Alby Ovitt Claims 38th Bolduc Metal Recycling Enduro 200 At Thunder Road

Barre, VT — For the 38th time enduro cars from across New England converged onto the Thunder Road International Speedbowl for the ‘People’s Race.’ The annual $3,000-to-Win event for junkyard stars brought in ninety-one cars of all makes, models, shapes, sizes and colors!

Along with the epic once-a-year, slam-bang tradition came the annual rk Miles Street Stock Special presented by Bolduc Metal Recycling. The 50-lap special brought out the best and brightest in the four-cylinder ranks, leaving a former champion triumphant in victory lane.

After Patrick Tibbetts, Kyle MacAskill and Jeffery Martin took down the three heat wins, the rk Miles Street Stock field went all out with driver introductions in front of the packed Bolduc Metal Recycling crowd. Tibbetts’ heat race luck went sour early with his shifting cable disconnecting leaving him stuck in the pits as the field rolled out, relegating him to a last-place starting position. Led to green by fan favorite Thomas Peck and MacAskill, the thirty-car field screamed past the start/finish line and the race was on!

Bolduc Metal Recycling Street Stock Special Victory Lane (L-R) Dean Switser Jr. (3rd), winner Jeffery Martin, Tyler Whittemore (2nd)
(Alan Ward photos)

The first caution came early on Lap 4 with the spinning crunch and bunch between the Ford Mustangs of rookies Paige Whittemore and Curtis Franks. On the restart Scott Weston and Todd Raymo brought the field down for the green flag. The next 27-laps were filled with tight, two-wide racing across the Speedbowl as Jeffery Martin, Dean Switser Jr. and Taylor Hoar made their way methodically up through the field. The second caution flag would fly on lap 31 as Jesse Laquerre got into the #24 of Todd Raymo, both sent to the rear. Being an extra distance race, the Lucky Dog rule was given to Justin ‘El Chopo’ Blakely as the first car a lap down. Cam Powers, who has shown consistent speed in the last several events, parked his #30 machine with a leaking gasket.


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Once again, the field took off until lap 47 with the third and final caution as Paige Whittemore and Eric MacLaughlin spun with Mike ‘The Biffer’ Gay earning the final Lucky Dog. In the final three laps, Jeffery Martin put the power down, keeping the lead and taking his first win of the season in the Bolduc Metal Recycling Street Stock Special. Tyler Whittemore and Dean Switser Jr. rounded out the podium.

Afterward came the carnage of the Bolduc Metal Recycling Enduro 200. Ninety-one of the most daring race fans took to the Thunder Road stage to test their metal against one another for the $3,000 top prize and some of the most epic bragging rights around. From the drop of the green, it was Alby Ovitt’s race to lose. His 929 machine took off like a rocket and carefully navigated his way to lap 200 through the slimmest openings, several near misses and a couple love taps and T-bones, here or there. In the final 100 laps, Ovitt’s greatest threats were the 517 of Richie Turner and the 292 of Adam Grey.

While 2015 Enduro victor and ‘Pretty Car’ Contest winner Turner was a bit more careful than he needed to be, Grey charged up through the field, passing Ovitt at least three times. With 20-to-go, Grey ran out of luck after he slammed headlong into a slowing car on the backstretch, ending his night with a ballooning radiator. From then on it was smooth sailing for Alby Ovitt as Richie Turner could not break through two-wide and chicane-averting traffic to gain the needed laps on the leader. Alby Ovitt won the 38th annual Bolduc Metal Recycling Enduro 200, is now the 35th different winner of the event and the first Granite Stater to take the win since North Haverhill’s Butch Elms took the win in 1988. Richie Turner took second one lap down while Nick Deblois earned third, four laps down.

38th Bolduc Metal Recycling Enduro 200 winner Alby Ovitt
(Alan Ward photos)

Nolato Night is next on the Thunder Road schedule this Thursday, August 11th. Headlined by the 4th annual Nolato Road Warrior Challenge, a 50-lap, $500 to win special for the entry level four-cylinder division. Alongside will be championship action for the Maplewood/Irving Oil Late Models, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers and rk Miles Street Stocks. Full schedule and race day information will soon be available online at http://www.thunderroadvt.com/schedule.

Conveniently located just off Route 12 in Middlesex, Bolduc Metal Recycling has been family owned and operated for over 45 years with just one thing in mind, customer service. The clean, well organized Bolduc Metal Recycling facility, complete with knowledgeable and friendly staff, offers efficient and hassle free recycling for anyone from contractors and auto shops to manufacturers and construction sites. Bolduc offers the highest price available for your recyclable metals and gets you the maximum payout by taking advantage of multiple weigh-ins and high-volume pricing. Check them out online at http://www.bolducmetalrecycling.com.

