the drivers sign in booth.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

The Draft Haus to Host IMCA Hobby Stock Night @ Thunderhill May 14th

May 11th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – The Draft Haus Sports Bar and Banquet Hall will host IMCA Hobby Stock night at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway this Saturday May 14. Time permitting we will have driver introductions before the IMCA Hobby Stock main
event. Saturday nights after the races the Draft Haus offers anyone with a paid wristband a free mug of beer or free rail mixer.

The Draft Haus Sports Bar (formerly the reef) is located at 901 Egg Harbor Road Sturgeon Bay and can be followed on facebook.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Jacobs Makes it a Double Header Weekend at Thunderhill Raceway

May 9th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Luxemburg’s Jeremy Jacobs made it a double header weekend after taking the checkers Friday night at Luxemburg and tonight at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway. Other feature winners were Troy Muench (stockcar),
Jesse Kroll (sport mod), Brandon Peterson (hobby Stock), Geno Sternard (street stock) and Calvin Stueck (four-cylinders).

Drivers and fans were treat to a sunny after noon at John Miles Park. The track stayed hard and smooth all night.

Jeremy Jacobs used his front row starting spot to lead the opening paces in the Kelsey Racing IMCA Modifieds. At the half way point the caution would fly for the stalled machine of Evan Madden. Once the race restarted Shawn Kilgore would make his presence felt and challenge Jacobs for the top spot up high. Jacobs would begin to inch away from Kilgore and this would allow defending Champion Jay Matthias to work down low and get to the back bumper of Jacobs but he wasn’t able to make a lay for the lead and the win went to Jacobs his second of the weekend, followed by Matthias, Kilgore, Todd Dart and James Tebon.

Troy Muench would muscle his way inside Don Aregoni on lap 6 and never look back picking the feature win in the Algoma Motors IMCA Stock Cars.

Veteran Don Aregoni would jump to an early lead from his front row starting spot. Muench who start fourth quickly made his presence felt and worked to the inside of Aregoni out of turn two taking the lead and distancing himself from the field and would go on to win the caution free event. Aregoni would take a solid second, Shawn Havel would make a late race charge and finish third, Jeremy Jauquet and Scott Reinhardt rounded out the top 5.

Jesse Kroll survived a side by side battle with Randy LeMieux Jr. to take home the checkers in the Butch’s Auto IMCA Northern Sport Mods.

Veteran Randy LeMieux Jr. quickly jumped to the point from his front row starting spot but it only took 3 laps before Jesse Kroll worked to the inside and the battle was on. The pair would run door to door the next several laps until a caution with 9 laps remaining would bunch the field. Kroll would with stand a late race charge and pick up the opening night win. LeMieux Jr. would hold on for second, third went to Brad Lautenbach, Steve Georgenson and Tom Stark would round out the top 5.

Brandon Peterson made a last lap pass to take home the win in the Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Marcus Moede would use his front row starting spot to take the point in the early laps. 2010 Rookie of the year Travis Hackett began to challenge Moede for the top spot. The pair ran door to door with Hackett securing the lead on lap 11. Brandon Peterson would make his presence felt as he worked around Moede for second. It appeared Hackett had the race won when out of turn 4 he would get caught behind a lapped car. Hackett would pile into the back of the lap car, Peterson would shoot to the top side out of turn 4 as the checkers flew passing Hackett by inches for the win. Hackett would settle for second, Moede third, CJ Weckler fourth with Tom Brumlic fifth.

In the Lackie Rentals and Remodeling Street Stocks defending Track Champion Geno Sternard made the pass on Les Sternard on lap four and would never look back on the caution free event picking up the opening night win. Aaron Thornton would place second, Les Sternard third, Ed Franklin and Tony Everard rounded out the top five. Calvin Stueck would make it a clean sweep winning the heat and feature in the caution free event for the Denil Auto and Trucking Feisty Fours.

Next week, May 14 will be brought to you by the Draft House of Sturgeon Bay and will feature driver introductions for the IMCA Hobby Stocks.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com
You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Info on construction at ThunderHill and CTY S. Spectator Eliminator…Car Show for May 7

May 7th, 2011

The city of Sturgeon Bay is putting up a new building at the race track. This means you WILL NOT be able drive between the midway and pit area. You will have to take 14th Avenue if you want to go to the grandstands or on the midway.
 
So if your planning on bringing your car the car show tomorrow that starts at 2:00 please take 14th Ave. We will be working with the city to try and get a designated area to drive through.
 
