PembrokeBarre, VT – Dave Pembroke of Middlesex chased down Brooks Clark in the closing laps of Thursday’s Late Model 50-lap main event on Northfield Savings Bank Fireworks Night at Thunder Road to claim his first win of 2013 and the 20th of his career.

Pembroke started 19th on the grid in the VSECU/Lamoille Valley Ford No. 44 and followed Clark to the front in the outside lane in pursuit of leader Ricky Roberts. Clark and Pembroke were 5th and 6th on the final restart on lap 24. Clark took the lead on lap 32. He and Pembroke crossed the line side by side on lap 45.

Roberts stayed strong to claim third. Veteran Joey Laquerre placed 4th, a car-length ahead of 16-year-old Emily Packard.

The second half of the top-10 went to Becker, Derrick O’Donnell, Nick Sweet, Matt White and Trampas Demers.

Pembroke, unofficially took over the point lead with his 20th career win. Former point leader Jean-Paul Cyr struggled from the outset. Cyr pitted early and wound up 18th.

Rookie Cameron Ouellette of Barre survived a late restart to complete a wire-to-wire win, his first career victory, in the Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman feature.

Randy Gonyaw of Barre, who ran in the top five most of the night, finished second four car-lengths back. Josh Demers was a nearby third. Matt Potter and Brendan Moodie, who gained in the low lane on the final restart, were 4th and 5th.
Greg Adams of Hardwick was the Allen Lumber Street Stock winner. Dean Switser of Lyndonville finished second with Nick Pilotte on his bumper for third.

Drivers Ed teacher Paul Dudley of Waitsfield claimed his second straight Rough Rider win. Jamie Benneig and Alan Derrington completed the podium.

The next Thunder Road event – ENPRO Services Kids Rides Night – takes the green on Sunday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. with the Northeast Mini Stock Tour as an added attraction along with all four Thunder Road divisions. Kids Rides will be from 4:00pm to 4:40pm. Kids 12 and under get in free and will receive a coupon for a free hot dog.

Northfield Savings Bank Unofficial Results
Thunder Road – Barre, VT
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Late Models

Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown
1. Dave Pembroke (44vt) Middlesex, VT
2. Brooks Clark (68vt) Fayston, VT
3. Rick Roberts (3vt) E. Barre, VT
4. Joey Laquerre (15vt) E. Montpelier, VT
5. Emily Packard (9me) E. Montpelier, VT
6. Joey Becker (16vt) Jeffersonville, VT
7. #Derrick O’Donnell (60vt) N. Haverhill, NH
8. Nick Sweet (88vt) Barre, VT
9. Matthew White (42vt) Northfield, VT
10. Trampas Demers (85vt) S. Burlington, VT
11. Eric Chase (40vt) Milton, VT
12. Mike Bailey (00vt) South Barre, VT
13. Brett Gervais (11nh) Island Pond, VT
14. Jay Laquerre (50vt) Barre, VT
15. #Robert Eldred (38vt) Waterbury, VT
16. Kyle Pembroke (27vt) Montpelier, VT
17. David Whitcomb (25vt) Essex Jct., VT
18. Jean-Paul Cyr (32vt) Milton, VT
19. #Terry Reil (11vt) E. Barre, VT
20. Phil Scott (14vt) Middlesex, VT
21. Jim Morris (13vt) Barre, VT
22. Jamie Fisher (18vt) Shelburne, VT
23. Brett Wheeler (1vt) Waterbury, VT
24. Scott Payea (89vt) Milton, VT
25. Cody Blake (99vt) Barre, VT
26. Mark Norris (22me) Farmington, ME
27. #Jason Corliss (66vt) Barre, VT
28. #Joey M. Laquerre (51vt) E. Montpelier, VT

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen

Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown
1. #Cameron Ouellette (90) Barre, VT
2. Randy Gonyaw (22) S. Barre, VT
3. Josh Demers (10) Montpelier, VT
4. Matthew Potter (23) Marshfield, VT
5. Brendan Moodie (94) Wolcott, VT
6. Jason Allen (29) Barre, VT
7. John Lambert (2) Northfield, VT
8. Darrell Morin (71) Essex Jct., VT
9. Jason Woodard (68) Waterbury Ctr., VT
10. Adam Pierson (85) Bradford,VT
11. Mike Martin (01) Craftsbury Common, VT
12. Scott Coburn (1) Barre, VT
13. Chris Roberts (9) Washington, VT
14. Christopher Pelkey (64) South Barre, VT
15. Mike Billado (8) Essex, VT
16. Mike Ziter (26) Williamstown, VT
17. Doug Crowningshield (14) Barre, VT
18. Shawn Fleury (31) Middlesex, VT
19. Eric Badore (04) Milton, VT
20. Clem Despault (3) Waterbury, VT
21. Joe Steffen (00) Grand Isle, VT
22. Tucker Williams (11) Hyde Park, VT
23. Jeffrey Bousquet (60) Worcester, VT
DNS Justin Gibbs (30) Waterbury, VT

Allen Lumber Street Stocks

Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown
1. Greg Adams (38) Hardwick, VT
2. Dean Switser, Jr. (16) Lyndonville, VT
3. Nick Pilotte (11) Jefferson, NH
4. Alan Maynard (10) Fairfax, VT
5. Jamie Davis (43) Wolcott, VT
6. Will Hennequin (47) Morrisville, VT
7. Donnie Yates (05) N. Montpelier, VT
8. Kyle Streeter (37) Waitsfield, VT
9. Bunker Hodgdon (83) Wolcott, VT
10. #George Butler (9) Randolph, VT
11. #Tyler Austin (5) E. Calais, VT
12. Kevin Dodge (8) Barre, VT
13. Jamon Perry (62) Hardwick, VT
14. Marvin Johnson (19) Essex Jct., VT
15. Jennifer Getty (25) Cambridge, VT
16. Tommy Smith (50) Williamstown, VT
17. Jaden Perry (02) Hardwick, VT
18. Gary Mullen (29) Tunbridge, VT
19. #Patrick Tibbetts (48) Barre, VT
20. Keith Fortier (35) Hinesburg, VT
21. Scott Maynard (59) Burlington, VT
22. George Sanders (68) Northfield, VT
DNS Tommy Elwood (88) Morrisville, VT
DNS Nate Brien (1) East Randolph, VT
DNS Joe Fecteau (75) Hardwick, VT
DNS Alex Perkins (55) White River Jct., VT

Rough Riders

Pos. Driver (Car #) Hometown
1. Paul Dudley (42) Waitsfield, VT
2. Jamie Benneig (98) Williston, VT
3. Alan Derrington (75) Bethlehem, NH
4. Tommy Smith (Bee) Williamstown, VT
5. Kevin Dodge (CJ) Barre, VT
6. Calvin Caswell (23) Jericho, VT
7. Jamie Davis (Bash) Wolcott, VT