Thunder Road SpeedBowl

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.

Make-A-Wish Night

Brett Wheeler Scores Hard Earned Victory on Make-A-Wish Night
Mike Billado, Alan Maynard, and Jennifer Getty Victorius  

Brett Wheeler outlasted Joey Becker in a side-by-side duel of front row occupants that went on for the full 50 laps of the Make-A-Wish Late Model main event Thursday at Thunder Road.

 Wheeler had to command the outside lane to land his 2nd win of the season in the Spherion Chevy No. 1. Becker led the first 16 laps as well as laps 26-30 and 32-36.

 Neither Wheeler nor Becker could have survived a misstep as 16 year-old Emily Packard arrived at their spoilers on lap 36. Packard got a wheel ahead of Becker as the trio encountered a lapped car, but Becker hung tough for runner-up honors.

 Scott Payea was a close 4th, three car-lengths ahead of point leader Derrick O’Donnell. Nick Sweet, Cody Blake and Eric Chase were next in line.

 “It was a lot of fun racing with Joey like that,” Wheeler said.