Monday, June 11 2007 @ 10:45 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series star Kenny Wallace of St. Louis, MO will take on the best of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) Late Model stock car division at Barre’s Thunder Road on Sanel Parts Plus Night, Thursday, June 28. The popular driver and SPEED television personality will make his debut on the high-banked oval in a car regularly driven by former “Queen of the Road” Tracie Bellerose.
The colorful Wallace, also known by race fans as “Herman”, has more than 330 starts in the Nextel Cup Series, and is a nine-time winner in the NASCAR Busch Series. He currently drives the Furniture Row #78 Chevrolet on the Nextel Cup Series, and is a co-host on SPEED TV’s NASCAR RaceDay. Wallace has also released a new book, Inside Herman’s World, with publisher Coastal 181 of Newburyport, MA. His
appearance behind the wheel of an ACT Late Model at Thunder Road will be the third by a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver in recent years, joining Ken Schrader and Vermont’s own Kevin Lepage.
“Ol’ Herman is coming to invade Thunder Road!” Wallace exclaimed on Monday. “I’ve heard about that legendary little race track for many, many years. [Track co-owner] Ken Squier is a good friend of mine, and he’s always talked about how great the fans are at Thunder Road. We’re racing at New Hampshire that weekend, and Coastal 181 asked me to do a book signing at Thunder Road while I was in New England. I figured I might as well race while I’m there.”