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May 29th, 2017

Sweet Thrills With Late Pass for Win on Enpro/Safelite Night

Nick Sweet (#88VT) gets the jump on Josh Demers (#10VT) with two laps to go on Enpro Services/Safelite Auto Glass Night at Thunder Road on Thursday, August 6. Photo by Alan Ward

Nick Sweet (#88VT) gets the jump on Josh Demers (#10VT) with two laps to go on Enpro Services/Safelite Auto Glass Night at Thunder Road on Thursday, August 6. Photo by Alan Ward

Barre’s Nick Sweet picked up his second Thunder Road Late Model win of the season with a thrilling performance late in the Enpro Services/Safelite Auto Glass Trophy Dash on Thursday, August 6.

Sweet started 11th and was looking to the outside of Montpelier’s Josh Demers with two circuits remaining in the 50-lap feature when Shawn Fleury spun in turn 1, bringing out the third caution and setting up a green-white-checkered dash to the finish. Sweet got the nose up on the restart and rode the momentum on the outside groove to the win, exiting his car to thunderous applause in Victory Lane.

“I was happy for the caution, because I knew on the restart, I was really going to make sure I hit my marks,” Sweet said. “I was wheel-to-wheel with him, and once you’re wheel-to-wheel with someone who’s not ahead of you, that’s when you’re in control. Josh couldn’t control anymore where I was going to go.”

Sweet unofficially closed to within 16 points of N. Haverhill, NH’s Derrick O’Donnell in the overall standings with just four point-counting events remaining.

“We’ve just got to keep going out and doing what we’re doing,” Sweet said. “We’ve got to try and win as many races as we can, and that’s what we’ve been doing so far.”

For the full story and results, pick up next week’s issue of The WORLD.

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