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October 10, 2008

Thunder Road Rookies Take Honors

Thunder_roadThree stock car drivers from Barre’s Thunder Road have been named Rookie of the Year in their respective divisions.

Matt White of Northfield won top rookie honors in the American-Canadian Tour Late Model division by a slim margin over Tony Andrews of Middlebury. White won two 50-lap main events in his Chevrolet Monte Carlo this season. Wayne White, Matt’s father won Rookie of the Year at Thunder Road in 1984 in the Flying Tiger division.

Twenty-one year-old Bobby Therrien of Hinesburg was awarded his second consecutive Rookie of the Year award this time in the NAPA Tiger Sportsman division. Second was Cody Blake of Barre and in third Mike Ziter of Williamstown. Another family connection here: Therrien’s older brother Tom Therrien won Rookie of the Year in the Sportsmen’s division four years ago.

Eighteen year-old Mike MacAskill of Williamstwon had been leading the Allen Lumber Street Stock division’s rookies since May. He clinched it against strong competition at the Milk Bowl, the final event of the year. Following on his heels were Bunker Hodgdon of Hardwick and David Whitcomb of Elmore.

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