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Pembroke Telling A New Storey In 2005
Middlesex, VT – ACT Late Model driver Dave Pembroke has announced an association with long-time American-Canadian Tour car owner David Storey to pilot the Second Storey Homes, Inc. machine on the ACT Late Model Tour in 2005. Pembroke previously ran the full Tour schedule in 2003, and finished 5th in points that season.

Pembroke earned the third ACT Late Model Tour win of his career in July 2004 behind the wheel of his own car at Riverside Speedway in Groveton, NH, and later went on to take championship runner-up honors in weekly Late Model competition at Barre VT’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl. He won the Tour’s prestigious New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl at Thunder Road in 2002, a year after his first win at Canaan Fair (NH) Speedway in 2001.

ACTion News 1/24/05
Perhaps for the first time in quite a while, the ACT Late Model Tour is experiencing a bit of a “silly season”. Driver changes, sponsor changes, and an influx of rookies, Tour newcomers, and veterans with new plans have the paperwork flying in the Waterbury office. Agawam, MA car owner Scott Fearn reports that his cousin Tom – the Tour’s 9th-place point man in 2004 – will pursue other racing interests in 2005, and has left the seat of the Northeastern Sheet Metal/Kulig Oil #03 Dodge (shown right). Taking over the reins of the machine will be long-time veteran Dennis Botticello of Suffield, CT. Botticello has over 50 wins in Late Model and Pro Stock racing at Thompson, Stafford, and the former Riverside Park Speedway, and was the Late Model Champion at Thompson Speedway in 1998 and 1999.

Gallison Named ACT Director Of Competition
Waterbury, VT – Former American-Canadian Tour (ACT) and Thunder Road Int’l Speebowl racer Dean Gallison of Middlesex, VT has been named Director of Competition by ACT President Tom Curley. Gallison has been on the ACT technical inspection staff since stepping out of the driver’s seat in 1997, and was recently honored at the annual ACT Banquet of Champions as a recipient of the Francis “Bubby” Wilder Dedication Award.