Thunder Road SpeedBowl
VP Racing Fuels Night

O’Donnell Poised to Claim “King of the Road”

North Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell is poised to claim the 2013 “King of the Road” at the conclusion of tomorrow (Thursday, August 29) night’s VP Racing Fuels event at Thunder Road in Barre, VT. It would be O’Donnell’s second Thunder Road track title in three seasons, joining his 2011 Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen crown.

O’Donnell has used a pair of feature wins, along with a total of 12 top ten finishes in the 13 events so far, to amass a 60-point lead heading into tomorrow night’s Late Model finale. Barring any major issues, the 23-year old should fend off two-time Thunder Road track champion Nick Sweet. 2013 marks O’Donnell’s first full season of Late Model competition, which will also make him the Rookie of the Year, something that hasn’t been done in the modern era of Thunder Road stock car racing.

Aubuchon Hardware Night

Sweet Puts on a Clinic, Wins Late Model 100

Nick Sweet went home with the winner’s trophy/hardware on Aubuchon Night after a masterful performance in the Late Model 100 Friday at Thunder Road.

 It was the first win of the season for the defending track champion, who came from 18th on the starting grid in the St. J Auto No. 88.

 Sweet shot underneath eventual runner-up Jean-Paul Cyr for 2nd on lap 52, took the lead from Brett Gervais a lap later and then quickly drew out to a commanding advantage.

 Cyr got home second just ahead of a fierce battle between Scott Payea (3rd) and Dave Pembroke (4th). Cody Blake rallied late for 5th, just ahead of Brooks Clark.


Aubuchon Night Postponed at Thunder Road

 Thunder Road International Speedbowl has announced the postponement of Aubuchon Hardware Night scheduled for Thursday, August 22 due to forecasted rain. The event has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Friday, August 23).

 The event is the second to last of the regular Thursday night shows at the "Nation's Site of Excitement." Derrick O'Donnell sits atop the Late Model point standings over Nick Sweet. Sweet will have to make up some ground in the Aubuchon 100-lap feature event tomorrow to have a chance at catching O'Donnell before the "King of the Road" battle concludes next Thursday, August 29 with VP Fuels Night.

 Thunder Road Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will be back in action tomorrow, Friday, August 23. Qualifying will begin at 6:00 pm sharp.