Fleury Claims Checkers On U.S. Army Recruiting Night
Shawn Fleury of Middlesex grabbed the lead from rookie Chris Pelkey of South Barre on a late-race restart, then went on to claim his second victory of the season in the 50-lap main event for the Thunder Road Late Models.
Pelkey took the lead from pole-sitter Scott Coburn of Barre and stayed in front until the second caution of the event flew on lap 46. Fleury, on the outside of the front row on the ensuing restart, took over the top spot on lap 47. Nick Sweet of Barre charged from 15th starting position to take second place, while Pelkey finished for third.