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Tiger Sportsman Drivers Frustrated At Thunder Road

- Justin St. Louis on 16 Jul 2010

Leif Tillotson photoDave Pembroke's Tiger Sportsman car was destroyed at Thunder Road on July 1. His wreck was not the only one in the division this year. (Leif Tillotson photo)

The Tiger Sportsman division is traditionally the one that puts on the best races at Thunder Road. In its first incarnation as the Flying Tiger class in the 1960s, fans packed the grandstands every week and celebrated locals as living legends. In the 1980s the division brought Thunder Road back from bankruptcy and into the national spotlight. Tiger drivers from the 1990s are now winning American-Canadian Tour races across the northeast, and the mix of veterans and youngsters in the division over the last decade has been a racy, fun group to watch.

Until this year, that is. Read Full Story

Bailey Dominates Thunder Road Mid-Season Championship

- Justin St. Louis on 16 Jul 2010

Leif Tillotson photoMike Bailey (#00) raced past Cris Michaud (#6) to his first Thunder Road win of the year on Thursday. (Leif Tillotson photo)

On a night when all eyes were on the Thunder Road point leaders, an underdog won the most point-rich event of the season. Popular low-buck racer Mike “Beetle” Bailey of South Barre dominated Thursday’s 50-lap, double-points Times Argus Mid-Season Championship for his second career win. Read Full Story

Wreckers To Checkers: Unpopular Donahue Wins At Thunder Road

- Justin St. Louis on 08 Jul 2010

Eric LaFleche/ photoBARRE -- On Sunday John Donahue sat wrecked in the wall. On Thursday he sat in victory lane at Thunder Road amidst a chorus of boos.

Donahue drove up the outside lane from his eighth starting position in the 50-lap Charter Communications event to pass Brooks Clark for second on lap 28. From there he was nearly a quarter-lap behind leader Eric Chase until a caution bunched the field on lap 37. Read Full Story

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