Thunder Road SpeedBowl
THUNDER ROAD UPS SUPER SERIES BONUS MONEY TO $20,000
Thunder Road General Manager Tom Curley announced Thursday night at the track's driver meeting, that the high banked, quarter-mile oval has raised the "Triple Crown Sweep" bonus to $20,000 for the driver who can win all three of the previously announced ACTion Super Series races. The most recent revelation increases the excitement surrounding the year-end events.


HUGE CROWD SEES LAQUERRE WIN 11TH CAREER FEATURE - SCHRADER RUNS TO NINTH
Veteran racer Joey Laquerre posted his 11th career Late Model win before the largest crowd in nearly 15 years Thursday night at Barre, Vermont's Thunder Road International Speedbowl. The throng had turned out to watch NEXTEL Cup super star take on the ACT Late Models in the 50-lap Fisher/Federated Auto Parts Dash and they weren't disappointed. Laquerre, who has won a feature race in each of five decades, started on the outside of the front row and leapt into the lead at the drop of the green. He then survived five early restarts, all within the first half of the race, without a serious challenge.

FECTEAU TAKES WIN IN FLAG-TO-FLAG CASELLA DASH
Morrisville's Pete Fecteau set a torrid pace in Saturday's flag-to-flag Casella Waste Management Trophy Dash and went on to win his first feature of the season at Thunder Road. Fecteau, a former Late Model Champion at the Barre stock car oval, started on the outside of the front row. Georgia's Ryan Nolin, a rookie competitor, challenged the leader over the final circuits of the 50-lap event but was not able to get the veteran to make a mistake. Chad Wheeler, of Waterbury Center, who led the point standings before last Thursday's double point Times Argus Mid-Season Championship race, gained back some of what he had lost with a third place finish.