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
Willows, CA…… June 17 ….. Motorsports fans and economic development personnel alike will celebrate this weekend, June 21-22, when Thunderhill Recreational Park, located just west of Willows, opens their latest edition to the popular tourist attraction. The five-million dollar project resulted in a two-mile extension to the twenty-year-old road course making it the longest facility of its kind in North America at 5-miles.
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
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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!
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