By Lou Modestino

NASCAR’s Whelen Modified Tour will race for the 58th time at the Magic Mile, which will be once more than the K&N Pro Series East among the two most-run series races in Loudon. The race is always highly contested with the short track machines drafting off one another. In the past six races, there have been five different winners, only Mike Stefanik has won twice.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman will enter the race as usual, but he has been bested by the field in the past five races. That shouldn’t come as a surprise as an open-wheel Modified is not similar to a Cup car at all, and the NWMT has some of the best non-national drivers in the country. This race, specifically, is a tough one to win.

Ryan Preece’s season has gotten him recognized by NASCAR Next and he’ll make his debut in the Nationwide Series later in the day. He’s won the last three modified races this season, has top-fives in all five events and leads the points by 33. There’s no guarantee in this race, but I give him the best odds to win.

Doug Coby won the championship in 2012, but has just one top-five in five races this season. His four top-10s are keeping him in the title hunt, but he needs a good race in the Town Fair Tire 100 to get the title defense going. NHMS is the premiere track in the series and his first win at the track last Sept. will give him a lot of confidence.

CNBC Prime’s “The Profit” 200 also goes on Saturday, July 13 at 3:30 p.m. The NASCAR Nationwide Series was the first touring series to race at NHMS when Tommy Ellis won the inaugural event on July 15, 1990; it has raced at the track every year since. It highlights some of the best young drivers in NASCAR, but the race is usually won by a Sprint Cup regular.

Martin Truex Jr.’s win in the 2005 race was the last time that a non-full time Sprint Cup driver won the event. Kyle Busch won three in a row before Brad Keselowski broke up the string last July. Keselowski had claimed the last three poles but has not entered this race.

Joey Logano picked up his first career Sprint Cup Series win at his home track in 2009 and has two top-fives in three career Nationwide starts at the Magic Mile. He won nine times in the series last year in 22 starts, but did not enter the Loudon race. His win would be an upset over Kyle Busch, who’s dominated with six wins in 13 starts this year, but would not come as a surprise, as Logano will drive the No. 22 that Keselowski won in last year.

Austin Dillon hasn’t translated good days into great finishes this year. He’s second among Nationwide Series regulars with 341 laps led and leads the field with six poles, but he’s only finished with four top-fives in 16 races. That’s not good for someone that has run up front as much as he has. He’s fifth in the points, but only 17 points back of leader Regan Smith. A good showing this week makes him a title contender.

Camping World RV Sales 301 goes on Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m.The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to NHMS for the 21st consecutive year. This race has long been thought of one that sets drivers up for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The Magic Mile has a reputation of being a track that rewards a good driver with a well setup car. Since the series will return for the second Chase race, it is crucial in a championship run to finish this race with an understanding of how to run well in Sept.

NHMS currently holds the longest streak of races without a repeat winner, as the last 10 races have been won by 10 separate drivers. It’s odd that a track with so much technical requirement has been able to share the wealth with so many different drivers, but it proves that anyone that comes in with the right setup can take the win.

Jimmie Johnson has been dominant of late. In the last six races, he won at Pocono and Daytona and more or less “lost” at Dover and Kentucky, when he saw dominant days end outside victory lane. He looks like he’s got something that the rest of the field doesn’t quite have with the Gen-6 and that bodes well for him at the Magic Mile, where he’s won three times.

Clint Bowyer is the driver that breaks up the string of different race winners. He won his first career Cup race in Sept. 2007 at the Magic Mile and again in Sept. 2010. It’s surprising he hasn’t won yet in 2013, as he sits second in points and has three consecutive top-fives. Joey Logano described the No. 15 as “rocketship fast” after the two attended a Goodyear Tire Test at the track in May, and that could help Bowyer grab his third win at NHMS.

Todd Stone continued his remarkable stock car racing season with a dominant run in the “Coca-Cola Firecracker” special at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Friday, July 5. A huge crowd watched as Stone notched his fourth victory in eight starts in the Bond Auto Parts Modified division, while Dan Petronis, rookie Brad Bushey, Jake Noble, “Wild Bill” Fountain, and Andrew Allen also took victories, and the region’s largest fireworks display was presented by Alonzo Fireworks.

