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John Donahue Scores Thunder Road Win on Casella Night

 John Donahue celebrates his Thunder Road Late Model win on Casella Night. (Photo by Alan Ward)
John Donahue celebrates his Thunder Road Late Model win on Casella Night. (Photo by Alan Ward)

posted at 3:59 pm Fri Jun 20th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Graniteville's John Donahue captured his 14th career Thunder Road Late Model win during Casella Waste Management Night on Thursday, June 19. Donahue started fifth in the 22 car field and battled late in the 50-lap event with rookie driver Eric Badore.

Thunder Road has not seen a repeat winner yet this season as across its three divisions there have been 12 different feature winners.

Badore and Donahue swapped the lead several times over the late stages of the event, but the veteran got the edge over the last several laps. Donahue and Badore were followed across the line by another rookie in Josh Demers to complete the podium. Phil Scott and a third rookie in Jason Allen completed the top five. Cody Blake, Eric Chase, Nick Sweet, Dave Pembroke and Trampas Demers rounded out the top ten.

Darrell Morin of Burlington claimed his third career Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen feature victory after leading all 35 laps. He held off Christopher Pelkey through the late stages of the event to claim the win. Pelkey was followed across the line by Mike Martin, Brendan Moodie and Dylan Payea in the top five. Point leader Jason Woodard took sixth followed by Chris Roberts, Mike Billado, Jeff Bousquet and George May completing the top ten.

Will Hennequin of Morrisville took the Allen Lumber Street Stock win. It was the eighth of his career. He battled from his 6th starting position and held off Kyle Streeter following the final caution with just under five laps to go. Jamon Perry took third followed by Donny Yates and Jamie Davis in the top five. Kevin Dodge, Gary Mullen, Dave Whitcomb, Bunker Hodgdon and Alan Maynard took home top tens.

Barre's Chris LaForest took the two-segment overall Rough Rider win. His pair of second place efforts were enough to edge Alan Derrington and Paul Dudley in the Rough Riders first event of the season.

Thunder Road International Speedbowl opens its gates for the fourth time in 2014 this Sunday, June 22 with a make-up of the previously postponed Harvest Equipment Night. Post time this Sunday is 6:00pm.

Casella Waste Management Night
Thunder Road - Barre, VT
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Late Model Unofficial Results
Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown

1. John Donahue (26VT) Graniteville, VT

2. #Eric Badore (4VT) Milton, VT

3. #Josh Demers (10VT) Montpelier, VT

4. Phil Scott (14VT) Middlesex, VT

5. #Jason Allen (29VT) Barre, VT

6. Cody Blake (99VT) Barre, VT

7. Eric Chase (40VT) Milton, VT

8. Nick Sweet (88VT) Barre, VT

9. Dave Pembroke (44VT) Middlesex, VT

10. Trampas Demers (85VT) S. Burlington, VT

11. Brooks Clark (68VT) Fayston, VT

12. Emily Packard (9ME) E. Montpelier, VT

13. Brett Gervais (11NH) Island Pond, VT

14. Derrick O'Donnell (60VT) N. Haverhill, NH

15. Jason Corliss (66VT) Barre, VT

16. Shawn Fleury (1VT) Middlesex, VT

17. Kyle Pembroke (27VT) Montpelier, VT

18. Scott Dragon (16VT) Colchester, VT

19. Boomer Morris (13VT) Barre, VT

20. Ricky Roberts (3VT) E. Barre, VT

21. Joey Laquerre (15VT) East Montpelier, VT

22. Mark Norris (22ME) Farmington, ME

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

1. Darrell Morin (17) Burlington, VT

2. Christopher Pelkey (64) S. Barre, VT

3. Mike Martin (01) Craftsbury Cmn, VT

4. Brendan Moodie (94) Wolcott, VT

5. Dylan Payea (7) Milton, VT

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

7. Chris Roberts (85) Washington, VT

8. Mike Billado (8) Essex, VT

9. Jeff Bousquet (44) Worcester, VT

10. George May (16) Barre, VT

11. Cameron Ouellette (90) Barre, VT

12. Doug Crowningshield (14) Barre, VT

13. Eric Johnson (20) Randolph Ctr. VT

14. Scott Coburn (1) Barre, VT

15. Tucker Williams (11) Hyde Park, VT

16. Joe Steffen (00) Grand Isle, VT

17. #Caleb Nelson (07) Moretown, VT

18. #Shawn Franklin (76) Waitsfield, VT

19. #Derrick Calkins (4) Milton, VT

20. Joel Hodgdon (36) Craftsbury, VT

Allen Lumber Street Stocks Unofficial Results
Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown

1. Will Hennequin (47) Morrisville, VT

2. Kyle Streeter (37) Waitsfield, VT

3. Jamon Perry (62) Hardwick, VT

4. Donny Yates (05) N. Montpelier, VT

5. Jamie Davis (43) Wolcott, VT

6. Kevin Dodge (8) Barre, VT

7. Gary Mullen (29) Tunbridge, VT

8. Dave Whitcomb (77) Morrisville, VT

9. Bunker Hodgdon (83) Hardwick, VT

10. Alan Maynard (10) Fairfax, VT

11. Garry Bashaw (4) Lincoln, VT

12. Jeremy Colson (44) S. Royalton, VT

13. Jaden Perry (92) Hardwick, VT

14. Tyler Austin (5) E. Calais, VT

15. Mike Gay (3) So. Burlington, VT

16. Tommy Smith (50) Williamstown, VT

17. #Thomas Merchant (38) Eden Mills, VT

18. Paul Grant (46) E. Calais, VT

19. Jennifer Getty (25) Cambridge, VT

20. Marcel J. Gravel (86) Wolcott, VT

21. #Steve Bennett (76) Bethel, VT

22. Keith Fortier (35) Hinesburg, VT

23. Josh Vilbrin (07) Northfield, VT

24. Scott Maynard (59) Burlington, VT

25. Tommy Elwood (88) Morrisville, VT

26. Jason LaHue (66) Milton, VT

27. Patrick Tibbetts (48) Barre, VT

Rough Riders Unofficial Results
Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown

1. (56) Chris LaForest, Barre, VT, 2, 2, 4

2. (75) Alan Derrington, Bethlehem, NH, 5, 1, 6

3. (42) Paul Dudley, Waitsfield, VT, 3, 4, 7

4. (Bee) Jaden Perry, Hardwick, VT, 1, 7, 8

5. (Cheetah) Jason Woodard, Waterbury, VT, 6, 3, 9

6. (Mystery) Mike Forsey, Westford, VT, 4, 5, 9

7. (Flower) Jason Corliss, Barre, VT, 7, 6, 13

Relevant Address(es):
West Haven, VT 05743 (Set as Local)
Barre, VT 05641 (Set as Local)
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)

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