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Thank you for Seven Years….

November 21st, 2012

We would like to thank all of the fans, drivers, and friends who have supported racing at Thunder Valley over the last seven years. In 2006, we took over a speedway that was closed and desolate and proceeded to revitalize it. During our tenure there we have been blessed with fantastic car counts and fantastic fan support each and every week.  It has been a pleasure to dedicate myself to providing racing at Thunder Valley.

While it is our greatest desire to continue to provide racing action in Somerset County for many years to come, we are restricted by certain realities.  It seems that every year the track has been hampered with increasingly more and more obstacles, things that should not be an issue, but are. And they have made it very difficult to keep the track in operation.  As time has passed, the struggle to keep the track open has become progressively more difficult. Finally the issues we have long fought have become too great for us to continue. In order to keep the track alive the last several years we have had to operate in less than ideal conditions. Looking forward to the oncoming racing season, we have reached a point where we can no longer operate the speedway at the level that our racers and fans deserve.  We have done the best we can under the circumstances but can do it no longer.

We have been in contact with several parties interested in promoting racing at the speedway. As such, we are confident that someone will open the track for racing next season. We wish them the best, and look forward to doing everything possible to help them be successful.  Anyone interested in promoting a racetrack that is profitable every year, contact the landlord.

We would like to say a special thanks to the incredible group of people who have worked so hard to keep racing alive in Somerset County the last several years. It hasn’t been easy, but your devotion to the cause made it possible to go racing. And finally we would like to thank Mr. Will, who loved this track so much.  With every passing day, I miss him a little more.

Thank you for 7 years- Joe