Contributed by: ACT Staff
Open-wheel True Value Modified Racing Series stock car driver Kirk Alexander of West Swanzey, NH won the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 100 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl on Sunday afternoon. Alexander has now posted at least one victory on every track the True Value Modifieds have visited since 2004. The Memorial Day Classic was the series’ first appearance at the historic 1/4-mile oval, and the first Modified division event at the track since 1965.
“You know, I’m fortunate to win a lot of races, but I just can’t believe I won at Thunder Road,” said an exhausted Alexander in victory lane. “This place is so great, with so many great fans, and it’s so important for all of us to race here. It’s an amazing feeling to win here.”
Alexander started next-to-last on the 25-car grid, and methodically picked his way through traffic before restarting on outside of the front row on the final restart at lap 83. From there, he passed leader Peter Jarvis of Ascutney, VT and pulled away to a four car-length lead for the win. Jarvis was passed on lap 94 by his brother, Dwight. Dwight Jarvis, also of Ascutney, VT, finished second. Peter Jarvis held off Eddie Dachenhausen of Danbury, CT for the third position.