troadBarre, VT – Just over one week remains for competitors of the 29th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro to prepare their rides for the 200-laps of thrashing and crashing at Thunder Road in Barre, VT on Sunday, August 18. The “People’s Race”, as it has become known, gives the average fan the chance to tackle the Barre-highbanks for a shot at the $3,000 grand prize.

Long-time veteran of the M&M Beverage Enduro and the 1987 Enduro Champion Don “Dipstick” Tofani of Plainfield filed the first 2013 entry. He will wheel one of the over 100 nearly street-legal cars, which will be lined-up three-wide before taking off for the 200-laps with stops only occurring for fires and roll-overs.

Dipstick will be joined by last year’s Enduro winner Paul Dudley of Waitsfield, Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon, Jeff Spooner of Essex, and Craftsbury’s Joel Hodgdon. Thunder Road Rough Riders Alan Derrington, and Justin Johnson are also among the over 40 filed entries so far.

The Enduro rules and entries can be found on the Thunder Road website ( or picked up at the track during every Thursday night event.

The 29th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro will thunder to life atop Quarry Hill on Sunday, August 11. The Allen Lumber Street Stocks will also run a 50-lap special. Post time is 6:00pm.

For additional information, check out, call the Thunder Road office (802) 244-6963 or email