Saturday, June 17 2006 @ 08:15 AM EDT
Contributed by: ACT Staff
Nextel Cup star, Kenny Schrader of Fenton, MO will return to Thunder Road on July 13 for the New England Dodge Dealers VT Governor's Cup it was announced at the Hannaford Food & Drug/Pelletier Quick Lube Trophy Dash Thursday, June 15. (PHOTO: Kenny Schrader waves to last year's standing room only crowd that turned out to watch him tackle Thunder Road's high banked in an ACT Late Model during prerace ceremonies)
Following his ninth place finish in last year's Fisher/Federated Auto Parts 50 in a car out of the Phil Scott stables, Schrader requested a second chance at the high banked quarter-mile oval. "I love this track, well most of it, except for that fourth turn," he stated after climbing out of his ride. Thunder Road's fourth turn wall, which looks like its leaning in toward the track, has been known for all of its 47 years as the "Widowmaker". Schrader went on to say that he'd really like the opportunity at running in a 100 lap race for the Late Models. He'll get his chance on Thursday, July 13.
Schrader has requested that the same car and team be available to aid in his quest for a Thunder Road feature win. He's also asked track owners Tom Curley and Ken Squier if they could also turn on the track lights this year!
Post time for the New England Dodge Dealers VT Governor's Cup will be 6:00 pm.
(PHOTO: Kenny Schrader climbs out of the Phil Duto prepared, Phil Scott owned Late Model following last year's respectable 9th place finish in the Fisher/Federated Auto Parts 50. Schrader will pilot the same car in the upcoming VT Governor's Cup)