In the special 44-lap Modified event, Middlebury, VT veteran Stone started 10th on the grid and quickly made his way through traffic into third place by lap 10. Joe Williams of Scotia, NY held a large lead but crashed in Turn 3 to bring out the caution flag. Stone jumped ahead of Jim Introne, Jr., and into the lead on the restart, then survived one final restart against fellow Middlebury, VT resident Hunter Bates to take the victory. Bates finished second, followed by Ron Proctor of Charlton, NY, Vince Quenneville, Jr., of Brandon, VT, and Leon Gonyo of Chazy, NY.

Dan Petronis of Mechancville, NY and Chris Bergeron of Claremont, NH fought tooth-and-nail throughout the 44-lap Late Model main event. Petronis led the early portion of the race before Bergeron took command on the outside lane, but Petronis clawed his way back in the final laps to pass Bergeron and score the second Devil’s Bowl victory of his career. Rookie Josh Masterson of Bristol, VT finished third for the second-straight race, followed by Chris Curtis of Rutland, MA and Robert Bryant, Jr., of Brooklyn, CT.

Rookie Brad Bushey of Cambridge, VT scored his career-first victory in the two-segment Renegade feature. Bushey finished second in the opening 12-lap leg, then put on an impressive drive from the rear to win the final segment. His total low score of three points was enough to top Richie Turner of Fairfax, VT (4 points) and rookie Richard Lowrey, III of Charlotte, VT (8 points). Robert Gordon and Stephen Donahue completed the overall top five.

Teammates Jake Noble of Benson, VT and rookie Lacey Hanson of Orwell, VT made it a 1-2 sweep in the 15-lap Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock feature. Bobby LaVair of Gabriels, NY was third, followed by Mike Whalen, Jr., and Chuck Bradford.

“Wild Bill” Fountain of Altona, NY lived up to his billing in the 75-lap Enduro Series event. Fountain was involved in at least two wall-banging, metal-crunching crashes but drove to his first win of the year. Eric “Mongo” Messier of Hinesburg, VT was second with Tyler Rhoades of Milton, VT third.

The Daredevil “community” racing division made its 2013 debut with representatives from Coca-Cola taking to the track. Andrew Allen won the six-lap race ahead of Jamie Zsido and Kelly Bullock.

Devil’s Bowl Speedway is back in action on Friday, July 12 with the double-points Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championships at 7:00pm. Regular general admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under. The event also includes a driver autograph session and kids’ racecar rides.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Coca-Cola Firecracker Special

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series

Devil’s Bowl Speedway, West Haven, VT

Friday, July 5, 2013


(# – denotes rookie)

Bond Auto Parts Modified Feature (44 laps)

1. (10) Todd Stone, Middlebury, VT

2. (8) Hunter Bates, Middlebury, VT

3. (7) Ron Proctor, Charlton, NY

4. (6) Vince Quenneville, Jr., Brandon, VT

5. (5) Leon Gonyo, Chazy, NY

6. (9) Joey Roberts, Fletcher, VT

7. (3) Jeff Haskins, Wells, VT

8. (2) Andy Smith, South Glens Falls, NY

9. (1) Jim Introne, Jr., Hartford, NY

10. (13) # Jamie LaFountain, Plattsburgh, NY

11. (12) Jamie Proctor, Schuylerville, NY

12. (14) Dave Snow, Brandon, VT

13. (15) Matt Atwood, Whitehall, NY

14. (11) Jessey Mueller, Olmstedville, NY

15. (4) Joe Williams, Scotia, NY

16. (16) Cody Sargen, Greenfield Center, NY

17. (17) James Introne, Sr., Hartford, NY

Heat Winners: Hunter Bates, Todd Stone

Sunoco Race Fuels Semi-Feature Winner: Hunter Bates

Late Model Feature (44 laps)

