racer info

"Thunder in the Valley" is run based on the rules put out by the NHRA in regards to safety and general procedures, but PLEASE keep in mind that this is NOT a sanctioned track and that we have different standards regarding insurance etc so there are some rules we apply that may be different. Among those includes:
A driver may only race in one class.
All drivers must be the sole occupant of the vehicle during a race.
All drivers, regardless of speed/class, MUST wear a helmet. Helmets must be SNELL 2010 or newer. 2010 dated helmets are good until 1/1/2022.
These are just a couple of examples; feel free to contact us if you want more information. Remember, this is what we would like to consider a "fun" weekend of racing, a bit of a break from the regular grind, so please understand if things are not quite the way they are at your home track. Now lets go burn some rubber!
This year's program will remain the same as last year, with time trials on Saturday and eliminations on Sunday.

2018 winners

First - Glenn Kennedy
Second - Bill Jamieson
Third - Chad Bowles

First - Gord Brooks
Second - Rob Munro
Third - Randy Hutchinson

First - Stuart Mann
Second - Codie Beecroft
Third - Maxx Bodaly
Fourth - Ron Viau

First - Dave DeGrassi

Dave Van Humbeck

Giordano Corlazzoli


Prize Schedule

Pro winner $400
runner-up $300
third place $175

Mod winner $300
runner-up $200
third place $125

Sportsman winner $200
runner-up $150
third place $100

Bike winner $100
Depending on the number of bike entries there may be further payouts

First Perfect Light .000 $150 sponsored by Walco Industries

class descriptions


Pro car field has no electronics; if your car has electronics, they must be disabled to race this class. Capable of running max 5.80 1/8 mile (11.49 to 9.05 sec 1/4 mile). 50 car limit. Registered time enforced. Mandatory current NHRA license and chassis tag numbers recorded to your registration form if running 9.99 or quicker. Minimum 5 point roll bar and all necessary safety gear as per NHRA time rules. Drag radials or drag slicks only. No street tires! No electronics (egg timer systems). Throttle stops and such can be installed but must be disabled to run this class. NO ANTIFREEZE in coolant – WATER ONLY. Assigned parking. Sportsman tree. Registration and such fees apply; please fill out form


Vehicles capable of running max 7.40 1/8 mile (13.00 to 11.50 sec 1/4 mile). 50 car limit. Registered time Enforced Drag radials, Slicks ,or Street tires Open or closed exhaust. NO ANTIFREEZE in coolant – WATER ONLY. No electronics (egg timer systems). Assigned parking. Sportsman tree. Registration and such fees apply; please fill out form.


Vehicles running 8.30 or slower 1/8 mile (13.01 or slower 1/4 mile). 50 car limit. Fast time break enforced. No crew or support vehicle. Parking in the Sportsman pits. NO ANTIFREEZE in coolant – WATER ONLY. Sportsman tree. Run it and have fun! Registration and such fees apply; please fill out form. No restricted passes for this class.

Drag Bikes

16 bike limit. Experienced racers only. Limited field.

Junior Dragster

NOTE: Junior dragster registration fee is $50. 8 car limit. Open to all Junior dragster competitors as per NHRA rules. time breaks to be after qualifying.


All entrants must contact: Ken Morrison (madmanracing@shaw.ca) to enter. All entrants must abide by NHRA rules for the time the car will run. This will be strictly enforced and there will be NO exceptions. Please read the NHRA rulebook.