Monday, July 23 2007 @ 02:49 PM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Three Vermont stock car drivers will be representing their race teams, their home counties, and their impressive resumes at the 48th Times Argus Mid-Season Championships at Barre’s Thunder Road this Thursday. Williamstown’s Cris Michaud, a three-time “King of the Road,”
will carry the Central Vermont banner for Orange County, Rich Lowrey of Charlotte will represent the Northwest for Chittenden County, and former Thunder Road Late Model Champion Pete Fecteau of Morrisville will carry Lamoille County and Northern Vermont.
Cris Michaud is looking for Times Argus Mid-Season Championship win #3
While the three veteran racers hail from different regions of the state, each has some things in common with the others: A checkered past in the Mid-Season Championship, and a desire to build upon their victory totals in the double-points event. Together, the trio has copped the last six editions of the event – two apiece – with Fecteau gathering a third win in 1997, the year of his “King of the Road” title bid.
“My crew and I are really looking forward to Thursday’s race,” said Michaud, the Times Argus Mid-Season Championship winner in 2002 and 2004. “With double points on the line we’re in a good position to gain on (point leader) Dave Pembroke. Plus, the annual autograph session is a great time. The fans at Thunder Road are great, and I know the drivers in all four divisions love the autograph session.” Michaud will pilot the Merchants Bank/Burrell Roofing Ford for his Kendell Legendre-led team on Thursday.