Pepsi Holiday Event

            The best crowd of the season (BY FAR) came out to enjoy the best weather of the season (BY FAR) and were treated to some of the best racing of the season as well!  If you are in Central Vermont on the 4th of July you go to Thunder Road - it's just that simple.  Apparently TONS of people listened to this advice.

Thunder Road's Official new mascot, Speed Bump, joins the huge crowd behind him in celebrating the
Fourth of July.  Speed Bump came to the track after his previous incarnation as "Bump",
mascot for the Vermont Frost Heaves ABA Basketball Team which recently became defunct.

Tiger Sportsman Top Three - Bobby Therrien grabbed his first win of the season (in a car borrowed from his brother)
by holding off Shawn Fleury and Mike Martin

The lapped car of Veteran Bob Ailles helped determine the outcome of the Late Model Feature as Reno Gervais
beat Cris Michaud and Vermont's Lt. Governor Phil Scott to the line - Ailes cut off Scott's charge and kept him from at least
a second place finish

One of the biggest ovation's of the night came when Street Stock veteran Tim Campbell came out for the
Feature Event in a car totally built in under 36 hours to replace the machine completely destroyed in a violent
wreck a few days prior.  He finished a respectable 12th. driver Jeffrey Martin picked up his first career Street Stock win as he led
last week's winner Dan Lathrop and veteran Bunker Hodgdon across the line

In what's quickly becoming a habit, Kevin Wheatley collected his 4th Junkyard Warrior win
of the season.  Jason Woodard was second and Brock Parrott was awarded third after Danny Brassard
was disqualified in Tech. driver trophies from this event:

Click here for my full gallery (579 shots) from this event!

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