Mini Thunder II Details Released

Back by popular demand is MINI Thunder II. This event will be held on the 3-day Presidents Day Weekend. The track day will be Sunday Feb 20, 2011, leaving Saturday and Monday as travel days for those coming a long distance. Last year we had entrants from Southern California, Oregon, and Washington. We are currentlt setting up a registration website, but already have an event website going. Please check for details and updates.

We will have three groups, Advanced, Intermediate, and Beginners. We expect to have 5+ 20 minute sessions, plus instruction, classroom, demo and parade laps. Entree for single drivers will be $199 for the day and include an event T-Shirt, breakfast, lunch, and sodas/waters during the day. If you made it to last years event, we figure you will return and if you missed it, shame on you, but you can make this one. For those that wish to share a Mini, the cost is $275 but you will have to run in separate groups.

The event will include a Saturday night BBQ dinner and “Casino Night” at Thunderhill Raceway Park. You will get a chance to meet some of the instructors and other drivers, learn the track, and socialize, before getting a good nights sleep. There will be camping available at the track and they do have electrical hookups, bathrooms, showers, and BBQ pits. Most will probably stay in WIllows which is a short 7 miles way. They have several hotels to chose from.

You will need a certified helmet that meets the requirements of SA 2000 or SA 2005. The SA is for automotive and SM is for motorcycles. SM helmets are not allowed. You will be able to rent a helmet from the track for $30 for the day.

You will need to fill out the entry form and waiver, plus fill out the Safety Tech Sheet (attached) for your Mini.

Track Day will begin with the track opening at 7:00AM, we will have time for drivers to grab breakfast, rent helmets if necessary, attend a mandatory “all hands” meeting, with first Minis on track at 8:30AM. This is also a good time to empty out your car or ALL loose items, check your fluid levels, tire pressures and torque your wheels.

There will be complete personnel including tow trucks, turn workers, flaggers, grid-control, communications, ambulance and safety equipment.

Here are some links for further information and videos from last years MINI Thunder:

Facebook link to Minithunderhill website page.!/event.php?eid=320123864188

Video links to Mini Thunder hill webpage.


Dennis Racine

Niello Mini