Barre, VT – Graniteville’s John Donahue earned his first feature win of the 2010 Thunder Road Late Model season during Thursday’s (July 8) Charter Communications night. Donahue rebounded from finishing dead last while being involved in a wreck just four days ago on Sunday’s July 4th event.

Donahue started the feature in the 8th position and worked his way to second before the feature’s only caution flag flew on lap 18. On the restart Donahue took the lead from outside pole sitter Eric Chase and was not contested for the remainder of the 50 lap event.

Tracie Bellerose just edged out Brooks Clark at the line for the second position. Senator Phil Scott took fourth with point leader Dave Pembroke taking fifth. Chase dropped back to sixth, rookie Cody Blake earned a career high seventh, while Joey Becker, Cris Michaud, and Nick Sweet completed the top ten.

The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen feature also was completed with just one caution. Bradford’s Derrick O’Donnell earned his second career feature win and second win of the season. He was chased to the line by George May and Joe Steffen completing the podium. Eric Badore and David Finck rounded out the top five. 2009 Bond Auto Tiger Champ Jimmy Hebert earned sixth, Mike Ziter seventh, point leader Tony Rossi eighth, Shawn Fleury ninth and Tom Therrien tenth.

Randolph’s Eric Johnson picked up his ninth career feature win and second of the season in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks feature. He held off Tommy “Thunder” Smith who came in second and Paul Giacherio in third. Daniel Lathrop and Dave Whitcomb completed the top five while Jean Leblanc, Bunker Hodgdon, Gary Mullen, Will Hennequin and Amanda Habel completed the top ten.

Cabot’s Ken Christman was the highest finishing Junkyard Warrior and earned his sixth win of the season. Brock Parrott took second followed by Kevin Dodge, Josh Erwin and Kevin Wheatley.

All four divisions will be back at Thunder Road next Thursday, July 15 for the Times Argus Mid-Season Championships featuring double points night. Post time is 6:30pm.

Charter Communications Night
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thunder Road Late Models

Unofficial Results

Pos Car #      Driver                    Hometown

1      26vt      John Donahue       Graniteville, VT

2       2nh      Tracie Bellerose    Gorham, NH

3      68vt      Brooks Clark          Fayston, VT

4      14vt      Phil Scott               Montpelier, VT

5      44vt      Dave Pembroke    Montpelier, VT

6      40vt      Eric Chase             Milton, VT

7      99vt      #Cody Blake          Barre, VT

8      16vt      Joey Becker           Jeffersonville, VT

9        6vt      Cris Michaud         E. Montpelier, VT

10    88vt      Nick Sweet            Barre, VT

11    42vt      Matt White           Northfield, VT

12    12vt      Reno Gervais         Island Pond, VT

13    18vt      Jamie Fisher          Shelburne, VT

14    74vt      Jerry Lesage          Winooski, VT

15    81vt      Grant Folsom        Waitsfield, VT

16      4vt      Doug Murphy        Tunbridge, VT

17    25vt      David Whitcomb   Essex Jct., VT

18    00vt      Mike Bailey           South Barre, VT

19      8vt      Richard Lowrey     Charlotte, VT

20    49vt      Nate Brown           Craftsbury, VT

DNS 34vt      Dylan Smith           Randolph, VT

Charter Communications Night – Thursday, July 8, 2010 – Thunder Road Late Models Unofficial Results – 1. John Donahue (26vt) Graniteville, VT, 2. Tracie Bellerose (2nh) Gorham, NH, 3. Brooks Clark (68vt) Fayston, VT, 4. Phil Scott (14vt) Montpelier, VT, 5. Dave Pembroke (44vt) Montpelier, VT, 6. Eric Chase (40vt) Milton, VT, 7. #Cody Blake (99vt) Barre, VT, 8. Joey Becker (16vt) Jeffersonville, VT, 9. Cris Michaud (6vt) E. Montpelier, VT, 10. Nick Sweet (88vt) Barre, VT, 11. Matt White (42vt) Northfield, VT, 12. Reno Gervais (12vt) Island Pond, VT, 13. Jamie Fisher (18vt) Shelburne, VT, 14. Jerry Lesage (74vt) Winooski, VT, 15. Grant Folsom (81vt) Waitsfield, VT, 16. Doug Murphy (4vt) Tunbridge, VT, 17. David Whitcomb (25vt) Essex Jct., VT, 18. Mike Bailey (00vt) South Barre, VT, 19. Richard Lowrey (8vt) Charlotte, VT, 20. Nate Brown (49vt) Craftsbury, VT, DNS Dylan Smith (34vt) Randolph, VT.

