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Sam Caron Goes Lights Out on Myers Container Round #1 at Thunder Road

Sam Caron came out on top of a 26-car Flying Tiger field in the 75-lap feature Thursday at Thunder Road.


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Mother Nature allowed Thunder Road to return to world famous Thursday Night racing with plenty of spills, thrills and wins! Following the ever-popular Kids Rides, twenty-six Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers competed for starting position in the first round of the Myers Container Service Triple Crown Series. Four drivers earned a +3 handicap through the heats to lead the field in their 75-lap feature.

The first fourteen laps saw polesitter Sam Caron set a blistering pace ahead of Brandon Gray and Kevin Streeter before the first caution on the frontstretch. The restart saw another hardnosed side-by-side battle between Caron and Gray before Caron again barnstormed away with a three car-length lead. Meanwhile, defending track champion Kyle Streeter patiently made his way to third before a lap 68 brush-up with the wall took him out of contention. Even through a vicious battle in lap traffic, Sam Caron came out on top with the win followed by Gray and Shawn Fleury rounding out the Myers Container victory lane.

With Chris Roberts and Phil Scott heading the field, the Maplefield/Irving Oil Late Models flew under the green flag for their 50-lap main event. Keeping the field two abreast made things interesting throughout the first half of the event as drivers went with the ebb and flow. Waiting patiently in third, Marcel Gravel got the break he needed with Scott slapping the frontstretch wall and giving the Wolcott driver a chance to battle Roberts.

Gravel took the lead on lap 29 with Scott Dragon, Brandon Lanphear and Stephen Martin pulling up to join the fight. The lone caution came for Cooper Bouchard’s back-up into the frontstretch wall off the bumper of Jesse Laquerre for the double hook return to the pits. Twelve laps remaining set up one final battle between Gravel and Dragon at the head of the pack with Gravel getting the jump and taking the victory over Dragon and Chris Roberts in third.

Luck finally prevailed for Williamstown’s Josh Lovely, able to lead the rk Miles Street Stock field to green after an early season plagued by constant motor malfunction in his Ford Mustang. Lean and green through the first twelve circuits, lap thirteen proved difficult with two cautions coming out around the halfway point for the top four-cylinder class. On the restart, Lovely again sped away as point leader Trevor Jaques cut through the field like a hot knife through butter, grabbed second and began chasing down Lovely before the final caution for a turn three pileup. Lovely and Jaques put on a side-by-side clinic with Lovely pulling away with the win on the final lap followed by Jaques and Zach Audet on the podium.

Barre’s Nick Copping led the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warrior field to green for their 20-lap nightcap. Milton’s Bert Duffy battled hard to motor around Jason Kirby for second with Dan Garrett also making the move around to take third. The first caution flag flew for the ‘Frickin Chicken’ Brodie Frazier as he laid-out across the frontstretch after spinning in turn four with the restart earning another caution for a rolling Bill O’Connor in turn three. Bert Duffy took off under the return to green and never looked back with Dan Garrett and Nate ‘Tater’ Brien rounding out the top-three.

Thunder Road kicks off its annual July stretch of racing next Thursday, July 4th for the Preston’s Kia Independence Day Spectacular with Central Vermont’s Largest Fireworks display courtesy of Northstar Fireworks of E. Montpelier and Bradford! All four divisions will be in action and they are right back to it Sunday, July 7 for the Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100 and again on Thursday, July 11 for the 45th Vermont Governor’s Cup on Vermont Construction Night! Plenty of can’t-miss action, visit the Thunder Road website for more information on upcoming events!

