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Kyle Botala Wins 32nd M&M Beverage Enduro

Kyle Botala Wins 32nd M&M Beverage Enduro

Davis Inherits Win in Street Stock Special


Grand Isle’s Kyle Botala outlasted a field of 114 cars to win the 32nd Annual M&M Beverage Enduro at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, August 7.


Botala, one of four members of his family in the field, was running second to Joshua Muir on lap 169 of the 200-lap event when Muir suddenly went to pit road, handing Botala a one lap lead over former Late Model driver Jeff Spooner. Although Spooner was able to unlap himself just past the 180-lap mark, he was involved in an incident shortly after, allowing Botala to cruise to the $3,000 payday.

Dragon Claims Checkers On WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilet Night

Dragon Claims Checkers On WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilet Night


Patience was a virtue for Scott Dragon on WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilet Night. The Milton driver, who started 17th in the 22-car field, took over the lead with 12 laps to go and pulled away for the win in the 85-lap Thunder Road Late Model feature.

The early part of the event belonged to Eric Badore of Milton, who took over the lead from Darrell Morin of Westford on a 20th-lap restart. Badore opened up 10-car length lead as Morin and Cody Blake of Barre waged a side-by-side battle for second place for over 40 laps. Dragon finally moved into the top three on the 63rd lap, quickly overtook Phil Scott of Middlesex for second, then claimed the lead from Badore on lap 74.


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.