Sep 10 - Xtreme Motorsports Clash on Hill Winds Down August


Xtreme Motorsports Clash on Hill Winds Down August


8-31 -13 MAYETTA, KS  - The Conkwrights continue to put forth a tremendous effort in keeping Thunder Hill Speedway in perfect shape for summer time racing. Once again the track and facilities were in excellent shape for Saturday evenings racing event.


The Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compact series was the first group up Saturday evening. Stopping on his way to Boone was newcomer Dallas Dunn who raced into the lead in the early laps before mechanical difficulties forced him to the rear of the field. Austin Umschied led a couple of laps as did Dan Canady. As the race enters its final stages, Wade Heller finds himself out front and never looks back.  Wade Heller stands in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane followed by Dan Canady, Austin Umschied, Brandon Lobdell and Lexi Boyden.


The Kansas National Guard IMCA Hobby Stocks were up next. The competition in this field is always strong and it would be no different Saturday evening. Larry hunter started from the pole and made that position count as he led for a few laps. Marvin Griffith Sr. and Bill McConnaughy made attempts to run down the early leaders. In the final laps, Patrick Thyfault had positioned himself in the lead with a very hard charging Brian Stich glued to his bumper and battling for the lead for several laps. Off the final turn, Stich makes a final attempt, but fell short by inches. Patrick Thyfault stood victoriously in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane, followed by Brian Stich, Kelly Pihl, Mallory Stiffler and Larry Hunter.


The Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Northern Sportmod division continues to provide excitement for the fans at Thunder Hill Speedway as well. Early leaders in this one were Kurtis Pihl and Kyle Olberding. In talking with Pihl after the races he said,  “the track was smooth, slick and fast.” He tried several different lines trying to get to the front. Olberding found himself out front and setting an extremely fast pace until a late race caution would bunch the field back up. Dusty Leonard used the caution to race into the lead and take the checkered flag, followed by Kyle Olberding, Kurtis Pihl, Luke Stallbaumer and Curtis Dreasher rounding out the top five.


The Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Cars put on the best show of the night. Nichols was his usual dominant self but the race for second was undeniably one for the books. Lap after lap the battle for second intensified. Christine Brown, Matt Haid and Brian Labonte put on a show that had Thunder Hill Speedway fans on their feet.  At the drop of the checkered flag it was Mike Nichols in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane chased by Matt Haid, Brian Labonte, Christine Brown and Greg Deters.


The BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modifieds were up next and with the track still in great shape, this allowed for multi groove competition with racers using every inch of the track. Derrick Brown started third row inside and used that position to get to the front of the pack early. Allen Halderman started fourth row outside and methodically raced his way into second place but couldn’t get around Brown. For the final checkered flag of the evening, Derrick Brown stands in The Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane, followed by Allen Halderman, Tom Charles, Kurt Johnston and Scott brown.


Racing resumes Saturday, September 14th with all five IMCA  classes putting on the best Saturday night racing show in Northeast Kansas.   Be sure and join us and bring a friend and a cooler!!!  Friend Thunder Hill Speedway on Facebook or find us at www.racethunderhillspeedway.com .

Bill Grit