Nick Sweet Earns 13th Career Thunder Road Win
Barre’s own Nick Sweet pocketed his 13th career Thunder Road Late Model feature win during WDEV/Calkins night on Thursday, July 31. Sweet flew through the field from his 12th starting position and moved around Shawn Fleury with just under ten laps to go to take his second win of the 2014 season and help solidify his spot at the top of the standings.
Fleury settled for second while Derrick O’Donnell scored his second straight podium finish in third. Eric Chase earned fourth while Boomer Morris claimed fifth after leading early in the 50 lap event, which saw just one caution. Trampas Demers, Phil Scott, Jason Allen, Scott Dragon and Cody Blake completed the top ten.
Rookie Caleb Nelson of Moretown claimed his first career Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen feature leading the 35 lap caution free feature wire-to-wire. Mike Martin battled his way from sixth to earn the runner-up spot while Darrell Morin completed the podium. Brendan Moodie and Joe Steffen rounded out the top five while Jeff Bousquet, point leader Jason Woodard, Mark Barnier, Dylan Payea and Eric Johnson all earned top ten finishes.