Thunder Road SpeedBowl



The Pepsi Holiday stock car racing program set for Thursday, July 2 at Barre’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl is postponed due to rain. The fireworks planned for tonight will be moved to the last Thursday Night of the 50th Anniversary Season, August 27. The next event at Thunder Road will be the 50th Anniversary Celebration with WDEV’s $5,000 worth of fireworks in 50 seconds this Sunday, July 5.


The “Nation’s Site of Excitement” will continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Season with a special event this Sunday, July 5. The four-division card will be capped off with $5,000 worth of fireworks in 50 seconds sponsored by WDEV. The gates will open at 4:00pm with ticket prices set at $9.50 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12 and $20 for a family of any two adults and two kids. Post time Sunday will be at 6:00pm.


In the Late Model division, Dave Pembroke of Montpelier, VT holds a one point lead over Trampas Demers, while the top ten are separated by a mere 32 points. Bradford’s Derrick O’Donnell currently leads last week’s winner James Hebert by 14 points in the NAPA Tiger Sportsman division. 2008 Allen Lumber Street Stock Champion Jason Corliss of Danville, VT finds himself in a familiar place as he is the Street Stock point leader once again, while Montpelier’s Donnie Yates continues his domination of the Power Shift Junkyard Warrior and still remains on top of the point standings.

M&M Beverage Enduro

$5,000 to win 25th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 250

The 25th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 250 on August 2 will be $5,000 to win in celebration of the 50th Anniversary Season at Thunder Road International Speedbowl. This is a $3,000 increase over last year’s grand prize for “The People’s Race.” The Enduro is a no-holds-barred race where over 100 novice drivers race virtually street-legal automobiles for 250 laps.

Last year current Allen Lumber Street Stock competitor, Troy Gray of Fairlee earned a soggy $2,000 check after winning the 24th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200, a survival-of-the-fittest stock car race that featured a half-hour rain storm and two rollovers.

CARQUEST Governor's Cup 150

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. Wins CARQUEST Governor’s Cup 150

Young Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH scores his first career win at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in the CARQUEST Governor’s Cup 150. Pole got by Jamie Fisher to take the lead shortly after a restart with just under 100 laps to go. Nick Sweet then worked his way to second and setup the battle of the race. Pole and Sweet ran side by side and worked their way through lap traffic before a lap 145 caution staged a shootout for the win. Pole proved to be too much for Sweet as he held onto the lead for the final 5 laps. Cris Michaud passed Sweet with two to go for second to come home with the best finish ever for a Ford crate motor in ACT Late Model competition. Sweet settled for third followed by Jamie Fisher and John Donahue finishing in the top five. Sixth through tenth was filled by Dave Pembroke, Trampas Demers, Phil Scott, Joey Laquerre and Eric Williams.

Pole is a regular of the American Canadian Tour, where he has three career wins. He has already qualified for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19th by winning an ACT Tour race earlier this the season at Oxford Plains Speedway.