Tire Issues Ends Eddie MacDonald’s Race at Thunder Road

American Canadian Tour

Tire Issues Ends Eddie MacDonald’s Race at Thunder Road

Eddie MacDonald battled tire issues from the beginning of the American Canadian Tour’s Community Bank 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road in Vermont on Sunday, June 11 to finish 19th. The race, originally scheduled for April 30 and postponed due to rain, gave new track owners time to make significant changes to the facility, including new hot top for the track. While their intentions were good the end result created a tire-eating monster.
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Thunder Road Late Models Set to Double Down on Casella Night

The Thunder Road Late Models will run double features this Thursday, June 15, with their Harvest Equipment make-up feature followed by the regularly scheduled Casella event. (Buzz Fisher photo)

Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road is set to kick off a summer of racing with Casella Night this Thursday, June 15. After a trio of Sunday events, the quarter-mile oval opens its traditional Thursday night racing schedule with an action-packed program featuring double features for the Late Models and the annual appearance of the New England Antique Racers (N.E.A.R.).

 

The Thunder Road Late Models open the program with their Harvest Equipment make-up feature that was originally scheduled for June 4. They will then have a full round of qualifying and semi-feature action before ending the night with the Casella main event. The doubleheader could go a long way toward setting the stage for the 2017 “King of the Road” chase.

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Payea Comes Back for Win in Wild Community Bank 150

Colchester’s Scott Payea celebrates his 3rd career ACT Community Bank 150 at Thunder Road on Sunday, June 11. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, Vt. – Colchester’s Scott Payea was atop the pack when the dust settled on Sunday, June 11, coming from behind to score his second straight American-Canadian Tour (ACT) victory in the 19th Community Bank 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road.

 

Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien appeared to have the race in hand, stretching out a lead as large as half a track after the leaders took on right-side tires during a lap-78 caution. But with 22 laps remaining, Therrien suddenly lost control entering turn 4 and went hard into the wall.

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ACT Tour Returns to Thunder Road for Community Bank 150

American Canadian Tour

ACT Tour Returns to Thunder Road for Community Bank 150

Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road Speedbowl welcomes the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) to the Barre high banks this Sunday, June 11 for the Community Bank 150. The event, which was originally scheduled for April 30 before being postponed due to inclement weather, marks the first of two ACT visits to the quarter-mile oval this season.

The 19th Community Bank 150 is the third event on this year’s ACT Late Model Tour schedule as their title chase begins to ramp up. Waterford, Conn.’s Dillon Moltz and Colchester’s Scott Payea have captured wins at New Hampshire’s Lee USA Speedway and West Haven, Vt.’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway, with Moltz’s second-place effort at Devil’s Bowl putting him atop the standings in his second full season on the Tour.
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Bashaw, Rain Win at Thunder Road Harvest Event

Lincoln’s Garry Bashaw earned his second ALLen Lumber Street Stock victory piloting a back-up car in a rain-shortened event. (Alan Ward photo

Barre, Vt. – Lincoln’s Garry Bashaw was out front in the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature when the rains arrived at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday June 4, giving him his second career victory at the Harvest Equipment event and forcing the postponement of the remainder of the program.

 

Bashaw had darted out from the pole in a back-up car after a hard wreck on opening day, and was leading the event when rookie Kasey Collins spun to bring out the caution with 15 of the scheduled 25 laps complete. The skies opened up as the field was getting ready to go green, and with more rain on the radar, the decision was made to call the event. As more than half the distance was completed, Bashaw was declared the winner.

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Thunder Road Announces Make-Up Dates for Late Model, Tiger Features from Harvest Equipment Event

The Thunder Road Late Models will run double features on Thursday, June 15 as part of Casella Night, beginning with their rained-out Harvest Equipment main event. (Alan Ward photo)

Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road officials have announced the make-up dates for the Late Model and Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger features originally scheduled for the Harvest Equipment event on Sunday June 4. The program was cut short due to rain just past the halfway mark of the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature.

 

The Late Models will now run double features on Thursday, June 15 as part of Casella Night. The first Thursdayevent of the season will open with their Harvest Equipment feature followed by a full program of racing for all divisions. Meanwhile, the Flying Tigers will run the first leg of the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series on Thursday, June 22 prior to the regularly scheduled North Country Federal Credit Union Night, including a second feature for the Tigers.

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