Contributed by: ACT Staff
Stock car drivers in the Allen Lumber Street Stock and Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior divisions at Barre’s Thunder Road have a busy weekend of racing ahead of them. Each class will compete in two events in just four days’ time, beginning on Thursday evening, June 24 at 6:30pm, at the Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Trophy Dash, and closing with special long-distance races during the 24th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro event on Sunday, July 27 at 6:00pm.
Veteran driver Lloyd Blakely of Graniteville leads the Street Stock division following last week’s Times Argus Mid-Season Championship by 45 points over Plainfield youngster Jason Corliss, 577-532. Blakely has posted top-ten finishes in eight of his nine starts this season, including a runner-up effort on Charter Communications Night two weeks ago. Corliss earned his second career victory at the CARQUEST VT Governor’s Cup event in June, and has five other top-ten finishes to his credit.
Tommy “Thunder” Smith of Williamstown vaulted from 10th to third place in standings with a victory in the double-point mid-season event last Thursday; he has 516 points. Gary Mullen of Tunbridge sits fourth at 514 points while top rookie Mike MacAskill of Williamstown ranks fifth with 510 points.