Monday, July 02 2007 @ 10:44 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Stock car racing fans in Central Vermont are getting ready for an action-packed doubleheader race week at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement,” Barre’s Thunder Road. Pepsi presents the 48th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on Tuesday, July 3, with green flag racing action for the ACT Late Model, NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stock, and Power Shift Junkyard Warrior divisions, plus the region’s biggest and best holiday fireworks extravaganza. Preliminary qualifying rounds for the Street Stocks and
Warriors begin at 6:30pm, with the traditional Thunder Road Post Parade kicking off the regular program of events at 7:00pm.
Marcel Gravel has been on a tear lately... Can he go 3-for-3 on Tuesday?
Just two days later on Thursday, July 5, Charter Communications presents a full card for all four racing divisions. Like Tuesday’s race schedule, Street Stocks and Warriors begin qualifying at 6:30pm, with the regular program beginning at 7:00pm.
Wolcott’s Marcel Gravel will look for his third consecutive victory in the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model division at Tuesday’s Pepsi event. Gravel made history on Sanel Parts Plus Night last week, becoming the first driver ever to earn the first two wins of his career in back-to-back races. Dave Whitcomb, the 1995 “King of the Road” from Essex Junction, leads the division with 328 points after five events. Dave Pembroke of Montpelier and Joey Becker of Jeffersonville are tied for second place, just three points behind Whitcomb. Past champions Cris Michaud (312) and Jamie Fisher (307) round out the top five drivers.