Contributed by: ACT Staff
Late Model stock car rookie Matt White of Northfield earned his first career victory at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday night in the 50-lap Charter Communications Trophy Dash. White started on the outside of the front row and took the lead from polesitter Brooks Clark on lap 1, then drove uncontested to the win in a caution-free race.
“That was a lot harder than it looked,” said White in the winner’s circle. “I’m glad there weren’t any cautions, because I was sweating trying to hold on out front. This feels good, it’s already been a long year, but my crew and my sponsors have stuck with me.”
Shawn Fleury of Middlesex scored his best finish of the year in second place after holding off Shelburne veteran Dennis Demers. In a surprise move, Demers announced his retirement in victory lane.