BARRE, VT – Casella Waste Management will present a 100-lap stock car race for the NAPA Tiger Sportsman division at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, August 10.  The Casella 100 compliments a jam-packed 2008 schedule full of special events, including four appearances by the American-Canadian Tour Championship Late Models, the CARQUEST Governor’s Cup 100, the 24th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200, and Vermont’s first open-wheel Modified stock car race in over 20 years – the True Value Modified Racing Series 100 at the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day lassic.

      East Montpelier veteran Joey Laquerre, 64, has won each of the last three 100-lap Sportsman events at Thunder Road, including the two previous editions of the Casella 100.  He defeated Pete Ainsworth and Shawn Fleury by a car length for the Casella 100 victory in 2006, and last year recovered from a final-turn scuffle to beat Craig Bushey and Nick Sweet by just six feet.  He also won the WDEV 100 last June.

      The addition of the 100-lap Tiger Sportsman race on Sunday, August 10 creates a slight shuffle in Thunder Road’s 2008 season schedule; the annual Casella Waste Management event was originally slated for Sunday, May 18, but that race date has been cancelled in favor of the mid-summer slot.  The Sun., Aug. 10 date will also have a special post time at 5:00 pm.

      Thunder Road’s 49th season opens on Sunday, May 4 with the 10th Annual Merchants Bank 150.  For information on the “Nation’s Site of Excitement,” call (802) 244-6963 or visit

2008 Stock Car Racing Schedule
Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – Barre, VT

#       Day     Date    Event                                                   Post (all times PM)
 1.    Sun     5/04    10th Annual Merchants Bank 150                  1:30
                       ACT Late Model Tour
 2.    Sun     5/11    Harvest Equipment                                       1:30
 3.    Sun     5/25    Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic               1:30
                       ACT Tour/True Value Modifieds
 4.    Thu     6/12    Ferguson Waterworks                             6:30
 5.    Thu     6/19    Sanel Parts Plus                                        6:30
 6.    Thu     6/26    CARQUEST Governor’s Cup 100                     6:30
 7.    Thu     7/03    Pepsi Holiday Fireworks                         6:30
 8.    Thu     7/10    Charter Communications                          6:30
 9.    Thu     7/17    Times Argus Mid-Season Championships    6:30
10.   Thu     7/24    Fisher/Federated Auto Parts                     6:30
11.   Sun     7/27    24th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200             6:00
                       Street Stock/Warrior Special
12.     Thu     7/31    WDEV Radio/Calkins Portables                    6:30
13.     Thu     8/07    NAPA Auto Parts                                 6:30
14.     Sun     8/10    Casella Waste Management 100            5:00
15.     Thu     8/14    VT ACE Hardware Dealers                         6:30
16.     Thu     8/21    Kinney Drugs                                    6:30
17.     Sun     8/31    30th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200            1:30
                       ACT Late Model Tour
18.     Sat     9/27    Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day            1:30
         Sun     9/28    45th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl                        1:30
                       ACT Late Model Tour
(schedule subject to change)