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:

  • LORDCO (Right Lane Sponsor)
  • INFOTEL (Left Lane Sponsor)
  • 87 Motorsports
  • Brutus Truck Bodies
  • Coast Powertrain
  • Cutting Edge Automotive
  • Dakoda’s Bar & Grill
  • Dirty Diesel Customs
  • Eagles Nest Bed & Breakfast
  • Glaxie Powder Coating
  • K & S Machine
  • Kelowna Glass
  • Kelowna Transmission & Driveline
  • Lavish Landscaping
  • Little Diesel Shop
  • OK Hitch
  • Pendozi Machine Shop
  • Precision Brake & Muffler
  • RPM Automotive
  • Stewart Funk Plumbing
  • Taylor Kellie Photography
  • Thunder Mountain Off Road
  • Tops Automotive Repair
  • Tri West Fencing
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It's FRIDAY and Y'all know what that means.
Friday Night Instant Green and Small Tires Racing.
Gates Open 5pm for Spectators.
Come for the evening, stay for the weekend.
Free Camping Available.
Potluck and Golf Saturday after the races.
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Is there a sign on the highway to the track?

See you guys soon!

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I remember the one time Chris 10.5 car had to pull us up the hill to get to our pits. The golf cart didn't have enough power.. I always loved racing there! Great people, great atmosphere! Great job! 🤘🤘

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BIG SHOUT OUT TO OUR 2024 SPONSORS!!

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Thank You sponsors.

ATTENTION RACERS AND SPECTATORS
THERE WILL BE A CAMPFIRE BAN AS OF
FRIDAY JULY 12 @NOON.
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propane fire pits still ok tho ?

ATTENTION ALL RACERS!!!!!!

Friday August 9 - Instant Green &
small tires (to be confirmed)
Saturday August 10 – June 15-16 Snow/Rained out Make up race

AFTER RACES on Saturday!
BURN OUT Competition winner gets $500
(the winner will be based on Audiences Reactions)
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Racing July 12, 13 and 14.
It's going to be hot, hot ,hot.
Spectators, please make sure you have some form of protection from the sun.
The Chuck Wagon food truck will have plenty of cold beverages for you to stay hydrated and food to fill your belly.
Looking for ward to seeing everyone.
See you at the gate 🙂
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Coming from Abbotsford for the 1st time. Is there a on line waver? Or do we sign at the track?

We sure will 😃🍔🌭🥔🧅🌮🥗🍳👌 Victoria Galloway @ “The Chuck Wagon”

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Now that's an epic burnout.

I like this guy haha

Are there any other videos from the Dirty Diesel weekend, couldn't make it up there but was hoping someone posted racing videos

THIS SATURDAY ONLY!!
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Check it out! one of our races and sponsors.
She is so talented and her family and her our one of biggest fans and supporters of the racetrack!

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As always, thank you all SO much for your appreciation and support of my photos; it means the absolute world to me! I love being able to make it out to all of these events to get some beautiful photos of you incredible people, your cars and your animals. It is because of your continued support that I am able to do so! ♥️

‼️Please Read‼️
Here are a few important FAQ:

• I always take requests! If you are looking for photos from certain events, send me a message on Facebook or send me an email at:
info@taylorkelliephotography.ca
*Please note that I am currently 1-2 weeks out for event edits.

• If there is an event that you would like me to attend, send me a message or an email and we will discuss details and pricing.

• If you are looking to purchase photos of you, your car, your horse, etc. from a specific event, send me a message with the event date, a description of you/your horse/vehicle from that day. I will let you know asap if I have the photos you are looking for, then I will begin working on them for you. (Again, I’m currently 1-2 weeks out for full edits)

• Editing: Every image is unique. I love using different editing styles for different images - BUT - that doesn't mean we have the same style! I want you to be in love with the final results of your images. Therefore, editing adjustments are available upon request.
*I do not release raw images. (Photos with no editing)*

• My website is still the same as it’s always been. It is currently being “revamped” and is unavailable at the moment. I will make a post when it is back up and running!
*I am still booking personal & event photoshoots*

• I don’t post full albums of events as I typically have between 1,500-3,000 photos per day, per event. As previously mentioned, contact me if you are looking for specific photos.

I greatly appreciate you for taking the time to read this! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. 😊
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Check it out! one of our races and sponsors. 
She is so talented and her family and her our one of biggest fans and supporters of the racetrack!

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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

Contact Us

Location

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)