1. (3) Dan Petronis, Mechanicville, NY

2. (7) Chris Bergeron, Claremont, NH

3. (5) # Josh Masterson, Bristol, VT

4. (4) Chris Curtis, Rutland, MA

5. (2) Robert Bryant, Jr., Brooklyn, CT

6. (8) Hunter Bates, Middlebury, VT

7. (12) # Brandon Atkins, Plattsburgh, NY

8. (10) Craig Bushey, Fairfax, VT

9. (9) Kevin Elliott, Rutland, VT

10. (6) # Johnny Scarborough, Bomoseen, VT

11. (11) # Seth Bridge, Mendon, VT

12. (14) # Tommy Eriksen, Jr., Ferrisburgh, VT

13. (13) Jesse Carris, Rutland, VT

14. (1) # Carol Parker, Fair Haven, VT

Heat Winners: Robert Bryant, Jr., Dan Petronis

Renegade Feature (12 laps x 2)

1. (2) # Brad Bushey, Cambridge, VT – 3 points

2. (3) Richie Turner, Fairfax, VT – 4 points

3. (4) # Richard Lowrey, III, Charlotte, VT – 8 points

4. (5) Robert Gordon, Milton, VT – 8 points

5. (6) # Stephen Donahue, Graniteville, VT – 8 points

6. (8) Robin Cummings, Milton, VT – 8 points

7. (9) Tony Putzier, Jericho, VT – 14 points

8. (7) Ray Benoit, Milton, VT – 16 points

9. (1) # Ray Germain, Jr., Bristol, VT – 18 points

Segment Winners: Richie Turner, Brad Bushey

Central Vermont Motorcycles Mini Stock Feature (15 laps)

1. (4) Jake Noble, Benson, VT

2. (6) # Lacey Hanson, Orwell, VT

3. (8) Bobby LaVair, Gabriels, NY

4. (9) Mike Whalen, Jr., Plattsburgh, NY

5. (10) # Chuck Bradford, Addison, VT

6. (5) Garry Bashaw, Lincoln, VT

7. (2) John McCarron, Rensselaer, NY

8. (12) Matt Monaghan, Colchester, VT

9. (11) # Lance Masterson, Lincoln, VT

10. (3) Kyle Watrous, Bomoseen, VT

11. (1) Harold LaVair, Jr., Gabriels, NY

12. (14) # Kyle Sorensen, Ballston Spa, NY

13. (13) Chris LaVair, Gabriels, NY

14. (7) Jason Sabourin, Vergennes, VT

Heat Winners: Jason Sabourin, Bobby LaVair

Enduro Series (75 laps)

Pos.-Car No.-Driver-Hometown-Laps Completed

1. 77 Bill Fountain, Altona, NY – 75 laps

2. 88x Eric Messier, Hinesburg, VT – 75 laps

3. 86 Tyler Rhoades, Milton, VT – 75 laps

4. 666 Andy Botala, Grand Isle, VT – 75 laps

5. 91 Hunter Murray, Cambridge, VT – 75 laps

6. 68 Kevin Sorel, Plattsburgh, NY – 73 laps

7. 3 Shane Wood, Whiting, VT – 72 laps

8. 56 Bret Williams, Sudbury, VT – 71 laps

9. 28 Trevor Sampson, Addison, VT – 68 laps

10. 90 Aaron Connolly, Georgia, VT – 65 laps

11. 14 Chris Mattos, Milton, VT – 64 laps

12. 99 Christian Loomis, Poultney, VT – 63 laps

13. 11 Zach Wood, Georgia, VT – 54 laps

14. 802 Brett Wood, Georgia, VT – 50 laps

15. 35 Jeff Murray, Georgia, VT – 50 laps

16. 7 Shawn Fountain, Plattsburgh, NY – 49 laps

17. 48 Eddie Shackett, Jr., Middlebury, VT – 47 laps

18. 420 Kaleb Shepard, Georgia, VT – 45 laps

19. 22 Ethan White, Hinesburg, VT – 40 laps

20. 15 Eric Douglas, Sudbury, VT – 36 laps

21. 269 Mike Hance, Westport, NY – 16 laps

22. 10 Brad Disorda, Leicester, VT – 8 laps

23. 8Q Tyler Quenneville, Brandon, VT – 4 laps

24. 30 Tom Kudlacik, Milton, VT – 0 laps

25. 51 Alex Laplante, Milton, VT – 0 laps

Coca-Cola Daredevil Feature (6 laps)

