KYLE, TX – The 2008 Thunderhill Raceway (THR) schedule has been updated to add two events – on Saturday, September 6, and Sunday, October 26.The September 6 event was added to help the ASA A-Line Super Stock drivers meet the minimum requirements for the ASA Short Track National Championship sponsored by Joe Gibbs Racing Oil. “The season length is used in calculating the driver point average,” stated a press release issued by ASA Public Relations earlier this year. “A ‘full season’ is set at 14 events, and drivers competing in less are penalized by dividing the number of races competed in by 14. All races count towards the ASA Short Track National Championship, so drivers are encouraged to run at least 14 events this year, and more if possible, to help accumulate the maximum points.”
Other factors that are considered in the point average formula are the finishing position in the feature race, the size of the field (number of cars competing), the starting versus finishing position and the number of feature wins.
“We’re excited about our Super Stock drivers being a part of the ASA national championship, and we want to make sure that we do our part in providing them the opportunity to compete fairly toward the regional and national titles,” said Mary Ann Naumann, THR Owner/Promoter. “It would be a real honor to see one of our local drivers capture the coveted national or regional title.”
In addition to heat and feature events for the ASA A-Line Super Stocks, races will also be held for the Grand Stocks and the Allison Legacy Racing Series.
The other event that has been added to the schedule is a Crash-A-Rama that will be held on Sunday, October 26.
This event will end the 2008 racing season in a very unique format. The tentative schedule for the Crash-A-Rama will include a Demo Derby, Enduro Race, Chain Race, Boat Race and a Bus Race.
“We wanted to offer our fans a very unusual, entertaining event to top off our 2008 season,” commented Naumann. “We feel our regular fans will enjoy this wild and crazy event, and we hope we’ll also draw a lot of new fans to our facility.”
More information about the Crash-A-Rama – including rules and racing procedures – will be issued soon.
The next race scheduled for Thunderhill Raceway will be held this Saturday, August 30, starting at 7:00 p.m. The racing action will feature the Thunderhill Raceway ASA A-Line Super Stocks, Thunder Stocks, Grand Stocks and NasKarts – along with the TSRS Late Models, Texas Pro Sedans and Allison Legacy Race Series.
Thunderhill Raceway is a 3/8-mile, asphalt D-shaped oval track that’s located at 24801 IH-35, just north of San Marcos (TX) near Yarrington Road (Exit #210).
For more information on Thunderhill Raceway, visit the THR website at www.thunderhillraceway.com.
By DEBBIE WILLIAMS
PR Director – Thunderhill Raceway