Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Barre, VT – For the second consecutive year, Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl, will support the “Click It Or Ticket” program of the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Management and competitors at the high banked, quarter-mile paved stock car race track urge race fans to increase seat belt usage and make safety your number one priority on Vermont’s highways. “If you want to drive fast, build yourself a race car and run it on the track – we’ve got two entry level divisions that are perfect for someone who’d like to give it a try,” offered up Tom Curley, the 2004 Auto Racing Promoter of the Year, Tom Curley. Thunder Road’s “Click It Or Ticket” campaign begins Sunday at the 47th annual season opener, the Merchants Bank 150.

“Our competitors take every safety precaution they can while on the track including wearing safety belts, and using helmets,” said Thunder Road General Manager Darla Hartt. “Our fans can make sure they operate their vehicles safely on the road and always be sure to buckle up.” Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for ages 3 through 33.
“With the “Click It Or Ticket” program,” Hartt continued, “we will educate our race fans on the dangers of not buckling up, and hopefully they’ll realize that getting a ticket may not be the worst consequence they could face. We want everyone to be safer on the road.”

“To that end, “Hartt continued, “We’re announcing today, a contest that will run throughout the season at Thunder Road. Race fans that have a Click It Or Ticket decal on the rear window of their vehicle will be eligible to win tickets to the following week’s event. The Grand Prize of a 2007 season pass will be awarded at the New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl,” she finished.

In addition to the information that will be offered at the track, several of Thunder Road’s drivers have recorded Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that will air during the summer on radio stations across the state. Defending and multi-time American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model Champion, Jean-Paul Cyr also got in on the action. Cyr, from Milton, VT and his race car will appear in a television commercial recently filmed at the track.

To learn more about the “Click It Or Ticket” program, contact the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program at (802) 241-5509. For more information on Thunder Road, call (802) 244-6963