Thunder Road SpeedBowl
WHITCOMB TAKES THUNDER ROAD'S COCA-COLA FIRECRACKER 50
For the Late Model competitors Sunday at Thunder Road, the fireworks came early as former track champion, Dave Whitcomb of Essex Jct posted his first win in two years. Whitcomb's victory in the Coca-Cola Firecracker 50 came almost two years to the day from his last checkered flag at the high-banked quarter-mile which was 2003 edition of the race. No less than ten drivers battled for the top spots.


PEMBROKE WINS THUNDER ROAD'S SANEL PARTS PLUS DASH
As strong as Dave Pembroke has been on the ACT Tour this season he's been fighting an ill handling race car in weekly events at Barre, Vermont's Thunder Road. That all changed Thursday night with his victory in the Sanel Parts Plus Trophy Dash over a hard charging Dennis Demers and Eric Williams.
"We've been working on the car, trying to get it going to," Pembroke said in the Winner's Circle. "We've still got some work to do, hopefully it'll come around some more on Sunday." Thunder Road has the second event in its holiday double-header weekend, the Coca-Cola Firecracker 50 on Sunday.


ACT'S LOWREY DSQ UPHELD BY COMMISSION
Following an ACT Commission hearing convened on Wednesday, June 29 to hear the appeal of Late Model competitor Rich Lowrey for his disqualification from Thunder Road's June 19 race, the commission has upheld the original decision to disqualify him from the event based on the rules infractions. He will receive no championship points or prize money. The $100 fine stands as does the season-long probation for Lowrey and crew chief Tony Andrews.