Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Persistent Rain Forces Postponement of Thunder Road Harvest Equipment Event

Persistent Rain Forces Postponement of Thunder Road Harvest Equipment Event

 

Persistent rain showers have forced the postponement of the Harvest Equipment event at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road scheduled for Sunday, June 12. A make-up date is to be determined.

 

Despite multiple efforts to dry the racing surface for the event, which was originally scheduled for May 22, the rains returned each time. All grandstand admission tickets and pit passes purchased for the event will be honored at Casella Waste Management Night, on Thursday, June 16.

 

Casella Night will kick off Thunder Road’s 57th season of Thursday night racing. The event features a full card of action for the Thunder Road Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks. Post time is 7:00pm. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).


YOUNG STARS ARRIVE AT THUNDER ROAD FOR HARVEST EQUIPMENT EVENT

YOUNG STARS ARRIVE AT THUNDER ROAD FOR HARVEST EQUIPMENT EVENT

 The popular win in the 54th running of the Memorial Day Classic,by Tyler Cahoon, Danville, VT was a sign of the emergence of another group of young talent that has arrived at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement”, Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT.

Cahoon may have won the race, but Thunder Road and race fans also look like winners with the group of talented young teams who have recently become competitive with the ‘old guard’ teams, like fellow Green Mountain veteran racers Nick Sweet, Barre; Phil Scott, Middlesex, VT; John Donahue, Graniteville, VT; Dave Whitcomb, Essex Jct., VT; Trampas Demers, Shelburne, VT and Matt White, Northfield, VT.

54th Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic

Cahoon Takes First Thunder Road Win in Memorial Day Classic

 

Tyler Cahoon made his first career Thunder Road Late Model win count on Sunday, May 29, holding off a late charge from Scott Dragon for the victory in the 54th Annual Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic.

 

The Danville veteran took the lead from Matt White on lap 6 of the 100-lap event, just prior to the second and final caution for Brian Tarbell’s hard encounter with the turn one wall. Cahoon pulled out to a big lead in the middle stages, but had to fend off Dragon in the closing laps to secure the win. The former Street Stock Champion became the third driver in the last four years to score his first Thunder Road Late Model victory in the event.