54th Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic

Sunday, May 29 2016 @ 06:50 PM EDT

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Cahoon Takes First Thunder Road Win in Memorial Day Classic

 

Tyler Cahoon made his first career Thunder Road Late Model win count on Sunday, May 29, holding off a late charge from Scott Dragon for the victory in the 54th Annual Mekkelsen Memorial Day Classic.

 

The Danville veteran took the lead from Matt White on lap 6 of the 100-lap event, just prior to the second and final caution for Brian Tarbell’s hard encounter with the turn one wall. Cahoon pulled out to a big lead in the middle stages, but had to fend off Dragon in the closing laps to secure the win. The former Street Stock Champion became the third driver in the last four years to score his first Thunder Road Late Model victory in the event.

Dragon settled for second, followed by former Memorial Day Classic winner Jason Corliss in third. Trampas Demers took fourth, while Nick Sweet made a late charge to finish fifth. Brooks Clark, John Donahue, Kyle Pembroke, White, and Cody Blake rounded out the top-10.

 

Turner, ME’s Glen Luce earned his first Pro All Stars Series (PASS) North win of the season and third of his career in the PASS 150. Luce got the jump on Dover, NH’s Wayne Helliwell following the race’s final restart on lap 119 and pulled away in the closing laps for his first victory at Thunder Road.

 

Helliwell, who had inherited the lead when Jeremy Davis suffered mechanical problems during the lap 119 caution, posted his best career PASS North effort with a second place finish. Former Champion Travis Benjamin took third. Derek Ramstrom, Ben Rowe, Derek Griffith, Johnny Clark, D.J. Shaw, Mike Rowe, and Scott Payea rounded out the top-10.

 

Essex Jct. veteran Mark Barnier scored his 11th career victory in the 30-lap Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman feature. Barnier took the lead from polesitter John Lambert on lap four and held off former champions Joe Steffen and Jason Woodard for the win.

 

Stephen Donahue finished fourth with Doug Crowningshield fifth. Kyle Streeter, Mike Martin, Cameron Ouellette, Lambert, and defending Champion Brendan Moodie also earned top-10 finishes.

 

Richard Gravel captured his first win of the season in the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature. Gravel went around Will Hennequin in traffic on lap 16 on the 25-lap event, shortly following the resumption of the race after the division made a trip to the penalty box. Jaden Perry caught Hennequin at the line for second. Kelly Miller, Jr. finished fourth, followed by Garry Bashaw, Bunker Hodgdon, Jamon Perry, Jennifer Getty, Tyler Austin, and Jamie Davis.

 

Andy Shaw was the winner in the PASS Modified feature. Shaw passed polesitter Mark Lunblad, Jr. early in the 30-lap event and was never seriously challenged. Ben Tinker took second, followed by Ryan Robbins, Mike Carignan, and Ron Henry.

 

Thunder Road returns to action Sunday, June 12 with the Harvest Equipment event. The previously postponed event features a full card of racing for all divisions along with the annual Kids Rides. Post time is 2:00pm. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

 

THUNDER ROAD LATE MODELS

MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos   Start Pos   Driver   Car #     Hometown   Laps

1. ( 3 ) Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) , Danville, VT , 100 Laps

2. ( 6 ) Scott Dragon ( 16VT ) , Milton, VT , 100 Laps

3. ( 11 ) Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) , Barre, VT , 100 Laps

4. ( 14 ) Trampas Demers ( 85VT ) , S. Burlington, VT , 100 Laps

5. ( 12 ) Nick Sweet ( 88VT ) , Barre, VT , 100 Laps

6. ( 5 ) Brooks Clark ( 68VT ) , Fayston, VT , 100 Laps

7. ( 13 ) John Donahue ( 26VT ) , Graniteville, VT , 100 Laps

8. ( 17 ) Kyle Pembroke ( 27VT ) , Montpelier, VT , 100 Laps

9. ( 1 ) Matt White ( 42VT ) , Northfield, VT , 100 Laps

10. ( 16 ) Cody Blake ( 99VT ) , Barre, VT , 100 Laps

11. ( 4 ) Brett Gervais ( 11NH ) , Island Pond, VT , 100 Laps

12. ( 15 ) Phil Scott ( 14VT ) , Middlesex, VT , 100 Laps

13. ( 9 ) Mike Bailey ( 2VT ) , South Barre, VT , 100 Laps

14. ( 21 ) Boomer Morris ( 13VT ) , Barre, VT , 99 Laps

15. ( 20 ) #Marcel J. Gravel ( 86VT ) , Wolcott, VT , 99 Laps

16. ( 23 ) Richard Lowrey III ( 44VT ) , Charlotte, VT , 99 Laps

17. ( 8 ) Eric Chase ( 40VT ) , Milton, VT , 99 Laps

18. ( 19 ) Shawn Fleury ( 31VT ) , Middlesex, VT , 98 Laps

19. ( 25 ) Rick Roberts ( 3VT ) , E. Barre, VT , 98 Laps

20. ( 22 ) Walt Hammond, Jr. ( 98NH ) , Orange, NH , 98 Laps

21. ( 29 ) #Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) , So. Barre, VT , 98 Laps

