Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials announced today that Allen Lumber Company has signed a multi-year agreement to return as the title sponsor for the track’s Street Stock class. The upcoming 2018 season will be the 26th consecutive year that the Vermont-based company has been associated with the Street Stocks.
Allen Lumber Company is one of the longest-running continuous entitlement sponsors at Thunder Road. They began their sponsorship of the Street Stocks in 1989 when it was an eight-cylinder division. After a one-year association with the Flying Tigers in 1992, they resumed their partnership with the Street Stocks in 1993 when it became a four-cylinder class.
For many years, the Allen Lumber Street Stocks have been one of the most popular entry-level divisions in New England. The division is coming off a 2017 season that featured a four-way championship battle entering the final event and a large influx of drivers are anticipated from the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warrior class for 2018.
“Allen Lumber Company is proud to have been the sponsor of the Street Stocks at Thunder Road for the past 25 years,” Allen Lumber Treasurer Burnie Allen said. “Allen Lumber appreciates the ongoing patronage of both the drivers and the fans.”
Allen Lumber is a fifth-generation building supply company with four Vermont locations in Barre, Montpelier, Waitsfield, and St. Johnsbury. It was founded in 1888 by Stillman Allen, making it one of the oldest family-owned businesses in the state. In addition to lumber and building materials, they sell tools, windows, doors, and kitchen and bath fixtures. They also provide professional design consultation for both new building construction and remodeling.