Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Merchants Bank Pit Stop Contest Results!

Jean-Paul Cyr's pit crew, led by Rick Paya, knocked the Joel   Hodgdon team off the top, changing two tires, filling the gas,  and cleaning the windshield in 35.60 seconds.                         
CHAMPION – ACT Late Model #32 Sticks & Stuff/Ehler’s RV Team – 35.60 seconds (no penalties)

Runner-up – NAPA Tiger Sportsman #36 Watson Real Estate/Tofani’s Used Furniture Team – 38.00 seconds (no penalties)

Third place – NAPA Tiger Sportsman #04 A.H. Fence/Milton Rental & Sales Team – 47.04 seconds (no penalties)

Fourth place – ACT Late Model #6 Merchants Bank/Burrell Roofing Team – 47.20 seconds (includes two 5-second penalties for loose lug nuts)

Fifth place – ACT Late Model #31 VT Army National Guard/Times Argus Team – 50.49 seconds (includes one 5-second penalty for loose lug nut)

Sixth place – Barre Town Selectboard & Staff Team – 1 minute, 25.90 seconds (includes one 5-second penalty for loose lug nut)


SPECIAL THANKS TO JOEY LAQUERRE FOR THE USE OF HIS CAR, AND TO ALL OF THE TEAMS THAT LENT TOOLS!!!

        The Cyr #32 crew in action          
    The Hodgdon team finished 2nd   


“CLASS DAY” CEREMONIES TO HONOR THUNDER ROAD CHAMPIONS

Class Day is a fan favorite at Barre's Thunder Road! 
     Race fans, competitors, and officials will honor the four defending Track Champions at Thunder Road International Speedbowl during the annual “Class Day” ceremonies as the high-banked Barre, VT oval opens for its 48th season of stock car racing on Sunday, May 6.  The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) returns to “The Nation’s Site of Excitement” with the Merchants Bank 150, at a post time of 1:30 pm.

     The championship battles for all four of Thunder Road’s weekly divisions are wide open in the 2007 season, as all four “Kings of the Road” have either moved up or moved on.  In the ultimate “go out on top” move, Waterbury Ctr., VT veteran Chad Wheeler captured his first Thunder Road title in the ACT Late Model division in 2006, and promptly announced his retirement from driving.  Wheeler has sold his inventory to rookie Chip Grenier of Northfield, VT.


MERCHANTS BANK 150 WEEKEND SCHEDULE

ATTENTION LATE MODEL TEAMS!

Be prepared to have your tire person put your wheels in line as well as measure up tires when you take your hauler to the track after dropping your car in Barre City at the annual car show. Fitzy and crew will be on-site mounting tires during the show. You'll be able to pick them up, when released, from the tire compound shortly after the parade. If not participating in the car show and parade, tire people can also put wheels in line at the tire compound and select rubber for Sunday's Merchants Bank 150.

Sat., May 5
9:00 AM Merchants Bank Car Show (Main St. - Barre City)
10:15 AM Merchants Bank Pit Stop Contest
12:00 NOON Parade to Thunder Road
12:00 NOON Registration
1:00 PM Practice for Car Show entrants ONLY
1:00 PM NAPA Tiger Sportsmen - CAR SHOW ENTRANTS ONLY
1:20 PM ACT Late Models - CAR SHOW ENTRANTS ONLY
1:50 PM Allen Lumber Street Stocks - CAR SHOW ENTRANTS ONLY
2:00 PM Power Shift Warriors - CAR SHOW ENTRANTS ONLY
2:10 PM Open Practice
  NAPA Tiger Sportsmen
2:30 PM ACT Late Models
3:00 PM Allen Lumber Street Stocks
3:15 PM Power Shift Warriors
3:25 PM NAPA Tiger Sportsmen
3:45 PM ACT Late Models
4:15 PM Allen Lumber Street Stocks
4:30 PM Power Shift Warriors
4:40 PM NAPA Tiger Sportsmen
5:00 PM ACT Late Models
   
Sun., May 6
8:00 AM Pit Gates Open
  Registration/Tire Compound Open/Inspection
9:30 AM Licensed Crew Chief Meeting
10:00 AM Driver Meeting
10:50 AM Late Model "King of the Road" Practice
  (Cars # 2, 6, 14, 18, 25, 45, 75 ONLY)
11:00 AM Open Practice
  Allen Lumber Street Stocks
11:10 AM ACT Late Models
11:30 AM NAPA Tiger Sportsmen
11:45 AM Allen Lumber Street Stocks
11:55 AM NAPA Tiger Sportsmen
12:10 PM ACT Late Models
12:30 PM Power Shift Warriors
12:40 PM ACT Late Models
1:00 PM Close Track
1:05 PM "Class Day" ceremonies
1:30 PM ACT Late Model Heats (TBA)
  NAPA Sportsman Heats (TBA)
  Allen Lumber SS Lo/Hi (10 laps)
  ACT Late Model Consi (TBA)
  NAPA Sportsman Consi (TBA)
  Power Shift JYW (TBA)
  ACT Late Model "B" (TBA)
  NAPA Sportsman "B" (TBA)
  Allen Lumber SS Feature (TBA)
  INTERMISSION
  Grid Merchants Bank 150/Intros
  Merchants Bank 150
  NAPA Sportsman Feature (TBA)
  Power Shift Warrior Feature (TBA)
   
  ALL SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE