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Cody Chevrolet-Cadillac

Cody Chevrolet Continues as Official Pace Car of Thunder Road

Cody Chevrolet-Cadillac of Montpelier, VT has been supplying the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” with a pace car since Thunder Road’s first decade of existence in the 1960’s. Cody is Central Vermont’s premier Chevy and Cadillac supplier. While the cars (both the pace car and the race cars following it) have changed, Cody’s support of stock car racing has not.

“Cody Chevrolet-Cadillac is proud to be the Official Pace Car of Thunder Road since the 1960s,” said General Manager of Cody Chevrolet-Cadillac, Robert Cody II.

They have been there for nearly all the memorable moments on the Barre high-banks and on one occasion were center stage. In 1998, Thunder Road legend Dave Dion hit the Cody Chevrolet Pace Car while exiting pit road during Busch North action. The incident became one of the most talked-about moments in the quarter-mile’s now 54 season history.

Allen Lumber Company

Allen Lumber Back for 27th Thunder Road Season

The Allen Lumber Company will once again be the division sponsor for the four-cylinder Street Stocks at Barre’s Thunder Road in 2014. It will be their 27th season sponsoring the entry level division. The family owned and operated company joined the Thunder Road family back in 1988.

“By far the best bang for our bucks is spent year in and year out with our affiliation with Thunder Road. Allen Lumber Company is proud to have sponsored the Street Stock division for 27 seasons,” said Burnie Allen, Treasurer of the lumber and building materials company.

2013 Banquet of Champions

O’Donnell, Fleury, Hodgdon Honored at Banquet of Champions

Thunder Road International Speedbowl honored its 2013 Champions with the annual Banquet of Champions at the Barre Elks Club on Saturday, November 30. Rookie Derrick O’Donnell received the top honors in the Late Model division, while Shawn Fleury and Bunker Hodgdon claimed the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stock Championships respectively.

O’Donnell of North Haverhill, NH was dominant in his first season behind the wheel of a Late Model at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.” He claimed his first career Late Model win in the first point counting event of the season on Memorial Day weekend. He took home another victory just a few weeks later. And to cap it off, the former Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Champion became the first rookie driver to claim a Late Model “King of the Road” title.