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Drones At Thunderhill

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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.

Thank you, Thunderhill Management.

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We Want Your Feedback!

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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.

Customer Survey Form

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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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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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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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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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A Message From Thunderhill

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If you need to leave a trailer or vehicle at Thunderhill Raceway Park, the fee will be $50 per week or $100 per month.Thunderhill encourages you to use this service, however prior to doing so you must contact someone from Thunderhill Management to pay the appropriate fee, and leave your contact information.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.
 
Thunderhill Management
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The History Of Thunderhill According To David. Part Three

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When last we met, Thunderhill Park was about to open its doors, participating in the birth of a race track and joining the harsh reality in motorsports venue operations. Like most new parents of a neonate, we weren’t exactly sure what we were doing. The track was done as far as we could go. We had a trailer for timing and scoring and another trailer which was basically a place for the stewards and for Pauline Laskin and her race central crew at the grand opening. The track had no curbs and remarkably few walls. The chosen weekend was Halloween and the San Francisco Region of the SCCA was ready. Since 1988 the Club had, in varying degrees, anticipated this event. The buzz within the road racing world and the local community was at an all-time high.

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The History Of Thunderhill According To David. Part Two

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If you have been reading the story of Thunderhill you know we are up to the part where we start construction. We had just gotten permission to build the track and the period of notification to the local area had passed with nary a single complaint. The next step before construction was to announce the successful status of the  track effort. We did this through a video and a site visit plus Wheel press. The  video was made using a helicopter to fly over a track carved into the landscape that sort of replicated the design created by Steve Crawford. We shot the video by hanging off the runner of the helicopter as it followed the path of the track plowed into the earth by our new neighbor Thor Oden. We still have that video. We showed the video at the SCCA banquet in 1992 and we issued press in the Wheel. I think Club members were pleased with what they saw and heard but there were still those folks who thought that Willows was too far away and that this would be the death knell of the project. The original parameter for location was one hour from the intersection of 580 and 680 in Pleasanton.  It had to do with travel time.

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