Mother Nature Runs Away As Opening Night Crowns Hickok,Steis,Lux,Huber, And Ohl Winners
By: Zach Garman
Knox Dale PA- After a couple weeks of mother nature coming to town and forcing many cancellations, Friday seen a day of nice weather (with some spotty showers here and there) to have some racing to open up the 2019 season at Thunder Mountain Speedway. First on tap for the night were the FDR HVAC Inc Street Stocks. Tim Bish and the 101 of Bruce Hartzfeld made up the front row to go green. On the start, Ray Hickok Jr in the 4ord moved passed Hertzfeld for second as Bish moved out to the early lead. Hartzfeld continued to battle with Hickok for second as the 983 of Zach Gustafson ran fourth with Allen English in the 64 and Jason Fosnaught in the 20J ran fifth and sixth. A few laps later, Hickok and Hartzfeld still were battling for second as Bish slowed in three with a flat rear tire. On the restart, Hickok jumped out to the lead as Hartzfeld and Gustafson ran second and third. With five laps to go, Hartzfeld passes Gustafson for second and pressures Hickok for the lead. At the end, it was Ray Hickok Jr in the 4ord who went on to win a strong race. Hickok was followed by Bruce Hartzfeld, Zach Gustafson, Allen English, Jason Fosnaught, and Tim Bish. The lone heat race winner was Bruce Hartzfeld.
Up next for the night were the Watt Logging Inc Pure Stocks. Justin Watt in the 00 and Tim Steis in the 45 made up the front row for the green. Steis and Watt would battle for a couple of laps for the lead before Steis got around Watt for the lead. The 516 of Larry Mitchell and 8JR of Rich Waltman Jr ran third and fourth. A few laps later, Mitchell got around Watt for second and set his sights on Steis. Waltman was next in line against Watt. Watt and Waltman would battle for third before Waltman made the move up high in two to take over the third place position. As the laps counted down, Tim Steis went on to win the first feature event of the Watt Logging pure stocks for the 2019 season. Steis was followed by Larry Mitchell, Rich Waltman Jr, Justin Watt, Bill Mumau, Bill Bartlebaugh, and Mikanna Pearce. The lone heat winner was Rich Waltman Jr.
Third on the card were the Legend Powersports Super Late Models. Bob Dorman in the 19 and Chad McClelland in the 7M made up the front row for the twenty five lap feature event. Dorman would take the early lead as Michael Lake in the 27 moved to third before a caution came out for turn two. On the restart, Lake moved past McClelland for second as Matt Lux moved into fourth. A couple laps later, Charlie Powell in the 94 and Kyle Knapp in the 33K battled for fifth as Matt Lux and Chad McClelland battled for third. A caution in turn three would bunch the field up once again. On this restart, Lux took over the third portion as Chris Hackett in the 33 moved into the top five for fifth. Powell and Hackett battled for fourth as Doug Eck goes high in turn two to take over the fourth place position. The caution flew once again for turn one. On the restart, Powell, Hackett, and McClelland battled for the third position as Gale Huey in the 11H moved into fifth. Dave Blazavich in the 18B and Chris Hackett ran sixth and seventh before the caution came out for debris. Under this caution, many front running cars pitted with problems. The restart seen Blazavich move to fifth as Powell, Huey, and Hackett battled for third. On the last lap, Dorman still had a strong lead before he blew a right rear tire in turn two. Matt Lux moved past Dorman on the backstretch and went on to win the feature event. Lux was followed by Charlie Powell, Bob Dorman, Chris Hackett, Gale Huey, Dave Blazavich, Skip Lindemuth, Bob Hymes, Chad McClelland, Curtis Teats, Doug Eck, Kyle Knapp, and Michael Lake. The two heat winners were Kyle Knapp and Michael Lake.
Fourth for the night were the Dunlap Lawn & Garden Front Wheel Drive Four Cylinders. Curtis Mohney in the 33m and Rob Williams in the 9MM made up the front row for fifteen laps. On the start, Joe Huber in the 8 and the 2 of Phil Bulbeth battled for second as Mohney took the lead. DJ Clark in the 7 stayed in fourth as Jeff Huber in the 42 moved into third. Williams in the 9MM and Austin Fedder in the 777 battled for sixth as Jeff Huber, Clark, and Mohney battled for second. As the laps counted down, the Huber boys of Jeff and Joe were all over the 2 of Bulbeth for the lead. At the end, it was Jeff Huber in the 42 who took over the lead to go on and win the nights feature event. Huber was followed by Phil Bulbeth, Joe Huber, Rob Williams, Austin Fedder, Chad Greeley, Greg Kiehl, Shawn Hadden, DJ Clark, Bill Fuchs, and Curtis Mohney. Dylan Hickok was a DNS for the feature event. Heat winners were Rob Williams and Curtis Mohney.
