Thunder Road Speedbowl Barre Vermont, Barre

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Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT is a ¼ mile oval stock car racing track that celebrated its 56th Anniversary Season in 2015. Built in 1960, Thunder Road has become famous for its high banked corners and the infamous turn four wall known as “The Widowmaker.”

The doors were opened in June of 1960 with the headlining flathead Coupe division. Drivers like Chet Wood, the Ingerson brothers, Ronnie Marvin, Norm Chaloux, Johnny Gammell, Harold Hanaford and Roy Forsythe, among others, became local legends as they tackled the high banks every Thursday night.

Over the past 59 years, the divisions have changed, from Coupes to Modifieds, Flying Tigers, Hurricanes, and the ever-evolving Late Models. And the names have changed; Ronnie Barcomb, Lenny Stockwell, Dave Dion, Joey Kourafas, Jean-Paul Cabana, the Dragon brothers, Stub Fadden, Robbie Crouch, Chuck Bown, Brent Dragon, “Burger” Blake, Dwayne Lanphear, Joey Laquerre, Phil Scott, Chuck Beede, Jean-Paul Cyr, Eric Williams, Cris Michaud, Dave Pembroke, Nick Sweet, and many others. But while there have been many changes, the exciting atmosphere created at Thunder Road on Thursday nights remains.

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  • Very nice weekend of race... c is great... big fireworks on Friday nights and racing crazy... again year next with my boys...
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  • We went with another couple to 2018 Governor’s Cup race (in which the Governor of Vermont actually drove his racecar and finished 5th!) in perfect weather last Thursday night. The place is hilly (as i...  more »

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