Are you ready to hear the thunder?

Featured


Gate opens at 3pm Friday August 12th.
Instant Green
starts at 7pm

Gate opens 8am Saturday. August 13th
King of the Hill
starts at 10am

Sunday August 14th
Qualifying 10am
Points Race 1pm

 

Next Meeting
Tuesday, August 9th 7 p.m.
Meetings will be held at Dakoda’s Sports Bar
1574 Harvey Avenue.

General admission
Friday Night Instant Green    $5
Adult (One Day Pass)           $10
Adult (Weekend Pass)          $20
Family (One Day Pass)        $25
Student (One Day Pass)      $8
Children Under 10                 No Charge

Race 2 2016

All right gang, here’s the scoop.

Saturdays KOH Qualifying and eliminations were rained out 🙁 I am not sure who won the golf game that came later that afternoon after the skys lifted somewhat.

Sundays Event was far better. Although due to inclement weather all over the Valley, Many racers stayed home.. shame on them. the weather was Beautiful above the valley clouds./

Top Comp/Doorslammer for final round was in fact one of the original “doorslammer” machines at TMR, Pete Shaw of Penticton in his Nitrous assisted ’95 Corvette just managed to hold off another Fast door car, Craig Lindsay out of Salmon Arm at the wheel of his 555 powered ’75 Monza. Wtg Perry

Super-Pro was won by, Dave Desnoyer of Vernon Racing his ’69 Nova. he managed to defeat a new face to Super-Pro, Jim Meheden (me-head-in) piloting his 900(?)cc Polaris Sled out of Creston B.C. Good job (again) Dave .. You too Jim.. good sleddin’ ! 🙂

Pro Class … What can I say other than, “Dominato Dominates” !! Ben Dominato, a relative new-comer to Thunder Mountain (2nd full season?) roared through both the Pro And Super Pro field all day in his ’81 Mustang (351w), gaining himself a spot in the final round of Pro, where he beat Kayle Shaw out of Penticton in a ’73 Vega (496) .. What a drag race!! I might add that Ben said watching Paul Fode and Ralph Poole race both pro and s-pro ..he thought they made it look easy and gave it a whirl. By the end of the day both Ben AND his fast Ford were wore out, and he doesn’t expect to run both in the same day again. Congrats on your first win Ben.

As a Side note, The Friday Night Instant Green street drags were HUGE ! the stands and hillside were full of spectators in anticipation of the 45 plus cars/trucks and quads that showed up to race. Including over 15 “Kelowna Street Outlaws” and a few outsiders racing to get into that VERY fast group. and nobody was unhappy in the end. When the smoke and thunder cleared, Jordy Lazic of Kelowna was clearly the fastest “street” machine in the valley with a crippling 5.49 pass that left everyone’s jaw hanging! WOW!! This may be the fastest “street legal” pass in the history of Thunder Mountain. incredible.. and this on a minimally prepped race track.

That’s it in a Nutshell. obviously a lot happened this weekend that I don’t have time to put into words, Suffice it to say that if you missed it, you missed out.

Next Race, July 22-23-24th The annual “Fastest Street Car Shootout” This will be a tremendous weekend featuring many of the fastest street legal machines in N.America! these racers come from all over Western Canada and the U.S. to compete for over $5000 in prizes. These machines will be making “test” passes on Friday night during the “Instant Green” program that begins at 7pm ..Dont miss it!!

From all the Staff and Volunteers of Thunder Mountain, we look forward to seeing all of you.

Todd Evans, TMR Announcer/Friday Night Race Director
Ruby Bereditsch, TMR Staging Director
Nancy Siddon, TMR Race Director.

Race 1 2016

Hiya Race fans, sorry for the delay. It has been a very busy week for Ruby and I.

Allrighty then,..lets get to it,.. Results for Race #1 and the Saturdays KOH are as follows..

The King of The Hill gamblers race featured 23 entrants I believe, with about a 70% ratio of buy backs in Rd 2 .. it came down to Kayle Shaw and Dave Desnoyer after a lenghthy clean up after an engine failure. At which point it began to rain. Therefore, Kayle and Dave agreed to split the $1000 payout and race sunday for the trophy and bragging rights. The sunday battle resulted in a Win light in Kayle Shaws lane ..Congrats Kayle. good job to Dave as well.

Sundays Class racing had over 60 entries .. a good showing for Race 1

Top Comp Final was battle of doorslammers and was won  by Phil Walters of Peachland in his 85? Nissan Pickup. He barely beat Pete Shaw out of Penticton in his 95 Corvette.  This is a first time win for Phil ..great job.

Super Pro also had new faces in the winners circle with Rob Skilling  racing his ’70 Chevelle from Grand Forks Defeating Brent Van-Konoughtt  in his Pontiac Ventura   (sorry about the mis-spelling of Brents name..I WILL get it right next time)

Pro Class was as always a Battle! with several new faces racing out of the coast due to Ashcroft’s Eagle Motorplex closing its gates.. as well as some returning racers from previous years we saw a increase in our car count..thanks racers! 🙂

Pro was finally won by…wait for it,.. Charles Siddon of Lk Country in his Dart.. defeating his brother David Siddon piloting his Uber clean and cool ’55 Dodge Royal Lancer.

 

Thats it, Thats all for now until race 2, July 8-9-10th .. see ya’ll there

Todd Evans ,TMR Announcer

Ruby Bereditsch, TMR Staging Director