County S is all tore up we advise fans and drivers to take Hwy 42 if your coming from that direction.
 
Spectator Eliminator is tentatively scheduled to start next week May 14. Rules and regulations will be posted on the website this coming week.
 
The Draft Haus (formerly The Reef) will be giving away a mug of beer or rail mixer with paid wristband from ThunderHill after every race night this season.

40 Drivers Check in for Practice at Thunderhill

May 6th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) 40 drivers checked in at ThunderHill Raceway for the Wednesday night practice.
 
Drivers were greeted with a very hard dry slick track, many drivers took advantage of this and tested numerous “feature” setups. For others it was a chance to work out the bugs or have someone else jump in the drivers seat to see what could be adjusted for a better handling car.
 
“I have to give a big thanks for all the people who have been working on the track the last 3 weeks, we have small spot on the backstretch we need to iron out and if mother nature cooperates it will be fixed for opening night.” Stated track promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack; “To have 40 drivers show up with 2 days notice is very promising, I’m looking forward to opening night!”
 
Racing to start this Saturday May 7. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions every Saturday night through the summer with, IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter

Drivers Get in Free for Nathan Bouch Memorial at Thunderhill May 21

May 3rd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) 3rd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial to take place at ThunderHill Raceway May 21. Nathan son of veteran racer Tony Bouche passed away in a farm accident a little more than 6 years ago. So this is a night to pay tribute to a life that was taken to soon.
 
In honor of Nathan every driver who races will get in the pits free for that nights event. Special thanks to Dorsch Ford and Hutter Construction along with a growing list of sponsors for that night. If you are interested in supporting the 3rd Annual
Nathan Bouche Memorial please call Tony Bouche at 920-255-0281 All money raised will be put in the purse for that nights events.
 
For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Mother Nature Cancels Opening Night at Thunderhill Raceway

April 30th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway has been forced to cancel its opener for April 30. Woody stated the track was worked on for 7 hours on Monday, but cold temperatures and rain received this week has made the track to soft to try and race for Saturday. With rising costs the tracks goal is to give drivers the best racing surface possible and not wreck cars or the track.
 
Weather permitting racing will resume on Mothers Day weekend May 7 with Dave Hatch Racing and WDOR as the headlining sponsors. The car show portion will be moved over to May 7 at 2:00 P.M. The car show will take place on the midway and full concessions will be available. Class trophies will be awarded for best appearing IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Four. With racing beginning at 6:00 P.M.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Practice Cancelled at Thunderhill, Car Show to be Held Opening Night

April 22nd, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Practice for April 23 at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway has be cancelled due to the snow storm that blew through Tuesday night. The track is just to wet and we don’t want to risk tearing it up for opening night.
 
The car show portion will be moved over to opening night, April 30 at 2:00 P.M. The car show will take place on the midway and full concessions will be available. Class trophies will be awarded for best appearing IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA
Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Four. With racing beginning at 6:00 P.M.
 
Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Fours in action. Pit gates open at 3:30 P.M. racing starts at 6:00 P.M.

For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Car Show/Test and Tune at Thunderhill Raceway April 23rd

April 20th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings will start its season with a car show along with a test and tune on April 23. Class trophies will be awarded for best appearing IMCA Modified, IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Northern Sport Mod, IMCA Hobby Stock, Street Stock and Feisty Four.
 
Weather permitting the car show will start at 11:00 a.m. Practice will follow at 3:00 p.m. The admission price for the pits will be $15.00 for drivers and $10.00 for pit crew. Practice starts at 3:00 PM and grandstands are free to the public, and our concession stand will be open.
 
Next Saturday WDOR will host the season opener. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side. Pit gates open at 3:30pm, racing starts at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter

Spectator Eliminator Returns/ 2011 Titles up for Grabs at Thunderhill Raceway

April 13th, 2011

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Titles in all six divisions will be for grabs at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway for the 2011 season. The Spectator Eliminator will make its return to the speedway since going away in the mid 1980’s. Fans will be able to race their street cars for one lap around the speedway, full press release of rules and requirements coming soon. The 2011 season will kick off with a car show and practice on April 23 with the regular points season kicking off a week later on April 30.
 
