Chris Pelkey Continues 2024 Momentum In Taking Jack Daniels Cocktails 100 At Thunder Road


(Press release from Thunder Road International Speedbowl)

A change of pace for the Thunder Road faithful saw a pit-load of teams join in for the Sunday, July 7 outing on Quarry Hill. Twenty-seven Maplefield/Irving Late Models made the special Sunday trip to the Nation’s Site of Excitement for the Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100, the battle serving as round two in the inaugural Squier Cup Late Model Triple Crown! While the Late Models may have been the headline, there was action aplenty Sunday evening.

In a rare show starting appearance, the Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors got the afternoon’s action started with a bang as twenty-five of the junkyard knights took to the highbanks. Two cautions before halfway wreaked havoc on the field, ending a strong run for Anderson Boyd against the turn four wall. Eddie Thompson continued his lead of the field on the restart with a rear-view full of ‘The Frickin’ Chicken’ Brodie Frazier. Frazier used a pair of lap cars to gain advantage on the outside groove and snuck away with the win by a bumper cover over Thompson with Zach Garvey joining them on the podium in third.

Twenty-nine strong, the rk Miles Street Stocks took the field under the command of Derek Farnham at the front of the field before he went into the spin-cycle off turn two to bring out the first caution on lap 3. A rough start continued with another pile-up in turn two, collecting young Landyn O’Donnell and more as casualties to the action. After stretching out, Josh Lovely launched around Patrick Tibbetts to lead before one final roadblock in turn two ended the day for Kasey Collins and Paige Whittemore. Josh Lovely again took off with the restart lead, taking his third-straight in the division followed by Jamie Davis and Parker Gagne on the podium.

Leading rookie of the year contender Logan Farrell brought the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers to start their 40-lap main event with a rear-view mirror full of division great Brendan Moodie. Moodie followed young hot-shoe Cooper French around Farrell in the opening quarter of the event followed by Cam Ouellette and Robert Gordon. Moodie made his move on lap 14, crossing over the youngster off turn two to jump underneath and take the lead on lap 17. Brendan Moodie went on to grab the win, regaining the top spot on the Flying Tiger all-time win’s list after his longstanding statistical tie with ‘Double-O’ Joe Steffen. A hard-charging Kyle Streeter motored to a runner-up finish followed by Cooper French in third.

The Maplefield/Irving Late Models finished off the evening’s program with the Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100, round two of the Squier Cup Late Model Triple Crown. Following heat race qualifying with one consolation round, a pair of former American-Canadian Tour champions Jimmy Hebert and Nick Sweet led the field to green. Hebert got the jump on the initial start with 2022 Thunder Road King of the Road Chris Pelkey in hot pursuit. The first caution flag would fly on lap 24 after contact with Jesse Laquerre sent Brooks Clark careening across the frontstretch. 

Using the outside lane to his advantage, Hebert led through two more caution periods, all the while with Pelkey stalking him just inches off his rear bumper. Just prior to the final caution on lap 69, Squier Cup point leader Cody Blake had his day ended by an overheating engine while trouble brewed on the final restart. Pelkey got the jump on the bottom lane and, try as his might, Hebert could not power back around the former track champion. Jason Pelkey earned the Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100 victory over Jimmy Hebert with Scott Dragon beating Nick Sweet to the line for third.

Thunder Road is back in action this Thursday, July 11 for the rescheduled 45th Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 as part of Vermont Construction Night! The Maplefield/Irving Oil Late Models are set for a 150-lap showdown to determine the inaugural Squier Cup Triple Crown champion, all while battling reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion Cole Custer! The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and rk Miles Street Stocks continue their championship seasons for a three-division card with a special Thursday Post Time of 6:30pm.

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

Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – Barre, VT

Sunday, July 7, 2024

Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Maplefield/Irving Late Models – Jack Daniels Ready to Drink Cocktails 100 (100 Laps)

