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O'Donnell Holds Off Sweet for Memorial Day Classic Win

O’Donnell Holds Off Sweet for Memorial Day Classic Win

Mueller, Pierson, and Smith Claim Feature Wins

North Haverhill’s Derrick O’Donnell held off a late charge from King of the Road Nick Sweet to pick up the victory in his first-ever Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic at Barre’s Thunder Road on Monday, May 27. 

O’Donnell started third in the 30-car field, needing only six laps to claim the lead from South Burlington, VT’s Trampas Demers.  2012 Thunder Road Track Champion Nick Sweet quickly worked his way from his 12th starting position to fifth by lap 41, and by lap 58, after the third of six caution periods, had cracked the top three.  Sweet pulled into second with 12 laps to go looking to win his second Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic in a row, but the former Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman Champion O’Donnell held him off to become the 51st name in the Memorial Day Classic Granite Stone at Thunder Road.

Thunder Road to Host NASCAR Star

Thunder Road to Host NASCAR Star

Clint Bowyer to Race in VT Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup 

Thunder Road officials announced this morning that NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer will be participating in the Vermont Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup at Barre VT’s Thunder Road on Thursday, July 11. 

Bowyer, who currently sits fourth overall on the Sprint Cup Series, will pilot a Crazy Horse racing Toyota Camry in the 150-lap event.  His car will be painted to match his #15 Michael Waltrip racing ride that he currently drives in NASCAR’s top division.

“I think Clint Bowyer is about as ‘old school’ a racer as NASCAR has,’” said long-time Thunder Road Promoter Tom Curley.  “To have guys like Tony Stewart and now Bowyer come to the Governor’s Cup race at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” is a great thing for our fans and teams at Thunder Road,” he finished. 

Thunder Road's Memorial Day Classic Postponed

Thunder Road’s Memorial Day Classic Postponed

The 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic at Barre’s Thunder Road scheduled for Sunday, May 26 has been postponed to Monday, May 27 for a Memorial Day special due to inclement weather.

The Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic will serve as the first race of the Vermont State Championship Series as well as the first point-counting event for the King of the Road Title at Thunder Road.  The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will continue their point battles, along with a special first-time appearance from the Devil’s Bowl Dirt Modifieds. 

Camping will still be allowed at Thunder Road for the weekend, starting at noon on Friday, May 24.

Post time will be 1:30pm for The 51st Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Monday, May 27.