ACT Returns to Thunder Road for 39thLabor Day Classic

ACT Returns to Thunder Road for 39thLabor Day Classic


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<<ATTACHED IMAGE (IMG_5911.JPG): Barre's Nick Sweet (#88VT) has won the last three runnings of the Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic and will look for a fourth straight win on Sunday. (Alan Ward photo)>>


Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road welcomes the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) to the Barre high banks this Sunday, September 3 for the 39th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic 200. The longest race on both the ACT Late Model Tour and Thunder Road schedules will make for a test of man and machine on the quarter-mile oval.


Four-time and defending Labor Day Classic champion Nick Sweet of Barre will return on Sunday for just his second Thunder Road Late Model outing of the season. The two-time "King of the Road" will take on the other top drivers of the Northeast in his bid for an unprecedented fourth straight Labor Day victory.


"I'm really going into this race with no high expectations, honestly," Sweet said. "It's Thunder Road, but it's not the Thunder Road I once knew. It's different – not in any bad way, just different. It's got newer asphalt, different cars…there's a lot of variables that make it a new challenge. We'll see how good we are when we hit the track in practice. I haven't been in the seat much this summer, and being rusty is not going to help me!"


Sunday marks the second ACT visit of the year to Thunder Road as well as the return of the Labor Day Classic to the Tour schedule after a three-year hiatus. The eighth event on the nine-race ACT series comes as both the series and track championship battles are going down to the wire.


The 2017 ACT title chase has closed up considerably in recent weeks. Milton's Scott Payea jumped out to a huge lead on the back of a record-setting four straight victories earlier in the season, but Waterford, Conn.'s Dillon Moltz used his second win of the year at White Mountain Motorsports Park on August 19 to cut the deficit to 28 points.


Leading ACT rookie Jason Corliss of Barre, who is also a three-time winner at Thunder Road in 2017, leads a tight fight for third with Williamstown's Jimmy Hebert and Lebanon, N.H.'s Rich Dubeau. All five drivers are expected on Sunday, along with Tour regulars such as multi-time Devil's Bowl Speedway Champion Josh Masterson, Maine standout Rowland Robinson, Jr., and local veteran Mike Ziter.


Although the event does not count for Thunder Road Late Model points, many top locals will be in attendance. Thunder Road point leader Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg, recent feature winner Tyler Cahoon of Danville, and Fayston's Brooks Clark have all filed entries, while defending "King of the Road" Scott Dragon of Milton has a full-season ACT entry on record.


The Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Burnett Scrap Metal Road Warriors will join the ACT Late Model Tour on the card. The Flying Tigers and Street Stocks have just two point-counting events remaining with their championships up for grabs. The Road Warriors have been growing in both cars and thrills since their debut and they are expected to continue both trends on Sunday.


Jason Woodard of Waterbury Center continues to show the way in the Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger ranks. The 2014 Champion has opened up a 22-point gap over 2015 Champion Brendan Moodie of Wolcott. 1991 "King of the Road" Dwayne Lanphear of Morrisville sits in third 59 points behind Woodard while Hinesburg's Trevor Lyman is in fourth 64 points back. Craftsbury Common's Mike Martin rounds out the top five.


The Allen Lumber Street Stocks have six drivers within 26 points of the top spot, making the 2017 championship anyone's guess. Sophomore competitor Cooper Bouchard of Hinesburg is four points ahead of a tie between 2015 Champion Jamie Davis of Wolcott and veteran Alan Maynard of Fairfax. Sixteen-year-old Kelsea Woodard of Waterbury Center rides 20 points back in fourth place and is looking to become the youngest division champion in Thunder Road history. Lyndonville's Dean Switser Jr. and Morrisville's Brandon Lanphear are also in the hunt.


Qualifying for the 39th Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic goes to post at 1:00pm this Sunday, September 3. The pits will open at 8:00am and the front gates will open at 10:00am. Admission is $25 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under.


