Contributed by: ACT Staff
Young stock car driver Brendan Moodie is looking for his first big win at Barre’s Thunder Road, and he’s looking to take it at Sunday’s Casella Waste Management 100. The 23 year-old North Wolcott driver currently ranks fifth in championship point standings in the NAPA Tiger Sportsman class and has made major gains in tracking down his first division title. Six weeks ago, Moodie ranked 19th, well behind the leaders. Entering the Casella 100, he is only 54 points out of first place.
“We’re creeping up on (the point lead), that’s for sure,” said Moodie, a former Allen Lumber Street Stock Champion at Thunder Road. “The car has been incredible this year, and I’ve had a lot of good help working on it. We can win this race, and I feel good about our chances at the championship.”
Moodie snatched his first win of the year – the third of his Sportsman career – at the CARQUEST VT Governor’s Cup event in June, taking the lead away in the final corner. Since then, the worst finish his Martin Construction #94 Chevrolet has turned in is an eleventh, in a division that routinely sends more than a dozen drivers home without qualifying for the 30-lap main event. Now, with the opportunity to seize the moment in the biggest race of the season, Moodie feels confident in his chances.