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2015 Cody Chevrolet Night

Thursday Finale at Thunder Road on Tap with Cody Chevrolet Night


The 56th Thunder Road Thursday night season concludes this Thursday (August 27) with Derrick O’Donnell inching closer to his third “King of the Road” crown on Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night. N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell has a commanding lead with two races to go, but every spot will be critical this Thursday and in the upcoming Labor Day Classic.


O’Donnell piloted his #60VT Late Model to a second-place finish in a caution-free main event last Thursday night. The result extended his overall lead over Barre racers Nick Sweet and Cody Blake to 68 and 74 points, respectively, with an 85-point gap to Graniteville’s John Donahue. A strong run for O’Donnell and his Mascitti Bros. Racing team this Thursday on their sponsor’s night could put a stamp on a record-tying third straight track championship.

2015 Jet Service/Accura Night

Badore Scores Triple Crown with First Late Model Win on Jet Service/Accura Night


Milton’s Eric Badore held off point leader Derrick O’Donnell to score his first career Thunder Road Late Model win and the “Triple Crown” in the Jet Service Envelope/Accura Printing Trophy Dash on Thursday, August 20 in front of a full house at the Barre high banks.


The second-year driver started on the pole and led the whole way in the caution-free 50-lap feature, but Island Pond’s Brett Gervais followed him like a shadow for most of the event. N. Haverhill, NH’s O’Donnell entered the fray in the final 10 circuits and began working Badore’s outside with three laps to go.

2015 NEAR Hall of Fame

Laquerre Elected to New England Auto Racing Hall of Fame


Thunder Road racing legend and family patriarch Joey Laquerre of East Montpelier has been elected to the New England Auto Racing (NEAR) Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015.


The 71-year-old Laquerre is the all-time winningest driver at Barre’s Thunder Road with 45 wins, including a record 17 in the Tiger Sportsmen and 14 in the Late Models. His most recent Thunder Road victory came in a Late Model feature on June 5, 2014. Laquerre was the 1982 “King of the Road” and also won five championships in the Mini Stock division between 1973 and 1980.