2011 season opening Merchants Bank 150. (Photo by Alan Ward)

Barre, VT – Thunder Road officials have announced the return of the annual car show to the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” on Saturday, April 28. The event is scheduled for one day prior to the opening event of the 53rd Thunder Road season, the 14th Annual Merchants Bank 150, on Sunday, April 29.

All the stars of the American Canadian Tour and Thunder Road will be on hand for the car show. The event, which most recently was held in downtown Barre, will be located in the Thunder Road pit area from 10am to 12noon. Fans of all ages can check out the cars and meet their favorite drivers free of charge. The annual Pit Stop Contest will also be held in the pit area at 11am.

The 53rd season atop Quarry Hill will kick off with the second event on the American Canadian Tour, the Merchants Bank 150, on Sunday, April 29. 2010 Thunder Road Champion and hometown favorite Nick Sweet will attempt to claim his third straight season opener.

For more information please contact the Thunder Road office at 802.244.6963 or media@acttour.com or visit www.thunderroadspeedbowl.com.