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Acting Governor Takes First Win at Thunder Road in 2013

Acting Governor Takes First Win at Thunder Road in 2013

Moodie, Davis Pick Up Feature Victories

With Governor Peter Shumlin out of town, Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott took the first victory for a Vermont Acting Governor in state history in the 50-lap Late Model Feature at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday night, June 20, adding his 28th win to his resume as the track’s all time winningest driver.  A pair of Milton, VT competitors, Scott Payea and Jean-Paul Cyr, completed the podium. 

Barre’s own Jim Morris led the early part of the race, holding off attacks from Scott and pole-sitter Blair Bessett until a series of wild cautions mid-race sent cars spinning all over the track.  Morris would withstand several restarts before Scott took over, powering to the victory ahead of a mad dash for second place.  Payea and Cyr made it ahead of the fray to pick up second and third.  Cyr was followed by co-point leader Dave Pembroke in fourth, and “Hurricane” Jamie Fisher in the top five. 


Rough Riders Prepare for Thunder Road Debut

Rough Riders Prepare for Thunder Road Debut 

When Thursday night events start at Barre’s Thunder Road this Thursday, June 20, there will be a new twist on the Nation’s Site of Excitement’s racing card: The Rough Riders are coming to town. 

The Rough Riders, are a division of 6-cylinder cars, ten years old or older, designed to introduce competitors to racing in a way that is cheap, simple, and most of all, fun.  The cars will be painted with family friendly themes, and will have their first event of 2013 on the high banks this Thursday, June 20. 

Part of the fun will be some good old-fashioned father-son competition from the most recent pair of entries sent in by Justin and Randy Johnson.  Justin, who is just 18 years of age, will be racing with his father Randy for the first time.


Kids Night at Thunder Road Postponed

Kids Night at Thunder Road Postponed

Thunder Road officials have announced that Kids Night presented by Harvest Equipment scheduled for Sunday, June 16 has been postponed due to inclement weather. A make-up date is to be announced.

The planned event was set to include kids rides in race cars, as well as free admission and a free hot dog for children 12 and under.  A full card of stock car racing from the top flight Late Model division will join these special events on the make up date, along with the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks.

Thunder Road is back in action for the first Thursday night of the summer this Thursday, June 20 presented by Casella Waste Management.  All three divisions will be in championship action, along with the return of the famed Rough Rider division, a division of 6-cylinder, fun-for-the- whole-family, cars that will join the schedule of racing action.  Post time will be 6:30PM.