Thunder Road SpeedBowl
2015 Harvest Equipment Night
O'Donnell to Resume Threepeat Drive on Thursday Night
The 56th Thursday night opener at Barre, VT's Thunder Road rolls to the line on June 11 at 6:30pm with Harvest Equipment Night featuring Kids Rides. With it, N. Haverhill, NH's Derrick O'Donnell resumes his drive for history.

The two-time defending “King of the Road” is seeking to become only the second driver in Thunder Road history to win three straight top-division championships. Chuck Beede won the first three Late Model titles from 1992-1994.


2015 Harvest Equipment Night

Thunder Road Set to Host 56th Thursday Night Opener

The cars and stars of Barre, VT's Thunder Road Speedbowl are set to host the first Thursday night event of the 2015 season on June 11 with Harvest Equipment Night. The event marks the 56th Thursday opener at the “Nation's Site of Excitement”, where summer Thursday night stock car racing has been a tradition since the track opened in 1960.

 The first Thursday night event of the year will also see the annual Kid's Rides. Kids 12 and under will have the opportunity to ride along in a Thunder Road Late Model, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman, or Allen Lumber Street Stock around the high banks.

2015 Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic

O’Donnell Begins Threepeat Quest with Memorial Day Classic Triumph

Two-time defending Thunder Road “King of the Road” Derrick O’Donnell began his quest for a threepeat in dominating fashion with a win in the Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100 on Sunday, May 24.

N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell quickly got to the front from his third starting position, moving around polesitter Nick Sweet on the outside to take the lead on lap eight. The 2013 Memorial Day Classic winner drew out to a big lead, but run into two-by-two lapped traffic at the halfway point of the caution-free race, allowing Milton, VT’s Scott Dragon to catch him.