Thunder Road SpeedBowl



The American Canadian Tour (ACT) defending Champion Patrick Laperle from St Denis, Quebec has entered the CARQUEST Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 on June 25th at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT.  Laperle not only won his first ACT US title at the ¼ mile bullring in 2008, but he has a knack for winning the big shows at what many call the toughest quarter mile in America. Laperle is defending Champion of the 2008 Chittenden Milk Bowl, which he also won in 2006.


The challenge to race against one of NASCAR’s greatest drivers, Tony Stewart, who will also compete in one of the most exciting 150 lap events of the season on Thursday, June 25th was just what the JPN Laperle Racing team enjoys. “I can’t wait to race against Tony Stewart. My brother and I are huge fans of his and this is going to be one of my best racing memories. The idea that I can just race and not worry about ACT Série Castrol points or anything like that is what I love to do. I hope we come to the wire side-by-side for the win after 149 laps. It would be the thrill of a lifetime”, said Patrick Laperle.

Dave Pembroke Makes It Back To Back

Dave Pembroke of Montpelier, VT takes home the first Late Model stock car weekly event on Ferguson Waterworks Night at Thunder Road International Speedbowl. Pembroke outran runner up finisher Nick Sweet of Barre, VT to capture his second straight feature win at the Barre high-banks of Thunder Road. Pembroke’s previous win came at Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic in May. For the first points counting event of the 2009 Thunder Road Late Model season, a draw and +/- system were used. Pembroke used it to his advantage by capturing a +6 in his heat race.

Sweet did all he could to get by Pembroke but had to settle for second. He was followed to the line by Jamie Fisher, Cris Michaud and Jerry Lesage to round out the top 5. John Donahue came home sixth, trailed by Trampas Demers, Tony Andrews, Jean-Paul Cyr and Mike Bailey came home tenth.

Ford Racing Announces ACT Contingency Program
With its S347JR engine approved for competition on the American Canadian Tour (ACT) and its affiliate weekly series tracks, Ford Racing has announced a contingency program to support the Ford racers in these series. Racers in the US ACT Late Model Tour, Canadian Serie ACT Castrol Tour, as well as weekly Late Model series at ACT-approved affiliate tracks will be eligible for awards contingent on the use of the M-6007-S347JR Sealed Racing engine. The payouts for the series are as follows:
ACT Late Model Tour and Serie ACT-Castrol Tour
        Race winner        $500
        Second              $250
        Third                 $100
ACT Affiliate Approved Late Model Weekly Program
        Race Winner        $250
        Second              $125
        Third                 $ 75
Racers are required to register for the contingency program at:
Click on "contingency" under Team Ford Racing.