troadBarre, VT – North Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell is poised to claim the 2013 “King of the Road” at the conclusion of tomorrow (Thursday, August 29) night’s VP Racing Fuels event at Thunder Road in Barre, VT. It would be O’Donnell’s second Thunder Road track title in three seasons, joining his 2011 Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen crown.

O’Donnell has used a pair of feature wins, along with a total of 12 top ten finishes in the 13 events so far, to amass a 60-point lead heading into tomorrow night’s Late Model finale. Barring any major issues, the 23-year old should fend off two-time Thunder Road track champion Nick Sweet. 2013 marks O’Donnell’s first full season of Late Model competition, which will also make him the Rookie of the Year, something that hasn’t been done in the modern era of Thunder Road stock car racing.

VP Racing Fuels night on Thursday, August 29 wraps up Thunder Road’s regular events for 2013. The evening will feature a 100-lap Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen feature plus the Late Models, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Rough Riders. Post time is 6:30pm. Admission is just $10 for adults, $3 for kids (ages 6 to 12) and $20 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

Thunder Road will open its gates once again this Sunday, September 1 for the 35th annual VT Foodbank Labor Day Classic featuring the return of the American Canadian Tour Late Models. They will be joined by the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks. Post time this Sunday is 1:30pm.