Friday, August 26 2011 @ 10:50 PM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Dave Pembroke Takes 2011 “King of the Road” Title
Phil Scott Wins 100-Lap Aubuchon Finale
Montpelier’s Dave Pembroke earned his second career Thunder Road Late Model title with a seventh place finish in the 100-lap finale on Aubuchon Night, Friday, August 26. Pembroke came into the night leading John Donahue by 38 points. He lengthened his lead with a win in his heat race and sewed up the title in the feature.
It was Pembroke’s first season in his new Ford powered ride sponsored by VSECU and Lamoille Valley Ford. Pembroke’s previous title came in 2007. He is also a previous Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen Champion in 1999. He has won just about every big Late Model race at the “Nation’s Site of Excitement” with wins in the Milk Bowl, Labor Day Classic, Memorial Day Classic and Merchants Bank 150.
Lt. Governor Phil Scott of Berlin earned his first Late Model win of the season after leading the final 64 laps of the 100 lap event. It was also his 27th career Late Model win, the most of all-time. Sophomore driver Cody Blake came home with a career high second, followed by Mike Bailey, Scott Payea and Donahue. Jamie Fisher, Pembroke, Reno Gervais, Trampas Demers and Nick Sweet completed the top ten.