MEET: Joey Becker

Driver: Joey Becker
Hometown: Jeffersonville, VT
Car #: 16
Car Owner: Rick Green
Sponsor: Richard Green Trucking
Began Racing: 1993, Thunder Road, Allen Lumber Street Stock division

2007 Statistics

ACT Late Model Tour:
4/28 – Oxford Plains Speedway:
Did not qualify
5/06 – Thunder Road: 17th
5/12 – Airborne Speedway: 23rd

Thunder Road Late Model:
5/13 – Casella Waste Management 50:

Quick Q&A…
What was the greatest race you’ve been in?
JB: The Memorial Day Classic that I won in 2004, for obvious reasons.
ACT: You’ve raced in a lot of divisions, which has been your favorite?
JB: Right now I like the Late Models!  They all have had their good points and bad points, and I’ve been fortunate enough to run well in all of them.  We’re doing well right now and having fun, so I’d say I like the Late Models best.

Becker's Casella Waste Management Mother's Day win at Thunder Road

ACT: What has been your favorite track?
JB: I love Thunder Road, but Airborne is a very close second.
ACT: Who is your favorite race car driver?
JB: I’ve always liked Mark Barnier (NAPA Tiger Sportsman driver), because he is what he is.  Are these answers okay?  I’m not much of an interview.
ACT: You’re doing just fine, Joe.
JB: Okay.
ACT: What are your plans for 2007?
JB: We are going to run as many ACT events as we can while focusing on the Thunder Road Championship.  My guys work really hard, and they deserve a shot at a Tour championship, but sometimes we just don’t have enough people.  We’ll be at Ste-Croix (June 2) and see where it goes from race to race.  I know I want to win a championship somewhere, I’ve finished second too many times, and Rick (car owner Rick Green) really wants to win one.  We’re very capable, and we were in contention at Thunder Road last year.  We can do it.

Becker does a smoky donut after his Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic win in 2004


• Won 50-lap Casella Waste Management regular event at Thunder Road on 5/13/07
• 2004 Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic Winner – ACT Late Model Tour, Thunder Road (Barre, VT)
• 3 career Late Model “weekly” division wins at Thunder Road
• 8 career NAPA Tiger Sportsman division wins at Thunder Road and Airborne Speedway (Plattsburgh, NY)
• 5 career Allen Lumber Street Stock division wins at Thunder Road
• Late Model division Rookie of the Year, Thunder Road, 2003
• Finished 2nd in first-ever Late Model start (Airborne, 2003)
• Subway Grand Slam Series championship runner-up, 2002
• Sportsman division championship runner-up, Airborne, 2002 (Tied champion, awarded 2nd place after two tie-breakers)
• Sportsman division championship runner-up, Airborne, 2001
• ACT Sportsman division Overall Champion, 1999
• Sportsman division championship runner-up, Airborne, 1999
• Sportsman division championship runner-up, Thunder Road, 1997
• Street Stock division championship runner-up, Thunder Road, 1994