Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Three competitors at Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl will get bonus money in their banquet checks thanks to the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Hottest Shoe Award program. Late Model driver Dave Pembroke of Montpelier, VT will receive an additional $500, NAPA Sportsmen racers, Shawn Fleury and Pete Ainsworth will split $250 and Allen Lumber Street Stock competitor, Joe Small will find an extra $100.

The “Hottest Shoe” Awards will be presented at the January 14 Banquet of Champions and are given to the drivers who post the most feature wins in their respective divisionsat the high-banked, quarter-mile oval. Pembroke posted three wins in the 18 events, Fleury and Ainsworth each had two in their 18 point counting races, and Small amassed a win record of four in the 19 raced for the 4-cylinder class.

The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Hottest Shoe Award grew out of the clothier’s weekly “Hot Shoe Award” which rewards drivers when they post their first feature win of the season at Thunder Road. The Late Models receive $150 for carrying the checkers, NAPA Sportsmen $100, and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks $50. During Thunder Road’s 2005 race season 15 Late Model drivers, 16 NAPA Sportsmen, and 11 Allen Lumber Street Stocks garnered a weekly Hot Shoe bonus. Each “Hot Shoe” also received a commemorative embroidered hat, as well as his cash bonus during the pre-race ceremonies at the next race event.

Thunder Road race fans who weren't able to get a signed copy of Dave Dion's new autobiography, Life Wide Open at the recent New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl, will have another chance this Sunday (Oct 23). The 1976 Milk Bowl Champion will be at the Berlin City CarCenter in Williston, VT from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.
The book, writted with long-time Thunder Road announcer and nationally known motorsports journalist, Dave Moody, was released just prior to Thunder Road's 42nd annual Milk Bowl. This year's three-segment event, which was part of the three race ACTion Super Series also marked Dion's return to the track in a Late Model car. He last competed in his all-time favorite stock car race at the high banked, quarter-mile oval in 1997 when he finished second to Phil Scott.
Dion will also make appearances at two Berlin City affiliated locations in Maine on Friday as well as the dealership's flagstore locations in Berlin, NH on Saturday.

For those of you who haven't heard, while putting up his treestand for the upcoming hunting season Beaver Dragon substained injuries from a fall. A special get well goes out to Beaver from all of us at the ACT/Thunder Road Office. With a couple of months of recovery time on the horizon any well wishes and words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing to send Beaver a card can mail it to:
Harmon "Beaver" Dragon
7 Algonquin Reef Rd.
Milton, VT 05468