Contributed by: ACT Staff
Barre track has exciting special event lineup for ‘08
Casella Waste Management will present a 100-lap stock car race for the NAPA Tiger Sportsman division at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sunday, August 10. The Casella 100 compliments a jam-packed 2008 schedule full of special events, including four appearances by the American-Canadian Tour Championship Late Models, the CARQUEST Governor’s Cup 100, the 24th Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200, and Vermont’s first open-wheel Modified stock car race in over 20 years – the True Value Modified Racing Series 100 at the Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic.
East Montpelier veteran Joey Laquerre, 64, has won each of the last three 100-lap Sportsman events at Thunder Road, including the two previous editions of the Casella 100. He defeated Pete Ainsworth and Shawn Fleury by a car length for the Casella 100 victory in 2006, and last year recovered from a final-turn scuffle to beat Craig Bushey and Nick Sweet by just six feet. He also won the WDEV 100 last June.