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Donahue Passes Tough Test On CCV Night

Donahue Passes Tough Test On CCV Night

 

Barre, VT – John Donahue of Graniteville held off a furious charge from Scott Dragon of Milton and claimed a photo-finish victory in the 50-lap Thunder Road Late Models feature on Community College of Vermont Night.
 

Donahue took the lead from pole-sitter Jason Allen of Barre on lap 27. Dragon, who was 13th on the starting grid, moved into second place on lap 42. With Donahue running the high side and Dragon the low line, the two leaders entered the final lap side-by-side. Donahue bobbled slightly coming out of turn 4, but edged Dragon at the finish line by 1/100th of a second.


Pembroke Takes Three On Harvest Equipment Night

Pembroke Takes Three On Harvest Equipment Night

 

Barre, VT – Kyle Pembroke of Montpelier claimed the third Triple Crown of the season in three regular-season events on Harvest Equipment Night on Sunday afternoon, sweeping his heat race, the semi feature, and the 50-lap Thunder Road Late Models feature.
 

Pembroke survived a collision with Eric Chase of Milton on his way to the victory. The two cars collided on the backstretch after the third caution flag of the race was thrown on lap 40. Since the wreck didn’t cause the yellow flag, Pembroke was allowed to reclaim his second-place position in the field. He moved past Darrell Morin of Westford on the ensuing restart and stayed in front for the rest of the event.


White Takes Win On North County Federal CU Night

White Takes Win On North County Federal CU Night

 

Matt White of Northfield grabbed the lead halfway through the race, then held off a late-race challenge from Eric Badore of Milton to claim the 50-lap Late Model feature on North Country Federal Union Night at Thunder Road.

White overhauled pole-sitter Jason Allen of Barre on lap 25. Allen started on the outside of the front row beside White after the only caution of the event on lap 29, but couldn’t reclaim the lead. Badore, last week’s feature winner, pulled into second place in the closing stages, but couldn’t find the speed or the line to get around White. Trampas Demers of South Burlington caught up to the leaders in the final 10 laps, but had to settle for third place.