MAYETTA, KS. (07/12/2014) – Thunder Hill Speedway fans enjoyed another great night of racing action with four IMCA divisions racing on Saturday night.
The Bad Boyz Bail Bonds IMCA Hobby Stock Class put on another fantastic race. The action began one lap into the race as Jaylen Wettengel had a flat right rear tire. While trying to maintain control, he tagged the wall, slid it sideways and was collected by Larry Hunter. Both drivers were checked out and cleared by Emergency Medical staff and more racing action resumed. Patrick Doherty led early before Patrick Thyfault would take over and lead this race until the closing laps. Brian Stich, who started deep in the field, found Thyfault’s back bumper. As the race reached the two laps to go mark, Stich made a pass and assumed the lead. At the checkered flag it was Brian Stich in the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane. Patrick Thyfault, Tyler Garst, Travis Burger and Tyler Hinrichs would round out the top five.
The Belleville Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMods would take on Thunder Hill Speedway next. At the drop of the green flag Brayden Black and Jacob Davis would battle for position. Again, four and five wide racing would be the norm throughout the field of twenty five cars. Troy Baumgartner had a rocket ship of a racecar, but Jeremy Pittsenbarger was able to make a pass and take the lead. As the checkered flag flew, Pittsenbarger returned to the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane for the second week in a row followed by Troy Baumgartner, Dusty Leonard, Jacob Davis and Rick Dreasher, A post-race inspection revealed an infraction on the Dusty Leonard race car with Pittsenbarger for the win, followed by Troy Baumgartner, Jacob Davis, Rick Dreasher and Aaron Duvall.
The Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Cars welcomed Jeff Tubbs and BJ Wagoner all the way from Colby Kansas to drop in with our weekly racers. In the early stages of this race, Justin Merriman spins and collects the Jeff Tubbs race car. Both vehicles would require assistance to leave the track. Marvin Griffith, Jr. would take the lead early on, as BJ Wagoner starting fourth row inside, methodically worked his way through the action. BJ Wagoner takes his first win of the season, followed by Marvin Griffith, Jr., Greg Deters, Mark Ronnebaum and Mike Taylor.
The BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modified Division provided some fantastic door to door, three, four and even some five wide racing action. From the start of the race, Justin Becker jumped out to the lead. A couple of cautions would restack the field as the ever popular Delaware double file restarts would provide even more great racing action. All top five finishers started from mid pack as they battled their way to the checkered flag. Making his second visit of the season to the Pit Pass Liquor Victory Lane, it would be Danny Holt collecting the hardware. Holt would be chased by Jeff Jones, Allen Halderman, Van Gemmill and Clay Hale.
Thunder Hill Speedways Clash on the Hill resumes Saturday night July 19th for Developmental Services of Jackson County Night at the races. Bring a friend! You don’t want to miss this! Gates open at 5 p.m. Drivers meeting at 6:30 p.m., with hot laps and racing to follow. Like Thunder Hill Speedway on Facebook or find us at www.racethunderhillspeedway.com