Corliss Claims 4th Career Community Bank N.A. 150 to Open Thunder Road’s 64th Season

Barre, VT — As if the battle between Derek Griffith, D.J. Shaw and Evan Hallstrom on Saturday night wasn’t enough, the 25th Community Bank N.A. 150 blasted as the bookend of the 64th season opener weekend for Thunder Road. Hometown boy Jason Corliss was able to overcome mechanical woes to tie Nick Sweet as four-time winners of the American-Canadian Tour Community Bank 150 while the Thunder Road weekly divisions jump-started their 2023 season.

The rk Miles Street Stocks continued to impress at the start of the 2023 season with thirty-four cars flooding the pit area to continue their 2022 season average of 30+ cars per event! Fan favorite Juan ‘Paco’ Marshall led the early goings from the pole starting position but it was former winner James Dopp who got the advantage. Slowed by just one caution period, sophomore campaigner Cam Powers used the restart to track down Dopp with Tyler Whittemore also using the slow-down to jump up top. In the end, James Dopp would take down the Street Stock victory followed by Powers and Whittemore to round out the podium.

The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers began the year thirty-one strong to put on a show for the swelled opening day crowd. After two rounds of qualifying, Kyle Streeter and Phil Potvin led the field down to start the season two-by-two. In a similar story, the Flying Tigers put on a barn-burner with Streeter and third-place starter Jason Pelkey setting the tone up front for much of the race. The two ran nose-to-tail in and around lapped traffic before defending Tiger champion Sam Caron entered the mix. With five-to-go, Caron made his way into second and set his sights on the lead. Growing ever closer with each pass over the start/finish line, Kyle Streeter would take the win and the Community Bank bonus by just a fender over Sam Caron with Logan Powers powering up to take third.

The crowd of weekly Maplewood/Irving Late Models racers who took on the American-Canadian Tour travel teams made their presence known with every full-time Late Model driver from 2022, who entered the event, qualifying into the main event. Former Flying Tiger winner Bryan Wall Jr. paced the thirty-car field to start alongside former Flying Tiger track champion Jimmy Hebert to start the 150-lap event. Wall, Hebert and former King of the Road Bobby Therrien drove the doors off their rigs at the front of the field.

An all-Thunder Road front row saw Hebert and Therrien take heat from Cody Blake and defending King of the Road Christopher Pelkey all over their rear bumper. A rough and tumble race would ensue but through and through it was a hometown driver at the helm of the touring stars. With a completely dislodged power steering pump and a flat tire that forced him to drive through the field twice, former three-peat track champion Jason Corliss powered through in the final restart against Cody Blake to take his fourth Community Bank 150, matching Nick Sweet’s four-win-record. Williamstown’s Jimmy Hebert held on for second while a charging Marcel Gravel took third.

The Burnett Scrap Metal Road Warriors may have ended the afternoon’s festivities, but it was far from quiet. ‘Flyin’ Fred Fleury led the field to green as a collection of fan-favorites and new faces dotted the novice four-cylinder division. Lap traffic became a factor early, but it wasn’t enough to slow Flyin Fred. He weaved in and out of lap cars all while defending Mini Milk Bowl winner Taylor Sayers chased him down through the traffic. In the end it was too little, too late with Fred Fleury taking down his first win of the season followed by Taylor Sayers and Car Show winner Ben Bushey rounding out the podium.

Thunder Road comes back to life in three weeks with the 60th Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. Opening the points season for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models with their 125-lap Memorial Day Classic, the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series returns with the Granite City 100 for the Tour-type Modifieds to open their 2023 campaign. The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers, rk Miles Street Stocks and Burnett Scrap Metal Road Warriors join the line-up for the fan-favorite event on Sunday, May 28th.

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Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – Barre, VT

25th Annual Community Bank 150

Sunday, May 7, 2023


American-Canadian Tour – 25th Community Bank N.A. (150 Laps)

