Contributed by: ACT Staff
McGill-Roman Media Madness rematch announced for Charter Communications Night, July 10
A major post-race controversy stemming from the disputed finish of last month’s “Media Madness” race at Barre’s Thunder Road will finally be settled on Charter Communications Night, Thursday, July 10 at 6:30pm. Emotions erupted following the checkered flag on Sanel Parts Plus Night, June 19, as Mike McGill, sports reporter for WCAX-TV Channel 3, the CBS affiliate station in Burlington, VT, filed a protest with race control over his third-place finish. To this day, McGill insists that he beat Stowe (VT) Reporter columnist Jesse Roman by a bumper for the runner-up position behind winner Mike Twist of Speed51.com.
“I beat him to the line, no question, and Channel 3 has the video to prove it,” McGill said. “I think I got a raw deal.”
“Mike can whine all he wants, but I got the second-place trophy,” countered Roman.