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We would appreciate your feedback about your experiences at the track.Please click on the link below and take s few minutes to fill out our online customer survey form.This will help us make sure your next visit to Thunderhill Raceway Park is the best it can be.

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Sound Limits At Thunderhilll - Please Read!

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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!

Thank you,

Thunderhill Management

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Motorcycle Riders Praise Thunderhill West Development

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A host of experienced two-wheel riders visited Thunderhill Park to assess the development of the newest road course to appear on the west coast. The two-mile offering called Thunderhill West will open in May of 2014 and offer some very different and exciting riding experiences. “It’s not so much that it is a new track,” noted track GM Shannon Ell, “ as it is a very different ride.” Thunderhill West offers fifteen turns, up and down elevation changes and a 180 degree turn that features an 11 degree bank. “There is simply nothing like it in the market place anywhere,” Ell added. The shorter distance and more compact course will give riders what they want most, cornering, passing and fun. Track days on West will also offer the lowest prices available in the market and allow riders to gather up their friends and conduct riding days of their own.

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New Options At The Thunderhill Grill

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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.

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Renting Thunderhill West

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The development of Thunderhill West, the nation’s newest and most unique road course, will provide track opportunities for all who want to experience its twelve-turn, two-mile configuration as early as May 1, 2014. The new track has a number of unique characteristics including an eleven degree banked sweeper turn; a gutsy sharp left following a downhill run reminiscent of Spa’s famous Eau Rouge;  a very tight 180 degree switch-back and an abundance of ups and downs.  The track is FIA standard 36 feet wide and will offer a complete paddock, club house for class room and food service uses plus garages, decks and bathrooms with showers.

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Thunder On The Hill

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It was fun writing the history of Thunderhill these many past issues of the Wheel. I hope that you enjoyed them.  As I stated many times there was far more to the history of the track and a great many more people who did great things to make it what it is today than I could capture in my writings. Some people did respond to the stories reminding me of their contributions or some strange story that was most interesting but time and space were my limitations.
 

Thunderhill Park is a success story that the San Francisco Region of the SCCA can be proud of.  The best part of all that is we are just beginning. Motorsports in whatever forms it takes moving forward will always need some kind of venue. Clearly road courses are high on that need list as witnessed by the many new road courses that have been built since Thunderhill was a twinkle in the eye of Tom McCarthy and his visionary Club board of directors back in 1987. 

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The History Of Thunderhill According To David. Part Five

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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.
 

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The History Of Thunderhill According To David. Part Four

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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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SPEC MIATA DRIVERS – Effective immediately, the Toyo RR has been approved for SCCA SMT

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Good news for racers! The new Toyo RR will now be allowed in SCCA regional events. Previously SCCA Regional SMT competitors were required to use the Hoosier SM6 or the Toyo Proxes RA-1.This change will now give drivers more options with speed and price in mind. The new Toyo RR features a high grip compound tread design that is meant to be affordable to both the amateur and professional racer. After much speculation about the competitiveness of the Toyo RR, Ron Cortez was quoted as saying ” The Toyo RR is overall a more competitive tire than the Hoosier SM6″. Driver Tyler Vance brought a set of used Toyo RR to race at Cal Speedway after using the same set two weekends prior at Buttonwillow, and qualified on the pole for the Saturday race. Tyler went on to win Saturday’s race, ahead of many competitors who were running on new Hoosiers.

 

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MythBusters Comes To Thunderhill

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Kari, Grant and Tory drive Thunderhill in order to test whether a driver really loses 10 pounds worth of water weight during a race.

 

 

 

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