Thunder Road SpeedBowl
In an effort to answer the age old question, who is a better driver, mother’s or father’s, Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre held a Match Race between the sexes. Four dads and three moms’ started the event in an effort to answer that question. Thunder Road was forced to hold the Casella Mother’s Day 100 on Father’s Day (June 18th), as rain postponed the show on May 14th and June 4th. In order to celebrate both holidays track management decided to hold a Match Race, pitting moms against dads.

Children lined up behind the announcers tower to sign their parents up for an eight lap dash at the helm of an entry level Power Shift Warrior car. The Warrior division is accustomed to rolling over and wrecking at the high banked quarter-mile oval. The first person to sign up for the race was Scott Williams of Barre. Accompanied by his two young sons, he was eager for the chance to compete. “We are big fans of Thunder Road,” he said with a smile, “When the boy’s heard about the Match Race they knew that they had to sign me up.” He continued “I’m excited to get in there and race; it’s a great way to spend Fathers Day.”
Ironically when the eight names were drawn for the race, the first name to be drawn was none other than Scott Williams. The winning moms and dads were randomly assigned cars and as a result Williams started on the rear of the eight car field. It didn’t take him long to work his way through traffic and take over the lead. Williams was joined in the winners circle with the highest finishing mom, Brin Streeter of Morrisville, Vermont. Both were presented with a fifty dollar bill courtesy of Casella Waste Management, the event sponsor.
The next event at Thunder Road is Thursday, June 22nd when the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Tiger Sportsman Series will headline the WDEV Twin 75s. The Late Models, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Power Shift Junkyard Warriors will accompany the Sportsmen. Prices are 10 dollars for adults, three dollars for children (ages 6-12), and a family pass for two adults and two children is just 20 dollars. Spectator gates open at 5:00, post time is at 6:00.