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Mercer Motorsports Going for Hat-Trick at NASA 25 Hour

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The National Auto Sport Association 25 Hours of Thunderhill is less than three months away, Dec. 3-4. Mercer Motorsports has filed their entry and will be going for their third win in a row.
Mercer Motorsports will field a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car with an all-star line-up of drivers, including American Le Mans Series regular Johannes van Overbeek; Grand-Am Prototype Champion, Jon Fogarty; Porsche Factory Driver and Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona winner Wolf Henzler are joined by Rich Walton, and American Le Mans Series Crew Chief Tommy Sadler.
"Mercer Motorsports has won the event, overall, the last two years in a row," van Overbeek said. "I've won it twice. We're coming back again this year. The event is a great grassroots level race with a low barrier to entry and a fun mix of pros, amateurs, fast and touring cars. I ran my first car race at Thunderhill's grand opening in October of 1993. I've been a part of the track's growth in both length and popularity. It's a great track with many challenges in a beautiful part of California. I always look forward to going to Thunderhill."
The NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill will see a field of over 70 cars going twice around the clock plus an hour over the three-mile, 15-turn track located 90-minutes north of Sacramento.
"The NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill is one of our signature events," Jerry Kunzman, NASA Executive Director, said. "It is a great way to close out the year, running 25 hours in Northern California. We have Mercer Motorsports coming back and going for their third straight win. They have a great line-up of drivers with top endurance racing resumes and are the team to beat again this year. We are also anticipating strong private and factory entries making this truly a great event to close out the racing calendar."
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Urgent Message From Thunderhill Raceway

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If you have a vehicle, trailer or RV located in the dirt storage area at Thunderhill Raceway, please call Colleen today at 530-934-5588 ext 100 as we are eliminating this area for other endeavors.

In the future, storage parking will be available on a pay per use, first come first served limited basis only.  

We thank you for your urgent attention to this matter.

Thunderhill Management

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Willows, CA. Current NASCAR-Sprint Cup series point leader, Carl Edwards of Columbia Missouri, will be the featured guest at a gala dinner set for June 23rd at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows California. 
Edwards has been on a roll since the end of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint-Cup racing season. He captured the final race of 2010 at the Homestead Florida Speedway and won again this past March at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Last weekend he won the prestigious All-Star Sprint Cup at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Edwards will attempt to continue his story book season just three days after his appearance at Thunderhill Park when he competes in his Roush-Fenway Ford #99 at the Infineon Raceway road course in Sonoma California on June 26th.
“This is a very special opportunity to meet and greet one of NASCARS and our nation’s most famous sports heroes,” noted Terry Taylor, Thunderhill CFO. “We only have 99 dinner seats to offer for the $99 per plate price. I hope we will have a sell-out,” Taylor said. The evening will start with a social period starting at 5:30 pm on the patio of the Thunderhill Park Club House and then move inside where all in attendance will be treated to a special sit-down dinner and the opportunity to meet and talk with Carl. Dinner is set to begin at 6pm.
Those wishing to meet Carl Edwards and enjoy the dinner evening can contact Terry Taylor at Thunderhill Park by calling (530) 934-5588 ext 102. Reservations can also be made by mail by sending $99.00 for each attendee to Thunderhill Park, P.O. Box 966, Willows, and CA. 95988. Thunderhill Park is located seven miles west of I-5 at 5250 highway 162.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series will be at Infineon for the Save Mart 300, June 24th through the 26th. NASCAR stands for the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. To learn more about Thunderhill Park access the track’s web page at www.thunderhill.com.
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The Best Thing About Thunderhill Park Is The Ride....

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At a recent NASA event here I had the opportunity to race the track we all call the “three miles of adrenalin.” If you think about all the road courses that you have driven or ridden on and what that experience was like, the one element that sets them apart is the nature of the “ride”. By this I mean the challenge of the various corners, the length and top speeds of the straights and, most importantly, how it all flows together to make a lap experience. It is like the combination of food quality, service and ambience at that restaurant that you rave about. It’s just special in some unique and almost personal way.
Well known road racer Randy Pobst recently said in his column in Sports Car that Thunderhill Park was the best new track built in the last twenty years. He cited the “flow of the track” along with the large run-off areas and overall “feel“of the place. Given that there has been a building boom of road-race tracks in this time period, this is quite a compliment! It certainly validates the idea that a good track is one that gives the participants something special when the race is done or the lap complete and, finally, when the season is wrapped up.
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Stories From Thunderhill

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Cassidy: Net Optics' Eldad Matityahu shows different business drive
San Jose Mercury News
Employees periodically race the Minis at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, and two employees of the month win the perk of driving a Mini as their ...

