Contributed by: ACT Staff
Eric Williams has a lot on the line at Thursday’s Kinney Drugs stock car event at Thunder Road in Barre. Williams has a narrow lead in the Late Model division’s “King of the Road” championship chase, and is chasing an elusive first title after more than a decade in the headline division; he finished second in points in 1999 and 2002, and third in 1996 and 2003.
Only two more championship race dates remain on the regular season schedule, but with a twist – the Kinney Drugs event will see the Late Model division race two 50-lap features, as the Calkins Portables/WDEV Radio feature, rained out on July 31, is made up in addition to the regular card.
“I don’t lay awake at night thinking about the championship, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to win it,” said Williams. “I just like to run good, and the fans pay good money to watch me and (second-place driver) Cris Michaud and everyone else race hard. If we’re putting on a show, that’s all that matters.”