Thunderhill Raceway cancels May 3 opener

By Edward Anschutz

STURGEON BAY, Wis. – Due to extremely wet conditions Prestige Yacht Coatings Thunderhill Raceway has cancelled its opener that was scheduled for this Saturday, May 3.

With rain all week and cool temperatures, the racing surface is simply too soft.

“As I’ve stated from the beginning, we will look out for the drivers and their race cars. The best way to do so early on is with a smooth racing surface,” said track promoter Woody Wodack. “We are crossing our fingers in hopes that Mother Nature plays nice and we can get the season rolling next weekend.”

Mother’s Day weekend will play host to the rescheduled season opener on Saturday, May 10 and will be sponsored by Maas Floral, Woody’s Signs and WDOR.

A practice for next week is still on the slate, weather permitting. Drivers and track patrons are asked to stay tuned to social media outlets for information on when that will take place.

The banquet date for the $30,000 driver contingency program has been set for Nov. 8 at The Draft Haus in Sturgeon Bay. A complete inventory of contingencies will be released very soon as the list has grown.

Sanctioned divisions at Thunderhill include the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Also on the Saturday card are street stocks.