1. Andrew Allen

2. Jamie Zsido

3. Kelly Bullock

4. Josh Zsido

5. Paul Allen

6. Jerry Jokinen

Another great night of racing is in the books at the North Country’s Riverside Speedway for R & R Fireworks/ Lancaster Auto Sales night. Steve Patnaude started the night off with a win in the second heat in the North Country Ford Late Models and went on to pick up the win in the semi-feature, giving him 2/3 of the Triple Crown. Come feature time,

Patnaude would have to fend off the rest of the field to complete the coveted accomplishment. Matt Carbone started the race by rocketing out to the front. Carbone had a great car, and found himself door to door with Randy Potter on a restart. The two made contact in turns one and two, and after another lap an accordion spin brought out another caution. Bryan Mason and Potter got into another battle for the ages, fighting door-to-door for the final laps. Potter would come away with the win, and the point lead after the race, making him Riverside’s representative to the ACT Invitational 500. Bryan Mason would settle for second, Corey Mason third, Brandon Lambert and Mike Kenison would complete the top five.

Jerrad Ledger and “Old School” Mike Paquette had a great battle for the lead in the Sign Depot Limited Late Model feature. Paquette led for the majority of the race, but Ledger caught the veteran and made the pass on a restart with four laps to go. Paquette would hold on to second and Jourdan Davis would bring his automobile across the line third. Aaron Smith and Doug Laleme rounded out the top five. The finish is pending a final decision from tech, and an official announcement this coming week.

The Town and Country Inn and Resort Street Stocks had some fireworks for their feature event. Alex Kopp led all but the final few laps in the 25 lap race, but couldn’t quite hold off the point leader Jamie Heath who overtook Kopp and drive off for the win. Cole Kilby is on a hot streak, winning last week and finishing second this week. “Nitro” Nick Gilcris overcame being shuffled to the back early in the race by flying through the field to finish third. Jason Kenison and Kopp would finish out the top five.

The Northeast Pro 4 Tour came to town for their first ever event and ran a two segment race for their feature event. Bryan Lancaster dominated in the first 12 lap segment, winning by almost a half a lap. Joe Allard and Jay Bennett would finish second and third, and Ken McIlvaine and Tim Hines completed the field. When the second segment came out, Lancaster and Allard battled it out right up to the last lap as the two made contact approaching the checkered flag. Allard would come out the victor by the better finish in the second segment, taking the inaugural race for the Pro 4’s. Lancaster and Bennett would finish second and third overall respectively.

The DK-N-Sons Pure Stocks had another eventful run for the evening. Point leader Richie Veilleux took a beating from last week’s winner Dave Glidden for a few laps mid-race. Glidden was pushing Veilleux around the track like a wheelbarrow for nearly two laps, until Veilleux’s car got hooked up and pulled away. Glidden survived to take second, and Oxford, Maine’s James Record would finish third. After tech was completed, Veilleux had an issue with tire sizes, and failed tech. This gives Glidden his second straight win, and gives Record second.

Siera Sanschagrin would pick up her second career victory in the Ouellette Trucking Angels division. Sanschagrin would fend off former champ of the division Vanessa Brown to take the checkers. Jenna Randall would come back from going over turns one and two to finish third. Tina Leveille and Jaime Carbone would round out the top five.

Zach Savage picked up his second feature win of the year in the Marshall Insurance Agency Daredevils divisions. Savage was flanked by Matthew Kopp and Anthony Benoit who would bring his truck across third.

Riverside Speedway will not be in action again for the next two weeks for the NASCAR race at Loudon next weekend and the ACT Invitational 500 on July 20th and 21st. We will be back in action on Saturday July 27th with all divisions in action, including the Jake McDowell Memorial 100 lap race for the Street Stocks. Post time for that event will be 6 p.m..
Cassius Clark of Farmington, Maine became the first two-time winner of the 2013 Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model season Saturday night, outdueling future New England Hall of Famer Mike Rowe to win the Southern Maine Motors 150 at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, Maine.

“It’s a lot of fun racing for the win with Mike Rowe,” Clark said after driving the Hight Motortsports 77 into victory lane. “Thanks to the Hights for the opportunity to drive for them, and to Brian and the guys for putting a great car underneath me.”

