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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.


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.