Celebrating 25 years, 1995 - 2020

Jesse Laquerre Grabs 1st Street Stock Career Win at T-Road

Rich Lowrey Takes 3rd in Tigers

Cahoon Graduates to the Top Spot on CCV Night at Thunder Road

Laquerre Makes it Four Generations in Victory Lane, Jaques takes Marvin Johnson Memorial

Barre, VT — Community College of Vermont (CCV) Night at Thunder Road brought five feature races for four divisions on the Barre highbanks in true Quarry Hill fashion on a beautiful Thursday night. In just two-hours and forty-five minutes, two first time winners immerged in the rk Miles Street Stocks while legends continue to grow in Victory Lane.

The rk Miles Street Stock spotlight started early as they were the first feature of CCV Night at The Road. 32 four-cylinder masters took to the highbanks but a couple of spins slowed the field early on laps 2 and 5. It would be a fierce battle up front between Jesse Laquerre and Trevor Jaques under the restart green flag until Laquerre became fully in charge on lap 10. The field would spread themselves out until a lap 22 caution for the spinning Parker Gagne into the backstretch grass clumped the field back together again.

Laquerre and Kasey Collins would restart the pack for the final three laps with Patrick Tibbetts attempting to get under Laquerre and William Henniquin coming in a late charge as well. Jesse Laquerre would take his first Thunder Road win as the fourth generation of Laquerre’s to win at the Nation’s Site of Excitement. ‘The Mail Man’ Patrick Tibbetts and William ‘Weiner’ Henniquin would round out the podium.

The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers had quite the showdown on Community College of Vermont Night. Led to point by Tyler Pepin and Cooper French, Pepin would get loose on the exit of turn two on lap two, collecting Chris LaForest into the frontstretch Widowmaker wall before Jason Woodard and Zach Audet piled in. After clean-up, another quick caution would slow the field for the ejected hood of Phil Potvin. Under the return to green, young Cooper French would duke it out with Brandon Gray for over twenty laps nose-to-tail before the final caution on lap 24. A chain-reaction sent top-three point men Sam Caron, Jason Pelkey and Logan Powers into the spin-cycle in turns three and four to call out the yellow.

French would secure the lead once again under the restart as the two continued to battle at the front. With French loose off the corners, Gray finally capitalized to move under the Northfield-native coming of turn two to lead lap 35. Brandon Gray would take his first win of the season at Thunder Road, and fourth of the season in his new mount, followed by Cam Gadue and a hard-charging Rich Lowrey to round out the top-three.

The Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models took to the field next led to point by Governor Phil Scott and longtime racer Tyler Cahoon. Scott would take the early lead but heavy pressure from a hungry Stephen Martin allowed Cahoon to jump to the outside groove and take over the lead. The lone caution would come out for the sliding Jaden Perry and Cody Schoolcraft in turn one on lap 20. Cahoon and Scott would square-off again on the restart with Cahoon taking the lead back.

As the field stretched out, it was a three-way battle for fourth between leading rookie Kaiden Fisher, Scott and Nick Sweet. Looking like a photo from years past, the three battled hard to the end with Sweet and Fisher sliding sideways across the line for Sweet to edge Fisher by just 0.004-seconds to take fourth. Tyler Cahoon would get the Community College of Vermont win followed by Stephen Martin and Kyle Pembroke.

The 9th annual Marvin Johnson Memorial First-Time Winner’s Race saw one of the event’s largest fields to date with thirteen rk Miles Street Stockers who had yet to taken a checkered flag at Thunder Road. Led to green by Trevor Jaques and Kasey Collins, the two would put on a side-by-side barnburner at the front of the field until lap 11 saw the two leaders get caught up in lap-traffic with Jaques taking the advantage all the way to victory lane for the first-time ever.

The Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors threw an equally fantastic 20-lap feature to wrap up Community College of Vermont Night. The caution-free event was led to green by Ryan Sayers and Tyler Wheatley with Flyin’ Fred Fleury, Chris ‘Creature’ Couture and Karsen Murphy sailing sideways into the frontstretch grass. A seven-car battle for third was a complete melee on every inch of the asphalt at Thunder Road until Neal Foster and Nate ‘Tater’ Brien climbed out of the heap. Tater quickly found himself at the rear-bumper of Wheatley and a lap 18 pass under the Brookfield driver made it all clear. Nate ‘Tater’ Brien took down his eighth career Road Warrior win followed by Taylor Sayers and Tyler Wheatley to round out victory lane.

Thunder Road roars back to life on Thursday, June 29th for a double-shot of family fun with the annual Kid’s Rides and Scouts Night festivities. Along with a full card of championship racing action for the Maplewood/Irving Late Models and rk Miles Street Stocks, the Myers Container Service Flying Tiger Triple Crown returns as do the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors! Kid’s Rides will run from 4:00pm to 4:45pm and all Scouts in Uniform will be admitted free of charge!