Clark prevailed in the season-opening 150-lapper at Oxford Plains Speedway, and entered the Beech Ridge event ranked third in PASS North driver points. Clark and Rowe swapped the top positions several times throughout the race after getting by early race leaders Martin Latulippe and Joey Doiron.

Quebec invader Latulippe, who turned in the quickest lap of the event, swapped the early lead with Rowe, as Doiron made it a three-car battle. It took Clark several laps to work his way into contention with the early frontrunners, after starting alongside DJ Shaw in row six on the starting grid, the best slot available to previous 2013 race winners.

Once Clark got by Latulippe it was Rowe versus Clark, challenged briefly by the reigning series champion, third-place finisher Travis Benjamin of Morrill, or fourth-place finisher Doiron, of Berwick.

Rowe, running weekly in NASCAR Nites action at Beech Ridge for 10-time championship-winning car owner Dickie Fowler, settled for runner-up honors in the PASS special event at his adopted home track.

Benjamin, the second-ranked PASS North driver entering the night’s action, finished on the podium in third, and lost a little ground in the championship bout.

Doiron posted his fourth top-five finish in four PASS North SLM events this season. He remains atop the current championship standings, still seeking his first win of the season.

Corey Bubar of Windham, Maine looked quick in the late stages of the 150 to claim the final top-five finishing position. Scott Mulkern of Falmouth, Maine claimed sixth-place honors in front of DJ Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire, the winner of a PASS North SLM race at Beech Ridge earlier this season in his Precision JLM mount.

Dave Farrington, Jr. of Jay, Maine raced to an eighth-place finish. Westbrook, Maine’s Tony Ricci and six-time series champion Johnny Clark of Farmingdale rounded out the top-ten.

Andy Shaw of Center Conway, New Hampshire led wire to wire in the 40-lap feature race for the PASS Modified division. A multi-time champion of the class, Shaw dedicated his first victory of the season to his wife, a recent cancer survivor.

Mitch Miller of West Boylston, Massachusetts continued to impress, posting a runner-up finish in front of Newburgh, Maine racer Scott Alexander, who passed several cars (many of the erratic persuasion) en route to the final podium finishing position. Travis Buzzell of Hollis, Maine and Mike Carignan of Somersworth, New Hampshire rounded out the top-five.

Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model competition next hits the track on Friday, July 12 at Oxford Plains Speedway in Oxford, Maine. That’s followed up by the 40th annual TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway on Sunday, July 21.

Pro All Stars Series North Super Late Model “Southern Maine Motors PASS 150.”
Saturday, July 6, 2013; Beech Ridge Motor Speedway; Scarborough, Maine

(finishing position, car number, driver, hometown)

1 77 Cassius Clark, Farmington, ME; 2 24 Mike Rowe, Turner, ME; 3 17 Travis Benjamin, Morrill, ME; 4 73 Joey Doiron, Berwick, ME; 5 42 Corey Bubar, Windham, ME; 6 84 Scott Mulkern, Falmouth, ME; 7 60 DJ Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 8 23 Dave Farrington, Jr., Jay, ME; 9 55 Tony Ricci, Westbrook, ME; 10 54 Johnny Clark, Farmingdale, ME: 11 10 Scott Dragon, Colchester, VT; 12 47 Kelly Moore, Scarborough, ME; 13 104 Kevin Powell, Winston-Salem, NC; 14 7 Curtis Gerry, South Waterboro, ME; 15 4 Ben Rowe, Turner, ME; 16 84 Martin Latulippe, Vallee-Jonction, QC; 17 39 Chad Dow, Fairfield, ME; 18 75 Gary Smith, Bangor, ME: 19 22 Aaron Ricker, Tamworth, NH; 20 2 Matt Matheson, French Lake, NB; 21 00 Bryan Kruczek, Newmarket, NH; 22 9 JT Thurlow, Windham, ME; 23 20 Mike Landry, Oakland, ME; 24 14 Brad Babb, Windham, ME; 25 21 David Oliver, Standish, ME.

