Thunder Road SpeedBowl
500 Fever - Reason #8

500 Fever


 (over the next four weeks leading up to the ‘500’ weekend there will be two or three ‘top ten’ reasons to be excited about this event---check back often over the next few weeks and you too will catch  the ‘500 Fever’ ----)

# 8 in the TOP 10 Reasons to be excited about the ACT International 500


The anatomy of putting together a major event promotion like the ‘ACT International 500’ on July 20-21 this summer begins with putting numbers together.

·        What is the cost to do this kind of event?

·        How much can you expect fans to pay?

·        What will be a great financial draw for race teams?

·         What kind of realistic projection can you expect for attendance on both the grandstand side and pit side?

·        What other prices are you competing with in the market for similar racing or other sporting events? 



You get the idea.  The research shows that putting on big short track events is financially pretty high risk---but the business of short track is all about risk and reward.  It is also about balancing costs and revenues for fans and competitors, hopefully with a reasonable profit at the end of the promotion.  After all, short tracks are a business, and to stay in business, I am sure you all know that businesses have to make a profit!

Thunder Road Events Rescheduled

Thunder Road Reschedules Rainouts
Harvest and Fairpoint Events Become Sunday Shows

Thunder Road International Speedbowl officials have announced the rescheduling of the Harvest Equipment and the Fairpoint Communications rained-out events as special Sunday evening shows.

The Harvest Equipment event, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, June 16 has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 4th. The Fairpoint Communications event, from Thursday, June 27, will be on Sunday, August 18th. Both shows will feature racing action from the Thunder Road Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and the Allen Lumber Street Stocks with 6:00pm post times.


Thunder Road Fairpoint Communications Night Postponed

Due to rain the Fairpoint Communications event scheduled for Thursday, June 27 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT has been postponed. The event will be made up at a later date that will be announced soon.

Many of the Thunder Road Late Model stars will make the trip to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT tomorrow, Friday, June 28, for the second leg of the Vermont State Late Model Championship. Post time is 7:00pm.

Thunder Road will be back in action next Thursday, July 4 for the Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Fireworks event. The evening will see the Thunder Road Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and the Rough Riders in action. It will also feature a Kids Poster Contest during intermission. The event will be capped off with an amazing display of fireworks. Post time is 6:30pm.