American-Canadian Tour officials confirmed Wednesday that the Gen 6 Late Model body will be approved for competition during the 2020 season.  As part of the 2020 rule book released Wednesday, both the Gen 6 Late Model body from Five Star Race Car Bodies and the re-skin kit being offered by ARbodies will be approved for […]

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Thunder Road co-owners Cris Michaud and Pat Malone issued a joint statement Tuesday afternoon regarding the two officials injured in an accident during Sunday’s Labor Day Classic event.   First of all, we want to thank everyone for their positive thoughts, prayers, vibes, and support over the last two days. Countless people have reached out […]

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The swiftness of recent upgrades and renovations at Thunder Road International Speedbowl have at times surprised even the most seasoned competitors and fans at the now 60-year-old Barre, Vermont quarter-mile oval. The latest project under the ownership of Cris Michaud and Pat Malone was the complete encirclement of the race track by a full perimeter […]

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Tour-Type Modified racing will return to White Mountain Motorsports Park (WMMP) and Thunder Road Speedbowl in 2019 with the inaugural Bullring Bash Quarter Mile Challenge. The promotion includes three brand new events that will feature many of the top Modified and Legends Cars drivers and teams in New England.   The Bullring Bash Quarter Mile […]

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Cris Michaud and Pat Malone are going to be busy for the foreseeable future.  Michaud confirmed with Speed51.com that an agreement is in place for the two business partners to acquire White Mountain Motorsports Park (NH) from the Avery family.   Michaud and Malone first made headlines in April 2017 when they purchased Thunder Road […]

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Barre, VT – This Sunday, August 5, the “People’s Race” returns to the high banks of Barre’s Thunder Road. The annual Bolduc Metal Recycling Enduro 200 is one of the most popular events every summer, giving amateur racers their yearly chance to tackle the legendary oval.   A hundred cars or more are once again expected […]

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Promoting a race track or touring series can be one of the most difficult jobs in motorsports. It can also be one of the most rewarding when everything goes right.   From putting money on the line for racers to enhancing the fan experience, short track racing promoters do it all.  In order to strive […]

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American Canadian Tour (ACT) Managing Director Darla Hartt announced today a change in ownership of the 31-year old Late Model Stock racing series to Cris Michaud and Pat Malone, who completed purchase of the Thunder Road speedplant earlier this year.   Under the guidance of its founder, Tom Curley, ACT’s strict rules requirements, including the use […]

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It has been 23 years since the last makeover of the track surface at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vermont.  With a new asphalt surface set to debut during this weekend’s Memorial Day Classic, racers and fans in the area are beginning to get antsy to see just how fast the new surface will […]

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