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2015 U.S. Army Recruiting Night

Rookie Donahue Overcomes for Win in Tiger Sportsmen Twin 50s

 

Seventeen-year-old Stephen Donahue of Graniteville was not to be denied at Thunder Road on Thursday, August 13 as he took the overall win in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Twin 50s on U.S. Army Recruiting Night.

 

The rookie won the first 50-lap feature after Wolcott’s Brendan Moodie blew a right-front tire while racing with Donahue coming to the white flag. But Donahue had a right front of his own go down on lap 12 of the second feature after contact with point leader Jason Woodard.


2015 U.S. Army Recruiting Night

Tiger Sportsmen Take the Stage on U.S. Army Recruiting Night

 

The stretch drive of Thunder Road’s weekly racing season continues this Thursday night, August 13 with U.S. Army Recruiting Night. With just four point-counting events remaining on the 2015 Thunder Road racing calendar, it’s “go time” in the championship battles for the Thunder Road Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks.

 

The famed Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman division will take the stage on Thursday night. Thunder Road officials have announced the Tiger Sportsmen will run twin 50-lap Milk Bowl–style features. The finish of the first 50-lap feature will be inverted to set the starting line-up for the second feature. The driver with the best combined finish in the two features will be the overall winner.


2015 Enpro Services/Safelite Auto Glass Night

Sweet Thrills With Late Pass for Win on Enpro/Safelite Night

 

Barre’s Nick Sweet picked up his second Thunder Road Late Model win of the season with a thrilling performance late in the Enpro Services/Safelite Auto Glass Trophy Dash on Thursday, August 6.

 

Sweet started 11th and was looking to the outside of Montpelier’s Josh Demers with two circuits remaining in the 50-lap feature when Shawn Fleury spun in turn 1, bringing out the third caution and setting up a green-white-checkered dash to the finish. Sweet got the nose up on the restart and rode the momentum on the outside groove to the win, exiting his car to thunderous applause in Victory Lane.