Excitement Building for Junior Champ Karts at Thunder Road

Barre, VT – Excitement is quickly growing for the return of youth Go-Kart racing at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road in 2016. An informational meeting held on Tuesday, January 19 for the Junior Champ Kart division drew attendance and interest from more than 20 youth competitors and their families throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

“Everyone at the meeting seemed pretty excited about it,” Thunder Road Race Director Cris Michaud said. “People are really interested in the way that we’re doing it. There won’t be any points awarded, so people can just come out and enjoy racing without the pressure of worrying about points. We think that’s the best way to keep things fun for young competitors.”

The Junior Champ Karts will be open to competitors ages 6 to 14. A 10-event season will run weekly on Tuesday nights at Thunder Road from late June through August, with a Saturday season finale in mid-September.

Michaud added that interest is high enough for the Karts to potentially be split into “Rookie” and “Pro” classes, allowing competitors with similar experience levels to race against each other. Both classes would follow the same rules, which will be similar to those used at other tracks in New Hampshire and Maine.

Thunder Road Junior Champ Kart rules are anticipated to be released within the next few weeks. For additional information please contact Cris Michaud at crism6@comcast.net.

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