Thunder Road SpeedBowl
At each stock car race, Click-It or Ticket representatives circle the parking lot searching for vehicles with a Click-It or Ticket sticker. The owner’s name and license plate number is announced during the mini intermission and awarded two general admission tickets to the next event. The winners awarded at Thunder Road Speedbowl, on Thursday June 22nd were Roland & Theresa Poulin of Randolph, Vermont. “I’ve been coming here for years” stated an excited Roland “This is my first time winning anything.”

The Poulin’s were at Thunder Road celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary. The couple joined by three generations of Poulins gather at the track to watch grandson Cal Poulin compete in the Late Model division. The same day they won the tickets, Cal won his heat race. Like all weekly winners the Poulins have been entered for a drawing for a 2007 season pass.
There’s no reason not to have a Click-It or Ticket sticker on your vehicle. They are small and show that you support a fabulous safety program, plus you could win tickets to Thunder Road. If you don’t have a sticker on your car you can pick one up at the front ticket booth, or at the announcer’s tower. Show your support for Click-It or Ticket because seatbelts save lives.

Weekly action at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl will be joined by the annual fireworks display on Monday, July 3rd. Following an exciting night of stock car racing action featuring the Late Models, NAPA Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Power Shift Warriors, fans can sit back and watch the sparkling colors emerge above the ¼ mile asphalt oval.

With three races in just eight days, the stamina of the drivers and crews will certainly be tested. The drivers will compete on Thursday, June 29th for the Sanel/Parts Plus event followed by the Monday, July 3rd Pepsi Holiday Fireworks event and finally on Thursday, July 6th the CMT/Charter Communications event. Typically drivers and crews have a week to prepare their cars for the next race.

The high banks of Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre once again welcomed the headlining American Canadian Tour (ACT) Tiger Sportsman Series on Thursday, June 22nd. (For Sportsman Series story and information visit The Sportsmen were joined for the WDEV Twin 75s by the track’s Late Model, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Power Shift Junkyard Warriors.

Phil Scott of Montpelier, Vermont was victorious in an exciting Late Model feature where the faces of the front row changed within a matter of seconds due to a caution on lap 24 (of 50), when leader, Pete Fecteau and defending champion, Cris Michaud tangled on the front stretch and were unable to return. Resulting in a new front row for the restart.

Scott took the lead from Joey Laquerre of East Montpelier on lap 27 and never looked back. Trampas Demers of South Burlington made a move on the outside to challenge the lead. Demers was unable to make it stick on the high groove and filed in behind Scott to finish second. Chad Wheeler of Waterbury Center joined the pair in the winners circle. Wheeler's third place finish keeps him atop the point standings.

The multi-time champion was excited to return to victory lane as hard luck has chased the veteran driver in '06. “We caught a big break with Michaud and Fecteau getting together.” The Washington County Senator continued, “Those were some tough restarts but Trampas ran us well. I thought he had me for a bit but I wasn’t about to leave anything out there on the track. I gave it all I had.”