Sports Briefs for August 15: National attention coming to Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park
August 15, 2012
Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park will be featured as part of an annual circle track tour this month.
The AMSOIL Great American Circle Track Tour, in which a writer for Circle Track Magazine visits various tracks across the country and writes about them, will be coming to Craig the weekend of Aug. 25.
Thunder Ridge is hosting a late model stock car show that weekend as well.
Track owner Greg Kolbaba anticipates the late model show being one of his bigger events of the summer, making it a major opportunity for the track.
Other racing events at Thunder Ridge are scheduled for Aug. 18, Sept. 8 and Sept. 22.
Races have a 7 p.m. scheduled start time.
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