Brockton, MA — “The fourth turn wall,” is Greg Stoehr’s quick response to inquiries of his memories of Vermont’s Thunder Road Speedbowl. Stoehr, a winner there in 1992, leads the Northeastern Midget Association back to the banked quarter mile Sunday, June 19.
The NEMA Lites will face the famed “widow maker” as well.
“The wall just sort of lays out there,” continues Stoehr, one of the few NEMA competitors with Thunder Road experience. ”Coming out of four will make a lot of difference. You’ve got to be careful.”
While he agrees, promoter Tom Curley predicts a great show. “Thunder Road is perfectly suited for them,” offers Curley, pointing out the facility was built with Midgets in mind back in 1959. He remembers well the early 1960s NEMA visits with the likes of Joe Csiki, Billy Randall, Len Thrall. “Those guys were wild,” he says.