Thunder Mountain Raceway

A Legacy of Community and Thrills

Close to Kelowna, BC, Thunder Mountain Raceway (TMR) has attracted drag racing enthusiasts of all ages for over 50 years. TMR offers a unique 1/8th mile strip and is more than just a raceway; it’s a welcoming space where the love of speed, family, and tradition merge into an unforgettable experience.

A Track with a Heart

At its core, Thunder Mountain Raceway is sustained by a tight-knit group of passionate drag racers whose dedication to the sport is eclipsed only by their commitment to cultivating a friendly, inclusive environment. Unlike traditional racing tracks that cater to professional and semi-pro drivers, TMR prides itself on being a family-oriented venue. It’s not about the fierce competition here; it’s about sharing a love for cars, speed, and entertainment.

Thunder Mountain Raceway | A Track with a Heart

Sign up for our weekend races!  Bring the family to camp and enjoy the thrills. We welcome young drivers and teens and provide expert driving training. Our ambiance is unlike any other racetrack – there’s no pressure of pre-registration. Simply arrive on Friday and have your vehicle checked by skilled technicians to ensure everyone’s safety before the racing begins.

Good Food and Community Spaces

Delicious onsite food and drinks are on offer at the TMR’s very own Chuckwagon food truck. This has quickly become a favorite among racers and spectators. Enjoy sizzling burgers, home-style fries, classic hot dogs and refreshing drinks you can take to the stands. At our track, you are also welcome to pack a picnic and enjoy a meal under our large gazebo, surrounded by fellow racing aficionados.

Thunder Mountain Raceway | Thunder Mtn Raceway Galloways Grub Food Truck

Where Young Racers Shine

Thunder Mountain Raceway serves as a beacon for budding talent with its junior and teen challenge racing. Junior Dragsters, young racers aged 6 to 16, take to the track on Saturdays and Sundays, showcasing that age is but a number in the world of drag racing. The Teen Challenge caters to those aged 13 to 18, providing a platform for adolescents to test their mettle against their peers. We encourage a lifelong passion for racing!

Thunder Mountain Raceway | TMR young boy in dragster getting checked
Thunder Mountain Raceway | Teenage Driver in New Car
Thunder Mountain Raceway | White and grey cars on track

Weekend Warriors and Spectator Delights

The excitement peaks on Fridays with the option for callouts, allowing individuals to challenge fellow racers in friendly competition. The weekends bring points races across categories like Pro, Super Pro, and Top Competition, stirring up the competitive spirit within our relaxed, fun-filled atmosphere. Some of our upcoming races: Friday Night Instant Greens, Friday Night Street Outlaws, Bracket Racing, and the Teen Challenge. And don’t miss the 4th Annual Dirty Diesel Drag Race on July 6, 2024!

Thunder Mountain Raceway | Nighttime drag race on track

Plan a great weekend now! We open in early June. Our bleachers provide an unobstructed view of the action, there’s a food truck for sustenance, and a covered area for dining and socializing. With racing fees set modestly and trophies awarded to weekend race winners, TMR succeeds in making motor sports accessible to everyone.

Volunteering and Accessibility

Thunder Mountain Raceway | Beige car heading down track

Volunteers looking to immerse themselves in the racing community are welcome! We don’t ask for racing credentials – only that you bring your passion for the sport and the community. From burnout box to the tech shack – we love volunteers. All training is provided, and you are reimbursed. Meet great people at be up at the front of the races!  Thank you in advance – it’s our volunteers that make racing successful and safe.

Note – TMR’s facility is conveniently accessible, ensuring no one misses out on the action. We offer a shuttle from our gate for the elderly and disabled to get up to the track, during all open hours. This is because it’s a good walk up an incline to get up to the track!

A Tradition of Excitement

With affordable entry fees and a welcoming policy for spectators of all ages, Thunder Mountain Raceway continues to attract thousands of racing fans every year. Whether you’re behind the wheel, cheering from the sidelines, or joining friends in the campground, TMR promises an experience that’s bound to leave you exhilarated.

Thunder Mountain Raceway isn’t just about racing; it’s about creating memories, sharing a passion for the sport, celebrating the thrill of speed, and having a fun weekend in a family-friendly environment. This cherished gem near Kelowna has become a home away from home for many, proving that sometimes, the heart of racing beats strongest off the professional tracks.

