Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Tonight's Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Trophy Dash at Barre's Thunder Road Speedbowl has been postponed due to rain. A rescheduled date will be announced in the near future.

In addition to a full card of ACT Late Model, Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Power Shift Warrior action, the Fisher/Federated event was to feature "Media Madness", a special race for members of the press as well as a demonstration with cars and drivers participating in the upcoming M&M Beverage Enduro 200 (Sun, July 29).

Thunder Road will be back in action next Thursday, July 26 for the 48th annual Times Argus Mid-Season Championship, a double point race for the high banked quarter-mile's four divisions. The annual driver autograph session is slated for intermission. Post time is 6:30 pm. Spectator gates will open at 4:30. Adult admission is $9.00, kids (ages 6-12) are $3.00 and the "Family Fare" for any two adults and two kids is an affordable $18.00.

Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Night Full of Action at Thunder Road

The annual Fisher/Federated Auto Parts stock car event at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday (July 19) will be chock full of action.  In addition to championship events for the American-Canadian Tour Late Models, Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Power Shift Junkyard Warriors, a pair of special events will fill the card.

The inaugural “Media Madness” race and a preview for the 23rd Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200 will highlight the night’s program.  Even with the added attractions, Thunder Road’s traditionally low regular general admission prices will remain in effect at only $9 for adults, $3 for kids, and just $18 for a family of four – the best family entertainment value in Vermont.  Post time is scheduled for 7:00pm, with preliminary events at 6:30pm.


The inaugural “Media Madness” race will feature members of the television, radio, print, and Internet news media in Junkyard Warrior racers.  Included in the entrants for the race are Mike McGill of WCAX-TV Sports (CBS 3, Burlington, VT), Jamie Scavotto of WPTZ-TV Sports (NBC 5, Plattsburgh, NY), “Jumpin’ Jim” of Froggy 100.9 FM, Anna Grearson, sports writer for the Barre-Montpelier (VT) Times Argus, and Mike Twist of short track racing news website

Media Members Psyched Up for Thunder Road “Madness”

Media members will compete in cars like these Power Shift Warriors on Thursday

Members of the local print, television, and radio news media are getting ready to tackle the high banks of Barre’s Thunder Road, for the first-ever “Media Madness” stock car race on Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Night, Thursday, July 19.  The soon-to-be-racers will strap into cars from the Power Shift Junkyard Warrior division with one goal: Survive!

“I raced once in a Warrior car at Thunder Road a few years ago,” said sportscaster Shawna Lidsky of WCAX TV (CBS Channel 3, Burlington, VT).  “It was a little nerve-wracking.  I guess it will be a little easier this time, racing against people that have never been on the track.  I’m psyched up for it, I think I’ve got a much better chance at winning this time.”

Planning to join Lidsky are WCAX Sports personalities Mike McGill and Mike McCune.

“I don’t care if I win,” said Jamie Scavotto of WPTZ (NBC NewsChannel 5, Plattsburgh, NY), “I just have to beat the other TV drivers.  I’m ready!”