SUPER LATE MODEL POINT LEADER VAN OUDENHOVEN STRIKES AGAIN, CLAIMES THIRD WIN OF 2016 IN THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER ACTION.
Tim Springstroh nets first Late Model checker of 2016 in Late Model action.
Kaukauna, WI; June 23, 2016 – Werner Electric presented this week’s edition of the Thursday Night Thunder race program presented by the Fox River Racing Club. In addition to six divisions of racing action the program gave future racers a chance to try out their racing skills in the Big Wheel races.
Clicking off a program with very little interruption the final checkered of the night fell right at 9:30pm, giving fans time to visit their favorite driver in the pit area on a picture perfect evening.
In Super Late Model action Jeff Van Oudenhoven is batting .500, having scored victories in three of the six contests held so far this season. Tim Springstroh had turned in some solid performances so far in 2016 in Late Model action and finally claimed his first feature win of the year by a narrow margin over Braison Bennett.
MAXWELL SCHULTZ FENDS OFF A DETERMINED BOBBY KENDALL FOR FIRST SUPER LATE MODEL WIN OF THE 2016 SEASON AT WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY.
Mike Meyerhofer hides from field in route to convincing win in Late Model action.
Kaukauna, WI; June 16, 2016 – Weld Supply Company was the featured sponsor of the fifth night of Thursday Night Thunder action at Wisconsin International Raceway.
As has been the case all season the program moved along briskly and the events completed just after 9:30pm even though the caution flags were far more frequent than previous nights during feature race action.
Maxwell Schultz was able to nail down his first feature win of the season in Super Late Model action, holding off a determined Bobby Kendall to do so.
Mike Meyerhofer grabbed his second main event in of the season in Late Model action after leading the event wire to wire.
Rachael Meyerhofer scored one for the ladies in topping Super Stock action tonight, while Brett Van Horn returned to his winning ways in the Wisconsin Sport Trucks. The Sizzlin 4’s had multiple cautions and which resulted in a shortened feature contest that was topped by Andy Miller. Jeff Wohlrabe won an attrition-filled Figure Eight contest.
Braison Bennett outruns Nate Van Wychen for Late Model Checker.
Kaukauna, WI; June 9, 2016 – Jeff Van Oudenhoven was on cruise control as he scored s convincing win in the opening round of the 45th Annual Red, White and Blue State Championships which played out before a crowd of over 4,000 fans. Van Oudenhoven avoided a major melee early in the contest which involved a half dozen cars and then outran Casey Johnson by 3.5 seconds. It was his second victory of the 2016 season in Fox River Racing Club Super Late Model action.
Braison Bennett muscled his way past Gary Natrop and then kept Nate Van Wychen in his tire tracks earning his first feature checkered of the year.
In the Street Stock division Andy Casavant past Alex Seidel for the lead and then fought off Seidl the remaining distance for his victory. Jason Plutz captured his first feature win of the 2016 season in the Wisconsin Sport Trucks. Visiting driver Brody Rivest claimed a non-stop Sizzlin 4 main event.
Kyle Bauknecht scores first career Late Model win.
Kaukauna, WI; June 2, 2016 – Bergstrom Ford/Lincoln of Neenah and Bergstrom Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat of Kaukauna presented the third night of Thursday Night Thunder action at Wisconsin International Raceway.
Once again the fast paced show completed before 9:30pm as only a few cautions flew throughout the night.
Five-time and defending champion Lowell Bennett came away with his first main event win of the 2016 season. He powered past Kyle Calmes for the top spot after a caution and then outdistanced Andy Monday for the win.
Kyle Bauknecht drove a steady race to edge out Todd Verhagen for his first career victory in the Late Model class.
JOHNSON OUTDISTANCES FIELD FOR SUPER LATE MODEL WIN IN THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER AT WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY.
Meyerhofer Surprise Winner After Last Lap Spin by Manders In Late Model Main.
Kaukauna, WI; May 26, 2016 – Rain showers during the morning hours did not deter fans from taking in the second week of Thursday Night Thunder. Special Place Daycare presented the program this evening.
