Thunder Road SpeedBowl
YOUNG STARS ARRIVE AT THUNDER ROAD FOR HARVEST EQUIPMENT EVENT

YOUNG STARS ARRIVE AT THUNDER ROAD FOR HARVEST EQUIPMENT EVENT

 The popular win in the 54th running of the Memorial Day Classic,by Tyler Cahoon, Danville, VT was a sign of the emergence of another group of young talent that has arrived at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement”, Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT.

Cahoon may have won the race, but Thunder Road and race fans also look like winners with the group of talented young teams who have recently become competitive with the ‘old guard’ teams, like fellow Green Mountain veteran racers Nick Sweet, Barre; Phil Scott, Middlesex, VT; John Donahue, Graniteville, VT; Dave Whitcomb, Essex Jct., VT; Trampas Demers, Shelburne, VT and Matt White, Northfield, VT.

54th Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic

Cahoon Takes First Thunder Road Win in Memorial Day Classic

 

Tyler Cahoon made his first career Thunder Road Late Model win count on Sunday, May 29, holding off a late charge from Scott Dragon for the victory in the 54th Annual Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic.

 

The Danville veteran took the lead from Matt White on lap 6 of the 100-lap event, just prior to the second and final caution for Brian Tarbell’s hard encounter with the turn one wall. Cahoon pulled out to a big lead in the middle stages, but had to fend off Dragon in the closing laps to secure the win. The former Street Stock Champion became the third driver in the last four years to score his first Thunder Road Late Model victory in the event.


PASS DOUBLE-HEADER RETURNS TO THUNDER ROAD

PASS  DOUBLE-HEADER  RETURNS  TO  THUNDER ROAD

The 54th running of the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT (TR) on Sunday, May 29, 2016 will once again feature a double-header with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) and the American Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models of Thunder Road.


The inaugural race a year ago saw former ACT competitor Joey Doiron from Berwick, Maine tackle the high banks of Thunder Road for a dominant win over a cast of all-star Super Late Model Champion racers, including Mike and Ben Rowe, Johnny Clark, Travis Benjamin and DJ Shaw. This year they will be joined in the 150 lap showdown by Middlebury, Vermont’s Todd Stone, Oxford 250 winner Glen Luce, and Derek Ranstrom from Worcester, MA.