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2013 Banquet of Champions

O’Donnell, Fleury, Hodgdon Honored at Banquet of Champions

Thunder Road International Speedbowl honored its 2013 Champions with the annual Banquet of Champions at the Barre Elks Club on Saturday, November 30. Rookie Derrick O’Donnell received the top honors in the Late Model division, while Shawn Fleury and Bunker Hodgdon claimed the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stock Championships respectively.

O’Donnell of North Haverhill, NH was dominant in his first season behind the wheel of a Late Model at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.” He claimed his first career Late Model win in the first point counting event of the season on Memorial Day weekend. He took home another victory just a few weeks later. And to cap it off, the former Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Champion became the first rookie driver to claim a Late Model “King of the Road” title.

2013 Banquet of Champions

2013 Thunder Road Banquet of Champions

Thunder Road competitors will be honored in the 2013 Banquet of Champions at the Barre Elks Club on Saturday, November 30. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Wednesday, November 20. The order form can be found in the forms section to the left.

Derrick O’Donnell will be crowned the 2013 “King of the Road” for his Late Model Championship. He became the first ever rookie to claim the Late Model title at the quarter mile.

Shawn Fleury will be honored for his third career Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen title; the most for any driver in the 32 season history of the division.

Bunker Hodgdon takes the top honors for the Allen Lumber Street Stocks after securing his first career Street Stock championship this season.

The banquet will recognize the top ten from each of the three divisions plus special awards and will also feature dinner and dancing.


ACT Introduces KONI Shock Option for 2014

American Canadian Tour Introduces KONI Shock Option in 2014

The American Canadian Tour (ACT) has announced that they have entered an agreement with KONI, one of the largest suppliers of shocks around the world, to introduce an additional shock option beginning in 2014. The shock which will be admitted to the approved ACT shock program is the new KON 30-7499.

Jim Ryan, automotive sales manager for KONI USA said, “KONI has enjoyed a successful relationship with the American Canadian Tour for over a decade. We were happy to enter a discussion on how we might be able to help racers from both the weekly affiliate tracks and the two touring series. The mission was to provide a shock that would in effect ‘tie down’ the front end of the race car while keeping within the ACT cost conscience business model. After a testing session last month, we were all very happy with the results, and KONI will begin the manufacturing process immediately.”