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!
Next Saturday night Northern Californian’s will have a rare opportunity to see a first-rate automobile race at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico in the form of the World of Outlaws sprint car series. There are so many dramas and stories imbedded into the racing program that make the entertainment value over the top.
The appearance of the legendary Steven Kinser, multi-time champion and 500 + time feature winner, is just like seeing Babe Ruth at the peak of his career as a legend of baseball. He is that great and has the statistics to prove it.
Add Sammy Swindell, the
This is the weekend that starts it all in earnest for NASCAR fans. It began Thursday with the twin 150 qualifying races. Last night the new, boxier, Camping World Trucks returned to the Daytona International Speedway. While you are reading this the Nationwide Series, NASCAR’S double AA program, is on the 2.5 mile, high banked oval. Note A: Nationwide Insurance is dropping the series sponsorship in 2015. Tomorrow history will be made again as the 56th running of the Daytona 500 pits 43 not-so-stock, stock cars and their celebrity drivers against each other in a 200 lap race. There are so many
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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A new year where much is the same and much has changed started a few weeks ago. Welcome to 2014. What do you have in mind for this year? If you are reading this I hope you are planning San Francisco Region/SCCA Regional, Majors or even Runoffs racing before the end of 2014.
A top subject on the social network highway these days is speculation about what the 51st running of the SCCA National Championships in our region at Laguna Seca will mean for the Club. A great many local racers [about ten that I have sampled] who have never gone to the annual gathering of SCCA’s best, are targeting the Runoffs in their road racing schedule. Most veterans believe that Laguna Seca Raceway and the attraction of Monterey and Carmel will add to the number of entries. Time will tell.
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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!
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