Thunder Road SpeedBowl
ACTion News 2/28/05
Countdown to Race-A-Rama, as of February 28: 4 days.

Countdown to University Mall ACT Car Show: 32 days. (Brent Dragon's #55 and Jean-Paul Cyr's #32 at last year's show, left)

Countdown to ACT Late Model Tour opener at Lee USA Speedway: 55 days.

Countdown to Merchants Bank 150 Thunder Road season opener, potentially the day of the first Warrior flip: 62 days.

See race fans? It’s not that far away. Race-A-Rama at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA will kick things off this weekend, Friday through Sunday. Stop by the ACT booth and catch up with rookie “Joey Pole” Polewarczyk (Polewarczyk's proposed '05 paint scheme, right) and hot dog David Avery, who set ACT Nation on its head with a near-win in the New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl last October.

Mekkelsen RV To Present 40th Annual Memorial Day Classic At Thunder Road
Waterbury, VT – Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl officials are pleased to announce that Mekkelsen RV, Vermont’s largest and oldest RV dealer, will present the 40th annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic, on Sunday, May 29.

Mekkelsen RV has been a proud supporter of Thunder Road since 1994, and has presented the Memorial Day Classic since 1996. “It has been an awesome relationship,” said Bruce Mekkelsen, President of Mekkelsen RV. “Weekend camping is a huge part of Thunder Road’s tradition, and we know that our guests at Mekkelsen RV are often the very same folks that are at Thunder Road every week in the summer.”

ACTion News 2/14/05
Happy Valentines Day, everybody! Love is in the air, and, lately, so are congratulations in this column space. For the second week in a row, a hearty “atta-boy” is in order. This time, it’s for our very own Tom Curley, President of the American-Canadian Tour and Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl. Last Thursday, Mr. Curley was honored in Lake Mary, FL by the more than 1,000 members of Racing Promotion Monthly (RPM) as the 2004 Auto Racing Promoter of the Year, the highest honor among short track promoters. Curley was earlier named New England Regional Promoter of the Year, and entered onto the final ballot for the ARPY. The nomination was his third, and he beat out some tough customers, including former ARPY winner Bob Lawton of Boone (Iowa) Speedway fame.