2009 Thunder Road

50th Season at the Nation's Site Of Excitement

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Merchants Bank 150

May 3, 2009

Eric Williams dominates the day to take the Merchants Bank 150. Checkered Flag line (28K) Cover05242009 (97K) Thunder Road

Memorial Day Classic 2009

May 24, 2009

Dave Pembroke takes the checkers at the Memorial Day Classic and qualifies for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In the doubleheader of the Memorial Day Classic, Stephen Masse took the checkers to win the True Value Modified Racing Series race. Checkered Flag line (28K) Cover06112009 (97K) Thunder Road

Ferguson Waterworks Night

June 11, 2009

Dave Pembroke makes is back to back wins at Thunder Road. Joey Laquerre took home the win in the Tiger division, and Jason Corliss was the Street stock winner. The night was threatening rain - Burlington saw rain from afternoon throughout the night - but Barre's Thunder Road was able to get all events in before the rain eventually came an hour after the conclusion. Checkered Flag line (28K) cover06192009 (95K) Thunder Road

Harvest Equipment/ Bobby Allison Night

June 19, 2009

Dennis Demers took the win in the Harvest Equipment night feature event. Starting on the outside pole, he battled veteran driver and polesitter Robby Crouch and held on to take the checkers. The night saw Nascar great Bobby Allison at the track signing autographs and taking questions from the fans of Thunder Road. Local Legend Beaver Dragon was also on hand at the track promoting his new book written by Bill Ladabouche - To Beat the Beaver.

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Carquest Gov Cup 150 / Tony Stewart Night

June 25, 2009

Joey Pole took the checkers for his first win at Thunder Road in the 2009 Carquest Gov Cup 150. Joey battled his way up to the lead and put on a great show with Nick Sweet including a shoot out with 5 laps to go. Cris Michaud got by Sweet for second as Joey went on to take the checkers.

Tony Stewart, current NASCAR Spint Cup point leader, was greeted by a full house of Thunder Road fans. It took him some time to get used to the track and car as he raced for the first time at the Nations site of excitement. Before the race Smoke told the crowd; "I scared myself to death 3 times aready. Multiply that by 150 laps and I should scare the crap out of myself pretty good by the end of the night." In the feature Smoke was part of a few thats racin deals; spinning Matt White, getting spun by Dennis Demers and bumping Doug Murphy out of the way. As the race went on Tony got a better feel for the Thunder Road track and finished 16th in the feature. His team mate for the night, Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. of Hudson, NH was congratulated in victory lane by Tony where he thanked the Thunder Road fans.

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Charter Communication Night

July 9, 2009

Grant Folsom of Waitsfield, VT got by Brooks Clark on Lap 38 and survived one more caution in route to his first win at Thunder Road. Phil Scott and Jean-Paul Cyr were able to manuver their way to 2nd and 3rd place finshes behind Folsom in the 50 Lap main event. Eric Badore took the checkers for his first win in the NAPA Sportsman feature while Tucker Williams logged his second win of the season in the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature. The Power Shift Junkyard Warriors ran there own feature this week and Ken Christman completed the night with another first time winner in victory lane.

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Times Argus Mid-Season Championship

July 16, 2009

Jean-Paul Cyr of Milton, VT took home the checkers in the Times Argus Mid-Season Championship LMS feature. Cyr collected the maximum points by winning his heat then taking his number 11 Dominos Pizza car to the lead to collect the feature win. Dave Pembroke the standings leader coming into the night came in 2nd and Doug Murphy held on to post a 3rd place finish behind Cyr in the event. With the win Cyr takes over the lead in the LMS Thunder Road points standings passing Pembroke.

Kris Grout of Waterbury won the NAPA Tiger Sportsmen feature, Gary Mullen took the win in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks. in the Power Shift Junkyard Warrior Feature, 2nd place finisher Josh Erwin was declared the winner after winner Brian Nykiel was disqualified Checkered Flag line (28K)

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WDEV/Calkins Night with Richard Petty

July 30, 2009

Tony Andrews battled Brooks Clark then held on for the checkers in the WDEV/Calkins Night LMS feature. Dave Pembroke finished second and unofficial took over the points lead. Cris Michaud came home third.

Josh Demers won the NAPA Tiger Sportsmen feature, Tommy “Thunder” Smith took the win in the Allen Lumber Street Stocks. Lance Donald Won his first carreer race in the Power Shift Junkyard Warrior Feature. Checkered Flag line (28K)

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