Thunder Road SpeedBowl
"Lenny's Shoe and Apparel Fan Choice Award to Jeff French"
Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel representative, Carol Wheeler, presented the inaugural Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel Fan Choice Award on Sunday, April 30th at Thunder Road Speedbowl (Barre, VT) to NAPA Tiger Sportsman driver, Jeff French of Northfield, Vermont. The contest was held in conjunction with the track’s annual car show on Main Street in downtown Barre, Saturday, April 29th. At the show, fans were asked to vote for their best appearing car from across the four divisions in attendance and deposit their selections at either of the two Lenny’s Show & Apparel locations in Barre.

TIGERS, STREETS AND WARRIORS AT THUNDER ROAD'S 47TH SEASON OPENER
Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT held it’s annual car show on Main Street in Barre on Saturday, April 29th to kick off the opening weekend for the ¼ mile asphalt oval. The car show provided race fans young and old with something to smile about, with clowns making balloon animals, and mascots greeting drivers and fans on the street. Barre City police report that there were as many as 5,000 fans at the event, which stretched from the Lenny’s Outlet Store location to the corner of Depot Square.


PEPSI WINS TASTE TEST AT THUNDER ROAD
Barre, VT – Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Barre, VT, and the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Burlington, VT are pleased to announce today (April 26), a five-year partnership at the high banked, quarter-mile paved stock car racing oval. The track, which has provided motor racing thrills and entertainment to generation of Vermonters, opens for its 47th year on Sunday, April 30 with the eighth running of the Merchants Bank 150 for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models. The event is the first of 12 across the Northeast and Quebec for the traveling ACT series.

The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company was founded in 1936 and to this day, remains a family owned Vermont business. President Skip Farrell is the second generation to sit at the helm of the firm. Like Thunder Road, Pepsi has offered generation of Vermonters soft drink refreshments with its wide variety of beverage choices.

Thunder Road hosts ACT Late Model Tour and Tiger Sportsman Series special events as well weekly competition in its 18-race schedule throughout the spring, summer and early fall. Weekly competition is provided by the Late Models, NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and PowerShift Warrior divisions.

“On behalf of Thunder Road, I am pleased to welcome Skip Farrell and the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company back to the “Nation’s Site of Excitement,” commented co-owner and 2004 Auto Racing Promoter of the Year, Tom Curley. “Pepsi was one of the first companies to come on board when Thunder Road began its rebuilding process back in the 1980s. While some things have certainly changed since then, in many ways, others have stayed the same – Thunder Road provides some of the best, affordable family entertainment in the region and Pepsi provides Vermont race fans cool pleasure!”

Sunday’s Merchants Bank 150 opener has a post time of 1:30 pm. Joining the ACT Tour will be weekly NAPA Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and PowerShift Warrior divisions. The annual “Class Day” celebration, including the “King of the Road” champion’s presentations starts at 1:00 pm. Spectator gates will open at 10:00 am.