For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com.



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Sunset Speedway Changes Force OMRS to Reschedule its Season Finale

Sunset Speedway Changes Force OMRS to Reschedule its Season Finale

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


At the end of July, officials with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series received correspondence via e-mail and social media from the promotional team at Sunset Speedway, advising that in order to compete at the Fall Velocity event – which was to conclude the 2017 OMRS season – teams would need to convert their equipment to a rules package and tire brand currently in use by a rival open wheeled racing tour.


After discussions with its teams, OMRS has made the choice to remove the race date from the schedule and will be advising sponsors and fans of the decision. Rick Warnes – speaking on behalf of the team of Ontario Modifieds Racing Series officials that also includes Randy Hollingsworth and Bill Pickford – says the tour regrets that talks between the track and OMRS were not satisfactory to meet the concerns of Sunset Speedway.


"We released our schedule – which included season opening and closing Sunset Speedway dates – at the start of the season," said Warnes. "To change direction at this point of the year wouldn't be fair to our teams, isn't in the best interest of the sport and could technically be construed as a breach of contract. On behalf of all the OMRS teams, we'd like to thank the group at Sunset Speedway for their support over the past couple of seasons and hope we might be able to work together in the future."


Warnes continued by saying that the season will now conclude Saturday, September 2nd – as part of the Championship Clash – at Peterborough Speedway. OMRS will wrap-up its 2017 campaign during the final event at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval.


"J.P. Josiasse and Dave Sikma have been great friends to our series and were quick to step-up to the plate to accommodate our final event of the year," Warnes added. "Our teams look forward to continuing our partnership with Peterborough Speedway to the crowning of our tour champion, into the 2018 season and beyond."


Revised 2017 Ontario Modifieds Racing Series schedule


Saturday, May 20th:               Sunset Speedway – Spring Velocity

Main event winner: #41, Duane Cinnamon (1st career win)

Saturday, May 27th:               Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #77, Brad Stevenson (1st career win)


Saturday, June 10th:              Peterborough Speedway

                                                Test a Mod Day, 11:00 to 2:00

                                                OMRS Racing, 6:00

Main event winner: #52, Mark Gordon (1st career win)

Saturday, June 24th:              Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #99, Linc Brown (1stcareer win)


Saturday, July 1st:                  Flamboro Speedway – Canada Day Special

Main event winner: #68, Stu Robinson Jr. (1st career win)

Saturday, July 15th:                Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #52, Mark Gordon

Saturday, July 22nd:               Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #77, Brad Stevenson


Saturday, August 5th:             Flamboro Speedway

Main event winner: #4, Connor James (1st career win)

Saturday, August 19th:           Peterborough Speedway

                                                Toonie Admission/Fan Appreciation Night

Main event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.

Saturday, August 26th:           Peterborough Speedway

Main event winner: #63, John Baker Jr.


Saturday, September 2nd:      Peterborough Speedway

                                                Championship Clash


Fans can find full series details – including up-to-date point standings – at www.facebook.com/OMRS. Clarke Motorsports Communications is proud to represent Ontario Modifieds Racing Series 2017 season.


The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – will now conclude its 2017 season as part of the Championship Clash – Saturday, September 2nd – at Peterborough Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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Winding Down the 2017 Regular Season at Peterborough Speedway

Winding Down the 2017 Regular Season at Peterborough Speedway

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


From a start near the end of May, the 2017 regular season at Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval ran its second-to-last show of the year with the home track Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Thunder Car and Organics & Glass Late Model divisions; along with the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends and Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – Saturday, August 26th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Keith Parkes and Jassen Whyte brought the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun teams from the staging area for their 20-lap feature. Parkes got an early jump on the field, as championship contender Sean Kennedy moved into the runner-up position. The pace was slowed with 9 circuits complete for an incident in the second turn. Parkes stayed in front on the restart, with Chris Tubman and Jeremy Kelly looking to take away the position. Another caution flew on lap 18 created a green, white, checkered finish. Rob Crick took the win, over Jeremy Kelly, Shawn Solomon, Steven Finnegan and Jake Kelly. Sean Kennedy was 6thacross the stripe.


The Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – came to the line with Randy Hollingsworth and Connor James on the front row for their 25 lap 'A' main. James jumped-out to an early lead and Duane Cinnamon was challenging him for the lead when yellow flag flew for a spin entering the second turn. John Baker Jr. slipped into second on the restart and set his sights on the leader, with Brad Stevenson on his back bumper. Baker got by James, coming off the 4th turn with 16 laps on the board. The #63 machine started putting slower traffic a lap down, with 20 laps complete and held-on for his second straight series win. James, Stevenson, Cinnamon and Rick Warnes completed the fast 5.


Bryan Mercer and James Horner brought the Organics & Glass Late Model field to the stripe for their 30-lap headline dance. Dan McHattie took over the top spot with 4 laps complete and began lapping backmarkers a lap later. The yellow flag waved on lap 10, with McHattie and Mercer restarting side-by-side. McHattie again had control of the pack and went to Dart Heating & Air Conditioning victory lane over Mercer, Tyler Betts, James Horner and Steve Powell. 


With Howie Crowe and Dan Archibald on the front row, the Thunder Car pack hit Canada's Toughest 3rd of a Mile Paved Oval for a 20-lap feature. Archibald made hard contact with the front stretch wall as the field came to the initial green flag and couldn't continue. Crowe kept control of the field, as the pack was racked for a restart, with Anthony DiBello looking to find a way around. Bailey Jacobs climbed into 5thon lap 3 and moved to 4th with 8 complete. A yellow flag for a turn 4 incident on lap 15 slowed the pack and created a 5-lap trophy dash. Crowe held-off a hard-charging Jacobs for the win. Post-race inspection changed the announced finishing order, with Rob Richards, Mark Gordon and Paul Boundy completing the top 5.


Adam Cuthbertson and Jamie Riberdy brought the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends Series to wrap-up the night with a 25-lap feature tilt. Cuthbertson led the early stages, with current point leader Matt Haufe – who had started 6th – gaining ground on the leader, before taking over the top spot with 9 circuits on the board. A 2-car incident in the 4th turn on lap 20 slowed the pace, but couldn't keep Haufe from another feature win. Riberdy, Adam Cuthbertson, Parker Traves and Terry McClelland rounding out the top 5.


Heat race wins went to Griffin Powell, Jake Kelly, Jeremy Kelly and Jassen Whyte in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun. Brad Stevenson with a pair, John Baker Jr. and Duane Cinnamon took the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series preliminary rounds. Tyler Betts, Dan McHattie, Bryan Mercer and James Horner won the Organics & Glass Late Model qualifiers. Dan Archibald with a pair, Mark Gordon and Kyle Gordon earned the Thunder Car wins. In the Trailers Plus Eastern Ontario Legends, Jamie Riberdy, Matt Haufe and Adam Cuthbertson with a pair had the checkered flags.


All main event finishes are unofficial and subject to post-race technical inspection.


Bullring bullet points: Peterborough Speedway staff and race teams observed a moment of silence before the start of the program to honour the memory of John Plunkett, who passed away earlier in the week. Mr. Plunkett was one of the original builders of what was then known as Westgate Speedway…Sean Kennedy – a former track champion at Capital City Speedway – made the tow from the Nation's Capital for his first career Late Model start at Peterborough Speedway. The #9 4Fun team – driven by a different Sean Kennedy – shared a social media post, showing a photo of the #14 Late Model and received several 'likes' from friends and fans…Brandie Culfield-Medirous of Etobicoke, Ontario claimed $754.50 as the winner's share of the Millbrook Legion 50/50 draw.