Pro All Stars Series Modified “Southern Maine Motors PASS 40.”
Saturday, July 6, 2013; Beech Ridge Motor Speedway; Scarborough, Maine
(finishing position, car number, driver, hometown)
1 66 Andy Shaw, Center Conway, NH; 2 7 Mitch Miller, West Boylston, MA; 3 17 Scott Alexander, Newburgh, ME; 4 3 Travis Buzzell, Hollis, ME; 5 21 Mike Carignan, Somersworth, NH; 6 89 Ryan Phillips, Buxton, ME; 7 5 Mark Lucas, Harpswell, ME; 8 28 Mark Lunblad Jr., Conway, NH; 9 14 Scott McDaniel, Livermore, ME; 10 53 Alan Wilson, Hebron, ME; 11 9 Evan Armington, Lovell, ME; 12 60 Dana Reed, Shapleigh, ME; 13 33 Billy Dixon, Waterboro, ME; 14 4 Josh Brown, Center Conway, NH; 15 31 Ryan Morgan, Mystic, CT; 16 05 Ron Henry, New Gloucester, ME; 17 1 David Sprague, Buxton, ME; 18 2 Ron Bryant, Livermore, ME.

The Final Lucas Oil AMA MotoX National ran for the last time late last month at MotoX 338 in Southwick, MA. A fixture on the AMA National MotoX schedule for four decades made it’s last run in late June. It was due to the fact that the track promoters and the landlord, the local American Legion Post, couldn’t get together on the lease. Southwick traditionally was the last stop on the AMA 125 and 250 class championships and many times determined the two championships.

The promoters decided to fold the big event, for good, because making a profit was becoming difficult even at the old rate of the rent. Especially in this difficult economy and the potential for weather problems in late June. There were other issues such as parking on adjacent properties which was needed every time the event came to Southwick. Some close to the scene think that the land could be used for a future housing development. MotoX 338 also operated on a weekly basis hosting various New England motoX circuits such NEMA and NCSC on weekends.

We also know that other American Legion, and other posts, across the country are having difficulty keeping their posts open due to the lack of new veterans joining up. Many veterans posts have problems making ends meet and some have even closed with the property being sold or for sale. . One other AL Post in New England operates a motorsports facality. That’s the Legion Speedway a dirt oval track for stockcar and sprint car racing operates weekly on Sunday afternoons and twi-light events in Rumney, NH. That track has seen several different promotors running the venue over the years.

Derrick O’Donnell of North Haverhill, NH wheeled around 16-year-old Joey M Laquerre – three months removed from Driver’s Ed at U-32 High School – and went on to a car-length win in the 50-lap ENPRO Services Late Model main at Thunder Road.

Right behind Joey M Laquerre for 3rd came his grandfather Joey Laquerre, a fixture at Thunder Road for decades. “I tried to give him a little room, I didn’t want to make him nervous,” Grandpa Joey said.

“I have a lot of fun racing with my family,” Joey M Laquerre said in victory lane.

O’Donnell’s impressive win in the Gary Clay Builders No. 60 was his second of the season. He started 16th on the grid and sat 8th at the halfway mark. Phil Scott and Scott Payea finished 4th and 5th respectively after passing one another several times.

The second half of the top ten consisted of Rick Roberts, Jamie Fisher, Nick Sweet, Kyle Pembroke and Cody Blake.Laquerre, Kyle Pembroke, Brett Gervais and Jason Corliss – rookies all – held the top four positions on a lap 17 restart after Emily Packard got turned around in the fourth turn.

Gervais and Corliss glanced off one another through the turns a lap later. Gervais couldn’t resist payback on the next lap and both drivers were sent to the rear to sort out their differences. One circuit later, the yellow was out again when point leader Dave Pembroke got torn up in a four-car skirmish.

The new front four on the ensuing restart consisted of young Laquerre and Kyle Pembroke, the elder Joey Laquerre and Phil Scott. Lurking in row three were Rick Roberts and Scott Payea.

Darrell Morin of Essex hung tough from the pole to complete a triple-crown night in the 35-lap Tiger Sportsman feature. Morin had to survive a restart on lap 23 after a four-car crash started when the field overran Tucker Williams as he tried to limp into the pits with his hood up over the windshield.

Morin made the low line work to finish ahead of runner-up Jeff Bousquet of Worcester, Mike Ziter, Brendan Moodie and Shawn Fleury, who finished nose-to-tail 3-4-5.

