LEE, N.H. — Rowland Robinson of Steuben drove his Chevy Impala to a career-best fourth place finish at the American Canadian Tour Late Model Championship opening event at the Lee USA Speedway in New Hampshire earlier this month.
It was the best finish for Robinson in his 16 American Canadian Tour starts.
“I think my biggest accomplishment is taking the risk to run the tour,” said Robinson, who competes in long distance events — from 150 to 300 laps — at tracks throughout the Northeast and Canada.
Robinson, whose previous career best was a 10th place finish last year at Beech Ridge and another at Sanair Super Speedway in Quebec, said many people “think it’s just wheeling a car, but there’s so much more to it than that.
“I think a lot of people don’t know the amount of hard work that I, my parents and my girlfriend have put in when we aren’t actually at the track,” he said. “There’s no golden spoon. We really bust our butts to do what we do.”
Robinson will try to back up his first top five finish with another strong performance in the Merchants Bank 150 at the Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, Vt., on Sunday.
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