Thunder Road SpeedBowl
University Mall Car Show Kicks Off Spring For ACT Teams
Burlington, VT – A group of American-Canadian Tour (ACT) race teams will get an early start to their 2005 season with the third annual ACT Car Show at The University Mall. Over 20 race cars will be on display from 9:30am until 9:30pm on Saturday, April 2, and from 11:00am until 6:00pm on Sunday, April 3.

Cars and drivers from ACT’s Late Model Tour and Tiger Sportsman Series, as well as all four racing divisions from Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl will be on hand for the event. ACT Late Model Tour Champion Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT (left) and Thunder Road Late Model Rookie of the Year Rusty Berger of South Burlington, VT will greet fans and sign autographs alongside their shiny new racing machines. Two-time defending “King of the Road” Reno Gervais of Island Pond, VT will represent the NAPA Tiger Sportsman division, while Allen Lumber Street Stock Thunder Road Champion Joe Small of Milton, VT will show off his new ride.

Merchants Bank 150 To Open Thunder Road’s 46th Season
Waterbury, VT – Officials from Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl are pleased to announce the return of Merchants Bank for the 7th Annual Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, May 1. The Merchants Bank 150 is the second event on the 2005 schedule for the ACT Late Model Tour, and will open Thunder Road’s 46th season of stock car racing.

Since its inaugural running in 1999, the Merchants Bank 150 has quickly become one of the most prestigious events at the Barre, VT oval, and has also seen great side-by-side action from the regular NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stock, and PowerShift Junkyard Warrior divisions in recent memory.

Thunder Road Gets “Thumbs Up” From Speedway Illustrated Editors
Barre, VT – Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl has been cited as an “Editors’ Choice” in the May 2005 issue of Speedway Illustrated magazine, chosen by two of the publication’s major editors as the nation’s best short track. Speedway Illustrated is the nation’s leading stock car racing publication with published monthly circulation of 120,000.

Executive Editor Dr. Dick Berggren, a well-known television broadcaster, said of Thunder Road, “It’s where fans can see stock car racing at its best and racers can hammer down in fast but affordable cars.”