PATRIOT NIGHT AT XTREME MOTOR SPORTS CLASH ON THE HILL
By Troy Harrison
It’s almost Independence Day, and that means that Saturday night, June 30, will be Patriot Night at Thunder Hill Speedway. This week’s edition of the Xtreme Motor Sports Clash on the Hill will feature the BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modifieds, the Heinen Repair Service IMCA StockCars, the Kansas National Guard IMCA Northern Sport Mods, the BuyRaceParts.com IMCA Hobby Stocks, and the IMCA Sport Compacts. A fireworks display will capoff the night by 3D Displays.
Consistency is always key to winning a championship, but so is running fast and winning. Veteran IMCA stalwart Tom Charles has done both this year; he’s been a consistent front runner in the BSB IMCA Modifieds, as well as adding two wins to his career total of 300+ feature wins. He currently sits atop the point standings, followed by Jesse Richter, who hauls all the way from Great Bend to be part of the Clash on the Hill. Mike Petersilie holds down third, with 2010 track champion Jeff Herbers fourth, and Bryan Rigsby fifth.
Kyle Vanover has been dominant in the Heinen Repair IMCA Stock Cars this year, with only Lance Borgman breaking Vanover’s winstreak. He leads the points, with Jim Powell Jr. second, Marvin Griffith Jr.third, Brian Labonte fourth, and Matt Haid fifth.
Consistency has placed 2010 Kansas National Guard IMCASport Mod Champion in first in the division’s point standings, with last year’s champ Kyle Olberding fourteen points back. The feature win lastweek has propelled Luke Stallbaumer into third, with Curtis Dreasher fourth and Adam Patch fifth.
The top three drivers in BuyRaceParts.com IMCA Hobby Stock competition are a scant four points apart, with Jacob Crowell holding a narrow 3-point lead over last year’s Rookie of the Year Mallory Walters. Walters, in turn, is only a point ahead of Adam Armstrong, who has put up a strong record of feature wins. Fourth is Dominic Thyfault, and despite a flip a couple of weeks ago, Larry Hunter rounds out the top five.
The newest division at Thunder Hill is the IMCA Sport Compacts, and Scott Spellmeier has won more features than anyone in it. Spellmeier currently is first in the point standings, with Kaylee Diekman second, Ronda Mewes third, Wade Heller fourth, and Kelly Johnson fifth.
The Xtreme Motor Sports Clash on the Hill continues Saturday Night, June 30, with Patriot Night and the annual Independence Day Fireworks Display presented by 3-D Fireworks Displays. Gates open at 5:00 PM, driver’s meeting at 6:30, hotlaps and races to follow. Adult General Admission is $10.00, kids 12 and under are free. Coolers are allowed (Cannedbeer only – no glass bottles) for a $10 charge. Pit passes are $25.00.
Thunder Hill Speedway is located at 11995 NW 142nd Road (2 miles West of US-75 on NW 142nd Road), in Mayetta, KS. For more information, please visit www.racethunderhillspeedway.com.