Thunder Road Ready To Crown First 2023 Champion On Cody Chevrolet/Cadillac Night

(Press release from Thunder Road International Speedbowl)

As we turn the calendar over to August in disbelief that the end of summer is just over a month away, so too do we prepare to crown the first Thunder Road champion of the 2023 season. Cody Chevrolet/Cadillac Night this Thursday, August 3rd will feature 100 laps of Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tiger action in the final Myers Container Service Triple Crown event of the season. Along with crowning the Myers Triple Crown champion, the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, rk Miles Street Stocks and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors all return to the Nation’s Site of Excitement this Thursday.

Round #1 winner Joel Hodgdon currently leads Round #2 winner Jason Pelkey by six-points in the Myers Container Triple Crown Standings with Sam Caron holding strong in third just nine-points behind. Hodgdon is looking to become the first multi-time Myers Container Triple Crown champion while both Pelkey and Caron are digging for their first crown. With the longest-distance event of the summer for the Flying Tigers determining the Triple Crown championship, it’s too early to make any predictions just yet.

Following his stellar drive from thirteenth on the grid to nab the win on Sunday, Nick Sweet leads the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Model standings. The ‘King of Barre’ is looking for his record-tying third King of the Road championship after several Outlaw Schedule years keeping him away from the point-chasing game back home. Graniteville’s Stephen Donahue and Chris Pelkey sit seven and twenty-points back, respectively, and still very much in the chase along with Marcel Gravel and Scott Dragon who round out the top-five. 

Although cutting it close at the mid-point of Sunday’s event, Cam Powers was able to regain the rk Miles Street Stock point lead over James Dopp in the final circuits with Dopp stuck in heavy traffic through the second half of their 25-lap feature. Quietly working his way up the standings is former champion Jeffrey Martin. Martin’s gritty determination and smart driving could be a major threat with four races coming up in a ten-day stretch, including the annual 50-lap Street Stock Special on Enduro Sunday, an event Martin has taken twice already in his career. 

Northfield’s Corey Martin became the fourth first time winner, and ninth different winner in the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors this season on Sunday night. Will the rough and tumble division see another first-time winner or could one of these veterans be the first to take a second win this season in preparation for the annual Road Warrior Challenge as part of Nolato Night on August 10th?

The Thunder and Lightning of New England’s greatest stock car racing spectacle returns to Quarry Hill on Thursday, August 3rd for Cody Chevrolet-Cadillac Night featuring the championship finale for the Myers Container Service Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series. With 100 laps on tap for the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers in the chase for the first Thunder Road championship of the season. The Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, rk Miles Street Stocks and Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors join the night’s festivities. Post Time is set for 7:00pm with adult general admission on sale for $15, children 12-6 for $5 and kids under five free! The Family Four Pass will also be available for $30.

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963, [email protected], or visit You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ThunderRoadVT. 

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