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Threat of Severe Thunderstorms Postpones Thunder Road Vermont Governor’s Cup

Increasing chances of severe thunderstorms have forced Thunder Road to postpone the upcoming prestigious Vermont Governor's Cup event.


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Barre, VT — After watching the weather over the last 48 hours, and seeking counsel with area meteorologists, Thunder Road officials have made the decision to postpone the 45th Vermont Lottery Governor’s Cup schedule of events to a later date that will be released by the Barre offices next week. With the forecast not only calling for thunderstorms but also a severe threat that includes high winds, concentrated lightning and the possibility of hail, officials felt their hands were tied once again by Mother Nature.

Severe thunderstorms on the back draft of Northern New England’s week-long heat wave are set to hit the Central Vermont area this afternoon and sit over the greater Barre area until after 8pm Thursday. Officials are working on a make-up date and have been in continued discussions with Cole Custer to secure a date that ensures the Xfinity champion’s visit to the Nation’s Site of Excitement this summer. The new date will be released by early next week.

“It’s unfortunate but it’s a necessity at this point,” said Thunder Road managing partner Cris Michaud. “With the forecast calling for severe winds, lightning and hail we just can’t see subjecting our fans and teams to that kind of possibility. We’re working with Cole Custer to see about a reschedule date and we’ll have that out as soon as we can.”

Thunder Road returns to action on Thursday, June 27 headlined by the first round of the Myers Container Service Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series! Thursday, June 27 is also Scout Night, with scouts in uniform admitted free, plus the annual Kid’s Rides prior to practice for the Maplefields/Irving Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, rk Miles Street Stocks and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors! The four division card gets underway at a 7:00pm Post Time!

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963, media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ThunderRoadVT.

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