The Championship Clash – Saturday, September 2nd – will determine the 2017 champions in the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun, Jiffy Lube Mini Stock, Trent Lakes Complete Plumbing Renegade Truck, Thunder Car, Organics & Glass Late Model home track divisions; along with the Ontario Modifieds Racing Series, powered by Torque Builders Inc. Pit gates will open at 1:00, with general admission grandstands unlocked at 3:00. The first Great Canadian RV green flag is scheduled for 5:00


Schedule information and the latest news can always be found by logging onto www.peterboroughspeedway.com, by liking the Peterborough Speedway Facebook page or following the track on Twitter. Fans can also download the free app on their Smartphone.

Photo attachment: Debbie Spence,www.facebook.com/Trackside-Photos-by-Debbie-Spence


Rob Crick (#11) took the Battlefield Equipment Rental 4Fun main event win – Saturday, August 26th – at Peterborough Speedway.


John Baker Jr. (#63) picked-up his second-straight Ontario Modifieds Racing Series – powered by Torque Builders Inc. – feature win – Saturday, August 26th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Cavan, Ontario's Dan McHattie (#71) added another Organics & Glass Late Model feature win to his 2017 stats – Saturday, August 26th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Howie Crowe (#28) led all 20 laps of the Thunder Car feature event – Saturday, August 26th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Matt Haufe (#88) continued his strong Eastern Ontario Legends Series season with a main event win – Saturday, August 26th – at Peterborough Speedway.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


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Raabe Wins 6th Event at Airborne

Raabe Wins 6th Event at Airborne

PLATTSBURGH – Alexandria, Ontario native Chris Raabepulled into victory lane for the sixth time on McBride Chevrolet & Subaru "Salute To Our Heroes" night presented by John W. Sheehan & Sons Excavation at Airborne Park Speedway.

Fellow Ontario competitor Gage Morin started on the pole and led the first 10 laps of the Egglefield Ford Modified feature. On lap-11, Raabe would work underneath Morin and pull out to a comfortable lead.

Multiple late race restarts tested Raabe, including a lap-27 restart with Mario Clair along sideRaabe used the inside lane in turns one and two to propel his No. 01 machine to victory.

"I thought the car might've been going away a little bit at the end," Raabe said. "Were looking forward to the 50-lap, $2,000 to win race next weekend."

Clair crossed the line in second with Morin completing the podium. Mike Perrotte and George Foley completed the top five.

Unofficially, Chris Raabe has locked up the 2017 DIRTcarModified point championship with his finish Saturday night.

The Fidelis Care Sportsman 25-lap feature crowned a first-time winner in victory lane. Thomas Cook of Hogansburg made a mid-race pass of Bucko Branham in turn two and never looked back. The win marked the first of his career at Airborne.

Branham held of a strong late charge from Moïse Pagé to finish in the second spot. Zack Daniels had a season-best fourth place finish, with Codie Aubin rounding out the top five.

Divisional point leader, Connor Cleveland came into the night with a 46-point lead over five-time defending champion, Nick Heywood. Cleveland finished the night in the seventh position, while Heywood struggled with a fifteenth place finish. Cleveland now unofficially has a 62-point lead and is the 2017 DIRTcar Sportsman champion.

The Poirier's True Value Renegade division ran a 12-lap feature event, with Alburg, VT. driver, Michael Wright collecting his second win of the season. Point leader Brent Jarvis finished in second after pulling his motor in practice and finishing in time for the feature event. Tylor Terry, Mark Caron and Tyler Irwin completed the top five.

Kris Clark flexed his muscles atop the Busch Beer Mini-Mod class. Clark collected his seventh checkered flag of the year. Michael Whalen and Dave Demore completed the podium.

The racing student, Rolland Guay, scored his third win in the Strictly Stock division. Shawn Walker and Nathan Smart finished second and third, respectively.

Racing action resumes next weekend with the DIRTcarChampionships presented by P.M. Leary Restoration. The Modifieds will run a 50-lap feature for $2,000 to win and $200 to start. For more information visit airborneparkspeedway.com or on Facebook at Airborne Park Speedway. 

