NASCAR Star Daniel Suárez Joins 44th Vermont Governor’s Cup at Thunder Road
Barre, VT — Officials have announced today that NASCAR Cup Series star Daniel Suárez will be making his debut at Thunder Road as part of the 44th Vermont Governor’s Cup presented by the Vermont Lottery on Thursday, July 13th. While he’ll be taking on the local Maplewood/Irving Late Model stars on July 13th, Suárez will be taking all the notes he can in preparation for his return to Quarry Hill just one week later as part of the bombastic line-up of Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) stars ready to make their world debut at Thunder Road on July 20th.
Daniel Suárez hails all the way from Monterrey, Mexico and has been competing competitively in the three NASCAR national series since 2015 after multi-year success on the NASCAR Mexico Series circuit. After earning the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), Suárez made the jump to the NASCAR Cup Series with JGR before driving for Stewart-Haas Racing. In 2021 Suárez joined the new-found Trackhouse Racing team headed by Justin Marks and has been in the 99-ride ever since.(more…)
Mayhew Tools Driver Also Finishes Sixth at Lee USA Speedway on Memorial Day Weekend
Race Recap by Souza Media
BARRE, Vt. – Doug Coby’s first trip to Thunder Road International Speedbowl ended with a finish on the podium on Sunday afternoon. Coby wheeled the Mayhew Tools No. 10 to a strong second-place run after leading laps in the season opener for the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series.(more…)
60th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 125 Starts King of the Road Championship Hunt
Barre, VT — Since 1961, following Thunder Road’s popular inaugural season, the Memorial Day Classic has been a staple event on the calendar of many Vermont and New England racing fans. Such bonafide Northeast legends as Jean-Paul Cabana, Joey Kourafas, Ralph Nason, Robbie Crouch and Dave Dion have stood in Memorial Day Classic victory lane. For the 27th-consecutive event, the folks at Mekkelsen RV Sales & Service once again present the season opening showdown for the Maplewood/Irving Late Models to kick-start the annual King of the Road track championship season and the first of three Monument Races, with the winner’s name etched forever in Barre, Vermont granite.(more…)
Round Five of NASCAR Whelen Mod Tour Saturday; Monaco Modified Opener Sunday
Race Advance by Souza Media
MILFORD, Conn. – It’s a double-duty kind of weekend for Mayhew Tools driver Doug Coby.
The six-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion will compete in the fifth race of the Tour season on Saturday at Lee USA Speedway, set for 175 laps, driving the Tommy Baldwin Racing No. 7NY. On Sunday, the Connecticut native will make a visit to Vermont for his first start at Thunder Road Speedbowl as part of the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series season-opening race with his own No. 10.
Coby and Baldwin enter the Granite State Derby at Lee as the defending winners of the race. With six change tires in the pit area again this year, strategy and tire conservation will both play a major role in deciding if they can make it back-to-back. The Mayhew Tools No. 7NY has already been in Tour Victory Lane this season at Monadnock Speedway on May 6 in round one of the Whelen Granite State Short Track Cup. Saturday’s event at Lee is the second of three in the Cup, with Coby and the Baldwin Racing team currently leading the charge in the points.(more…)
Barre, VT — After a stellar debut last season, the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series is returning to Thunder Road International Speedbowl for the 2nd annual Granite City 100 as part of the 60th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 28th. The $10,000-to-win event is once again drawing the top Tour-type Modified talent to Barre, Vermont in spectacular fashion to kick off the popular series’ 10th anniversary season.
Starting out as a three-race series for open competition Tour-type Modified teams in the Northeast back in 2014, the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series has grown to be one of the most popular series for these 600+ horsepower open-wheeled beasts. The pageantry, talent and professionalism of the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series easily rivals the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in just nine years of competition here in New England.(more…)