Thunder Road SpeedBowl
MacDonald Files Late Entry to Merchants Bank 150

MacDonald Files Late Entry to Merchants Bank 150 

Eddie MacDonald, a two-time New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner with the American Canadian Tour (ACT), has entered the Merchants Bank 150 at Thunder Road this Sunday, April 28, adding to a star-studded entry list for Thunder Road’s season opening event.

MacDonald, who finished third at the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup ACT season opener, has a long racing resume in New England. He currently races on the K&N East Tour as well as ACT. 

“The team is very busy preparing the car for this weekend’s race,” said MacDonald.  “It was great to come out of the gate with a podium last weekend at Lee, so we can’t wait to head to Thunder Road,” he finished.

Street Stock/Tiger Top Contenders

Allen Lumber Street Stock and Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Top Contenders

Bunker Hodgdon – After two straight years in third position in the final point standings, Hodgdon looks ready to make the jump. The former Junkyard Warrior Champion remains in the 2011 championship car, and with a year of bonding between the two, may have his best shot at the title ever in 2013.  Hodgdon can be aggressive when he needs to be, and with the right amount of consistency, will look to capture his first Street Stock crown in 2013. 

Tommy Smith – Tommy “Thunder” has the longest history in the Street Stock division of anyone, and the most decorated, too.  He has amassed 25 victories - 11 more than any other driver - and has come close to winning championships before.  He’s fresh off a fourth-place, three win, season last year, and will look to capitalize on his momentum in the same car in 2013. 

Pit Notes for April 17 Practice

Pit Notes for April 17 Practice

For the first time in nearly six months, engines came to life atop Quarry hill in Barre, VT for an all division practice on a beautiful Wednesday (April 17) afternoon at Thunder Road.  Nearly 50 stock cars took advantage of the three-hour practice session.

Approximately twenty Late Models were on hand, including Rookie of the Year contenders Jason Corliss, Josh Demers, and Kyle Pembroke.  Many of the Late Models sported new paint jobs, like former Champions Dave Whitcomb, Phil Scott, and Dave Pembroke.  Approximately a dozen Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen were on hand, as well as about a dozen Allen Lumber Street Stocks.  Two Devil’s Bowl Speedway Modifieds also attended the practice in preparation for their special event at the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 26.