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MARNE, Michigan, 26 août 2017 – Raphaël Lessard a connu une excellente course lors du Battle at Berlin 251 à Marne, au Michigan. Fort de sa troisième position d'il y a deux semaines à Flat Rock, il conclut un mois chargé en signant une 10e position difficile au Berlin Raceway lors de cette course de 251 tours. Format que l'on voit de plus en plus en stock-car, cette épreuve était divisée en trois segments ; 100 tours puis une pause de 5 minutes, 100 tours et une autre pause de 5 minutes et finalement 51 tours. 


Le pilote du Programme de Développement Toyota (TRD) ne s'est pas laissé abattre par ses problèmes en piste durant la journée. S'élançant de la 20e position pour l'épreuve, déjà au premier tour il reprenait trois positions. Au 5e tour il s'imposait dans le Top 15. Après quelques batailles en piste, notamment avec son coéquipier Chase Purdy chez David Gilliland Racing, Raphaël a atteint la 10e position au 42e tour. Ne régressant jamais, il a terminé la première portion de 100 tours en 8e position. 


Les pilotes ayant 5 minutes pour changer les pneus, mettre de l'essence et bricoler sur la voiture, l'équipe a jugé sage de faire des ajustements au niveau de la voiture puisque celle-ci ne se comportait pas au goût du pilote. C'est en 5e position que Raphaël est reparti pour les 100 prochains tours. En effet, les 10 premiers pilotes se voyaient piger leur position de départ pour la deuxième portion de la course. 


Ce sont 100 tours bizarres avec 5 neutralisations qu'a connues Raphaël Lessard. Trouvant difficilement une cadence adéquate puisque la course se faisait interrompre régulièrement, le Beauceron a même essuyé une crevaison lors d'une neutralisation. Il était alors 4e, mais a dû prendre la relance en dernière place puisqu'il est entré aux puits pour un changement de pneu. Valsant de la 9e place à la 6e place, le pilote a su profiter de la dernière relance de cette portion de 100 tours pour s'imposer en 5e position lors d'une bataille enflammée parmi le Top 5. 


De retour dans les puits durant la pause de 5 minutes avant le dernier sprint, le pilote de la Toyota Camry #99 FRL Express/Toyota-TRD/JBL Audio préparée par David Gilliland Racing n'était toujours pas satisfait de la voiture, l'équipe a donc remis les ajustements du début de la course, et a également mis quatre pneus neufs. 


Pour les derniers 51 tours, c'est en 2e position que Lessard s'est élancé. Même concept que plus tôt, ce sont par contre les 5 premiers qui ont pigé leur ordre de départ. Ayant de la difficulté à rester avec les autres pilotes, Raphaël n'a pas eu d'autre choix que de tenter de maintenir la meilleure position possible tout en faisant attention à la voiture. Il termine donc en 10e position après avoir vu de près une place sur le podium. 


« La courroie de l'alternateur a brisé au début du 3e segment, sûrement à cause d'un débris. C'est dommage car je me trouvais en 2e place au début de ce dernier segment. À cause de cela, la batterie s'est vidée, ne donnant plus de pouvoir au moteur. Nous avons seulement trouvé le problème une fois la course terminée. La voiture s'est très bien comporté durant les deux premiers segment, mais à la fin je ne pouvais pas me battre avec le peloton en avant. C'est dommage, car j'avais enfin réussi à m'adapter à cette piste qui est vraiment étrange. En effet, le Berlin Raceway est une piste pas comme les autres, où aucun virage n'est pareil. En pratique et en qualification, j'ai eu de la difficulté à m'adapter, mais en course ça a mieux été. J'ai hâte d'aller au Winchester Speedway, car c'est une de mes pistes préférées et on y va pour la victoire! » 


Reprenant le volant dès la semaine prochaine, Raphaël se dirigera vers le Winchester Speedwayen vue du Winchester 100, dans la série CRA, en préparation du Winchester 400 qui aura lieu le 4 septembre prochain.

