Patrick Laperle Claims Bond Auto Labor Day Victory
Laperle Holds Off Phil Scott After Passing Pembroke Late
Series PR Report
St-Denis, Quebec’s Patrick Laperle held off a late charging Phil Scott to claim the ACT Late Model Tour win in the 32nd running of the Bond Auto Labor Day Classic at Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre, VT on Sunday, September 5. Laperle led the final 14 laps of the 200 lap event after getting around Dave Pembroke.

Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. and current ACT Late Model Tour point leader Brian Hoar battled for the first 160 laps of the event. They swapped the lead eight times amongst themselves before Pembroke joined the mix with fresher tires on lap 160. Pembroke would hold the lead until lap 187 when Laperle took over also on fresher tires.

Phil Scott ran in the top three for the majority of the event until pitting for tires on a lap 167 caution. He proceed to slice through the field followed closely by Hoar and Randy Potter who also pitted on lap 167 with the same strategy.

Scott came up just a car length short of getting by Laperle and had to settle for second. Pembroke took third followed by John Donahue and Scott Payea in the top five. Hoar worked his way up to sixth followed by Potter, Polewarczyk, Joey Becker and Jean-Paul Cyr rounding out the top ten.

The 200 lap event was completed in one hour and seventeen minutes with just seven cautions including two for brief rain showers. Four different leaders swapped the lead a total of 12 times. A total of 42 cars attempted to qualify for the 30 car field.

Peacham’s Tony Rossi earned his second career Bond Auto Tiger Sportsmen win in the special two segment Monza style event. The Tigers ran a 35 lap segment on Saturday and a 50 lap segment on Sunday with the overall results using the points earned in the two events. Mike Ziter and Jimmy Hebert completed the podium while Jason Corliss and Brendan Moodie rounded out the top five.

The Allen Lumber Street Stocks also ran a two segment Monza event. Randolph’s Eric Johnson claimed the win followed by Jean Leblanc, Ron Gabaree, Thomas Placey and Scott Weston completing the top five.

The Junkyard Warriors Monza event included three segments. Current point leader Ken Christman of Cabot picked up his 11th win of the season. Brock Parrott and Matt Leblanc earned podium finishes.

The ACT Late Model Tour heads to Airborne Speedway in Plattsburgh, NY next Sunday, September 12 for the running of the Mohawk Casino Fall Foliage 300. It will be the final qualifying event for the ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 18.

Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200
ACT Late Model Tour
Thunder Road International Speedbowl
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Unofficial Results
Pos  S.Pos        Car #   Driver                           Hometown              Laps
1           14        91QC   Patrick Laperle             St-Denis, QC              200
2             3        14VT   Phil Scott                       Montpelier, VT          200
3           13        44VT   Dave Pembroke            Montpelier, VT          200
4             5        26VT   John Donahue               Graniteville, VT         200
5           19        89VT   Scott Payea                   Milton, VT                  200
6             1        37VT   Brian Hoar                    Williston, VT              200
7           12        02NH   Randy Potter                 Groveton, NH             200
8             2        97NH   Joey Polewarczyk, Jr.    Hudson, NH                200
9           15        16VT   Joey Becker                  Jeffersonville, VT       200
10         20        32VT   Jean-Paul Cyr                Milton, VT                  200
11         21         7VT    Eric Williams                Hyde Park, VT            200
12         28        18VT   Jamie Fisher                 Shelburne, VT            199
13         26        68VT   Brooks Clark                 Fayston, VT                199
14         25        10NH   Stacy Cahoon                St. Johnsbury, VT       199
15           7         6VT    Cris Michaud                E. Montpelier, VT      199
16         29        4ME    #Bradley Babb              Windham, ME           199
17         16        81VT   Grant Folsom                Waitsfield, VT            199
18         23        39NH   Jamie Aube                   Bow, NH                     198
19         30        72VT   #Dave Paya                   Milton, VT                  198
20           4        16NY   Mark Lamberton          Mooers Forks, NY      186
21           6        22VT   Roger Brown                Lancaster, NH            179
22         11        05VT   Craig Bushey                Cambridge, VT          178
23           9        55VT   Brent Dragon                Milton, VT                  118
24         10        55NH   Brad Leighton               Center Harbor, NH    115
25           8         1VT    Brett Wheeler              Northfield, VT            102
26         17        29NH   #Aaron Fellows             Croydon, NH              101
27         22       42MA   Jeff Zuidema                 N.Brookfield, MA       101
28         27        7ME    Glen Luce                      Turner, ME                101
29         18        50VT   Jay Laquerre                 E. Montpelier, VT        93
30         24        77NH   Mark Hayward             Newport, NH                91

Patrick Laperle takes a scenic victory lap.   (Leif Tillotson Photo)
Patrick Laperle works his #91 through traffic and to the front.  (Eric LeFleche / VLF Photo)