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Events For July 21st Are Cancelled

Due to persistent rain overnight and forecasted rain around race time, we have decided to cancel today’s events. The enduro will be rescheduled. Join us next week, for a mega show, as the rescheduled Thunderstruck 35 presented Allstar Performance, Round 2 of the Summer Thunder Series, takes place with the LM winner taking home a $2,500 to win prize. The SS Shootout is also paying $1,400 to the winner. It’s also Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club night, along with [...]


Post Date: July 21, 2018

Rules for the Night of Destruction!

As the title states, here are the rules for the Night of Destruction, scheduled for Saturday, July 14th.   Bump-N-Run Rules   Bone Stock Demo Derby Rules   Demo Derby General Rules


Post Date: June 27, 2018

June 9th Events Cancelled

Persistent rains and standing water have forced us to cancel today’s events. Kid’s Night activities will be rescheduled. 


Neiser, Carson, Triick and Sternberg Look Strong; DeLonge Steals the Win Late

Rich Neiser rebounded from an admittedly subpar performance in last week’s American Ethanol Late Model Tour event by going perfect on the night, taking home a heat race win and the feature win on the evening. The feature win was seemingly without doubt until Tom Sprague Jr. reeled Neiser in to within three car lengths. A mistake with two laps to go by Sprague sealed the win for Rich Neiser. Tom Sprague Jr. finished second, Steve Fairbanks finished third, [...]


May 26th Summary

Warm temperatures and sunny skies finally greeted race fans at Thunderbird Raceway, for a thrice-delayed opening day. A standing room only crowd gathered to watch the American Ethanol Late Model Tour, and four support divisions take to the newly reconfigured ⅓ mile oval. Brandon Thirlby shattered the previous track record in qualifying, lowering the fastest quick time to 12.504 seconds, at an average speed of 95.873 miles per hour. Ryan VanderVeen, Eric Spangler, and Steve Casebolt took home heat race victories. [...]


Results from 5/26/18

Here are the results from May 26th, 2018 Qualifying 1. Brandon Thirlby - 12.504 *NEW TRACK RECORD 2. Dona Marcoullier - 12.760 3. Eric Spangler - 12.813 4. Steve Casebolt - 12.844 5. David Mielke - 12.916 6. Logan Arntz - 12.929 7. Ryan VanderVeen - 12.951 8. Rich Bell - 13.005 9. Nick Kurtz - 13.090 10. Travis Stemler - 13.239 11. Greg Gokey - 13.259 12. Tom Sprague Jr. - 13.361 13. Kory Maurice - 13.376 14. Andy Sprague - 13.439 15. Brad Mann - 13.545 16. Bill Bray - 13.588 17. Shawn Reed - [...]


Post Date: May 28, 2018

Practice is cancelled for 5/2 except for the mini wedge teams

Due to wet conditions at the track, practice for all 6 big car divisions is cancelled. Mini Wedge practice is still on and is from 5pm to 7pm


Post Date: May 2, 2018

Announcing the Summer Thunder Series Presented by A & A Manufacturing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Muskegon, MI – April 30th, 2018 We are pleased to announce something big for our late model drivers! Jim Fairbanks at A & A Manufacturing has come on board to sponsor a mini-series revolving around four independent, special events during the Thunderbird Raceway racing season. The Summer Thunder Series presented by A & A Manufacturing will take place over four race weekends, this Saturday, May 5th, Saturday June 23rd, Saturday September 1st, and concludes on Saturday September 8th [...]


Post Date: April 30, 2018

Subscribe to our Rained Out SMS Service!!

Thunderbird Raceway is now using the Rained Out SMS Service for instant text updates on any possible weather cancellations in the future! Stay up to date by joining our list at the link below. Join Thunderbird Raceway text alerts on RainedOut


Post Date: April 18, 2018

2018 Schedule Release!

Thunderbird is proud to announce and release it’s 2018 schedule, celebrating its 60th anniversary season at the 3/10ths mile dirt track. Opened in 1958 under the Birchwood Speedway name, the track has withstood Father Time, and Mother Nature to put on great racing that packs the house every Saturday night. Kicking off the season, the “Thunderstruck 35”, presented by Allstar Performance paying the winner of the Late Model feature, $2,500 to win, looks to be a big draw to [...]


Post Date: March 24, 2018