Fred Dezan Earns Thunder Road NAPA Flying Tiger Rookie of the Year Honors

For Immediate Release TR75-102102

Waterbury, VT - - Fred Dezan, 25, of Barre, VT, is the official winner of the 2002 Thunder Road NAPA Flying Tiger Rookie of the Year Award. He will be honored at the ACT Banquet of Champions January 18, 2003.

Dezan drove the Griffin & Griffin Excavating Celebrity No.77 to his first career win on Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Night and recorded five top-10 finishes. He out-pointed his closest rival, Justin Hart 754-729 and ranked 15th overall among 68 Thunder Road NAPA Flying Tiger competitors.

Joe Steffen of Essex Jct won the 2002 Thunder Road NAPA Flying Tiger title. Roger Brown, Eric Pembroke, Reno Gervais and Travis Calkins completed the top five. Calkins was the top Flying Tiger rookie in 2001.