Source: Torchia communications

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Chevy Performance to Raffle Off Crate Motor at One Dirt World Short Track Championship


Chevy Performance to Raffle Off Crate Motor at One Dirt World Short Track Championship

Posted: 24 Aug 2017 11:01 AM PDT

Chevrolet Performance Crate Motor Up for Grabs at OneDirt World Short Track Championship

CONCORD, NC — August 24, 2017 — One lucky competitor at the OneDirt World Short Track Championship at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway from October 26 – 28, 2017 will walk away a winner of a brand-new Chevrolet Performance crate motor.

By registering for competition for the second annual OneDirt World Short Track Championship, each competitor will be entered into a raffle for a brand-new Chevrolet Performance crate motor. However, drivers who complete their advanced registration prior to the event will receive a SECOND entry into the drawing, doubling their chances to win — so register today!

"Chevrolet Performance is honored to be an integral part of the growth of the OneDirt World Short Track Championship for the second year in a row," said Bill Martens, Special Programs Manager, Chevrolet Performance. "We fuel the passion of automotive enthusiasts all over the world, so to be a piece of the heartbeat that brings racing at its roots to one of racing's biggest stages, the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, helps us directly connect to the people who are constantly pushing our product to the next level. We are excited to take that relationship a step further by giving one of our Chevrolet Performance crate motors to one lucky competitor for the second year."

In order to be eligible to win the Chevrolet Performance motor competitors must be in attendance at the drivers meeting and run a Chevrolet Performance contingency decal on the race vehicle.

The inaugural OneDirt World Short Track Championship attracted more than 300 racers across all divisions for three nights of thrilling dirt track racing. The second edition of the popular event will once again give grassroots racers a rare chance to battle at Charlotte's impressive dirt track. This year's event will feature DIRTcar Pro Late Model and SECA Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, DIRTcar Northeast Sportsman Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Modified/SECA Crate Modifieds, DIRTcar Pro Sprints, SECA Crate Sportsman, MMSA Mini-Stocks, and the FWD/Hornets/DIRTcar Sport Compacts.

The 2017 OneDirt World Short Track Championship will once again be broadcast on DIRTVision.comwith live streaming pay-per-view, increasing the exposure for some of dirt track racing's most exciting divisions.

Two-day general grandstand admission (Friday and Saturday) will be $55 for adults. Children 13 and under get in free. Single-day general admission will also be available. Tickets will be sold at the track only, during the days of the event. Camping at the Charlotte Motor Speedway campground can be reserved in advance by contacting the Speedway's camping office at 1-800-455-FANS.

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Corliss Holds on for Third Win of Season on Jet Service/Accura Night

Corliss Holds on for Third Win of Season on Jet Service/Accura Night


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<<ATTACHED PHOTO (IMG_8750.JPG) Barre's Jason Corliess earned his third Thunder Road Late Model win of the season in dramatic fashion on Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing Night. (Alan Ward photo)>>


Barre, Vt. – Hometown driver Jason Corliss scored his third Thunder Road Late Model win of the season in dramatic fashion at Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing Night on Thursday, August 24. The number-thee point driver fended off fellow Barre competitor Cody Blake and South Burlington's Trampas Demers in a three-car thriller to take his seventh career Late Model victory in the Thursday night finale.


Corliss appeared to have the race in hand after getting the jump on Milton's Eric Chase following the second and final restart on lap-29 of the 50-lap event and pulling out to a big advantage. But Blake reeled him in after getting around Chase and began looking to Corliss' outside in the closing laps.


Blake then pulled a crossover move exiting turn two with three laps remaining to get inside Corliss, and the leaders racing side-by-side allowed Demers to get into the mix. Coming off the final corner, Corliss was able to use the momentum of the outside groove to hang on for the win as the trio slid across the line under a blanket.