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen

Unofficial Results

Pos      Car #   Driver                          Hometown

1           68        Derrick O’Donnell       Bradford, VT

2           16        George May                Barre, VT

3           00        Joe Steffen                  Essex Jct., VT

4           04        Eric Badore                 Milton, VT

5           37        David Finck                  Barre, VT

6           58        Jimmy Hebert             Williamstown, VT

7           26        Mike Ziter                   Williamstown, VT

8           90        Tony Rossi                   Peacham, VT

9           31        Shawn Fleury               Middlesex, VT

10         48        Tom Therrien              Hinesburg, VT

11         23        Matt Potter                 Marshfield, VT

12         60        Jeffrey Bousquet         Worcester, VT

13         10        Josh Demers                Middlesex, VT

14         18        Lance Allen                 Barre, VT

15           4        Bobby Therrien           Hinesburg, VT

16         36        Joel Hodgdon              Craftsbury, VT

17         94        Brendan Moodie         Wolcott, VT

18         61        #Jason Corliss              Danville, VT

19           5        Troy Gray                    Fairlee, VT

20         33        #Alex Ferno                 E. Montpelier, VT

21           9        Ricky Roberts              Washington, VT

22           8        Mike Billado                Essex, VT

23         01        #Mike Martin              Craftsbury, VT

24         17        Tucker Williams          Hyde Park, VT

25           2        John Lambert              Northfield, VT

26         29        #Jason Allen                Barre, VT

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Unofficial Results – 1. Derrick O’Donnell (68) Bradford, VT, 2. George May (16) Barre, VT, 3. Joe Steffen (00) Essex Jct., VT, 4. Eric Badore (04) Milton, VT, 5. David Finck (37) Barre, VT, 6. Jimmy Hebert (58) Williamstown, VT, 7. Mike Ziter (26) Williamstown, VT, 8. Tony Rossi (90) Peacham, VT, 9. Shawn Fleury (31) Middlesex, VT, 10. Tom Therrien (48) Hinesburg, VT, 11. Matt Potter (23) Marshfield, VT, 12. Jeffrey Bousquet (60) Worcester, VT, 13. Josh Demers (10) Middlesex, VT, 14. Lance Allen (18) Barre, VT, 15. Bobby Therrien (4) Hinesburg, VT, 16. Joel Hodgdon (36) Craftsbury, VT, 17. Brendan Moodie (94) Wolcott, VT, 18. #Jason Corliss (61) Danville, VT, 19. Troy Gray (5) Fairlee, VT, 20. #Alex Ferno (33) E. Montpelier, VT, 21. Ricky Roberts (9) Washington, VT, 22. Mike Billado (8) Essex, VT, 23. #Mike Martin (01) Craftsbury, VT, 24. Tucker Williams (17) Hyde Park, VT, 25. John Lambert (2) Northfield, VT, 26. #Jason Allen (29) Barre, VT.

Allen Lumber Street Stocks/Junkyard Warriors Main Event

Unofficial Results

Pos   Car #        Driver                       Hometown

1         20ss        Eric Johnson             Randolph Ctr., VT

2         22ss        Thomas Smith          Williamstown, VT

3         70ss        Paul Giacherio         Washington, VT

4           6ss        Daniel Lathrop         Hyde Park, VT

5         77ss        Dave Whitcomb       Elmore, VT

6           7ss        Jean LeBlanc            Gorham, NH

7         83ss        Bunker Hodgdon      Hardwick, VT

8         29ss        Gary Mullen             Tunbridge, VT

9         47ss        William Hennequin  Morrisville, VT

10       09ss        Amanda Habel         Roxbury, VT

11       34ss        Tim Campbell, Sr.    W. Topsham, VT

12       33ss        #Thomas Placey       Bradford, VT

13       78ss        #Alex Whitcomb      Montpelier, VT

14       4jyw        Ken Christman         Cabot, VT

15       38ss        Greg Adams             Hardwick, VT

16       25ss        Jennifer Getty          Cambridge, VT

17       73ss        Vern Woodard         Graniteville, VT

18     23jyw        Brock Parrott           Williamstown, VT

19       51ss        #Sid Sweet Jr.           Williamstown, VT

20       92ss        Garry Bashaw          Lincoln, VT

21       13ss        Markus Farnham     Randolph Ctr., VT

22       05ss        #Donnie Yates          N. Montpelier, VT

23       23ss        Kyle Hess                  Morrisville, VT

24       26ss        Danny Doyle             Hancock, VT

25       8jyw        Kevin Dodge             Barre, VT

26     57jyw        Josh Erwin                Waterbury, VT

Allen Lumber Street Stocks/Junkyard Warriors Main Event Unofficial Results – 1. Eric Johnson (20ss) Randolph Ctr., VT, 2. Thomas Smith (22ss) Williamstown, VT, 3. Paul Giacherio (70ss) Washington, VT, 4. Daniel Lathrop (6ss) Hyde Park, VT, 5. Dave Whitcomb (77ss) Elmore, VT, 6. Jean LeBlanc (7ss) Gorham, NH, 7. Bunker Hodgdon (83ss) Hardwick, VT, 8. Gary Mullen (29ss) Tunbridge, VT, 9. William Hennequin (47ss) Morrisville, VT, 10. Amanda Habel (09ss) Roxbury, VT, 11. Tim Campbell, Sr. (34ss) W. Topsham, VT, 12. #Thomas Placey (33ss) Bradford, VT, 13. #Alex Whitcomb (78ss) Montpelier, VT, 14. Ken Christman (4jyw) Cabot, VT, 15. Greg Adams (38ss) Hardwick, VT, 16. Jennifer Getty (25ss) Cambridge, VT, 17. Vern Woodard (73ss) Graniteville, VT, 18. Brock Parrott (23jyw) Williamstown, VT, 19. #Sid Sweet Jr. (51ss) Williamstown, VT, 20. Garry Bashaw (92ss) Lincoln, VT, 21. Markus Farnham (13ss) Randolph Ctr., VT, 22. #Donnie Yates (05ss) N. Montpelier, VT, 23. Kyle Hess (23ss) Morrisville, VT, 24. Danny Doyle (26ss) Hancock, VT, 25. Kevin Dodge (8jyw) Barre, VT, 26. Josh Erwin (57jyw) Waterbury, VT.