Action at Heinen Repair Service Sponsor Appreciation Night
6-15-13 MAYETTA, KS. –Mother Nature wasn’t sure if she
was going to cooperate with Thunder Hill Speedway or not. As race time
approached the ominous clouds seemed to give way to a few slivers of sunshine,
however she still threw a few sprinkles at the track just to prove she is the
boss. As in weeks past track preparation was the key to an absolutely awesome
night of racing. Everyone that I talked
to after the races simply marveled at the quality of racing Thunder Hill
speedway has produced this year so far. As a special tribute to fathers that made it
to the Speedway a large amount of t-shirts and hats, some of which were
provided by Heinen Repair Service, were given away during the extremely short intermission.
In the Casey’s General Store
IMCA Sport Compact Division the lead swapped hands several times early on with
the Ziegler girls actually swapping paint with each other on their way to the
front. Dan Canady led early on only to be overtaken by Danie Ziegler as she
charged to the front. The eventual top five were Danie Ziegler picking up her
first win of the season followed by Dan Canady, Morgan Ziegler, Wade Heller and
The Kansas National Guard IMCA
Hobby Stocks have been doing more than their fair share of providing the
racefans with excitement. Larry Hunter
led the beginning laps before Danny Masters took over. As the field made it to
half way Kelly Pihl started his run to the front. Pihl and Stich battled for the lead as the
laps came to a close, with Baumgartner
right on their bumpers. It was redemption time for Pihl as he had been in this
position earlier in the season only to have it slip away from him with a last
lap spinout. At the stripe it was Pihl, Brian Stich, Troy Baumgartner, Jacob Crowell
and Nicholas Ronnebaum.
The Belleville Motor Sports IMCA
Northern Sportmods had their best race of the season. Dusty Leonard started 12th and
battled his way to the front only to bring out an early race caution for
mechanical issues. As the race starting
to come to an end Kyle Olberding had managed to put himself out front. As the
checkers flew it was Olberding getting
the win followed by Bryan Rigsby, Jesse Shotts, Clay Hale and Luke Stallbaumer.
It was Heinen Repair Service Sponsor
Appreciation Night at Thunder Hill, so it was only fitting that this race
proved to be one of the best of the evening. Jim Powell found himself out front
and was leading in the closing laps only to have a late race caution bunch the
field back up. Lance Borgman used the single file, nose to tail restart to his
advantage and overtook Jim Powell in the final laps. The top five were Lance
Borgman, Jim Powell, Brian Labonte, Adam Armstrong, and Matt Haid.
The BSB Manufacturing IMCA
Modifieds was the final feature of the evening and the track was in great shape for this event. Tom Charles had told me
earlier in the evening that he had found something different in the set up on
this car, and it was evident early on that he was quite happy with his machine.
In the early portion of this race Scott Brown seemed to be in command, however
Jesse Richter and Allen Halderman also had winning on their minds as they put
on a fierce battle. As Tim Pralle threw
the last checkered flag of the evening it was Allen Halderman standing proudly
in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane, followed by Scott Brown, Jesse Richter,
Justin Becker and Tom Charles.
Racing will resume next Saturday
night as we welcome Abbott Mfg. to Thunder Hill Speedway. Our Casey’s General
Store IMCA Sport Compacts will have the night off to make room for the Lucas
Oil MLRA Late Models. Bring a friend and a cooler!!! General admission for this
event is $15.00 adults, 12 and under FREE. Gates open at 5:00 pm, drivers
meeting 6:30, with racing to follow.
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