BARRE — Hometown racer Jeffrey Martin won a thriller in the Allen Lumber Street Stock feature on Casella Waste Systems Night before rain cut the rest of the program short Friday. Martin got the advantage on Wolcott’s Jamie Davis during a green-white-checkered shootout and edged him in a photo finish for his second win of the season.
The Street Stock feature was the only one completed in the second attempt to run the Casella event. After rain threatened throughout the night, the foul weather arrived in earnest with 19 laps completed in the 40-lap Flying Tiger feature. The Late Model feature was also postponed. The make-up date for both races will be announced Monday.
Before the rain settled over the speedway, the Street Stocks put on a barnburner in their 25-lap feature. Middlesex driver Tom Campbell started on pole and led the first 15 laps. However, Davis was all over him after taking over the second spot on lap 10. The third caution of the event on lap 15 gave Davis the chance to get to Campbell’s outside.
Davis made it work with a Talladega-style assist from Martin, taking the top spot on the restart. Martin followed him around for second and nearly grabbed the lead before the fourth yellow came out with two laps to go for a turn-four crash involving Hunter King and J.T. Blanchard.
When the green flag fell, Martin and Davis locked horns by running hard but clean in their bid for the win. Martin had the edge when the white flag flew and edged Davis at the checkered flag as well.
Lyndonville’s Dean Switser finished third after Campbell shut down during the final caution. Tommy Smith took fourth with Juan Marshall placing fifth. Kasey Collins, Tim Hunt, Bryan P. Wall, Kasey Beattie and Hunter Garduno completed the top 10.
Racing will return to Thunder Road at 7 p.m. Thursday with NorthCountry Federal Credit Union Night. All four divisions will be in action.
CASELLA WASTE SYSTEMS NIGHT RESULTS
ALLEN LUMBER STREET STOCKS
Pos., Driver, Car #, Hometown 1. Jeffrey Martin ( 8) Barre, VT 2. Jamie Davis ( 43) Wolcott, VT 3. Dean Switser Jr. ( 16) Lyndonville, VT 4. Thomas Smith ( 22) Williamstown, VT 5. Juan Marshall ( 79) Pittsfield, VT 6. Kasey Collins ( 98) Berlin, VT 7. Tim Hunt ( 93) Derby, VT 8. Bryan P. Wall ( 77) E. Kingston, NH 9. Kasey Beattie ( 45) St. Johnsbury, VT 10. Hunter Garduno ( 13) W. Fairlee, VT 11. Michael Gay ( 3) So. Burlington, VT 12. #Kyle MacAskill ( 7) Williamstown, VT 13. Tyler Pepin ( 78) Barre, VT 14. Scott Weston ( 04) Berlin, VT 15. #Tanner Woodard ( 68) Waterbury Ctr., VT 16. Tom Campbell ( 85) Middlesex, VT 17. Thomas Peck ( 96) Barre, VT 18. Hunter King ( 64) E. Calais, VT 19. J.T. Blanchard ( 66) Graniteville, VT 20. Justin Blakely ( 17) Barre, VT 21. #Derek Farnham ( 5) S. Royalton, VT 22. Frank Putney ( 88) Graniteville, VT 23. #Cooper French ( 4) Northfield, VT 24. #Keegan Lamson ( 55) Berlin, VT 25. Gary Mullen ( 29) Tunbridge, VT
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