Summer School is Vermont Edition’s weekly series where we learn about a new skill or hobby. And today, we hit the race track at Thunder Road in Barre to learn about stock car racing.
On warm summer evenings, 7,000 race fans can gather at Thunder Road to watch races on the small, banked track. The cars compete in distances between 50 and 200 laps. Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott has been involved in racing there for more than 30 years. We met him at the track during a recent practice session to learn what it takes to drive at Thunder Road.