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 www.thunderroadspeedbowl.com.
-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