Corliss Ready to Defend Milk Bowl Title

Corliss lays a kiss on Miss Vermont Milk Bowl after capturing the 55th running of the event last October. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, VT – One year after scoring the biggest win of his Late Model career, Jason Corliss is ready to do it all again. With just days remaining before the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank, the hometown racer and his Burnett Motorsports team are hard at work preparing for this year’s edition of the “Toughest Short Track Race in North America”.

Many of the top American-Canadian Tour (ACT)-type Late Model racers will be in Barre on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. But perhaps none has accomplished more than Corliss over the last two seasons, with his victory in the $10,000+-to-win Milk Bowl last October the crown jewel.


Late Model Championship Comes Down to Jet Service/Accura Night

Scott Dragon (#16VT), Trampas Demers (#85VT), and Jason Corliss (background) sit just 10 points apart and will decide the “King of the Road” at Jet Service/Accura Night. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, VT – The fight for the “King of the Road” title has come down to the final Thursday night event of the season — and it may come down to the final lap as well.

Thunder Road’s 2018 Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model champion will be crowned Thursday, August 23 on Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing Night. Scott Dragon, Jason Corliss, and Trampas Demers sit just 10 points apart in what has been one of the most compelling championship battles during the track’s 59-year history. Each will be going all-out to take home the title for themselves and for their team.


Tigers Open Triple Crown Series at Special Friday Night Event

Thunder Road’s famed Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers will have a special 75-lap event this Friday, June 8 in the Myers Container Services Triple Crown Series opener. (Daniel Holben photo)

Barre, VT – The weekly racing season for Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl arrives this Friday, June 8 with Capitol City Automart Night. The special Friday night event marks the unofficial start of summer in central Vermont as racing engines roar to life under the lights.

The event will be one of the biggest of the year for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers. The famed division opens the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series on Friday with a 75-lap main event. It is the second year for the 3-race series after a successful debut in 2017.


PASS Doubleheader Weekend Begins At Concord And Ends At Thunder Road

PASS Doubleheader Weekend Begins At Concord And Ends At Thunder Road

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 23) – A busy Memorial Day weekend for short track racing fans all along the East Coast is on tap as the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) gets set to embark on another memorable doubleheader of action. Southeast race fans will get a treat on Friday night in the Old Glory 125 at Concord Speedway when the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models and Southern Modified Racing Series (SMRS) Tour Mods compete together in a rare doubleheader. While New Englanders will get to see the Northeast’s best Super Late Models tackle the high banks of Thunder Road Sunday afternoon in the 56th Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 150.

ACT, Thunder Road Ready to Finally Open Season

Defending ACT Late Model Tour Champion Scott Payea (#37VT) will go head-to-head with Maplewood/Irving Late Model standouts such as Christopher Pelkey (#64VT) and Matt White (#42VT) in the Community Bank N.A. 150. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, VT – After multiple delays due to the effects of a long, snowy Northeast winter, both Thunder Road Speedbowl and the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) are ready to finally drop the green flag on the 2018 season. The 20th Community Bank N.A. 150 will go to post this Sunday, May 6 to kick off the 59th season at Thunder Road and the 33rd year for ACT racing.

Both the track and series spent much of April waiting out lingering snow, water, and mud throughout the region. But better conditions have finally arrived over the past week with a promising weekend forecast in store. All the while, the excitement has continued to build for one of the biggest events of the year.


Thunder Road Set to Host New ACT Season Opener

Defending “King of the Road” Bobby Therrien will be looking for his first Community Bank N.A. 150 win on Sunday, April 29. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, VT – The Community Bank N.A. 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl on Sunday, April 29 has gotten even bigger. With the NH Governor’s Cup at Lee USA Speedway recently postponed for a second time, the track’s 59th season opener will now also serve as the opening event for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT), adding further fanfare to the occasion.

The cars and stars of the ACT Late Model Tour will take on many of the weekly racers from the Maplewood/Irving Late Model division at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” for nearly $30,000 in posted awards. Thunder Road has long been the “home track” for ACT and is sure to kick off the sanctioning body’s 33rd year of competition in style. And with every driver looking to start 2018 on a high note, a little extra intensity will surely be in the air.