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FIRST ENTRY FOR "PEOPLE'S RACE" RECEIVED
The first entry for the 22nd M&M Beverage Enduro has been received from Jason Jones of Warren. Rules were released on Wednesday (June 7th) and the following day, Jones, 16, ran into the Thunder Road office with the entry form in one hand and money in the other. Jones, a Harwood Union High School student will be testing the asphalt for the first time on July 30th.
(PHOTO- Jones [front row-center] in 2005 in Victory Lane with Rich Lowery and crew)Jones is no stranger to the Barre oval as he is a crew member for Late Model driver Rich Lowery. “As much as I enjoy working on Rich’s car, a part of me would like to race. I’ve decided that I would try racing in an inexpensive car before I jump into an Allen Lumber Street Stock.” The teen purchased his Enduro car, a Buick Regal for 100 dollars. “I couldn’t wait to file my entry- I filled out the form last night. After school I ran to the ATM to get the 40 dollars to pay the entry fee. I can’t wait to race in the Enduro- it’s going to be a lot of fun!”

Race fans wishing to test their racing skills at Thunder Road can make their dream a reality by entering the “People’s Race.” If you think driving through construction, at rush hour was bad, wait ‘til you see the virtual parking lot of cars at the Enduro. Over 100 cars line up three-wide around the track to take the green flag. The 200 lap event runs caution free requiring drivers to avoid competitors whose car has either expired or crashed on the ¼ mile oval.
Race fans can pick up an entry for the 22nd annual Enduro at the track on race nights or by contacting the Thunder Road office at 802-244-6963 (or www.acttour.com/tr). The Sunday, July 30 M&M Beverage Enduro has a post time of 6:00 pm. Spectator gates will open at 4:00 pm.