Thunder Road Reveals Schedule for 2021 Racing Season

Thunder Road Reveals Schedule for 2021 Racing Season

Barre, VT – The schedule for the 2021 season at Barre’s Thunder Road is now set. Track officials have unveiled a 19-event campaign from mid-May to early-October with all the events that competitors and fans have come to love.

The 62nd season atop Quarry Hill begins Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. The annual Thunder Road Car Show is tentatively scheduled for 9:00am on May 15, although it is dependent on the Vermont state health and safety guidelines in place come this time. Open practice for all local divisions will be held that afternoon.

Racing season at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” then gets underway Sunday, May 16 at 1:30pm with the 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150 for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models.  The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and rk Miles Street Stocks open their championship seasons that day with the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors rounding out the card.

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Thunder Road Reveals Schedule for 2021 Racing Season

Thunder Road Reveals Schedule for 2021 Racing Season

Barre, VT – The schedule for the 2021 season at Barre’s Thunder Road is now set. Track officials have unveiled a 19-event campaign from mid-May to early-October with all the events that competitors and fans have come to love.

The 62nd season atop Quarry Hill begins Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. The annual Thunder Road Car Show is tentatively scheduled for 9:00am on May 15, although it is dependent on the Vermont state health and safety guidelines in place come this time. Open practice for all local divisions will be held that afternoon.

Racing season at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” then gets underway Sunday, May 16 at 1:30pm with the 23rd Community Bank N.A. 150 for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models.  The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and rk Miles Street Stocks open their championship seasons that day with the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors rounding out the card.

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Tremont Ends Dry Spell in Devil’s Bowl Open Comp Season Finale

Tremont Ends Dry Spell in Devil’s Bowl Open Comp Season Finale

Greene survives to win 96-car Enduro

WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kenny Tremont Jr. waited until the last minute, but the all-time leading winner at Devil’s Bowl Speedway returned to victory lane for the first time in 2020 at the season’s final event, winning in style with a dominant performance in the “Foliage Fun Run” Open Competition event on Sunday, October 4. The busy, jam-packed program also saw 11 other drivers win including Cody Greene, who topped a wild, 96-car, 100-lap Enduro.

Tremont topped a 17-car field in the “run-what-ya-brung” open competition show for the Pepsi Sportsman Modified division. The 10-time champion’s car ran without a roof, with a small wing on the nose, and a four-foot-tall Lexan sideboard sail panel on the left side of his car, and it was virtually glued to the track every lap it ran.

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Corliss Continues Historic Run with Third Triumph in Vermont Milk Bowl

Corliss Continues Historic Run with Third Triumph in Vermont Milk Bowl

Barre, VT — Barre’s Jason Corliss ended the 2020 Thunder Road racing season on the highest of highs by winning the 58th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank on Sunday, October 4. Corliss won the first 50-lap segment and never looked back en route to his third victory in the last four years at Thunder Road’s flagship event for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models.

In the process, Corliss accomplished multiple deeds rarely seen in the Milk Bowl’s long history. The hometown racer became only the fourth driver to win the Milk Bowl three times in a four-year span after previously triumphing in 2017 and 2018. Corliss also is the first driver since 2004 to be the “King of the Road” and the Milk Bowl champion in the same year.

The veteran wasted little time getting to the front. After taking the Segment 1 green flag in fourth, Corliss sliced past his competition, going around the outside of 2019 Milk Bowl winner Bobby Therrien on lap 13. Corliss and Therrien drove away from the field before the second caution for Brendan Moodie’s spin on lap 33.

The biggest challenge for Corliss in the segment came after Therrien and Donahue tangled racing for second with four laps to go, earning both a spot at the rear of the pack. Shelburne’s Trampas Demers got the jump on the initial restart, but Corliss powered back past him with two laps to get the segment win.

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Sweet King of PASS Once Again on Milk Bowl Friday

Sweet King of PASS Once Again on Milk Bowl Friday

Barre, VT — Barre’s Nick Sweet reigned in the Pro All Star Series (PASS) Super Late Models for the third straight year on Vermont Milk Bowl Weekend as part of Mekkelsen RV Milk Bowl Friday on October 2. Sweet snatched the lead from point leader D.J. Shaw of Center Conway, NH with 29 laps remaining and pulled away late to win the Prelude to the Milk Bowl 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road.

After starting 11th in the 21-car field, Sweet was content to run mid-pack in the early going. Polesitter Travis Benjamin of Morrill, ME set the early pace but surrendered the lead to Shaw following the first caution at lap 18 for Allan Wilson’s turn-one spin.

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Thunder Road Gearing Up for Huge 58th Milk Bowl Weekend

Thunder Road Gearing Up for Huge 58th Milk Bowl Weekend

Barre, VT — Teams and fans across the Northeast are ready for the 58th Vermont Milk Bowl presented by Northfield Savings Bank at Barre’s Thunder Road. The three-day extravaganza this Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4 has saved the best for last during the 61st season of competition atop Quarry Hill.

Despite a delayed start to the season and other challenges related to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Thunder Road campaign was one to remember. Now, regionally- and nationally-recognized racers such as Jason Corliss, Bobby Therrien, Ben Rowe, Scott Dragon, Ryan Kuhn, and Johnny Clark will do battle at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” as part a 10-division card capped by the $10,000-to-win Milk Bowl.

The weekend is scheduled to kick off Friday, October 2 at 6:00pm with Mekkelsen RV Milk Bowl Friday.  The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Model 150 headlines a card of four top regional touring series that are invading Barre.

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