At the age of 71 years old, many involved in the sport of auto racing may consider their time in the sport to be winding down.  Some may have even already left the sport to enjoy life beyond the race track or pursue some other form of adventure.  Joey Laquerre of Barre, Vermont isn’t part […]

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Waterbury, VT—The American-Canadian Tour (ACT) travels to Speedway 51 in Groveton, NH on Saturday, May 30 for the Generation Next ACT 151. Although the ACT Late Model Tour has been to Groveton 12 times previously, the 13th visit will hold a greater meaning, as it marks a new beginning for the ¼-mile oval formerly known […]

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It was a storyline that only the best in Hollywood could create on Sunday afternoon in Barre, Vermont.  But this story didn’t need actors.  It didn’t need producers.  It didn’t need a script.  All it required was a whole lot of heart, and maybe a special angel watching from above.   That special angel was […]

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The short track racing community has lost another racer far too soon.   According to Vermont State Police, 17-year-old Joey M. Laquerre was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Washington, Vermont Saturday afternoon. Laquerre, a third generation driver known best as “Lil’ Joey,” competed in the Late Model division at Thunder Road International Speedbowl […]

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Longtime veteran of Thunder Road stock car racing, Joey Laquerre of East Montpelier earned his 14th career Late Model feature win during FairPoint Communications night on Thursday, June 5. It was the first Thunder Road Thursday night event of 2014.  Laquerre held off both Shawn Fleury and Brett Gervais during multiple restarts to claim the win and […]

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