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2015 Vermont Governor's Cup 150

Sweet Wins Duel With O'Donnell for Record-Tying Vermont Governor's Cup Win

Hometown favorite Nick Sweet came out on top of a battle with Thunder Road Late Model point leader and fellow two-time “King of the Road” Derrick O'Donnell to with his fourth VP Fuels Vermont Governor's Cup 150 on Thursday, July 9.

 Sweet took the lead from N. Haverhill, NH's O'Donnell on lap 125 following the race's fourth and final restart after stalking him for much of the event. O'Donnell made a bid to get back around Sweet on the outside, but came under attack from polesitter Cody Blake with 10 laps remaining, allowing Sweet to drive off to the win. Sweet moved into a tie with Robbie Crouch for the most Vermont Governor's Cup wins of all-time.

2015 Vermont Governor's Cup 150

Sweet Eyes History in Vermont Governor's Cup 150

The VP Fuels Vermont Governor's Cup 150 for Thunder Road's American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models takes the green this Thursday, July 9. Numerous former Thunder Road Champions and winners are expected to challenge for the victory in the special long-distance event, but Barre's Nick Sweet will try to do one better and further cement his place in Governor's Cup history.

Sweet has won three of the last five Vermont Governor's Cups, including the most recent event in 2014. A fourth win on Thursday would tie Sweet with six-time ACT Pro Stock Tour Champion Robbie Crouch atop the all-time winner's list.

2015 CVMC ExpressCare Night
Kyle Pembroke Scores First Late Model Victory on CVMC ExpressCare Night

Kyle Pembroke scored the surprise of the 2015 Thunder Road weekly season with his first career Late Model victory in the CVMC ExpressCare Trophy Dash on Sunday, July 5.

The third-year Late Model competitor and St. Michael's College student took the lead around the outside from veteran Shawn Fleury on lap 43 of the 50-lap event. Pembroke then pulled away in the final laps for his first win in a full-bodied stock car.