Thunder Road SpeedBowl
MEET: Neal Foster

Driver: Neal Foster
Hometown: Waterbury, VT
Car #: 19
Division: Power Shift Junkyard Warriors
Sponsors: Kyle Guyette, Foster famliy
Began Racing: July 2005, Thunder Road

Quick Q&A…
Thunder Road:
What was the best race you’ve been in so far?
Neal Foster: Definitely the Milk Bowl feature last year when I finished in third place.  I got hit in the heat race and it screwed the car up, but it also made it go better and I won.  Then we had a great race in the feature and I almost won that, but I ended up in third.

TR: What is the most fun you’ve had racing in the Warriors?
NF: Just being out there on the track is great, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.  I also flipped my car last year and it’s still running, so that’s kind of fun, too.  I can’t seem to kill that car, I don’t know why.

CARQUEST to Present Vermont Governorís Cup at Thunder Road

CARQUEST Auto Parts will present the 25th Vermont Governor’s Cup, a 100-lap Late Model stock car race at “The Nation’s Site of Excitement,” Barre’s Thunder Road, on July 12.  The event is expected to draw over 30 race teams from northern New England, including some of the front runners of the American-Canadian Tour (ACT) championship series.

Rich Pallai, Vice President of Marketing for CARQUEST Auto Parts, says his company has been looking forward to having a partnership with Thunder Road.

“We have had a presence in Vermont for a few years, and during that time people have been telling us all about the exciting racing on Quarry Hill in Barre,” said Pallai.  “CARQUEST is excited to be a part of Thunder Road, and I understand that the Vermont Governor’s Cup race has a long history.  We are proud that the next chapter will include CARQUEST.”

Year ACT Late Models NAPA Tiger Sportsmen Allen Lumber Streets Power Shift Warriors
1992 Joey Laquerre Ricky Roberts n/a n/a
1993 Gary Caron Mark Barnier Mike Clark n/a
1994 Jim Cilley Ricky Roberts Jason Gibbs n/a
1995 Pat Corbett Claude Cross Tim Martin n/a
1996 Mike Bruno Billy Marsha Bill Lamphere n/a
1997 Brian Hoar Jimmy Young Mike Perdue n/a
1998 Brett Wheeler Bill Donahue Ron DeRosia n/a
1999 Brian Hoar Jay Laquerre Jeni (Bigelow) Maynard n/a
2000 Brent Dragon Bill Donahue Mike Perdue n/a
2001 Jay Laquerre Pete Ainsworth, Jr. Kerry Henry n/a
2002 Phil Scott Shawn Fleury Tommy Smith n/a
2003 Tracie Bellerose Mark Barnier David Allen Seamus Curley
2004 Joey Laquerre Scott Payea Alex Perkins Steve Quenneville
2005 Joey Becker Doug Murphy Tommy Smith Maynard Bartlett, Jr.
2006 Trampas Demers Chip Grenier Kyle Tatro Bunker Hodgdon