Thunder Road SpeedBowl
FATHERS WILL WIN AT THUNDER ROAD - TAKE HIM (AND THE FAMILY) TO THE RACES ON SUNDAY!
BARRE, VT - Fathers (and other race fans) will be the big winners on Sunday (June 19) when the Green Mountain Office Machines Trophy Dash takes to Thunder Road's high banks following a second rain-out. Scheduled for Thursday, June 16, the original date and the Friday make-up both fell to persistent rain across the region. Post time Sunday will be 5:00 pm. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 pm. The pit gate will open for competitors at 2:00 pm.
Tickets from the June 9 Casella Waste Management Trophy Dash, which was also rained out, will be honored Sunday as well.
"I'll be ready to go," stated NAPA Sportsman point leader Shawn Fleury, "The car's been loaded for two days. The forecast looks great for Sunday and I know everyone wants to get on the track. It's especially important for us (the Sportsmen) since we have the WDEV 100 lap Series race next Thursday."
All four of Thunder Road's divisions will be in action.

THUNDER ROAD'S ETHANOL CAR UP TO THE CHALLENGE
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Barre, VT - In its maiden voyage, Thunder Road's ethanol powered Street Stock race car lived up to all expectations by finishing second in the Merchants Bank season opener. Piloted by defending Allen Lumber Street Stock champion, Joe Small of Milton, VT, the Ford never hiccupped in competition.

TITLE DEFENSES BEGIN IN EARNEST
Barre, VT – Thunder Road’s “Kings of the Road” begin defense of their stock car racing championships in earnest on Sunday with the 41st running of the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. The event is expected to draw over 120 cars from across the track’s four divisions.
The 100-lap race will be the first point counting event of the season for the Late Model competitors. Cris Michaud, from Williamstown, VT, the division’s defending champion, won the 2001 Mekkelsen event. Other past titleholders expected to attend the Memorial Day Classic include Phil Scott (1996, 1998 & 2002), Jamie Fisher (2003), Pete Fecteau (1997) and Dave Whitcomb (1995). Scott and Fecteau are also past winners.
Many ACT Late Model Tour regulars are also expected to attempt to qualify for the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. Among them are Brent Dragon, David Avery, Jean-Paul Cyr, Dave Wilcox, as well as others. “With two of the biggest ACT Tour events of the season scheduled at Thunder Road (the $10,000 to win Labor Day Classic on Sept 3-4 and the New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl, Oct 1-2), it only makes sense to get as much seat time at the track as possible,” explained Brent Dragon. Dragon posted his first career Late Model win at Thunder Road last August and ran second to Dave Pembroke earlier this year in the Merchants Bank 150.