Blake's runner-up finish was his fourth straight top-two result while Demers took third to claim his division-leading seventh podium spot of the season. Point leader Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg came in fourth to unofficially maintain his 31-point advantage over Demers after getting a better finish in the Maplewood Semi-Feature. Chase, Matt White, Christopher Pelkey, Darrell Morin, Marcel J. Gravel, and Kyle Pembroke completed the top-10.


Hinesburg's Trevor Lyman scored his fourth win of the year in the Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers. Lyman crossed the line a distant second to rookie Jaden Perry of Hardwick in the 40-lap feature, but inherited the win after both Jaden Perry and apparent fifth-place finisher Jamon Perry were disqualified for rear end infractions. It was Lyman's ninth career victory in the division.


Point leader Jason Woodard of Waterbury Center assumed the second spot in the final rundown after crossing the line glued to Lyman's rear bumper. Morrisville's Dwayne Lanphear took third followed by Brendan Moodie, Mike Billado, Mark Barnier, Mike Martin, Streeter, Jason Pelkey, and Burt Spooner III. Woodard unofficially extended his margin over Moodie to 22 points with two point-counting events remaining.


Williamstown's Tommy "Thunder Smith" captured his second Allen Lumber Street Stock win of the year and 31st of his career in their 25-lap feature. Smith took the lead from polesitter Scott Weston of Berlin on the opening lap and held of Fairfax's Alan Maynard on a pair of late restarts for the victory.


Maynard earned the second spot while rookie Logan Powers of Middlesex finished third. Dean Switser Jr., Kelsea Woodard, Jamie Davis, Gary Mullen, Stephen Martin, Matthew Smith, and Kevin Streeter finished fourth through 10th. Hinesburg's Cooper Bouchard unofficially saw his point lead shrink to just four markers over Davis and Maynard after being involved in a lap-18 incident for the second straight week.


Barre's Tyler Pepin was a first-time winner in the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warrior 20-lap feature. Pepin got inside Julian Gorman for the lead on lap six and survived a hard charge from fellow hometown driver Jeffrey Martin in the final circuits. East Hardwick's Kevin Keene inherited the third spot after James Dopp was disqualified for a camber violation. Gorman, Benjamin Ashford, Frank Putney, Cole Smith, Eric Young, Ryan McCarthy, and Trevor Rossi also earned top-10 finishes.


Berlin's Justin Lawrence was the "Run-What-U-Brung" winner in the eight-cylinder division behind the wheel of a 1984 Chevrolet Corvette. Fayston's Paul Dudley took the four-and-six cylinder division title in a 1998 Toyota Corolla.


Thunder Road returns to action with the 39thLabor Day Classic 200 presented by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company on Sunday, September 3 at 1:00pm. The ACT Late Model Tour makes its second visit of the year to the Barre high banks for 200 laps of green-flag action. The Lenny's Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors will also be in action. Admission is $25 for adults and free for kids ages 12 and under.


For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com.






Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) Barre, VT

2. Cody Blake ( 99VT ) Barre, VT

3. Trampas Demers ( 85VT ) S. Burlington, VT

4. Bobby Therrien ( 5VT ) Hinesburg, VT

5. Eric Chase ( 40VT ) Milton, VT

6. Matt White ( 42VT ) Northfield, VT

7. Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) Graniteville, VT

8. Darrell Morin ( 17VT ) Westford, VT

9. Marcel J. Gravel ( 86VT ) Wolcott, VT

10. Kyle Pembroke ( 27VT ) Montpelier, VT

11. Scott Dragon ( 16VT ) Milton, VT

12. Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) Danville, VT

13. Scott Coburn ( 72VT ) Barre, VT

14. David Whitcomb ( 25VT ) Essex Jct., VT

15. Mike Bailey ( 00VT ) S. Barre, VT

16. Chip Grenier ( 13VT ) Graniteville, VT

17. Ricky Roberts ( 3VT ) Washington, VT

18. Matthew Smith ( 04VT ) Essex Jct., VT



Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Trevor Lyman ( 17 ) Hinesburg, VT

