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Thunder Road to Host NASCAR Star

Thunder Road to Host NASCAR Star

Clint Bowyer to Race in VT Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup 

Thunder Road officials announced this morning that NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer will be participating in the Vermont Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup at Barre VT’s Thunder Road on Thursday, July 11. 

Bowyer, who currently sits fourth overall on the Sprint Cup Series, will pilot a Crazy Horse racing Toyota Camry in the 150-lap event.  His car will be painted to match his #15 Michael Waltrip racing ride that he currently drives in NASCAR’s top division.

“I think Clint Bowyer is about as ‘old school’ a racer as NASCAR has,’” said long-time Thunder Road Promoter Tom Curley.  “To have guys like Tony Stewart and now Bowyer come to the Governor’s Cup race at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” is a great thing for our fans and teams at Thunder Road,” he finished. 


Thunder Road's Memorial Day Classic Postponed

Thunder Road’s Memorial Day Classic Postponed

The 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic at Barre’s Thunder Road scheduled for Sunday, May 26 has been postponed to Monday, May 27 for a Memorial Day special due to inclement weather.

The Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic will serve as the first race of the Vermont State Championship Series as well as the first point-counting event for the King of the Road Title at Thunder Road.  The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will continue their point battles, along with a special first-time appearance from the Devil’s Bowl Dirt Modifieds. 

Camping will still be allowed at Thunder Road for the weekend, starting at noon on Friday, May 24.

Post time will be 1:30pm for The 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Monday, May 27. 

Thunder Road Practice Cancelled

Thunder Road Practice Cancelled 

An all division practice at Barre’s Thunder Road scheduled for Wednesday evening (May 22) has been canceled due to impending weather. 

The practice was schedule for Wednesday in preparation for the 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic, which is slated to run this Sunday, May 26.  The annual event will begin the title chase for the Late Model King of the Road, as well as continue the point battle for the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks.  It is also the first race of the four-race Vermont State Championship Series, and will include a special first appearance from the Devil’s Bowl Dirt Modified division.

Post time for the event will be 1:30pm.  Pits will open at 8am. Front gate will be open at 10am.  Adult admission will be $15, children 12 and under $3, and a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) will be $30.