1.         66VT    Jason Corliss               Barre, VT

2.         58VT    Jimmy Hebert              Williamstown, VT

3.         86VT    Marcel J. Gravel          Wolcott, VT

4.         04NH   Shawn Swallow           Groveton, NH

5.         99VT    Cody Blake                  Barre, VT

6.         64VT    Chris Pelkey                 Graniteville, VT

7.         60ME   Gabe Brown                Center Conway, NH

8.         16VT    Brandon Lanphear      Morrisville, VT

9.         9VT      Chip Grenier               Orange, VT

10.       04VT    D.J. Shaw                     Center Conway, NH

11.       5VT      Bobby Therrien           Hinesburg, VT

12.       36NH   Erick Sands                  Derry, NH

13.       41QC   Jonathan Bouvrette    Blainville, QC

14.       27NH   Cam Huntress              Rochester, NH

15.       68VT    Brooks Clark                Fayston, VT

16.       94VT    Brendan Moodie         Wolcott, VT

17.       00NH   Jimmy Renfrew Jr.      Candia, NH

18.       31CT    #Andrew Molleur       Woodbridge, CT

19.       18VT    #Kaiden Fisher             Shelburne, VT

20.       4NH     Jamie Swallow Jr.        Stark, NH

21.       03MA  Derek Gluchacki          North Dartmouth, MA

22.       55VT    Keegan Lamson           Berlin, VT

23.       68NH   #Tanner Woodard       Waterbury Ctr., VT

24.       0NH     Quinten Welch            Groveton, NH

25.       77NH   #Bryan Wall Jr.            E. Kingston, NH

26.       27VT    Kyle Pembroke            Montpelier, VT

27.       0VT      Scott Dragon               Milton, VT

28.       01VT    Stephen Martin           Craftsbury Common, VT

29.       38VT    Tyler Cahoon               Danville, VT

30.       48VT    Jean-Paul Cyr              Milton, VT

DNQ    92VT    Jaden Perry                 Hardwick, VT

DNQ    28NH   Ricky Bly                      Sunapee, NH

DNQ    31KS    #Cody Schoolcraft         Claremont, NH

DNQ    12CT    #PJ Evans                     Uncasville, CT

DNQ    25NH   Jesse Switser               W. Burke, VT

DNQ    4CT      #Reese Bogue             Groton, CT

DNQ    60NH   Derrick O’Donnell       N. Haverhill, NH

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

1          37VT    Kyle Streeter               Waterbury Ctr., VT

2          07VT    Sam Caron                   Milton, VT

3          31VT    Logan Powers              Middlesex, VT

4          67VT    Kevin Streeter             Waitsfield, VT

5          00VT    Brandon Gray              E. Thetford, VT

6          44VT    Justin Prescott             Williston, VT

7          64VT    Jason Pelkey                Barre, VT

8          15VT    Derrick Calkins             Hinesburg, VT

9          45VT    Adam Maynard           Milton, VT

10        8NH     Rich Lowrey                 South Hero, VT

11        3VT      Michael MacAskill      Williamstown,VT

12        90VT    Cameron Ouellette     Barre, VT

13        68VT    Jason Woodard           Waterbury Ctr., VT

14        08VT    Phil Potvin                   Underhill, VT

15        8VT      Mike Billado                Grand Isle, VT

16        54VT    Colin Cornell               E. Burke, VT

17        20VT    Robert Gordon            Milton, VT

18        23VT    Matthew Potter          Marshfield, VT

19        5VT      Tyler Austin                 East Calais

20        23NY    Cam Gadue                 Highgate, VT

21        26VT    #Luke Peters               Groton, VT

22        78VT    #Tyler Pepin                Barre, VT

23        22VT    Travis Patnoe              Wolcott, VT

24        9VT      #Zach Audet                Morrisville, VT

25        93FL     Jeff Oeschger              Dover, FL

26        23ME   Ethan Tyrell                 Worcester, VT

27        56VT    Chris Laforest              Barre, VT

28        33VT    Matt Ballard               Williamstown,VT

29        34VT    #Jim Paquette             Alburgh, VT

30        4ME     Cooper French             Northfield, VT

DNS     13VT    Ty Delphia                   Duxbury, VT

rk Miles Street Stocks (25 Laps)

1.         0          James Dopp                 Northfield, VT

2.         30        Cameron Powers         E. Montpelier, VT

3.         74        Tyler Whittemore       Barre, VT

4.         79        Juan ‘Paco’ Marshall   Pittsfield, VT

5.         2          Haidyn Pearce             Chelsea, VT

6.         8          Jeffery Martin             Barre, VT

7.         3          Michael Gay                S. Burlington, VT

8.         16        Dean Switser, Jr.         Waterford, VT

9.         47        William Hennequin     Morrisville, VT

10.       48        Taylor Hoar                 South Hero, VT

11.       7          Kyle MacAskill             Williamstown, VT

12.       5          Kyle Gravel                  Wolcott, VT

13.       57        Trevor Jaques              Milton, VT

14.       98        Kasey Collins               Berlin, VT

15.       69        Christopher Davis       Berlin, VT

16.       08        #Ryan Foster               Waterbury, VT

17.       9          #Logan Farrell             Barre, VT

18.       39        Derek Farnham           Bethel, VT

19.       73        Paige Whittemore       Graniteville, VT

20.       24        Todd Raymo                Swanton, VT

21.       55        Parker Gagne              Fairfax, VT

22.       33        Curtis Franks               Topsham, VT

23.       88        #Paul Rocheleau         Georgia, VT

24.       66        Robert Audet               Morrisville, VT

25.       04        Scott Weston               Berlin, VT

26.       71        Jesse Laquerre             Berlin, VT

27.       1          #Shea Wheeler           Waterbury, VT

28.       54        Josh Lovely                  Williamstown, VT

29.       12        Mekaylah Bowen        Morrisville, VT

30.       43        Jamie Davis                 Johnson, VT

31.       34        Patrick Tibbetts           Plainfield, VT

32.       22        Thomas Smith             Williamstown, VT

33.       50        Eric MacLaughlin        Milton, VT

DNS     13        Travis Gay                   S. Burlington, VT

Burnett Scrap Metal Road Warriors (20 Laps)

1.         99        Fred Fleury                  Graniteville, VT

2.         95        Taylor Sayers               Barre, VT

3.         07        Benjamin Bushey        Springfield, VT

4.         54        Dan Garrett, Jr.           Berlin, VT

5.         16        Nate Brien                   Williamstown, VT

6.         71        Jason Kirby                  Milton, VT

7.         19        Neal Foster                  Moretown, VT

8.         88        Frank Putney               Graniteville, VT

9.         50        Nick Copping               Barre, VT

10.       18        David Wilder               Barre, VT

11.       74        Bert Duffy                    Milton, VT

12.       28        Windsor Hodgdon       Granby, VT

13.       31        Tyler Wheatley            Brookfield, VT

14.       86        Sean McCarthy           Williamstown, VT

15.       17        Brodie Frazier             E. Montpelier, VT

16.       69        Anderson Boyd            Berlin, VT

17.       33        Brayden Murphy         Barre, VT

18.       35        Kris Russell                  St. Johnsbury, VT

19.       23        Jennesta Garret          Middlesex, VT

DNS     94        Ryan Sayers                 Barre, VT