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Former King Chris Pelkey Continues 2024 Momentum to Take Jack Daniels Cocktails 100

Jason Pelkey earned the Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100 victory over Jimmy Hebert.


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A change of pace for the Thunder Road faithful saw a pit-load of teams join in for the Sunday, July 7 outing on Quarry Hill. Twenty-seven Maplefield/Irving Late Models made the special Sunday trip to the Nation’s Site of Excitement for the Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100, the battle serving as round two in the inaugural Squier Cup Late Model Triple Crown! While the Late Models may have been the headline, there was action aplenty Sunday evening.

In a rare show starting appearance, the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors got the afternoon’s action started with a bang as twenty-five of the junkyard knights took to the highbanks. Two cautions before halfway wreaked havoc on the field, ending a strong run for Anderson Boyd against the turn four wall. Eddie Thompson continued his lead of the field on the restart with a rear-view full of ‘The Frickin’ Chicken’ Brodie Frazier. Frazier used a pair of lap cars to gain advantage on the outside groove and snuck away with the win by a bumper cover over Thompson with Zach Garvey joining them on the podium in third.

Twenty-nine strong, the rk Miles Street Stocks took the field under the command of Derek Farnham at the front of the field before he went into the spin-cycle off turn two to bring out the first caution on lap 3. A rough start continued with another pile-up in turn two, collecting young Landyn O’Donnell and more as casualties to the action. After stretching out, Josh Lovely launched around Patrick Tibbetts to lead before one final roadblock in turn two ended the day for Kasey Collins and Paige Whittemore. Josh Lovely again took off with the restart lead, taking his third-straight in the division followed by Jamie Davis and Parker Gagne on the podium.

Leading rookie of the year contender Logan Farrell brought the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers to start their 40-lap main event with a rear-view mirror full of division great Brendan Moodie. Moodie followed young hot-shoe Cooper French around Farrell in the opening quarter of the event followed by Cam Ouellette and Robert Gordon. Moodie made his move on lap 14, crossing over the youngster off turn two to jump underneath and take the lead on lap 17. Brendan Moodie went on to grab the win, regaining the top spot on the Flying Tiger all-time win’s list after his longstanding statistical tie with ‘Double-O’ Joe Steffen. A hard-charging Kyle Streeter motored to a runner-up finish followed by Cooper French in third.

The Maplefield/Irving Late Models finished off the evening’s program with the Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100, round two of the Squier Cup Late Model Triple Crown. Following heat race qualifying with one consolation round, a pair of former American-Canadian Tour champions Jimmy Hebert and Nick Sweet led the field to green. Hebert got the jump on the initial start with 2022 Thunder Road King of the Road Chris Pelkey in hot pursuit. The first caution flag would fly on lap 24 after contact with Jesse Laquerre sent Brooks Clark careening across the frontstretch.

Using the outside lane to his advantage, Hebert led through two more caution periods, all the while with Pelkey stalking him just inches off his rear bumper. Just prior to the final caution on lap 69, Squier Cup point leader Cody Blake had his day ended by an overheating engine while trouble brewed on the final restart. Pelkey got the jump on the bottom lane and, try as his might, Hebert could not power back around the former track champion. Jason Pelkey earned the Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100 victory over Jimmy Hebert with Scott Dragon beating Nick Sweet to the line for third.

Thunder Road is back in action this Thursday, July 11 for the rescheduled 45th Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 as part of Vermont Construction Night! The Maplefield/Irving Oil Late Models are set for a 150-lap showdown to determine the inaugural Squier Cup Triple Crown champion, all while battling reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion Cole Custer! The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and rk Miles Street Stocks continue their championship seasons for a three-division card with a special Thursday Post Time of 6:30pm.

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963, media@thunderroadvt.com, or visit www.thunderroadvt.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ThunderRoadVT.

-Thunder Road International Speedbowl Update
-Photo credit: Mark A. Cote

Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – Barre, VT
Sunday, July 7, 2024
Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100

Maplefield/Irving Late Models – Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100 (100 Laps)
Race #2 for the Inaugural Squier Cup Late Model Triple Crown

1. 64VT Christopher Pelkey Graniteville, VT
2. 58VT Jimmy Hebert Williamstown, VT
3. 0VT Scott Dragon Milton, VT
4. 40VT Nick Sweet Williamstown, VT
5. 16VT Brandon Lanphear Morrisville, VT
6. 9VT Chip Grenier E. Barre, VT
7. 18VT #Kaiden Fisher Shelburne, VT
8. 45NH #Kasey Beattie St. Johnsbury, VT
9. 31VT Stephen Donahue Graniteville, VT
10. 7VT Cooper Bouchard Hinesburg, VT
11. 17VT Darrell Morin Westford, VT
12. 66VT Jason Corliss Barre, VT
13. 55VT Keegan Lamson Berlin, VT
14. 14VT Phil Scott Montpelier, VT
15. 71VT #Jesse Laquerre E. Montpelier, VT
16. 92VT Jaden Perry Hardwick, VT
17. 8VT Chris Roberts Washington, VT
18. 36VT Joel Hodgdon Craftsbury Common, VT
19. 86VT Marcel J. Gravel Wolcott, VT
20. 27VT Kyle Pembroke Montpelier, VT
21. 04VT Justin Prescott Fairfax, VT
22. 48VT #Taylor Hoar South Hero, VT
23. 99VT Cody Blake Barre, VT
24. 54VT Colin Cornell East Burke, VT
25. 17NH Kyle Goodbout Lincoln, NH
26. 68VT Brooks Clark Fayston, VT
27. 01VT Stephen Martin Craftsbury Common, VT

