By Edward Anschutz
STURGEON BAY, Wis. – Thunderhill Raceway competitors in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions will be racing for new engines in 2015.
Last season, Thunderhill boasted a $30,000 contingency plan at the champions awards banquet and the same will take place this year.
Stock Car drivers will vie for an Extreme Enterprises 500 spec engine valued at $5,000. Jim Olson Motors of Sturgeon Bay has again stepped up with a new GM 602 crate engine giveaway for the Northern SportMods.
Thunderhill street stocks will also have an engine waiting at the banquet courtesy of Dave “The Hammer” DeGrave Engine Rebuilding and valued at $3,500.
Drivers are required to compete in 80 percent of scheduled events to remain eligible for the prizes at the 2015 awards banquet. Track promoter Woody Wodack stated his goal is to have $40,000 in cash, parts, apparel and engines.
“Extreme Enterprises and Hammer Engine Rebuilding have built countless race winning engines over the years and we’re excited to once again give more to our drivers than any other track,” he said.
Six divisions are scheduled to do battle every Saturday night at Sturgeon Bay through the summer. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, along with street stocks and thunder trucks will compete on the 1/3-mile clay oval.
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