Contributed by: ACT Staff
The annual “Port-A-Potty Grand Prix” is coming to Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday night (July 31) as part of the Calkins Portables/WDEV Radio event beginning at 6:30pm. The Port-A-Potty race is, frankly, just that – a race for four specially modified outhouses to be pushed down the Thunder Road frontstretch by teams of stock car drivers and pit crew members. The first team and potty across the finish line – in this case, a roll of tissue paper stretched the width of the track – wins the Golden Seat trophy and a year’s worth of bragging rights.
“I’ve got a brand new one built and ready to go, just painted,” said Power Shift Online Junkyard Warrior point leader Jamie Davis of Wolcott, one of the four entered drivers. Davis will be joined by Eric Williams, Craig Bushey, and Lloyd Blakely. Each held their respective division’s point lead following the Times Argus Mid-Season Championship event two weeks ago, and were selected as the potty drivers. Davis says there’s already been some ribbing between he and Williams.
“Eric comes into my workplace for auto parts a lot, and he’s already started the trash talk,” said Davis. “He said he’ll start out running me clean, but he’s not afraid to bang into me if he needs to in order to win. I’d hate to get into a wreck with a Port-A-Potty, but this is a big race. We may have to do it to win.”