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Scott Takes Thunder Road Sunday

- Justin St. Louis on 14 Jun 2010

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Phil Scott extended his all-time lead in the Late Model division at Barre’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl on Sunday evening, earning his 26th career victory at the track on Ferguson Waterworks Night.

Scott, a three-time track champion and Vermont State Senator running for the seat of Lieutenant Governor, held off a trio of fellow former champions in Shelburne’s Jamie Fisher, Cris Michaud of Northfield, and Dave Pembroke of Middlesex for the victory. Nick Sweet of Barre was fifth.

Leif Tillotson photoThe top-ten was completed, in order, by Rich Lowrey, Reno Gervais, Jerry Lesage, Joey Laquerre, and Tracie Bellerose. Bellerose rebounded from a wreck in her qualifying race that forced her to start last on the 24-car starting grid in the main event.

Mike Ziter of Williamstown notched his third career Tiger Sportsman win, passing Joe Steffen for the lead with less than ten laps remaining. Defending Sportsman champion Jimmy Hebert got by Essex Junction driver Steffen late in the race to take the runner-up spot. Peacham’s Tony Rossi and Barre driver George May completed the top-five behind Steffen.

Tim Campbell of West Topsham earned the Street Stock victory, beating Joe Blais of Orange and Morrisville’s Billy Hennequin. Ken Christman of Cabot stayed perfect in the Junkyard Warrior class, taking his third win in three starts. Brock Parrott and Josh Erwin rounded out the Warrior podium.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS -- Ferguson Waterworks Night
Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl, Barre, Vt.
Sunday, June 13, 2010

# - denotes rookie

ACT Late Model (50 laps)
1. Phil Scott, Middlesex
2. Jamie Fisher, Shelburne
3. Cris Michaud, Northfield
4. Dave Pembroke, Middlesex
5. Nick Sweet, Barre
6. Rich Lowrey, Charlotte
7. Reno Gervais, Island Pond
8. Jerry Lesage, Winooski
9. Joey Laquerre, East Montpelier
10. Tracie Bellerose, Gorham, N.H.

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman (35 laps)
1. Mike Ziter, Williamstown
2. Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown
3. Joe Steffen, Essex Junction
4. Tony Rossi, Peacham
5. George May, Barre

Allen Lumber Street Stock/Junkyard Warrior (25 laps)
1. Tim Campbell, West Topsham (SS)
2. Joe Blais, Orange (SS)
3. Billy Hennequin, Morrisville (SS)
4. Travis Hull, Graniteville (SS)
5. Mike MacAskill, Williamstown (SS)

15. Ken Christman, Cabot (JW)
17. Brock Parrott, Williamstown (JW)
20. Josh Erwin, Waterbury (JW)
22. Kevin Wheatley, Williamstown (JW)
23. Mark LaFleche, Williamstown (JW)

1. Senator Phil Scott won his 26th career Late Model feature at Thunder Road on Sunday. (Photo by Leif Tillotson)
2. Tracie Bellerose (left) rebounded from this wild ride in qualifying to finish tenth in the Late Model feature. (Photo by Leif Tillotson)

Season Complete


ACT Late Model
Barre, Vt.

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman
Peacham, Vt.

Allen Lumber Street Stock
Williamstown, Vt.

Junkyard Warrior
Cabot, Vt.

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