Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Fireworks Night

Shawn Fleury Scores First Thunder Road Late Model Win

Shawn Fleury of Middlesex scored his first career Thunder Road Late Model win on Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Fireworks night on Sunday, July 6. Fleury got the advantage on Brett Gervais on the third and final restart on lap 14 of the 50 lap event and built a large lead over the remainder of the race. The three-time Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen champion, Fleury returned to the Late Model ranks this year piloting the 802Cars.com Toyota Camry out of the Hallstrom Motorsports shop. His win came in just the 7th event of the Thunder Road season.

The pack of Eric Badore, Gervais, Dave Pembroke, Cody Blake and Trampas Demers fought hard for the remaining podium positions over the second half of the event. Pembroke and Demers charged hard in the outside lane and it looked like Pembroke had a shot at second but bounced off the wall with five laps remaining. He saved the car and limped to the finish. Badore had enough to claim second followed by Gervais in third. Blake and Demers completed the top five. Pembroke, Phil Scott, Brooks Clark, Nick Sweet, and Jim Morris rounded out the top ten.


POSTPONED

Northfield Savings Bank Night at Thunder Road Postponed

Thunder Road officials have announced the postponement of Northfield Savings Bank night scheduled for Thursday, July 3. The event has been postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Sunday, July 6 with a post time of 6:30pm. Sunday’s event will include a full card of racing followed by a fireworks show immediately following the night’s racing. There will also be Kid’s Race Car Rides from 4-4:40pm.

Former champions Nick Sweet of Barre and Derrick O’Donnell of North Haverhill, NH ride neck-and-neck atop the Thunder Road Late Model standings separated by just one point. It’s still early in the season and they are followed closely by a host of others including John Donahue, Jason Corliss, Cody Blake, Dave Pembroke and Phil Scott.


VT Gov Cup Presented by VP S.E.F.

Vermont Governor’s Cup Loaded with Champions

The 35th running of the Vermont Governor’s Cup 150, presented by VP-Small Engine Fuels (SEF), to be held Thursday, July 10th, at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT, will in all likelihood break the 6 race string of consecutive different feature winners to begin the 2014 racing campaign.

Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown, VT is the latest entry for the VT Governor’s Cup. He is currently second in points after the first six events on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) this season. “We have a pretty long time before our next ACT point’s race, (Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, August 9, 2014) and with T-Road just about five minutes from our shop, the guys thought it would be fun to go back to a track that we are pretty familiar with. We usually have pretty good luck with the 150 lap races, and having a chance to race with Clint Bowyer at my home track is pretty cool, “said Hebert.