BARRE, Vt. – The Community Bank N.A. 150 at Barre’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl on Sunday, April 29 has gotten even bigger. With the New Hampshire Governor’s Cup at Lee USA Speedway recently postponed for a second time, the Thunder Road’s 59th season opener will now also serve as the opening event for the American-Canadian Tour. The cars and stars of the American-Canadian Tour will take on many of the weekly racers from the Maplewood/Irving Late Model division at Thunder Road for nearly $30,000 in posted awards. Thunder Road has long been the home track for ACT and is sure to kick off the sanctioning body’s 33rd year of competition in style. A full field and then some is expected for the 20th edition of the 150-lap event. The ACT invaders will be led by reigning U.S. champion Scott Payea. The Colchester, Vt., veteran is also the defending winner of the Community Bank N.A. 150. Former Milk Bowl winner Eddie MacDonald will surely be hot … [Read more...] about Thunder Road Set To Host New ACT Opener
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(From track press release) BARRE – The Community Bank N.A. 150 on Sunday, April 29 at 1:00pm will kick off the 59th season of racing at Barre’s Thunder Road. While the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models headline the card, the track’s famed Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers are certain to shine as well. One of the largest Opening Day fields in years is anticipated for Thunder Road’s longest-running racing class. The Tigers begin their 2018 championship chase at the Community Bank 150 as the division enters its 37th consecutive season of competition. Many drivers from the 2017 season will return for this year’s campaign with the title up for grabs. Defending Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger Champion Jason Woodard will begin the season on the sidelines while runner-up Brendan Moodie has moved up to the Maplewood/Irving Late Models. A number of veterans and rising stars will thus look to ascend the throne. Morrisville’s … [Read more...] about Thunder Road Flying Tiger Division Looking Strong for 2018
Martin Truex Jr., left, talks with members of his team in the garage after a practice session for a NASCAR Cup series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, April 6, 2018. Tony Gutierrez AP Photo Martin Truex Jr., left, talks with members of his team in the garage after a practice session for a NASCAR Cup series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, April 6, 2018. Tony Gutierrez AP Photo Sports Truex, Harvick know how to get to front at tracks like Texas By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story April 06, 2018 05:13 PM FORT WORTH, Texas Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick certainly know their way to the front at 1 1/2-mile tracks like the one at Texas Motor Speedway. Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Truex has won five of the last eight races on 1 1/2-mile tracks since the middle of last season. When Harvick was asked Friday if his team was at the point it can challenge Truex on … [Read more...] about Truex, Harvick know how to get to front at tracks like Texas
PHILPOT, Ky. – MotoAmerica star JD Beach will once again slide a steel shoe over his left boot when he returns to American Flat Track competition during the Atlanta Short Track on Saturday at Georgia’s Dixie Speedway. The race will mark the second round of the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines championship. Coming off a runner-up result at the DAYTONA TT last month, Beach hopes to improve his overall finish by one position and notch an AFT Twins Main Event win aboard the No. 95 G&G Racing/Rickdiculous/Team95/ Yamaha MT-07 flat tracker. However, Beach knows it won’t be easy, as his competition knows Dixie Speedway well, while he’ll be making his first-ever visit to the hard-packed, three-eighths-mile dirt oval. “At the last two AFT events I’ve done – Perris Raceway last October and the Daytona TT last month – none of my competition nor I had raced on either of … [Read more...] about JD Beach Returning To Flat Track Field At Dixie
Transport yourself back decades to a Saturday matinee with a dim room on the screen. A single bulb lights the dark corner of a dismal laboratory as a mad scientist analyzes the sum of parts laid out on a table. Much like this lab, walking into the confines of Wilson & Steely Kustom Coachworks months ago, a similar scene was laid out in the scarcely lit corner of the former Hudson dealership in Athol, Massachusetts. There it was, the shape of a 1932 Dodge coupe body, immediately recognizable in bare metal perched atop a mountainous chassis looking like it was ready to take on the end of days.Shop co-owner Steve Wilson explained to us what led him to create such a radical hot rod for longtime client Phil Cercone of Walpole. Wilson actually found the Dodge lurking in the basement of a dilapidated house waiting to be torn down. Strangely enough, the coupe had seen plenty of hot rod duties on the streets of nearby Orange in the early ’60s. This just so happened to coincide with … [Read more...] about This ’32 Dodge Is Both Street Rod & Off-Road Pre-Runner!