Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Latest Buyer's Digest Winners
Trista Shappy from St. Albans and Tamara Whitten of Milton are the latest winners of a pair of tickets to Thunder Road in a contest being held in the Buyer's Digest newspaper. The ladies will head to the Nation's Site of Excitement for the Hannaford Ford & Drug/Pelletier Quick Lube Trophy Dash Thursday night season opener on June 15.

As the high banked quarter-mile oval opens for its 47th season, race fans of all ages will be treated to a look back in time as a contingent from the New England Antique Racers (NEAR) make their annual northern sojourn.

Spectator gates will open at and practice begins at 5:00 pm. Post time is 7:00 pm. Adult admission is $9, kids (ages 6-12) are $3 and the "Family Fare" is $18 (for any two adults and two kids, ages 6-12).

The Buyer's Digest contest is being held on a weekly basis with two paids of tickets being presented for each of Thunder Road's 2006 race events. If you'd like to win tickets to a future Thunder Road event, pick up a free copy of the Buyer's Digest newspaper at your local supermarket or convenience store.

Do you want to be a race car driver and think you can tame the high banks of Thunder Road? If so, come join the action at the 22nd Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200, rules are now available! The Enduro, nicknamed the “People’s Race” consists of neighbors, friends and race fans testing their racing skills at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement”. Entrants of the event must be consistent and wary of accidents as survival, not speed, is crucial to win. The 200 lap endurance race will take place on Sunday, July 30th at the quarter-mile high banked oval.
Douglas Turner of Milton, Vermont won the event in 2005 and knows what it takes to carry the checkers, as he’s picked up two victories at Thunder Road. “To win you must survive the first 100 laps, after that the field has thinned out and you can actually race.”

Following the first two rounds of qualifying, the American-Canadian Tour’s (ACT) Sportsman Series’ Casella Mother’s Day 100 was postponed Sunday (June 4) due to rain. The new date is Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18. The event, the second for the Series and first two at Thunder Road, has been plagued by rain. Originally scheduled for Mother’s Day, May 14, the race was moved to June 4 following hard rain that day.(PHOTO below right: Joe Tetreault (73) gets in to Scott Coburn during a qualifying heat Which sent Coburn on a wild ride)

Early morning showers delayed the start of Sunday’s race by some 40 minutes. Thirty-seven Sportsman cars from New York, Vermont and New Hampshire attempted to qualify for the 28 starting spots available in the Casella Mother’s Day 100. By the time the rains returned, 24 of the position had been filled. Sportsmen competitors will have one more chance at making the field through a last chance “B” feature. (PHOTO below left: Coburn's machine climbs the front stretch wall)