Thunder Road SpeedBowl
MARC CURTIS CLAIMS FIRST CAREER VICTORY AT THUNDER ROAD
Thunder Road's faithful have a new Late Model driver to cheer for following Monday's Pepsi Firecracker 50 at the Barre speedplant. Twenty-two year Marc Curtis from Worcester, MA earned the admiration of the packed house as he repeatedly held off a pair of veterans, Dennis Demers from Shelburne, and Hyde Park's Eric Williams en route to posting his first career win at the high-banked, quarter-mile oval. Demers' runner-up finish unofficially moves him atop the season-long Late Model point standings. Williams was third, Joe Becker from Jeffersonville and Morrisville's Pete Fecteau completed the top five.

ENTRIES FOR ENDURO CONTINUE TO ROLL INTO THUNDER ROAD OFFICE
The 22nd annual M&M Beverage Enduro at Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl is less than five weeks away and the entries continue to flood the Waterbury office. The steady stream of Enduro entries being faxed, dropped off or mailed in has not lost momentum since the rules were released in early June. Travis White of New Haven, VT is the most recent registered driver to the 2006 Enduro field. The 24 year-old driver will compete in the Sunday, July 30th event for the first time.

White attended the 2005 Enduro as a fan to watch his brother Josh race. This year Travis will be behind the wheel and compete alongside his brother in the “People’s Race”. After last year’s Enduro, he was given the car he will drive in July. “I’ve never raced before but I’m really looking forward to racing in the Enduro.”

MICHAUD REBOUNDS WITH THUNDER ROAD LATE MODEL VICTORY
Two-time defending Thunder Road Late Model Champion, Cris Michaud from Williamstown, rebounded from a savage wreck one week ago to win Thursday’s Sanel Parts Plus 50 at Barre’s Thunder Road. Michaud held off Shelburne’s Jamie Fisher and Joe Becker from Jeffersonville who challenged him for the lead over the final ten laps. Second place Fisher was followed across the line by Becker, Chad Wheeler of Waterbury Ctr and Dennis Demers, also from Shelburne completed the top five.

(PHOTO: The restart with ten laps remaining caused a shuffle of the running order)

Morrisville’s Pete Fecteau and David Chagnon of Colchester started on the front row of the 25-car main event and waged a ferocious battle for the top spot. Ironically the pair had gone head-to-head earlier in the night in the bonus point and purse semi-feature. Fecteau won the semi-feature battle in the fourth turn of the final lap.