Thunder Road SpeedBowl
30th M&M Beverage Enduro

M&M Beverage Enduro Returns to Thunder Road

This Sunday, August 3 will see the 30th running of the M&M Beverage Enduro 200 at Barre’s Thunder Road. The “People’s Race” as it has become known features 200 laps of thrashing and crashing with no cautions. Over 50 drivers have already signed up for the event, including several notable Thunder Road competitors.

At 68 years of age, Don “Dipstick” Tofani of Plainfield has become a staple of the “People’s Race” and even won back in 1987. He has competed in every one of the 29 previous events and finished second in last year’s race.

Other notable entries include two former Thunder Road Late Model competitors in Jeff Spooner of Essex and Bob Eldred of Waterbury. Eldred claimed a top 20 in the 2013 running of the event.


WDEV/Calkins Night

Thunder Road Hits Home Stretch with WDEV/Calkins Night

Barre’s own Thunder Road International Speedbowl hits the home stretch for its 2014 season this Thursday, July 31 with WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilets night. Thursday night will close out the month of July leaving just four more Thursdays plus the Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic in August to decide the 2014 Late Model “King of the Road.”

Two-time Late Model Champion and 2014 Vermont Governor’s Cup winner Nick Sweet of Barre currently sits atop the standings by a slim three-point lead over another two-time “King of the Road” Dave Pembroke. Pembroke is looking toward this Thursday to claim his first win of the season and erase the three-point deficit. Defending Thunder Road track champion Derrick O’Donnell and this year’s Times-Argus Mid-Season Champion Trampas Demers ride just eight points behind Pembroke, while outstanding rookie driver Eric Badore holds the final top five spot.


Safelite Auto Glass Night

Jason Corliss Takes Second Thunder Road Late Model Win

Barre’s Jason Corliss claimed his second career Thunder Road Late Model win and became the first repeat winner in the division for 2014 during Safelite Auto Glass night on Thursday, July 24. Corliss came from the ninth starting spot and got under Lt. Governor Phil Scott late in the 50 lap event to gain the lead and eventually the win.

Young Kyle Pembroke led early in the race until relinquishing the lead to Brett Gervais on a restart just past halfway. Gervais then held the lead until losing control on a lap 32 restart handing the lead to Scott. Corliss ran down Scott and took over the lead with under 15 to go. He cruised to the win over the final laps. Derrick O’Donnell also got by Scott to claim second. Kyle Pembroke took fourth and Eric Badore completed the top five.

Nick Sweet, Scott Dragon, Dave Pembroke, Josh Demers and Joey Laquerre rounded out the top ten. The event saw just four cautions.