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Pembroke Takes Times Argus Mid-Season Championship


  Another Late Model feature, another photo finish at Thunder Road. Kyle Pembroke of Montpelier lost the lead to Eric Chase of Milton with a lap to go in the Times Argus Mid-Season Championship, then came back to claim the victory on the final lap by 2/100ths of a second.


Pembroke, who started ninth in the 25-car grid, moved into the top three after a lap-35 restart, took over second on lap 50, then claimed the lead from Boomer Morris of Barre following a lap 67 caution. Pembroke looked to be motoring to an easy victory until the fifth caution of the 75-lap feature flew on lap 67. Chase, starting on the outside, was able to grab a slim lead on lap 74, but couldn’t hold on for the victory.

Dragon Grabs Governorís Cup, Badore Claims Fairpoint Communications Night Feature

Dragon Grabs Governor’s Cup, Badore

Claims Fairpoint Communications Night Feature

Scott Dragon of Milton literally caught Nick Sweet of Barre at the finish line to capture the makeup of the rained-out Governor’s Cup, and Eric Badore of Milton took advantage of rookie Marcel Gravel’s late-race misfortune to earn the Thunder Road Late Model feature on Fairpoint Communications Night.

Sweet dominated for most of the Governor’s Cup, running away from the 29-car field from the pole position at the green flag to take the lead, which he held for the first 136 laps of the 150-lap event. Dragon got better as the race went on, moving into the top 3 on lap 115, then claiming second place on the 128th lap, then moving in front on a lap 141 restart.

VP Racing Fuels Vermont Governorís Cup Feature Postponed By Rain

VP Racing Fuels Vermont Governor’s Cup Feature Postponed By Rain


Heavy thunderstorms forced the postponement of the Thunder Road Late Models Governor’s Cup on VP Racing Night. The 30-car field was lined up for introductions when rain swept through the area. The makeup date for the 150-lap feature has yet to be determined.