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Track Record Holder Joey Pole to Race at Vermont Governorís Cup

"Joey Pole" is headed to T-Road

New Hampshire stock car racer Joey “Pole” Polewarczyk, Jr. will compete in the 25th CARQUEST Vermont Governor’s Cup 100 at Barre’s Thunder Road on Thursday.  The 19 year-old Hudson, NH driver holds the one-lap time trial record at the historic ¼-mile oval, and is one of the leading members of the “New Breed” of Late Model racers in New England.

“We’re hoping to win the Governor’s Cup at Thunder Road,” said Polewarczyk.  “Dave Dion’s race shop is in Hudson about ten minutes from where I live, and he’s won the Governor’s Cup three times.  I think it would be pretty cool to bring the win back to Hudson.”

M&M Beverage Enduro Entries Pouring In

Entries for “The People’s Race” – the 23rd Annual M&M Beverage Enduro 200 auto race at Barre’s Thunder Road – are pouring into the main office in Waterbury.  The Enduro, which will run on Sunday, July 29, is a 200-lap “survival” race with over 100 amateur drivers piloting virtually street-legal automobiles.  Cars will line up three abreast in a standing start as the cheering fans count down to begin the race.  The race will only be stopped in emergency situations or to clear expired cars from the track.  The first driver to finish 200 laps will earn a cool $2,000.

Mike Chapin of Chelsea will race in his first M&M Beverage Enduro 200 in over ten years.  Chapin and more than 100 of his closest friends will experience spinouts, crashes, blown tires, slick track conditions, and obstacles of all kinds during the 200-lap race.

“I’m after the $2,000, isn’t everybody?” he said with a laugh.  “I finished 25th in a Cadillac the last time I raced, and all I really want to do is finish again.  It’s a lot of fun, that’s what it’s about.”  Chapin will steer a front wheel drive Oldsmobile 88 Royale in this year’s Enduro.



THURSDAY, July 12, 2007
 3:00 pm Pits Open
 4:00 pm Practice
 5:30 pm Driver Meeting
 5:55 pm Post Parade (LM9, TS42/17, SS22, JY52)
 6:00 pm (3) Late Model Heats (15L:Q-5->+/-:5->consi)
 (2) Allen Lumber SS Lo-Hi Heats (10L:Q10)
 (3) Sportsman Heats (12L:Q-5:5->consi)
 (1) LM Consi (15L:Q5)
 (2) PowerShift Warrior Lo-Hi Heats (8L)
 Sportsman Consi (12L:Q5)
Mini Break - 5 minutes
 LM “B” (L-TBA:Q6)
 Sportsman “B” (L-TBA:Q6)
 Allen Lumber SS Feature (25L)
 CARQUEST Auto Parts VT Governor’s Cup 100 (intros)
 Sportsman Feature (35L)
 PowerShift Warrior Feature - (TBA)
Subject to Change