Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Mother Nature Wins on Mother's Day
In an off-handed way, it was fitting that Mother Nature was the only winner Sunday at Barre’s Thunder Road in the Casella Mother’s Day Sportsman Series 100. Drenching rain storms rolled through Central Vermont putting a stop to action at the high-banked quarter-mile stock car oval.

The event, which is the second of seven in 2006 for the American-Canadian Tour’s (ACT) Sportsman Series, has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 4. In addition to the 100 lap main event, Thunder Road’s Late Model, Allen Lumber Street Stock and PowerShift Warrior divisions will also be in action.

The winners of the Mother’s Day “Official Mom” contest will make their officiating debuts on June 4 as well. For the past several weeks, the track has held a contest where kids of all ages could nominate their mother to be an “Official for a Day” through an essay. The ten contest winners will actively participate in the track’s various departments including flagger, pace car driver, race director, scoring, handicapping and more.

Post time for the rescheduled Casella Mothers Day 100 on Sunday, June 4 will be 1:30 pm.

ACT Late Model Profile. Meet: Phil Scott
There’s a lot more to Phil Scott than meets the eye. This father of two enjoys spending time outdoors, building cabinets and other woodworking projects. Most know Phil Scott as the “Flying Senator” or as a fierce competitor; however this multi-time Thunder Road title holder is very modest about his career, both on and off the race track. Phil has raced along some great drivers including Ken Schrader, Dave Dion, and Jean-Paul Cyr but states that he does not favor one competitor over another. “In 2005, I raced side-by-side at Oxford Plains Speedway, with a young driver from Maine. We raced each other hard, but we never hit. On that particular day, he was my favorite competitor during the feature.”

Rachel Beede was born to race. From a young age Rachel along with mother Fran and sister Renee would go to Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre to watch father Chuck Beede (1992, ‘93, ’94 Late Model Sportsman Champion) and uncle Dan Beede (1987 NAPA Tiger Sportsman Champion) tame the high banks. The Beede family and friends would gather in the front row of the grandstands, to cheer for their favorite red and yellow Late Model, Chuck Beede. Once Rachel turned 16 years-old, she decided it was time she tested the racing waters and continued the family legacy at the wheel of an Allen Lumber Street Stock.