Four of the last six NH Governor’s Cup winners – Miles Chipman (2010), Jimmy Hebert (2013), Eddie MacDonald (2014), and Wayne Helliwell, Jr. (2015) – have entered the event. Each hopes to become just the second repeat ACT Late Model winner at Lee.
The four will have plenty of challengers trying to add their names to the Lee USA record books. Colchester, VT’s Scott Payea now pilots the RPM Motorsports car that Brian Hoar drove to back-to-back NH Governor’s Cup wins in 2011 and 2012. Windham, ME’s Brad Babb was the runner-up in the 2015 Governor’s Cup and hopes to do one spot better in 2016. Kyle Welch and Rich Dubeau also turned in impressive performances at Lee in 2015 and could challenge for the win.
A number of other top ACT Late Model drivers will join the Tour regulars in chasing the Cup. Former Série ACT Champion Alex Labbe aims to become the first Canadian ACT winner at Lee since 2004. Defending Vermont Milk Bowl winner Nick Sweet will be at the wheel for Mad Dog Motorsports while White Mountain Motorsports Park Late Model standouts Quinny Welch, Oren Remick, and Glenn Martel have also entered the event. Former Thunder Road Late Model winners Scott Dragon and Boomer Morris as well as former Beech Ridge Pro Series Champion Dave Farrington will also be gunning for the top spot at Lee.