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Apr 25

Thunder Road Car Show and practice day cancelled

Merchants Bank 150 is still on as planned

ACT logo Thunder Road’s annual downtown Barre car show scheduled for Saturday, April 26 has been cancelled due to forecasted rains.

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Apr 15

Thunder Road enters 55th season with ACT Merchants Bank 150

The Merchants Bank event has been the season opener since 1999

ACT logo Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT will enter their 55th season of stock car racing with the 16th annual Merchants Bank 150 on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27.

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Apr 30

Jimmy Hebert retains point lead, ACT turns to Devil’s Bowl

Stars of the American Canadian Tour will go head-to-head

ACT - Jimmy HebertThe Merchants Bank 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road cranked up the heat on the American Canadian Tour, shaking up the point standings before a key showdown takes place at the Spring Green 113 this Sunday, May 5 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Pit notes for Thunder Road practice

Over 80 stock cars were displayed on Main Street in Barre

ACT - CarShowThe stars of the American Canadian Tour and Thunder Road’s local divisions lit up Barre, VT for the annual Car Show on Saturday, April 27 before heading to The Nation’s Site of Excitement for a practice in preparation for the 15th Annual Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, April 28. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 26

Eddie MacDonald files late entry to Merchants Bank 150

He currently races on the K&N East Tour as well as ACT

Eddie MacDonaldEddie MacDonald, a two-time New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner with the American Canadian Tour (ACT), has entered the Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road this Sunday, April 28, adding to a star-studded entry list for Thunder Road’s season opening event. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Merchants Bank 150 opens 54th Season at Thunder Road

Car show returns to Barre

ACT - Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder RoadThe snow is finally melting as race teams and fans prepare for the first real sign of springtime: The 15th Annual Merchants Bank 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road on the weekend of April 27/28. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Laperle files entry to Merchants Bank 150

Laperle is enthusiastic about starting the 2012 racing season.

Serie ACT Castrol Champion - Patrick LaperleACT Castrol logoTwo-time and defending Serie ACT Castrol Champion Patrick Laperle has filed his entry for the 14th Annual Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road. The former ACT US star, who won the ACT Championship in 2008, will make his return to the Barre Highbanks to kick off the 2012 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

The long offseason has finally come to a close as drivers prepare for the first race at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement” Thunder Road

Drivers gear up for Merchants Bank 150

ACT - Nick Sweet celebrates his second straight Merchants Bank 150 win in 2011Nick SweetThe Late Model stars of the Northeast will be looking to send a message in their respective championship hopes at The Merchants Bank 150. After a fierce battle for the win at the ACT season opener at Lee USA Speedway, the pressure heats up at Thunder Road for the second race of the 2012 ACT season. Many drivers will have a chip on their shoulder from missed opportunities in the opener, and will look for vengeance at The ‘Road. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

ACT announces 2012 schedule

The American Canadian US Tour (ACT) 2012 schedule will feature ten (10) point-counting events at nine different tracks.

ACT logoMichel FlageoleIn addition, there will be four ‘special’ non-point counting events that most ACT teams will put on their 2012 calendars. 

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Sep 27

ACT Teams ride high into Milk Bowl

The buzz still lingers following the third annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Thunder Road International Speedbowl - People’s United Bank Milk Bowl Joey Polewarczyk Jr2011 Spring Green 111 win at Devil’s Bowl Speedway - Brian Hoar American Canadian Tour Late Model teams are riding high as they prepare for the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, October 2. The buzz still lingers following the third annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which is considered by many as the best event of the tripleheader this past Saturday, September 24.

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May 01

Nick Sweet takes second Merchants Bank 150 in a row

The defending track champion started 8th

Thunder RoadACT logoBarre, VT’s Nick Sweet claimed his second straight Merchants Bank 150 win at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 1. The defending track champion came from his 8th starting position to take the lead from Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. on lap 91. Sweet would work his way through lap traffic with ease and never relinquished the lead for the remainder of the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

Thunder Road regulars defend turf in Merchants Bank 150

Divisional Champions lead 2011 Thunder Road Rookie Class

Thunder RoadACT logoThe 13th annual Merchants Bank 150 will open the new season at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 1, 2011. There is no track on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) schedule that presents a bigger challenge to the ACT regular touring teams than Thunder Road and its regular teams. As many as eight (8) former Thunder Road “King of the Road” champions are expected to be at the opening event. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Aube and Bruno return to Thunder Road

Gates open at 10:00am on Sunday, May 1st for the Merchants Bank 150

Jamie Aube photo by Dave HeathMike Bruno photo by Eric LaFlecheVeteran racers Jamie Aube from Bow, NH and Mike Bruno from Rutland, VT have announced that they will both be returning to their racing roots, Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont for the 2011 season. “This is great news for Thunder Road fans and competitors,” said Tom Curley, promoter at Thunder Road for the past 32 seasons. “This is like having part of the family returning home. Jamie started his career at Catamount Stadium in Milton, VT and at Thunder Road. He was a main-stay on the old NASCAR NORTH Tour we started back in 1979. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 15

Sweet to defend Thunder Road title and Merchants Bank Opener

Every hometown needs sports heroes

Thunder RoadNick SweetBarre, VT is a sports town. The “Granite Capital of the World” is a blue collar town with master craftsmen making a living working with huge slabs of granite, which their neighbors have hauled deep from inside Quarry Hill that looks over the city below.  Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Nick Sweet earns First career ACT win in Merchants Bank 150 (+results)

Patrick Laperle 3rd

Thunder RoadBarre’s own Nick Sweet earned his first career American Canadian Tour (ACT) stock car win in the 12th Annual Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 2. Sweet started from the 12th position after qualifying through a consi. Read the rest of this entry »

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