Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about the Vermont Governor’s Cup at Thunder Road International Speedbowl (VT) in 51’s Fast Facts below. 


Date: July 13


Track: Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl (1/4-mile, high-banked, asphalt oval)


Location: 80 Fisher Rd., Barre, VT 05641


Sanction: Thunder Road Late Models


Distance: 150 laps


General Admission Tickets: Adults $20, Children 12 and Under Free


Media coverage: Thursday’s race will be broadcast live on Speed51.com as part of the Summer Thunder TV Series. Race fans can watch the race by obtaining a premium subscription (monthly or yearly) to the Speed51 Network. There is a 100-mile blackout for the race. Click here to subscribe today.


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Websites: www.thunderroadvt.com


Track phone: (802)-244-6963


Notes: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch will be making his first career at start at Thunder Road on Thursday.  Busch’s last start in an ACT-type Late Model came during the 2011 Oxford 250, a race which he won. Vermont Governor Phil Scott is also expected to compete in the race after picking up a Late Model win last Thursday at Thunder Road.  The State of Vermont will be well represented in the race with Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien and Barre’s own Jason Corliss among the favorites. Nick Sweet and Robbie Crouch each have three wins in the Vermont Governor’s Cup. Sweet will not be racing Thursday but will be busy in the pits working on cars for Eric Chase and Kyle Busch. Only two former winners, Cody Blake and Scott Dragon, are expected to enter the race, opening the door for a first-time winner.


Last Year’s Winner: Scott Dragon


Former Vermont Governor’s Cup Winners:

1961 – Mike Osborne

1962 – Freddie Mills

1963 – Harold Hanaford

1964 – Tony Colicchio

1965 – No Event

1966 – Rene Charland

1967 – Andre Manny

1968 – Bugs Stevens

1969 – No Event

1970 – No Event

1971 – J.P. Cabana

1972 – No Event

1973 – Dave Dion

1974 – Joey Kourafas

1975 – Bobby Dragon

1976 – Dave Dion (2)

1977 – Dick McCabe

1978 – Beaver Dragon

1979 – Bobby Dragon (2)

1980 – Robbie Crouch

1981 – Stub Fadden

1982 – Steve Poulin

1983 – Jamie Aube

1984 – Robbie Crouch (2)

1985 – Bobby Dragon (3)

1986 – Robbie Crouch (3)

1987 – Robbie Crouch (4)

1988 – Jim Cilley

1989 – Dave Dion (3)

1990 – 2004 – No Event

2005 – Cooper MacRitchie

2006 – Eric Williams

2007 – Eric Williams (2)

2008 – Cris Michaud

2009 – Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

2010 – Nick Sweet

2011 – John Donahue

2012 – Nick Sweet (2)

2013 – Cody Blake

2014 – Nick Sweet (3)

2015 – Nick Sweet (4)

2016 – Scott Dragon


Expected Entry List (As of July 11): 

Car # Driver
2VT Stephen Donahue
3VT Ricky Roberts
5VT Bobby Therrien
7VT Mike Foster
9VT Chip Grenier
10VT Josh Demers
11NY Josh Masterson
13VT Boomer Morris
14VT Phil Scott
16VT Scott Dragon
17NY Jason Durgan
17VT Darrell Morin
27VT Kyle Pembroke
30NH Rich Dubeau
31VT Shawn Fleury
38VT Tyler Cahoon
40VT Eric Chase
42VT Matt White
44VT Richard Lowrey III
51NV Kyle Busch
64VT Christopher Pelkey
66VT Jason Corliss
72VT Scott Coburn
85VT Trampas Demers
86VT Marcel J. Gravel
99VT Cody Blake
00VT Mike Bailey
04VT Eric Badore

Event Schedule: 

Thursday, July 13
2:30 PM Pits Open
2:45 PM Tech Opens
3:30 PM Front Gates Open
3:30 PM Practice Begins
6:00 PM Driver’s Meeting
6:25 PM Post Parade
6:30 PM Heat Racing Begins

-Late Models


-Street Stocks

-Late Model Consi(s)

 To Follow Features Begin

-Tigers (40 laps)


-38th Vermont Governor’s Cup 150

-Street Stocks (25 laps)


-Featured photo credit: Alan Ward

Fast Facts: Vermont Governor’s Cup at Thunder Road (VT)