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 Press Release
-Photo credit: Alan Ward

Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – Barre, VT
Thursday, June 27, 2024
Scout Night feat. Round #1 of the Myers Container Service Triple Crown!
Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers – Myers Container Triple Crown #1 (75 Laps)

1 07VT Sam Caron Milton, VT
2 00VT Brandon Gray E. Thetford, VT
3 31NH Shawn Fleury Middlesex, VT
4 31VT Logan Powers Middlesex, VT
5 64VT Jason Pelkey Barre, VT
6 45VT Adam Maynard Milton, VT
7 23NY Cam Gadue Highgate, VT
8 3VT Michael MacAskill Williamstown, VT
9 57VT Trevor Jaques Milton, VT
10 4VT Cooper French Northfield, VT
11 20VT Robert Gordon Milton, VT
12 26VT Luke Peters Groton, VT
13 15NH Brendan Moodie Wolcott, VT
14 56VT Chris Laforest Barre, VT
15 90VT Cameron Ouellette Barre, VT
16 67VT Kevin Streeter Waitsfield, VT
17 8VT Mike Billado Grand Isle, VT
18 01VT Michael Martin Craftsbury, Common, VT
19 9VT #Logan Farrell Barre, VT
20 77VT Issac Spaulding Wolcott, VT
21 15VT Joey Laquerre E. Montpelier, VT
22 5RI #Kyle Gravel Wolcott, VT
23 13VT Ty Delphia Waterbury, VT
24 22VT Travis Patnoe Wolcott, VT
25 37VT Kyle Streeter Waterbury Ctr., VT

Maplefield/Irving Late Models – (50 Laps)

1. 86VT Marcel J. Gravel Wolcott, VT
2. 0VT Scott Dragon Milton, VT
3. 8VT Chris Roberts Washington, VT
4. 16VT Brandon Lanphear Morrisville, VT
5. 99VT Cody Blake Barre, VT
6. 18VT Kaiden Fisher Shelburne, VT
7. 64VT Christopher Pelkey S. Barre, VT
8. 01VT Stephen Martin Craftsbury Common, VT
9. 31VT Stephen Donahue Graniteville, VT
10. 9VT Chip Grenier E. Barre, VT
11. 40VT Nick Sweet Williamstown, VT
12. 04VT Justin Prescott Fairfax, VT
13. 66VT Jason Corliss Barre, VT
14. 17VT Darrell Morin Westford, VT
15. 55VT Keegan Lamson Berlin, VT
16. 78QC Michael Lavoie Chicoutimi, QC
17. 48VT #Taylor Hoar South Hero, VT
18. 71VT #Jesse Laquerre E. Montpelier, VT
19. 7VT Cooper Bouchard Hinesburg, VT
20. 27VT Kyle Pembroke Montpelier, VT
21. 14VT Phil Scott Montpelier, VT
22. 15VT Derrick Calkins Hinesburg, VT

rk Miles Street Stocks – (25 Laps)

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

Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors – (20 Laps)

1. 75 Bert Duffy Milton, VT
2. 54 Dan Garrett, Jr. Berlin, VT
3. 16 Nate Brien Williamstown, VT
4. 31 Tyler Wheatley Brookfield, VT
5. 95 Taylor Sayers Barre, VT
6. 19 Neal Foster Moretown, VT
7. 50 Nick Copping Barre, VT
8. 27 Derrick Mann Graniteville, VT
9. 97 Eddie Thompson Colchester, VT
10. 43 Anderson Boyd Berlin, VT
11. 71 Jason Kirby Milton, VT
12. 13 Kevin Wheatley Brookfield, VT
13. 76 Easton Garvey Milton, VT
14. 8 Jaiden Del Toro Barre Town, VT
15. 17 Brodie Frazier E. Montpelier, VT
16. 77 Zachary Garvey Milton, VT
17. 05 Brandon Premont Johnson, VT
18. 96 Bill O'Connor S. Washington, VT
19. 33 Brayden Murphy Barre, VT
20. 72 Christopher Herring Montpelier, VT
DNS 70 Mason Frazier E. Montpelier, VT
DNS 23 Jennesta Garrett Middlesex, VT
DNS 5 Sierra Wilds W. Topsham, VT
DNS 07 Benjamin Bushey Springfield, VT

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