Last for the evening were the Kinetic By Windstream Semi Late Models. Todd English in the 711 and Joe Martin in the 28S made up the front row for twenty laps. On the start, English took the lead as Doug Surra in the 3AA ran in second. Joe Martin and Jon Lee in the 5L battled for 4th as Scott Umbaugh in the 36 and Jarid Ivory in the 17 battled for sixth. Ryan Caldwell and Tommy Kronenwetter battled for eighth before a caution came out for turn three. On the restart, Jeremy Ohl in the 5J moved into the lead as Lee took over second. Towards the end of the race, Ivory and Martin battled for fourth as Zach Myers cracked into the top five taking over the fifth position. At the end, it was all Jeremy Ohl as he went on to the win the nights feature event. Ohl was followed by Jon Lee, Zach Myers, Jarid Ivory, Doug Surra, Joe Martin, Brandon DeBrakeleer, Scott Umbaugh, Jim Challingsworth, Jeff Sweeney, Kyle Smith Jr, Austin Getch, Kylee Brown, Caleb Whiteford, Todd English, Rich Wicker, Gary Stitt, Tommy Kronenwetter, Ryan Caldwell, Vern Ward, and Bernie Whiteford. The heat winners were Doug Surra, Joe Martin, and Todd English.
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Thunder Mountain Speedway on the season opener for the 2019 season. We hope to see all of you back next week as we honor our armed forces for the Memorial Day weekend!
We are racing tonight! It’s nice and sunny here!
With all the rain over night and current track conditions we have decided to cancel the show for tonight May 10th. Please join us next week
This Friday, May 10th will be our Mothers Day Special! $2 off General Admission for Mothers. On tap are Super Lates, 358 Semi Lates, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks and FWDs.
Pit Gate opens at 5pm. Grandstands at 5:30pm. Racing at 7:30pm
General Admission $12
Students 7 to 17 yrs old $8
Kids under 6 yrs old Free
Family Pack (2 adults and up to 4 students) $40
3406 Ramsaytown Rd., Brookville PA
We are monitoring the weather and will make a decision no later than 2pm. We will not be answering any texts, emails or private messages. Please follow our Facebook page, website or signup for our Rained Out notification for any updates for the races for tonight May 3rd. Thank you!
2019 Opening Night! This Friday, May 3rd will be the first race of the 2019 Season! On tap are the BRP Big Block Modifieds along with our Super Lates, 358 Semi Lates, Pure Stocks and FWDs.
Pit Gate opens at 5pm. Grandstands at 5:30pm. Racing at 7:30pm
Special Grandstand Admission:
Students 7 to 17 yrs old $10
Kids under 6 yrs old Free
Family Pack (2 adults and up to 4 students) $50
Test & Tune will be this Saturday April 27th from 12pm til ?
Pits: $20/Car, $5/ person. Grandstands: Free
And don’t forget that after Test and Tune there will be a pig roast for drivers and crews!
On May 24 for our Memorial Day-Armed Forces Night we are excited to welcome the United State Air Force as they will be Swearing in some of their finest young men and women into the Delay Entry Program out of Central, PA. These Future Airmen will be raising their right hand and taking the Oath of enlistment, they will be answering Our Nations call, in order to defend and protect our Great Nation.
⁃ Stop by the AF Booth and learn more about the AF opportunities.
⁃ Staff Sergeant Alfonso Martinez Air Force Representative
⁃ Covering Dubois, PA and surrounding areas. Feel free to browse their website: Airforce.com
We are this weeks feature in the Dirt Warriors blog on USDirt.com
We would like to announce the addition of Pure Stocks to the 2019 Season. The division will be sponsored by Watt Lumber Inc Buyers of Standing Timber. We will follow Hummingbird Rules with the Pure Stock division. We will add the payout to our webpage in the coming weeks.
Giving back to the FANS!
On a few regular race nights this season we will have a “Discounted Town Night” in 2019. We will pick a town and any one with a valid address on their drivers license for that town will be admitted to the grandstands for $5. First 10 people from that town will get a free grandstand pass! We are doing this to promote the speedway to new people and give existing fans a thank you for coming each and every week to support us.
We will announce the town on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter the week before the schedule town race.
(If there is a scheduling change or a prior rain date needs made up, we will switch the date
There is an addition to our schedule for the night of July 12th. There will be a $2000 to win Semi Lates race (non points) Presented by TECAM Enterprises, CAM General Contracting and T English Construction. Lap money and prizes will be collected for the race. Also that night is Grady’s Decision Night and will include Late Models, Street Stocks and FWDs. More Details in the upcoming months
Driver Registration Forms and W-9s can be found on the documents page. Feel free to bring them to Test and Tune or the first race. Thanks!
Reserved Parking for the 2019 Season is now available. The parking map and form is available in Documents
The price to reserve a spot is $100 for each. All information for reserving and payment is on the form/map. You may also contact us on Facebook or by email (email@example.com) to reserve.
If you have already contacted us about a spot, you are already marked down and just need to send payment by March 29th.
1/5/2019 – Our 2019 Schedule is posted:
The 2019 Semi Late Divison rules have been updated and are located on our rules page.
Thank you everyone who came this past Saturday to the meeting to share your input.
After conversations with Hummingbird Speedway management both tracks Semi Late rules will be the same.