JOHNSON CAPTURES CHAOTIC ‘WHITE RACE’ AS 45TH ANNUAL RED, WHITE AND BLUE SERIES CONTINUES.

 

Fast qualifier passes ailing Tim Springstroh for late race victory in Late Model main!

Kaukauna, WI; July 14, 2016 – One of the most enduring series in short track racing, the Red, White and Blue State Championship series presented it’s second round of competition at Wisconsin International Raceway. The Scott Vanderloop Memorial White Race was sponsored Budweiser, Duke FM and Vanderloop Equipment .

A crowd of over 3,000 was in attendance to witness the event.

One week ago Casey Johnson had his evening end early as he was collected in an accident ending his night before the checkered flag. One week later he stood in victory lane after staying ahead of the fray, topping the 50 lap “White Race” by outrunning area short track standout Ty Majeski. It was a fitting rebound for a hard working race team and tonight’s win kept Johnson in the thick of the point battle.

KENDALL SURVIVES SUPER LATE MODEL PANDEMONIUM FOR VICTORY IN THURSDAY NIGHT THUNDER ACTION.

 

Gary Natrop paces Late Model Main Event from Wire to Wire for Win!

Kaukauna, WI; July 7, 2016 – It took an extra week, but the Joe Schneider Memorial Race presented by Stockbridge Engineering finally beat the weather. For a brief time it appeared the Fox River Racing Club Thursday Night Thunder program was going to meet the same fate two weeks in a row, but morning showers gave way to a nice summer evening as the program began. Rain would again threaten late in the show but the entire program including fireworks completed just after 9:30pm.

PCMC also presented the evening’s race program that also included a coin drop for children and an excellent fireworks display after the program.

Fast qualifier Bobby Kendall was our front of a crash that eliminated several front runners and he spent the dash to the finish outdistancing point leader Jeff Van Oudenhoven to secure the win.

Joe Schneider Memorial and Fireworks show postponed until July 7th!

Due to the forecast indicating an extremely high chance of thunderstorms taking place this evening the show has been postponed.  The planned Thursday Night Thunder Joe Schneider Memorial Sponsored by Stockbridge Engineering program scheduled for this evening, June 30th has been postponed until July 7th.  The entire program along with the Fireworks Show will be held in it’s entirety next week.

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.

VAN OUDENHOVEN OPENS 45TH ANNUAL RED, WHITE AND BLUE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH CONVINCING VICTORY.

 

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.

DEFENDING CHAMP LOWELL BENNETT EDGES ANDY MONDAY FOR SUPER LATE MODEL VICTORY.

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

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)