Tag Archive: Thunder Road

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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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 »

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