Nick Sweet prevails in Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model thriller at Thunder Road
Barre, Vermont – Hometown stock car racer Nick Sweet nailed down his first Super Late Model race win on Friday night, holding off Quebec competitor and fellow former Milk Bowl winner Patrick Laperle in an outstanding 150-lap Pro All Stars Series Super Late Model main event, highlighting Northfield Savings Bank Night Before The Milk Bowl action at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont.
PASS to Tackle High Banks Again at Memorial Day Classic
Barre, VT – The Thunder returns to Barre on Sunday, May 27 at 1:30pm as Thunder Road wraps up the month of May with the 56th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. With the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models joining the hometown Thunder Road favorites as part of a 5-division card, a big holiday afternoon of racing is in store as the 59th season of competition kicks into high gear.
Community Bank N.A. 150 Postponed Due to Ground Conditions
American Canadian Tour
Barre, VT – Thunder Road Speedbowl and American-Canadian Tour (ACT) officials have announced the postponement of the Community Bank N.A. 150 due to poor ground conditions at the facility. The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 6 at 1:30pm.
With just days remaining before the originally scheduled event date, Thunder Road is still feeling the effects of a seemingly never-ending winter. Despite the warmer conditions of the past few days, significant amounts of snow, water, and frost remain at the track, making it unpassable for teams and fans. With rain in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday that will likely worsen the situation, the decision was made to reschedule the event.
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Bryan Searles, driver of the #07 kart from Presque, ME. Is ready for the snow to melt and go racing. “Just chilling back and preparing for next season. I’ve been going to boys scouts and trying to earn some merit badges. Other than that I’ve been playing video games and riding snow sled.”
The #07 plans to be victorious in the 2018 race season? I hope to get first place in every single race and the XXX series and the Halloween Howler. And just to have fun.
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Bryan Searles, of Presque Isle, Maine competed in 4 different series at 3 different race tracks (Thundering Valley Raceway – Richmond Karting Speedway, and Spud Speedway) during the 2017 race season. Driving the #07 Bryan was able to win two championships. One at Spud Speedway, the other at Thundering Valley. Then round off the season with a second place in the RKS “XXX” Series and a 6th for overall points in the RKS regular season. “It feels like I worked really hard to get here and that everyone has been really kind and helpful. Everyone has been really good competition for me and that’s helpful since I want to go to NASCAR someday.”
With all the races he ran this past season Bryans highlight came during a night race at RKS, “One of my most memorable moments from this year was, my first win at RKS, was that I won the first triple X race.”
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Bryan Searles of Presque Isle, Maine is one of the new rising stars in the Richmond Karting Speedway “XXX” Series. In the first night race of the season Bryan got his first career win at RKS, “It felt good. I had to really work for that one because everyone is so competitive there.”
On Friday night July 28th the drivers will return to RKS for race number 2, in the “XXX” series, to once again race under the lights. “It’s fun to drive under the lights. It’s not as hot. The night race is cooler and the day race is much hotter. My kart handles better in the night time. ”