Courtesy Thunder Road
Barre –– Hometown racer Jeffrey Martin won a thriller in the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature on Casella Waste Systems Night before rain cut the rest of the program short. Martin got the advantage on Wolcott’s Jamie Davis during a green-white-checkered shootout and edged him in a photo-finish for his second win of the season.
The Street Stock feature was the only one completed in the second attempt to run the Casella event. After rain had threatened throughout the night, the foul weather arrived in earnest with 19 laps completed in the 40-lap Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger feature. The Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model feature was also remaining to be run. The make-up date(s) for both races will be announced on Monday.
Before the rain settled over the speedway, the Street Stocks put on a barnburner in their 25-lap feature. Middlesex’s Tom Campbell started on the pole and led the first 15 laps. However, Davis was all over him after getting the second spot on lap 10, and the third caution of the event on lap 15 gave him the chance to get to Campbell’s outside.
Davis made it work with a Talladega-style assist from Martin, taking the top spot on the restart. Martin followed him around for second and was putting the pressure on for the lead himself when the fourth yellow came out with just two laps to go for a turn-four crash involving Hunter King and J.T. Blanchard.
When the green fell, Martin and Davis locked horns, running hard but clean in their bid for the win. Martin had the edge when the white flag flew and was able to edge Davis out at the checkered flag as well.
Lyndonville’s Dean Switser finished third after Campbell shut down during the final caution. Tommy “Thunder” Smith took fourth with Juan “Paco” Marshall fifth. Kasey Collins, Tim Hunt, Bryan P. Wall, Kasey Beattie, and Hunter Garduno completed the top-10.
Thunder Road will try once again to get the Thursday racing season under way next Thursday, June 20 at 7:00pm with NorthCountry Federal Credit Union Night. All four division will be in action with a full card of racing for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).
For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963, email@example.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com.
CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS NIGHT
ALLEN LUMBER STREET STOCKS
Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Jeffrey Martin ( 8 ) Barre, VT
2. Jamie Davis ( 43 ) Wolcott, VT
3. Dean Switser Jr. ( 16 ) Lyndonville, VT
4. Thomas Smith ( 22 ) Williamstown, VT
5. Juan Marshall ( 79 ) Pittsfield, VT
6. Kasey Collins ( 98 ) Berlin, VT
7. Tim Hunt ( 93 ) Derby, VT
8. Bryan P. Wall ( 77 ) E. Kingston, NH
9. Kasey Beattie ( 45 ) St. Johnsbury, VT
10. Hunter Garduno ( 13 ) W. Fairlee, VT
11. Michael Gay ( 3 ) So. Burlington, VT
12. #Kyle MacAskill ( 7 ) Williamstown, VT
13. Tyler Pepin ( 78 ) Barre, VT
14. Scott Weston ( 04 ) Berlin, VT
15. #Tanner Woodard ( 68 ) Waterbury Ctr., VT
16. Tom Campbell ( 85 ) Middlesex, VT
17. Thomas Peck ( 96 ) Barre, VT
18. Hunter King ( 64 ) E. Calais, VT
19. J.T. Blanchard ( 66 ) Graniteville, VT
20. Justin Blakely ( 17 ) Barre, VT
21. #Derek Farnham ( 5 ) S. Royalton, VT
22. Frank Putney ( 88 ) Graniteville, VT
23. #Cooper French ( 4 ) Northfield, VT
24. #Keegan Lamson ( 55 ) Berlin, VT
25. Gary Mullen ( 29 ) Tunbridge, VT
LENNY’S SHOE & APPAREL FLYING TIGERS
Running order with 19 laps completed
Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown
1. Sam Caron ( 07VT ) Milton, VT
2. Kyle Streeter ( 37VT ) Waterbury Ctr., VT
3. Chris Chambers ( 14VT ) Brookfield, VT
4. #Logan Powers ( 31VT ) Middlesex, VT
5. Kevin Streeter ( 67VT ) Waitsfield, VT
6. Mike Billado ( 8VT ) Grand Isle, VT
7. Colin Cornell ( 54VT ) E. Burke, VT
8. Brett Wood ( 29VT ) Georgia, VT
9. Micheal MacAskill ( 33VT ) Williamstown, VT
10. Bunker Hodgdon ( 83VT ) Wolcott, VT
11. Jason Woodard ( 68VT ) Waterbury Ctr., VT
12. Brandon Lanphear ( 11VT ) Morrisville, VT
13. #Stephen Martin ( 9VT ) Craftsbury Common, VT
14. Joe Steffen ( 00VT ) Grand Isle, VT
15. Kelsea Woodard ( 55VT ) Waterbury Ctr., VT
16. Tyler Austin ( 5VT ) East Calias, VT
17. Matthew Potter ( 23VT ) Marshfield, VT
18. Robert Gordon ( 20VT ) Milton, VT
19. Danny Doyle ( 51VT ) Chelsea, VT
20. Cooper Bouchard ( 7VT ) Hinesburg, VT
21. Michael Potter ( 23NH ) Plainfield, VT
22. Adam Maynard ( 57VT ) Milton, VT
23. Jason Pelkey ( 64VT ) Barre, VT
24. Jeff Murray ( 35VT ) Georgia, VT
25. Kevin Dodge ( 88VT ) Barre, VT
26. Michael Martin ( 01VT ) Craftsbury Common, VT