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Brooks Clark Takes Second Career Victory

Brooks Clark Takes Second Career Victory

Williams, Streeter Take Feature Wins

Fayston, VT’s Brooks Clark stole the show on the WLVB twilight event at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, June 9, holding off 7-time American Canadian Tour Champion Jean-Paul Cyr to claim the early-season Late Model victory. 

Barre’s own Lance Allen led the early going of the 50-lap feature, battling 50-year racing veteran Joey Laquerre for the top spot.  Allen took the lead for a handful of circuits before Clark powered by him in the outside lane.  Clark looked to be in complete control of the race until a surge from 2009 King of the Road Cyr brought the battle to Clark’s back bumper for the feature win.  Clark held on to the high lane where both cars preferred to be, and held off a late attack from Cyr to hang on to the win.  Allen posted his first career podium finish in the Late Model division in third, followed by 2-time King of the Road Dave Pembroke, and Laquerre.  31 cars attempted to qualify for the 26 car starting grid.


Thunder Road Prepares for Twilight Event

Thunder Road Prepares for Twilight Event

The Nation’s Site of Excitement, Barre’s Thunder Road, will begin weekly summer racing with the first of two twilight events this Sunday, June 9th presented by WLVB Radio.

The event will feature the top-flight Late Model division, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and a special visit from the historic New England Antique Racers. 

Rookie Derrick O’Donnell will lead the Late Models into battle on Sunday after his dominating opening day win in the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic.  O’Donnell will try to hold off defending King of the Road Nick Sweet, and Shelburne, VT’s Trampas Demers to keep the top spot.


O'Donnell Leads King of the Road Title Chase

O’Donnell Leads King of the Road Title Chase

Fleury, Switser Take Leads in Tigers and Streets

In just his third start in a Late Model at Thunder Road, Rookie of the Year contender Derrick O’Donnell opened up the King of the Road points chase with a dominating victory in Sunday’s 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. 

O’Donnell will carry a 7-point advantage over reigning track champion Nick Sweet, who is just two points ahead of third-place Trampas Demers in the point standings.  The season is young yet for the Late Models, who had their first point-counting event in the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic, but the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks experienced big point shakeups after event two of their 2013 season.