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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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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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Major Solar Installation At Thunderhill

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Willows, Ca. February 14, 2013….. Alternative Energy Systems [AES] a Chico based solar company is ensconced at the local Thunderhill Raceway Park in the process of installing 314 solar panels to the already diverse energy program at the Willows road race track. The $336,824 project began just a week ago and is schedule to bring the facility to a point nearing grid-neutral status when combined with the track’s three wind generators and the pending solar field to be located on 133 acres of property north of the raceway. “We are very excited about this project and what it means to the image and energy use of Thunderhill Park,”  noted track energy expert Stuart Seitz.  Seitz is a 2010 graduate of Chico State and three-year employee of the raceway located at 5250 Hwy 162 in Willows.

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Thunderhill Has A New Trailer Policy:

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Silicon Valley Ferrari At Thunderhill Raceway

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Thunderhill Tire Shop Offers Extra Value To All.

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The Thunderhill Tire Shop offers you great tires and service right at the track.  There is no need to shop anywhere else. Stop by garage 10 and check it out today!

You can now purchase tires online from Thunderhill Park. That's right, all you have to do is point and click. We'll handle your entire order and have them ready for you when you arrive at the track. Remember everything you purchase at Thunderhill actually helps the track make improvements, improvements that you actually can benefit from! 

Buy your tires from Thunderhill today by clicking on the link to the TIRE SHOP above. It is easy and it is good for your racing today and in the future. tires@thunderhill.com

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