Contributed by: ACT Staff
Late Model stock car drivers Eric Williams and Cris Michaud will square off in dramatic fashion at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday (June 26) at the CARQUEST Vermont Governor’s Cup 100 at 6:00pm. Williams, of Hyde Park, has won the Governor’s Cup two years running, with Michaud finishing a close second each time. A week ago, however, Michaud, of Northfield, beat Williams for a 50-lap victory by just three feet.
Michaud has driven to three “King of the Road” Late Model Track Championships since 2001. Williams is a former Tiger Sportsman division Champion and Labor Day Classic 200 winner at Thunder Road, and each driver is a past winner of the Chittenden Milk Bowl.
“It’s my turn this year,” said Michaud. “I’ve lost the last two Governor’s Cups to Eric, but the car has been running really well and I beat him last week. I don’t see why I couldn’t beat him again.”