Lt. Governor Phil Scott Enters VT State Championship

Tuesday, May 01 2012 @ 02:36 PM EDT

Contributed by: ACT Staff

Lt. Governor Phil Scott to Run Vermont State Championship

Excitement Builds for Inaugural VT State Championship

The first entry for the recently announced Vermont State Late Model Championship series has been received from Phil Scott, The Lt. Governor of Vermont from Berlin. The all-time win list leader at Barre’s Thunder Road and multi-time Champion is an early favorite to win the Vermont State Championship Series.

Scott is thrilled with the opportunity to compete in the series.

"I think this is a great thing for Vermont. I believe this is the first time since Catamount that our state has had two paved tracks, and it’s terrific to have a racing series ‘in house’" Scott said. "It’s very exciting. I know talking with people throughout the state many people are exciting about it, also I think it will be a lot of fun for both the fans and drivers. It would be an honor to be the first Late Model Champion of Vermont." Scott finished.

Being the first Late Model Champion of Vermont isn’t the only incentive for the four race series. Over $53,000 in winnings will be posted between the two tracks, raising the stakes that much higher for local Late Model teams.

Eight-time ACT Champion and the winner of last year’s ACT Spring Green 111 race at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Brian Hoar of Williston, VT, has also said he will enter some of the events in the series. Scott and Hoar will face stellar competition from other Vermonters including former Thunder Road Champion Nick Sweet of Barre, Scott Payea of Milton, and Devil’s Bowl Speedway regular Craig Bushey of Fairfax.

The series will kick off Sunday, May 27 at "The Nation’s Site of Excitement" Thunder Road in Barre, VT for the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic. It will then roll into Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT for the Devil’s Bowl Vermont 100 on Friday, June 8th.