Contributed by: ACT Staff
Troy Gray earned a soggy $2,000 check at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday night after winning the 24th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200, a survival-of-the-fittest stock car race that featured a half-hour rain storm and two rollovers. Gray, 40, of Fairlee drove a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse #00 sponsored by C.W. Gray & Sons and Connecticut Valley Auto Auction.
Gray’s victory at Thunder Road was the second of career. The driver won a feature race in 1987 on his way to the Street Stock division’s season championship. He is now a regular competitor in the Modified class at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford.
Rory Partlow of Northfield finished second, unofficially, with 200 laps complete. He drove his Gillespie’s Fuel & Propane 1996 Chevrolet Corsica #51 to a $500 pay day. Barre’s Keith Fortier and Ryan Zeno of Fairfax finished third and fourth with 199 laps complete, with Danny Doyle of Hancock fifth at 197 laps. The unofficial top ten was completed in order by Richie Turner of Fairfax (194 laps), Brett Wood of Georgia (194), Terry Pearce, Jr. of Berlin (193), Kaleb Shepard of Bristol (191), and David Lamell of Johnson (190).