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2015 Vermont Governor's Cup 150

Sweet Eyes History in Vermont Governor's Cup 150


The VP Fuels Vermont Governor's Cup 150 for Thunder Road's American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models takes the green this Thursday, July 9. Numerous former Thunder Road Champions and winners are expected to challenge for the victory in the special long-distance event, but Barre's Nick Sweet will try to do one better and further cement his place in Governor's Cup history.

Sweet has won three of the last five Vermont Governor's Cups, including the most recent event in 2014. A fourth win on Thursday would tie Sweet with six-time ACT Pro Stock Tour Champion Robbie Crouch atop the all-time winner's list.

2015 CVMC ExpressCare Night
Kyle Pembroke Scores First Late Model Victory on CVMC ExpressCare Night

Kyle Pembroke scored the surprise of the 2015 Thunder Road weekly season with his first career Late Model victory in the CVMC ExpressCare Trophy Dash on Sunday, July 5.

The third-year Late Model competitor and St. Michael's College student took the lead around the outside from veteran Shawn Fleury on lap 43 of the 50-lap event. Pembroke then pulled away in the final laps for his first win in a full-bodied stock car.

2015 Aubuchon Hardware Night

Blake Rides Late Break to Late Model Win on Aubuchon Night


Barre local Cody Blake got the jump on a restart with six laps to go and drove to his second career Thunder Road Late Model victory in the Aubuchon Hardware Trophy Dash on Thursday, July 2.

Blake was running third on lap 44 of the 50-lap event when John Donahue, while challenging polesitter Boomer Morris for the lead, lost control and slammed the turn 4 wall. Donahue then flipped on his roof to bring out a lengthy red flag.


After a subsequent caution on the first restart attempt for Mike Bailey's spin, Blake got the break over fellow Barre racer Morris on the second attempt and cruised to his first victory since 2013.