Blake earns first late model win of the season at Thunder Road

Cody Blake took lead in lap 14 and never gave it up
Cody Blake took lead in lap 14 and never gave it up
Published: Aug. 18, 2023 at 6:26 PM EDT
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BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - After taking the lead early in the late models race, Cody Blake never fell out of first place, capturing his first win of the season in a caution-free race.

“We needed this for sure, the last three weeks we were struggling a little bit, and we definitely needed this win to get our morale back up,” Blake said. “Now, I’m confident we can get another before the season’s over. Just don’t look in the mirror when you’re winning a race like that. Just don’t look in the mirror, don’t make mistakes, it’s a mental game while you’re driving, it’s pretty fun. It’s a lot of fun, actually.”

In the flying tigers race, a couple of caution flags wiped out a pair of leads for Cam Gadue, as Brandon Gray passed him on lap 37 to take the lead for good, winning his second race of the year.

For the street stocks, Kasey Collins took the lead almost right away and never let it go. He held off Jamie Davis from lap three until the finish to earn his first win of the season.