LADIES’ NIGHT PRESENTED BY ABBOTT MFG. AT THUNDER HILL
This Saturday night, the Xtreme Motor Sports Clash on the Hill continues with the return of the popular Ladies’ Night, presented by Abbott Manufacturing. Under this promotion, all ladies are admitted free to the general admission grandstand seats. In action will be the BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modifieds, the Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Cars, the Kansas National Guard IMCA Northern SportMods, the BuyRaceParts.com IMCA Hobby Stocks, and the IMCA Sport Compacts.
The phrase “tight points race” might have been coined to describe this year’s BSB IMCA Modified action. Multiple time Thunder Hill Track Champion Tom Charles is once again atop the point standings on the strength of two feature wins – but he’s tied with Jesse Richter, who makes the long tow from Great Bend each weekend to be part of the Hill’s weekly show. In third, only ten points back, is 2010 Track Champion Jeff Herbers, with Allen Halderman fourth, and P.J. Conger fifth.
Kyle Vanover’s domination of the Heinen Repair IMCA Stock Car class was officially broken last week, with Lance Borgman outdistancing Vanover in the feature event. Still, Vanover maintains the topspot in points with a 17 point edge over Jim Powell Jr. Third is Marvin Griffith Jr., with Brian Labonte fourth and Greg Deters fifth.
Thunder Hill management and Heinen Repair Service have added something new to the Stock Car division with a New Winner’s Bonus. $100 will be added to the kitty each week for the first three weeks. On weeks four through nine, $50 will be added (to a limit of $600), and if the feature winner is not named Kyle Vanover or Lance Borgman, that winner will be awarded the bonus. For instance, if a new winner emerges this week, that winner will be paid $100 on top of the normal $275 winner’s bonus. If Vanover or Borgman wins, the bonus will be $200 the following week, and so on. The week after a driver collects the bonus, the bonus will reset.
The 2011 and 2010 Track Champions are set to battle it out for the Kansas National Guard IMCA Northern SportMod title this year. At the moment, 2010 champ Eddie Schwope Jr. is 13 markers up on 2011 titlist Kyle Olberding. Second generation drivers hold down third, fourth, and fifth, with Luke Stallbaumer third and Adam Patch fourth. Aaron Hilderman and Curtis Dreasher are tied for fifth.
Jacob Crowell has taken over the lead in the BuyRaceParts.com IMCA Hobby Stock standings from Mallory Walters; Crowell or Walters had yet to break into the Pit Stop Liquor Victory Lane. Dominic Thyfault rides third, with Adam Armstrong fourth and Larry Hunter fifth.
Scott Spellmeier is on track to win the inaugural IMCA Sport Compact championship, leading Kaylee Diekman by 15 points. Wade Heller is third, Ronda Mewes fourth, and Kelly Johnson fifth.
The Xtreme Motor Sports Clash on the Hill continues Saturday Night, July 14, with Ladies’ Night presented by Abbott Manufacturing. All ladies will be admitted to the grandstands free. 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.