Contributed by: ACT Staff
Kip Stockwell takes win #2 in 2007
Once at the head of the field Stockwell was not seriously challenged even following a pair of mid-race restarts. Both times former Thunder Road champion, Dave Whitcomb tried the outside line around Stockwell. Not finding the high groove to his liking, the Essex Jct, VT driver settled into the runner-up spot, a position he would not relinquish.
Pole sitter, Rusty Berger from Williston, VT turned in a career best finish with a third. Winooski, VT driver Jerry Lesage was fourth and Barre’s Mike “Beetle” Bailey rounded out the top five. The division’s top three point men, Jamie Fisher, Dave Pembroke and Cris Michaud were mired back in the field with none cracking the top 15. In spite of their sub-par performances all three remain at the top of the standings.
The long awaited return of multi-time ACT Tour Champion, Robbie Crouch from Tampa, FL was realized in Thursday night’s Calkins/Pelletier Quick Lube 50. Crouch, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer prior to the start of the race season made his racing debut a few weeks ago at Maine’s Oxford Plains Speedway in the TD Banknorth 250. Thursday’s event was his first at Thunder Road in a decade. He and Trampas Demers from Shelburne, VT were involved in a lap 29 incident which ended both of their night’s early.
Completing the top ten finishers were Shawn Fleury in sixth, John Donahue, Clark, Dwayne Lanphear and Pete Fecteau.