Thunder Road SpeedBowl
PEMBROKE SURVIVES THUNDER ROAD LATE MODEL CARNAGE FOR WIN
Montpelier's Dave Pembroke may not have had the best Late Model car at Thunder Road Thursday night but it was good enough for the win. The Dodge Intrepid driver inherited the lead on the 41st circuit of the 50-lap Calkins/Windshield World Trophy Dash when frontrunners, Joey Laquerre and Dave Whitcomb spun in the fourth turn. The incident started a melee that collected six top cars including Jamie Fisher, Phil Scott, Cooper MacRitchie and John Donahue.


TURNER WINS $2000 IN 21ST ANNUAL M&M BEVERAGE ENDURO - "ETHANOL" SMALL VICTORIOUS IN STREET STOCK TRIPLE CROWN
"ETHANOL" SMALL VICTORIOUS IN STREET STOCK TRIPLE CROWN
Doug Turner of Milton, VT went for a leisurely drive Sunday at Barre's Thunder Road and came away with the $2,000 top prize in the 21st annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200. At the helm of a virtually street legal older model Pontiac Grand Prix, Turner was the first to complete the 200-lap distance around the high banked, quarter-mile oval in front of a huge crowd. He had been scheduled to start in the middle of the 116-car starting grid.

MACRITCHIE VICTORIOUS IN 19TH VT GOVERNOR'S CUP
Williamstown's Cooper MacRitchie claimed the 19th New England Dodge Dealers VT Governor's Cup Thursday night at Barre's Thunder Road, his first Late Model victory of the season and eighth of his career and accepted the event's rotating trophy from the state's chief executive, Jim Douglas. For most of the event's 100 laps, the veteran racer was locked in a battle with Shelburne's Dennis Demers who eventually finished second. The pair officially traded the lead back and forth 12 times in a 62 lap period before MacRitchie, running the high-banked quarter-mile oval's tough outside groove, sealed the advantage on the 78th circuit.