Contributed by: ACT Staff
A trio of freshman stock car drivers have been named the 2008 Rookies of the Year at Barre’s Thunder Road, each having bested talent-rich fields of first-year racers in their respective divisions. Matt White, Bobby Therrien, and Mike MacAskill will officially accept their awards at the annual Thunder Road Banquet of Champions during the winter off-season.
White and Andrews swapped the rookie point lead on numerous occasions before White was able to take over for good following his second win and take a six-point margin of victory, 144-138. Nick Sweet of Barre, Tyler Cahoon of St. Johnsbury, and Spencer MacPherson of Carleton Place, ON rounded out the top five rookie drivers. White joins his father, Wayne, as a Thunder Road Rookie of the Year; Wayne White was winner of the 1984 prize in the Flying Tiger division.