Thunder Road SpeedBowl
2015 Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic

PASS North Closing on Historic Visit to Thunder Road

The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North Super Late Models make their inaugural visit to Barre, VT’s Thunder Road on Sunday, May 24 as part of the 53rd Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. The 150-lap event, held in tandem with the 100-lap Classic for Thunder Road’s American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models, is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the early 2015 season.

PASS’s trip to the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” was born from an off-season alliance between ACT and PASS. It will be the first time Super Late Models have visited the track since the 1995 Vermont Milk Bowl won by Petrolia, Ontario’s Dave Whitlock with the former ACT Pro Stock Tour. 2012 PASS North Champion Travis Benjamin is one of the many drivers excited about the event.

American Racer Three Stars Award

ACT Awards Merchants Bank 150 Three Stars

The American Racer Three Star program is designed to recognize three non-podium finishers, in no particular order of performance, who had outstanding races at ACT U.S. Tour events. There are no specific criteria for deciding who might receive the award of a free American Racer Tire (value $125.00), but a special effort by a team, exceptional race, just plain old hard luck, or any other accepted reason to give the award is used to decide the award recipients.

The three stars are chosen by ACT officials and will receive certificates for use of a free American Racer tire at a race of their choosing during the 2015 season.

2015 Merchants Bank 150

Babb Scores Emotional First ACT Win in Merchants Bank 150

Brad Babb came into the season looking for his first career American-Canadian Tour victory. He and his Joey Laquerre–owned team earned it in perhaps the most dramatic way possible on Sunday, May 3.

Babb took the lead from Scott Dragon with 18 laps to go and went on to win the Merchants Bank 150 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. The win came following a pre-race tribute to Laquerre’s late grandson Joey M. Laquerre, leading to an emotional celebration in Victory Lane.