Thunder Road SpeedBowl
The first entry for the 22nd M&M Beverage Enduro has been received from Jason Jones of Warren. Rules were released on Wednesday (June 7th) and the following day, Jones, 16, ran into the Thunder Road office with the entry form in one hand and money in the other. Jones, a Harwood Union High School student will be testing the asphalt for the first time on July 30th.
(PHOTO- Jones [front row-center] in 2005 in Victory Lane with Rich Lowery and crew)Jones is no stranger to the Barre oval as he is a crew member for Late Model driver Rich Lowery. “As much as I enjoy working on Rich’s car, a part of me would like to race. I’ve decided that I would try racing in an inexpensive car before I jump into an Allen Lumber Street Stock.” The teen purchased his Enduro car, a Buick Regal for 100 dollars. “I couldn’t wait to file my entry- I filled out the form last night. After school I ran to the ATM to get the 40 dollars to pay the entry fee. I can’t wait to race in the Enduro- it’s going to be a lot of fun!”

Latest Buyer's Digest Winners
Trista Shappy from St. Albans and Tamara Whitten of Milton are the latest winners of a pair of tickets to Thunder Road in a contest being held in the Buyer's Digest newspaper. The ladies will head to the Nation's Site of Excitement for the Hannaford Ford & Drug/Pelletier Quick Lube Trophy Dash Thursday night season opener on June 15.

As the high banked quarter-mile oval opens for its 47th season, race fans of all ages will be treated to a look back in time as a contingent from the New England Antique Racers (NEAR) make their annual northern sojourn.

Spectator gates will open at and practice begins at 5:00 pm. Post time is 7:00 pm. Adult admission is $9, kids (ages 6-12) are $3 and the "Family Fare" is $18 (for any two adults and two kids, ages 6-12).

The Buyer's Digest contest is being held on a weekly basis with two paids of tickets being presented for each of Thunder Road's 2006 race events. If you'd like to win tickets to a future Thunder Road event, pick up a free copy of the Buyer's Digest newspaper at your local supermarket or convenience store.

Do you want to be a race car driver and think you can tame the high banks of Thunder Road? If so, come join the action at the 22nd Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200, rules are now available! The Enduro, nicknamed the “People’s Race” consists of neighbors, friends and race fans testing their racing skills at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement”. Entrants of the event must be consistent and wary of accidents as survival, not speed, is crucial to win. The 200 lap endurance race will take place on Sunday, July 30th at the quarter-mile high banked oval.
Douglas Turner of Milton, Vermont won the event in 2005 and knows what it takes to carry the checkers, as he’s picked up two victories at Thunder Road. “To win you must survive the first 100 laps, after that the field has thinned out and you can actually race.”