Contributed by: ACT Staff
Race fans to drive Power Shift Warrior at Barre, VT track
Stock car racing fans will get a chance to drive a race car at Barre, VT’s Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl this season as the result of an innovative new partnership with the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s “Click It Or Ticket” campaign and Bond Auto Parts. Fans who sign up at their local Bond Auto store will be randomly selected to compete in a Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior division car, beginning with the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic doubleheader on Sunday, May 25.
The race car, a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, will debut at Thunder Road’s 10th Annual Merchants Bank 150 season opener on Sunday, May 4 with a surprise celebrity guest driver. It will carry signage from Click It Or Ticket and Bond Auto throughout the year, in an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of not wearing safety belts on public roads.
The new program will include Click It Or Ticket presentations at three Vermont high schools in hopes of educating highway drivers young and old. The first presentation will be Tuesday, May 6 at North Country Union High School in Newport, VT. Two-time Thunder Road Champion Reno Gervais of Island Pond, VT will be on hand, along with a video presentation featuring crash footage from past Thunder Road events, and will be speaking about the similarities between race track and highway safety.