A bunch of new ideas are being discussed by the track prompter Bryan “Woody” Wodack. “I feel its important to keep the fans entertained, whether its during intermission or at the end of the program” stated Woody; “The fans are the reason were able to have racing every Saturday night, so were going to give them a show like they’ve never seen before!” “And as for the Spectator Eliminator it brings back something I enjoyed watching as a fan and give fans a chance to get out on the track without having to buy a racecar.”
 
Some of the races that maybe added to the nightly events, time trials on the first night to set the field, bus races, chain races, and powder puff races just to name a few. Returning will be the Trailer Race of Destruction. Dan Lewis Photography will
be returning and the track will once again be sanctioned by IMCA. A full press release will be made soon as everything is finalized.
 
Drivers will be chasing after Jay Matthias who topped the IMCA Modified ranks in 2010, capturing his first career title. Todd Dart will throw his hat in the ring, with his brand new Harris Chassis, Dart will be eyeing his 7th modified crown. Kevin Sternard who finished third last year, will not be racing as he has sold his car to Rick Johnson. Throw in guys like Shawn Kilgore, Jeremy Jacobs, Kyle Kudick Billy LeMieux and James Tebon. Last year the modified class was the most competitive featuring only two drivers to win more than one feature.
 
The class they call “Too Tough to Tame” came down to the last night to crown a champion and when the dust settled there was two drivers holding the crown, Greg Gretz and Charlie Kroll. Both drivers will be looking to once again take the top spot in the IMCA Stock Cars. Add in Rookie of the Year Jeremy Wiitala, the fall special winner Dave Bouche, Troy Muench, Bret Koehler, Shawn Havel and Aaron Thornton the title again could come down to the last night.
 
The IMCA Sport Mods is by far the fastest growing class in North Eastern Wisconsin. Which makes it even harder to repeat as champion. Eric Arneson was a model of consistency last year as the former state champ took home his first ThunderHill track title. Keep your on eye local hot show Brad Lautenbach, who had dominated the division before an injury sidelined his title hopes. Veterans like Ryan LeMieux, Tom Stark and Bernie Reinhardt will be in the title hunt.
 
The title will be open in the IMCA Hobby as defending champion Luke Lemmens heads the IMCA Stock Car division after purchasing one of Matt Junio’s cars. Runner up Brandon Peterson will be eyeing his first career title. But don’t count out former
champion Frank Paul, Marcus Moede, CJ Weckler, and Rookie of the Year Travis Hackett.
 
Geno Sternard will return to defend his crown in the Street Stocks. He will have his hands full with second year drivers, Kipp Burlo, James Bosman, runner up Tony Everard and veteran Jimmy Anderson.
 
After a dominating performance in the Sport 4’s, Jeremy DuBois will return to defend his championship.
 
Drivers list in each division, subject to change without notice. More details to follow. All information for upcoming events as well as the weekly schedule can be found on the track website www.racethunderhill.com or you can follow us on Facebook
and Twitter

Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway Drivers, Sponsors and Fans Appreciation Party Jan. 15th at the Bull Pen Bar and Grill

December 3rd, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings will kick off the New Year with a bang holding its first ever driver, sponsor, fan and employee appreciation party.

The party will take place on Saturday January 15 at the Bull Pen Bar & Grill located in Forestville. The appreciation party is open to anyone who wants to attend and will begin at 6PM.

Free beer will be provided and a DJ will be on hand for music. There will be a boat load of door prizes, raffles and giveaways!

“I can’t thank each and every person enough that supports ThunderHill Raceway, having the get together is just a small token of my appreciation.” Stated track promoter, Brian “Woody” Wodack. “I’m wanting to kick the 2011 season off early, and I hope to see everyone out for what should be a good time.”

More details to follow. All information for upcoming events as well as the weekly schedule can be found on the track website www.racethunderhill.com or you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thunderhill Raceway Drivers Meeting Wednesday Nov 17th

October 20th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway will hold a drivers meeting for the 2011 racing season on Wednesday, November 17 at the Ladder House Sports Bar & Grill at 7pm.

Items up for discuss but not limited to will be class reps, rules, and drivers will be able to purchase the first and second row pit spots. Pit spots will be the same price as last year, unpaid spots will be raffled and sold after the meeting. Any questions please call Woody at 743-7052. The Ladder House is located at 38 South Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. For more information please visit the track website at www.racethunderhill.com

Prestige yacht Coatings Returns as Title Sponsor at Thunderhill Raceway

October 19th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings will once again return as the track title sponsor at ThunderHill Raceway in 2011.

