Waterbury Center’s Jason Woodard earned his fourth Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger victory of the season in the 75-lap Myers Container Service Triple Crown event. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, Vt. – Craftsbury Common’s Mike Martin & Waterbury Center’s Jason Woodard were the big winners on Thursday, August 10 in the Myers Container Service Triple Crown finale for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers. Woodard took his fourth Tiger victory of the season while Martin captured the first championship of the 2017 Thunder Road season as part of Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night.
Martin entered the 75-lap event with a 20-point lead over Woodard following qualifying. But Woodard slashed his way through the field from his 13th starting position, roaring around the outside of Grand Isle’s Joe Steffen on lap 32 and holding off Hinesburg Bobby Therrien on a pair of subsequent restarts. Meanwhile, Martin found himself mired in traffic with an ill-handling car, sinking as low as 12th on the track.
The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers run the final round of the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series this Thursday, August 10, with Craftsbury Common’s Mike Martin (#01) entering the event holding a 13-point lead over Waterbury Ctr.’s Jason Woodard. (Buzz Fisher photo)
Barre, Vt. – Barre’s Thunder Road enters the home stretch of the summer racing season this Thursday, August 10with Cody Chevrolet Cadillac Night. The Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series finale for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers headlines the four-division card as the track awards the first championship of the 2017 season.
Craftbury Common’s Mike Martin enters the extra-distance event holding a 13-point lead over Waterbury Center’s Jason Woodard. The pair each has a victory in the first two legs of the Triple Crown with Martin’s fourth-place finish in the opener giving him the overall edge.
The Allen Lumber Street Stocks run the biggest event of the year this Sunday with the $500-to-win Brian Perry & Sons Construction Street Stock Special. (Alan Ward photo)
Barre, Vt. – Barre’s Thunder Road hosts the 33rd running of the M&M Beverage Enduro 200 this Sunday, August 6. “The People’s Race” is one of the most popular on the schedule every year and is shaping up for another successful outing in 2017.
The event routinely draws 100 entries or more with the field full of amateur racers looking to tackle the Barre high banks. Cars will be lined up three-wide to start and there are no yellow flags during the event. The winner will take home $3,000 and bragging rights as the newest Enduro champion. Entry forms will be available the day of the event.
Pelkey Outduels Blake for First Late Model Win on WDEV/Calkins Night
Barre, Vt. – Barre’s Christopher Pelkey came out on top of a classic battle with fellow hometown driver Cody Blake to win the Thunder Road Late Model feature at WDEV Radio/Calkins Portable Toilets Night on Thursday, August 20. It was the first career Late Model victory for the defending Rookie of the Year.
Pelkey originally got underneath polesitter Shawn Fleury to take the lead on lap 19 of the 50-lap event. Blake then drove around the outside to assume the top spot on lap 28, but the race’s lone caution with 14 laps to go for Eric Badore’s spin put the two side-by-side on the restart.
South Burlington’s Trampas Demers (#85VT) now sits just 11 points behind leader Bobby Therrien heading into WDEV/Calkins Night this Thursday, August 3. (Buzz Fisher photo)
Barre, Vt. – Thunder Road motors into the month of August with WDEV Radio/Calkins Portable Toilets Night thisThursday, August 3. Four divisions of action will be on the card, with the Thunder Road Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors all set to do battle on the Barre high banks.
The championship chases tightened up considerably at the Times Argus Mid-Season Championships, setting up a thrilling home stretch for the 2017 season. In the Thunder Road Late Models, Hinesburg’s Bobby Therrien remains the point leader, but saw his lead over South Burlington’s Trampas Demers shrink to just 11 markers. Therrien bounced off the wall early in last Thursday’s double-points event and had to fight back from a series of pit stops to finish sixth, while Demers took second to cut into the deficit. It was Demers’ fifth straight top-five finish.
Barre, Vt. – Boomer Morris started the second half of the 2017 Thunder Road season in a big way with a win in the Times Argus Mid-Season Championships on Thursday, July 27. The hometown driver went wire-to-wire in the 75-lap Late Model feature to capture his first win of the season and the Maplewood Triple Crown.
Morris, who entered the event 17th in points after a number of hard wrecks in the first part of the year, started on the pole after winning his heat and the semi-feature. He drove away from the field for most of the event, holding on easily through four mid-race restarts as Montpelier’s Kyle Pembroke and Barre’s Cody Blake engaged in an extended battle for the second spot.