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  • Joey Laquerre, 17, dies in ATV accident

    Danielle Elliot at From The Marbles4 days ago

    He was just starting to make a name for himself in stock car racing, but sadly the world will never know the full potential of Joey Laquerre, 17. The grandson of Vermont's storied racing champion, who shares his name, Laquerre died Saturday in an ATV accident.

    "I don't think any of us doubted that Little Joey was going to be a champion in his own right. It's just, it is an unfathomable loss," Motor Racing Network announcer Dave Moody told WCAX.

    Laquerre often raced at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., where his grandfather is the winningest racer in the track's 55-year history. At a July 7, 2013, race there, the younger Laquerre finished in second place, just ahead of his grandfather. The elder Laquerre has won a record 45 races and seven championships at Thunder Road. Joey's father and uncles are also well known in the sport.

    The teen finished seventh in the Vermont State Championships rankings this year.  The summarized his too-brief career:

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