“I grew up in Door County, and I’ve always been a huge fan of racing at ThunderHill.” stated; Joe Hernandez owner of Prestige Yacht Coatings. “Supporting the track is a great way to give back to the community and show appreciation to all the drivers who put on a great show each and every Saturday night.”

Prestige Yacht Coatings has been the title sponsor at ThunderHill Raceway since 2009. Prestige Yacht Coatings is located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and has added a location over seas in the United Arab Emirates, and is one of the world leaders in yacht coatings.

“To say I’m excited too have Prestige Yacht Coatings back would be a huge understatement.” stated track promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack; “With Joe and Prestige Yacht Coatings supporting the track, I feel the possibilities are endless and I’m
thrilled to see what the 2011 racing season will bring.”

The 2011 season will kick off at ThunderHill Raceway with a Car Show & Practice on April 23. The Saturday night point shows will be IMCA sanctioned and start on April 30 and end with Championship night on September 3. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side. IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders will be back in action for the 2011 season. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter, or call Woody at 920-743-7052

2011 Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway Schedule

October 17th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway 2011 official schedule release. The 2011 season will have 19 IMCA Sanctioned point nights along with the Fair Special and 2-day Fall Classic.

ThunderHill will start its season with a Car Show & Practice on April 23. The Saturday night point shows will start on April 30 and end with Championship night on September 3.

The Fair special will return on August 6. The 2-day fall classic will also return on September 9 & 10. Schedule is subject to change. For a complete list of dates please visit the track website at www.racethunderhill.com and click on schedule.

Tickets are still available for the banquet on November 6 at The Ladder House Sports Bar & Grill in Sturgeon Bay. Any questions please call Woody at 743-7052

2010 Thunderhill Raceway Awards Banquet November 6th

October 15th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Champions to be honored at the 2010 Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway 2010 Awards Banquet on November 6 at The Ladder House Sports Bar & Grill in Sturgeon Bay.

2010 Track Champions are Jay Matthias (IMCA Modifieds), Greg Gretz and Charlie Kroll (IMCA Stock Car), Eric Arneson (IMCA Sport Mod), Luke Lemmens (IMCA Hobby Stock), Geno Sternard (Street Stock), Jeremy DuBois (Four-Cylinder).

Rookie of the Years honors will also be awarded with the top 5 in points in each class will be receiving awards.

Cash Bar at 6pm with dinner at 7pm, awards to follow. Cost per person is $22. Tons of giveaways and door prizes. Music to be provided by the Unknown DJ’s.

Any questions please call Woody at 743-7052. The Ladder House is located at 38 South Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. For more information please visit the track website at www.racethunderhill.com

Thunderhill Fall Classic Date Changed to this Sunday Sept 19

September 18th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway has changed the date and time for day #2 of the Fall Classic, racing will now take place on Sunday, September 19. With a 5:00pm start time.

Woody stated; “After numerous calls from drivers about running on Sunday, and when looking at the forecast for the upcoming week, I had no choice but to change dates and hope for the best.” “I understand this is very short notice and I apologize for the change, but Sunday gives us the best chance to race.”

The nightly event will kick off at 5pm. All divisions still have 10 feature spots available, with the Street Stocks still having 14 spots open. Last Chance Qualifiers will start the night with the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern Sport Mods, Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks and 4 cylinders, followed by the event’s feature races. Line-ups established Friday night for the qualified cars will carry forward to Wednesday. Teams not in attendance Friday will be able to run the Last Chance Qualifiers.

Modifieds will be racing for $1000 to win, Stock Cars $700, Sport Mods $700, Street Stocks & Hobby Stocks $400 and 4-Cylinders $150. Payout based on 25 mods, 30 stocks,
30 sport mods, 25 streets, 22 hobbies and 20 4cyl. Wednesday nights events will be capped off with a $250 to win Trailer Race of Destruction.

Dan Lewis will have a full variety of photos on hand including 8×10 Fall Classic Portraits and Special Fall Classic Apparel inside the souvenir trailer. Grandstand admission will be Adults $12, Senior Citizens and Students (13-16) $10, Kids (6-12) $3, Kids 5 & Under Free both nights.

Pit passes will be $30 for crew members and $50 for drivers. (Driver entry fees not included in pit pass) Entry fees per division: Mods $25, Stock Cars $20, Sport Mod, Street Stock and Hobby Stock $15. Pit gates open at 2:00pm, must be checked in by 4:30pm, racing starts at 5:00pm (You must have your wristband to enter, NO EXCEPTIONS.)