22. ( 18 ) Darrell Morin ( 17VT ) , Westford, VT , 98 Laps

23. ( 7 ) David Whitcomb ( 25VT ) , Essex Jct., VT , 98 Laps

24. ( 10 ) Jeremy Zullo ( 46NH ) , Claremont, NH , 97 Laps

25. ( 26 ) Mike Foster ( 79VT ) , Williston, VT , 57 Laps

26. ( 24 ) Scott Coburn ( 72VT ) , Barre, VT , 20 Laps

27. ( 27 ) Brian Tarbell ( 15ME ) , Springfield, VT , 6 Laps

28. ( 2 ) Eric Badore ( 04VT ) , Milton, VT , 0 Laps

DNS ( 28 ) Jason Allen ( 29VT ) , Barre, VT , 0 Laps

Lap Leaders: Matt White, 1-5; Tyler Cahoon, 6-100. (1 lead change among 2 drivers)

Time of Race: 34:27   Margin of Victory:  seconds

Cautions: 2  (laps 1, 6 [red])

Heat Winners: Jason Corliss, Nick Sweet, John Donahue

Consi Winner: Scott Dragon

 

PASS SUPER LATE MODELS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car Number, Hometown, Laps Completed

1. Glen Luce (7L), Turner, ME, 150 laps

2. Wayne Helliwell, Jr. (27NH), Dover, NH, 150 laps

3. Travis Benjamin (7), Morrill, ME, 150 laps

4. Derek Ramstrom 35), 150 laps

5. Ben Rowe (4), Turner, ME, 150 laps

6. Derek Griffin (12G), Hudson, NH, 150 laps

7. Johnny Clark (54), Hallowell, ME, 150 laps

8. D.J. Shaw (60), Center Conway, NH, 150 laps

9. Mike Rowe (24), Turner, ME, 150 laps

10. Scott Payea (37), Colchester, VT, 150 laps

11. Travis Stearns (16ME), Auburn, ME, 150 laps

12. Brent Dragon (49), Milton, VT, 150 laps

13. Mike Hopkins (15), Hermon, ME 150 laps

14. Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (97), Hudson, NH, 149 laps

15. Jeremy Davis (09), Tamworth, NH, 119 laps

16. Matt Matheson (2M), French Lick, NB, 114 laps

17. Bryan Kruczek (00), Newmarket, NH, 47 laps

18. Todd Stone (1x), Middlebury, VT, 7 laps

 

BOND AUTO TIGER SPORTSMEN

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Mark Barnier ( 0 ) Essex Jct., VT

2. Joe Steffen ( 00 ) Grand Isle, VT

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

4. Stephen Donahue ( 26 ) Graniteville, VT

5. Doug Crowningsheild ( 14 ) Barre, VT

6. #Kyle Streeter ( 22 ) Waitsfield, VT

7. Mike Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

8. Cameron Ouellette ( 90 ) Barre, VT

9. John C. Lambert ( 8 ) Northfield, VT

10. Brendan Moodie ( 94 ) Wolcott, VT

11. Shannon Tomasovich ( 71 ) Milton, VT

12. Brian Delphia ( 25 ) Duxbury, VT

13. #Kevin Dodge ( 88 ) Barre, VT

14. Shawn Powell ( 40 ) Jericho, VT

15. Sid Sweet ( 51 ) Williamstown, VT

16. Thomas Smith ( 50 ) Williamstown, VT

 

ALLEN LUMBER STREET STOCKS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Richard Gravel ( 68 ) Wolcott, VT

2. Jaden Perry ( 92 ) Hardwick, VT

3. William Hennequin ( 47 ) Hardwick, VT

4. Kelly Miller, Jr. ( 0 ) Johnson, VT

5. Garry Bashaw ( 4 ) Lincoln, VT

6. Bunker Hodgdon lll ( 83 ) Hardwick, VT

7. Jamon Perry ( 62 ) Hardwick, VT

8. Jennifer Getty ( 25 ) Cambridge, VT

9. Tyler Austin ( 5 ) E. Calais, VT

10. Jamie Davis ( 43 ) Wolcott, VT

11. Gary Mullen ( 29 ) Tunbridge, VT

12. Reilly Lanphear ( 21 ) Duxbury, VT

13. #Cooper Bouchard ( 7 ) Hinesburg, VT

14. #Kelsea Woodard ( 55 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT

15. Patrick Tibbetts ( 48 ) Barre, VT

16. Keith Fortier ( 35 ) Hinesburg, VT

17. Peter Burt, Jr. ( 82 ) Johnson, VT

18. Joshua Poirier ( 15 ) Enosburg Falls, VT

19. Thomas Chamberlin ( 66 ) Johnson, VT

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

21. Kevin Streeter ( 67 ) Waitsfield, VT

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

23. Thomas Merchant ( 38 ) Eden Mills, VT

24. #Brandon Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT

25. Greg Collette ( 33 ) Milton, VT

26. #Peyton Lanphear ( 22 ) Duxbury, VT

27. Dave Whitcomb ( 77 ) Morrisville, VT

28. Alan Maynard ( 10 ) Fairfax, VT

 

PASS MODIFIEDS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Andy Shaw (0), Center Conway, NH

2. Ben Tinker (19), New Gloucester, ME

3. Ryan Robbins (36), Dixfield, ME

4. Mike Carignan (21), Lebanon, ME

5. Ron Henry (05), New Gloucester, ME

6. Mark Lunblad, Jr. (28), Conway, NH

7. Jon McCarron (14), Etna, ME

8. Matt Sanborn (64), Westbrook, ME


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