Casey Johnson didn’t bow to the pressure of a heated battle near the front of the field as he worked his way to the top spot and then outran fast qualifier Maxwell Schultz to win his first Super Late Model victory of the 2016 season.
VAN OUDENHOVEN EDGES SCHULTZ IN STORYBOOK RETURN TOPPING SUPER LATE MODEL ACTION AT WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY.
Muenster Masters Late Model action, dominates feature contest for victory.
Kaukauna, WI; May 19, 2016 – The 2016 racing season dawned with spectacular weather as teams and drivers flocked to Wisconsin International Raceway for the start of the Thursday Night Thunder point chase as the Times-Village and Amusement Devices sponsored the season opening show
The Fox River Racing Club presented a fast paced program showcasing many new teams and drivers.
Just over one year ago, 4-time Super Late Model champion Jeff Van Oudenhoven ended his 2015 season with a shattered race car and a broken ankle as the result of a horrific crash on the front stretch. This evening he returned to Fox River Racing Club action completing a storybook return by fending off the challenges of a determined Maxwell Schultz to earn the victory.
2016 “Thursday Night Thunder” Schedule @ Wisconsin Int. Raceway
Thur. May 19 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder Season Opener sponsored by Times-Villager and Amusement Devices
Thur. May 26 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder Sponsored by Special Place Daycare
Thur. June 2 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder sponsored by Bergstrom Ford/Lincoln of Neenah and Bergstrom Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Fiat Kaukauna
Thur. June 9 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder and the Red Race (50 Laps) sponsored by Budweiser, Duke FM and and L&S Electric
Thur. June 16 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder sponsored by Weld Specialty Supply
Thur. June 23 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder and Kids Big Wheel Races sponsored by Werner Electric Supply
Thur. June 30 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder Joe Schneider Memorial Sponsored by Stockbridge Engineering ~ Fireworks Show following the Races
Thur. July 7 Thursday Night Thunder and Kids Coin Drop sponsored by PCMC
Thur. July 14 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder and the Scott Vanderloop Memorial White Race (50 laps) Sponsored Budweiser, Duke FM and Vanderloop Equipment
Thur. July 21 Thursday Night Thunder sponsored by Kurz Industrial Solutions ~ Veterans Night (All Military Veterans FREE General Admission)
Thur. July 28 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder sponsored by Standard Electric Night (Bruce Mueller “All Star” Memorial 50) 50 lap feature
Thur. Aug 4 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder sponsored by Al Huss Auto & Truck and Valley Gasket
Thur. Aug 11 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder and the BLUE Race (50 laps) sponsored by Budweiser, Duke FM and NAPA Auto Parts
Thur. Aug 18 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder and Kids Big Wheel Race sponsored by Werner Electric Supply
Thur. Aug 25 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder and the Ric Sommers Memorial 50 sponsored by Appleton Breakfast Rotary Club
Thur. Sept 1 FRRC Thursday Night Thunder Valley Liquor Fan Appreciation Night (FREE Beer & Corn Roast)
GENERAL MEETING NOTES
DATE: Monday, April 25, 2016 TIME: 7 pm
PLACE: The Darboy Club
President Jim Duchow called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm
Clint Smith gave the Secretary’s report.
Tom Hockers was questioning what plan B is. Jim explained the payout from last years payout is plan A. Plan B will be explained later.
March 2016 FRRC Meeting; March 28, 2016; Darboy, WI
Meeting to order @ 7:05pm
Jeffrey Sachse read off the February meeting minutes.
Meeting minutes approved as read: Tom Hockers; seconded by Marty Nussbaum
The meeting were read and approved.
Aflac gap insurance was discussed.
Treasurer’s report was read by Pat Roeser who explained that for the upcoming season all individuals working for FRRC will be considered employee’s and not independent contractors.
Discounted tickets are still available $9 this was raised by $1 for the 2016 season. We will look at going to $10 for the 2017 season.