Contributed by: ACT Staff
Thunder Road Announces 2014 Schedule
Thunder Road International Speedbowl has released its 2014 stock car racing schedule. The schedule features 18 events from the end of April through the beginning of October, as is tradition at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.” The biggest change for 2014 is the switch from Sunday “Twilight” events in early June to the return of the traditional June Thursday night events.
The season will kick off with the 16th Annual Merchants Bank 150 on the weekend of Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. The Merchants Bank event will be the only American Canadian Tour races at the ¼-mile in 2014.
The 52nd Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic will be on Sunday, May 25. This event will be the first of the 2014 Vermont State Championship events. The season will be highlighted by big Thursday nights. The Governor’s Cup 150, the second of Thunder Road’s VT State Championship events, will be on June 26 with the Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Fireworks night the following week on July 3.
The annual Times Argus Mid-Season Championship will offer double points and double action on Thursday, July 17. August will begin with the “People’s Race,” the 30th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200 on Sunday, August 3. August will close with the 36th Annual Labor Day Classic 200 on Sunday, August 31, which will determine the 2014 Thunder Road Late Model “King of the Road.”
The 54th season of stock car racing at Thunder Road will come to a close with the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl on the weekend of October 4/5. Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will crown their Champions on Milk Bowl weekend.
Rules for all four Thunder Road divisions and more details on the 2014 schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
2014 Thunder Road Schedule
# Day Date Event
1 Sat./Sun. April 26/27 Merchants Bank 150 – ACT
2 Sun. May 25 Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic
3 Thurs. June 5 Weekly Event
4 Thurs. June 12 Weekly Event
5 Thurs. June 19 Casella Waste Management Night
6 Thurs. June 26 Vermont Governor’s Cup 150
7 Thurs. July 3 Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Fireworks
8 Thurs. July 10 FairPoint Communications Night
9 Thurs. July 17 Times Argus Mid-Season Championships
10 Thurs. July 24 Safelite Auto Glass Night
11 Thurs. July 31 WDEV/Calkins Night
12 Sun. Aug. 3 M&M Beverage Enduro 200 – SS Special
13 Thurs. Aug. 7 Weekly Event – Tigers 100
14 Thurs. Aug. 14 Weekly Event
15 Thurs. Aug. 21 Weekly Event
16 Thurs. Aug. 28 Weekly Event
17 Sun. Aug. 31 Labor Day Classic 200
18 Sat./Sun Oct. 4/5 People’s United Bank Milk Bowl