Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Hey kids do you have a favorite driver? Flex your creative muscles by making a poster for the annual Kinney Drugs poster contest at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl. Celebrate the final Thursday race of the season on August 24th by bringing your artwork to the race track and show it to the sponsors and crowd. Children who qualify for one of the three age groups may participate (6 and under, 7, 8, 9 and 10-12.)

The contest will take place during intermission and three from each age group will be selected and presented with a trophy. All participants will receive an award. Kids, sharpen your colored pencils, crayons and get your markers ready to draw. You can use any type of material for your poster, but it can not be computer generated and must be the original artwork of a child.

The Kinney Drugs event on August 24th has a post time of 7:00 pm. Pit gates open at 4:00 pm. Spectator gates open at 5:00pm. Adults are nine dollars, children (ages 6-12) are only three dollars and a family of four (two adults-two children) is just 18 dollars.

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.