Chaffee Flexes Muscle with First Devil’s Bowl Win in Five Years
Tanner takes SCoNE race; Munger picks up where he left off in Limited Sportsman
WEST HAVEN, Vt. – Kevin Chaffee ended a long dry spell at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday, May 13, and he did it with authority. The Bradford, Vt., racer posted his first win at the track in five years, while six other feature races featured a mix of first-time winners and familiar faces in victory lane.
Chaffee’s victory in the headline Sunoco Sportsman Modified division was his first since July 2018. He started fifth on the 24-car field and was able to capitalize on two quick cautions in the first four laps to get through traffic and take the lead from Allan Hammond at lap 5. Two more back-to-back yellow flags bunched the field at laps 14 and 15, but Chaffee held serve the whole time and drove away for a comfortable 4.254-second margin of victory.
Barre, VT — After a stellar debut last season, the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series is returning to Thunder Road International Speedbowl for the 2nd annual Granite City 100 as part of the 60th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, May 28th. The $10,000-to-win event is once again drawing the top Tour-type Modified talent to Barre, Vermont in spectacular fashion to kick off the popular series’ 10th anniversary season.
Starting out as a three-race series for open competition Tour-type Modified teams in the Northeast back in 2014, the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series has grown to be one of the most popular series for these 600+ horsepower open-wheeled beasts. The pageantry, talent and professionalism of the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series easily rivals the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour in just nine years of competition here in New England.
Sam Caron Defends Track Championship by Taking R&R Street Stock 75
Derek Griffith Returns to Thunder Road Victory Lane in Lid-Lifter PASS 150
Barre, VT — As part of a reimagined opening weekend for the 64th season of stock car racing at Thunder Road International Speedbowl, the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) invaded the State of Vermont on Saturday. The PASS Super Late Models once again stirred the bowl at Thunder Road along with the PASS Modifieds and R&R Race Parts Open Street Stock Series to kick-off the 2023 racing season with plenty of octane and horsepower to fuel the thrills and spills of the tripleheader event.
The PASS Modifieds brought Thunder Road to life in more ways than one. Young Evan Roy became the first victim of the Widowmaker frontstretch wall in his heat race, meeting Thunder Road for the first time behind a tow truck. Come feature time Brandon Varney showcased himself as class of the field leading his fellow Modifieds the whole way through. Not a run-away by any means, with Spencer Morse and Spencer Vaughn all over his rear bumper from green to checkers. Varney took down his first Thunder Road win in a very excited Victory Lane followed by former Thunder Road winner Spencer Morse and Vaughn rounding out the podium.
Corliss Claims 4th Career Community Bank N.A. 150 to Open Thunder Road’s 64th Season
Barre, VT — As if the battle between Derek Griffith, D.J. Shaw and Evan Hallstrom on Saturday night wasn’t enough, the 25th Community Bank N.A. 150 blasted as the bookend of the 64th season opener weekend for Thunder Road. Hometown boy Jason Corliss was able to overcome mechanical woes to tie Nick Sweet as four-time winners of the American-Canadian Tour Community Bank 150 while the Thunder Road weekly divisions jump-started their 2023 season.