Barre, VT – Montpelier’s Dave Pembroke earned his second straight Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic win at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, May 30. Pembroke started the race from the 14th spot and worked his way through traffic to take the lead on lap 68. Pembroke would hold the lead for the remainder of the race.

Granitevile’s John Donahue took the lead early in the event after starting on the outside pole. He led the majority of the first 60 laps while battling with Barre’s Nick Sweet, who spun on lap 46 while battling for the lead. Joey Becker also led several laps before Pembroke got by. Donahue would hold on for second, Eric Williams came from the 25th starting spot to claim third while Joey Laquerre and Rich Lowrey rounded out the top five.

Becker would hold on for sixth followed by Tracie Bellerose, Jamie Fisher, Nick Sweet, and Brent Dragon to complete the top ten.

The 48th Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic was a ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway qualifier. Pembroke now becomes the fourth driver to receive an invite. He joins Nick Sweet, Eddie MacDonald and Patrick Laperle as qualifiers for the Saturday, September 18th event in Loudon, NH.

It was Pembroke’s second straight feature win in Thunder Road Late Model competition with his previous victory coming in the season opening event at Devils Bowl Speedway just seven days ago, Sunday, May 23.

The Modified Racing Series portion of the Memorial Day Classic Doubleheader saw Bellingham, MA’s Stephen Mase earn his second career MRS feature win. His first was the 2009 Memorial Day win at Thunder Road. He was followed to the line by Rob Goodenough of Swanzey, NH and Ken Barry of Preston, CT.

The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman saw Brendan Moodie rebound from not qualifying for the opening day event at Thunder Road and claim the win. He held off Tom Therrien how took second and Ricky Roberts in third. Lance Allen and David Finck completed the top five.

The Allen Lumber Street Stocks saw Travis Hull take the win in the feature event followed by Mike MacAskill, Daniel Lathrop, Jamie Davis and David LaFleche rounding out the top five. Amanda Habel took the win in the Reserve Feature.

The top finishing Junkyard Warriors were Ken Christman Josh Erwin, and Brock Parrott.

The “Nation’s Site of Excitement” will take next weekend off before back to back Sunday events. Sunday, June 13 will be Ferguson Waterworks night while Sunday, June 20 is Harvest Equipment night. Both post times will be at 4:00pm. Ferguson Waterworks (June 13) night will also feature Kiddie Rides from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

The Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman will take their show on the road next weekend with the first event of the 2010 Bond Auto/WIX Tiger Tour. The 100 lap event will be at White Mountain Motorsports Park in North Woodstock, NH on Saturday, June 5.

Unofficial Results
Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 100
Thunder Road Late Models
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Pos      Car #   Driver  Laps

1          44VT    Dave Pembroke          100

2          26VT    John Donahue             100

3          7VT      Eric Williams               100

4          15VT    Joey Laquerre             100

5          8VT      Richard Lowrey           100

6          16VT    Joey Becker                 100

7          2NH     Tracie Bellerose          100

8          18VT    Jamie Fisher                100

9          88VT    Nick Sweet                  100

10        55VT    Brent Dragon              100

11        42VT    Matt White                 100

12        68VT    Brooks Clark                100

13        40VT    Eric Chase                   100

14        41VT    Pete Potvin III              100

15        99VT    #Cody Blake                100

16        25VT    David Whitcomb         100

17        00VT    Mike Bailey                 100

18        26NH   DJ Shaw                       100

19        75VT    Pete Fecteau               100

20        4VT      Doug Murphy              100

21        74VT    Jerry Lesage                99

22        34VT    Dylan Smith                 99

23        81VT    Grant Folsom              99

24        12VT    Reno Gervais               99

25        6VT      Cris Michaud               96

26        20VT    Chris Chambers          94

27        49VT    Nate Brown                 91

28        1VT      Tony Andrews             55

29        14VT    Phil Scott                     49

Unofficial Results – Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 100 – Thunder Road Late Models – Sunday, May 30, 2010 – 1. Dave Pembroke (44VT) Montpelier, VT, 2. John Donahue (26VT) Graniteville, VT, 3. Eric Williams (7VT) Hyde Park, VT, 4. Joey Laquerre (15VT) E. Montpelier, VT, 5. Richard Lowrey (8VT) Charlotte, VT, 6. Joey Becker (16VT) Jeffersonville, VT, 7. Tracie Bellerose (2NH) Gorham, NH, 8. Jamie Fisher (18VT) Shelburne, VT, 9. Nick Sweet (88VT) Barre, VT, 10. Brent Dragon (55VT) Milton, VT, 11. Matt White (42VT) Northfield, VT, 12. Brooks Clark (68VT) Fayston, VT, 13. Eric Chase (40VT) Milton, VT, 14. Pete Potvin III (41VT) Graniteville, VT, 15. #Cody Blake (99VT) Barre, VT, 16. David Whitcomb (25VT) Essex Jct., VT, 17. Mike Bailey (00VT) South Barre, VT, 18. DJ Shaw (26NH) Conway, NH, 19. Pete Fecteau (75VT) Morrisville, VT, 20. Doug Murphy (4VT) Tunbridge, VT, 21. Jerry Lesage (74VT) Winooski, VT, 22. Dylan Smith (34VT) Randolph, VT, 23. Grant Folsom (81VT) Waitsfield, VT, 24. Reno Gervais (12VT) Island Pond, VT, 25. Cris Michaud (6VT) E. Montpelier, VT, 26. Chris Chambers (20VT) Brookfield, VT, 27. Nate Brown (49VT) Craftsbury, VT, 28. Tony Andrews (1VT) Northfield, VT, 29. Phil Scott (14VT) Montpelier, VT.

