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VT Gov Cup Presented by VP S.E.F.

Scott Prepares for VT Governor’s Cup at Thunder Road

The Lt. Governor of the State of Vermont, Phil Scott from Middlesex, VT, has won more races than any other driver in the history of the ACT Late Model division at Thunder Road, dating back to 1992. For over twenty years he has compiled a winning record that may never be broken.

Ironically, Phil Scott has never won the Vermont Governor’s Cup. He served the State of Vermont as a Senator from Washington County for a decade, and currently is preparing to run for a third term as Lt. Governor.

Although he has not hoisted the elusive Governor’s Cup, Scott has won just about every other major race, including two Milk Bowls (billed as the “Toughest Short Track Race in America”), the Memorial Day Classic, the Merchants Bank opening day event, and twenty-five (25) other feature events.  He has won three “King of the Road” season-long track Championship titles. He also won 9 major American Canadian Tour events in a span of just four years from 1997- 2000!


Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Fireworks Night

Shawn Fleury Scores First Thunder Road Late Model Win

Shawn Fleury of Middlesex scored his first career Thunder Road Late Model win on Northfield Savings Bank Holiday Fireworks night on Sunday, July 6. Fleury got the advantage on Brett Gervais on the third and final restart on lap 14 of the 50 lap event and built a large lead over the remainder of the race. The three-time Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen champion, Fleury returned to the Late Model ranks this year piloting the 802Cars.com Toyota Camry out of the Hallstrom Motorsports shop. His win came in just the 7th event of the Thunder Road season.

The pack of Eric Badore, Gervais, Dave Pembroke, Cody Blake and Trampas Demers fought hard for the remaining podium positions over the second half of the event. Pembroke and Demers charged hard in the outside lane and it looked like Pembroke had a shot at second but bounced off the wall with five laps remaining. He saved the car and limped to the finish. Badore had enough to claim second followed by Gervais in third. Blake and Demers completed the top five. Pembroke, Phil Scott, Brooks Clark, Nick Sweet, and Jim Morris rounded out the top ten.


POSTPONED

Northfield Savings Bank Night at Thunder Road Postponed

Thunder Road officials have announced the postponement of Northfield Savings Bank night scheduled for Thursday, July 3. The event has been postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Sunday, July 6 with a post time of 6:30pm. Sunday’s event will include a full card of racing followed by a fireworks show immediately following the night’s racing. There will also be Kid’s Race Car Rides from 4-4:40pm.

Former champions Nick Sweet of Barre and Derrick O’Donnell of North Haverhill, NH ride neck-and-neck atop the Thunder Road Late Model standings separated by just one point. It’s still early in the season and they are followed closely by a host of others including John Donahue, Jason Corliss, Cody Blake, Dave Pembroke and Phil Scott.