Thunder Road SpeedBowl
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.

Fairpoint Communications Night

Eric Chase Strikes Again on FairPoint Night at Thunder Road

Ten days after his first Late Model career win, which was 14 years in the making, Eric Chase of Milton was back in victory lane on FairPoint Communications Night Sunday at Thunder Road.

 Chase ruled the FairPoint Communications Night 50-lap main event after taking the lead from Joey Becker on lap 8. Jason Corliss and Phil Scott spent over 20 laps in hot pursuit before the race came apart on the frontstretch on lap 43.

 As lapped car Dave Whitcomb eased up the track to let Chase slip through, he was turned by Corliss who was coming off turn four at full throttle. Scott slammed on the brakes and came to a stop against Whitcomb, only to be hammered from behind by Jamie Fisher.