Adam Maynard Nabs First Flying Tiger Win in 20+ Year Career on Preston’s Kia Night at Thunder Road

Barre, VT — Over 90 cars in four separate classes entered the Thunder Road pit area on Sunday to help Preston’s Kia mark the Independence Day holiday. Just four of those drivers left the gates, following yet another fantastic display of fireworks courtesy of East Montpelier’s Northstar, victors among their competitors with all putting on a stellar show for the capacity crowd and those at home watching on FloRacing.   

The Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models were hot to trot in their 50-lap main event. Led to point by Waterford’s Andy Hill and Westford’s Darrell Morin, the two underdogs battled hard for the top spot until the first caution at lap 20. Hill went around in turn two leaving Rookie Keegan Lamson with no-where to go but up and over the hood of Hill’s machine.

Morrisville’s Brandon Lanphear took over the top spot from Morin on Lap 26 using the outside lane with his fresh Hoosier rubber. Unfortunately, a broken right front wheel sent Lanphear into the turn four wall on lap 31, ending his strong run. On the restart, Graniteville’s Christopher Pelkey took the top spot from Morin as Barre’s Nick Sweet and Wolcott’s Marcel Gravel followed the jet-black, bad-fast #64VT. Pelkey would win the feature followed by Gravel who just barely edged Sweet, sub-driver for car owner Eric Chase, at the line.

Getting the grand introductions in front of the near capacity Fourth of July weekend crowd, the Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers started off rough when an accordion affect sent several back markers into the infield. Following a quick reshuffle, the collection of Vermont’s wildest drivers went for 28 green flag laps, until the spinning Phil Potvin called up the second caution of the feature.

Right from the onset, Milton’s Adam Maynard set the pace, holding off Barre’s Cam Ouellette and West Burke’s Colin Cornell until the very end. Having driven Flying Tigers at Thunder Road since 1999, Adam Maynard took down his first win as part of the Preston’s Kia Independence Day Spectacular much to the joy of the capacity crowd and Thunder Road announcer, his brother, Aaron Maynard. Ouellette and Cornell rounded out the podium.

The rk Miles Street Stocks went flag-to-flag for the Preston’s Kia Independence Day Spectacular. Led to green by former champion Jamie Davis and longtime racer Thomas Peck, the 25-lap feature event zoomed along. Kyle Gravel made his way alongside Davis before taking over the top spot. Gravel would cross the finish line first followed by Davis and Barre’s Tyler Whittemore. Post-race inspection found an illegal A-Frame in the right front of his #5 Ford Mustang giving Davis the win, Whittemore second and bumping up rookie Cameron Powers for third.

The always popular Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors put on quite the show for America’s Birthday. Just after the halfway mark, the #21 piloted by Jeremiah Little got a little loose coming off turn four in his first Thunder Road attempt, moving up frequent flyer Tayler Sayers into the tire barrier in turn one. Just after the restart, Robert Catchapaw took his Dukes of Hazzard-inspired ride for a ride, right through the oncoming pack and into the grass. In the end, Graniteville’s ‘Barbie Boy’ Frank Putney took the win followed by ‘Flyin’ Fred Fleury and Ryan Sayers.

Thunder Road returns to Thursday Night racing this Thursday, July 7th for the second round of the Myers Container Service Flying Tiger Triple Crown Series. The Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers go green on their second extra-distance event of 2022 alongside regular feature action for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, rk Miles Street Stocks and Burnett Scrap Metal Road Warriors. Post Time is set for the usual 7:00pm start time. Full race day schedule and ticketing information will be available online in the coming days.

Preston’s Kia is located on Gallison Hill Road in Montpelier, Vermont and provides the best customer service for all your automotive needs. From specializing in Kia products to sales and service of nearly every make and model, Preston’s Kia’s experienced staff will help you with every step along the way. Give Preston’s the chance to serve all your automotive needs and experience all the reasons they have so many loyal customers. 855-964-4447 is the only number you’ll ever need or visit them on the web at

For more information, contact the Thunder Road offices at (802) 244-6963,, or visit You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ThunderRoadVT.

Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – Barre, VT

Preston’s Kia Independence Day Spectacular

Sunday, July 3, 2022


Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models – 50 Laps

1.         64VT    Chris Pelkey                 Graniteville, VT

2.         86VT    Marcel J. Gravel          Wolcott, VT

3.         40VT    Nick Sweet                  Barre, VT

4.         0VT      Scott Dragon               Milton, VT

5.         2VT      Stephen Donahue       Graniteville, VT

6.         17VT    Darrell Morin              Westford, VT

7.         27VT    Kyle Pembroke            Montpelier, VT

8.         01VT    #Stephen Martin         Craftsbury Common, VT

9.         38VT    Tyler Cahoon               Danville, VT

10.       3VT      Chris Roberts               Washington, VT

11.       42VT    Matt White                 Northfield, VT

12.       9VT      Chip Grenier               E. Barre, VT

13.       8VT      Anthony Hill                Waterford, VT

14.       7VT      Cooper Bouchard        Hinesburg, VT

15.       04VT    Matt Smith                  Fairfax, VT

16.       55VT    #Keegan Lamson         Berlin, VT

17.       67MA  Jared Curtis                 Rutland, MA

18.       14VT    Phil Scott

19.       16VT    Brandon Lanphear      Morrisville, VT

DNS     88MA  Chase Curtis                Rutland, MA

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers – 40 Laps

1.         45VT    Adam Maynard           Milton, VT

2.         90VT    Cameron Ouellette     Barre, VT

3.         35VT    Colin Cornell               E. Burke, VT

4.         01VT    Michael Martin           Craftsbury, Common, VT

5.         68NH   Tanner Woodard         Waterbury Ctr., VT

6.         20VT    Robert Gordon            Milton, VT

7.         67VT    Kevin Streeter             Waitsfield, VT

8.         15VT    Derrick Calkins             Hinesburg, VT

9.         07VT    Sam Caron                   Milton, VT

10.       36VT    Joel Hodgdon              Craftsbury Common, VT

11.       44VT    Justin Prescott             Williston, VT

12.       64VT    Jason Pelkey                Barre, VT

13.       3VT      Michael MacAskill      Williamstown, VT

14.       56VT    Chris Laforest              Barre, VT

15.       5VT      Tyler Austin                 East Calais, VT

16.       8VT      Mike Billado                Grand Isle, VT

17.       18VT    #Kaiden Fisher             Shelburne, VT

18.       25VT    Kevin Boutin Jr.           Fairfax, VT

19.       2VT      Eric Johnson                Randolph, VT

20.       33VT    #Matt Ballard             Williamstown,VT

21.       92VT    Jaden Perry                 Hardwick, VT

22.       08VT    Phil Potvin                   Underhill, VT

23.       11VT    #Jacob Roy                  Danville, VT

DNS     31VT    Logan Powers              Middlesex, VT

rk Miles Street Stocks – 25 Laps

1.         43        Jaime Davis                 Johnson, VT

2.         74        Tyler Whittemore       Barre, VT

3.         30        #Cameron Powers       E. Montpelier, VT

4.         47        William Hennequin     Morrisville, VT

5.         68        Kyler Davis                  Berlin, VT

6.         26        Luke Peters                 Groton, VT

7.         16        Dean Switser, Jr.         Waterford, VT

8.         7          Kyle MacAskill             Williamstown, VT

9.         3          Michael Gay                S. Burlington, VT

10.       8          Jeffery Martin             Barre, VT

11.       17        Justin Blakely              Graniteville, VT

12.       48        Taylor Hoar                 South Hero, VT

13.       0          James Dopp                 Northfield, VT

14.       96        Thomas Peck               Waterbury, VT

15.       34        Patrick Tibbetts           Plainfield, VT

16.       9          #Zachary Audet           Morrisville, VT

17.       79        Juan ‘Paco’ Marshall   Pittsfield, VT

18.       71        Jesse Laquerre             Berlin, VT

19.       29        Gary Mullen                Tunbridge, VT

20.       68        Kyler Davis                  Berlin, VT

21.       24        Todd Raymo                Swanton, VT

22.       6          Eric MacLaughlin        Milton, VT

23.       11        #Mark Beaulieu          Essex Jct., VT

24.       33        #Curtis Franks             Williamstown, VT

25.       73        #Paige Whittemore     Graniteville, VT

26.       57        Trevor Jaques              Milton, VT

27.       2          Haidyn Pearce             Chelsea, VT

28.       1          Jaime Laquerre           E. Montpelier, VT

29.       54        Josh Lovely                  Williamstown, VT

30        04        Scott Weston               Berlin, VT

DSQ     5          Kyle Gravel                  Wolcott, VT

Burnett Scrap Metals Road Warriors – 20 Laps

1.         88        Frank Putney               Graniteville, VT

2.         99        Fred Fleury                  Graniteville, VT

3.         94        Ryan Sayers                 Barre, VT

4.         8          Ryan Foster                 Waterbury, VT

5.         19        Neal Foster                  Moretown, VT

6.         44        Chris Couture              Barre, VT

7.         77        Josh Vilbrin                 Northfield, VT

8.         95        Taylor Sayers               Barre, VT

9.         10        Rodney Campbell       Worcester, VT

10.       50        Nick Copping               Barre, VT

11.       14        Brian Preston              Montpelier, VT

12.       38        Jamie Buick                 E. Barre, VT

13.       96        Bill O’Connor               S. Washington, VT

14.       R2R      Kevin Hansley

15.       16        Nate Brien                   Williamstown, VT

16.       21        Jeremiah Little             Hardwick, VT

17.       03        Robert Catchapaw      Waterbury, VT

DNS     44VT    Jessie Bundy                Hinesburg, VT

Cale King
Thunder Road Speedbowl
Media Director
Total Page Visits: 944 - Today Page Visits: 2

Leave a Comment