Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Clint Bowyer Returns for VT Governor's Cup

NASCAR Star Clint Bowyer Returning to Governor’s Cup
Governor’s Cup Date Changed to Thursday, July 10

Thunder Road International Speedbowl announced today that NASCAR Sprint Cup star Clint Bowyer from Emporia, Kansas has asked to return for another shot at the famous high banks of Thunder Road. Bowyer raced in the 2013 Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 for the first time. His goal was to have better results than the previous “Cup” visitor, Tony Stewart, who finished 16th. “I want to tackle that ¼ mile again. I didn’t have enough time to figure out the fourth turn, but I learned a lot last year about it, and I really want to get back there--the teams and fans were fun to be around,” said Bowyer.

The original date for the VT Governor’s Cup of Thursday, June 26 has been switched to Thursday, July 10th to coincide with the NASCAR Sprint Cup event being held that weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.  Thursday, June 26 will now be a regular Thursday night race program.


POSTPONED

Thunder Road’s Harvest Equipment Night Postponed

Thunder Road officials have announced the postponement of the Harvest Equipment event scheduled for Thursday, June 12 due to rain. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 22 with a post time of 6:00pm.

Just two races into the season sophomore driver Jason Corliss continues to lead former champions Nick Sweet and Dave Pembroke by just four points in the Late Model standings. Just two events into their fifteen race schedule, no one can be counted out of the “King of the Road” battle.


FairPoint Communications Night

Joey Laquerre Claims 14th Thunder Road LM Win

Longtime veteran of Thunder Road stock car racing, Joey Laquerre of East Montpelier earned his 14th career Late Model feature win during FairPoint Communications night on Thursday, June 5. It was the first Thunder Road Thursday night event of 2014.  Laquerre held off both Shawn Fleury and Brett Gervais during multiple restarts to claim the win and move into a tie for fourth on the all-time Thunder Road Late Model wins list.

Fleury and Gervais finished second and third respectively in the caution plagued 50-lap event. Dave Pembroke appeared to have the fastest car on the track at one point but couldn’t find room to get to the front after several caution periods near the end of the event. He settled for fourth followed by Brooks Clark. Nick Sweet, Derrick O’Donnell, Josh Demers, Jason Corliss and Kyle Pembroke completed the top ten.