Dave Pembroke Dominates the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic

Dave Pembroke of Montpelier led all 200 laps of the American Canadian Tour Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT. Pembroke started on the pole after earning a +8 handicap by moving from 11th to 3rd in his heat race. John Donahue and Patrick Laperle battled hard for the final 19 laps with Donahue getting the edge by a bumper at the line. Brian Hoar and Eric Williams were the final two cars on the lead lap and rounded out the top five.

The thirty car field made it through the first 181 laps caution free while Pembroke put all but the top five cars down a lap. Pembroke felt no competition as the closest car on the lead lap was nearly a half a track behind as they both worked their way through lap traffic. All thirty cars were still on the track when the checkered flag flew.

Pembroke has already qualified for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 19 with his win earlier this year at the Memorial Day Classic at Thunder Road.

The 50th Anniversary Season at Thunder Road International Speedbowl will come to a conclusion with the Booth Bros./H.P. Hood Qualifying Day on Saturday, September 26 and the 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl on Sunday, September 27th. The Milk Bowl will be the final point counting event for the NAPA Tiger Sportsmen, Allen Lumber Street Stocks, and Power Shift Junkyard Warriors. The 47th Annual Milk Bowl will award a purse of over $70,000.

The American Canadian Tour will be back in action next weekend on Sunday, September 13 for the Mohawk Casino Fall Foliage 300 at Airborne Speedway. It will be the 12th race on the ACT Tour schedule and the final qualifying race for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 19. Post time next Sunday is set for 1 pm.


ACT Tour Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 Unofficial Results

Pos         Car #      Driver

1              44           Dave Pembroke

2              26VT      John Donahue

3              91           Patrick Laperle

4              37           Brian Hoar

5              7VT        Eric Williams

6              6              Cris Michaud

7              55vt       Brent Dragon

8              9vt          Chip Grenier

9              05           Craig Bushey

10           88           Nicholas Sweet

11           89           Scott Payea

12           11vt       Jean-Paul Cyr

13           14           Phil Scott

14           41           Pete Potvin, III

15           18           Jamie Fisher

16           5              Travis Stearns

17           97nh      Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.

18           55nh      Brad Leighton

19           78nh      Quinten Welch

20           02nh      Randy Potter

21           1              Tony Andrews

22           85           Trampas Demers

23           38vt       Tyler Cahoon

24           16           Joe Becker

25           40vt       Eric Chase

26           72vt       Dave Paya

27           22vt       Gary Caron

28           25           David Whitcomb

29           74           Jerry Lesage

30           7me       Glen Luce