Thunder Road SpeedBowl
American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the penalties assessed following the disqualification of Street Stock driver Geoff Forsey from Sunday’s M&M Beverage Street Stock Special at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl, Barre, VT. Forsey, from Westford, VT, was disqualified and will lose all points and purse monies from the event as well as all weekly points accumulated thus far. He has also been suspended for the remainder of the 2006 race season.

Forsey’s was one of ten Street Stock engines pulled and inspected at the conclusion of the division’s annual special race. He refused to abide by the ACT technical inspection guidelines of forfeiting illegal parts and that played a role in the severity of the penalty that was imposed. He had finished the race in fourth place. Joel Hodgdon from Craftsbury, VT inherited the position.

The high-banked, quarter-mile track’s season continues on Thursday (August 3) with the Calkins/Windshield World Trophy Dash which will feature the annual Port-A-Potty Grand Prix for the point leaders of the track’s four divisions. Each team will power a self designed and constructed “Out House” in a race during intermission.
The Late Models, NAPA Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and PowerShift Warriors will also be in action. Post time is 7:00 pm. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 pm.

Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre has announced the return of Run What-U-Brung to the high banked oval on Thursday, August 10th as part of the annual NAPA/Make-A-Wish event. What is Run What-U-Brung you might ask? It’s when street cars, which take race fans to the ¼ mile oval, compete two-by-two in a single elimination races. The winner advances to the next round while the loser leaves town.

Tad Kingsbury of West Topsham, VT was victorious in the 22nd running of the M&M Beverage Enduro at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl. The Sunday (July 30th) “People’s Race” included entries from Vermont, New Hampshire and New York. A field of 104 cars took the green flag three-wide around the ¼ mile asphalt oval. The 200 lap endurance race required drivers to be consistent, as skill, not speed, was the key to success. The one day heroes were forced to avoid competitors whose car had either expired or crashed on the speedplant as the event does not pause for cautions.

The annual event was the second “People’s Race” for nineteen-year-old fan turned racer. Sunday, Kingsbury was battling 103 other drivers and a horrendous summertime cold which consisted of a cough that would not cease during the victory lane ceremony. His illness forced him to reconsider participating in the event however, due to his success in the first attempt he and his pit crew, parents Mark and Sharon, decided it was worth attending. Kingsbury led most of the 2005 event and was taken out of contention by a slower car. He finished the event in the fifth position gaining knowledge that proved to be useful en route to the win.