Race #2 for the Inaugural Squier Cup Late Model Triple Crown

1.         64VT    Christopher Pelkey     Graniteville, VT

2.         58VT    Jimmy Hebert             Williamstown, VT

3.         0VT      Scott Dragon               Milton, VT

4.         40VT    Nick Sweet                  Williamstown, VT

5.         16VT    Brandon Lanphear     Morrisville, VT

6.         9VT      Chip Grenier               E. Barre, VT

7.         18VT    #Kaiden Fisher             Shelburne, VT

8.         45NH   #Kasey Beattie             St. Johnsbury, VT

9.         31VT    Stephen Donahue      Graniteville, VT

10.       7VT      Cooper Bouchard       Hinesburg, VT

11.       17VT    Darrell Morin              Westford, VT

12.       66VT    Jason Corliss               Barre, VT

13.       55VT    Keegan Lamson          Berlin, VT

14.       14VT    Phil Scott                     Montpelier, VT

15.       71VT    #Jesse Laquerre          E. Montpelier, VT

16.       92VT    Jaden Perry                 Hardwick, VT

17.       8VT      Chris Roberts              Washington, VT

18.       36VT    Joel Hodgdon             Craftsbury Common, VT

19.       86VT    Marcel J. Gravel          Wolcott, VT

20.       27VT    Kyle Pembroke           Montpelier, VT

21.       04VT    Justin Prescott             Fairfax, VT

22.       48VT    #Taylor Hoar               South Hero, VT

23.       99VT    Cody Blake                  Barre, VT

24.       54VT    Colin Cornell               East Burke, VT

25.       17NH   Kyle Goodbout           Lincoln, NH

26.       68VT    Brooks Clark               Fayston, VT

27.       01VT    Stephen Martin          Craftsbury Common, VT

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

1          15NH   Brendan Moodie        Wolcott, VT

2          37VT    Kyle Streeter               Waterbury Ctr., VT

3          4VT      Cooper French             Northfield, VT

4          00VT    Brandon Gray             E. Thetford, VT

5          90VT    Cameron Ouellette     Barre, VT

6          20VT    Robert Gordon           Milton, VT

7          3VT      Michael MacAskill      Williamstown, VT

8          67VT    Kevin Streeter             Waitsfield, VT

9          31VT    Logan Powers             Middlesex, VT

10        64VT    Jason Pelkey                Barre, VT

11        9VT      #Logan Farrell             Barre, VT

12        8VT      Mike Billado               Grand Isle, VT

13        23NY   Cam Gadue                 Highgate, VT

14        26VT    Luke Peters                 Groton, VT

15        56VT    Chris Laforest              Barre, VT

16        33VT    Matt Ballard               Williamstown, VT

17        45VT    Adam Maynard           Milton, VT

18        77VT    Issac Spaulding           Wolcott, VT

19        22VT    Travis Patnoe              Wolcott, VT

20        07VT    Sam Caron                  Milton, VT

21        13VT    Ty Delphia                   Waterbury, VT

rk Miles Street Stocks – (25 Laps)

1.         54        Josh Lovely                  Williamstown, VT

2.         43        Jamie Davis                 Johnson, VT

3.         55        Parker Gagne              Fairfax, VT

4.         16        Dean Switser, Jr.         Waterford, VT

5.         34        Patrick Tibbetts          Plainfield, VT

6.         74        Tyler Whittemore       Barre, VT

7.         9          Zach Audet                 Johnson, VT

8.         8          Paul Rocheleau           Georgia, VT

9.         08        Ryan Foster                 Waterbury, VT

10.       99        #Fred Fleury                Graniteville, VT

11.       3          Michael Gay                S. Burlington, VT

12.       96        Thomas Peck               Waterbury, VT

13.       24        Todd Raymo               Swanton, VT

14.       50        Eric MacLaughlin        Milton, VT

15.       79        Juan Marshall             Pittsfield, VT

16.       18        Walker Fitch               Marshfield, VT

17.       04        Scott Weston              Berlin, VT

18.       13        Travis Gay                   S. Burlington, VT

19.       32        #Kylee Potter              Marshfield, VT

20.       33        Curtis Franks               Topsham, VT

21.       57        Trevor Jaques             Milton, VT

22.       7          Kyle MacAskill             Williamstown, VT

23.       11        Jacob Roy                    Danville, VT

24.       98        Kasey Collins               Berlin, VT

25.       73        Paige Whittemore      Graniteville, VT

26.       6          Terry Pearce Jr            Chelsea, VT

27.       2          Haidyn Pearce             Chelsea, VT

28.       39        Derek Farnham           Bethel, VT

29.       1          Landyn O’Donnell       N. Haverhill, NH

Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors – (20 Laps)

1.         17        Brodie Frazier             E. Montpelier, VT

2.         97        Eddie Thompson        Colchester, VT

3.         77        Zachary Garvey           Milton, VT

4.         71        Jason Kirby                  Milton, VT

5.         31        Tyler Wheatley           Brookfield, VT

6.         76        Easton Garvey             Milton, VT

7.         81        Mike Slingerland         Fairfax, VT

8.         19        Neal Foster                 Moretown, VT

9.         50        Nick Copping              Barre, VT

10.       07        Benjamin Bushey        Springfield, VT

11.       27        Derrick Mann              Graniteville, VT

12.       75        Bert Duffy                   Milton, VT

13.       13VT    Brett Wood                 Georgia, VT

14.       14        Jed Whitcomb            Williamstown, VT

15.       33        Brayden Murphy        Barre, VT

16.       16        Nate Brien                  Williamstown, VT

17.       25        Dylan Duffy                 Milton, VT

18.       8          Jaiden Del Toro           Barre Town, VT

19.       23        Jennesta Garrett         Middlesex, VT

20.       99        Jefferson Garvey         Milton, VT

21.       05        Brandon Premont       Johnson, VT

22.       43        Anderson Boyd           Berlin, VT

23.       26        Corey Martin              Northfield, VT

24.       54        Dan Garrett, Jr.           Berlin, VT

DNS     34        Steven Corbett           Berlin, VT

DNS     20        Zach Wood                 Georgia, VT

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