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side. IMCA style modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders in action. . For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter, or call Woody at 920-743-7052

ThunderHill cancelled for Sept 15th / Rescheduled for Wed, Sept 22

September 17th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway has again been forced to cancel due to rain for September 15.

Day #2 of the Fall Classic has now been rescheduled for Wednesday September 22. 6pm Start time.

Drivers who were not at night #1 are still eligible to race the last chance qualifiers. More information will be posted as it becomes available. “Our goal is the end the season with a bang, we are going to do our best so mother nature doesn’t win this time” Said Bryan “Woody” Wodack. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter. Or call Woody at 920-743-7052

Thunderhill Raceway Reschedules Day 2 of Fall Classic for Sept 15th

September 14th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway was forced to cancel tonight September 11 after battling mother nature all day long.

Racing has been rescheduled for Wednesday September 15. With a tentative start time of 6pm.

Drivers who were not at night #1 are still eligible to race the last chance qualifiers. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

We want to thank all the fans, crews, sponsors and drivers for their patience.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter. Or call Woody at 920-743-7052

Butches Auto and Tri County Heating Make it $700 to Win the Sport Mod Feature at Thunderhill Raceway

September 10th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Butches Auto of Sturgeon Bay and Tri County Heating of New Franken have each pitched in $100 extra to the winner of the IMCA style Sport Mod Feature for the September 10 & 11 Fall Classic at ThunderHill Raceway. This now
makes it $700 to win Sport Mod main.

“The Sport Mods put on a great show week in and week out, they have been by far our fastest growing class, I can’t thank Tri County Heating and Butches Auto enough for their support all season long and for our special.” Said Track Promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack.

The Fall Classic will qualify 10 cars Friday and 10 cars Saturday per division. Fastrak Late Models and Modifieds will be racing for $1000 to win, Stock Cars $700, Sport Mods $700, Street Stocks & Hobby Stocks $400 and 4-Cylinders $150. Payout based on 25 mods, 30 stocks, 30 sport mods, 25 streets, 22 hobbies and 20 4cyl. Saturdays features will be followed by a $250 to win Trailer Race of Destruction and $100 to the Best Appearing vehicle/trailer combo. We are taking the first 20 vehicles to register, for more information and rules on the Trailer Race, please contact John Knudson @920-559-6800.

Single day pit passes will be $30, 2-day passes are $50. (Driver entry fees not included in pit pass) Entry fees per division: Mods $25, Stock Cars $20, Sport Mod, Street Stock and Hobby Stock $15.

Pit Gates will open at 1:30pm both days. Pit stalls can be reserved for $20, otherwise open parking. Sign in cutoff will be 5:30pm Friday and 4:00pm Saturday. Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. For more information, visit the track’s website at ww.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Championship Points Battles Going Down to the Wire On Little Hoppers Night at Thunderhill

August 28th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Little Hoppers of Door County to host the second to last points night at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway.

Little Hoppers services can be found on Division Road in Sturgeon Bay, they provide a variety of garbage (trash), waste removal, recycling services to Door and Kewaunee County residents and businesses. For more info please visit www.little-hoppers.com

Also there is a correction as we will not be having the Halloween theme this week, it has been changed to the second day of the September 10 & 11 Fall Classic.

Weekly Notes:

The IMCA Stock Car title is completely up for grabs as Forestville’s Charlie Kroll and Kewaunee’s Greg Gretz are currently tied for points lead. With only 2 points nights remaining, the championship could come down to the final lap of the season.

Luxemburg’s Dave DeGrave picked up with in the Stock Car class, this was his second career stock car win, but first at ThunderHill. Dave won Rookie of the Year honors last season and is a former IMCA Hobby Stock track champion.

Sturgeon Bay’s Billy LeMieux became the 11th different winner in 12 points nights in the IMCA Modifieds. Defending champ, Shawn Kilgore is the only repeat points night winner.

In the Modified points battle Algoma’s Todd Dart was able to gain one point on DePere’s Jay Matthias last Saturday. Matthias now holds a 10 point edge over Dart.

