Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Sherwin-Williams Event

Jay Laquerre Claims Sherwin-Williams Victory

Demers, Kingsbury Score Feature Wins

 

Barre’s own Jay Laquerre took the outside lane to victory in the headline Late Model division Sunday evening on Sherwin-Williams night at Thunder Road.  Laquerre’s victory was his first since 2001 when he scored his two career victories at the Barre high banks.  Jamie “The Hurricane” Fisher made Laquerre work for the win on a late race charge, but settled for second.  Cody Blake, former Thunder Road Champion Nick Sweet, and multi-time champion Phil Scott rounded out the top five.

 

Laquerre took the lead and ran away in the first half of the race after a lap three caution for debris before Fisher caught him using the outside lane in lapped traffic over the final 47 green flag laps.  Fisher mounted multiple attacks, cruising to Laquerre’s bumper and pulling down on the inside, only to find himself back in second.  Laquerre is thankful Fisher had the same handling condition as they battled for the lead.



 “We were great around the outside here today, but very loose around the inside, so I knew when Fisher came I had to stay high. Luckily Jamie was too.” said Laquerre. “It’s so great to pick up a win here.  Great for the team, great for me, it’s been awhile.”

 

The New England Antique Racers(N.E.A.R.) honored race historian Cho Lee with the Cho Lee Memorial event for their Sportsman division which was won by Barre's own Lloyd Hutchins.  The award was presented by long-time friend of Lee, and 1969 Milkbowl Champion, Johnny Gammel.  Jim Torok of Norwalk, CT cruised to victory in the N.E.A.R. Modified division.

 

Middlesex, VT’s Josh Demers cruised to his second career victory in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman after a long duel with Hyde Park’s Tucker Williams.  The duel ended when Williams spun into the infield with ten laps to go, leaving Demers to cruise for the victory.  Demers is rejuvenated after his big feature win.

 

“I have to thank my crew for getting the car together after the fire we had here last week.  Just feels great to pick up a win after the way things went last time out,” said Demers.

 

The Allen Lumber Street Stock division saw Waitsfield, VT’s Troy Kingsbury take down his second career feature victory, fighting off a hard charging Cameron Ouellette of Barre and Cabot’s Ken Christman.  Kingsbury was also chosen as the Race to Read driver of the week, and marked down the second victory in a row for Race to Read drivers in its inaugural season.

 

The stars of Thunder Road will be back in action next Sunday, June 17 for the last twilight event before regular Thursday night action sponsored by Harvest Equipment.  Kids who participate in the Race to Read program, or come in wearing their little league or scout uniforms will get in for free.  Kids will also get a taste of the high banks with Kid Rides in the racecars started at 1:30pm as well as Kid’s Trike races later in the program for kids ages 3 to 6 years old.  Post time is 4:00pm. 

Sherwin Williams Sunday Twilight Event
Thunder Road – Barre, VT
Sunday, June 10, 2012

Late Models Unofficial Results
Pos. Driver (Car#) Hometown
1. Jay Laquerre (50vt) Barre, VT

2. Jamie Fisher (18vt) Shelburne, VT

3. Cody Blake (99vt) Barre, VT

4. Nick Sweet (88vt) Barre, VT

5. Phil Scott (14vt) Berlin, VT

6. Lance Allen (17vt) Barre, VT

7. Dave Whitcomb (25vt) Essex Jct., VT

8. Eric Chase (40vt) Milton, VT

9. Cris Michaud (6vt) E. Montpelier, VT

10. Chip Grenier (9vt) Graniteville, VT

11. Brett Wheeler (1vt) Waterbury, VT

12. Trampas Demers (85vt) S. Burlington, VT

13. Brooks Clark (68vt) Fayston, VT

14. John Donahue (26vt) Graniteville, VT

15. Jerry Lesage (74vt) Winooski, VT

16. Scott Payea (89vt) Milton, VT

17. Jim Morris (13vt) Barre, VT

18. Jamie Aube (41vt) No. Ferrisburg, VT

19. Joey Becker (16vt) Jeffersonville, VT

20. Grant Folsom (81vt) Waitsfield, VT

21. Dave Pembroke (44vt) Middlesex, VT

22. Ricky Roberts (3vt) Washington, VT

23. Mike Bailey (00vt) South Barre, VT

24. Spencer MacPherson (31on) Carleton Place, ON

25. Scott Carpenter (75vt) Waterbury, VT

 

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Unofficial Results
Pos. Driver (Car#) Hometown

1. Josh Demers (10) Middlesex, VT

2. Dylan Payea (07) Henniker, NH

3. Mike Ziter (26) Williamstown, VT

4. Eric Badore (04) Milton, VT

5. Scott Coburn (1) Barre, VT

6. Jason Allen (29) Barre, VT

7. Brendan Moodie (94) Wolcott, VT

8. John Lambert (2) Northfield, VT

9. Bobby Therrien (4) Hinesburg, VT

10. David Finck (90) Barre, VT

11. Mike Martin (01) Craftsbury Comm., VT

12. Shawn Fleury (31) Middlesex, VT

13. Mike Billado (8) Essex, VT

14. Joel  Hodgdon (36) Craftsbury, VT

15. Blair Bessett (21) Worcester, VT

16. #Chris Roberts (9) Washington, VT

17. Kyle Pembroke (27) Montpelier, VT

18. Christopher Pelkey (64) S. Barre, VT

19. Jason Corliss (61) Barre, VT

20. #Jason Woodard (68) Waterbury Ctr., VT

21. Pete Ainsworth (80) Middlesex, VT

22. Randy Gonyaw (22) S. Barre, VT

23. #Greg Adams Jr. (38) Hardwick, VT

24. Tucker Williams (11) Hyde Park, VT

25. Joe Steffen (00) Grand Isle, VT

26. Eric Johnson (20) Randolph, VT

27. Dan Reed (7) Essex, VT

28. Brian Delphia (55) Waterbury, VT

29. Shawn Powell (40) Jericho, VT

 

Allen Lumber Street Stocks Unofficial Results
Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown

1. Troy Kingsbury (39) Waitsfield, VT

2. Cameron Ouellette (90) Barre, VT

3. Ken Christman (4) Cabot, VT

4. Daniel Lathrop (6) Morrisville, VT

5. Nick Pilotte (11) Jefferson, NH

6. Garry Bashaw (92) Lincoln, VT

7. Dave Whitcomb (77) Elmore, VT

8. Tommy Smith (50) Williamstown, VT

9. Bunker Hodgdon (83) Hardwick, VT

10. Alan Maynard (10) Fairfax, VT

11. Donny Yates (05) N. Montpelier, VT

12. Amanda Habel (09) Roxbury, VT

13. Danny Emerson (71) E. Ryegate, VT

14. Emily Packard (98) E. Montpelier, VT

15. #Justin Town (53) E. Barre, VT

16. Bob Eldred (31) Waterbury, VT

17. #Kevin Wheatley (33) Brookfield, VT

18. #Daniel Brassard (32) E. Randolph, VT

19. Jennifer Getty (25) Cambridge, VT

20. Tyler McNally (37) Salisbury, VT

21. #Paul Grant (46) E. Calais, VT

22. Jamie Davis (43) Wolcott, VT

23. #Dean Switser Jr. (16) Lyndonville, VT

24. William Hennequin (47) Morrisville, VT

25. #Kevin Dodge (8) Barre, VT

26. Ron Gabaree (9) Barre, VT