Contributed by: ACT Staff
“My car had some mechanical problems which made it easier to turn down a transfer spot into one of the biggest races of the season,” Lavigueur said.
The ACT Reserve Championship is an inventive program put in place for Late Model drivers not making the field in any or all three main events of the ACTion Super Series. At Sanair, 64 cars attempted to qualify for 43 starting positions. The drivers not qualifying earned points toward the Reserve Championship. At the end of the year, a $10,000 point fund will be awarded to eligible drivers, with $1,500 going to the winner.
Eric Chase from Milton, VT sits second to Laviguer in the Reserve Champions standings (100-99). Nottingham, New Hampshire’s Bobby Baillargeon (98), Sam Caron from Colchester, VT (97) and Lew Fortin of Berwick, ME (96) complete the top five.
The second of three races in the ACTion Super Series, the 28th annual Bond Auto Labor Day Classic 200, is scheduled for Barre, Vermont’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl, on Saturday, Sept 2 and Sunday, September 3. The Series concludes on Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1 with the 43rd New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl, also at Thunder Road.
Scott Bonney from N. Chelmsford, MA, a multi-time and 2005 Lee USA Speedway Late Model Champion, won last year’s inaugural Reserve Champion program and the $1,500 top prize. “Imagine, never qualifying for a feature and taking home a $1,500 bonus, that’s pretty amazing,” Bonney commented upon receiving his championship trophy in front of a huge crowd at the season ending Milk Bowl.