Waterbury, VT – The American Canadian Tour roster for the events at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida on Sunday through Tuesday, February 15-17 features several drivers from Barre’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl. East Montpelier’s Emily Packard, Montpelier’s Josh Demers and Milton’s Eric Chase will all make the journey south in just under a month.
TULARE, Calif. (Jan. 17) – After getting a couple exhibition nights in last season, the first annual Western IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series debuts in 2015 with 17 events at three California speedplants.
Opening night is scheduled for March 14 at Thunderbowl Raceway; both Tulare and Kings Speedway Hanford host seven races, with three more at Bakersfield Speedway.
WEST HAVEN, VT – Champion stock car drivers and top performers will be honored in Rutland, VT on Saturday, January 31, as Devil’s Bowl Speedway officially wraps its 2014 season at the Banquet of Champions at the Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington. Nine drivers will collect championship hardware as many others are recognized for their achievements.
WEST HAVEN, VT – Devil’s Bowl Speedway has released an exciting new 19-event stock car racing schedule for its 49th season in 2015, providing something for fans of all types of action. From May to early October, 14 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series events will be contested on the half-mile asphalt oval with an expanded five-event slate on the new one-third-mile clay surface on The Dirt Track at Devil’s Bowl.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Four local stock car drivers are headed to Charlotte, NC to be honored at the annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards on Friday, December 12. Racers from Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT and Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY will stand on stage at the NASCAR Hall of Fame as they collect track, state, and national honors for their performances in 2014.
Barre, VT – Thunder Road officials have released the 2015 Thunder Road schedule of events. The schedule consists of the customary 18 events from opening day on Saturday/Sunday, May 2/3 through the Milk Bowl on Saturday/Sunday, October 10/11. The season is highlighted by several big events including visits from the American Canadian Tour (ACT) during the season opener on Sunday, May 3 and the Pro All-Star Series (PASS) on Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24.
FAIRLEE, VT – Bear Ridge Speedway honored the champions from its 46th Season of dirt track stock car racing on Saturday, November 29. More than 320 drivers, crew members, sponsors, fans, and officials filled a sold-out banquet hall at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT for the gala, and more than $25,000 in prizes and point fund purses was awarded.
Chris Donnelly of Orford, NH headlined the guest list as the Bond Auto Parts DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Champion. Donnelly collected his eighth title spanning six different divisions of racing at Bear Ridge Speedway. Donnelly topped runner-up Jason Gray of East Thetford VT, by just 15 points, Kevin Chaffee of Fairlee VT followed by Derek Graham of Woodsville NH, and Gary Siemons of Orford NH rounded out the top five. TC Forward of Lyme NH won the Rookie of the Year title, winning one feature along the way and finishing sixth in points.
Ellington, CT: The USAC Dirt Midget Association crowned the series champion this past Saturday night during the Bear Ridge Speedway awards banquet. The banquet room at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT was full with over three hundred in attendance to take part in the evening’s festivities. The event was hosted by the owners and promoters of the speedway, Butch Elms and April May Preston and the Master of Ceremonies was Mark Hann, Director of Business Development for Seals-it and Public Relations for the USAC DMA. Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Dick Berggren, President of the Racing History Preservation Group (RHPG).
Waterbury, VT –Thunder Road International Speedbowl officials announced that the Pro All Star Series (PASS), based in Naples, Maine, will make their first ever appearance at Thunder Road in Barre, VT during the 53rd Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
RUTLAND, VT – Young stock car driver Jessey Mueller has officially been named the champion of the Northern Modified Challenge Series (NMCS). The 19 year-old from Olmstedville, NY put together an impressive run of victories and podium finishes during the season to become the second champion in series history. The NMCS is a unique tour that pits open-wheel Modified stock cars against each other on both asphalt and dirt surfaces.
Mueller started off the 2014 schedule the same way he did in the series’ inaugural season, with a victory at the legendary Thunder Road International Speedbowl 1/4-mile in Barre, VT on Memorial Day weekend. Mueller did well in twin 30-lap features on the 4/10-mile at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY in July, with a runner-up in the opener and an eighth-place run in the nightcap – his only finish outside the top-three.