Thunder Road to Host Rawhide Rodeo Tour in October

Thunder Road to Host Rawhide Rodeo Tour in October

This October, Thunder Road fans will get to experience a different kind of horsepower. Track officials announced Wednesday they have agreed to host the Rawhide Rodeo Tour on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7. The inaugural Barre Pro Rodeo will be sponsored by Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel and presented in partnership with WDEV Radio and WOKO.

The 2-day event is the first visit to central Vermont by a professional rodeo tour in recent memory. Both days of competition will feature a variety of the most popular North American rodeo events, including bareback riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, tie-down roping, and bull riding. It will be held rain or shine.

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Local Stars Ready to Shine on Busy NorthCountry Federal Credit Union Night

Local Stars Ready to Shine on Busy NorthCountry Federal Credit Union Night

Barre’s Thunder Road greets the summer solstice this Thursday, June 21 with another big night of racing. A full card is scheduled for NorthCountry Federal Credit Union Night that gives local stars at all levels their time to shine.

The Allen Lumber Street Stocks are kicking things up a notch with the first round of the Twin State Street Stock Series. Thunder Road’s weekly standouts will be joined by out-of-town invaders for a 50-lap feature to open the 4-race “home-and-home” series between Thunder Road and Groveton, NH’s Speedway 51.

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Thunder Road Sets “Double Feature” Nights in Wake of Shortened Casella Event

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Several events on the Thunder Road calendar have gotten even bigger with Monday’s release of an updated schedule. As a result of the recent Casella Waste Systems event being cut short by rain, the Maplewood/Irving Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors now each have “double feature” nights scheduled for the coming weeks.

As previously announced, the Maplewood/Irving Late Models will run the final 45 laps of their Casella main event as the opening act at NorthCountry Federal Credit Union Night & Scout Night this Thursday, June 21. Barre’s Jason Corliss leads the field to the restart, having been out front when the rain arrived during a red flag for a multi-car melee. The Late Models will then end the night with their regularly scheduled NorthCountry feature.

The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers will double up the following Thursday, June 28 on Community College of Vermont Night. The 40-lap Casella make-up feature rolls onto the track at 7:00pm to open the program. After the checkered flag, the Tigers will rerack for a full round of qualifying followed by their CCV main event.

The Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors get twice the fun at Renewable Energies Night on Thursday, July 5 with “Twin 25s”. The Road Warrior Casella feature has been added to the program and extended to 25 laps. They will then invert the finishing order and run another 25-lap feature later in the evening.

Post time for all three Thursday night events remains 7:00pm. Admission prices will also stay at $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

Thunder Road begins its busy early-summer stretch with NorthCountry Federal Credit Union Night this Thursday, June 21 at 7:00pm. In addition to double features for the Maplewood/Irving Late Models, the Allen Lumber Street Stocks will go 50 laps in the Twin State Street Stock Series opener and the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers will have a full card of championship action. Thursday is also Scout Night with free admission for all scouts in uniform.

The track’s annual Kid’s Rides are scheduled for this Thursday’s event as well, as youngsters get to ride around the high banks with their favorite drivers from all scheduled divisions. Kid’s Rides will be held from 4:00-4:40pm.

Smith Takes Street Stock Casella Night Feature before Weather Halts Event

Smith Takes Street Stock Casella Night Feature before Weather Halts Event

An unexpected but persistent drizzle brought an early end to Casella Waste Systems Night at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday, June 14 just five laps into the Maplewood/Irving Late Model main event. The showers, which were not on the weather radar, arrived in earnest during a red flag for a multi-car pile-up entering turn 1. Barre’s Jason Corliss was the leader at the time the event was halted.

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Thursday Night Thunder Begins with Casella Night

Thursday Night Thunder Begins with Casella Night

The month of June picks up speed this Thursday, June 14 at 7:00pm with Casella Waste Systems Night at Barre’s Thunder Road. Some 100 cars are expected for the first Thursday night event of the year, with both the old guard and a number of new personalities looking for their time in the spotlight. The track’s local stars will be joined by the New England Antique Racers (NEAR) as the vintage flathead coupes, modifieds, and sportsmen roar to life once again.

Racing families stole the show last Friday to kick off the weekly racing season. Fayston’s Brooks Clark held off the top drivers in the Maplewood/Irving Late Model division to take his first win in nearly five years, while Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger rookie Brandon Lanphear of Morrisville scored his first victory ever in their 75-lap Myers Container Service Triple Crown event.

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