Substitue Therrien scores Tiger Sportsman win; Maynard inherits Street Stock win

BARRE – Kyle Pembroke became the third different Maplewood’s Triple Crown winner on Sunday evening at Thunder Road on Harvest Equipment night.

The Montpelier driver worked past Darrell Morin on a lap 40 restart to claim the lead and his third career win.

Pembroke survived a multi-car incident that caused the lap 40 caution flag after Pembroke and Eric Chase made contact separate of the incident. Officials deemed that the tangle between the two was separate of the caution flag and awarded Pembroke his second spot.

By winning his heat race, bonus point semi-feature, and 50-lap feature, Pembroke earned a $500 bonus.

Third place point driver Scott Dragon of Milton finished second with point lead and hometown favorite Nick Sweet third. Morin, of Westford, held on for fourth with Vermont Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott of Middlesex in third.

Eric Badore, Jason Corliss, John Donahue, Shawn Fleury, and Devil’s Bowl Speedway Late Model champion Josh Masterson completed the top-ten finishers.

Former Tiger Sportsman champion Bobby Therrien jumped into a substitute role for Cameron Ouellette in the two-segment Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman feature and claimed the overall win.

The win for the Hinesburg driver was the ninth of his Tiger Sportsman career.

Therrien picked up the win in the first 18-lap segment and navigated his way to a fifth place finish after a full field invert to score the low overall total of six points. His score was three points better than runner-up and defending division champion Brendan Moodie of Wolcott.

Stephen Donahue of Graniteville finished third overall with Tommy Smith of Williamstown fourth overall. Former champion Jason Woodard completed the top-five overall finishers.

Mike Billado, Mike Martin, Doug Crowningshield, Kevin Dodge, and Koe Steffen finished sixth through tenth, respectively.

Alan Maynard finished third on the track in the 25-lap Allen Lumber Street Stock feature, but was promoted to the winner after apparent race winner Gary Mullen and runner-up Jamie Davis were disqualified in post-race technical inspection.

Mullen, of Tunbridge, was disqualified for non-conforming rear springs while Davis, of Wolcott, was disqualified for non-conforming shocks.

The win for Maynard, of Fairfax, was his second of the season and came after an eventful day that saw his car have an electrical fire for the heat race and was forced to start at the rear of the field.

Hardwick driver Jaden Perry and Bunker Hodgdon were prompted to the podium with finishes of second and third, respectively, while Kevin Streeter of Waitsfield and Thomas Merchants of Eden Mills fourth and fifth.

Reilly Lanphear, Matthew Smith, Cooper Bouchard, Jennifer Getty, and Brandon Lanphear completed the top-ten finishers.

Thunder Road races on Thursday, June 30 with Community College of Vermont night. Post time is set for 7:00pm.

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Harvest Equipment Night
Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl, Barre, Vt.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

(# — denotes rookie)

ACT Late Models (50 laps)
1. Kyle Pembroke, Montpelier
2. Scott Dragon, Milton
3. Nick Sweet, Barre
4. Darrell Morin, Westford
5. Phil Scott, Middlesex
6. Eric Badore, Milton
7. Jason Corliss, Barre
8. John Donahue, Graniteville
9. Shawn Fleury, Middlesex
10. Josh Masterson, Bristol

Bond Auto Tiger Sportsman (2 x 18 laps)
1. Bobby Therrien, Hinesburg
2. Brendan Moodie, Wolcott
3. Stephen Donahue, Graniteville
4. Tommy Smith, Williamstown
5. Jason Woodard, Waterbury Center
6. Mike Billado, Essex
7. Mike Martin, Craftsbury
8. Doug Crowningshield, Barre
9. # Kevin Dodge, Barre
10. Joe Steffen, Grand Isle

Allen Lumber Street Stocks (25 laps)
1. Alan Maynard, Fairfax
2. Jaden Perry, Hardwick
3. Bunker Hodgdon, Hardwick
4. Kevin Streeter, Waitsfield
5. Thomas Merchant, Eden Mills
6. Reilly Lanphear, Duxbury
7. Matthew Smith, Essex Junction
8. # Cooper Bouchard, Hinesburg
9. Jennifer Getty, Cambridge
10. # Brandon Lanphear, Morrisville
DQ – Gary Mullen, Tunbridge
DQ – Jamie Davis, Wolcott

PHOTO: Kyle Pembroke celebrates his Thunder Road Late Model Triple Crown in on Sunday evening. (Alan Ward photo)