Thunderhill Report – 2019 Happenings

January 24th, 2019 by Sherry Grantz

 By David Vodden

The race season begins March 16-17 at Thunderhill and includes two more races for championship points at the home track – May 5-6 and the double-point season finale on October 13,14.15. All class champions will be eligible to win prizes and contingencies including free test days, hotel nights and a year of free race entries. Prizes will be awarded at the annual awards banquet to those who are eligible and in attendance at the gala affair.

Thunderhill Park will also be the site of five Track Night in America events where street cars are allowed on the two-mile course starting in the early afternoon and ending by 8pm each time. The dates are: April 18, May 23, June 13, August 15, and September 12th. These events are designed to get new people involved in our race and other programs and are ideal for racers to use to get family, crew members and others involved in what they do in a bigger and more satisfying way. Fees are about $12 and the schedule is easy to make with an afternoon and early evening the entire time commitment.

Another big, new activity at Thunderhill this year is the aggressive schedule by the very successful Sacramento Autocross contingent. This group of dedicated solo people tested the Thunderhill big pad and fell in love. So much so that they have set in motion a schedule that promises to be great and also has the potential to tap an unserved demand for solo activity that exists in the North Valley, particularly Chico, Redding and Red Bluff. The Sacramento Solo dates at Thunderhill on the BIG PAD are: April 27-28; May 18-19; June 22-23; July 13-14; August 17-18; and September 21-22. Get your street car ready and come develop your driving skills at the finite level with the Sacramento Auto Cross [solo] group in 2019.

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