Thunder Road SpeedBowl
Dan Garrett Jr of Middlesex captured his first career Power Shift Junkyard Warrior victory Saturday at Barre’s Thunder Road as part of the ACT Tour’s Bond Auto Labor Day Classic weekend. Jayme Lee of Montpelier finished second and Bunker Hodgdon from Hardwick was third. Rounding out the top five was point leader Wolcott’s Maynard Bartlett Jr and Barre’s Ken Stridsberg.

Daniel Wilder Jr from Berlin and Barre’s John Duke started on the front row with Wilder taking the early advantage. Williamstown’s Mark LaFleche grabbed the lead on the fifth circuit after a restart for the 25-lap feature’s second of two caution periods. When action resumed, Garrett who had started the event 12th, had advanced to second place. Two laps later, Garrett passed LaFleche for the lead. He distanced himself from the field over the remaining circuits

Also on Saturday’s card were several practice sessions for the ACT Late Models as well as qualifying rounds for the NAPA Tiger Sportsmen and Allen Lumber Street Stocks. Thunder Road’s weekly divisions will have their feature events among the qualifying races for tomorrow’s $10,000 to win Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200.

Forty Late Models were in the pit area on Saturday with more expected on Sunday. Post time is 1:00 pm with spectator gates opening at 10:00 am.