Bond Auto Labor Day Classic

Patrick Laperle Claims Bond Auto Labor Day Victory

St-Denis, Quebec’s Patrick Laperle held off a late charging Phil Scott to claim the ACT Late Model Tour win in the 32nd running of the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT on Sunday, September 5. Laperle led the final 14 laps of the 200 lap event after getting around Dave Pembroke.

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. and current ACT Late Model Tour point leader Brian Hoar battled for the first 160 laps of the event. They swapped the lead eight times amongst themselves before Pembroke joined the mix with fresher tires on lap 160. Pembroke would hold the lead until lap 187 when Laperle took over also on fresher tires.

Phil Scott ran in the top three for the majority of the event until pitting for tires on a lap 167 caution. He proceed to slice through the field followed closely by Hoar and Randy Potter who also pitted on lap 167 with the same strategy.

Scott came up just a car length short of getting by Laperle and had to settle for second. Pembroke took third followed by John Donahue and Scott Payea in the top five. Hoar worked his way up to sixth followed by Potter, Polewarczyk, Joey Becker and Jean-Paul Cyr rounding out the top ten.

The 200 lap event was completed in one hour and seventeen minutes with just seven cautions including two for brief rain showers. Four different leaders swapped the lead a total of 12 times. A total of 42 cars attempted to qualify for the 30 car field.

The ACT Late Model Tour heads to Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY next Sunday, September 12 for the running of the Mohawk Casino Fall Foliage 300. It will be the final qualifying event for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 18.

Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200

ACT Late Model Tour

Thunder Road International Speedbowl

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Unofficial Results

Pos  S.Pos        Car #   Driver                           Hometown              Laps

1           14        91QC   Patrick Laperle             St-Denis, QC              200

2             3        14VT   Phil Scott                       Montpelier, VT          200

3           13        44VT   Dave Pembroke            Montpelier, VT          200

4             5        26VT   John Donahue               Graniteville, VT         200

5           19        89VT   Scott Payea                   Milton, VT                  200

6             1        37VT   Brian Hoar                    Williston, VT              200

7           12        02NH   Randy Potter                 Groveton, NH             200

8             2        97NH   Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.    Hudson, NH                200

9           15        16VT   Joey Becker                  Jeffersonville, VT       200

10         20        32VT   Jean-Paul Cyr                Milton, VT                  200

11         21         7VT    Eric Williams                Hyde Park, VT            200

12         28        18VT   Jamie Fisher                 Shelburne, VT            199

13         26        68VT   Brooks Clark                 Fayston, VT                199

14         25        10NH   Stacy Cahoon                St. Johnsbury, VT       199

15           7         6VT    Cris Michaud                E. Montpelier, VT      199

16         29        4ME    #Bradley Babb              Windham, ME           199

17         16        81VT   Grant Folsom                Waitsfield, VT            199

18         23        39NH   Jamie Aube                   Bow, NH                     198

19         30        72VT   #Dave Paya                   Milton, VT                  198

20           4        16NY   Mark Lamberton          Mooers Forks, NY      186

21           6        22VT   Roger Brown                Lancaster, NH            179

22         11        05VT   Craig Bushey                Cambridge, VT          178

23           9        55VT   Brent Dragon                Milton, VT                  118

24         10        55NH   Brad Leighton               Center Harbor, NH    115

25           8         1VT    Brett Wheeler              Northfield, VT            102

26         17        29NH   #Aaron Fellows             Croydon, NH              101

27         22       42MA   Jeff Zuidema                 N.Brookfield, MA       101

28         27        7ME    Glen Luce                      Turner, ME                101

29         18        50VT   Jay Laquerre                 E. Montpelier, VT        93

30         24        77NH   Mark Hayward             Newport, NH                91