Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Cal Poulin of Braintree is one racer who didn’t mind waiting for the postponed NAPA/Make-A-Wish event at Barre’s Thunder Road. The event, originally slated for Thursday, August 10, was moved back 24 hours to Friday night. In spite of a stellar weather forecast, the rescheduled date was plagued with rain, but blessed with two beautiful rainbows and outstanding stock car racing. Thirty-six year old Poulin refused to let a pair of mid-race rain delays stop him from scoring his first career Late Model victory. He held off runner up and point leader Chad Wheeler of Waterbury Center and rookie contender Marcel Gravel of Wolcott. Completing the top five were Hyde Park’s Eric Williams and defending champion Cris Michaud from Williamstown.

Gravel led the field to the initial green flag and showed the way until the first caution for a minor incident. Poulin sped to the point on the outside groove to take the lead for three laps. Gravel regained the top position when Poulin’s car lost traction on the outside groove and dropped back one spot, then another as Rich Lowrey moved in to challenge in the low groove.



Late Models
NAPA Tiger Sportsmen
Allen Lumber Street Stocks
Power Shift Warriors

Don't miss the return of Run What-U-Brung at intermission! To participate in Run What-U-Brung you must register at the pit ticket booth by 6:30pm. Must be 18 years of age, have a valid license, registration and inspection. No studded tires will be permitted. Don't forget your helmet. Spectator gates open at 5:00pm. Post time at 7:00pm.

Adult tickets- $9.00
Children (agest 6-12)- $3.00
Family of four (two adults-two children)- $18.00

In recent memory no one can remember a battle for the King of the Road title that has been as close as this season in all divisions at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl. With only three point counting races remaining for the Late Model division, the chase for the championship title is coming to a close. The NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and PowerShift Warriors each have five events left on the schedule for their battles which leaves little time to climb atop the standings.

Late Model point leader Chad Wheeler of Waterbury Center appears to have the upper hand over second place points man Dennis Demers from Shelburne. Not only is Wheeler currently the leader of the season long standings, but he has consistently finished higher than Demers to keep him in the top spot. However, Demers, like his fellow competitors, continues to chase Wheeler and the dream of becoming the next “King of the Road”.