Barre, VT — Thunder Road officials are excited to announce that Butch Mitchell has joined on as the lead four-cylinder technical inspector for the rk Miles Street Stocks and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors. American-Canadian Tour and White Mountain Motorsports Park Director of Competition Pete Knights will also join the Thunder Road staff alongside Chief Technical Inspector Chuck Beede and, his grandson, inspector Riley Laggner.
Butch Mitchell is synonymous with four-cylinder racing, and racing in general, at Groveton, New Hampshire’s Riverside Speedway over the past forty years. Mitchell has served as technical inspector at Riverside in the past, as well as crewing multiple cars and teams over the years, including his family-run ACT Late Model team.
“I’m excited to join [the Thunder Road staff],” said Mitchell last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as he helped crew the #45VT Mitchell Brothers Racing Ford Mustang piloted by Derek Ming. “I’m all ready for Community Bank weekend, all I’ve got to do is setup FloRacing on my phone so I can watch from out back!”
New Thunder Road Director of Competition Pete Knights mirrored Mitchell’s excitement. “I’m ready for this weekend but it’s certainly going to be a busy year between the two tracks and the [ACT] Tour. Dean’s boots will be a challenge to fill, but I’m looking forward to working with Chuck and Riley.”
“To have Pete and Butch join [Chief Technical Inspector] Chuck Beede and his grandson Riley at Thunder Road this year is phenomenal,” said Thunder Road managing partner Cris Michaud. “The experience these gentlemen bring will complement our long-standing record of scrutiny, fairness and keeping teams honest in our inspection areas.”
The Community Bank N.A. 150 on Sunday, May 1st opens the 63rd season of stock car racing at Thunder Road Speedbowl. The annual car show will be held at the track with open practice for all Community Bank N.A. 150 divisions on Saturday, April 30th. Post time for Sunday is set for 1:30pm with Class Day Activities and 2021 Championship celebrations starting at 12:55pm prior to the first green flag of 2022.
Sunday admission is $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12 years old and kids 5 and under are free! Front Gates open at 9:00am on Saturday for the car show and open at 10:00am on race day Sunday. All races at Thunder Road Speedbowl, including the Community Bank N.A. 150 and the $100,000 60th Vermont Milk Bowl, will be broadcast live and around the world on FloRacing with a monthly or yearly subscription.