2. Jason Woodard ( 68 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

3. Dwayne Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT

4. Brendan Moodie ( 94 ) Wolcott, VT

5. Mike Billado ( 8 ) Essex, VT

6. Mark Barnier ( 0 ) Essex Jct., VT

7. Mike Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

8. #Kyle Streeter ( 37 ) Waitsfield, VT

9. #Jason Pelkey ( 64 ) Barre, VT

10. #Burt Spooner III ( 4 ) E. Montpelier, VT

11. Brian Delphia ( 25 ) Duxbury, VT

12. Joe Steffen ( 00 ) Grand Isle, VT

13. Robert Gordon ( 20 ) Milton, VT

14. Matthew Potter ( 7 ) Marshfield, VT

15. Sid Sweet Jr. ( 51 ) Williamstown, VT

16. Kevin Dodge ( 88 ) Barre, VT

17. Adam Maynard ( 57 ) Milton, VT

DSQ #Jaden Perry ( 92 ) Hardwick, VT

DSQ Jamon Perry ( 62 ) Hardwick, VT



Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Tom Smith ( 50 ) Williamstown, VT

2. Alan Maynard ( 10 ) Fairfax, VT

3. #Logan Powers ( 31 ) Middlesex, VT

4. Dean Switser, Jr. ( 45 ) Lyndonville, VT

5. Kelsea Woodard ( 55 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

6. Jamie Davis ( 43 ) Wolcott, VT

7. Gary Mullen ( 29 ) Tunbridge, VT

8. #Stephen Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

9. Matthew Smith ( 04 ) Essex Jct., VT

10. Kevin Streeter ( 67 ) Waitsfield, VT

11. #Kasey Collins ( 98 ) Barre, VT

12. Cooper Bouchard ( 7 ) Hinesburg, VT

13. Michael Gay ( 3 ) So. Burlington, VT

14. Scott Weston ( 40 ) Berlin, VT

15. Brandon Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT

16. Justin Blakely ( 17 ) Graniteville, VT

17. Chris Mattos ( 35 ) Milton, VT

18. Keith Normand ( 27 ) North Concord, VT



Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Tyler Pepin ( 78 ) Barre, VT

2. Jeffrey Martin ( 8 ) Barre, VT

3. Kevin Keene ( 17 ) East Hardwick, VT

4. Julian Gorman ( 9 ) Randolph, VT

5. Benjamin Ashford ( 95 ) Northfield, VT

6. Frank Putney ( 88 ) Graniteville, VT

7. Cole Smith ( 26 ) Swanton, VT

8. Eric Young ( 6 ) Barre, VT

9. Sean McCarthy ( 86 ) Williamstown, VT

10. Trevor Rossi ( 04 ) Washington, VT

11. Connor Garand ( 41 ) Barre, VT

12. Eric Chase ( 13 ) Berlin, VT

13. Ethan Howes ( 24 ) Fayston, VT

14. Abby Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

15. Cedrick Zeno ( 23 ) Middlesex, VT

16. Rodney Campbell ( 10 ) Worcester, VT

17. Edward Bowden Jr. ( 12 ) Morrisville, VT

18. Nathan Woodworth ( 08 ) Essex Jct., VT

19. Jared Blakely ( 28 ) Barre, VT

20. Brad Kelley ( 55 ) Barre, VT

21. Kyle MacAskill ( 07 ) Williamstown, VT

22. Dan Durkeet ( 66 ) Woodbury, VT

23. Michael Stearns ( 3 ) Johnson, VT

24. Alex Lessard ( 14 ) Williamstown, VT

25. Issac Spaulding ( 94 ) Wolcott, VT

DSQ James Dopp ( 0 ) Northfield, VT



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