Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Jason Corliss is your average teenager; he enjoys music, cars and hanging out with his friends. The 18 year-old (HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASON 5/30), Twinfield Union School senior from Plainfield, Vermont has been a regular at Thunder Road since he was a toddler. Parentís Jim and Annette would bring Jason and his two older siblings to the ľ mile oval religiously every Thursday night. As a child Jason would sit in the grandstands with neighbor (and fellow Allen Lumber Street Stock competitor) Tim Potter and play with their matchboxes while watching Timís uncle, Mike (Potter) race in the ďTigerĒ Sportsman division (current day Late Models). When Jason was seven-years old his father joined the Allen Lumber Street Stock division for one season of competition. Two years later, his father joined the crew of then rookie Late Model driver, Cris Michaud. When Jason was old enough to enter the pits, he joined his father and sister on the #6 crew. However, after being involved in two of Michaudís championship ventures, Jason decided that he had the racing bug and wanted to be behind the wheel.

The historic Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic marked the official start to weekly racing at Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont on Sunday, May 28th. Fans and drivers have anxiously waiting to get back on track since Aprilís Merchants Bank opening event following the Casella Motherís Day Sportsman Series 100 rained out on April 14. Over 136 race cars turned out for the 42nd running of the Memorial Day race. The Late Model divisionís 100-lapper was not the only race that brought the fans to their feet as the NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Power Shift Warriors provided the fans with plenty of door-to-door action. (PHOTO: Matt White bounces off Thunder Road's front stretch wall during NAPA Tiger Sportsman action)

Brent Dragon of Milton, VT made an unexpected visit to Barre, Vermontís Thunder Road International Speedbowl Sunday for the 42nd annual Mekkensen RV Memorial Classic and did not leave disappointed. The second-generation racer dominated the 100-lap feature race after starting on the front row next to pole-sitter Eric Williams. Williams, from Hyde Park, VT finished second with Waterbury Center, Vermontís Chad Wheeler in third. Completing the top five were Roger Brown from Lancaster, NH and Mooers Forks, NY driver Mark Lamberton. (PHOTO: The 28-car starting field lined up in front of a huge crowd on a glorious day)