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Thunder Road Officials Release 2024 Schedule of Events for ‘The Nation’s Site of Excitement’

Barre, VT — The time has come to release the 2024 Schedule of Events for Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl with twenty-one action-packed dates on tap throughout the upcoming year.

The 65th season for the Nation’s Site of Excitement will see the return of iconic events, including the 62nd Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank, visits from the American-Canadian Tour, Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series, Pro All Stars Series, New England Supermodified Series and SRX Series with a sprinkling of fan-favorite events throughout the year!

The season will kick-off with the annual car show at the track on Saturday, May 4 followed by the 26th annual Community Bank N.A. 150 for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) on Sunday, May 5. The month of May will conclude with the 61st Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday the 28th with the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series returning for the third-annual Granite City 100. The 61st Memorial Day Classic 125 for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models will also start a new Triple Crown series for Thunder Road’s top division.

The Late Model Triple Crown will also include the 45th Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 presented by the Vermont Lottery on Thursday, June 22 and conclude with the return of the Firecracker 100 on Sunday, July 7.

McGee Hyundai of Barre brings us the annual Friday Night Special on June 7 to begin weekly racing with a visit from the New England Supermodified Series (NESS). Casella Waste Management Night on Thursday, June 13 brings a visit from the New England Antique Racers and the 10th annual Marvin Johnson Memorial non-winners race for the rk Miles Street Stocks. June wraps up with Scouts Night, Kids Rides and the first Myers Container Service Flying Tiger Triple Crown event on Thursday, June 27.

The Myers Container Triple Crown continues on July 11 and wraps up with the Cody Chevrolet/Cadillac 100 on Thursday, August 22. Cody Night will be a doubleheader for the Tigers as the 100-lap finale is also the second of three events in the new ACT Tri-State Flying Tiger Series. White Mountain Motorsports Park in New Hampshire and Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway are also hosting the ACT Tri-State series.

As previously announced, the SRX Series is making its grand debut at Thunder Road on Thursday, July 18 to celebrate ‘Vermont Strong’ in the wake of July’s historic and devastating flooding. The Times Argus Midseason Championships return on July 25 with Double Points and the FloRacing Double Purse on the line.

The jam-packed month of August also begins with a pair of fan-favorites starting with the Port-a-Potty Grand Prix on Thursday, August 1 during WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilets night. Thunder Road celebrates the 40th annual Bolduc Metal Recycling Enduro 200 and Street Stock Special 50-lapper on Sunday, August 4 before Community College of Vermont presents the 6th annual Road Warrior Challenge on Thursday, August 8. The Street Stock Triple Crown also returns in 2024, contested on these first three events for the top four-cylinder masters in early August.

Vermont Tire & Service brings the Kid’s Poster Contest and FloRacing Double Purse back on August 15 while Jet Service Envelope and Accura Printing round out Thursday night racing with the always popular Run-What-U-Brung spectator drags on August 29.

Sunday, September 1 features the 46th Labor Day Classic 200 presented by NEFCU/VSECU for the American-Canadian Tour which will also include a visit from the New England Pro-4 Modifieds for the first time in many years. The 65th championship season wraps up on Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Championship Night on Friday, September 13 with the Maplewood/Irving Late Model King of the Road, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger and rk Miles Street Stock champions crowned.

The 2024 season wraps up with the 62nd Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Starting with Booth Bros./Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying on Saturday, October 5 will feature Late Model, Flying Tiger and Street Stock Milk Bowl qualifying along with a visit from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models and the NESS Supermodifieds.

Sunday, October 6 features ‘The Toughest Short Track Race in North America,’ the $100,000 62nd Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank for the American-Canadian Tour and Maplewood/Irving Late Models. The annual showcase of New England’s brightest stars will battle against the northeast’s toughest track for the guaranteed $12,000 payday, the chance to have one’s name etched forever in Barre granite and to kiss a beautiful Vermont dairy cow!

Along with the 2024 schedule of events, officials have also released 2024 Season Pass information. With the SRX Event included in the season passes for 2024, Gold, reserved seating, Season Pass will be available for $395, Adult General Admission season pass is $350 and the Child season pass, for those 6-12 years old is $100 for the season. 2024 license forms and rule books have also been released by the Barre, Vermont office.

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.

2024 Thunder Road Schedule of Events

#          DAY     DATE   EVENT                                                                                                                  POST TIME

–               Sat           May 4     Annual Thunder Road Car Show & Practice Day                                                                                            9:00am

1              Sun         May 5     26th Community Bank N.A. 150 – American-Canadian Tour                                                                      1:30pm

2              Sun         May 26  61st Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic Late Model 125                                                                         1:30pm

LM Triple Crown #1 w/ Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series Granite City 100 — $10,000 to win

3              Fri           June 7    McGee Hyundai of Barre Friday Night Special w/ NESS Supermodifieds                                                 7:00pm

4              Thurs      June 13  Casella Waste Systems Night w/. (NEAR) and Marvin Johnson Memorial Race!                                    7:00pm

5              Thurs      June 20  45th Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 presented by the Vermont Lottery – LM Triple Crown #2                6:30pm

6              Thurs      June 27  Scout Night & Kid’s Rides – Myers Container Triple Crown Series #1                                                      7:00pm

7              Thurs      July 4      Preston’s KIA Independence Day Spectacular – Northstar Fireworks Display                                         7:00pm

8              Sun         July 7      Firecracker 100 – Late Model Triple Crown Finale!                                                                                      7:00pm

9              Thurs      July 11    Myers Container Service Triple Crown #2                                                                                                      7:00pm

10    Thurs      July 18    SRX Series Event!                                                                                                                                                 TBA

11           Thurs      July 25    Times Argus Midseason Championships – Double Points, Extra Distance                                                7:00pm

Double points plus double purse courtesy of FloRacing

12           Thurs      Aug 1      WDEV Radio / Calkin Portable Toilets Port-a-Potty Grand Prix! (SS Triple Crown #1)                           7:00pm

13           Sun         Aug 4      40th Bolduc Metal Recycling Enduro 200 + Street Stock Special (SS Triple Crown #2)                          6:00pm

14           Thurs      Aug 8      Community College of Vermont Road Warrior Challenge / SS Triple Crown Championship!                7:00pm

15           Thurs      Aug 15   Vermont Tire & Service Night Double purse courtesy of FloRacing – Kid’s Poster Contest                  7:00pm

16           Thurs      Aug 22   Cody Chevrolet/Cadillac Night – Myers Container Triple Crown Championship 100!                           7:00pm

ACT Tri-State Flying Tiger Series #2

17           Thurs      Aug 29   Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing Night – Run-What-U-Brung                                                             7:00pm

18           Sun         Sept. 1   46th Labor Day Classic 200 presented by NEFCU/VSECU w/ New England Pro-4 Modifieds!                 1:00pm

19           Fri           Sept. 13 65th Season Championship Night presented by Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel                                               7:00pm

20           Sat           Oct. 5     Booth Bros/H.P. Hood Milk Bowl Qualifying Day w/ PASS Super Late Model 150, NESS                      1:00pm

21           Sun         Oct. 6     62nd Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank                                                             12:15pm

**Schedule Subject to Change**

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