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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. 

Merchants Bank 150 Opens 54th Season at Thunder Road

Merchants Bank 150 Opens 54th Season At Thunder Road

Car Show Returns to Barre

The snow is finally melting as race teams and fans prepare for the first real sign of springtime: The 15th Annual Merchants Bank 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road on the weekend of April 27/28. 

The race serves as the opening point-counting event for the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks, but will also bring in the stars of the American Canadian Tour to challenge the local Late Model division.  Last season fans saw 8-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar pick up his second win of the season at the Nation’s Site of Excitement, with eventual ACT champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. on his tail.  Helliwell will be looking to score the victory at his home track, but he joins a long list of favorites to steal the opening event.

Thunder Road Late Model Practice Cancelled

Thunder Road Late Model Practice Cancelled

The Late Model practice scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at Thunder Road has been cancelled due to inclement weather.  Late Model practice tires will still be available from 5-6pm by appointment at (802) 244-6963.  An all division practice at Thunder Road is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17.

The American Canadian Tour will kickoff their season this weekend April 13/14 at Lee USA Speedway in Lee, NH while Thunder Road divisions will see their season opener at the Nation’s Site of Excitement at the Merchants Bank 150 on April 27/28.  A practice for Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will be held at Thunder Road next Wednesday, April 17 from 4-7pm.  Gates will open at 3pm.  Teams can also pick up practice tires at the Thunder Road tire barn on Tuesday, April 16th from 5-7pm.