Thunder Road SpeedBowl
M&M Beverage Enduro Entries Pouring In

Entries for “The People’s Race” – the 23rd Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200 auto race at Barre’s Thunder Road – are pouring into the main office in Waterbury.  The Enduro, which will run on Sunday, July 29, is a 200-lap “survival” race with over 100 amateur drivers piloting virtually street-legal automobiles.  Cars will line up three abreast in a standing start as the cheering fans count down to begin the race.  The race will only be stopped in emergency situations or to clear expired cars from the track.  The first driver to finish 200 laps will earn a cool $2,000.

Mike Chapin of Chelsea will race in his first M&M Beverage Enduro 200 in over ten years.  Chapin and more than 100 of his closest friends will experience spinouts, crashes, blown tires, slick track conditions, and obstacles of all kinds during the 200-lap race.

“I’m after the $2,000, isn’t everybody?” he said with a laugh.  “I finished 25th in a Cadillac the last time I raced, and all I really want to do is finish again.  It’s a lot of fun, that’s what it’s about.”  Chapin will steer a front wheel drive Oldsmobile 88 Royale in this year’s Enduro.


EVENT SCHEDULE

CARQUEST AUTO PARTS VT GOVERNOR'S CUP

THURSDAY, July 12, 2007
 3:00 pm Pits Open
 4:00 pm Practice
 5:30 pm Driver Meeting
 5:55 pm Post Parade (LM9, TS42/17, SS22, JY52)
 6:00 pm (3) Late Model Heats (15L:Q-5->+/-:5->consi)
 (2) Allen Lumber SS Lo-Hi Heats (10L:Q10)
 (3) Sportsman Heats (12L:Q-5:5->consi)
 (1) LM Consi (15L:Q5)
 (2) PowerShift Warrior Lo-Hi Heats (8L)
 Sportsman Consi (12L:Q5)
Mini Break - 5 minutes
 LM “B” (L-TBA:Q6)
 Sportsman “B” (L-TBA:Q6)
 Allen Lumber SS Feature (25L)
 INTERMISSION
 CARQUEST Auto Parts VT Governor’s Cup 100 (intros)
 Sportsman Feature (35L)
 PowerShift Warrior Feature - (TBA)
Subject to Change

 


CARQUEST Vermont Governor's Cup Past Champions
Year Winner Hometown Division Track
1961 Mike Osborne Barre, VT Sportsman Coupe Thunder Road
1962 Freddie Mills Groveton, NH Sportsman Coupe Thunder Road
1963 Harold Hanaford Plymouth, NH Sportsman Coupe Thunder Road
1964 Tony Colicchio Barre, VT Sportsman Coupe Thunder Road
1965 NO EVENT
1966 Rene Charland Agawam, MA Modified Catamount Stadium
1967 Andre Manny Montreal, QC Modified Catamount Stadium
1968-1970 - NO EVENT
1971 Jean-Paul Cabana Sherrington, QC Late Model Sportsman Thunder Road
1972 NO EVENT
1973 Dave Dion Hudson, NH Late Model Sportsman Catamount Stadium
1974 Joey Kourafas Sharon, MA Late Model Sportsman Thunder Road
1975 Bobby Dragon Milton, VT Late Model Sportsman Thunder Road
1976 Dave Dion Hudson, NH Late Model Sportsman Thunder Road
1977-1978 - NO EVENT
1979 Bobby Dragon Milton, VT NASCAR North Tour Catamount Stadium
1980 Robbie Crouch Tampa, FL NASCAR North Tour Catamount Stadium
1981 Stub Fadden North Haverhill, NH NASCAR North Tour Catamount Stadium
1982 Steve Poulin North Troy, VT NASCAR North Tour Catamount Stadium
1983 Jamie Aube North Ferrisburg, VT NASCAR North Tour Catamount Stadium
1984 Robbie Crouch Tampa, FL NASCAR North Tour Thunder Road
1985 Bobby Dragon Milton, VT NASCAR North Tour Catamount Stadium
1986 Robbie Crouch Tampa, FL ACT Pro Stock Tour Catamount Stadium
1987 Robbie Crouch Tampa, FL ACT Pro Stock Tour Catamount Stadium
1988 Jim Cilley Groton, VT Flying Tiger/Sportsman Thunder Road
1989 Dave Dion Hudson, NH ACT Pro Stock Tour Thunder Road
1990-2004 - NO EVENT
2005 Cooper MacRitchie Williamstown, VT Late Model Thunder Road
2006 Eric Williams Hyde Park, VT Late Model Thunder Road