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Thunder Road Labor Day Classic Postponed

Thunder Road Labor Day Classic Postponed

The Thunder Road Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic scheduled for Sunday, August 31 has been postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Monday, September 1. Qualifying for the event got underway and the first three Late Model heats were completed before the rain came and postponed the remainder of the event. A total of 33 Late Models were on hand looking for one of the 30 starting spots in the 36th running of the event.

The Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic is the final event in deciding the 2014 “King of the Road” Late Model Championship. Defending Thunder Road Champion Derrick O’Donnell of North Haverhill, NH came into the event with a 22 point lead over two-time “King of the Road” Nick Sweet of Barre. Sweet unofficially gained six points over O’Donnell in the heats that were completed cutting the lead to just 16.

The remainder of the stock car racing program has been rescheduled for Monday, September 1 with the fourth and final Late Model heat set to roll out at 1:30pm. The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks will also be in action. The pits will open at 11:30pm and the front gate will open at 12noon.

Aubuchon Hardware Night

Jim Morris Takes Second Win on Final Thursday Night

Barre’s own Jim “Boomer” Morris claimed his second feature win of the season in dominant fashion during the final Thursday (August 28) night of the 2014 season presented by Aubuchon Hardware. Morris held off a late charge by Jason Allen for the 50-lap win.

Morris started on the pole of the 26 car Late Model field and built a lead early in the race before Allen broke away from the pack and began to chase him down. With just under two laps to go, Allen reached Morris’ bumper but couldn’t get by. Current point leader Derrick O’Donnell recovered from an accident in the consolation event to start 14th on the field and worked his way to third. It was O’Donnell’s sixth straight podium finish.

Jet Service Envelope - Accura Printing Event

Shawn Fleury Battles to Second Thunder Road Win
Billado, Bousquet, Martin Take Tiger Triple 50 Wins

Shawn Fleury of Middlesex battled by John Donahue on the final restart with three laps to go in the 50 lap Thunder Road Late Model feature during the Jet Service event on Sunday, August 24. Following the second and final caution of the event on lap 47, Fleury started to the outside of Donahue and the duo swapped paint all the way around the highbanked quarter-mile during a wild finish over the final three laps. On the final lap, Fleury got the advantage in the high lane and claimed his second win of the season.

Donahue settled for second ahead of current point leader Derrick O’Donnell completing the podium. Jason Corliss and Trampas Demers earned top five finishes. Nick Sweet, Joey Laquerre, rookie Eric Badore, Brooks Clark and rookie Josh Demers completed the top ten.