Barre, VT – Shawn Duquette of Morrisonville, NY survived a ride on Thunder Road’s infamous “Widowmaker” during the third and final Tiger Sportsmen Tri-State Series 100 to unofficially clinch the title. Duquette won the first to Tri-State Series races at Airborne Speedway and Canaan Fair Speedway on his way to building up a 22 point lead in the championship point standings. Just under halfway through the 100 lap feature that lead disappeared as he wrecked just after the start-finish line.
At that point Jason Bonnett took over the point lead and only needed to finish in the top nine if Duquette didn’t return. After about 20 laps of hardwork by his crew, Duquette was able to return to the race and pick up several more valuable spots. In the end it was just enough as Duquette tied with Bonnett with Duquette winning the tie breaker because of his previous two wins.
Shawn Fleury of Middlesex, VT took home the win in the ACE Hardware Tri-State 100 after an intense battle with Derrick O’Donnell. O’Donnell would hold on for second followed by Jimmy Hebert, Brendan Moodie and Scott Coburn rounding out the top five.
In Late Model action Nick Sweet of Barre scored his first career victory in a Late Model stock car. He was chased to the line by Jamie Fisher, Cris Michaud, Phil Scott and point leader Jean-Paul Cyr to complete the top five. Dave Pembroke, who was in second place in the championship point standings headed into the night, took a rough ride off the top of turn two and finished 25th.
The Allen Lumber Street Stocks and the Power Shift Junkyard Warriors are running together once again. Lincoln’s Gary Bashaw captured the win for the Street Stocks followed by Dave Whitcomb and Tucker Williams. Donnie Yates of North Montpelier was the top finishing Warrior, while Kevin Dodge and Kevin Streeter finished second and third.
Thunder Road International Speedbowl will be back in action tomorrow night (Friday, August 14) for the second part of the doubleheader. Post time is 6:00 pm for the regular four divisions plus a 50’s/60’s Sock Hop with hoola-hoop contest, costume contest and dance contest in the pits immediately following the races.
Tiger Sportsmen Tri-State Series 100 Unofficial Results – 1. Shawn Fleury (31) Middlesex, VT, 2. Derrick O'Donnell (68VT) Bradford, VT, 3. James Hebert (58) Williamstown, VT, 4. Brendan Moodie (94) Wolcott, VT, 5. Scott Coburn (1) Barre, VT, 6. Jason Bonnett (79) St. Albans, VT, 7. David Finck (37) Barre, VT, 8. Joey Laquerre (15) East Montpelier, VT, 9. Ray Stearns (89) East Corinth, VT, 10. Josh Demers (10) Middlesex, VT, 11. Eric Badore (04) Milton, VT, 12. Erik Steel (32) Barre, VT, 13. Joel Hodgdon (36) Craftsbury, VT, 14. Mike Billado (8) Essex, VT, 15. Neal Foster (19vt) Waterbury, VT, 16. Howard Stoner (57) Altona, NY, 17. Toby Ebersole (82) Peru, NY, 18. Joey Becker (09) Jeffersonville, VT, 19. Kevin Godfrey (21) Wentworth, NH, 20. Shawn Duquette (18ny) Morrisonville, VT, 21. Mark Barnier (0) Essex, Jct. VT, 22. Joe Steffen (00vt) Essex, Jct. VT, 23. George May (16) Barre, VT, 24. Lance Allen (18vt) Barre, VT, 25. Skip Liberty (59) Peru, NY, 26. Brian Delphia (55) Waterbury, VT, 27. Richard LaFond (84) Colchester, VT.
Late Model Unofficial Feature Results – 1. Nicholas Sweet (88) Barre, VT, 2. Jamie Fisher (18) Shelburne, VT, 3. Cris Michaud (6) Northfield, VT, 4. Phil Scott (14) Montpelier, VT, 5. Jean-Paul Cyr (11vt) Milton, VT, 6. Craig Bushey (05) Cambridge, VT, 7. Eric Chase (40vt) Milton, VT, 8. Pete Fecteau (75) Morrisville, VT, 9. Reno Gervais (12vt) Island Pond, VT, 10. Jerry Lesage (74) Winooski, VT, 11. Cal Poulin (87) Braintree, VT, 12. Grant Folsom (81) Waitsfield, VT, 13. Rich Lowrey (8vt) Charlotte, VT, 14. Brooks Clark (68) Fayston, VT, 15. Trampas Demers (85) South Burlington, VT, 16. David Whitcomb (25) Essex Jct., VT, 17. Joe Becker (16) Jeffersonville, VT, 18. Tony Andrews (1) Northfield, VT, 19. Steve Fisher (24) Shelburne, VT, 20. Mike Bailey (00) Barre, VT, 21. Scott Payea (89) Milton, VT, 22. Doug Murphy (4) Tunbridge, VT, 23. Dylan Smith (34) Randolph, VT, 24. John Donahue (26vt) Graniteville, VT, 25. Dave Pembroke (44) Montpelier, VT, 26. Matt White (42vt) Northfield, VT.
Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Power Shift Junkyard Warriors Feature Results – 1. Gary Bashaw (92ss) Lincoln, VT, 2. Dave Whitcomb (77ss) Elmore, VT, 3. #Tucker Williams (99ss) Hyde Park, VT, 4. Michael Moore (06ss) East Haven, VT, 5. Michael MacAskill (3ss) Williamstown, VT, 6. Lloyd Blakely (30ss) Graniteville, VT, 7. Greg Adams Jr. (38ss) Hardwick, VT, 8. Bruce Melendy (68ss) Danville, VT, 9. Jason Corliss (61ss) Danville, VT, 10. Tommy Smith (50ss) Williamstown, VT, 11. Troy Kingsbury (39ss) Waitsfield, VT, 12. Bunker Hodgdon (83ss) Hardwick, VT, 13. #Justin Gay (16ss) Barre, VT, 14. Mike Martin (01ss) Craftbury Comn,VT, 15. Gary Mullen (29ss) Tunbridge, VT, 16. #Danny Doyle (51ss) Hancock, VT, 17. Marvin Johnson (24ss) Essex Jct., VT, 18. David Allen (11ss) North Troy, VT, 19. Timmy Campbell (34ss) W. Topsham, VT, 20. #Jamie Davis (43ss) Wolcott, VT, 21. #Daniel Lathrop (6ss) Hyde Park, VT, 22. Donny Yates (05jyw) N. Montpelier, VT, 23. Kevin Dodge (8jyw) Barre, VT, 24. Kevin Streeter (61jyw) Waitsfield, VT, 25. Lance Donald (52jyw) Williamstown, VT, 26. Bryan Nykiel (80jyw) Berlin, VT, 27. Keith Fortier (35jyw) Hinesburg, VT, 28. Jennifer Getty (25ss) Cambridge, VT, 29. #Amanda Habel (09ss) Roxbury, VT, 30. Scott Maynard (59ss) So. Burlington, VT.