Contributed by: ACT Staff
Pembroke Back On Track, Claims Victory
Jason Corliss and Justin Town Collect Feature Wins
Middlesex, VT’s David Pembroke bolstered his title defense with a high-flying victory on a beautiful Sunday (June 17) afternoon at Thunder Road. Pembroke nipped South Barre’s Mike Bailey at the line by just .021 seconds to claim his first feature victory of 2012.
The early stages of the race were led by Winooski driver Jerry Lesage until an early caution brought the field back to his bumper. Bailey snatched the lead on the restart and was driving away when a devastating wreck took the car of Trampas Demers. Pembroke and Bailey dueled side by side for the final 17 laps of the 50 lap race. Defending champion Pembroke pulled ahead in the final moments in the outside groove to take the checkered flag. Pembroke was ecstatic to be back in victory lane.
“We just had a great car today, I have to thank my guys. It’s so great to pick up a win,” said Pembroke. “I also want to thank Mike Bailey for such a great race. I really had a lot of fun,” he finished.