Iconic Thunder Road Earns SRX Race and Spot on ESPN Thursday Night Thunder

Barre, VT — Officials are proud to announce the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) is coming to the iconic Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Thursday, July 20th. The SRX Series will pit the best of multiple racing disciplines against one another in identical cars on six short tracks across the country live on ESPN’s reestablished Thursday Night Thunder.

Thunder Road has earned the second spot in that six-race line-up and July 20th will also feature the exciting All-Star Late Model Showdown, a full field of Late Model heroes from past and present duking it out for the glory of being the Greatest of All Time.

With the SRX Series and Star-Studded Late Model Showdown taking over the Thursday, July 20th date, Times-Argus Midseason Championships have been moved to Friday, July 21st. An exciting Double Header week on the Barre highbanks that you won’t want to miss!

“The six tracks we selected came from a list of 42 fantastic venues,” said SRX Chief Executive Officer Don Hawk. “When selecting the schedule, we prioritized historic tracks that have had great success hosting big-time events…SRX’s first visit to Thunder Road will be awesome – the fans there are spectacular, and we’re excited for race fans around the country to see how awesome that place is.”

While the 2023 SRX driver line-up has yet to be announced, over the last two seasons the best of the best have taken part in the series. NASCAR Cup Series Champions, Daytona 500 Champions, open-wheeled Indianapolis 500 Champions and road course Trans-Am Champions have all taken part in the thrilling SRX Series. NASCAR Cup Champion Driver and Team Owner Tony Stewart will be back at Thunder Road with SRX on July 20th alongside a host of huge talent, yet to be announced, all looking for glory at the Nation’s Site of Excitement.

The exciting All-Star Late Model Showdown will be a thrilling field of local and longtime Northeast talent. The special 64-lap event to commemorate Thunder Road’s 64th season will include contestants made up in exciting fashion. Eligibility for the All-Star Showdown will hinge on a driver’s support of ACT-sanctioned events and tracks in the upcoming season.

Immediately eligible will be all American-Canadian Tour, Thunder Road, White Mountain Motorsports Park and Serie ACT Quebec Late Model winners from the 2023 season. Alongside these 2023 winners, the top-5 in points for these same tracks and tours on the week of July 20, 2023 will also be eligible to race. Additionally, former Thunder Road, White Mountain and ACT Late Model champions will be eligible as well as former Vermont Milk Bowl winners.

Lastly, the All-Star Showdown will pit the best of the best Northeast Late Model racers against one another for a fantastic purse and a guaranteed spot in the 61st Vermont Milk Bowl on October 1st.

The SRX event is likely to sellout. As such, Thunder Road will be pre-selling tickets to this marquee motorsports event in just a few short weeks. As a courtesy to our biggest supporters, a special Pre-Sale will be available to all 2023 Thunder Road Season Pass Holders and all 2023 ACT License Holders starting at 8:00am on Monday, January 9th. As an event added after the November schedule release, it is not included in the 2023 Seasons Pass.

All remaining tickets will be available to the general public starting at 8:00am on Tuesday, January 10th. As with all SRX events in the past, we expect these tickets will go fast to a sellout crowd. Don’t get caught behind and join all the action as Thunder Road hosts the ultimate SRX Racing experience and the All-Star Late Model Showdown on Thursday, July 20, 2023!

Sponsorship opportunities are readily available for this marquee motorsports event at one of New England’s most iconic short tracks. Interested parties can contact Marketing Director Marvin Galarneau at mfg@thunderroadvt.com.

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963, media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit http://www.thunderroadvt.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ThunderRoadVT.

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