Thunder Road SpeedBowl
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.


STANDINGS SHAKEN-UP FOLLOWING DOUBLE POINT RACES
MID-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS PUT TWO NEW DRIVERS ON TOP
Thunder Road's Times Argus Mid-Season Championship race has a history of shaking up the point standings at the high banked, quarter-mile oval and Thursday's event was no exception. In two of the track's four divisions, the driver sitting atop the point standings entering the event is no longer on top following the seventh race of the season.