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The “Hurricane” Jamie Fisher Ends Thunder Road Drought
Triple Crown Night for Tiger Rookie Cameron Ouellette

Jamie “The Hurricane” Fisher of Shelburne, driving the S. D. Ireland No. 18, led the final 18 laps of the Safelite Auto Glass Late Model 50 to become the 6th different winner in the last six races Thursday at Thunder Road. It was the first Late Model victory at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” since 2009 for the former track champion as well as the 14th of his career.

 Fisher overtook rookie Jason Corliss for the lead after gaining three spots in the previous eight laps.  Joey Laquerre got underneath Corliss for 2nd when Corliss bobbled in turn four with seven circuits left, but couldn’t close in on Fisher.  Corliss wound up 3rd, three car-lengths ahead of Derrick O’Donnell whose 4th-place effort unofficially moved him into lead in the championship point standings. Brooks Clark completed the top-five.

 “The car felt better up on the outside,” Fisher said. “Once I got a little daylight on Joey, I thought I was in good shape. It’s been a while.”

 Fisher’s drive for the lead was set up by the second and final caution after Phil Scott’s spin on lap 23. Fisher was alongside Corliss on the front row with Laquerre and Eric Chase in row two. Nick Sweet, who began the night atop the standings, placed 11th. Positions 6-10 went to Jean-Paul Cyr, Dave Pembroke, Mike Bailey, Boomer Morris and Cody Blake.

 Scott breezed to a win in his Late Model heat. The other two Late Model heats came down to the wire. Joey M Laquerre used the outside lane to beat his grandfather Joey Sr. to the line in the first heat. Corliss nipped Dave Whitcomb by a wheel width in his qualifier.

 Rookie Cam Ouellette of Barre dominated the Bond Auto Parts Tiger Sportsman feature to complete a triple crown night. Ouellette, Eric Badore and Randy Gonyaw took the Tiger Sportsman heats. Ouellette was much the best in the semi-feature. Tucker Williams held off Badore as the semi runner-up. Josh Demers and Mike Billado were next.

 Ouellette started on the outside pole. He was tracked by veteran Joe Steffen of Essex Jct. in the Tiger main. Steffen got tested by Tucker Williams and Randy Gonyaw over a dozen laps of tight racing, but held on for his third top-5 finish. Jason Woodard outlasted John Lambert and Jason Allen to claim 5th.

Rookie Tommy Elwood of Morrisville was a convincing winner in the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature. Point leader Dean Switser Jr. finished 2nd, well ahead of a give-and-take battle for third, which went to Greg Adams ahead of Willy Hennequin and Bunker Hodgdon.

 Paul Dudley of Waitsfield won the “Rough Rider” feature. Dudley claimed wins in both segments of the event. Alan Derrington and Chris LaForest completed the podium

Thunder Road returns to action next Thursday, July 25 for Times Argus Mid-Season Championship (double points) Night. The night will feature the Late Model, Tiger Sportsmen and Street Stocks divisions in action plus during intermission the stars of Thunder Road will be hosting their annual autograph session.

Safelite Auto Glass Unofficial Results
Thunder Road – Barre, VT
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Late Models
Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown
1. Jamie Fisher (18vt) Shelburne, VT

2. Joey Laquerre (15vt) E. Montpelier, VT

3. #Jason Corliss (66vt) Barre, VT

4. #Derrick O'Donnell (60vt) N. Haverhill, NH

5. Brooks Clark (68vt) Fayston, VT

6. Jean-Paul Cyr (32vt) Milton, VT

7. Dave Pembroke (44vt) Middlesex, VT

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

9. Jim Morris (13vt) Barre, VT

10. Cody Blake (99vt) Barre, VT

11. Nick Sweet (88vt) Barre, VT

12. Eric Chase (40vt) Milton, VT

13. Phil Scott (14vt) Middlesex, VT

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

15. Scott Payea (89vt) Milton, VT

16. Emily Packard (9me) E. Montpelier, VT

17. Kyle Pembroke (27vt) Montpelier, VT

18. Rick Roberts (3vt) E. Barre, VT

19. Joey Becker (16vt) Jeffersonville, VT

20. David Whitcomb (25vt) Essex Jct., VT

21. #Terry Reil (11vt) E. Barre, VT

22. #Joey M. Laquerre (51vt) E. Montpelier, VT

23. Brett Gervais (11nh) Island Pond, VT

24. #Robert Eldred (38vt) Waterbury, VT

25. Mark Norris (22me) Farmington, ME

 

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

1. #Cameron Ouellette (90) Barre, VT

2. Joe Steffen (00) Grand Isle, VT

3. Tucker Williams (11) Hyde Park, VT

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

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

6. John Lambert (2) Northfield, VT

7. Jason Allen (29) Barre, VT

8. Eric Badore (04) Milton, VT

9. Mike Billado (8) Essex, VT

10. Jeffrey Bousquet (60) Worcester, VT

11. Scott Coburn (1) Barre, VT

12. Mike Ziter (26) Williamstown, VT

13. Shawn Fleury (31) Middlesex, VT

14. Christopher Pelkey (64) South Barre, VT

15. Darrell Morin (71) Essex Jct., VT

16. Clem Despault (3) Waterbury, VT

17. Adam Pierson (85) Bradford,VT

18. Mike Martin (01) Craftsbury Common, VT

19. Brendan Moodie (94) Wolcott, VT

20. David Finck (37) Barre, VT

21. Josh Demers (10) Montpelier, VT

22. Doug Crowningshield (14) Barre, VT

23. Eric Johnson (20) Randolph Center, VT

24. Chris Roberts (9) Washington, VT

DNS #Chris Judd (51) Springfield, VT

 

Allen Lumber Street Stocks

Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown

1. #Tommy Elwood (88) Morrisville, VT

2. Dean Switser, Jr. (16) Lyndonville, VT

3. Greg Adams (38) Hardwick, VT

4. Will Hennequin (47) Morrisville, VT

5. Bunker Hodgdon (83) Wolcott, VT

6. Jamie Davis (43) Wolcott, VT

7. Jaden Perry (02) Hardwick, VT

8. Jennifer Getty (25) Cambridge, VT

9. Tommy Smith (50) Williamstown, VT

10. Kevin Dodge (8) Barre, VT

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

12. Kyle Streeter (37) Waitsfield, VT

13. Gary Mullen (29) Tunbridge, VT

14. #Tyler Austin (5) E. Calais, VT

15. Jamon Perry (62) Hardwick, VT

16. #George Butler (9) Randolph, VT

17. #Patrick Tibbetts (48) Barre, VT

18. Scott Maynard (59) Burlington, VT

19. Marcel Gravel (86) Morrisville, VT

20. Paul Grant (46) East Calais, VT

21. Alan Maynard (10) Fairfax, VT

DNS Keith Fortier (35) Hinesburg, VT

 

Rough Riders

Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown

1. Paul Dudley (42) Waitsfield, VT

2. Alan Derrington (75) Bethlehem, NH

3. Chris LaForest (56) Barre, VT

4. Randy Johnson (101) East Barre, VT

5. Justin Johnson (79) East Barre, VT

6. Calvin Caswell (23) Jericho, VT