The expansion of Thunderhill race track west of Willows is expected to double the economic impact of the course to the area.
The new two-mile wing – Thunderhill West – was recently finished, expanding the existing three-mile course that opened in 1993 under current CEO David Vodden.
Vodden will host grand opening celebration with dignitaries at 6 p.m. Saturday, but racing starts at 9 a.m. Saturday with 150 racers competing in the Thunderhill Track Championship.
The first on the longer track, the race for $40,000 in prize money occurs..READ THE FULL STORY HERE
We are now half way through the historic 2014 year of on-track activity at Thunderhill Recreational Park and in the process of beginning another new chapter in this track venue built especially for men and women who recreate on road courses for fun and excitement. That said, we will have three track options in 2015 for all you track junkies and club leaders – the original and outstanding 3-Miles of Thunderhill; the new and incredibly different and awesome 2-Miles of Thunderhill and, finally, the longest road course in America with the most elevation change – the one-of-a-kind 5-Miles of Thunderhill. It is not too
Our next clinic is on November 28th. 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.
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