troadBarre, VT – Thunder Road International Speedbowl has released its 2014 stock car racing schedule. The schedule features 18 events from the end of April through the beginning of October, as is tradition at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement.” The biggest change for 2014 is the switch from Sunday “Twilight” events in early June to the return of the traditional June Thursday night events.

The season will kick off with the 16th Annual Merchants Bank 150 on the weekend of Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27. The Merchants Bank event will be the only American Canadian Tour races at the ¼-mile in 2014.

The 52nd Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic will be on Sunday, May 25. This event will be the first of the 2014 Vermont State Championship events. The season will be highlighted by big Thursday nights. The Governor’s Cup 150, the second of Thunder Road’s VT State Championship events, will be on June 26 with the Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Fireworks night the following week on July 3.

The annual Times Argus Mid-Season Championship will offer double points and double action on Thursday, July 17. August will begin with the “People’s Race,” the 30th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200 on Sunday, August 3. August will close with the 36th Annual Labor Day Classic 200 on Sunday, August 31, which will determine the 2014 Thunder Road Late Model “King of the Road.”

The 54th season of stock car racing at Thunder Road will come to a close with the 52nd running of the People’s United Bank Milk Bowl on the weekend of October 4/5. Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will crown their Champions on Milk Bowl weekend.

Rules for all four Thunder Road divisions and more details on the 2014 schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

2014 Thunder Road Schedule
#          Day                Date                        Event                                                                   

1          Sat./Sun.        April 26/27             Merchants Bank 150 – ACT

2          Sun.                May 25                   Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic

3          Thurs.             June 5                     Weekly Event

4          Thurs.             June 12                   Weekly Event

5          Thurs.             June 19                   Casella Waste Management Night

6          Thurs.             June 26                   Vermont Governor’s Cup 150

7          Thurs.             July 3                       Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Fireworks

8          Thurs.             July 10                     FairPoint Communications Night

9          Thurs.             July 17                     Times Argus Mid-Season Championships

10        Thurs.             July 24                     Safelite Auto Glass Night

11        Thurs.             July 31                     WDEV/Calkins Night

12        Sun.                Aug. 3                     M&M Beverage Enduro 200 – SS Special

13        Thurs.             Aug. 7                     Weekly Event – Tigers 100

14        Thurs.             Aug. 14                   Weekly Event

15        Thurs.             Aug. 21                   Weekly Event

16        Thurs.             Aug. 28                   Weekly Event

17        Sun.                Aug. 31                   Labor Day Classic 200

18        Sat./Sun         Oct. 4/5                  People’s United Bank Milk Bowl


For more information contact the Thunder Road office 802.244.6963, or visit