Tag Archive: Thunder Road International Speedbowl

Sep 09

Packard posts 15th place finish in the 37th Coca Cola Labor Day Classic

The 18-year old East Montpelier native was consistently in the top ten on each of the speed sheets

2014-07-20_0159 Fighting an ill-handing car throughout the entire race, Emily Packard was able to bring home a 15th place finish in a race that saw 9 caution flags in the 37th Coca Cola Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road International Speedbowl this past weekend.

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Mar 30

Dragon, RGR Team ready for Thunder Road title run

The 56th season of racing at Thunder Road will begin Saturday, May 2

Thunder Road Second-generation racer Scott Dragon is about enter his second full season of Late Model competition at Thunder Road International Speedbowl, and after a year of working with the Richard Green Racing (RGR) team, is ready to contend for a title in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Michael Stridsberg appointed New Media Director for ACT

He will replace Nick Bigelow

ACT logo The American Canadian Tour (ACT) announced the appointment of Michael Stridsberg of Berlin, VT as the new Media Director for both the US touring series and Thunder Road International Speedbowl.

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Feb 24

Josh Demers led all newcomers at Florida American Racer Challenge

“For me, the complete effort from the Demers Florida trip was total validation for the rules work we have put in for the past 15 years.”

ACT logo American Canadian Tour (ACT) sophomore driver Josh Demers of East Montpelier, VT graduated from the Bond Auto Tiger division in 2013, an intermediate division at his home track Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 11

PASS Coming to Thunder Road in 2015

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) and Pro All Star Series (PASS) are working together

Pro All Star Series PASS logo Thunder Road International Speedbowl officials announced that the Pro All Star Series (PASS), based in Naples, Maine, will make their first ever appearance at Thunder Road in Barre, VT during the 53rd Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Purchase Milk Bowl live video access now on Speed51.com

One of the most historic short track events in New England

Thunder Road As the leaves begin to change their colors and the crisp Autumn air fills the hills of New England, the anticipation of the 52nd Annual Milk Bowl at Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl is ramping up. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 18

Speed 51 TV to air 52nd Thunder Road Milk Bowl live PPV

The famous event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 4-5, 2014.

Thunder Road The nation’s leading short track racing internet supplier, Speed51.com, owned and operated by NASCAR television broadcaster Bob Dillner from Charlotte, North Carolina, has entered into an agreement with Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT to have the 52nd annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl broadcast on the 51 TV pay-per-view schedule of events. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 17

NASCAR star Clint Bowyer returning to Governor’s Cup

Bowyer will be driving for the same team as one year ago

NASCAR Star Clint Bowyer signs autographs for fans at last year’s VT Governor’s Cup 150 at Thunder Road Thunder Road International Speedbowl announced today that NASCAR Sprint Cup star Clint Bowyer from Emporia, Kansas has asked to return for another shot at the famous high banks of Thunder Road.

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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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Oct 04

Pit Notes: 51st Milk Bowl Practice

Practice was delayed and started around 1:30pm due to some showers.

ACT logoA total of 46 American Canadian Tour Late Models were in attendance at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT for Friday’s (October 4) practice session in anticipation of the 51st People’s United Bank Milk Bowl.

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Sep 30

Laperle and MacDonald enter 51st Milk Bowl

ACT Champion Helliwell Withdraws Entry

Thunder RoadQuebec’s Patrick Laperle and the “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, MA are the latest entries in the 51st Peoples United Bank Milk Bowl, to be held at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 01

49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl postponed

Rescheduled for a one day event next Sunday, October 9

Thunder RoadACT logoThe 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road International Speedbowl scheduled for Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 has been postponed due to rain. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Sep 04

Nick Sweet wins Bond Auto Labor Day Classic

33rd annual Bond Auto Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road International Speedbowl

Thunder RoadBond Auto Parts logoBarre’s own Nick Sweet led the final 15 laps after getting around Joey Polewarczyk, Jr., to win the 33rd annual Bond Auto Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT on Sunday, September 4. The 2010 “King of the Road” piloted his St. J Auto Ford Fusion to the win after taking two right side tires late in the event and slicing through the field. It was Sweet’s second ACT Late Model Tour win of the season, both coming at Thunder Road, and his first career Labor Day Classic win.

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Aug 31

Thunder Road and Bond help local food shelf

Cash donations to benefit the Waterbury Food Shelf

Thunder RoadBond Auto Parts logoThunder Road International Speedbowl and Bond Auto Parts have teamed up to help a local food shelf following Hurricane Irene. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to this weekend’s Bond Auto Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road in Barre on Sunday, September 4.

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sep 06

Patrick Laperle claims Bond Auto Labor Day victory (+results)

At Thunder Road International Speedbowl

2010 American Canadian Tour - ACTSt-Denis, Quebec’s Patrick Laperle held off a late charging Phil Scott to claim the ACT Late Model Tour win in the 32nd running of the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT on Sunday, September 5. Laperle led the final 14 laps of the 200 lap event after getting around Dave Pembroke. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31

Pembroke takes second straight Memorial Day Classic

Pembroke started the race from the 14th spot

Thunder RoadMontpelier’s Dave Pembroke earned his second straight Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic win at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 30. Pembroke started the race from the 14th spot and worked his way through traffic to take the lead on lap 68. Pembroke would hold the lead for the remainder of the race. Read the rest of this entry »

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