Waterbury, VT – Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road has announced its schedule for their 52nd season. The famed high-banked ¼ mile will feature 18 shows, including two American Canadian Tour (ACT) events.

The 2011 Thunder Road season will commence with the 13th Annual Merchants Bank 150 ACT event on Sunday, May 1. The second Tour event is scheduled for Sunday, September 4 with the 33rd running of the 200 lap Bond Auto Labor Day Classic.

The end of May will see the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic featuring twin 100s with the Thunder Road Late Models and the Bond/WIX Tiger Sportsmen Tour on Sunday, May 29. The early season Sunday twilight events make a return in June prior to the commencement of the Thursday night schedule with the Carquest Governor’s Cup on Thursday, June 23.

Special events remain an important part of the Thunder Road schedule with Pepsi Holiday Fireworks on Monday, July 4, the Times Argus Mid-Season Championships on Thursday, July 14, and the 27th running of the M&M Beverage Enduro 200 on Sunday, August 7. The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and the Street Stocks will run a special event on Thursday, August 11, as the Late Models will get the week off in preparation for the special “Short Track Showdown” at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The season will conclude with the running of one of the nation’s most popular and unique short track events, the 3-segment 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday, October 2.

Season tickets for the entire program are now available by contacting the ACT and Thunder Road office 802.244.6963.

2011 Thunder Road Schedule

#          DAY                 DATE                           EVENT                                                             POST

1.         Sat./Sun.          Apr. 30/May 1 13th Merchants Bank 150                                            1:00

ACT Late Model Tour

2.         Sun.                 May 29            Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic                         1:30

Twin 100s with Bond/WIX Tiger Tour

3.         Sun.                 June 12            Ferguson Waterworks/NEAR                                      4:00

4.         Sun.                 June 19            Kids Rides                                                                    4:00

5.         Thurs.              June 23            CARQUEST Governor’s Cup                                        6:00

6.         Thurs.              June 30            Weekly Event                                                              6:30

7.         Mon.                July 4               Pepsi Holiday Fireworks                                              6:30

8.         Thurs.              July 7               Charter Communications                                           6:30

9.         Thurs.              July 14             Times Argus Mid-Season Championships                   6:30

10.       Thurs.              July 21             Casella Waste Management                                      6:30

11.       Thurs.              July 28             WDEV/Calkins Porta Pottie Gran Prix                        6:30

12.       Thurs.              Aug. 4              Weekly Event                                                              6:30

13.       Sun.                 Aug. 7              27th M&M Beverage Enduro 200                               6:00

SS Special

14.       Thurs.              Aug. 11            NO LMS – Tiger & Street Special                               6:30

15.       Thurs.              Aug. 18            Weekly Event                                                              6:30

16.       Thurs.              Aug. 25            Champions Night                                                        6:30

17.       Sun.                 Sept. 4             33rd Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200                        1:30

ACT Late Model Tour

18.       Sat.                  Oct. 1              Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day                       1:30

Sun.                 Oct. 2              49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl             1:00