Contributed by: ACT Staff
Three Vermont Late Model stock car drivers will slug it out for the 2008 “King of the Road” Track Championship at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday night, as NAPA Auto Parts and Make-A-Wish present the final regular weekly event of the season at 6:30pm. Eric Williams of Hyde Park holds a narrow 16-point lead over two three-time champions, Cris Michaud of Northfield and Montpelier’s Phil Scott, who are deadlocked in a second-place tie entering the final 50-lap race.
“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,” says Williams.
“We’re racing for the win on Thursday; I think that’s the only way any of us will win the title,” said Michaud.
“I’m in a good position,” says Scott. “There’s no pressure on me.”