PASS, NEMST to Headline “Milk Bowl Friday” at Thunder Road
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials announced today that both the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models and the North East Mini Stock Tour (NEMST) have been added to the 56th Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend presented by Northfield Savings Bank in 2018. The two series will be part of a special “Milk Bowl Friday” event to be held on Friday, September 28.
It will be the second PASS North visit of the 2018 season to the Barre high banks, joining the Memorial Day Classic event that has been on the PASS calendar since 2015. For NEMST, they will make the trip to Thunder Road for the second time in their history and the first since 2013.
Allen Lumber Re-Ups with Thunder Road Street Stock Division
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.
Bear Ridge Speedway Honors 50th Season Champions
Bear Ridge Speedway
W Lebanon NH – Bear Ridge Speedway honored the champions from its 50th Season of dirt track stock car racing on Saturday December 2nd. More than 300 drivers, crew members, sponsors, fans, and officials filled a sold-out banquet hall at the Fire Side Inn W Lebanon NH for the gala, where more than $20,000 in prizes and point fund purses was awarded.
Derek Graham of E Woodsville NH headlined the guest list as the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Champion. Graham beat out runner up Richie Simmons of Bradford VT claiming his first Bear Ridge Championship. Terry Williams of Wells River VT came home in third tied with Todd Buckwold of Canaan NH. Robert Tucker of E Corinth VT and Ryan Christian completing the top five.
Thunder Road Announces 19-Event Schedule for 2018 Season
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials have announced the release of the 2018 schedule of events at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement”. Nineteen racing events are planned for the Barre high banks spanning late April until late September.
The 58th season of racing will open with the 20th annual Community Bank 150 on Sunday, April 29. The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) will make the first of two visits to Thunder Road in 2018. The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors will kick off their seasons as well. The Thunder Road Late Model “King of the Road” chase will begin at the 56th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 27, which will again feature a visit from the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Announces Special Award Nominees
Forty-six drivers on voting ballot for Sportsmanship, Most Improved honors
RUTLAND, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has released the annual voting ballot for its annual special awards, with a total of 46 drivers nominated. The winners of the Sportsmanship and Most Improved Driver trophies, will be announced at the Banquet of Champions on Saturday, January 27 at the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vermont.
Devil’s Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions to be Held on January 27
Asphalt and Dirt drivers honored together in one-night celebration
RUTLAND, Vt. – Devil’s Bowl Speedway will celebrate the 2017 stock car racing season with a special one-night party on Saturday, January 27, 2018. The annual Banquet of Champions returns to the Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington in Rutland, Vt., for the sixth consecutive year and will reunite competitors from both the Asphalt and Dirt Tracks at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. As many as 400 drivers, car owners, team members, sponsors, officials, and fans are expected to attend. (more…)