Barre, VT — Thunder Road holds its first official race of summer this Thursday, June 24 with Community College of Vermont (CCV) Night live on FloRacing. The full card of championship stock car racing sees the RK Miles Street Stocks take center stage for the second straight week with a pair of 4-cylinder races that are sure to be memorable.
The Street Stocks begin the program with qualifying and their 25-lap CCV feature. Point leader Tommy “Thunder” Smith, Kaiden “Tropical Storm” Fisher, Josh Lovely, Kyler Davis, Jamie Davis, Kyle MacAskill, and other standouts will get after it in pursuit of the 2021 track championship. Drivers who had a rough double-feature night last week, such as former Street Stock champion Jeffrey Martin and multi-time winner Patrick Tibbetts, will try to start their turnaround.
Later in the night, the division’s up-and-comers take center stage in the seventh annual Marvin Johnson Memorial First-Time Winner’s Race. The 19-lap event is for Street Stock drivers who have not won a Thunder Road feature or are not a previous Memorial winner.
Richie Simmons joins elite winners cirle in the DIRTcar Sabil & Sons Sportsman Modifieds Cary Hunter gets his first win in the Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders
JTB Towing & Recovery night Feature winners: Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Richie Simmons; Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Ricky Sanville; USAC DMA Midgets (from Albany Saratoga Friday) Seth Carlson; C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Todd Dunham; LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Mike McClay Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders Feature #1 Cary Hunter & Feature #2 Buddy Welch, WYKR Sprint Cars of New England Caleb Lamson, Granite State Mini Sprints 600cc Anthony MarVuglio, 500cc Donny Sharp.
Richie Simmons gets the monkey off his back making it back to victory lane in top position breaking his streak of four visits in the third-place spot this season in the Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds. Coming from mid pack he worked his way to the front, and after several laps of a hard-fought battle with rookie Max Dolliver who was riding on point, he was able to get by him to take over the lead. Dolliver in his best finish yet held on for second holding off veteran Jason Gray who was unable to make a move to get by him. Jordan Fornwalt and James Fadden completed your top five.
Corliss Sails to Victory at Casella Waste Systems Night
Smith and Lovely Take Street Stock Twin Features
Barre, VT — Barre’s Jason Corliss simply could not be stopped en route to victory at Casella Waste Systems Night on Thursday, June 17. Corliss roared from 17th on the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model starting grid to take the lead from Wolcott’s Brendan Moodie with seven laps remaining in the 50-lap feature and sail away for the win.
It was the 22nd Late Model victory of Corliss’s career at Thunder Road, moving him into a tie with Nick Sweet for second all-time. His second win of the season extended his points lead as he pursues a rare three-peat as “King of the Road”.
Moodie started on the pole and set the tone for most of the main event. Behind him, the action was fierce, as the 23-car field meant the top point drivers had to hustle to get to the front. Corliss was the first to finally break the gridlock, swinging to the outside groove on lap 24 and rocketing from 10th to fourth in just three laps.
With 20 to go, the first caution flew when the lapped car of Scott Coburn got turned around as a huge pack tried to slither by. Graniteville’s Stephen Donahue got a great jump over Moodie on the restart, but a spin in the back of the pack by Connor Martell brought the caution back out and negated Donahue’s edge.
Wall Scores Tiger Triple Crown Victory at Thunder Road
Pembroke, Pelkey, and Smith Take Victories in Friday Special
Barre, VT — East Kingston, NH’s Bryan Wall Jr. captured the biggest win of his career and of the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger season at Thunder Road on Friday, June 11. Wall inherited the lead with 22 laps remaining in the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series 100 and held off Waterbury Center’s Kelsea Woodard down the stretch as part of a double-feature night for the Tigers live on FloRacing
Wall, who entered the night as the point leader, rolled off 15th for the Triple Crown feature that had been postponed a week by rain. The third-generation racer steadily climbed to fifth over the first 73 laps, dodging a half-dozen cautions for various incidents.
In the next five circuit, Wall caught two big breaks to go with his fast car. Milton’s Sam Caron had led from the start, but entering turn three, Craftsbury’s Mike Martin got into the back of Caron. The contact sent Caron spinning and put both driver to the rear of the field.
Waterbury Center’s Jason Woodard, the four-time and defending Flying Tiger champion, wound up with the lead. Wall scooted underneath polesitter Kevin Streeter for second on the restart, then had the best view in the house as his teammate Woodard broke a rim with 22 laps remaining to bring out the event’s eighth caution. Woodard was able to return for the restart, but the misfortune meant the end of his winning hopes.
Josh Harrington first repeat winner in the DIRTcar Wells River Chevrolet Sportsman Coupes Seth Carlson beats out Will Hull for the win in the USAC DMA Midgets
Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank make up features’ winners: C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Todd Dunham; Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders Segment one Jason Porter, Segment two Jason Porter, Segment three Jason Porter overall Jason Porter.
Hoosier Tire East night Feature winners: Sabil & Sons DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds Jason Gray; Wells River Chevrolet DIRTcar Sportsman Coupes Josh Harrington; USAC DMA Midgets Seth Carlson; C.A. Miller Limited Late Models Ryan Christian; LaValley Building Supply Dirt Stocks Lucas Wheeler; Peanuts Auto LLC Four Cylinders Feature #1 Devin Bell & Feature #2 Spencer Braley; Sting Vintage Race Cars 4/6 Cylinder Enduros next event 6/26/2021.
Thunder Road Bringing the Excitement with Packed Friday Night Card
Barre, VT — Barre’s Thunder Road begins the weekly racing season in earnest this Friday, June 11. With three championship divisions, the Myers Container Service Triple Crown 100, and a visit from the New England Antique Racers, fans will have plenty to talk about whether they’re watching at the track or live on FloRacing.
The huge Friday program has a special 6:30pm post time to fit all the excitement in. Racing begins with the 100-lap Triple Crown showdown for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, which was postponed from last week’s Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic due to unexpected rain showers. Tiger stars like four-time champion Jason Woodard, Triple Crown champions Jaden Perry and Mike Martin, Sam Caron, and Logan Powers will go at it in the series opener. Waitsfield’s Kevin Streeter and Milton’s Caron are slated to lead the field to the green flag.
From there, the evening moves straight into the regular event. A full card is scheduled for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, and RK Miles Street Stocks. It will be an extra-busy night in the Flying Tiger pits with 140 laps of feature action.