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Championship Battles Up For Grabs at Thunder Road

Championship Battles Up For Grabs at Thunder Road 

After Sunday’s twilight event at Barre’s Thunder Road, the championship point standings are as tight as ever across all divisions heading into Harvest Equipment night at Thunder Road this Sunday, June 16.

The King of the Road title fight remains close in the Late Model division with three points separating the top five in the overall standings.  Three former Late Model Champions top the standings, with Dave Pembroke and Jean-Paul Cyr tied for the lead, and reigning King of the Road Nick Sweet just two points behind in third.  Behind Sweet is another tie between young talents Derrick O’Donnell and Cody Blake, who sit just three points out of the lead. 


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.