mini-thunder-viiHello Everyone,

MINI Thunder VII is just around the corner, we wanted to make a few announcements.

First of all we have extended the use of SA 2005 rated helmets through 2016, of if you have a SA 2005 or newer you are good to go.
There will be helmet rentals available at the Thunderhill Souvenier Shop at the track.

PS: Chris @ Miniology has a white Arai profile (M size, full face, oval head shape) helmet for sale $300 obo, message me if interested and I will send you pics or info about it. It’s in very good almost new condition!

If you plan to join us for our Pre-Registration dinner and Casino Night Party at the Willows Roadhouse please RSVP via return email with the number in your party. We plan to close the Roadhouse for MINI Thunder participants only and need a head count to plan for food.

ATM Machine is located inside the clubhouse at Thunderhill.

If you have not yet registered, you need to do that ASAP.  go to

Please be sure to clean out your car COMPLETELY. We don’t want any foreign objects like cell phones, garage door openers, old beer cans, etc. rolling around in your Mini while you are out on track.

NO Hand-held cameras in any of the cars. All cameras must be securely mounted. This includes passengers.

Keep your hands and arms inside your car at all times, unless you are doing a wave/point by.

When you register you will be given your Goody Bag which will include your wrist band, lunch ticket, T-Shirt, group sticker, and event window sticker. You will need to put on your wrist band before you leave registration. Please have your Pre-Tech Inspection Forms filled out and signed as you get to registration. Do loose your lunch ticket as you will need it to get lunch!

Looking forward to a fun and safe day.

Norm & Eric
MINI Thunder

MINI Thunder VII Updates

mini-thunder-viiMINI Thunder VII Updates.

First off it is now 2016 and MINI Thunder VII is just around the corner.

We ask all coaches to please register at We need to have valid numbers for coaching duties, t-shirts & sizes, lunches, and
scheduling. It only takes a minute or two

Secondly for those that are already registered as participants, you need to
start thinking about getting your Mini pre-teched. We have set up several
safety-tech inspection stations. These are FREE for the inspection. We ask
that you call first and make an appointment. This year we are asking that
you make sure your Mini is fitted with a tow hook. You should have one in
your MINI but if not, please get one and make sure it is installed before
you go out on track. This will save precious time and make it easy and
painless to get you Mini back to the paddock should you run into any

One change we have made for this year is holding the pre-registration dinner and Casino Night Party into town. We will be holding this activity at the Willows Roadhouse 610 South Tehama, Willows, CA 530-361-9180. The party is free to all participants and coaches. Dinner is $20 ea. and you will need to pay at the door. We will be posting the menu shortly. Having these
festivities at the Roadhouse will help eliminate the rush and crowding at
the clubhouse at Thunderhill. We will be able to set up much earlier in the
day and open registration about 4:00PM.

We will gain have the vendor tables with donated prizes for the Casino

For those of you that plan to come, please be sure to register now.

Also we welcome guests and MINI owner spectators for both the Casino Night and Sunday’s trackday. Its free to the fans and they will get to take
demo-hot laps with coaches, parade laps at lunch, and be included in the
group photo at the start/finish line on the main straight. So bring your

We have several extras planned for the weekend and we will keep you posted (also check the facebook group).

Our Prime Presenting Sponsor is Niello MINI of Sacramento. A big thanks goes out for their ongoing support of MINI Thunder and the Mini community. Niello has supported us from the very first day and we could not have done this without their help.

Norman Nelson

Eric Diamond

Thank You Expression Graphix!

We sincerely thank Arland and Lynn of Expression Graphix for their support of MINIOLOGY LIVE! from MiniThunder! Come by the Miniology booth tomorrow night (Saturday 15 March) for a chance to win a limited edition Miniology T shirt, created and hand made by Expression Graphix, your best choice for custom logo clothing and accessories!


MINIOLOGY RADIO LIVE From Mini Thunder! This week!

We will be live at Mini Thunder, Saturday night February 15th, starting at 7 PM Pacific time (0300 UTC). Join us for drunken fun and great interviews, either in person at the Thunderhill Speedway, or online with our live streaming.

To see the live stream, just click on the MINIOLOGY LIVE link at the top of this page!


Mini Thunder LIVE is sponsored by Expression Graphix!

Mini Thunder IV bonus reel – interviews, pics, and video snippets

Miniology staff Jessie Nelson takes to Thuderhill Raceway to interview some of the sponsoring participants of Stormin’ Normans Mini Thunder IV.

We interview Mark from Big-O Tires in Healdsburg, Lyle Beckwith from Vinyl Styles, Eric Diamond and a first time driver who came all the way down from Toronto, Canada for the event.

Throughout the little video we have b-roll pictures and snippets from our day at the track, and end with a parade lap at 4x speed to give you a feel of what driving this great venue is like!

Big thanks to everyone who attended and made this video possible. A cameo of Mini Mania’s classic cooper and new coupe on display (which I got to ride a hot lap in, woo!) and other Mini goodness. Sorry for the wind in the audio, I was using my Samsung Galaxy SII to do all the video and there was no windscreen 😛