Thunder Mountain Raceway | Blue and white striped car on track

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Okanagan Auto Sports Club (Thunder Mountain Raceway) would like to express our gratitude to our 2024 sponsors:

  • 87 Motorsports
  • AFD Petroleum
  • Apple Valley Auto Recycling
  • Brutus Truck Bodies
  • Coast Powertrain
  • Cutting Edge Auto
  • Dakoda’s Bar & Grill
  • Lavish Landscaping
  • Leippi, Derek
  • Little Diesel Shop
  • Lordco
  • Millennium Specialty Alloys
  • OK Hitch
  • Pendozi Machine Shop
  • Dave’s Mobile Mechanic
  • Eagles Nest B&B
  • Gen III
  • K&S Machine
  • Kelowna Chevrolet
  • Kelowna Glass
  • Kelowna Trans & Driveline
  • Precision Brake & Muffler
  • Prestige Collision
  • RPM Automotive
  • Stewart Funk Plumbing
  • T3 Performance
  • TOPS Automotive
  • 87 Motorsports
  • AFD Petroleum
  • Apple Valley Auto Recycling
  • Brutus Truck Bodies
  • Coast Powertrain
  • Cutting Edge Auto
  • Dakoda’s Bar & Grill
  • Lavish Landscaping
  • Leippi, Derek
  • Little Diesel Shop
  • Lordco
  • Millennium Specialty Alloys
  • OK Hitch
  • Pendozi Machine Shop
  • Dave’s Mobile Mechanic
  • Eagles Nest B&B
  • Gen III
  • K&S Machine
  • Kelowna Chevrolet
  • Kelowna Glass
  • Kelowna Trans & Driveline
  • Precision Brake & Muffler
  • Prestige Collision
  • RPM Automotive
  • Stewart Funk Plumbing
  • T3 Performance
  • TOPS Automotive
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Friday night was an excellent showing of amazing racers and spectators.
Sadly due to snow (yes, snow!!) and heavy rain, we have had to cancel Saturday and Sunday racing.
There will be a make up date posted as soon as we meet with our members and executive to confirm the date.
In the mean time, do not forget Dirty Diesel on July 6th. It's going to be fantastic .
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Will there be instant greens / possibly an added small tire on that make up weekend also?

Crazy weather

Crazy 🤪

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It's snowing too !!

It's FRIDAY !!
And you all know what that means.
It's Racing @ Thunder Mountain.
Join us tonight for Instant Green and
Small Tire.( Really fast cars)
6 pm to 11 pm.
And don't forget, Cheffrey 911 will be here to stuff your bellies.
See you at the gate.
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Entry cost ?

MEMBERS ONLY
The gate will be dummy locked Friday Morning. Please close it behind you when you enter.
Remember to get your wrist bands when the Tech Shack opens.
Thank You.
See you all soon.
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Do sponsors get free entry? I remember years ago they had, not aure if that's the same policy these days or?

Final reminder of the potluck
Saturday June 15, after the races.
Everyone welcome.
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Any Members bringing their rigs up tonight, the gate will be dummy locked from 5 pm to 9 pm. If you require earlier access, please message me.
Pam 🙂
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1 CommentComment on Facebook

Steve McBride I recognize that guy!

Remember:
Thunder Mountain Raceway has
FREE CAMPING
for Spectators and Racers.
Come for the racing, Stay for the camping.
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4 CommentsComment on Facebook

It is the best time you can have camping and racing !!! Great people 😎

Room for a 25' trailer Friday night?

See you Saturday 🙂

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Thunder Mountain Raceway 2024 Executive

President: Scott Middlemiss 250-870-4420

Vice-President: Cal Peake 778-760-5907

Secretary: Pamela Peake 778-760-5907

Treasurer: Michelle Maskwa 250-863-5663

Sponsorship Director: Bill Boult billboult@gmail.com

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Thunder Mountain Raceway
9525 Okanagan Falls Rd
Beaverdale BC V0H 1A0

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Hours

Friday nights 4pm – 11pm
Saturday and Sunday – gates open at 8am
(free camping onsite, racing is 9-5pm)