Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Do you want to be a race car driver and think you can tame the high banks of Thunder Road? If so, come join the action at the 22nd Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200, rules are now available! The Enduro, nicknamed the “People’s Race” consists of neighbors, friends and race fans testing their racing skills at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement”. Entrants of the event must be consistent and wary of accidents as survival, not speed, is crucial to win. The 200 lap endurance race will take place on Sunday, July 30th at the quarter-mile high banked oval.
Douglas Turner of Milton, Vermont won the event in 2005 and knows what it takes to carry the checkers, as he’s picked up two victories at Thunder Road. “To win you must survive the first 100 laps, after that the field has thinned out and you can actually race.”

The 36 year-old continued, “The Enduro is attractive mainly because of the cost. Most of the cars come from junkyards and it allows fans to get a racing fix without spending a lot of money.” Turner offered some advice for this year’s participants, “To be a contender, the drivers need to go as fast as they can without wrecking their car, but they shouldn’t try to win the event on lap 10.” Per the rules which restrict the previous winner from competing the following year, Turner will not compete in the 2006 Enduro, however, he will return for the 2007 event.
If you think that traffic during the holiday season is busy, you obviously haven’t experienced an Enduro. Over 100 cars take the green flag lined up three-wide around the track. The event does not permit caution periods, and with so many cars on the track, most drivers are unaware of their position until the event has concluded. If you think you have what it takes to be the winner of the 22nd annual M&M Beverage Enduro, pick up a set of rules at the track on race nights, or contact the Thunder Road office at 802-244-6963. The 22nd Annual M&M Beverage Enduro has a post time of 6:00 pm.