Wayne Helliwell, Jr. was on top of the world last August when he scored the biggest win of his racing career in the prestigious Oxford 250. Since that race, Helliwell has yet to compete competitively.  But that hasn’t been by choice.   In the weeks following his big win, life took a serious turn for […]

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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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Fonda, NY -- When Mother Nature forced the King Of Dirt Racing DIRTcar East region opener at Utica Rome to be rescheduled to June 18th, focus turned to Fair Haven Vermont for the Green Mountain State Clash at Devil’s Bowl Speedway as the first stop on the tour in 2017.   Last season the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? […]

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Barre, Vt. – Barre’s Thunder Road kicks off the 2017 season this Sunday, May 28 with the 55th Memorial Day Classic presented by Mekkelsen RV Sales & Rental. The event will begin the title chases for all three weekly divisions at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement,” with the Thunder Road Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & […]

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WEST HAVEN, Vt. -- Jonathan Bouvrette blew the field away at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, May 20, driving from last on the 27-car starting field to win the 43rd annual “Spring Green 117” event for the American-Canadian Tour (ACT). The Blainville, Québec driver’s memorable march started with a flat tire on the starting grid, […]

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WEST HAVEN, VT -- Joey Polewarczyk Jr. will pay tribute to a stock car racing legend on Saturday night, May 20, when he returns to American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model competition in honor of the late Tom Curley. Known by racing fans across the country as “Joey Pole,” the former champion will make his first […]

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Barre, VT -- Thunder Road officials have announced a series of schedule revisions for the 2017 season. The revisions include a make-up date for the weather-delayed Merchants Bank 150 along with a new season opener for the “Nation’s Site of Excitement”.   The Memorial Day Classic presented by Mekkelsen RV Sales & Rental will now […]

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Barre, VT – Thunder Road co-owners Cris Michaud and Pat Malone announced today that they have reached an agreement with New Hampshire– paving contractor Pike Industries to resurface the famed speedway. The project will commence on the Barre high banks during the week of May 8.   It will be the first time since 1994 […]

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The American-Canadian Tour begins its 26th season of ACT Late Model competition this Sunday at Lee USA Speedway (NH). To get you prepared for the new season, Speed51.com's resident "Stat Boy" Elgin Traylor takes a look at the upcoming season "by the numbers."   2: Second-year driver Dillon Moltz will be one to watch after […]

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