Sturgeon Bay’s Geno Sternard picked up his third win of the season in the Street Stocks, he currently holds a 6 point lead over Rookie Tony Everard of Green Bay. Everard is former multi-time four cylinder champion at The Hill. Former title contender Sturgeon Bay’s James Bosman suffered a blown engine during his heat race and was unable to race the rest of the evening moving him to 3rd in points 17 back.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. WithIMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders in action. Pit gates open at 4:00pm, racing starts at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Sternard Stifles Competition, Takes Home $800 Payday at Thunderhill

August 8th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Kevin Sternard led every lap in a caution free feature, picking the top prize of $800 in the IMCA Modifieds at ThunderHill Raceway. Other winners were (MSA Sprint Cars) TJ Luedke, (IMCA Sport Mod) Johnny Whitman.

Kevin Sternard out duel former track champion Jeremy Jacobs on the opening lap and slowly began to pull away leaving the competition battling behind him. The top four would break away from the pack, with Kyle Kudick holding down the second spot. The battle for third would heat up as the defending champion Shawn Kilgore and former champ Todd Dart battled door to door. Kilgore would make the pass, and challenge Kudick late in the going for the runner up spot. When the checkers fell it was Sternard winning by a straight away leading all 30 laps. Second for Kyle Kudick, after starting deep in the field third for Shawn Kilgore, fourth Todd Dart, Jared Siefert would round out the top five.

Johnny “The Hitman” Whitman lead all 25 laps in the IMCA Sport Mods taking home a $400 payday.

Johnny Whitman would battle Eric Arneson from his front row starting spot, and take the lead on lap 1. Whitman would quickly distance himself from the field. Brad Lautenbach would march his way through the pack and began battling Arneson for the runner up position. Whitman had the race well in hand, but caution for the broken down machine of Jeff Vlies would bunch the field mid way through the contest. When the race resumed Lautenbach quickly worked into the second spot as Arneson would
slide to high losing a handful of positions. Lautenbach would give chase but it was Whitman who would pull away and pick up the win. Second to Brad Lautenbach, third for rookie Tyler Hackett, Ryan LeMieux came home fourth after starting deep in the field and fifth went to Eric Arneson.

Racing resumes this Saturday August 7 with the 2nd Annual Nathan Bouche Memorial.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com
You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter

ThunderHill Cancelled for July 24

July 28th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- Due to a late rain storm Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway has cancelled for July 24.

Next Saturday night racing will resume with Quietwoods RV Sales & Service and Miller Lite (Breast Cancer Awareness night) Action will heat up with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders in action.

For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack at (920) 743-7052

Tebon Dominates To Earn First Victory of Season

July 9th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- James Lee Tebon used the inside lane for all 20 laps and cruised to his first win of the season at the Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway. Charlie Kroll picked up the win in the IMCA Stockcars after a race long duel with Greg Gretz. Other winners on the night were Adam Pallex in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, Jeff Vlies in the IMCA Northern Sportmods, Eddie Anschutz in the N.E.W. Super Stocks, and Brian Johnson in the 4 Cylinders

Nick Grovogel led the opening three circuits of the N.E.W. Super Stock feature before a cut tire would end his night. Dave Baenen powered by and looked to have the race in control until a caution for conor Iverson brought out the caution on lap 9. Eddie Anschutz and Josh Novak used the caution to there advantage and cleared their racers when racing resumed. Baenen would suffer mechanical issues ending his night. With everyone behind him Anschutz led the final 6 circuits to pick up his 2nd win of the season. Novak was second followed by point leader Andy Paluch, Tony Everard, and James Bosman.

Chris Benes led the opening lap of the IMCA Northern Sportmod feature until Jeff vlies rocketed by down low. Cochart was trailed by Ryan Lemieux by 3 car lengths until a caution for Shawn Lemieux waved on lap 9. On the restart, Lemieux used the topside of the track to gain advantage for one lap. Vlies was able to regain the lead and won the feature but not without heavy pressure from Lemieux who had to settle for second. Steve Jorgenson who started 17th finished 3rd. Jesse Kroll who started 16th finished 4th, followed by Eric Arneson in fifth.

Dave DeGrave used his outside front row starting spot to claim the lead early in the IMCA Stockcar feature. DeGrave would continue to lead until Kyle Wanner tangled with Scott Reinhardt. Wanner was called for the caution and sent to the back with Reinhardt suffering a bent spindle. When racing resumed, Charlie Kroll and Greg Gretz powered by DeGrave to grab the top two spots. A game of cat and mouse was played between the two but Kroll was able to win by a couple car lengths. Point leader Gretz finished second. Ben Kroll finished 3rd in his first run at Thunderhill. John Heinz finished fourth with DeGrave fifth. After the race, Kyle Wanner claimed the motor of Charlie Kroll. Claim was accepted and they swapped motors.