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

Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – Barre, VT

38th Bolduc Metal Recycling Enduro 200

Sunday, August 7, 2022

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

rk Miles Street Stocks – Bolduc Metal Recycling 50-Lap Special

1.         8          Jeffery Martin             Barre, VT

2.         74        Tyler Whittemore       Barre, VT

3.         16        Dean Switser, Jr.         Waterford, VT

4.         48        Taylor Hoar                 South Hero, VT

5.         68        Kyler Davis                  Berlin, VT

6.         0          James Dopp                 Northfield, VT

7.         54        Josh Lovely                  Williamstown, VT

8.         47        William Hennequin     Morrisville, VT

9.         26        Luke Peters                 Groton, VT

10.       43        Jamie Davis                 Johnson, VT

11.       9          #Zachary Audet           Morrisville, VT

12.       04        Scott Weston               Berlin, VT

13.       71        Jesse Laquerre             Berlin, VT

14.       98        Kasey Collins               Berlin, VT

15.       79        Juan ‘Paco’ Marshall   Pittsfield, VT

16.       2          Haidyn Pearce             Chelsea, VT

17.       17        Justin Blakely              Graniteville, VT

18.       77        Bert Duffy                    Milton, VT

19.       12        Mekaylah Bowen        Morrisville, VT

20.       3          Michael Gay                S. Burlington, VT

21.       24        Todd Raymo                Swanton, VT

22.       33        #Curtis Franks             Topsham, VT

23.       73        #Paige Whittemore     Graniteville, VT

24.       6          Eric MacLaughlin        Milton, VT

25.       96        Thomas Peck               Waterbury, VT

26.       30        #Cameron Powers       E. Montpelier, VT

27.       5          Kyle Gravel                  Wolcott, VT

28.       34        Patrick Tibbetts           Plainfield, VT

29.       7          Kyle MacAskill             Williamstown, VT

DNS     69        Christopher Davis       Berlin, VT

38th Bolduc Metal Recycling Enduro 200

1.         929      Alby Ovitt                    200 Laps

2.         517      Richie Turner              199 Laps

3.         97x      Nick Deblois                196 Laps

4.         51        Danny Doyle                195 Laps

5.         24        Caleb Bedard              193 Laps

6.         21        Andy Benoit                190 Laps

7.         7          Ben Bushey                 190 Laps

8.         11        Josh Turner                 189 Laps

9.         18        Dennis Perry III            188 Laps

10.       066      Dave Brooks                188 Laps

11.       333      Steven Patenaude       186 Laps

12.       13        Kira Jennings               186 Laps

13.       04        Kelly Miller Jr.             186 Laps

14.       001      Peter Childs                 186 Laps

15.       911      Sean Ford                    182 Laps

16.       115      Tyler Gaudette            182 Laps

17.       292      Adam Gray                  180 Laps

18.       19        Nevin Post-Kinney       180 Laps

19.       174      Jerry Davis                   179 Laps

20.       2          Carson Desranleau     178 Laps

21.       22        Nick Cain                     176 Laps

22.       73        Dale Cookson, Jr.        175 Laps

23.       55        Devon Jackson             173 Laps

24.       33        Jacob Hall-Larson        172 Laps

25.       1          Cayden Green             172 Laps

26.       069      Jason Vezina               148 Laps

27.       450      Josh Cutler                  146 Laps

28.       173      Larry Underwood        143 Laps

29.       767      Tyler McRae                143 Laps

30.       253      Patrick Underwood     137 Laps

31.       12        Brian Rodgers             136 Laps

32.       10        Bailey Erwin                133 Laps

33.       32        Branden Dennis          131 Laps

34.       74        Keith Benoit                130 Laps

35.       3          Dylon Murphy             129 Laps

36.       23        Dillon Botala               128 Laps

37.       41        Tony Burrington          124 Laps

38.       226      Tracy Gaudette           120 Laps

39.       711      Jeremiah Little            118 Laps

40.       8          Matt Murphy              116 Laps

41.       31        Paul Stevens                113 Laps

42.       16        Chris LaForest             110 Laps

43.       83        Skylar Schuck               107 Laps

44.       25        Kyle Botala                  106 Laps

45.       144      Justin Prescott             93 Laps

46.       26        Kyle Bedard                 91 Laps

47.       310      Nick Aja                       90 Laps

48.       17        Ryan Deuso                 84 Laps

49.       411      Andy Botala                68 Laps

50.       03        Robert Catchapaw      65 Laps

52.       186      Levi Jackson                 65 Laps

53.       00        TJ Bohannon                65 Laps

54.       36        Erika Williams             64 Laps

55.       77        Andrew Lopes             56 Laps

56.       110      Gavin McGinnis           48 Laps

57.       91        Thomas Kirkpatrick     47 Laps

58.       49        Steven Chapman         44 Laps

59.       81        Tyler Rhodes               44 Laps

60.       40        Justin Langlois             42 Laps

61.       062      Gregory Davis             42 Laps

62.       4          Jason Chapman           37 Laps

63.       9          Jenny Stevens              37 Laps

64.       200      Trevor Irwin                37 Laps

65.       6          Riley Harness              36 Laps

66.       28        Luke Peters                 32 Laps

67.       66        J.T. Blanchard             32 Laps

68.       320      Anthony Butts             30 Laps

69.       96        Bill O’Connor               29 Laps

70.       171      Brodie Frazier             29 Laps

71.       100      Jordan Matte              29 Laps

72.       44        Steven Corbett            28 Laps

73.       426      Stephen Donahue       26 Laps

74.       113      Bill Davis                     25 Laps

75.       30        Trevor Mears              25 Laps

76.       69        Brice Rancourt            22 Laps

77.       026      Amber Rich                 20 Laps

78.       102      Devin Bell                    20 Laps

79.       126      Cole Gaudette             17 Laps

80.       95        Justin Bascomb           11 Laps

81.       14        Austin Blais                 8 Laps

82.       108      Corey Martin               7 Laps

83.       86        Joe Fuster                    6 Laps

84.       15        (No Name Given)        0 Laps

85. through 91. NO SCORE CARD SUBMITTED

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