Greg Adams of Hardwick won his second Allen Lumber Street Stock feature in three days. Adams quickly left the field behind once he got to the front on lap 17. Runner-up George Butler of Randolph managed to hold off Jamie Davis and Tommy Smith as they traded paint behind him. Davis, by inches, earned 3rd with Smith 4th and Bunker Hodgdon 5th.

Louie Mayer of North Brookfield, Mass. took the checkers in the first-ever appearance at Thunder Road by the Northeast Mini Stock Tour.

Calvin Caswell of Jericho claimed his first career Rough Rider win followed by Richie Veilleux and Alan Derrington.

Thunder Road is back in action Thursday, July 11 when NASCAR Sprint Cup star Clint Bowyer tries his hand at the Barre high banks in the VT Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup 150 – post time 6:00 p.m. The event is also the third in the four-race Vermont State Late Model Championship.

ENPRO Services Night Unofficial Results
Thunder Road – Barre, VT
Sunday, July 7, 2013

Late Models
Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown

1. #Derrick O’Donnell (60vt) N. Haverhill, NH

2. #Joey M. Laquerre (51vt) E. Montpelier, VT

3. Joey Laquerre (15vt) E. Montpelier, VT

4. Phil Scott (14vt) Middlesex, VT

5. Scott Payea (89vt) Milton, VT

6. Rick Roberts (3vt) E. Barre, VT

7. Jamie Fisher (18vt) Shelburne, VT

8. Nick Sweet (88vt) Barre, VT

9. Kyle Pembroke (27vt) Montpelier, VT

10. Cody Blake (99vt) Barre, VT

11. Mike Bailey (00vt) South Barre, VT

12. Jean-Paul Cyr (32vt) Milton, VT

13. Eric Chase (40vt) Milton, VT

14. Matthew White (42vt) Northfield, VT

15. Brooks Clark (68vt) Fayston, VT

16. Joey Becker (16vt) Jeffersonville, VT

17. Trampas Demers (85vt) S. Burlington, VT

18. Emily Packard (9me) E. Montpelier, VT

19. Brett Gervais (11nh) Island Pond, VT

20. Marcel Gravel (5nh) Wolcott, VT

21. Mark Norris (22me) Farmington, ME

22. David Whitcomb (25vt) Essex Jct., VT

23. #Terry Reil (11vt) E. Barre, VT

24. Dave Pembroke (44vt) Middlesex, VT

25. #Jason Corliss (66vt) Barre, VT

26. #Robert Eldred (38vt) Waterbury, VT

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen
Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown

1. Darrell Morin (71) Essex Jct., VT

2. Jeffrey Bousquet (60) Worcester, VT

3. Mike Ziter (26) Williamstown, VT

4. Brendan Moodie (94) Wolcott, VT

5. Shawn Fleury (31) Middlesex, VT

6. Christopher Pelkey (64) South Barre, VT

7. Joe Steffen (00) Grand Isle, VT

8. Chris Roberts (9) Washington, VT

9. Jason Allen (29) Barre, VT

10. Scott Coburn (1) Barre, VT

11. Adam Pierson (85) Bradford,VT

12. Matthew Potter (23) Marshfield, VT

13. Eric Badore (04) Milton, VT

14. Tucker Williams (11) Hyde Park, VT

15. Josh Demers (10) Montpelier, VT

16. #Cameron Ouellette (90) Barre, VT

17. Mike Billado (8) Essex, VT

18. John Lambert (2) Northfield, VT

19. Mike Martin (01) Craftsbury Common, VT

20. Jason Woodard (68) Waterbury Ctr., VT

21. Randy Gonyaw (22) S. Barre, VT

22. #Daniel Lathrop (6) Hyde Park, VT

23. #Chris Judd (51) Springfield, VT

24. Martin Ingram (02) Essex Jct., VT

25. Clem Despault (3) Waterbury, VT

26. Doug Crowningshield (14) Barre, VT

North East Mini-Stock Tour

Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown
1. Louis Maher (69) N. Brookfield, MA
2. Danny Field (18) Deep River, CT
3. Mike Parker (28) Bradford, VT
4. Ricky Labrecque (52) Antrim, NH
5. Emerson Cayer (88) Contoocook, NH
6. Matt Sonnhalter (33) E. Thetford, VT
7. Toby Wells (2) Dublin, NH
8. Shawn Swallow (04) Stark, NH
9. Desmond Skillings (90) Antrim, NH
10. Nic Skillings (25) Warner, NH
11. Will Hennequin (47) Morrisville, VT
12. Mitchell Bombard (10) Willimantic, CT

