Contributed by: ACT Staff
Late Model stock car driver Cris Michaud of Northfield, VT made good on a prediction earlier in the week that he would finally beat Eric Williams for the CARQUEST Vermont Governor’s Cup 100 at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT. The pair traded the lead back and forth during an exciting battle in the middle stages of the race before Michaud was able to take over for good on lap 67.
“I thought I was dead in the water when (Williams) got by me,” said Michaud, “but I moved up to the outside where I had been running earlier and the car came back to life. Eric is a good racer and he’s looking for his first championship, and I’d like to get another one. It was fun racing with him tonight, and I hope we can race each other for the title the rest of the year.”
Williams, of Hyde Park, VT, was aiming at a record third-straight CARQUEST Vermont Governor’s Cup 100 victory. Michaud had finished second to Williams both times.
“It would have been nice to make some history, but you can’t win ‘em all,” said Williams. “Cris ran a great race, and he gave me a groove to run in, so I gave him a groove. That’s what it’s all about.”