Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Bobby Allison at Make-A-Wish Night

Legend Bobby Allison Coming to Make-A-Wish Night
Thunder Road Also Hosting Annual Run-What-U-Brung

NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will visit the Barre highbanks as Thunder Road will be back in action this Thursday, August 15 with Make-A-Wish night presented by Bond Auto Parts. Allison, one of the winningest drivers in NASCAR history, will be on hand to sign autographs for the fans as part of the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program. The evening will feature three (3) Thunder Road divisions, Late Models, Tigers and double features for the Street Stock plus the annual Run-What-U-Brung.

The Run-What-U-Brung allows the average fan a chance to tame the Barre highbanks in their street legal, registered and inspected vehicle. All they need are long pants, long sleeve shirt, helmet and a pit pass. The elimination match races (one-on-one) are one lap each until only the champion is left standing. Past Run-What-U-Brungs have seen everything from bread trucks to jacked-up trucks to two-door hatchbacks.

29th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro

Bill Davis Pockets $3,000 in M&M Beverage Enduro
Greg Adams Takes Street Stock Special Win

Bill Davis of Monson, MA won his second career M&M Beverage Enduro and pocketed a cool $3,000 at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, August 11. Davis was the only competitor to complete all 200 laps of the thrashing and crashing event.

Don “Dipstick” Tofani led for a good portion of the race before having to pit out of the lead. He recovered to take second with 198 laps completed. Andrew Botala, Mike Cormier, and Nick Gilcris all completed 196 laps and completed the top five. Kelly Miller, Jr., Brandon Gray, Jason Gray, Dan Rae, and Beverly Menard rounded out the top ten.

Greg Adams, Jr. claimed his fifth win of the season in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks 50-lap special. He bested Tommy Smith and Jadon Perry in the top three after apparent third place finisher Garry Bashaw was disqualified for an illegal carburetor in post race tech. Dean Switser, Jr. and Jamie Davis scored top fives. Point leader Bunker Hodgdon, Kyle Streeter, Kevin Dodge, Troy Kingsbury and Joe Fecteau completed the top ten.

WDEV/Calkins Night

Eric Chase Captures First Thunder Road Late Model Win
Williams Takes Tiger Win and Dudley Scores Again on WDEV/Calkins Night

Eric Chase, the Milton, VT helicopter pilot, got a chance to beam in victory lane after 14 years of trying by wiring the Late Model field from the outside pole on WDEV/Calkins Night at Thunder Road on Thursday, August 8.

 Chase was put to the test over the second half of the 50-lap feature by veteran Dave Whitcomb who spent many a lap alongside his Gary Clay Builders No. 40. Whitcomb tucked inside to play a few laps of defense when teenager Emily Packard arrived to contest the top positions. Whitcomb made a final bid on the outside in the final three laps and Packard nosed underneath him to finish 2nd on the final circuit.

 Jason Corliss was a close 4th, followed by fast-closing Scott Payea. Positions 6-10 went to Jamie Fisher, Trampas Demers, Joey M Laquerre, Mike Bailey and Derrick O’Donnell.

 “It’s been a long time coming, Chase said. “It looks easy to do, but it’s not – it’s pretty hard. It’s a big monkey off my back.”