Evan Madden led the opening five laps of the IMCA Modified feature before James Lee Tebon shot passed inside and never looked back. Dan Rataczjak would get to second and try on the topside of the track to get around Tebon but to no avail. Tebon would pull away in the waning laps to pick up his first win of the season. Rataczjak would take home second place money. Shawn Kilgore was third followed by Jay Mathias and Madden.

Despite heavy pressure all race long, Adam Pallex never left the bottom of the track and was able to pick up the victory in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Frank Paul finished second. Rob Waechter Jr. settled for third followed by Brandon Peterson, and Luke Lemmens.

Brian Johnson scored a clean sweep in the Feisty 4 Cylinder class. Jeremy Dubois was second and Matt Sargent third.

Next Saturday Night will be Lakeside Painting and Sherman Williams Night with the Feisty 4 Cylinders being introduced.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Kudick Fends Off Late Race Charge to Win in the Modifieds

June 23rd, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Kyle Kudick was able to fend of a late race charge from Mike Wedelstadt to pick of his first win of the season at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway . Other feature winners were Greg Gretz (stockcar), Brad Lautenbach (sport mod), Brandon Peterson (hobby Stock), And Paluch (street stock) and Jeremy DuBois (four-cylinders).

Kyle Kudick led the opening 6 laps before Tim Czarneski would use the high groove to take over the top spot. Czarneski would battle Kudick door to door for the lead, with Kudick taking the lead back on lap 10. A caution would bunch the field and set up a 3 lap dash to the checkers. As the green flew Mike Wedelstadt would pull to the outside and Kevin Sternard to the inside with Kudick in the middle. Kudick would fight off the advances of Sternard. With the checkers waving in the air, Wedelstadt would pull along side Kudick but it wouldn’t be enough as Kudick would pick up the win his first of the season. Wedelstadt would make contact with wall finishing second, Sternard third, points leader Todd Dart fourth and Czarneski would settle for fifth.

Greg Gretz fought a hard charging Troy Muench and survived a late race caution to pick up his second feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Car class.

Aaron Thornton would set the pace early, before Greg Gretz used the outside line in his Ford Thunderbird to take the lead on lap 4. Gretz would jump out to a huge lead, until last weeks feature winner, and point leader Troy Muench moved into the runner
up spot and began to reel in Gretz. 4 laps later Muench would catch Gretz, but as they went into turn 1 one the duo made contact and Muench would suffer a flat right front tire ending his night. Gretz would look to have the race in hand until a late
race caution. When racing resumed Gretz would again pull away from the field taking the win and the points lead, as co point leaders John Heinz and Muench encounter trouble and go laps down. Rookie Jeremy Wiitala would place second, Matt Junio
third, Bret Koehler who came through the consi was fourth and Charlie Kroll fifth.

Brad Lautenbach would take the lead on lap 6 and go on to win his third feature of the season in the IMCA Sport Mods.

A series of wrecks would slow the early stages on the Sport Mod feature. Brad Lautenbach would quickly charge from his fifth row starting spot and take the lead away from Tim McCormick and never look back picking up the win. McCormick second, Tom Stark third, new point leader Jesse Kroll would place fourth with Rookie Chris Benes would have his best career finish placing fifth.

Brandon Peterson would take the lead away from defending track champion Frank Paul with 5 laps remaining to win his first IMCA Hobby Stock feature of the season.

Second generation driver Rob Waechter Jr. led the first 5 circuits before Frank Paul would take over the top spot. His reign up front was short lived as 2 laps later Brandon Peterson would power by. A series of cautions would keep the field bunched up. When dust settled the checkers would go to Peterson. Waechter and Paul would make contact on the last lap sending Waechter to the infield. Points leader Luke Lemmens would place second, Paul would settle for third with CJ Weckler and Rookie Travis Hackett round out your top five.

Andy Paluch powered by Jimmy Anderson on lap 5 and cruised to his second career feature win the Street Stock division. New point leader Geno Sternard would take second, David Baenen third and Jimmy Anderson and Rookie Kipp Burlo round out the top five.

