Thunder Road SpeedBowl

Pembroke Leads Heading Into Times Argus Mid-Season Championship

Montpelier’s Dave Pembroke holds the Late Model points lead by a slim 11 points over Barre’s Nick Sweet at Thunder Road International Speedbowl Season heading into this Thursday’s Times Argus Mid-Season Championship Night. Double points will be on the line. Pembroke and Sweet head into what is possibly the most important event in their campaign to become the “King of the Road” in the 50th Anniversary Season.

Although the eventual champion has not won the Times Argus Mid-Season Championship event since Cris Michaud did it in 2004, it is clear that the event plays a big role in crowning the champion. Since 2003 the soon to be “King of the Road” finished no worse than 8th place with double points on the line. In all but one of those years the champion would leave the Mid-Season Championship event with the point lead. The only exception being in 2007 when champion Dave Pembroke trailed by only one point after Times Argus Mid-Season Championship Night.


Shawn Duquette Wins Tiger Sportsman Tri-State Series Race at Airborne Speedway

Plattsburgh, NY – New York’s Shawn Duquette captured victory in the first Tiger Sportsman Tri-State Series event at Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY. Duquette took the lead with four laps remaining in the 100 lap race. Toby Ebersole led the majority of the race before relinquishing the lead to Tylor Terry on lap 82. Terry then led until Duquette took over for the win.

The race was slowed by seven cautions. It was the first of the three race Tri-State Series that will visit Canaan Fair Speedway on Saturday, August 1st and Thunder Road on Thursday August 13th for the final two events.

Unofficial Top Ten

1.       Shawn Duquette

2.       Jason Bonnett

3.       Toby Ebersole

4.       Skip Liberty

5.       Ben Hough

6.       Geoff Bodine

7.       Joey Becker

8.       Howard Stoner

9.       Joey Roberts

10. Shawn Fleury

Thunder Road Announces August Doubleheader

Thunder Road Announces August Doubleheader

Thunder Road International Speedbowl has recently announced a Thursday, Friday doubleheader due to a make-up of the previously rained out Pepsi event. Friday, August 14 has been added to the 50th Anniversary Season schedule at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” as Pepsi Night. The Pepsi event was scheduled for Thursday, July 2 but was postponed due to rain.

Thursday, August 13 will be the regularly scheduled Vermont ACE Hardware Dealers event with all four divisions in action including the Tiger Sportsman Tri-State Series third and final 100 lap event. Ticket prices for the Vermont ACE Hardware event will be $10 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12 and $20 for a family of four (two adults and two kids). Post time will be 6:30pm.

Fans that attend the Thursday Night event will be able to bring their ticket stubs back to Pepsi Night on Friday, August 14 and receive a discount ($5 for adults, and $10 for a family ticket). Those who only attend the Friday event will have regular prices of $9.50 for adults, kids 12 and under will still be free. An earlier post time of 6:00pm is scheduled with a sock hop in the pits after the races. The sock hop will include a 50’s dance contest, 50’s/60’s costume contest and a hoola hoop contest as part of the 50th Anniversary Season celebration.

Coming up next Thursday, July 16 is Times Argus Midseason Championship Night with double points up for grabs in all four divisions and a driver autograph session. Post time is 6:30pm and normal ticket prices ($9.50 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6 to 12, and $20 for a family of four, two adults and two kids) will be in effect.