Maplefields Signs on as Thunder Road Late Model Division Sponsor Through 2026

Barre, VT — A new name will underwrite the region’s most competitive headline division as the St. Albans-based Maplefields and Irving Oil have signed on for title sponsorship of the Late Models at Thunder Road International Speedbowl. Labeled ‘the Thunder and Lightning’ of the Nation’s Site of Excitement by the late, great Ken Squier, the Maplefields/Irving Late Models will chase the 65th King of the Road track championship hardware in 2024.

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Pair of Popular Vermonters Look to Storm American-Canadian Tour Rookie Title Chase

Barre, VT — A pair of young Green Mountain State phenoms are ready to make their first full run at the American-Canadian Tour championship and the coveted Rookie of the Year title in 2024. Shelburne, Vermont’s Kaiden Fisher and St. Johnsbury’s Kasey Beattie have both filed their full season entries and rookie registrations for the upcoming season on the international circuit with both looking to use experience gained at two of the Tour’s most popular tracks to their advantage.

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Lou Modestino’s Track Talk Column

Dale Quarterly of Hanover, MA is entered in the upcoming ARCA 200 at Daytona International Speedway.  He finished in the top five last year after being in the hunt for the entire race.

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Next Generation Set for Thunder Road Late Model Rookie of the Year Battle in 2024

Barre, VT — Possibly two of the most iconic racing names in the State of Vermont have once more found themselves among the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model division at Thunder Road International Speedbowl. Young Jesse Laquerre of East Montpelier is set to pilot the #71VT Laquerre Powersports Chevrolet against South Hero’s Taylor Hoar in the #48VT NEFCU/VESCU Dodge Charger with both looking to tackle the 2024 Rookie of the Year title at the Nation’s Site of Excitement!

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Thunder Road Superstars Double-Up for Double Features, Double Purse and $2,500 Bonus Program on Exciting New July 18 Program

Barre, VT – Central Vermont and Northeast race fans can expect one of the most explosive nights of racing at the Nation’s Site of Excitement on July 18 with officials announcing on Monday that the superstars of Thunder Road will tackle Double Features plus an added bonus program worth over $30,000 in payouts! With the championship-impacting intensity of double features and added cash rewards at the end of the night, the Thursday Night Stars of Thunder Road will showcase excitement unmatched under the lights on July 18!

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Following SRX Cancellation, Thunder Road Moving Forward

Barre, VT – Thunder Road officials were stunned and disappointed to learn last Thursday afternoon of the cancellation of the 2024 SRX Series season. That being said, officials continue to be hard at work to fill the void left by SRX for Central Vermont and Northeast race fans on Thursday, July 18.

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ACT Heading to Maine’s Northeast Motorsports Expo – SRX Tickets Available

Barre, VT ­— Officials with the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) announced today that the historic Tour and its sanctioned tracks, Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl and White Mountain Motorsports Park will be represented at the 35th annual Northeast Motorsports Expo at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine from Friday, January 12 through Sunday, January 14.

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Burnett Scrap Metals Returns to Title Road Warrior Division Through 2026

(Alan Ward photo)

Barre, VT — While the annual Banquet of Champions effectively closed out the 2023 racing season at Thunder Road, the Barre, Vermont office continues to be hard at work. As such, Burnett Scrap Metals became the first in to re-up their commitment to Thunder Road International Speedbowl. The headline sponsor of the Road Warrior division since their popular return in 2017, Burnett Scrap Metals will remain connected to the fan-favorite division through the 2026 season.

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ACT Announces New Tri-State Flying Tiger Series

(Oriana Lovell photo)

Barre, VT ­— After several years of continued growth for the famed Flying Tiger division at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl and White Mountain Motorsports Park, American-Canadian Tour Officials have announced a new Tri-State Series for the top support division. The Tri-State Flying Tiger Series will visit Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine in its inaugural 2024 season, the first time the Tigers have hit the touring circuit in over a decade.

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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.

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After Historic Flooding and Central Vermont Rebuild, SRX Set for July 18, 2024 Thunder Road Debut

Barre, VT — The Central Vermont area has been steadily rebuilding since devastating flooding in July of 2023 wreaked havoc across the region. While work continues, many homes have been repaired, many businesses reopened and now another light at the end of the tunnel approaches. The Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) Series is ready to make its Thunder Road debut on Thursday, July 18 to not only bring some of the world’s greatest racers to Barre, Vermont, but also to celebrate the strength and resilience of the people of Vermont.

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New England Needs Vintage Racing Renewal

Before New Hampshire International Speedway was sold to the late Bruton Smith of Speedway Motorsports and Sonic Automobiles by the late Bob Bahre, builder of that one-and-one eighth-mile paved venue,  it presented one of the best Vintage racecar events held at NHIS and the USA.

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Shaw, Woodard and Top ACT Teams Celebrate 2023 at Barre Banquet

Barre, VT — Over 300 people were on hand Saturday evening to celebrate the 2023 American-Canadian Tour season and that of home-track Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont. The packed-house gathered to wrap up the 2023 season in style. Just before award presentations began, a series of prizes were raffled off to the top supporting competitors on the American-Canadian Tour courtesy of a series of contingency partners. Jonathan Bouvrette was pulled for the AR Bodies ‘A’ Package prize while Andrew Molleur’s name was pulled for a set of four Bassett…

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Nearly $100,000 to be Awarded at Annual Banquet of Champions

Barre, VT — The stars of Thunder Road International Speedbowl and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will meet all together once more in 2023 at the annual Banquet of Champions this Saturday, November 4.

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