Sacramento motorcycle racer competes against husband
Sacramento Bee
"I got Jenn into dirt bikes first, then bought her a street bike, and then I bought her a track day at Thunder Hill (Raceway Park in Willows)," said Jason, ...

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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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There's A New Food Guru At Thunderhill

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Thunderhill is proud to announce and welcomes the newest member of our team Jim Thompson. Jim is the new food service manager at Thunderhill and his expertise in all things related to food is second to none.

Don't forget Thunderhill can handle all your food service needs including concessions, breakfast, lunch and dinner. We now offer an expanded catering department offering you choices that you simply will not find at any other track in the country. Jim can do it all and is now available to do it all for you.

Jim is a true professional with food and with people so please give him a call today to discuss all your food needs in 2011. You'll be glad you did! You can contact Jim right now at 530-934-5588 ext 107 or e-mail him at jim@thunderhill.com

We'll see you at the track!

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Build To Suit Opportunity Available At Thunderhill

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Combine your business future with Thunderhill Park with an ideal location near the raceway activity with lots of room for growth and creative uses. Be the first to realize the many benefits of track-side proximity in a building that meets your every need. Numerous revenue opportunities. Lot location ready for construction offering you a chance to design key features of your building. Looking for long-term lease and funding sources to build multi-faceted building for business that caters to the motorsports enthusiast.

Contact David Vodden at (530) 934-5588 ext 101 to learn more.
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Hooked On Driving Launches Ambitious Thunderhill Schedule In 2011!

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Hooked On Driving’s Northern California Region has announced its 2011 schedule. Specializing in bringing new individuals in to the motorsports hobby with a polished beginner program, HOD works with drivers to develop their skills and helps drivers move up the skill ladder without pushing them to race. “We have a family-oriented culture where safety is the first priority, and fun is second. We don’t push drivers to race and in fact, we focus more on technique than pace,” says owner David Ray. “On the other hand, when someone is ready to race, we send them to qualified racing organizations like the SCCA, NASA or other Club racing groups. What’s interesting is that they almost all come back, either as coaches, bringing family and friends, or just to practice in our advanced groups,” says Ray.


Thunderhill is the NorCal Region’s home track because it was built to do what HOD does. HOD drivers love the course itself with its great variety, challenge and ample runoff room. And the physical facilities are the best. They always utilize the Thunderhill food service and HOD has spoiled its drivers who expect great lunches! HOD has the goal of guiding amateur drivers to develop and enjoy their skills, and drive their car faster than would be prudent on the public highways. With 21 dates at Thunderhill this year – and more possibly to be added – Hooked On Driving has a date for anyone who would like to give the track, and track driving a try. 


Of course HOD doesn’t drive just at Thunderhill.  Their drivers like variety as well – so the 2011 HOD schedule includes SIX tracks: Thunderhill, Infineon, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Reno-Fernley Raceway, and Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. With 30 dates on track this year, the loyal Hooked On Driving customer is sure to find the challenge, variety, and fun that he or she is seeking in this awesome sport. 
To learn more about Hooked On Driving, go to: www.hookedondriving.com   or call: 925-552-8112
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Allen Berg Racing Schools & Stefan Johansson

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Allen Berg Racing Schools has confirmed that former Ferrari / McLaren F1 driver Stefan Johansson will be joining us as special guest at our Thunderhill One Day Formula Car program on February 17. This will be the only formula racing school in North America to have 2 former Formula One drivers as coaches at this special one-off event! 


For almost three decades Stefan Johansson has been one of the top drivers in the world of international motorsports. He has been successful in Formula One, IndyCar and Le Mans style sports car racing, winning both the 12 hours of Sebring twice (Porsche, Ferrari) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Porsche).

Throughout his career Stefan has driven for some of the most prestigious teams and manufacturers in the world including: Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Mercedes, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Audi and Acura. He is still keeping very active with his racing career and is currently racing in the Le Mans prototype category as well as the newly formed Speedcar series.

When not tending to his own racing career, Stefan is overseeing his business interests which includes creating all the watches for his Stefan Johansson Vaxjo Watch Company

Stefan has also consulted on a number of Race Track design projects and has been involved in team ownership in F1, Indycar and ALMS. He runs his own Driver Management Company which includes the current Indianapolis 500 and the 2008 IRL series Champion Scott Dixon as well as TV Commentary, acts as an adviser and consultant to various Racing Teams and Tracks.

Space is still available for this program - Click Here to book now!



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