Rain Washes Sportsmen/Warrior Features Away

       BARRE, VT – Veteran Late Model stock car racer Dwayne Lanphear of Morrisville returned to Victory
Lane at Barre’s Thunder Road for the first time in six years with an impressive outside lane run in the 50-lap Kinney Drugs Trophy Dash on Thursday night.  Lanphear battled with Wolcott’s Marcel Gravel, Northfield rookie Chip Grenier, and Essex Junction veteran Dave Whitcomb throughout the event.

       Lanphear took the lead from Grenier on lap eight, but surrendered it to Gravel at the half-way
point.  A lap 39 caution period brought Lanphear outside Gravel for the restart, and the former Vermont
Milk Bowl Champion used the higher, faster groove to his advantage.  Whitcomb made a late charge past Gravel, then pressured Lanphear for the win but ran out of time.  Gravel held on to finish third.
Montpelier’s Dave Pembroke had a productive night, moving from second place in the Thunder Road “King of the Road” Championship standings into an unofficial lead of 34 points with just one event remaining. Pembroke’s main rivals for the title, Jamie Fisher of Shelburne and Williamstown’s Cris Michaud, suffered their worst finishes of the season in 20th and 17th respectively.  The trio was involved in a crash on lap 40 that vaulted Fisher’s car over the hood of Pembroke’s.  While Fisher and Michaud were forced to pit for repairs, Pembroke continued, finishing an incredible fourth place ahead of Grenier.
American-Canadian Tour (ACT) competitor Jamie Aube of Bow, NH finished sixth.  John Donahue of Graniteville finished seventh.  Joey Becker of Jeffersonville, Ryan Nolin of Georgia, and Rich Lowrey of Charlotte rounded out the unofficial Top 10.

Unofficially, Pembroke leads Fisher 907 points to 873 entering the Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Trophy Dash championship finale on Tuesday, August 28.  Michaud sits third at 867 ahead of Becker (843) and Phil Scott (836). Michael Moore of East Haven took his first career Allen Lumber Street Stock feature win, holding off Topsham’s Tim Campbell in the division’s 25-lap main event.  “Super” Joe Fecteau of Hardwick finished third ahead of Graniteville’s Dave LaFleche and Hardwick rookie Maynard Bartlett, Jr..
Rain washed the NAPA Tiger Sportsman division’s 35-lap feature away after five laps were completed.
Barre’s Josh Lovely was leading the event before Mother Nature took over.  The balance of the Kinney Drugs Sportsman feature will be completed on Tuesday, August 28 at the Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Trophy Dash.

The Kinney Drugs Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior feature will also be made up at a later date.
Tuesday’s Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Trophy Dash will decide the Late Model “King of the Road” title for
2007.  Gates open at 4:30pm, racing action begins at 6:30pm.  General admission is only $9 for adults, $3 for kids, and just $18 for a family of four.  For more information, call (802) 244-6963 or visit

Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl – Barre, VT – Thursday, August 23, 2007

ACT Late Models
1. Dwayne Lanphear, Morrisville
2. Dave Whitcomb, Essex Jct.
3. Marcel Gravel, Wolcott
4. Dave Pembroke, Montpelier
5. Chip Grenier, Northfield
6. Jamie Aube, Bow, NH
7. John Donahue, Graniteville
8. Joey Becker, Jeffersonville
9. Ryan Nolin, Georgia
10. Rich Lowrey, Charlotte
11. Phil Scott, Middlesex
12. Pete Potvin, III, Graniteville
13. Jay Laquerre, East Montpelier
14. Pete Fecteau, Morrisville
15. Jerry Lesage, Winooski
16. Shawn Fleury, Middlesex
17. Cris Michaud, Williamstown
18. Mike Bailey, Barre
19. Cal Poulin, Braintree
20. Jamie Fisher, Shelburne
21. Brooks Clark, Fayston
22. David Chagnon, Colchester
23. Doug Murphy, Tunbridge
24. Eric Williams, Hyde Park
25. Kip Stockwell, Braintree
26. Trampas Demers, South Burlington
27. Rusty Berger, Williston

Allen Lumber Street Stocks
1. Michael Moore, East Haven
2. Tim Campbell, Topsham
3. Joe Fecteau, Hardwick
4. Dave LaFleche, Graniteville
5. Maynard Bartlett, Jr., Hardwick
6. Greg Adams, Jr., Hardwick
7. Jason Corliss, Plainfield
8. David Allen, North Troy
9. Mike Ziter, Williamstown
10. Lloyd Blakely, Barre