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 Int’l Speedbowl – Barre, VT

Community College of Vermont (CCV) Night

Thursday, June 22, 2023


9th annual Marvin Johnson First Time Winner’s Race – (19 Laps)

Winner - Trevor Jaques Milton, VT

Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models – (50 Laps)

1 38VT Tyler Cahoon Danville, VT

2 01VT Stephen Martin Craftsbury Common, VT

3 27VT Kyle Pembroke Montpelier, VT

4 88VT Nick Sweet Williamstown, VT

5 18VT #Kaiden Fisher Shelburne, VT

6 31VT Stephen Donahue Graniteville, VT

7 14VT Phil Scott Berlin, VT

8 64VT Chris Pelkey Graniteville, VT

9 99VT Cody Blake Barre, VT

10 7VT Cooper Bouchard Hinesburg, VT

11 9VT Chip Grenier Orange, VT

12 04VT #Justin Prescott Milton, VT

13 86VT Marcel J. Gravel Wolcott, VT

14 0VT Scott Dragon Milton, VT

15 8VT Chris Roberts Washington, VT

16 4VT Scott Coburn Barre, VT

17 17VT Darrell Morin Westford, VT

18 31KS #Cody Schoolcraft Claremont, NH

19 92VT Jaden Perry Hardwick, VT

20 69VT Blair Bessett Barnet, VT

21 16VT Brandon Lanphear Morrisville, VT

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

1. 00VT Brandon Gray E. Thetford, VT

2. 23NY Cam Gadue Highgate, VT

3. 8NH Rich Lowrey South Hero, VT

4. 68VT Jason Woodard Waterbury Ctr., VT

5. 37VT Kyle Streeter Waterbury Ctr., VT

6. 45VT Adam Maynard Milton, VT

7. 90VT Cameron Ouellette Barre, VT

8. 20VT Robert Gordon Milton, VT

9. 8VT Mike Billado Grand Isle, VT

10. 54VT Colin Cornell E. Burke, VT

11. 4ME Cooper French Northfield, VT

12. 3VT Michael MacAskill Williamstown, VT

13. 07VT Sam Caron Milton, VT

14. 31VT Logan Powers Middlesex, VT

15. 67VT Kevin Streeter Waitsfield, VT

16. 64VT Jason Pelkey Barre, VT

17. 33VT John Donahue Graniteville, VT

18. 26VT #Luke Peters Groton, VT

19. 78VT #Tyler Pepin Barre, VT

20. 08VT Phil Potvin Underhill, VT

21. 34VT #Jim Paquette Alburgh, VT

22. 56VT Chris Laforest Barre, VT

23. 93FL Jeff Oeschger Dover, FL

24. 9VT #Zach Audet Morrisville, VT

rk Miles Street Stocks – (25 Laps)

1. 71 Jesse Laquerre Berlin, VT

2. 34 Patrick Tibbetts Plainfield, VT

3. 47 William Hennequin Morrisville, VT

4. 98 Kasey Collins Berlin, VT

5. 74 Tyler Whittemore Barre, VT

6. 57 Trevor Jaques Milton, VT

7. 5 Kyle Gravel Wolcott, VT

8. 30 Cameron Powers E. Montpelier, VT

9. 54 Josh Lovely Williamstown, VT

10. 16 Dean Switser, Jr. Waterford, VT

11. 0 James Dopp Northfield, VT

12. 43 Jamie Davis Johnson, VT

13. 7 Kyle MacAskill Williamstown, VT

14. 79 Juan 'Paco' Marshall Pittsfield, VT

15. 69 Christopher Davis Berlin, VT

16. 73 Paige Whittemore Graniteville, VT

17. 2 Haidyn Pearce Chelsea, VT

18. 8 Jeffery Martin Barre, VT

19. 08 #Ryan Foster Waterbury, VT

20. 22 Thomas Smith Williamstown, VT

21. 9 #Logan Farrell Barre, VT

22. 24 Todd Raymo Swanton, VT

23. 50 Eric MacLaughlin Milton, VT

24. 04 Scott Weston Berlin, VT

25. 13 #Travis Gay S. Burlington, VT

26. 96 Thomas Peck Waterbury, VT

27. 48 Taylor Hoar South Hero, VT

28. 55 Parker Gagne Fairfax, VT

29. 39 Derek Farnham Bethel, VT

30. 88 #Paul Rocheleau Georgia, VT

31. 3 Michael Gay S. Burlington, VT

32. 1 #Shea Wheeler Waterbury, VT

Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors – (20 Laps)

1. 16 Nate Brien Williamstown, VT

2. 95 Taylor Sayers Barre, VT

3. 31 Tyler Wheatley Brookfield, VT

4. 19 Neal Foster Moretown, VT

5. 07 Benjamin Bushey Springfield, VT

6. 71 Jason Kirby Milton, VT

7. 17 Brodie Frazier E. Montpelier, VT

8. 18 David Wilder Barre, VT

9. 88 Frank Putney Graniteville, VT

10. 99 Fred Fleury Graniteville, VT

11. 42 Karsen Murphy Northfield, VT

12. 43 Anderson Boyd Berlin, VT

13. 50 Nick Copping Barre, VT

14. 77G Zach Garvey Milton, VT

15. 44 Chris Couture Barre, VT

16. 74 Keegan Tabor Williamstown, VT

17. 33 Brayden Murphy Barre, VT

18. 94 Ryan Sayers Barre, VT