Thunder Road SpeedBowl

Mother Nature hasn't exactly been kind to the Nation's Site of Excitement this summer, but we'll keep our chins up!  Here's the revised schedule for the remainder of the 2008 racing season, following Sunday's Casella Tiger Sportsman 100 rainout.  We'll see you on Thursday at the VT ACE Hardware Dealers event!  Double Street Stock features!  Gates open @ 5:00pm, racing @ 6:30pm.  Regular admission rates - only $9.50 for adults, $3 for kids (6-12), and just $20 for a family or four!




Thunder Road Int'l Speedbowl - NOTE SS and Sportsman 7/31 makeup dates swapped
Day Date Event
Thu. Aug 14 VT ACE Hardware Dealers (Plus Street Stock 7/31 makeup)
Sun. Aug 17 Casella Sportsman 100 (Plus Warrior 7/31 makeup)
Thu. Aug 21 Kinney Drugs (Plus Late Model 7/31 makeup)
Thu. Aug 28 NAPA/Make-A-Wish (Plus Sportsman 7/31 makeup)
Sat/Sun Aug 30/31 30th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200
    (ACT practice/Local qualifying on Sat 8/30)
Sat. Sept 27 Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day
Sun. Sept 28 45th Annual Chittenden Bank Milk Bowl

Thunder Road Rained Out Again

The Casella Waste Management Tiger Sportsman 100 stock car racing program was washed out by rain at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, Aug. 10.  The event, featuring a 100-lap event for the NAPA Tiger Sportsman division, double features for the Power Shift Online Junkyard Warriors, and regular events for the Late Model and Allen Lumber Street Stock classes, will be made up on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 5:00pm.

Sunday marked the fourth-straight Thunder Road event postponed by rain.  Thunder Road will try again on Thursday, Aug. 14 with the Vermont ACE Hardware Dealers event.  General admission is $9.50 for adults, $3 for children (6-12), and just $20 for a family of any two adults and two kids.  Gates open at 5:00pm, racing action begins at 6:30pm. For more information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit

Young Gun Moodie Looking for Breakthrough Casella 100 Win at Thunder Road

Young stock car driver Brendan Moodie is looking for his first big win at Barre’s Thunder Road, and he’s looking to take it at Sunday’s Casella Waste Management 100.  The 23 year-old North Wolcott driver currently ranks fifth in championship point standings in the NAPA Tiger Sportsman class and has made major gains in tracking down his first division title.  Six weeks ago, Moodie ranked 19th, well behind the leaders.  Entering the Casella 100, he is only 54 points out of first place.

“We’re creeping up on (the point lead), that’s for sure,” said Moodie, a former Allen Lumber Street Stock Champion at Thunder Road.  “The car has been incredible this year, and I’ve had a lot of good help working on it.  We can win this race, and I feel good about our chances at the championship.”

Moodie snatched his first win of the year – the third of his Sportsman career – at the CARQUEST VT Governor’s Cup event in June, taking the lead away in the final corner.  Since then, the worst finish his Martin Construction #94 Chevrolet has turned in is an eleventh, in a division that routinely sends more than a dozen drivers home without qualifying for the 30-lap main event.  Now, with the opportunity to seize the moment in the biggest race of the season, Moodie feels confident in his chances.