Rain Postpones Thunderbird Makeup Event, Officials Looking for New Date

Rain throughout the morning that is expected to continue later in the day has forced DIRTcar and track officials to postpone Saturday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events at Thunderbird Raceway. Officials are currently exploring options for a new makeup date, which will be announced at a later time. The … Read more

Macon, Thunderbird Makeup Events to Complete Summer Nationals Season, Farmer City Canceled

With the points-paying portion of the 37th annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals season complete, the Hell Tour now turns its attention to the non-points makeup events remaining on the schedule. Thunderbird Raceway – Summer Nationals Makeup Thunderbird Raceway in Muskegon, MI was originally slated to host the Summer Nationals Late Models and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified … Read more

POSTPONED: Rain Reschedules Summer Nationals at Thunderbird to August 20

Overnight rain that has continued into the late morning has forced DIRTcar and Thunderbird Raceway officials to postpone Sunday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals to Saturday, August 20. This completes the 37th annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models points season. Bobby Pierce is officially crowned with his fifth championship. The … Read more

Rain Postpones Remainder of Thunderbird Raceway Event to Sunday, July 24

Rain showers that descended over the Thunderbird Raceway during Wednesday’s Heat Race action have forced DIRTcar and track officials to postpone the remainder of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals competition to Sunday, July 24. Gates will open at 2pm Sunday; cars will hit the track at 5pm to pick … Read more

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Michigan Rivals Take on Summer Nationals in Four-Race Tour Finale

One final week remains on the trail of the 37th annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals. A four-race stretch in the state of Michigan is on-tap, pitting the Summer Nationals stars against a tough group of local racers. Michigan Week schedule: Wednesday, July 20 – Thunderbird Raceway (Muskegon, MI) Thursday, July 21 – Butler Motor Speedway (Quincy, MI) Friday, … Read more

FOR THE LOVE OF RACING: Joe Godsey, team enjoying Hell Tour nuances

Joe Godsey has been racing for more than 20 years, but the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model Hell Tour is like nothing he’d experienced before. He went from racing two nights a week at his local Indiana tracks to about six consecutive nights every week for six straight weeks, around the Midwest. And he’s yet … Read more

FOURTEEN AND COUNTING: Hoffman Breaks Single-Season Wins Record with Thunderbird Checkers

When Nick Hoffman set out on the trail of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals this year, it wasn’t just to try and win his third-straight, fourth career championship – he was also aiming to break his own record of 13 wins in a single season. After Thursday night’s dominating exhibit at Thunderbird Raceway, … Read more

HULK SMASH: Winger Wins at Thunderbird for Second Career Hell Tour Victory

Pierce slides English in closing laps to finish ahead again, extends points lead For as hard as he and his team worked to get their first win, Ashton Winger made his second career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory look like he’d done it a hundred times before with a clean sweep of Thursday night’s visit to … Read more

7/15/21 – Thunderbird Raceway

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 2-Nick Hoffman[3]; 2. 5CS-Curt Spalding[1]; 3. 1E-Jeffery Erickson[5]; 4. 99-Hunt Gossum[4]; 5. 82-Jacob Poel[2]; 6. 38- Mitchell Hunt[6]; 7. 8C-Corey Bevard[8]; 8. 65-Todd Sherman[9]; 9. 92-Caleb Kill[12]; 10. 25-Josh Lolmaugh[11]; 11. 19- Chad Bauer[10]; 12. 4-Logan Beckwith[17]; 13. 1*-Wyatt Baker[18]; 14. 14-Mark Shook[15]; 15. 26P-Nathan Patrick[14]; 16. 21-Tom Sprague Jr[7]; 17. … Read more

7/15/21 – Thunderbird Raceway

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 12-Ashton Winger[1]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce[8]; 3. 81E-Tanner English[2]; 4. 55-Jeep Van Wormer[3]; 5. 4-Travis Stemler[4]; 6. 91-Rusty Schlenk[9]; 7. M14-Brandon Thirlby[10]; 8. 21N-Logan Nickerson[7]; 9. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen[18]; 10. 74-Mitch McGrath[5]; 11. 14G-Joe Godsey[11]; 12. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[6]; 13. 27-Eric Spangler[13]; 14. 48-Tim Lance[15]; 15. 15-Dave Baker[17]; 16. 16-Garrett Wiles[12]; 17. 87-Rich Neiser[21]; … Read more

Hoffman Scores Feature Win #11 at Thunderbird

MUSKEGON, MI – Last year, Nick Hoffman set a new DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals record for most Feature wins in a single season at 13, driving his own personal Elite Chassis #2. This year, behind the wheel of NASCAR veteran Justin Allgaier’s #7, he’s got a chance to break it. After another dominating … Read more

8/20/20 – Thunderbird Raceway

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 7-Nick Hoffman [1][]; 2. 44-KC Burdette [2][]; 3. 99-Hunt Gossum [5][]; 4. 1E-Jeffery Erickson [13][]; 5. 47-Collin Thirlby [7][]; 6. 5CS-Curt Spalding [4][]; 7. 24-Zeke McKenzie [6][]; 8. 19-Chad Bauer [9][]; 9. 82-Jacob Poel [10][]; 10. 25-Josh Lolmaugh [11][]; 11. 117-Kevin Reeve [15][]; 12. 9P-Derek Passenier [21][]; 13. 88-Kody Weisner [16][]; … Read more