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers – (40 Laps)

1 15NH Brendan Moodie Wolcott, VT
2 37VT Kyle Streeter Waterbury Ctr., VT
3 4VT Cooper French Northfield, VT
4 00VT Brandon Gray E. Thetford, VT
5 90VT Cameron Ouellette Barre, VT
6 20VT Robert Gordon Milton, VT
7 3VT Michael MacAskill Williamstown, VT
8 67VT Kevin Streeter Waitsfield, VT
9 31VT Logan Powers Middlesex, VT
10 64VT Jason Pelkey Barre, VT
11 9VT #Logan Farrell Barre, VT
12 8VT Mike Billado Grand Isle, VT
13 23NY Cam Gadue Highgate, VT
14 26VT Luke Peters Groton, VT
15 56VT Chris Laforest Barre, VT
16 33VT Matt Ballard Williamstown, VT
17 45VT Adam Maynard Milton, VT
18 77VT Issac Spaulding Wolcott, VT
19 22VT Travis Patnoe Wolcott, VT
20 07VT Sam Caron Milton, VT
21 13VT Ty Delphia Waterbury, VT

rk Miles Street Stocks – (25 Laps)

1. 54 Josh Lovely Williamstown, VT
2. 43 Jamie Davis Johnson, VT
3. 55 Parker Gagne Fairfax, VT
4. 16 Dean Switser, Jr. Waterford, VT
5. 34 Patrick Tibbetts Plainfield, VT
6. 74 Tyler Whittemore Barre, VT
7. 9 Zach Audet Johnson, VT
8. 8 Paul Rocheleau Georgia, VT
9. 08 Ryan Foster Waterbury, VT
10. 99 #Fred Fleury Graniteville, VT
11. 3 Michael Gay S. Burlington, VT
12. 96 Thomas Peck Waterbury, VT
13. 24 Todd Raymo Swanton, VT
14. 50 Eric MacLaughlin Milton, VT
15. 79 Juan Marshall Pittsfield, VT
16. 18 Walker Fitch Marshfield, VT
17. 04 Scott Weston Berlin, VT
18. 13 Travis Gay S. Burlington, VT
19. 32 #Kylee Potter Marshfield, VT
20. 33 Curtis Franks Topsham, VT
21. 57 Trevor Jaques Milton, VT
22. 7 Kyle MacAskill Williamstown, VT
23. 11 Jacob Roy Danville, VT
24. 98 Kasey Collins Berlin, VT
25. 73 Paige Whittemore Graniteville, VT
26. 6 Terry Pearce Jr Chelsea, VT
27. 2 Haidyn Pearce Chelsea, VT
28. 39 Derek Farnham Bethel, VT
29. 1 Landyn O’Donnell N. Haverhill, NH

Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors – (20 Laps)

1. 17 Brodie Frazier E. Montpelier, VT
2. 97 Eddie Thompson Colchester, VT
3. 77 Zachary Garvey Milton, VT
4. 71 Jason Kirby Milton, VT
5. 31 Tyler Wheatley Brookfield, VT
6. 76 Easton Garvey Milton, VT
7. 81 Mike Slingerland Fairfax, VT
8. 19 Neal Foster Moretown, VT
9. 50 Nick Copping Barre, VT
10. 07 Benjamin Bushey Springfield, VT
11. 27 Derrick Mann Graniteville, VT
12. 75 Bert Duffy Milton, VT
13. 13VT Brett Wood Georgia, VT
14. 14 Jed Whitcomb Williamstown, VT
15. 33 Brayden Murphy Barre, VT
16. 16 Nate Brien Williamstown, VT
17. 25 Dylan Duffy Milton, VT
18. 8 Jaiden Del Toro Barre Town, VT
19. 23 Jennesta Garrett Middlesex, VT
20. 99 Jefferson Garvey Milton, VT
21. 05 Brandon Premont Johnson, VT
22. 43 Anderson Boyd Berlin, VT
23. 26 Corey Martin Northfield, VT
24. 54 Dan Garrett, Jr. Berlin, VT
DNS 34 Steven Corbett Berlin, VT
DNS 20 Zach Wood Georgia, VT