Jeremy DuBois went on to win his third feature of the season in the four-cylinders, padding his point lead. The nights races were dedicated in Memory of former racer and tech official Mark Reinhard who passed away on May 31. Next week, June 26 Wicked Witch Enterprises LLC will be the sponsor for Saturday night, which will include IMCA Hobby Stock driver introductions.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter

Thunderhill Raceway Races Canceled

June 15th, 2010

Sturgenbay, WI-Due to the amount of rain the past few days, the scheduled races at Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway have been canceled. There is too much standing water on the track surface.

Racing will resume next week, June 19, at 6pm with the regular divisions of IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders in action. The night of racing is sponsored by Budweiser (Flanigan Distributing) and is also $1 Beer Night on all Budweiser products. For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call (920) 743-7052.

Sonny’s Pizzeria to Host Driver Autograph Night at Thunderhill June 12

June 12th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Fans of all ages will be able to get there favorite drivers autograph on Sonny’s Pizzeria night at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway this Saturday June 12. Sonny’s Pizza is available each and every Saturday night at the concession stand.

Arctic Glacier will return as well as their night fell victim to mother nature. Arctic Glacier Inc., is a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality packaged ice to consumers in Canada and the United States, their local distributor is managed local by former racer Don Aregoni Jr.

Thunderhill is located at the John Miles Fair Park on Sturgeon Bay’s east side with racing in the six divisions beginning every Saturday night through the summer. With IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders in action. Pit gates open at 4:00pm, racing starts at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Rain Showers Dampen Thunderhill

June 9th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Rain showers fell upon Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway about an hour before start time, canceling tonight’s racing events.

Racing will resume next week, June 12, sponsored by Sonny’s Pizzeria of Door County. During intermission, fans will be able to “meet and greet” drivers for autographs in front of the grandstands.

Racing begins at 6pm with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks and 4 cylinders. For more information, call (920) 743-7052 or visit the track’s website at www.racethunderhill.com.

Mother’s Day Flower Give Away Rescheduled for May 15th

May 15th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – Due to mother nature throwing Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway a curve ball last week, the Maas Floral Mothers Day flower give away has been rescheduled for this Saturday May 15. The first 300 mothers attending the races will receive a free carnation courtesy of Maas Floral & Green House.

The 2010 Pedal Pusher Fundraiser for “Race for a Cure, Ribbon of Hope” will also start this weekend at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway. Presale for the T-Shirts will be near the entrance of the grandstands and will be delivered on May 22. Shirts are $12 each, with 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to local Breast Cancer Research. Their goal is to raise as much money as possible and to fill the grandstands with Black Breast Cancer T-Shirts on May 29.

Action will heat up for Maas Floral, Peil Construction and The Ladder House Bar & Grill night with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders in action. Pit gates open at 4pm racing starts at 6pm.

For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack at (920) 743-7052. You can also follow ThunderHill Raceway on Facebook and Twitter.

Thunderhill Raceway Canceled for May 8th

May 11th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay, WI)- May 7 Due to inclement weather Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway has cancelled for May 8.

Next Saturday night racing will resume with The Ladder House Bar & Grill, Maas Floral and Peil Construction night. Action will heat up with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, street stocks & 4 cylinders in action.

For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack at (920) 743-7052

First Practice of the Year Sets the Season in Motion for Thunderhill

April 27th, 2010

(Sturgeon Bay WI) – Despite mother nature throwing a wrench in the works a total of 38 drivers braved the elements for car show/practice at Prestige Yacht Coatings ThunderHill Raceway. Saturday, May 1 at 6pm will mark the WDOR season opener, with IMCA modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks, northern sport mods, NEW super stocks & 4 cylinders in action.

A total of 6 division were on hand with 11 IMCA Stockcars, 8 Sport mods, 7 NEW Super Stocks, 5 Hobby Stocks, 4 Modifieds and 3 4cylinders.

“Despite other area tracks opening and the threat of rain all day I’m very pleased with the response we received from fans and drivers,” said track promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack “I’m very excited for the up coming season and were expecting record car counts for opening night”

Car Show winners; IMCA Mod #3 Felix Dart, IMCA Stock Car #11 Scott Reinhardt, IMCA Sport Mod #37 Martin Kelsey, IMCA Hobby #00 Luke Lemmens, NEW Super Stock #88 Allan Schlueter and 4cyl #22 Mike Sargent

For more information, visit www.racethunderhill.com or call promoter Bryan “Woody” Wodack at (920) 743-7052.

By Edward Anschutz