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April 12th brings more than just Stock Car Racing to THR

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For Release April 5, 2008

Contact: JRA Kids Club



April 12th brings more than just Stock Car Racing to Thunderhill Raceway


Kids’ Bike Races will be part of the racing action on the asphalt oval


(Kyle, TX) April 5, 2008 – Opening night is fast approaching for Thunderhill Raceway (THR), and the racing teams are working hard to get their cars ready to compete for the 11th season on the only asphalt oval short track in Central Texas. Not only are cars being tuned up for the April 12 season opener, but bicycles are also being prepared to be part of the action.


The 2008 season will mark the fourth year that the JRA Bike Races have lit up the front straightaway during intermission.


The JRA Kids Club staff welcomes back its title sponsor, Differential Specialties from Georgetown (TX), for the five bicycle race nights at THR. This sponsor will be returning for its second season as the title sponsor.


“I’m glad to continue my support of the JRA Kids Club and their activities,” commented Greg Norton, who is the owner of Differential Specialties. “It’s great to see the children involved and participating in racing. I feel sure that some of them may be the future stars of auto racing.”


Also returning for the 2008 season is the Children of the Future class – featuring Power Wheel cars. Kids that are too young to peddle their way across the finish line will pilot these small battery-operated vehicles to compete on the track’s tricky surface.


Children, ages 3 to 13, are invited to participate by bringing their Power Wheel cars or bicycles to the track, along with a helmet. To enter, visit the JRA Clubhouse that’s near Turn 4 in the VIP suite section that’s at the top of grandstands.


Thunderhill Raceway recently announced new grandstand pricing for the 2008 season. Children 12 and under get in free on race nights. Adults are now admitted for just $10, and students get in for only $8 with their student ID cards.


Two special scheduled events will be excluded from the reduced admission price break – the 4th Annual Allstate NASCAR Racefest on April 19 and the Allstate Texas Stock Car Spectacular on September 26 and 27.


For more information about the bike races and JRA Kids Club, please visit the club website www.JRAKidsclub.com. More information about Thunderhill Raceway and the exciting season line-up can be found on the track’s website at www.ThunderhillRaceway.com.



Three-year-old Justin Stryk working on his Victory Lane pose

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