Tag Archive: Thunder Road

May 03

Local stars looking to make some noise at Thunder Road on Sunday

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) race is expecting well over 40 Late Models

ACT logo With the 18th running of the Merchants Bank 150 rescheduled for Sunday May 8, there are plenty of local race teams with hopes of carrying the checkered flag around the high banked ¼ mile oval.

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Apr 29

Emily Packard set to tackle Thunder Road in the Merchants Bank 150

Packard’s best finish here in the American Canadian Tour spring race was a third place back in 2014

2014-07-20_0189 Coming off her sixth place finish at Lee USA Speedway this past weekend, Emily Packard and her 9x Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels team are ready to tackle the quarter mile high banked oval of Thunder Road.

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Apr 27

Therrien, Helliwell open Thunder Road on Top

Thunder Road’s 57th season-opening weekend begins on Saturday

ACT logo Hinesburg, VT’s Bobby Therrien heads to the “Nations Site of Excitement” as the American Canadian Tour (ACT) points leader this weekend for the 57th season opener of Barre, VT’s Thunder Road.

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Oct 13

ACT selects Three Stars for 53rd Milk Bowl

Thunder Road Speedbowl 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

ACT logo The 53rd Vermont Milk Bowl will be remembered for one of the great comeback wins in event history. 2013 Milk Bowl Champion Nick Sweet of Barre, VT entered the third and final 50-lap segment trailing three-time defending “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell of N. Haverhill, NH by five points.

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Oct 10

O’Donnell, Sweet on front row for 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

Three-time defending “King of the Road” O’Donnell topped a field of 47 challengers

ACT logo Thunder Road rivals Derrick O’Donnell of N. Haverhill, NH and Barre’s Nick Sweet will lead the field to the green flag in Segment 1 of the 53rd Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Packard eager to run the 37th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road

Packard’s last race at Thunder Road was in the Governor’s Cup race back on July 9th

2014-07-20_0158 Concentrating on running the American Canadian Tour this season, Emily Packard and the Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels team are looking forward to returning to Thunder Road this weekend to race in the 37th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200.

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May 25

O’Donnell begins Threepeat Quest with Memorial Day Classic triumph

“We were saving for most of the race” – O’Donnell

Derrick O'Donnell Two-time defending Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell began his quest for a threepeat in dominating fashion with a win in the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 on Sunday, May 24. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Pit Notes: PASS takes to Thunder Road in open practice

The four-hour open practice session was held in preparation for the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24.

Pro All Star Series PASS logo The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North took to Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Saturday, May 23, marking the first time since 1995 that Super Late Models had been on the high banks. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Babb scores emotional first ACT win in Merchants Bank 150

Brad Babb came into the season looking for his first career American-Canadian Tour victory.

ACT Tour Brad Babb , He and his Joey Laquerre–owned team earned it in perhaps the most dramatic way possible on Sunday, May 3. Babb took the lead from Scott Dragon with 18 laps to go and went on to win the Merchants Bank 150 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road.

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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 »

Mar 24

Lee, Oxford, Thunder Road openers challenge ACT teams

The New Hampshire Governor’s Cup 150 is the traditional opening event for ACT teams

ACT logo The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will compete in three 150-lap events on three completely different tracks in all three northern New England states to open the 2015 season.

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Jan 22

Thunder Road stars ready to head South

The American Canadian Tour will run three 100-lap events at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach Florida

ACT logo The American Canadian Tour roster for the events at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on Sunday through Tuesday, February 15-17 features several drivers from Barre’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl.

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Oct 12

Eddie MacDonald wins 52nd Milk Bowl at Thunder Road

Alex Labbe 15th

ACT - Eddie MacDonald 52nd Milk Bowl at Thunder Road The “Outlaw” Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts held off two-time and defending Thunder Road Track Champion Derrick O’Donnell to claim the victory in the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, October 12.

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Oct 06

Milk Bowl favors Thunder Road regulars

The depth of the TR teams seems to give an edge to the Thunder Road regulars.

Mil Bowl - Thunder Road Regulars The 2014 People’s United Bank Milk Bowl has the makings of a battle between the Thunder Road (TR) regular teams and the American Canadian Tour (ACT) teams.

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Oct 05

Packard to miss the 52nd Annual Milk Bowl at Thunder Road

Opportunity to showcase her talents at the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Combine

2014-07-20_0159 Emily Packard was looking forward to running the 52nd Annual Milk Bowl this weekend at Thunder Road, but Mother Nature has a way of changing plans. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

Thunder Road Milk Bowl weekend postponed

“The Milk Bowl is a two-day show”

Thunder Road The 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road in Barre, VT has been postponed due to forecasted rain. The entire weekend schedule from Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5 has been postponed and rescheduled for Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Theriault enters 52nd Thunder Road Milk Bowl

Theriault began his Late Model racing career with the American Canadian Tour (ACT) in 2010

ACT - Austin Theriault The latest entry in the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, to be held on Sat-Sun, October 04-05, 2014 at Thunder Road in Barre, VT, is Austin Theriault from Fort Kent, Maine.

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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 27

Wayne Helliwell Jr. celebrates his ACT Merchants Bank 150 win in victory lane at Thunder Road on Sunday, April 27

Wayne Helliwell Jr. wheels his way to Merchants Bank win

Wayne Helliwell Jr Wayne Helliwell, Jr. of Dover, NH used a cross over move on Jimmy Hebert with about 15 laps to go to claim his first career Thunder Road win in the 16th annual Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, April 27. Hebert held on for second while 17 year old Emily Packard came home third. Read the rest of this entry »

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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