Contributed by: ACT Staff
Late Model stock car driver John Donahue of Graniteville, VT scored a popular victory in the 50-lap Harvest Equipment Mother’s Day Special at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre Sunday evening. Donahue, who started seventh in the 28-car field, was in the midst of a stellar battle for the lead with Trampas Demers before the caution flag flew for a wreck on lap 40. During the caution period, Demers’ car suffered a driveline failure, ending his chances for the night.
Following the restart, Donahue was able to stretch his lead out to a three car-length margin over Hyde Park’s Eric Williams. Donahue and Williams crossed the finish line in first and second, respectively.
Mike Bailey of South Barre posted a career-best third-place finish after holding off Jeffersonville’s Joe Becker. Bailey demolished his car in a qualifying crash at last week’s Merchants Bank 150, and nearly crashed again in Harvest Equipment qualifying. Becker and his team were instrumental in the repair of Bailey’s car. Jerry Lesage of Winooski finished in fifth place.