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Jay Laquerre claims Sherwin-Williams victory; Demers, Kingsbury score feature wins

Waitsfield’s Troy Kingsbury took the checkers
for his second career feature victory in the
Allen Lumber Street Stock division on
Sunday, June 10. Photo: Leif Tillotson

Barre’s own Jay Laquerre took the outside lane to victory in the headline Late Model division on Sunday evening (June 10) on Sherwin-Williams night at Thunder Road. Laquerre’s victory was his first since 2001 when he scored his two career victories at the Barre high banks. Jamie “The Hurricane” Fisher made Laquerre work for the win on a late race charge but settled for second. Cody Blake, former Thunder Road champion Nick Sweet, and multi-time champion Phil Scott rounded out the top five.

Middlesex’s Josh Demers cruised to his second career victory in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen after a long duel with Hyde Park’s Tucker Williams. The duel ended when Williams spun into the infield with 10 laps to go, leaving Demers to cruise for the victory. Demers is rejuvenated after his big feature win.

The Allen Lumber Street Stock division saw Waitsfield’s Troy Kingsbury take down his second career feature victory, fighting off a hard-charging Cameron Ouellette of Barre and Cabot’s Ken Christman. Kingsbury was also chosen as the Race to Read Driver of the Week and marked down the second victory in a row for Race to Read drivers in its inaugural season.

The stars of Thunder Road will be back in action next Sunday, June 17, for the last twilight event before regular Thursday night action sponsored by Harvest Equipment. Kids who participate in the Race to Read program or come in wearing their little league or scout uniforms will get in for free. Kids will also get a taste of the high banks with Kid Rides in the racecars starting at 1:30 p.m. as well as Kid’s Trike Races later in the program for kids ages 3 to 6 years old. Post time is 4 p.m.

Late Model local results included Waterbury’s Brett Wheeler in 11th position, Fayston’s Brooks Clark in 13th, Waitsfield’s Grant Folsom finishing 20th, Dave Pembroke, Middlesex, 21st, and Scott Carpenter, Waterbury, in 25th.

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen local results: 1. Josh Demers, Middlesex, 12. Shawn Fleury, Middlesex, 20. Jason Woodard, Waterbury Center, 21. Pete Ainsworth, Middlesex, 28. Brian Delphia, Waterbury.

Allen Lumber Street Stocks local results: 1. Troy Kingsbury, Waitsfield, 6. Garry Bashaw, Lincoln, 12. Amanda Habel, Roxbury, 16. Bob Eldred, Waterbury.


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