Our next clinic is on February 16th 2015. Click here to sign up for this fun, exciting, life saving event!
The road can be a dangerous place, especially for new drivers. In fact, traffic accidents are the leading cause of teenage death. To address this issue, Thunderhill has teamed up with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), and put its own version of “drivers-ed” called the NASA Teen Car Control Clinic. During this clinic, teens and new drivers are taught skills that are not normally learned during normal driving conditions such as threshold breaking, how to react to two wheels dropping off the side of the road, and accident avoidance drills.
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Motorsports has the longest season of any professional sport! At Thunderhill it starts in January and ends in December. We booked Christmas and New Year’s Day last year. At the peak of this season is the month of May. Make no mistake the Indianapolis 500 is still the pinnacle of the sport celebrating 98 years this May as the biggest single day sporting event in the world. In two years the American motorsports culture will celebrate the 100th running of this great 500-mile, 200 lap race. It will be both deserving of international recognition and spectacular. I hope to be there!
The use of drones (aka Unmanned Aircraft Systems) for various activities is growing rapidly. Unfortunately they also create additional liability at the race track. Due to this, we wanted to let you know what our guidelines are for operating drones on Thunderhill property.
Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System owners must have proof of FAA certification and liability insurance naming Thunderhill Raceway as an additional insured. General iability insurance must specify that it includes the operation of Unmanned Aircraft.
Recreational use of unmanned aircraft is prohibited.
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Be advised Thunderhil Raceway has a 103 sound limit and mufflers are required. We wanted to remind you of these requirements and let you know they will be strictly enforced. This means anyone attending events at Thunderhill should be fully prepared to follow these requirements. If you are over the 103 limit, you will be blacked flagged. Thunderhill will then give you an opportunity to correct the problem. Once you are back out on track, if you are still over the 103 limit you will be asked to trailer the car or motorcycle for the rest of the day.
We wanted to give you this friendly reminder so you can come prepared and are not caught off guard by sound issues. As always we want you to have a great experience whenever you attend events at Thunderhill Raceway!
Jim Thompson and the Thunderhill Grill are making it even easier to focus on racing by ensuring that you and crew never run on empty. For the 25 Hour and beyond, the Thunderhill grill will be offering convenient box lunches that are ready for pickup whenever the timing seems right, and buffet style catering with options that fit any budget.
The Thunderhill food and beverage department is an in-house full service catering department, with grill and café options. We are here to serve the needs of teams, drivers and guests along with corporate and outside special events. We are committed to ensure that each guest receives prompt, professional, friendly service and of course always with a smile. We serve the best prepared food at a fair price using only quality ingredients. We may not be the most expensive but we are the best. We treat each guest with respect and dignity and make sure we thank them for the opportunity to serve them.
Over the last 20 years I have had the pleasure to meet many people who have contributed in one way or another to the success of Thunderhill Park.
On the top of the people list of Thunderhill Park is Tom McCarthy. Born in Fort Dodge Iowa, Tom came to the South Bay in California to attend college and earn a degree in computer science. In San Jose Tom found racing with the SCCA along with Lucy and Du All Machine. Through many tasks, road races and hard work it was Tom who suggested the solution to the woes that troubled the San Francisco Region of the SCCA in the mid-80s, “Let’s build our own track,” he said. Wow! I still find that inspiring. A solution that was impossible - in California - in the 80’s. Tom led the way with fellow club members, a new track committee and anyone else that wanted to come along. He also dealt with the naysayers to see it through. His reward was to retire from the track board in later years, become “Chairman Emeritus” of the company for life and be put into the SFR/SCCA Hall of Fame. He is a good man who stands at the top when it comes to the people of Thunderhill Park. We reward his effort every day at Thunderhill.
After the excitement and drama of the grand opening of Thunderhill on that Halloween weekend in October of 1993 the next task was to build the business and to put Thunderhill on a solid foundation for the years ahead. Sears Point and Laguna Seca were popular tracks with long legacies and lots of business. We were the new kid on the block. Could we compete? Could we rent enough days to pay the bills and keep the property open? These were all fair questions and the answers depended, to a large extent, on how we approached the task.
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