By Edward Anschutz
STURGEON BAY, Wis. – The second annual John Soukup Memorial will pay $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start the Friday, July 4 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature at Thunderhill Raceway.
All Northern SportMods must remove their roof and sail panels to be eligible for the $1,000 top prize. If not, standard pay applies for the draw/redraw show.
“The winner’s share of the purse could rise. Last year it doubled as local Bernie Reinhardt took home the win,” said promoter Woody Wodack. “John was a great friend and keeping his memory alive at the track he loved makes it a special night for everyone who comes in the gate. We’re looking for some solid competition from visitors and our locals.”
Entry fee for the Soukup Memorial will be the same as for weekly events, $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are also on the card. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points, but no local track points will be awarded in those divisions. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for all applicable points.
Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and with racing to follow.
Grandstand admission is adults $10, seniors and students ages 13-17 $7, kids 6-12 $3 and five and under free.
This race night will count towards the $20,000 contingency. Drivers will be allowed to miss three nights of racing and still remain in the drawing.
Luxemburg Speedway races on Thursday, July 3 and is off for the Fourth.