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CROSSOVER: Helliwell Conquers Thunder Road

Posted By Tj Ingerson on April 28, 2014

Wayne Helliwell, Jr., carries his first Thunder Road feature win checkered flag on Sunday after he made a late race crossover move to claim the win in the Merchants Bank 150. (Alan Ward photo)PHOTO: Wayne Helliwell, Jr., carries his first Thunder Road feature win checkered flag on Sunday after he made a late race crossover move to claim the win in the Merchants Bank 150. (Alan Ward photo)

--by T.J. Ingerson (@TJIngerson)
VMM Editor

BARRE --
Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl has shown Wayne Helliwell, Jr., what it is like to be a bridesmaid. Time after time, Helliwell has been close, but left empty handed. The Bruce Bernhardt-led team has won Milk Bowl segments, been in contention to win the Milk Bowl, and been battling for the win in the past four ACT Late Model Tour events at the tight quarter-mile bull ring, only to fall short of the top step. In fact, Helliwell has posted a finish no worse than fourth in those past four ACT Late Model Tour events.

But Sunday was different. Read Full Story

Thunder Road's Opening Weekend Tradition

Posted By Tj Ingerson on April 24, 2014

The annual downtown car show that sees the cars and stars of Thunder Road line BarrePHOTO: The annual downtown car show that sees the cars and stars of Thunder Road line Barre's main street is one of the few special traditions for opening weekend. (T.J. Ingerson/VMM photo)

--by T.J. Ingerson (@TJIngerson)
VMM Editor

BARRE --
Renowned announcer Jim Nantz refers to one of golf’s greatest events, the Masters, as “a tradition unlike any other.”

Thunder Road has the Milk Bowl, which truly is a tradition unlike any other, but they also have a unique tradition unlike most that happens on opening weekend. Read Full Story

ACT Creates Three Star Award Program

Posted By Tj Ingerson on April 22, 2014

American-Canadian Tour officials have announced the creation of the "Three Stars of the Race" program that will recognize non-podium finishers for their performance over a race event. Ben Ashline (#15) was one of the three stars selected from the New Hampshire GovernorPHOTO: American-Canadian Tour officials have announced the creation of the "Three Stars of the Race" program that will recognize non-podium finishers for their performance over a race event. Ben Ashline (#15) was one of the three stars selected from the New Hampshire Governor's Cup 150. (Alan Ward photo)

Hebert, Ashline, Packard Three Stars from Lee

--by T.J. Ingerson
(@TJIngerson)
VMM Editor

WATERBURY, Vt. --
American-Canadian Tour official announced the creation of the “Three Stars of the Race” award program for the 2014 season on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Squier Nominated for Landmark Award

Posted By Tj Ingerson on February 21, 2014

Ken Squier has been name one of five nominees for the inaugural NASCAR Landmark Award. (Getty Images photo)PHOTO: Ken Squier has been name one of five nominees for the inaugural NASCAR Landmark Award. (Getty Images photo)

Stone claims championship at World Series

--by T.J. Ingerson
(@TJIngerson)
VMM Editor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --
Famed broadcaster Ken Squier has been named one of five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR Read Full Story