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December 10th, 2012

Thunder Valley Raceway will be racing in 2013….  Stay tuned to this website for details…

- Deanna Will

Thank you…

December 10th, 2012

Thank you Thunder Valley Raceway Drivers, Fans, Staff and all the kind hearted people who stopped by to say “Hi!” and donate a new toy truck!  Truly a memorable day, honoring an Angel, Maddox Derkosh.

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     

Trucks for Maddox

November 16th, 2012

A “Trucks for Maddox” NEW toy truck/car/tractor collection drive will be held on Saturday November 24th  from 10am-2pm at the Galleria Mall in Johnstown!

      The event and NEW toy truck collection drive is being held in honor of, and to celebrate the life and memory of two year-old Maddox Derkosh, who tragically lost his life in an accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo two weeks ago and was laid to rest on Nov 9th Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

November 15th, 2012


Ray Wight Benefit

October 19th, 2012

Saturday November 17th, 4pm-7pm
Somerset American Legion
Spaghetti dinner and silent auction
Admission $8.00, Kids 10 and under Free
Help out a fellow racer who lost his garage in a fire a few weeks ago.

Thank you from the Drifters…

October 16th, 2012

This sat is the rescheduled Pittsburgh Circle Track Club night.

August 16th, 2012

 We proudly welcome the club back following their clubs’ night being rained out earlier in the season.

Bike races rescheduled…

July 26th, 2012

The Kids bike races have been rescheduled for Saturday August 18th