Thunder Road

Barre, VT – Barre, VT’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl has released their 18-event 2012 schedule, which will include the 50th running of both the Milk Bowl and Memorial Day Classic. The high-banked ¼-mile will also feature two American Canadian Tour events.

The 53rd Thunder Road season will commence with the 14th running of the Merchants Bank 150 on Sunday, April 29. It will be the first of two ACT events on the schedule and will feature the annual car show on Saturday, April 28. The second ACT event on the schedule will be the 34th Bond Auto Labor Day Classic on Sunday, September 2.

The second event of the season will be the 50th running of the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 27. It will be the first point counting event in the 2012 “King of the Road” title battle.

The beginning of June will once again see two Sunday twilight events on June 10 and June 17. The June 10 event will feature the New England Antique Racers. The Thursday night schedule will begin on June 21 and run through Late Model Champions Night, August 23.

Thursday night specials will once again include the Vermont Governor’s Cup on July 12, Times Argus Mid-Season Championships on July 19 and a Bond/WIX Tiger Tour event on August 2. Thunder Road’s 4th of July celebration will be on Tuesday, July 3, while the 28th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro will be run on Sunday, August 5.

The 53rd season of Thunder Road stock car racing will conclude with the 50th running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl on Sunday, September 30. The popular and one of a kind 3-segment event is considered one of the toughest short track stock car races in the country. The event awards no weekly or tour points, allowing drivers to go all out for the win. The Milk Bowl has averaged over 56 cars during the past five years.
Season tickets are available now by calling the ACT office at 802.244.6963.

2012 Thunder Road Schedule of Events
# Day Date Event Note
1. Sat/Sun April 28/29 14th Annual Merchants Bank 150 ACT
2. Sun. May 27 50th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic Special
3. Sun. June 10 Sunday Twilight NEAR
4. Sun. June 17 Sunday Twilight
5. Thurs. June 21 Regular Event
6. Thurs. June 28 Regular Event
7. Tues. July 3 4th of July Special
8. Thurs. July 5 Regular Event
9. Thurs. July 12 VT Governor’s Cup Special
10. Thurs. July 19 Times Argus Mid-Season Championship
11. Thurs. July 26 Regular Event
12. Thurs. Aug. 2 Bond WIX Tiger Tour 100
13. Sun. Aug. 5 28th M&M Beverage Enduro
14. Thurs. Aug. 9 Regular Event
15. Thurs. Aug. 16 Regular Event
16. Thurs. Aug. 23 LM Championship Night
17. Sun. Sept. 2 34th Annual Bond Auto Labor Day Classic ACT
18. Sat/Sun Sept. 29/30 50th People’s United Bank Milk Bowl
Schedule Subject to Change