Thunder Road SpeedBowl
February is always a good month. In February we pass the ½ way mark of the winter season. Generally by now everyone has pretty much had time to hunt, vacation, attend banquets and either celebrate a great past season, or in some cases, forget about what is past and look with optimism toward the coming season.
Each February signals Daytona and the ‘unofficial’ beginning of the coming race season. Just the idea of seeing some racing after four or five months without it is enough to get the enthusiasm going. In an attempt to enter the 21st Century here at ACT and Thunder Road, I am going to try and write you some thoughts each season and post it on the ACT/TR internet site for a few days. Obviously, the winter quarter is the season of great expectation. Most race teams start looking forward to the Spring and a chance to ‘start over’ for another season. All of us pretty much do the same, although this has been a very, very busy ‘off season’ for us here at the ACT/TR office.

ACT, Thunder Road Announce 2009 Schedule Changes
Waterbury, VT Ė The American Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road offices announced today final changes to their 2009 schedules.

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway has confirmed Saturday, September 19, 2009 for the inaugural ACT Invitational at the Northeastís only super speedway.

Thirty-six of the best Late Model race teams in the Northeast and Canada will be invited to participate over the Fall NASCAR weekend at NHMS in this $65,000.00 event. Approved qualifiers will come from all 2009 ACT Tour events in the US; all the winners on the very successful SŽrie ACT Castrol throughout Quebec; and additional invitations will be available to teams from ACT rules-affiliate tracks including champions from Thunder Road Speebowl (Barre, VT), Oxford Plains Speedway (Oxford, ME), Lee USA Speedway (Lee, NH), White Mountain Motorsports Park (Lincoln, NH) Seekonk Speedway (Seekonk, MA), Waterford Speedbowl (Waterford, CT), Twin State Speedway (Claremont, NH), Kawartha Down Speedway (Peterborough, ON) and Capital City Speedway (Ottawa, ON). Additional non-point events will also award winners with invitations to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway which include the TD Banknorth 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway on July 19, 2009, the CARQUEST Vermont Governorís Cup at Thunder Road Intíl Speedbowl on June 25, 2009, and the Showdown at Chaudiere All Star Race at Valle Junction, QC being held on August 29, 2009.

Thunder Road Announces Level-Funded Pricing for the 50th Race Season
Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl has announced that there will be no increase in front gate admissions for the coming regular race season. Darla Hartt, General Manager of Thunder Road, said “ We celebrate the 50th anniversary at T-Road this coming season, and with the present economic climate, we want to continue to make Thunder Road affordable, family fun. What better way to thank our loyal fans for all the years they have supported the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” than to keep our prices level-funded during these difficult times. We have many special events planned and we are very excited about what we are going to be offering our fans for the 50th anniversary celebration”.
Thunder Road has a long short track history of trying to keep ticket prices affordable for fans and families. Season passes have also been level-funded for the 2009 race season, and are now on sale at the Thunder Road offices.
The 11th annual Merchants Bank 150 will open the season on May 3, 2009 with the American Canadian Tour stars. Thunder Road will next celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a doubleheader weekend on May 24th. Once again this year the holiday weekend will feature the American Canadian Tour, along with the powerful open wheel True Value Modifieds, in twin 100 lap events.
Thunder Road’s traditional weekly races will begin on June 11, 2009
For additional information contact the Thunder Road office at 802-244-6963 or