Tag Archive: Thunder Road

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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Feb 10

Fan support earns ACT and Thunder Road Speed51 Awards

Alan Ward snaps Best Action Photo of 2013

ACT - Alan Ward Thunder Road Photographer Alan Ward’s photo of Brooks Clark (68VT), Jamie Fisher (18VT), Jean-Paul Cyr (32VT) and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. (27NH) racing off turn two earned him the award for Best Action Photo from the Speed51 Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

ACT young stars ready to spoil Milk Bowl for veterans

Thunder Road hopefuls

ACT logoThe American Canadian Tour (ACT) young stars heading to the 51st Peoples United Bank Milk Bowl has a list deep in numbers and talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Nine (9) Milk Bowl Champiosn to compete in 51st Edition

A group of champions who have earned the right to lift the legendary milk can 15 times.

Thunder RoadThe Peoples United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road on Sunday, October 6, 2013 will welcome back nine (9) former champions of the prestigious event, billed as the ‘toughest short track race in North America’.

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Sep 27

American Racer Tire debuts at 2013 Milk Bowl

The American Racer tire will become the tire of choice beginning in 2014

ACT - rian Hoar (37VT) wins the 2011 Milk Bowl with Nick Sweet (88VT) following him to the line in the closest finish in Milk BoOne of the country’s most unique events, billed as the ‘toughest short track race in America’, Thunder Road’s Milk Bowl just got tougher. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

51st Milk Bowl Returns to 50-Lap Segments

“The 50-lap segments were always more volatile”

Thunder Road

The 51st Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl will return to its historic three (3) 50-lap segment format on Sunday, October 6 at Barre’s Thunder Road. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Clint Bowyer prepares for Challengers in Thunder Road Gov. Cup

This Thursday night’s 150 lap battle for the Vermont Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup

Clint BowyerRace driver Clint Bowyer, whose next event is Thursday night at Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road, was part of a last lap charge this past weekend to win the Daytona 400. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

“I have been told that Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace all came to Barre and came out losers” – Bowyer

NASCAR star Clint Bowyer set to tackle Thunder Road

Clint BowyerStock car superstar Clint Bowyer has added his entry to the 2013 Vermont Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup race Thursday night, July 11th at Barre’s Thunder Road. Read the rest of this entry »

May 27

Thunder Road to host NASCAR star

Clint Bowyer to Race in VT Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup

Clint Bowyer- © Tom Pennington Getty Images for NASCARThunder Road officials announced this morning that NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer will be participating in the Vermont Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup at Barre VT’s Thunder Road on Thursday, July 11. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Thunder Road’s Memorial Day Classic Postponed

Post time will be 1:30pm on Monday, May 27

Thunder RoadThe 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic at Barre’s Thunder Road scheduled for Sunday, May 26 has been postponed to Monday, May 27 for a Memorial Day special due to inclement weather. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Thunder Road practice cancelled

The practice was schedule for Wednesday

Thunder RoadAn all division practice at Barre’s Thunder Road scheduled for Wednesday evening (May 22) has been canceled due to impending weather.  Read the rest of this entry »

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 02

Vermont State Late Model Championship Series Returns

Four-Race Schedule Set for Thunder Road and Devil’s Bowl

Vermont State Championship Series - Devil's Bowl Speedway After its resurgence in 2012 following a 25-year hiatus, the Vermont State Late Model Championship Series will be back in 2013 for a four-race schedule split evenly between Barre, VT’s Thunder Road and West Haven, VT’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Derek Lynch joins Série ACT Castrol as Chief Steward

ACT makes key staff changes

Derek LynchCT Racer and former Kawartha Speedway manager Derek Lynch will be taking over duties as Chief Steward on the Serie ACT Castrol in 2013. He is among many key hires across the Castrol Series, ACT, and Thunder Road.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Pembroke hits big pay day

The victory was well worth the wait for the family-run team

ACT - Dave PembrokeACT logoTwo-time Thunder Road Champion Dave Pembroke earned his second Milk Bowl victory this past weekend in the 50th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, picking up a check worth over $14,000. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

ACT unveils International 500

American Canadian Tour officials have announced a major inaugural weekend event for the 2013 season: The International 500.

ACT logoThe landmark event will be run at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY on the weekend of July 20th and 21st. The ‘500’ will be comprised of (300) three hundred laps for ACT Late Model Championship teams from throughout New England and Eastern Canada. The Late Model portion of the ‘500’ will be run similarly to Thunder Road’s famous Milk Bowl with (3) three 100-lap segments. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

50th Milk Bowl ready for Sunday

With championship titles across the region completed, American Canadian Tour Late Models will take the gloves off one last time in 2012.

Milk Bowl 2012ACT - David Pembroke - Brian HoarAfter two attempts at the 50th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, racers and fans have received word of a good forecast for this Sunday, October 28th to run the $160,000 event.   Two-time Thunder Road Champion Dave Pembroke will take another shot at starting from the pole, with 8-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar as his dancing partner in second. Read the rest of this entry »

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