Contributed by: ACT Staff
There may be no person in Vermont looking forward to Thursday evening more than Late Model stock car driver Dave Whitcomb of Essex Junction. The multi-time champion will return to Barre’s Thunder Road – a 1/4-mile, high-banked, asphalt short track where Whitcomb was the 1995 “King of the Road” Track Champion – in pursuit of the victory on Ferguson Waterworks Night, June 12 at 6:30 pm.
The event is significant for several reasons; first, it’s the opening Thursday night event at Thunder Road, a central Vermont stock car racing and entertainment tradition 49 years running. Second, Whitcomb’s sleek, black #25 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is sponsored by Ferguson Waterworks. Third, and perhaps most importantly, Whitcomb led 42 laps at the event last year before finishing a close second.
“That was one great race, but I’d like to finish one spot higher this year,” said Whitcomb. “I’m going to give it all I can, and we’ll see what happens.”