Jun 17, 2014 3:38 PM
Motorsports fans will celebrate this weekend when Thunderhill Recreational Park, located just west of Willows, opens their latest edition to the popular park.
The five-million dollar project resulted in a two-mile extension to the twenty-year-old road course making it the longest facility of its kind in North America at 5-miles.
The weekend fun will begin Saturday at 9:00 a.m. when over 150 SCCA racers get behind the wheel to compete for $40,000 in the Thunderhill Track Championship series awards. The racing will feature fourteen main events with seven on Saturday and seven on Sunday.
The track extension celebration will kick-off Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. when dignitaries from the motorsports, political and local communities convene to congratulate Thunderhill Park.
Thunderhill Recreation Park opened in 1993 as a 1.9 mile road course. In the years that followed, Thunderhill increased in length and added various amenities making it one of the premier road race tracks in the nation.
Admission to all Thunderhill events this weekend is free.