With T.W. Theodore
We've rebuilt Thunder Valley from
the ground up. I hope you'll set aside some
time to stroll the grounds and get to know all
that we have to offer.
You may want to start in The Pits. We've created
great access to our Featured Drivers so you
can introduce yourself to them and share their
excitement for racing. Take a look at their
racing pictures, read their bios, join them in
conversation in the Chat Room.
If you're a woman driver or involved in
racing, stop by the Drivers' Trailer.
This sleek, air conditioned, fully outfitted
trailer is a sanctuary for drivers and their
teams to get away from the crowd. You'll find
a discussion group and a conversation area,
two places you can go to share information,
swap stories, and support one another. You can
find out about the Thunder Valley sponsorship
There's plenty of room in the trailer for you
to stretch out. There's also lots of room to
build new ways to support women in racing. If
you've got an idea for how to make the
Drivers' Trailer better, let us know, or
better yet, help us create it.
See that impressive-looking tent with the
security guard at the entrance? That's the VIP Tent. If you'd
like to enter the exotic world of race team
corporate sponsorship, stop in. (The guard
will let you by if you look like you know what
You'll find race car drivers and potential
sponsors getting to know one another and
discovering how to build a marketing or
communications program around a woman racer or
fit a driver into an existing program. You'd
be surprised at the range of companies, from
Fortune 500 corporations to local shops, that
can benefit from involvement with racing.
Over at Start/Finish you'll see the new Press Box. If
you're a Thunder Valley Featured Driver or
doing PR for one, drop off a copy of your
press release and we'll post it. If you're a
fan, you can follow your favorite drivers.
We've got all their releases available and you
can browse through them, back to the beginning
of the season.
As you stroll around, take your copy of
Distant Thunder with you. You might run into
Driver of the Month. Ask for her
autograph. You might also find some of the
drivers who contribute their racing diaries
and reports to the newsletter. Be sure to talk
with them about their latest races. You can
find all the reports in the Distant Thunder Archives.
Thunder Valley has been created to promote and
support women in racing. We wanted to build a
place where being a woman in racing doesn't
mean that you're the odd (wo)man out. Here, in
Thunder Valley, women are the drivers, do much
of the tech work, and make up the greatest
proportion of the fans.
On a personal note, I'm proud to be involved
with Thunder Valley Racing. I'm one of the
many men who appreciate the special dedication
and love of the sport that women drivers
display. We know that the obstacles to
overcome are great for anyone in racing, but
even more so for women in racing. We know that
reaching the highest level that a woman's
driving abilities will take her requires the
support of a great many others. We're here to