News & Events Archive

By Gary Horstkorta On September 10, 1962, barely four months after the conclusion of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the cars from that race sat in the paddock at Vaca Valley Raceway waiting for the beginning of a Divisional race. The car was a Maserati Tipo 151 enter by well known Bay Area […]

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The next SFR race weekend features the Spec Racer Ford Festival. SRF drivers will be treated to a bonus Festival Race, prizes and Saturday BBQ to celebrate the annual festival. Off course, all other SFR classes will be included. SRF Festival sponsored by AccelRaceTek, SCCA Enterprises, and Vistage  This is the first race of the […]

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Race results from the SFR Championship Series Double Regional 3 & 4 Sponsored by Casino Fandango at Thunderhill Park and the current points standings after this weekend can be found on the Results and Points page  

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Track Night in America was created as a non-competitive, no-stress, entertaining, easy and inexpensive way for nearly anyone who loves cars or motorsports to get on a real racecourse in their own vehicle during weeknights. All that is required is that participants be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and have access […]

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In my January 2017 I wrote about that great production sports car from Colin Chapman, the Lotus 7. Then a few days ago I received an email from a former autocrosser, Lawrence (Larry) Trice who lives here in the Bay Area. Larry said he owns and drives a Lotus 7A on the street most every […]

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Vaca Valley Raceway was built in 1958 as a multi-purpose facility with a drag strip, oval track with banked turns and a 2.1 mile road course. It was the first such course of its kind in the U.S. according to its General Manager, Harry Burdg. The track offered the SF Region a second, purpose-built road […]

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Date: April 6, 2017 Simpson Performance Products has recently discovered a potential safety issue with its Snell SA 2015 Voyager 2 helmet. If the helmet’s chin strap experiences large tensile forces during an accident, it could detach from one or both sides of the helmet. This presents an enhanced risk of injury to the head […]

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The 57th Four-hour Illgen Enduro at Thunderhill Park will be run Sunday, October 29 on the 3-mile East track.  The event will cap off the Regional weekend ending the 2017 season. Not only is this event the last and most fun of the year, it is the best value of the year. The entry fee  – […]

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If you missed the Major at Thunderhill last weekend, or didn’t get by GotBlueMilk.com’s trailer at the event, you can see and purchase photos right here: http://www.gotbluemilk.com/web170401/ 1 day photos  for $50. Two days photos  for $75 If you order full day/s,  email dito@gotbluemilk.com with your race group # and he will add race start photos […]

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EVENT: Sprint car races at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway  EVENT DATE: Friday, March 31 TIME: 7pm WHAT: FREE sprint car race admission tickets to all who come to the Thunderhill Pro Shop and sign-up starting Friday at 8am.  If you come to Thunderhill Park this Friday, March 31 and check in at the track’s Pro […]

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