Thunder Road officials have announced the release of the 2016 Thunder Road schedule of events. The 18-event schedule for the 57th season of racing at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” begins with the 18th Annual Merchants Bank 150 season opener featuring the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) on Saturday/Sunday, April 30/May 1 and runs through the 54th Annual Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl on Saturday/Sunday, October 1 & 2.


A special weekly event Sunday, May 22 will kick off the 2016 Late Model “King of the Road” chase. The Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models will then return for the 54th Annual Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 29 as part of a doubleheader with the Thunder Road Late Models.

Thursday night events begin on June 16 and will run through August 25. All Thursday events will have a 7:00pm post time. Big events throughout the summer include the VP Small Engine Fuels Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 on Thursday, July 14; the Times Argus Mid-Season Championships on Thursday, July 28; and the M&M Beverage Enduro 200 and Street Stock Special on Sunday, August 7.


Two perennial major events conclude the 2016 season. The 38th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic will be held on Sunday, September 4. The 54th Annual Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 2 along with Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day on Saturday, October 1 will close out the schedule.


2016 Thunder Road season passes are now available and can be ordered by contacting the Thunder Road office at 802.244.6963 or [email protected]. For more information on the 2016 season contact the Thunder Road office at [email protected] or visit


-Thunder Road Press Release. Photo credit: Alan Ward


2016 Thunder Road Schedule of Events

  #           DAY                       DATE                     EVENT

—             Sat                          Apr 30                   Barre Car Show – Practice

1              Sun                        May 1                    18th Merchants Bank 150 – ACT Tour

2              Sun                        May 22                 Harvest Equipment

3              Sun                        May 29                 54th Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic 100/PASS 150

4              Thu                        Jun  16                  Casella Waste Management

5              Thu                        Jun  23                  Regular Event

6              Thu                        Jun  30                  Regular Event

7              Sun                        Jul   03                   Holiday Fireworks Event

8              Thu                        Jul   07                   Regular Event

9              Thu                        Jul   14                   37th VP Small Engine Fuels Governor’s Cup 150

10           Thu                        Jul   21                   FairPoint Communications

11           Thu                        Jul   28                   Times Argus Mid-Season Championships

12           Thu                        Aug 04                  WDEV Radio/Calkins Portable Toilets

13           Sun                        Aug 07                  32nd M&M Enduro 200 – Street Stock Special

14           Thu                        Aug 11                  Regular Event

15           Thu                        Aug 18                  U.S. Army Recruiting

16           Thu                        Aug 25                  Jet Service Envelope

17           Sun                        Sep 04                   38th Coca Cola Labor Day Classic 200

18           Sat                          Oct 01                   Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day

Sun                        Oct 02                   54th Northfield Savings Bank Milk Bowl

Thunder Road Announces 2016 Schedule of Events