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Sweet Celebrates On Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Fireworks Night

Sweet Celebrates On Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Fireworks Night

 

Points leader Nick Sweet of Barre grabbed the lead from rookie Marcel Gravel of Wolcott on the 46th lap and earned his second victory of the season on Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Fireworks Night.

Sweet, who won the American Canadian Tour opener at Thunder Road in May, moved into third place from the 15th starting position on the 41st lap. Hung up behind a battle for second between Jason Allen of Barre and Phil Scott of Middlesex, Sweet was finally able to take over second on lap 45, then motored past a fading Gravel to grab the win in the Thunder Road Late Models 50-lap feature.

 



Scott Dragon of Milton, who lost by 1/100th of a second earlier in the week on CCV Night,  posted another runner-up finish. Eric Chase of Milton finished third, with Allen in fourth and Scott in fifth. John Donahue of Graniteville, the winner Thursday night, finished sixth, followed by Chris Pelkey of So. Barre, Trampas Demers of S. Burlington, Tyler Cahoon of Danville, and Jason Corliss of Barre in the top 10.

In the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, Mike Martin of Craftsbury Common posted his first victory of the 2016 season, posting first- and fifth-place finishes in the two 25-lap segments to edge runner-up Stephen Donahue of Graniteville by a point in the combined standings.

Cameron Ouellette of Barre, last week’s Tiger Sportsmen victory, finished third overall. Mark Barnier of Essex Jct. was fourth, and second segment winner Jason Woodard of Waterbury Ctr. took fifth. Brendan Moodie of Wolcott, Doug Crowningshield of Barre, Eric Johnson of Randolph Ctr., Mike Billado of Essex, and Kevin Dodge of Barre rounded out the top ten.

Richard Gravel of Wolcott became the first double winner of the season in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks, nipping Jamon Perry of Hardwick by a bumper to claim the victory. Gravel’s final margin of victory was a .012 seconds.

Rounding out the top ten: Brandon Lanphear of Morrisville, Jaden Perry of Hardwick, William Hennequin of Hardwick, Jamie Davis of Wolcott, Thomas Merchant of Eden Mills, Bunker Hodgdon lll of Hardwick, Gary Mullen of Tunbridge, and Kevin Streeter of Waitsfield.

Racing action returns to Thunder Road on Thursday, July 7 for CMVC ExpressCARE Night. The event features a full card of action for the Thunder Road Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks. Post time is 7:00 p.m. 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

 

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Nick Sweet ( 88VT ) Barre, VT

2. Scott Dragon ( 16VT ) Milton, VT

3. Eric Chase ( 40VT ) Milton, VT

4. Jason Allen ( 29VT ) Barre, VT

5. Phil Scott ( 14VT ) Middlesex, VT

6. John Donahue ( 26VT ) Graniteville, VT

7. #Christopher Pelkey ( 64VT ) So. Barre, VT

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

9. Tyler Cahoon ( 38VT ) Danville, VT

10. Jason Corliss ( 66VT ) Barre, VT

11. Cody Blake ( 99VT ) Barre, VT

12. Eric Badore ( 04VT ) Milton, VT

13. #Marcel J. Gravel ( 86VT ) Wolcott, VT

14. Mike Bailey ( 2VT ) South Barre, VT

15. Darrell Morin ( 17VT ) Westford, VT

16. Kyle Pembroke ( 27VT ) Montpelier, VT

17. Matt White ( 42VT ) Northfield, VT

18. Shawn Fleury ( 31VT ) Middlesex, VT

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

20. Josh Masterson ( 11NY ) Charlotte, VT

21. Rick Roberts ( 3VT ) E. Barre, VT

22. Mike Foster ( 79VT ) Williston, VT

23. Boomer Morris ( 13VT ) Barre, VT

24. #Richard Lowrey III ( 44VT ) Charlotte, VT

 

 

BOND AUTO TIGER SPORTSMEN

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Mike Martin ( 01 ) Craftsbury Common, VT

2. Stephen Donahue ( 26 ) Graniteville, VT

3. Cameron Ouellette ( 90 ) Barre, VT

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

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

6. Brendan Moodie ( 94 ) Wolcott, VT

7. Doug Crowningshield ( 14 ) Barre, VT

8. Eric Johnson ( 20 ) Randolph Ctr, VT

9. Mike Billado ( 8 ) Essex, VT

10. #Kevin Dodge ( 88 ) Barre, VT

11. M.C. Ingram ( 02 ) Essex, VT

12. #Sid Sweet, Jr. ( 51 ) Williamstown, VT

13. Shawn Powell ( 40 ) Jericho, VT

14. Thomas Smith ( 50 ) Williamstown, VT

15. Joe Steffen ( 00 ) Grand Isle, VT

 

 

ALLEN LUMBER STREET STOCKS

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown

1. Richard Gravel ( 68 ) Wolcott, VT

2. Jamon Perry ( 62 ) Hardwick, VT

3. #Brandon Lanphear ( 11 ) Morrisville, VT

4. Jaden Perry ( 92 ) Hardwick, VT

5. William Hennequin ( 47 ) Hardwick, VT

6. Jamie Davis ( 43 ) Wolcott, VT

7. Thomas Merchant ( 38 ) Eden Mills, VT

8. Bunker Hodgdon lll ( 83 ) Hardwick, VT

9. Gary Mullen ( 29 ) Tunbridge, VT

10. Kevin Streeter ( 67 ) Waitsfield, VT

11. Alan Maynard ( 10 ) Fairfax, VT

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

13. Garry Bashaw ( 4 ) Lincoln, VT

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

15. Reilly Lanphear ( 21 ) Duxbury, VT

16. #Cooper Bouchard ( 7 ) Hinesburg, VT

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

18. Jennifer Getty ( 25 ) Cambridge, VT

19. #Peyton Lanphear ( 22 ) Duxbury, VT

20. Tom Campbell ( 85 ) Middlesex, VT

21. #Joshua Poirier ( 15 ) Enosburg Falls, VT

22. Thomas Chamberlin ( 66 ) Johnson, VT

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