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September 28th, 2016

Badore Claims Triple Crown on Casella Night

Eric Badore celebrates in Victory Lane after claiming the Triple Crown on Casella Night at Thunder Road. Photo by Alan Ward

Eric Badore celebrates in Victory Lane after claiming the Triple Crown on Casella Night at Thunder Road. Photo by Alan Ward

Eric Badore of Milton held off a pair of challengers early, then pulled away late to claim his second care Late Model victory on Casella Waste Systems Night at Thunder Road. Badore also won his heat race and the semi-feature to earn the second Maplewood Triple Crown of his Late Model career.

Badore and pole-sitter Jason Allen of Barre waged a side-by-side battle at the front of the pack for the first 10 laps of the race. Eric Chase of Milton took over second after Allen spun out on lap 32 to bring out the second caution of the evening on lap 32. Chase led by a nose on the outside on the restart following the caution flag, but Badore regained the top spot and stayed in front for the rest of the way.

Phil Scott of Middlesex and Nick Sweet of Barre moved through the field together but couldn’t run down Badore. Scott finished second and Sweet third. Rounding out the top 10 were Scott Dragon, Cody Blake, Nick Sweet, Jason Corliss, Trampas Demers, Kyle Pembroke, and David Whitcomb.

Brendan Moodie of Wolcott won the 35-lap Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen feature. Moodie took over first from Brian Delphia of Duxbury on lap 6 and kept the lead for the remainder of the race.

Rounding out the top 10 were Jason Woodard, Stephen Donahue, Cameron Ouellette, Joe Steffen, Doug Crowningshield, Mike Martin, Mike Billado, Kevin Dodge, and Mark Barnier.

Alan Maynard of Fairfax took the lead from the outside of the front row and led from start to finish to capture the 25-lap Allen Lumber Street Stock feature. Essex Jct.’s Matthew Smith moved through lapped traffic in the final laps to grab second place.

William Henniquin of Hardwick finished third, Tibbetts held on for fourth, and Jamie Davis of Wolcott came home in fifth. Gary Mullen, Jaden Perry, Garry Bashaw, Jamon Perry, and Greg Collette rounded out the top 10.

Racing action returns to Thunder Road on Thursday, June 23 for North Country Federal Credit Union night. The event features a full card of action for the Thunder Road Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, and Allen Lumber Street Stocks. Post time is 7 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and $25 for a family of four (2 adults, 2 kids).

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