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September 28th, 2016

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Allen Wins Thursday Night Finale On Jet Service/Accura Night

Jason Allen of Barre ran down pole-sitter David Whitcomb of Essex Jct. halfway through the race and stayed on top the rest of the way to claim victory in the Thunder Road Late Models on Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing Night on the final Thursday night event of the season. Allen started fifth in the 24-car main event field, moved into second on...

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Pembroke Edges Chase in Photo Finish

Another Late Model feature, another photo finish at Thunder Road. Kyle Pembroke of Montpelier lost the lead to Eric Chase of Milton with a lap to go in the Times Argus Mid-Season Championship, then came back to claim the victory on the final lap by 2/100ths of a second. Pembroke, who started ninth in the 25-car grid, moved into the top three after...

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Baseball Legends to Visit Vermont Mountaineers

Three legends of baseball who are close to Vermont will visit the Vermont Mountaineers next Sunday and Monday. Julia Ruth Stevens, the daughter of Babe Ruth, will make a return visit to Montpelier Recreation Field on Sunday, July 10. She was first at Recreation Field in 2004, the year the Boston Red Sox broke the “Curse of the Bambino,” by winning...

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Badore Claims Triple Crown on Casella Night

Eric Badore of Milton held off a pair of challengers early, then pulled away late to claim his second care Late Model victory on Casella Waste Systems Night at Thunder Road. Badore also won his heat race and the semi-feature to earn the second Maplewood Triple Crown of his Late Model career. Badore and pole-sitter Jason Allen of Barre waged a side-...

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Thunder Road Announces $37,000 Point Fund

Thunder Road International Speedbowl announces the continuation of a thirty-seven thousand ($37,000.00) point fund program for their weekly competitors’ 2016 season. Started in 2014, the three divisions – ACT Late Models, Bond Auto Tigers, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks – have enjoyed one of the largest weekly point funds in the country...

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Sweet Holds Off Hebert for Merchants Bank 150 Win

Local racer Nick Sweet fended off Williamstown’s Jimmy Hebert on a trio of late restarts to win the 18th American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Merchants Bank 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, May 8. Sweet, driving the #40VT Mad Dog Motorsports Chevrolet in place of his familiar #88VT Buick, first took the lead from Brook Clark on lap 14 and dominated t...

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Therrien, Helliwell Open Thunder Road on Top

Hinesburg, VT’s Bobby Therrien heads to the “Nations Site of Excitement” as the American Canadian Tour (ACT) points leader this weekend for the 57th season opener of Barre, VT’s Thunder Road. Therrien, with a dominating win in the season opener at Oxford Plains Speedway and a 7th place finish last Sunday at Lee USA Speedway, leads three-time ACT To...

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Race to Read has Big Surprise for Kids During Thunder Road’s Opening Weekend

By Aaron Retherford With Thunder Road’s 57th Season Opener right around the corner on Sunday, May 1, that means race fans will have the opportunity to check out the cars and drivers during the Downtown Barre Car Show and Open Practice a day earlier. Adding to Saturday’s festivities will be Race to Read, an organization which has been encouraging ki...

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U-32 Girls Nordic Skiers Revel in Second State Championship

By Aaron Retherford The U-32 girls Nordic ski team had felt the bitter taste of finishing second at the Division II state championships the past two winter campaigns, watching as Woodstock celebrated back-to-back titles. Both schools were on a collision course once again this season, returning the majority of their scoring rosters from a year ago....

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Proctor Escapes Scare from Twinfield; Hazen Ends Williamstown’s Reign as Champions

By Aaron Retherford In the first championship matchup of the day, the No. 1 seeded Twinfield Trojans attempted to complete a near perfect season. Unfortunately for the Plainfield school, it was far from nearly perfect against the defending champion Proctor Phantoms Saturday. Despite holding Proctor to 22 percent shooting from the field, Twinfield’s...

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