R&R Street Stock Series Makes it Thunder Road Debut with Late Model Double Features

Barre, VT — Following their extremely successful one-off V-8 Street Stock opens at Lee USA Speedway and White Mountain Motorsports Park in the past, the newly established R&R Race Parts Open Street Stock Series is ready to invade Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl this Thursday, June 23rd for Community College of Vermont Night. 

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MacAskill Makes it Two in 2022 At Thunder Road

Barre, VT — The traditional Thunder Road Thursday Night opener in 2022 was a little more wet than anyone planned for and when the rains came, they came hard. With the constant threat of rain forcing officials to push the show along, Casella Waste Management Night schedule bobbed and weaved with the forecast. When it was all said and done, monsoon rains finally descended on high banks just after lap 35 of the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers feature leaving two teams from Williamstown very happy, albeit wet, campers.

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Traditional Thursday Nights Begin At Thunder Road with Antique Racers on Casella Night

Barre, VT — For the Central Vermont race fan, nothing is more sacred than Thursday Night Racing at Barre’s Thunder Road. The annual summer tradition begins again on June 16 with the New England Antique Racers joining the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and rk Miles Street Stocks for Casella Waste Management Night. 

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Close Finishes and Screaming Speeds Highlight Thunder Road Weekly Opener

Barre, VT — Friday’s 5-division card at Thunder Road opened the weekly racing series at the Barre, Vermont oval. The racing was some of the best seen at the storied highbanks this season with razor thin finishes and the fastest speeds ever witnessed at the 63-year-old speedbowl. In the end, it was Derrick Calkins who started his quest for the Myers Container Service Triple Crown on strong footing and New England ace Jon McKennedy who stole the debut show of the New England Supermodified Series.

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Arnold Hill Receives Prestigious Don MacTavish Award At Thunder Road

Barre, VT — Unable to attend the 2021 Banquet of Champions during Community Bank 150 weekend, ACT Late Model Tour and Thunder Road car owner Arnie Hill was able to receive the highest award in the ACT Sanctioned sphere… the prestigious Don MacTavish Memorial Award.

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Monaco Ford Tri-Track Modified Tri-Track Series Set for Thunder Road Return in 2023

Barre, VT — Following the tremendous success of the inaugural Granite City 100 on Sunday, May 29th, Thunder Road and Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series officials are excited to announce that the Modifieds will return for the 60th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic weekend on Sunday, May 28th, 2023. Highlighted by rip-roaring speeds as drivers drafted and fought for every position with three of the top Modified drivers in the East left standing in victory lane, the Granite City 100 proved to be one of the biggest racing events in the Northeast…

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Dowling Pockets $10k at Thunder Road Debut as Donahue Adds to Family Legacy in the Memorial Day Classic

Barre, VT — Memorial Day Weekend brings with it the start of summer, and especially the beginning of full-fledged race season. For race fans from across New England, seeing 138 different racecars pack the pit area of Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday was a welcome sight for the summer season ahead. Along with the four weekly Thunder Road divisions, Tour-type Modifieds made their triumphant return for the first time in 12 years with the inaugural Granite City 100.

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Chase Dowling Wins Inaugural Monaco Modified Tri-Track Stop at Thunder Road

BARRE, Vt. – The Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series visited Barre, Vermont for the first time in history and Chase Dowling wasn’t going to be denied. The Roxbury, Connecticut, native captured the $10,000 winning prize in the Granite City 100 – passing for the lead with 48 laps to go and leading the remainder of the distance en route to Victory Lane.

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Monaco Modifieds Adding to Storied History in the Green Mountain State

Barre, VT — While the rolling thunder of Tour-type Modified racing may find it’s truest heartbeat in the sweeping turns of Stafford Speedway, the epic straightaways at Thompson Speedway and the flat 90-degree corners of Bowman-Grey Stadium, the Green Mountain State has had its fair share of ground pounding over the last 60 years.

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2021 Champions, Top Runners Honored at Thunder Road Banquet

Barre, VT — As part of last weekend’s 63rd Season Opener and Community Bank 150, Thunder Road and the American-Canadian Tour celebrated their 2021 champions, top runners and rookies as well as the various annual special awards presented by the ACT sanctioning body. Because of COVID-19 concerns, the annual dinner and awards ceremony was once again held outdoors on the Thunder Road property under the afternoon sun.

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