MOTHER NATURE WINS PATRIOT NIGHT AT THUNDER HILL
The annual Independence Day edition of the Xtreme Motor Sports Clash on the Hill at Thunder Hill Speedway was cut short on Saturday night when, partway through the B-feature for theNorthern SportMod Division, high winds forced cancellation of the remainder of the program. After careful consideration of the situation, Thunder Hill Speedway has decided to not to make up the features.
Instead, after consulting IMCA rules and considering the excessive heat of the past two weekends that is projected to continue through this weekend, Thunder Hill Speedway will award the appropriate feature points to the drivers as detailed in the IMCA rulebook, and pay a majority of the feature event pay to the drivers, distributing each feature’s purse evenly.
“We considered double features,” Mike Conkwright said. “But, we feel that with the hot weather conditions, the extra wear and tear on cars, drivers, fans, and the track would likely result in more damage to the racers than they could earn in the extra features. Plus, that would put an extra 100 laps of racing on the track on a night where the temperature is projected to be nearly 100 degrees. That wouldn’t be a show that fans would want to sit through or that racers would want to endure.” All details will be explained at Saturday night’s driver’s meeting; racers with questions are encouraged to call the track.
The Xtreme Motor Sports Clash on the Hill continues Saturday Night, July 7, with Frisbee Night presented by the Local #307 Steel Workers’ Union. They will also have the annual fireworks after the show. 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 (Canned beer 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.