The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers are set for round two of the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series this Thursday, July 20 as part of FairPoint Communications Night. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road enters the heart of its midsummer schedule this Thursday, July 20 with FairPoint Communications Night. As the season nears its halfway point, many teams will be jockeying for championship position in what is shaping up to be an action-packed evening of racing.
Round two of the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers will highlight the full card of racing. The extended distance feature will award both Triple Crown and Thunder Road weekly points, putting a premium on a good performance for all contenders.
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials have announced that the track will host Amanda Pelkey Night this Thursday, July 20 as part of FairPoint Communications Night. The Montpelier native will be honored with a send-off ceremony as she prepares to begin training for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea with the United States Women’s National Ice Hockey team.
Pelkey began her hockey career with the Barre Youth Sports Association and was a member of the Junior Women’s Hockey League throughout her high school years, first with the Boston Shamrocks of Massachusetts and later with the North American Hockey Academy of Stowe, Vt. She attended the University of Vermont (UVM) from 2011 to 2015 and holds all of the school’s women’s ice hockey scoring records.
Trampas Demers (bottom left) celebrates his Vermont Governor’s Cup win with his crew at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday, July 13. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, Vt. – South Burlington’s Trampas Demers earned one of the biggest Thunder Road Late Model wins of his career on Thursday, July 13, taking the lead for good from Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien with 10 laps remaining and holding on to win the 38th Vermont Governor’s Cup presented by VP Racing Fuels.
With NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch in the field and a massive crowd in attendance, it was the veteran Demers who stole the show in a wild, back-and-forth race. Demers led eight laps in the early going before dropping back in the pack as Blainville, QC’s Jonathan Bouvrette and Milton’s Scott Dragon set the pace.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott (#14VT) is expected to be one of the biggest challengers to NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch in the Vermont Governor’s Cup this Thursday, July 13. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, Vt. – The 38th Vermont Governor’s Cup presented by VP Racing Fuels rolls to the line at Barre’s Thunder Road this Thursday, July 13. NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch and Vermont Governor Phil Scott are expected to lead a talented field of Late Model racers going for the victory in one of the biggest races of the year on the high banks.
Las Vegas, Nevada’s Busch will make his first visit to Thunder Road looking to add to a résumé that includes the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, the 2009 Xfinity Series Championship, and hundreds of race wins on tracks across North America. He would be the first NASCAR driver to emerge victorious in an event that has seen stars such as Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, and Ken Schrader in the line-up over the years.
The biggest stars of the Thunder Road Late Models will take on NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch this Thursday, July 13 in the 38th Vermont Governor’s Cup presented by VP Racing Fuels. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road drivers and fans are buzzing in anticipation of the 38th Vermont Governor’s Cup presented by VP Racing Fuels this Thursday, July 13. NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch is gearing up for his first trip to the Barre high banks and will take on the stars of the Thunder Road Late Models for 150 laps of green-flag action.
Las Vegas, Nevada’s Busch has 38 victories in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and was the 2015 series champion. With more than 170 wins in NASCAR’s top three national touring series, he is one of the most accomplished drivers ever to visit the quarter-mile oval and will look for his first victory at the famed speedway.
The Burnett Scrap Metal Road Warriors will hold their first Thunder Road event of the season at Fairpoint Communications Night on Thursday, July 20. (file photo)
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials and Burnett Scrap Metals, LLC announced today that they have reached an agreement for the company to become the title sponsor of the Road Warrior division. The Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors will make their season debut on Thursday, July 20 as part of Fairpoint Communications Night.
New team registrations are arriving on a regular basis for the entry-level division, which will be for four-cylinder front wheel drive stock cars. The revived division previously competed at Thunder Road from 2003 to 2011 under the “Junkyard Warriors” name.