Two New Drivers Pick Up First A Feature Wins
of the Season
Mayetta, Kansas 07/13/13-Another Ladies night is in
the books at Thunder Hill Speedway. They will have one more opportunity this
year for Ladies Night on August 10th
with free admission for all
Ladies. The Conkwright family continues to prove that they are firmly placing
Thunder Hill Speedway as the premier dirt track facility in the region with some
of the best racing in the state.
The Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compacts were the
first group to attack Thunder Hill Speedway. Dan Canady used his front row
outside starting position for all it was worth but could not hold off the hard
charging Danie Ziegler. With no caution flags for this race, the checkered flag
flew for Danie Ziegler where she stood proudly in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane.
Rounding out the top five finishers were Wade Heller, Dan Canady, Morgan
Ziegler and Alex Boyden.
The Kansas National Guard IMCA Hobby Stocks were up
next and provided some of the best door to door action at Thunder Hill Speedway.
This race went green to checker, caution free and the fans in attendance were
treated to some spectacular racing action. Starting from the pole position
Trevor Holt led early on but was unable to hold off Patrick Thyfault. This is
Patrick’s first season in this race car, as his brother drove last year as
Patrick was finishing up his stint in the United States Navy. Thyfault was
looking for redemption, as last weekend the Thyfault team went through not one,
but two transmissions, and was on the trailer before the event was finished. As
the white flag fell, Patrick was in the lead with Troy Baumgartner glued to his
back bumper. It was a dogfight to the finish. Patrick Thyfault makes it to the Pit
Pass Liquor Victory Lane with Troy Baumgartner, Brian Stich, Kelly Pihl and
Trevor Holt finishing out the top five.
Motor Sports IMCA Northern Sportmod division started 24 cars for the A feature
Saturday evening. We just completed the mid-season points champs last week, but
as of right now there is only a ten point spread between the top five of Clay
hale, Kyle Olberding, Bryan Rigsby, Brian Neiberger and Adam Patch. This
division would be one of the reasons to make a trip to Thunder Hill Speedway to
watch some amazing racing action. Last
week’s winner Dusty Leonard, led early as he used the advantage of starting on
the front row outside. A caution on lap five bunched the field back up and
Leonard had mechanical difficulties and was unable to continue. Curtis Dreasher
took over the point and never, ever looked back. At the flagstand Curtis
Dreasher gets credited for his first A-Feature win this season and of course
his first trip to Thunder Hill Speedway’s Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane. Curtis
was followed by Bryan Rigsby, Brian Neiberger, Luke Stallbaumer, and Kyle
next division up was the Heinen Repair Service IMCA stock cars. All of the division’s
at Thunder Hill Speedway provide fantastic racing entertainment and these guys
and gals are no different. There is only a seventeen point spread in this
series. Marvin Griffith Jr. had the car to beat at the start and fought hard to
stay out front but at about the halfway mark Jim Powell Jr. muscled his way to
the front. Whatever Powell found on his racecar a couple of weeks ago is still
working to his liking. For the second week in a row Powell races to the
checkered flag first and stands victoriously in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane.
The hard charges of Matt Haid, Mike Nichols Greg Deters and Bob Arnold finish
out the top five.
Last up Saturday evening were The BSB Manufacturing
IMCA Modifieds. This division brought a couple of new teams out to make an
attempt to tame the 4/10ths
of a mile at Thunder Hill Speedway. The eventual winner and the rest of
the top five in this one started way deep in the field, which is a huge task at
Thunder Hill. Allen Halderman, who started fifth row inside, took the white
flag. Justin Becker was right on his back bumper. You couldn’t have put a piece
of paper between these two machines. As these two raced out of turn four to the
checkered flag, Justin looks to the inside but just can’t quite make the pass.
The checkered flag and photo opportunity in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane
goes to Allen Halderman, chased down by Justin Becker, Jordy Nelson, Tom
Charles and Jesse Richter.
Racing resumes next Saturday night at The Xtreme Motor
Sports Clash on the Hill with all five classes of IMCA race cars putting on the
best Saturday night racing show in Northeast Kansas. Saturday evening is the 12th
Annual Oren Covert Memorial Race. Please be sure and join us and remember to
bring a friend!!! It’s going to be a great show! Friend Thunder Hill Speedway
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