Allen Lumber Street Stocks
Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown
1. Greg Adams (38) Hardwick, VT

2. #George Butler (9) Randolph, VT

3. Jamie Davis (43) Wolcott, VT

4. Tommy Smith (50) Williamstown, VT

5. Bunker Hodgdon (83) Wolcott, VT

6. Will Hennequin (47) Morrisville, VT

7. Troy Kingsbury (39) Waitsfield, VT

8. Dean Switser, Jr. (16) Lyndonville, VT

9. Alan Maynard (10) Fairfax, VT

10. Jaden Perry (02) Hardwick, VT

11. Donnie Yates (05) N. Montpelier, VT

12. #Tyler Austin (5) E. Calais, VT

13. Gary Mullen (29) Tunbridge, VT

14. Marvin Johnson (19) Essex Jct., VT

15. #Patrick Tibbetts (48) Barre, VT

16. Kyle Streeter (37) Waitsfield, VT

17. Jennifer Getty (25) Cambridge, VT

18. Joe Fecteau (75) Hardwick, VT

19. Kevin Dodge (8) Barre, VT

20. Keith Fortier (35) Hinesburg, VT

21. George Sanders (68) Northfield, VT

22. #Tommy Elwood (88) Morrisville, VT

DNS Jamon Perry (62) Hardwick, VT

DNS Michael Gay (3) S. Burlington, VT

Rough Riders
Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown

1. Calvin Caswell (23) Jericho, VT

2. Richie Veilleux (22) Lisbon, NH

3. Alan Derrington (75) Bethlehem, NH

4. Paul Dudley (42) Waitsfield, VT

5. Justin Johnson (79) East Barre, VT

6. Jamie Benneig (98) Williston, VT

7. Randy Johnson (101) East Barre, VT

Two-time defending Northeastern Midget Association champion Randy Cabral insists he doesn’t look at the point standings, not this early in the season anyway. He might not be looking but others are and that includes two-time winner John Zych Jr.

Only 13 points separate leader Cabral and Zych as NEMA visits Lee USA Speedway Friday night. Fact is, Todd Bertrand (-26), Russ Stoehr (-38) and Ian Cumens (-45) are locked into a tight battle atop the standings. .

Andy Barrows takes a 51-point bulge into the accompanying NEMA Lites event. Carl Medeiros Jr., who won twice at Lee last year, is determined to cut into that gap. Dan Cugini, Avery Stoehr and P.J. Stergois hold down spots three through five.

There are hardly any secrets left at Lee, a NEMA mainstay for many years. Adam Cantor had the best lap (13.307) a year ago but speeds have been up everywhere this season. Expect that to happen at Lee as well.

Zych, who admits to wanting to know just where he stands, comes to Lee off an impressive victory two weeks ago at Stafford Speedway in the family No. 9. He’ll be after his third 2013 win.

Meanwhile Cabral (Bertrand 47), who maintained the point lead with a third at Stafford, will be seeking two in a row at Lee. He won last year at Ocktoberfest. Stoehr has won twice at Lee, but not since 1991. Greg Stoehr (2011) and Joey Payne (2003) also have Lee checkereds,

Cumens, third at Ocktoberfest last fall, was second at Stafford and rates among the prime contenders along with Bertrand, Anthony Marvuglio, Seth Carlson, Paul Scally and Bethany Stoehr.

Lee has been on the NEMA Lites agenda since the division’s inception. In addition to Medeiros, Jake Stergois, Paul Bigelow, Cugini and Avery Stoehr have all scored Lites wins at Lee, Stergois grabbing his third triumph earlier this year. Stoehr, Bigelow and Cugini were one-two-three at Stafford. Cabral, Logan Ravels, David Moniz and Ken Johnson are other contenders.