Blake Claims Vermont Governor’s Cup
Bowyer started 16th in the 802 Toyota No. 15 prepared by Richard Green’s ACT team. He pulled into the infield on lap 133 with a tire going down and unofficially finished 23rd. In Late Model qualifying, Bowyer drew the pole in the second heat and scampered off to an easy win making him the first Kansan in Thunder Road history to do so. Matt White and Trampas Demers were also Late Model heat winners.
Rookie Derrick O’Donnell rallied late to finish third. Chip Grenier, in contention throughout, was fourth, a car-length ahead of Dave Pembroke. Brooks Clark, Demers, Cris Michaud, Joey Laquerre and Jamie Fisher finished sixth through 10th.
The VT Lottery Commission Governor’s Cup 150 was the third of four Vermont State Late Model Championship events. Sweet’s 2nd-place run kept him atop the series point lead. The Vermont State Late Model Championship finale is set for Sept. 15 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
Randy Gonyaw outlasted Eric Badore to win a 35-lap Tiger Sportsman thriller. Gonyaw and Badore swapped the lead over a dozen times as they dueled just ahead of Mike Martin-3rd, Jason Woodard-4th and Adam Pierson-5th. The win was Gonyaw’s first of the season and the third of his career.
Greg Adams survived a rough and tumble Allen Lumber Street Stock feature with multiple crashes and spins to post his third straight win. It was the first Street Stock three-peat performance in over a decade and Adams’ 8th career win. Bunker Hodgdon was the runner-up. Dean Switser Jr. finished third.