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Warrior Women Race At Thunder Road
Some tracks have Powerpuff Derbies, but at Thunder Road's Kinney Drugs Trophy Dash, the final Thursday night of the 2006 season, there will be a Warrior Women race at the "Nation's Site of Excitement."

Any and all women - family and/or crew members, friends, neighbors, inlaws or outlaws - are invited to beg, borrow or steal a PowerShift Warrior car (well, maybe you'd better not steal one!) for this special race event. It's sure to be exciting - remember the Moms versus Dads race earlier this year? There were some pretty daring Moms who jumped behind the wheel of the donated Warrior machines a few short months ago. And a Mom almost won!

For more information contact the Thunder Road office.

Former Thunder Road Late Model Champion, Phil Scott of Middlesex, winner of last Thursday’s ACE Hardware feature, is in line for a $500 bonus from the Lenny’s Hottest Shoe Award program. Scott’s victory, his second of the season, broke a 13 week stretch of non-repeat winners in the division. If any of the previous race winners is shut out of Victory Lane, Scott will claim the extra cash. Should one of the eligible drivers back up a previous win, the pair will share in the award.

Besides Scott, other drivers visiting the Winner’s Circle in a weekly point counting event include Marc Curtis Jr., Trampas Demers, John Donahue, Brent Dragon, Pete Fecteau, Jamie Fisher, Joey Laquerre, Cris Michaud, Dave Pembroke, Cal Poulin, and Eric Williams.

Thursday racing at Barre’s Thunder Road is coming to a close for the season this week with the Kinney Drugs Trophy Dash on August 24th. The Late Models will crown their champion following the event while the NAPA Tiger Sportsman, Allen Lumber Street Stocks and Power Shift Warriors will continue their title chase through the New England Dodge Dealers Milk Bowl on October 1st. The Late Model division’s point battle has predominately been between Chad Wheeler of Waterbury Center and Shelburne’s Dennis Demers. After a disappointing outing last week, Demers dropped to third which moved defending Late Model champion, Cris Michaud from Williamstown, into contention for his third consecutive title and fourth overall.

Wheeler and Michaud, both veterans, battled last season for the title, and as fate would have it, the two are set to battle in the final weekly race of the season. Wheeler suffered a disappointing outing last week due to cars in front of him slowing down for a competitors spinning across the track. With no where to go Wheeler struck the car ahead of him and was tagged from behind. Wheeler and several others suffered damage extensive enough to keep them out of contention for the victory. Wheeler’s 19th place finish allowed Michaud to make up ground, as he finished third in the Vermont ACE Hardware Dealers event last week. The 43 year-old driver currently trails Wheeler by only 37 points (952-915). Demers sits ten points behind Michaud and 47 points within striking distance (905).