Contributed by: ACT Staff
Brett Wheeler Holds Off Scott for Late Model Win
Brett Wheeler of Waterbury Center met Phil Scott’s challenge on a late race restart and sped off to victory in the Harvest Equipment Night Late Model 50-lap main event on a rare Monday night of stock car racing at Thunder Road.
Wheeler started on the pole and left everyone in the dust before a caution for Joey M Laquerre’s spin on lap 39 brought his Spherion No. 1 back to the field. Scott lined up alongside Wheeler in the Lamberton Electric/Maplewood No. 14, but wasn’t able to hang at Wheeler’s door.
Trampas Demers and Dave Whitcomb spent the final 11 laps in a spirited battle for 3rd that went to Demers. Rookie Jason Corliss finished 5th. Point leader Derrick O’Donnell came from 20th on the grid to claim 6th. O’Donnell was 13th at the halfway mark. Positions 7-10 went to Joey Laquerre, Dave Pembroke, Mike Bailey and Eric Chase.