Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Thunder Road Pushed Back by Rain to Friday

The Fisher/Federated Auto Parts stock car racing program set for Thursday, July 24 at Barre’s Thunder Road has been washed away by rain.  The four-division card has been rescheduled for Friday, July 25 at 6:30pm.  Gates will open at 5:00pm, regular admission rates will be in effect at $9.50 for adults, $3 for children (6-12), and just $20 for a family of any two adults and any two kids.

Eric Williams of Hyde Park leads the headline Late Model division by just six points over Northfield’s Cris Michaud (533-527).  Craig Bushey of Cambridge leads the Tiger Sportsman standings, while Graniteville’s Lloyd Blakely and Wolcott’s Jamie Davis lead the Allen Lumber Street Stock and Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior divisions, respectively.

Rules and entry blanks for Sunday’s M&M Beverage Enduro 200 – an amateurs-only race featuring more than 100 cars for 200 laps, with a top prize of $2,000 – are still available.  For information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit www.thunderroadspeedbowl.com.


Busy Race Week for Thunder Road Street Stocks and Warriors

Stock car drivers in the Allen Lumber Street Stock and Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior divisions at Barre’s Thunder Road have a busy weekend of racing ahead of them.  Each class will compete in two events in just four days’ time, beginning on Thursday evening, June 24 at 6:30pm, at the Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Trophy Dash, and closing with special long-distance races during the 24th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro event on Sunday, July 27 at 6:00pm.

Veteran driver Lloyd Blakely of Graniteville leads the Street Stock division following last week’s Times Argus Mid-Season Championship by 45 points over Plainfield youngster Jason Corliss, 577-532.  Blakely has posted top-ten finishes in eight of his nine starts this season, including a runner-up effort on Charter Communications Night two weeks ago.  Corliss earned his second career victory at the CARQUEST VT Governor’s Cup event in June, and has five other top-ten finishes to his credit.

Tommy “Thunder” Smith of Williamstown vaulted from 10th to third place in standings with a victory in the double-point mid-season event last Thursday; he has 516 points.  Gary Mullen of Tunbridge sits fourth at 514 points while top rookie Mike MacAskill of Williamstown ranks fifth with 510 points.


Michaud Tightens Thunder Road Point Race With Mid-Season Championship

Stock car driver Cris Michaud of Northfield tightened the track championship point battle at Barre’s Thunder Road with a victory in the 50-lap Times Argus Mid-Season Championship race on Thursday night.  The win, his third of the season, came in a race that awarded double points, bringing him to within six points of leader Eric Williams, unofficially.

Trampas Demers of South Burlington finished second over Montpelier’s Phil Scott, in a season-best third place.  Williams, of Hyde Park, finished in fourth over Middlesex racer Dave Pembroke.  Dave Whitcomb, Joe Becker, John Donahue, rookie Tony Andrews, and Brett Wheeler completed the unofficial top ten finishers in order.

Michaud, who entered the night 18 points behind Williams, now trails 533-527, unofficially.  Scott and Pembroke are tied at third with 500 points each, while Donahue sits fifth at 480.