Trampas Demers celebrates his Mid-Season Championship win in Times Argus victory lane. Photo by Alan Ward.
South Burlington’s Trampas Demers snagged the Late Model win during the double-point Times Argus Mid-Season Championships at Thunder Road on Thursday, July 17. Demers came from deep in the field to beat Scott Dragon in the closing laps of the 75-lap event. Demers came from the 14th starting position to claim his seventh career feature win.
Dragon led most of the second half of the event but had to settle for second as Demers beat him by half a car length at the checkered flag. Lance Allen completed the podium. Dave Pembroke and Nick Sweet worked their way from the back of the field through heavy traffic to complete the top five. Josh Demers, Eric Badore, Derrick O’Donnell, Kyle Pembroke and Emily Packard completed the top ten.
Joel Hodgdon of Craftsbury led every step of the way as the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen went all 50 laps caution free. Apparent second place finisher Tucker Williams was disqualified in post race tech for a suspension issue. That handed second place to point leader Jason Woodard who came from the 13th place starting position. Brendan Moodie inherited third while Scott Coburn and Jeff Bousquet completed the top five. Rookie Derrick Calkins, Cameron Ouellette, Mike Martin, Mark Barnier and Joe Steffen rounded out the top ten.
Tommy Smith of Williamstown added to his all-time Allen Lumber Street Stock wins record with his 29th career win. He outran Alan Maynard and Jamon Perry to earn the win. Will Hennequin and Kyle Streeter rounded out the top five, while Garry Bashaw, Donny Yates, Bunker Hodgdon, Jadon Perry and Jamie Davis earned top tens.
Coming up this Thursday, July 24 is the Safelite Auto Glass night with Late Models, Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Rough Riders running regular events. Post time will be 6:30pm.
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