Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Casella Waste Management Night

John Donahue Scores Thunder Road Win on Casella Night

Graniteville’s John Donahue captured his 14th career Thunder Road Late Model win during Casella Waste Management Night on Thursday, June 19. Donahue started fifth in the 22 car field and battled late in the 50-lap event with rookie driver Eric Badore. Thunder Road has not seen a repeat winner yet this season as across its three divisions there have been 12 different feature winners.

Badore and Donahue swapped the lead several times over the late stages of the event, but the veteran got the edge over the last several laps. Donahue and Badore were followed across the line by another rookie in Josh Demers to complete the podium. Phil Scott and a third rookie in Jason Allen completed the top five. Cody Blake, Eric Chase, Nick Sweet, Dave Pembroke and Trampas Demers rounded out the top ten.


VP Racing to Present Vermont Governorís Cup

VP Racing to Present Vermont Governor’s Cup

Officials with the American Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road Speedbowl today announced VP Small Engine Fuel will be the presenting sponsor of the 35th running of the Vermont Governor’s Cup 150.  VP Small Engine Fuel, an ethanol-free fuel formulated by VP Racing Fuels, provides easier, more dependable starts for chain saws, generators, leaf/snow blowers, string trimmers and other outdoor power equipment.

“As the official supplier of race fuel for Thunder Road and all the ACT sanctioned events in the Northeast and Canada, we are happy to be involved with the prestigious Vermont Governor’s Cup,” said Jim Kelly, Regional Manager-Eastern North America for VP Racing Fuels.  “Northern New England and the Canadian province of Quebec are ideal markets for VP Small Engine Fuel. The Vermont Governor’s Cup provides a great opportunity to introduce to race fans the finest small engine fuel on the market.”


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.