The victory was well worth the wait for the family-run team
Therrien, Pilotte Claim 2012 Championships
Two-time Thunder Road Champion Dave Pembroke persisted through a wild 50th Milk Bowl to kiss the cow on a payday worth over $10,000 for the second time in his career. Eight-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar came up just short through a day of major adversity to finish second, and Maine’s Glen Luce earned third overall. 2012 ACT Champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. battled to fourth, and 7-time ACT Champion Jean Paul Cyr rounded out the top five.
With championship titles across the region completed, American Canadian Tour Late Models will take the gloves off one last time in 2012.
After two attempts at the 50th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl, racers and fans have received word of a good forecast for this Sunday, October 28th to run the $160,000 event. Two-time Thunder Road Champion Dave Pembroke will take another shot at starting from the pole, with 8-time ACT Champion Brian Hoar as his dancing partner in second.
Badore, Whitcomb bounce back for feature victories
Barre’s hometown hero Nick Sweet continued a dominating 2012 with a dazzling victory in the Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 presented by the VT Lottery Commission at Thunder Road on Thursday (July 12). Sweet was hounded by defending Champion Dave Pembroke, and perennial front runner Scott Payea picked up third place. Young sensation Cody Blake crossed the line fourth, with 2011 Governor’s Cup winner John Donahue rounding out the top five.
The buzz still lingers following the third annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
American Canadian Tour Late Model teams are riding high as they prepare for the 49th Annual People’s United Bank Milk Bowl at Thunder Road International Speedbowl on Sunday, October 2. The buzz still lingers following the third annual ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, which is considered by many as the best event of the tripleheader this past Saturday, September 24.
Hoar is the current ACT Late Model Tour point leader
Brian Hoar won the Circuit Riverside Speedway Can-Am combination Série ACT Castrol Edge and ACT Late Model Tour event on Saturday, August 14. Hoar, the current ACT Late Model Tour point leader, fought his way by current Série ACT Castrol Edge point leader Karl Allard on lap 94 and led the remainder of the event. The scheduled 200 lap event had to be cut back to 171 due to a curfew.
In White Mountain 150
Williston’s Brian Hoar earned his first ACT Late Model Tourwin of the season and his 26th career ACT victory. Hoar took the lead on the final restart with 16 laps remaining from Hyde Park’s Eric Williams. Williams would hold on for second followed by Newport, NH’s Mark Hayward.
Forty cars attempted to qualify for the event
Lee USA Speedway regular Miles Chipman earned his first career ACT Late Model Tour win in the NH Governor’s Cup 150 on his hometrack on Friday, June 11. Chipman battled with fellow Lee competitor Wayne Helliwell for the majority of the event before taking over for good on lap 105.
Pembroke started the race from the 14th spot
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.
47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl
Lots of new names will be at Barre’s Thunder Road this weekend for their first Chittenden Milk Bowl experience. These “outsiders” will invade the Barre highbanks to take on the Thunder Road and American Canadian Tour regulars in the 47th Annual Chittenden Milk Bowl on Sunday, September 27.
Patrick Laperle 3rd
Dave Pembroke of Montpelier led all 200 laps of the American Canadian Tour Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200 at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT. Pembroke started on the pole after earning a +8 handicap by moving from 11th to 3rd in his heat race. John Donahue and Patrick Laperle battled hard for the final 19 laps with Donahue getting the edge by a bumper at the line. Brian Hoar and Eric Williams were the final two cars on the lead lap and rounded out the top five.
Lacombe gunning for fourth consecutive St-Eustache 300 Win
American Late Model stock car driver Dave Pembroke of Middlesex, VT will return to the Canadian Série ACT-Castrol for the 2008 championship finale on Saturday, Sept. 20, as the season culminates with the 14th Annual St-Eustache 300 at Autodrome St-Eustache near Montréal.
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