Thunder Road SpeedBowl
THUNDER ROAD'S 48TH SEASON POINT BATTLES WIDE OPEN

Three of Thunder Road's weekly divisions will begin the hunt for this year's "King of the Road" titles on Sunday, May 6 when the ACT Late Model Tour hits town for the Merchants Bank 150. Each of the 2006 champions have moved to other divisions and will not return to defend their crowns which leaves the quest for the titles wide open.

2006 "King of the Road" Shawn
Fleury.
Montpelier, Vermont's Shawn Fleury, a two time NAPA Sportsman title holder (2005-2006) has been tagged to drive a Late Model owned by Scott Fearn of Springfield, MA.  The car will be maintained by veteran crew chief Jeff Laquerre of East Montpelier, VT.  Fleury could take advantage of the ACT Tour’s upcoming early event at the high banked, quarter-mile oval and make his Late Model debut in the Merchants Bank 150.  If Fleury and team opt out of the track opener they’ll use the Casella Mother’s Day event on Sunday, May 13 as the springboard for their season.

With the multi-time champion’s departure the list of contenders is lengthy.  As the runner-up to Fleury, Matt White of Northfield, VT has to be atop the list as an heir apparent.  The second generation racer reportedly contemplated moving to the Late Model division for 2007 but has recently confirmed that he’ll chase the NAPA Sportsman crown in 2007.


THUNDER ROAD STILL UNDER A BLANKET OF SNOW
PHOTO'S TAKEN ON APRIL 4TH - PIT CONCESSION AREA SAFETY VEHICLE AREA
THE QUARTER MILE HIGH BANKED OVAL THE GRANDSTAND AREA

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