Unofficial Results

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman Feature

Pos      Car #   Driver

1          94        Brendan Moodie

2          48        Tom Therrien

3          9          Ricky Roberts

4          18        Lance Allen

5          37        David Finck

6          31        Shawn Fleury

7          4          Bobby Therrien

8          68        Derrick O’Donnell

9          36        Joel Hodgdon

10        04        Eric Badore

11        26        Mike Ziter

12        90        Tony Rossi

13        55        Brian Delphia

14        06        Jeff French

15        23        Matt Potter

16        80        Pete Ainsworth, Jr.

17        58        Jimmy Hebert

18        1          Scott Coburn

19        8          Mike Billado

20        2          John Lambert

21        01        #Mike Martin

22        28        Tim Potter

23        16        George May

24        0          Mark Barnier

25        5          Troy Gray

26        40        Shawn Powell

27        10        Josh Demers

28        00        Joe Steffen

Unofficial Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman Feature Results – 1. Brendan Moodie (94) Wolcott, VT, 2. Tom Therrien (48) Hinesburg, VT, 3. Ricky Roberts (9) Washington, VT, 4. Lance Allen (18) Barre, VT, 5. David Finck (37) Barre, VT, 6. Shawn Fleury (31) Middlesex, VT, 7. Bobby Therrien (4) Hinesburg, VT, 8. Derrick O’Donnell (68) Bradford, VT, 9. Joel Hodgdon (36) Craftsbury, VT, 10. Eric Badore (04) Milton, VT, 11. Mike Ziter (26) Williamstown, VT, 12. Tony Rossi (90) Peacham, VT, 13. Brian Delphia (55) Waterbury, VT, 14. Jeff French (06) Northfield, VT, 15. Matt Potter (23) Marshfield, VT, 16. Pete Ainsworth, Jr. (80) Middlesex, VT, 17. Jimmy Hebert (58) Williamstown, VT, 18. Scott Coburn (1) Barre, VT, 19. Mike Billado (8) Essex, VT, 20. John Lambert (2) Northfield, VT, 21. #Mike Martin (01) Craftsbury, VT, 22. Tim Potter (28) Montpelier, VT, 23. George May (16) Barre, VT, 24. Mark Barnier (0) Essex Jct., VT, 25. Troy Gray (5) Fairlee, VT, 26. Shawn Powell (40) Jericho, VT, 27. Josh Demers (10) Middlesex, VT, 28. Joe Steffen (00) Essex Jct., VT.

Unofficial Results

Allen Lumber Street Stocks/Junkyard Warriors Main Event

Pos      Car #   Driver

1          66ss     Travis Hull

2          3ss       Micheal MacAskill

3          6ss       Daniel Lathrop

4          43ss     Jamie Davis

5          2ss       David LaFleche

6          38ss     Greg Adams

7          18ss     #Jayme Lee

8          77ss     Dave Whitcomb

9          7ss       Jean LeBlanc

10        40ss     Rick Utley

11        92ss     Garry Bashaw

12        03ss     Lloyd Blakely

13        09ss     Amanda Habel

14        51ss     #Sid Sweet Jr.

15        33ss     #Thomas Placey

16        05ss     #Donnie Yates

17        04ss     Scott Weston

18        4jyw     Ken Christman

19        24ss     Marvin Johnson

20        75ss     Joe Fecteau

21        83ss     Bunker Hodgdon

22        34ss     Tim Campbell, Sr.

23        57jyw   Josh Erwin

24        23jyw   Brock Parrott

25        9ss       Ron Gabaree

26        47ss     William Hennequin

27        12jyw   Fred Schroeder

28        8jyw     Kevin Dodge

29        07ss     Eric Johnson

Unofficial Results – Allen Lumber Street Stocks/Junkyard Warriors Main Event – 1. Travis Hull (66ss) Graniteville, VT, 2. Micheal MacAskill (3ss) Williamstown, VT, 3. Daniel Lathrop (6ss) Hyde Park, VT, 4. Jamie Davis (43ss) Wolcott, VT, 5. David LaFleche (2ss) Graniteville, VT, 6. Greg Adams (38ss) Hardwick, VT, 7. #Jayme Lee (18ss) Barre, VT, 8. Dave Whitcomb (77ss) Elmore, VT, 9. Jean LeBlanc (7ss) Gorham, NH, 10. Rick Utley (40ss) Wheelock, VT, 11. Garry Bashaw (92ss) Lincoln, VT, 12. Lloyd Blakely (03ss) Graniteville, VT, 13. Amanda Habel (09ss) Roxbury, VT, 14. #Sid Sweet Jr.  (51ss) Williamstown, VT, 15. #Thomas Placey (33ss) Bradford, VT, 16. #Donnie Yates (05ss) N. Montpelier, VT, 17. Scott Weston (04ss) Berlin, VT, 18. Ken Christman (4jyw) Cabot, VT, 19. Marvin Johnson (24ss) Essex Jct., VT, 20. Joe Fecteau (75ss) Hardwick, VT, 21. Bunker Hodgdon (83ss) Hardwick, VT, 22. Tim Campbell, Sr. (34ss) W. Topsham, VT, 23. Josh Erwin (57jyw) Waterbury, VT, 24. Brock Parrott (23jyw) Williamstown, VT, 25. Ron Gabaree (9ss) Barre, VT, 26. William Hennequin (47ss) Morrisville, VT, 27. Fred Schroeder (12jyw) Bristol, VT, 28. Kevin Dodge (8jyw) Barre, VT, 29. Eric Johnson (07ss) Randolph Ctr., VT.