EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. – In the American Canadian Tours final visit to Airborne Park Speedway of the 2015 season, Emily Packard and her Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels team brought home a 13th place finish, closing the gap to just three points out of the 4th position in the championship battle.
Practice saw Emily and the team working on trying to loosen up a tight race car and dialing the car in to her liking for the heat race. “The car was okay during practice,” said Packard. “We weren’t spectacular but we were about the same as we have been in the past few times we have run here at Airborne, with an okay race car.” As they lined up for the heats, the 18-year old started from the 4th position, on the outside. She found herself running as high as second, but was passed late in the heat race to finish fifth, and it was on to the consolation race.