A New Year Will Hopefully Bring a New Look to Thunder Moutain Speedway

By: Lindsay Housaman Email
By: Lindsay Housaman Email

Sean Gibbs is the new owner of the Thunder Moutain Speedway in Olathe and wants to give the place a facelift.

Gibbs is reaching out into the community for help from businesses.

Gibbs would like to lay concrete to make the speedway more handicap accessible because he knows all too well the difficulties of only gravel, since he himself is in a wheelchair.

Other areas of the speedway looking for improvements are the concessions, fences, electric wiring, bleachers, landscaping, fabrication, and more.

Gibbs is not looking for all free handouts though, he is hoping companies will lend their time and supplies and in return, Gibbs will advertise for them. It's all about giving and receiving at the Thunder Mountain Speedway.

If you are interested in helping out Gibbs and the speedway, you can email him at TMS@GJLive.com or log onto the website at TMSpeedway.com linked below.


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  • by MartinHousePainting Location: Eckert on Jan 22, 2008 at 04:33 PM
    Having been involved with TMS in one way, shape, or form since its conception in 1994, It has not been since Rocky Grimsley (founder of TMS (rip)) that the facility has seen such a dedicated owner. The improvement of TMS can only serve to better the community as a whole, proven by Seans implementation of special events that promote charity. Advertising at the track is a great opportunity for any local business, i know, its worked for me! Beyond that, the Racing is exciting, and the Management is dedicated to creating a fun, wholesome family atmosphere. Real racing on the Western Slope? yep, its at Thunder Mountain Speedway!
  • by Brian Location: Columbia on Jan 17, 2008 at 07:51 AM
    Lindsay is a fox
  • by Robert Location: Lynch on Jan 15, 2008 at 01:44 AM
    Having seen the condition of the grounds, and the electrical, the bleachers, fencing, It's very obvious that some assistance is needed. I work out there, trying to get the track ready for races, and am still learning. There's a lot that I simply don't have time to do. The more assistance received at Thunder Mountain Speedway, the better off it will be for everyone who appreciates a good local race. There are some improvements that I wanted to work on this winter, unfortunately, I was unable to get them done. I'm a disabled veteran, and experience severe headaches as the result of a service connected disability. The clod weather that we've experienced this winter, so far, has made it virtually impossible for me to leave the house, much less work on the improvements that I wanted to see done.
  • by John Location: Grand Junction on Jan 14, 2008 at 06:12 PM
    Thanks for the great story on TMS. Its a diamond for the west slope race fans. With the new owner's dedication to bring this sport back I'm sure that many more people will soon learn just how exciting grass roots racing really is...
  • by Crystal Johnstn Location: Grand Junction on Jan 14, 2008 at 02:35 PM
    That sounds like a great idea
  • by Sean Location: Grand Junction on Jan 14, 2008 at 11:50 AM
    Thank You very much for a great story. All at TMS are greatful for the support KKCO 11 News has for TMS. Thunder Mountain Speedway's website is: www.TMSpeedway.com
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