Monday, April 16 2007 @ 01:18 PM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Three of Thunder Road's weekly divisions will begin the hunt for this year's "King of the Road" titles on Sunday, May 6 when the ACT Late Model Tour hits town for the Merchants Bank 150. Each of the 2006 champions have moved to other divisions and will not return to defend their crowns which leaves the quest for the titles wide open.
Montpelier, Vermont's Shawn Fleury, a two time NAPA Sportsman title holder (2005-2006) has been tagged to drive a Late Model owned by Scott Fearn of Springfield, MA. The car will be maintained by veteran crew chief Jeff Laquerre of East Montpelier, VT. Fleury could take advantage of the ACT Tour’s upcoming early event at the high banked, quarter-mile oval and make his Late Model debut in the Merchants Bank 150. If Fleury and team opt out of the track opener they’ll use the Casella Mother’s Day event on Sunday, May 13 as the springboard for their season.
|2006 "King of the Road" Shawn
With the multi-time champion’s departure the list of contenders is lengthy. As the runner-up to Fleury, Matt White of Northfield, VT has to be atop the list as an heir apparent. The second generation racer reportedly contemplated moving to the Late Model division for 2007 but has recently confirmed that he’ll chase the NAPA Sportsman crown in 2007.