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Thunder Road Practice Cancelled

Thunder Road Practice Cancelled 

An all division practice at Barre’s Thunder Road scheduled for Wednesday evening (May 22) has been canceled due to impending weather. 

The practice was schedule for Wednesday in preparation for the 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic, which is slated to run this Sunday, May 26.  The annual event will begin the title chase for the Late Model King of the Road, as well as continue the point battle for the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks.  It is also the first race of the four-race Vermont State Championship Series, and will include a special first appearance from the Devil’s Bowl Dirt Modified division.

Post time for the event will be 1:30pm.  Pits will open at 8am. Front gate will be open at 10am.  Adult admission will be $15, children 12 and under $3, and a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) will be $30. 

Lenny's Teams Up with Thunder Road for 2013 Season

Lenny’s Teams Up with Thunder Road for 2013 Season

Barre’s own Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel has teamed up with Thunder Road to renew the Lenny’s Hot Shoe Challenge Award, which awards extra money to racers for feature victories at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.”

The Hot Shoe Challenge Award will give a cash bonus of $150 to a Late Model driver who wins their first race of the season, as well as $100 for Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and $50 for the Allen Lumber Street Stocks.  For the driver’s second win, they will receive half the amount of their first.  Checks and an embroidered Lenny’s hat are given during the pre-race ceremonies of the next event. 

Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic Kicks Off Chase for King of the Road

Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic Kicks Off Chase for King of the Road

Vermont State Late Model Champion Series Begins 

The 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, May 26 will be the kickoff event in the search for the next King of the Road in the premiere Late Model stock car division.

Barre’s own Nick Sweet will look to defend his Late Model title and win his third championship in five years in Thunder Road’s top-flight division.

“It’s a fresh start for us, and we know we’ve got to bring our A game to this race and every one after it,” said Sweet, who earned four victories in last year’s title chase. “My team and I can’t wait to get started,” he finished.