Contributed by: ACT Staff
Demers Ready to Build on Breakout Florida Run in Thunder Road Late ModelsThunder Road’s American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Models begin their 2015 championship chase on Sunday, May 24 in the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 100. Montpelier, VT’s Josh Demers, entering his sophomore season, will be looking to build on his unexpected performance at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida this past February.
Coming off a 12th-place points finish in Demers’ rookie year at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road, expectations were low entering the American Racer Challenge Cup at New Smyrna. At one point, when asked why the team was going to Florida, Demers’ father Randy responded that “someone has to finish last.”
But after gaining experience in a standalone 100-lap event on Sunday, February 15, Demers finished fourth overall in the two-segment Challenge. Among others, Demers placed ahead of defending ACT Champion Joey Polewarczyk Jr., two-time Thunder Road Champion Nick Sweet, and former NASCAR All-American Series Champion Keith Rocco.