WATERBURY - Thunder Road International Speedbowl has been supported by hometown Barre, Vermont fans for over 52 years. Now one of the most well-known short tracks in North America is going to give back on Sunday, June 12.
"We are inviting Barre flood victims to 'take a break' and join us on Sunday, June 12. The clean-up and sorrow from the most devastating floods since 1927 have shown what a resilient town Barre is. The people and city will bounce back. The folks of Barre have helped Thunder Road through some tough times over the years, and we wanted to give back in a small way. We hope a few hours of fun will be our way of saying thanks to our neighbors", said Tom Curley co-owner of Thunder Road with Ken Squier.
Barre fans who have been affected by the flood and who have a Barre driver's license address will be admitted free of charge to the Sunday, June 12, race at Thunder Road.
"We are asking all who attend the races to help out with a clothing drop, a non-perishable food item, or a small financial donation to assist those who have lost their belongings, cars, or in some cases their homes. Any donations will be appreciated," said Darla Hartt, general manager of Thunder Road. "We will make sure that the proper agencies help by distributing these items to those in need," she said.
In addition to the free admission, Al's French Frys, the South Burlington-based concessionaire at Thunder Road, will help make the evening at the races even better with a free hot dog and soda for those Barre fans meeting the license requirement.
"We have enjoyed working with the fans at Thunder Road over the years and are happy to support the track with this effort to help out those in Barre who have been affected by the flooding," said Billy Bissonette, owner of Al's.
The Ferguson Waterworks Trophy dashes will have a Sunday twilight post time of 5 p.m. Races are expected to conclude around 8:30 p.m. Gates will open at 2 p.m. Parking is free. The NEAR Antique cars will be on display, and over 100 race cars are expected.
For additional information contact the ACT office at 802-244-6963,