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2015 CVMC ExpressCare Night
Kyle Pembroke Scores First Late Model Victory on CVMC ExpressCare Night

Kyle Pembroke scored the surprise of the 2015 Thunder Road weekly season with his first career Late Model victory in the CVMC ExpressCare Trophy Dash on Sunday, July 5.

The third-year Late Model competitor and St. Michael's College student took the lead around the outside from veteran Shawn Fleury on lap 43 of the 50-lap event. Pembroke then pulled away in the final laps for his first win in a full-bodied stock car.

2015 Aubuchon Hardware Night

Blake Rides Late Break to Late Model Win on Aubuchon Night

Barre local Cody Blake got the jump on a restart with six laps to go and drove to his second career Thunder Road Late Model victory in the Aubuchon Hardware Trophy Dash on Thursday, July 2.

Blake was running third on lap 44 of the 50-lap event when John Donahue, while challenging polesitter Boomer Morris for the lead, lost control and slammed the turn 4 wall. Donahue then flipped on his roof to bring out a lengthy red flag.

After a subsequent caution on the first restart attempt for Mike Bailey's spin, Blake got the break over fellow Barre racer Morris on the second attempt and cruised to his first victory since 2013.

2015 Independence Day Weekend

Thunder Road Gears Up for Independence Day Doubleheader Weekend

The 56th Independence Day celebration at Barre's Thunder Road kicks off this Thursday, July 2. The holiday doubleheader weekend sees two events in four days at the “Nation's Site of Excitement”, and many of the championship contenders will be established by the time the final checkered flag flies.

The weekend begins on Thursday, July 2 at 6:30pm with Aubuchon Hardware Night featuring the annual fireworks show. The battle royale in the Thunder Road Late Models will be the feature attraction on the track, as Barre, VT's Nick Sweet and N. Haverhill, NH's Derrick O'Donnell enter the night tied for the points lead. The evening concludes with one of the best fireworks displays in the Northeast.