Brent Dragon: ACT Late Model Tour
Thunder Road International Speedbowl Race Report
BARRE, Vt. – Brent Dragon of Milton, Vt., battled front end damage to finish 14th in the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, September 4. Dragon qualified well in his heat race and grabbed the 3rd starting position for the feature. At the halfway point of the race, Dragon’s car became very loose, which was corrected by a trip to the pits for new tires. Dragon was well inside the Top-10 when contact caused front end damage, making the car very tight. Dragon will now look to the Quebec doubleheader weekend where he hopes to keep learning more for next season.
WHO: Brent Dragon, Milton, Vt.
TEAM: No. 55 Beverage Mart/Furniture World of VT/Charlesbois Freightliner Chevrolet
CREW CHIEF: Donnie Avery, Ashland, N.H
WHAT: ACT Late Model Tour Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200
WHERE: Thunder Road International Speedbowl, Barre, Vt. (.25-mile oval)
ACT Late Model Tour
LAST RACE: August 20, Oxford 150, Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, Me. (17th)
NEXT RACE: September 10, Budweiser Showdown at Chaudiere, Autodrome Chaudiere, Vallee-Jonction, Que. (.333-mile oval)
BRENT, TALK ABOUT YOUR DAY.
“Oh it started off pretty good. We got in in the heat race and I started third in the feature. We had a pretty decent car, but it got pretty loose there about midway through. We came in and pitted a couple of times. Put some tires on, got back up to sixth or seventh, and we got the front end whacked, which toed the front in pretty bad so it just pushed for the rest of the day.
“We took what we could get. We got a pretty decent day of out of it. It was just a hot, hot day.”
DID THE FRONT END DAMAGE SEAL YOUR FATE FOR THE DAY?
“Oh yeah, it made the car so tight it just wouldn’t turn. That was the end of our day. We had to just ride out the last 60 or 70 laps.”
IT’S BEEN A ROUGH YEAR FOR YOU HERE AT THUNDER ROAD.
“Yeah we’ve had pretty good cars. I’m looking forward to the Milk Bowl. I think we have a pretty good car – especially for 50 laps. We’ll come back and try it then.”