Contributed by: ACT Staff
Veteran stock car driver Rick Garand of Middlesex, VT edged 17 year-old James Hebert of Williamstown, VT for his first NAPA Tiger Sportsman victory since 1995 at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl on Sunday. Garand and Hebert raced inches apart over the final five laps for the win during the 46th Annual Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic.
“The last race I won was the day before my son was born 13 years ago,” said Garand in victory lane. “I’m glad I finally got to win again for him, and I’m happy for these young kids like Jimmy Hebert. It was a lot of fun out there today.”
Garand’s Dukette Sandblast/J. Morgans Chevrolet notched the win over Hebert, Milton, VT’s Eric Badore, Barre, VT’s Doug Crowningshield, and Midlesex, VT’s Pete Ainsworth. Joel Hodgdon, Tom Therrien, Ricky Roberts, Craig Bushey, and Mark Barnier completed the unofficial top ten in order.