O’Donnell rallies late for second Thunder Road win
BARRE, Vt. — Derrick O’Donnell of North Haverhill, N.H., wheeled around 16-year-old driver Joey M. Laquerre — three months removed from Driver’s Ed at U-32 High School — and went on to a car-length win in the 50-lap Late Model feature at Thunder Road Sunday.
Right behind Laquerre for third was his grandfather Joey Laquerre, a fixture at Thunder Road for decades. O’Donnell’s impressive win in the Gary Clay Builders No. 60 was his second of the season. He started 16th on the grid and sat eighth at the halfway mark. Phil Scott and Scott Payea finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Ricky Roberts, Jamie Fisher, Nick Sweet, Kyle Pembroke and Cody Blake completed the top 10.
Darrell Morin of Essex, Vt., hung tough from the pole to complete a “Triple Crown” night in the 35-lap Tiger Sportsman feature.
Morin had to survive a restart on lap 23 after a four-car crash started when the field overran Tucker Williams as he tried to limp into the pits with his hood up over the windshield.
Morin made the low line work to finish ahead of runner-up Jeff Bousquet, Mike Ziter, Brendan Moodie and Shawn Fleury.
Greg Adams of Hardwick, Vt., won his second Allen Lumber Street Stock feature in three days. Adams quickly left the field behind once he got to the front on lap 17. Runner-up George Butler managed to hold off Jamie Davis and Tommy Smith as they traded paint behind him. Davis, by inches, earned third with Smith fourth and Bunker Hodgdon fifth. Louie Mayer of North Brookfield, Mass., took the checkers in the first-ever appearance at Thunder Road by the Northeast Mini Stock Tour. Calvin Caswell of Jericho, Vt., claimed his first career Rough Rider win followed by Richie Veilleux and Alan Derrington. Thunder Road is back in action Thursday when NASCAR Sprint Cup star Clint Bowyer tries his hand in the VT Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup 150. Post time 6 p.m. The event is also the third in the four-race Vermont State Late Model Championship — ENPRO Services Night
Thunder Road — Barre, Vt. Late Models
Pos., Driver (# Rookie)
1. #Derrick O’Donnell
2. #Joey M. Laquerre
3. Joey Laquerre
4. Phil Scott
5. Scott Payea
6. Rick Roberts
7. Jamie Fisher
8. Nick Sweet
9. Kyle Pembroke
10. Cody Blake
11. Mike Bailey
12. Jean-Paul Cyr
13. Eric Chase
14. Matthew White
15. Brooks Clark
16. Joey Becker
17. Trampas Demers
18. Emily Packard
19. Brett Gervais
20. Marcel Gravel
21. Mark Norris
22. David Whitcomb
23. #Terry Reil
24. Dave Pembroke
25. #Jason Corliss
26. #Robert Eldred
Moriah Country Club hosts 4 events
PORT HENRY — The Moriah Country Club still has openings in the Ray McCabe Memorial July 13 and 14.
The Club will also be host the Harold “Butter” Butterfield member-guest July 21 at 10 a.m.
The Cystic Fibrosis Benefit four-person scramble will take place July 27 at 1 p.m. Entry fees are $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
The Moriah football 12th man benefit four-person scramble is set for July 28 at 1 p.m. Entry fees are $35 for members and $45 for non-members.
For more details, call the Club at 546-9979.
CYH meeting Thursday
CHAZY — Chazy Youth Hockey will have its monthly meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at Scotts’ Memorial Rink in Chazy.
Hoey collects hole-in-one
PERU — On Sunday July 7, Ned Hoey recorded his second career hole-in-one at Harmony Golf Club on the par 3 third hole using an 8-iron.
Town of Mooers holding youth soccer registration
MOOERS — The Town of Mooers will be holding youth soccer registration July 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mooers Fire Station.
If participants have already filled out a form from school, they do not have to register.
Barracks Mixed Couples-Handicap Golf Tournament
PLATTSBURGH — The Barracks will hold a Mixed Couple-Handicap Tournament July 14, starting at 8 a.m.
This is a full scramble with total team handicap divided by three. The Tournament is open to anyone.
The entry fee is $50 per team, which includes skins.
Non-members will be charged $30 for green fees and cart.
To enter, participants can register at the Barracks or can contact Mike Dodds at 593-2792 or at Golf0069@aol.com.
PSU to host prospective student-athlete clinic Aug. 5
PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh State men’s soccer team will be hosting a clinic for prospective student-athletes at the Plattsburgh State Field House Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The clinic, which is meant for high school boys’ in grades 10-12, costs $75 per participant. The registration fee covers a day of instruction, lunch and a Plattsburgh State soccer t-shirt.
Clinic participants will get the opportunity to be involved in a typical collegiate practice session before receiving lunch and a campus tour.
There will also be a short presentation about requirements for admission at Plattsburgh State.
To conclude the clinic, participants will take part in a second field session, which will involve full-field 11 vs. 11 games, a tour of the athletic facilities and a wrap-up session of the day.
For registration information and a clinic itinerary, visit the men’s soccer page at gocardinalsports.com.
All other questions regarding the clinic should be directed to Plattsburgh State coach Chris Waterbury at 564-4142 or at email@example.com.