Late Caution Sets Up Ray Stearns' NAPA Flying Tiger Win
For Immediate Release TR14-050602
Barre, VT - - Ray Stearns of East Corinth, VT, aided by a late-race restart, passed Brian
Boudreau with two laps remaining in the 30-lap Merchants Bank Flying Tiger Trophy Dash for an
opening day win Sunday at Thunder Road. Stearns drove the Lakeside Auto Celebrity No. 89 to his
second career victory from the ninth starting position.
Boudreau, the pole-sitter, had built a sizeable lead that was erased when Pete Ainsworth
broke an axle and brought out the caution flag. Boudreau finished second , a car length ahead of
Chip Grenier. A late surge by Roger Brown and Reno Gervais gained them 4th and 5th respectively.
Boudreau, Brian Delphia and Josh Lovely were earlier heat winners.
Forty-nine Allen Lumber Street Stocks assembled in the Thunder Road pits for two 25-lap
features. David Allen of North Troy earned his fourth career win one contest. Allen was followed
across the finish line by Kerry Henry and Lloyd Blakely. The second Street stock checkers flew for
Matt Potter of Plainfield. Dan Bigelow and Rusty Dewees finished 2,3.
The Flying Tigers and Street Stocks will return to action at Thunder Road Sunday, May 26 at
the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic.
Merchants Bank NAPA Flying Tiger Top Ten:
1. Ray Stearns -East Corinth
2. Brian Boudreau - Waterbury
3. Chip Grenier - Northfield
4. Roger Brown -Lancaster, NH
5. Reno Gervais - Island Pond
6. Brian Delphia - Waterbury
7. Chris Gendreau - Waterbury Ctr
8. Marcel Gravel - Wolcott
9. Eric Pembroke - Montpelier
10.Bill Sawyer - Milton