Thunder Road SpeedBowl
ACTion News 4/04/05
Now we’re cookin’! The 3rd Annual ACT Car Show at the University Mall was a great success, thanks to the more than 20 teams that participated, and the overwhelming number of race fans that came to check it all out. If this show was any indication for the “official” car show later this month, just be glad you’re not a judge – not a single car was undeserving of a trophy for “best appearing”.

Thunder Road Champion Michaud Enters Seacoast Late Model Challenge 100
Lee, NH – Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl Champion Cris Michaud of Williamstown, VT has entered the Seacoast Late Model Challenge 100 at Lee USA Speedway, Sunday, April 24. Michaud’s Merchants Bank Ford Taurus will be one of over 40 Late Model stock cars attempting to qualify for the 33-car starting grid in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) season opener.

Michaud finished ninth in the New England Dodge Dealers National 150 at Lee USA Speedway last September, overcoming two flat tires during the event. “Lee is a tough track, and it’s going to be hard to make the show with so many cars competing,” said Michaud, a three-time ACT Late Model Tour winner. “I think that if we qualify for the feature, we’ll have a shot at the win, but we’ll have some tough competition to face on the way. ACT has a lot of very good teams, and (former Lee USA champions) Scott Bonney and Ricky Wolf are great drivers, too.”

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Turns Up The Heat For “Hot Shoe Challenge” In 2005
Barre, VT – The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel “Hot Shoe Challenge” just got a little hotter at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl. Lenny’s has increased its support of feature winners in Thunder Road’s Late Model, NAPA Tiger Sportsman, and Allen Lumber Street Stock racing divisions in 2005, and will not only reward first-time feature winners, but drivers that pick up their second win of the season as well.

“I’m really pleased that Lenny’s is able to support the drivers with the Hot Shoe Challenge Awards and add to the excitement each week,” said Mark McCarthy, Vice President of Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel. “I’ve been a Thunder Road fan for a long time. It’s such a big part of local sports in Vermont, and our employees look forward to being involved in the awards presentations and meeting the winning drivers each week.”